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Belly up, baby! New Hampshire considers alcohol label change

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 14:14

Founders Brewing Breakfast Stout is photographed in North Andover, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Babies and bottles normally get along just fine, unless a picture of that baby happens to be plastered to the front of a bottle of beer being sold in New Hampshire. Currently, that bottle of Breakfast Stout crafted by Founders Brewery Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich., is illegal in the Granite State but legislation proposed this year would permit brewers to peddle their ales, stouts, porters and lagers even if the label shows images of minors. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Babies and bottles normally get along just fine, unless a picture of that baby happens to be plastered to the front of a bottle of beer being sold in New Hampshire.


Pope says to canonize Junipero Serra during U.S. visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:24

The bell tower dome is surrounded by scaffolding at the Carmel MissionPope Francis said on Thursday that during his trip to the United States in September he would canonize Junipero Serra, a missionary who brought Christianity to the west of the United States in the 1700s. "In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States, who was the evangelizer of the west of the United States," he told reporters aboard the plane taking him from Sri Lanka to Manila on the second leg of his Asian tour. Francis is due to visit Philadelphia for a world gathering of Catholic families. While Philadelphia is the only official stop on the tour so far, he is widely expected to visit New York to address the United Nations and Washington to meet President Barack Obama.


Oklahoma carries out its first execution since botched one

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:55

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is pictured in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma plans to resume executions Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, after botching its last one and will use the same three-drug method as a Florida lethal injection scheduled for the same day. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed a death row inmate Thursday in its first lethal injection since a botched one last spring, and it carried out the punishment with a three-drug method that Florida used for an execution the same night.


AccuWeather: Blustery End to the Work Week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:42

 Windy This Afternoon, Cold SaturdayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a dry start to the weekend followed by rain for parts of our area.


Police: Suspect injured in traffic stop shootout with officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:38

 Suspect injured in traffic stop shootout with officerWilmington police say a man is hospitalized after he allegedly opened fire on officers during a routine traffic stop.


Occupy protesters arrested in Oakland to share $1.4 million settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:34
Hundreds of protesters arrested during a 2012 Occupy movement demonstration in Oakland, California, have won a nearly $1.4 million settlement of a lawsuit that accused authorities of violating their civil rights, an attorney said on Thursday. The federal lawsuit against Oakland and the county of Alameda said the mass arrests on Jan. 28, 2012, violated the protesters' constitutional rights to free speech, due process, and protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Attorneys for the protesters contended they were taking part in an Occupy Oakland protest against economic inequality and had gathered peacefully outside a Young Men's Christian Association center in Oakland when, without cause, police took more than 350 people into custody.

I-95 in Bensalem reopens, victim in fatal crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:33

I-95 in Bensalem reopens, victim in fatal crash ID'dAuthorities have identified the man who was killed in a multi-vehicle accident that shut down part of I-95 for several hours in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Nevada Governor calls for robust education investment, tax increases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:08
Republican Governor Brian Sandoval called on Thursday for robust investment in education that would be paid for by tax increases in a state budget that will most likely contrast with the agendas of Nevada's fiscal conservatives. "Today's public education system was largely established in the 1950s," Sandoval said. "Our students are different, and their needs are different." Such an investment would offer a boost to schools across Nevada, where the high school graduation rate is the second-lowest in the nation and preschool attendance is the lowest.

Parents of terror defendant say they saw a change in him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:52

Lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol, which is covered in scaffolding for restoration, in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. A man who plotted to attack the Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)CINCINNATI (AP) — Christopher Lee Cornell showed little direction in his life, spending hours playing video games in his bedroom in his parents' apartment, rarely going out or working, and voicing distrust of the government and the media. But in recent weeks, his parents say, they noticed a change in him.


Strike delayed at Hunts Point produce market, biggest in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:36
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1,000 workers at the nation's largest wholesale produce market are holding off on a strike while a federal mediator gets involved with contract talks.

Arizona first-in-nation law mandates students pass civic test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:28
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona's high school students will be required to pass the same civics test that immigrants must pass to gain citizenship, under a first-in-the-nation bill signed into law on Thursday. Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who had championed the idea in his state-of-the-state address on Monday, signed the measure only hours after it sailed through the state House and Senate on Thursday.

Chris Christie tells his potential 2016 backers to relax

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:28

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends a gathering to announce that Seton Hall University and the parent company of Hackensack University Medical Center are planning to build a private medical school, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Nutley, N.J. The school, which will open in 2017, will be hosted at the former Nutley campus of Swiss medical products firm Roche Holding that closed in 2013. The state has four public medical schools. Two are affiliated with Rutgers University and two are aligned with Rowan University. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's been delivering a message to potential donors and staffers urging him to jump head-first into a campaign for president: Relax.


UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain, but new cases falling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:24

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, a child stands near a sign advising of a quarantined home in an effort to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. On Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, the U.N.'s Ebola chief, Dr. David Nabarro, said at least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated. In the week ending Jan. 11, WHO said new cases in Sierra Leone declined for a second week to the lowest level since the end of August. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the U.N.'s Ebola chief said Thursday.


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:11

Visitors walk from the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Ark., after the grand opening of the building in this Wednesday, April 25, 2007 file photot. The Mexican government on Thursday Jan. 15, 2015 will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, seeking to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — For Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally and hoping to stay in the country under President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, things just got one step simpler.


Victim ID'd in tractor trailer, pickup crash in Hockessin, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:08

Victim ID'd in tractor trailer, pickup crash in Hockessin, Del.Authorities have released the identity of the man killed when a tractor trailer collided with a pickup truck in Hockessin, Delaware.


Oklahoma, Florida inmates executed Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:55

This June 29, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Charles Warner. Warner is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 for the 1997 killing of his roommate's 11-month-old daughter. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)Death row inmates were executed Thursday in Florida and Oklahoma with the same three drugs used during Oklahoma's botched execution in April. Florida has now used the method without incident 11 times.


Contractor at center of Navy bribery scheme pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:51
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Malaysian military contractor at the center of one of the Navy's worst corruption cases pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy charges in federal court Thursday — only hours after a second commander admitted to providing him classified information in exchange for lavish hotel rooms and prostitution services.

Flu Closes Schools, Flusters Hospitals Nationwide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:48
This flu season continues to prove especially bad.

Poll: New Yorkers don't approve of police rebuffing mayor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:42

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, police officers turn their backs in a sign of disapproval as Mayor Bill de Blasio remaks are transmitted on a large video screen during the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu outside of a funeral home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Most New Yorkers didn't approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had "blood on his hands," according to a poll released Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Most New Yorkers didn't approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had "blood on his hands," according to a poll released Thursday.


Tractor-trailer accident on Route 73 in Maple Shade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:39

Tractor-trailer accident on Route 73 in Maple ShadeBurlington County authorities are investigating an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Route 73 in Maple Shade.