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Wholesale grocers, potato growers settle lawsuit for $25 M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:53
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit between wholesale grocers and potato farming associations accused of forming a price-fixing cartel.

Former Shell worker cites unsafe conditions on oil ship

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:47
SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who was permanently injured while working on one of Shell's Arctic drilling support ships has sued, saying the company compromised safety in its rush to drill for oil.

Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:45
Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club. "Holding an event mocking the Muslim observance of Ramadan, a holy time in the Muslim faith, is highly offensive and abhorrent. It was not immediately possible to reach the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club for comment.

Cincinnati police officer, suspect killed in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:42
Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell told a news conference that his department "lost one of our best" with the death of Officer Sonny Kim. "Our hearts are broken," Blackwell added. Blackwell said officers and the suspect fired shots during the incident in the Madisonville neighborhood of Ohio's third-largest city.

Threatened salmon die after utility temporarily shuts canal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:33
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than one-tenth of the largest wild population of threatened salmon in the Central Valley died after repair work near a power plant led Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut off a cooling flow of water into a creek, wildlife and utility officials said Friday.

U.S. doctor sanctioned for 'abhorrent and abnormal' troop training

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:29

Medical students prepare to testify before the Virginia Board of Medicine regarding the medical practices of Dr. John Henry Hagmann in Richmond VirginiaBy John Shiffman RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A state board revoked the license of a former U.S. Army doctor on Friday, finding that he plied students with hypnotic drugs during battlefield-trauma training and performed dangerous procedures, including intentionally inducing shock. The doctor, John Henry Hagmann, was cited for training he provided in 2012 and 2013 in Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado and Great Britain. Students testified on Friday that Hagmann also performed penile nerve blocks and instructed them to insert catheters into one another's genitals.


U.S man arrested for attempting to provide support to Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:26
A U.S. man was arrested on Friday in Ohio for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi, 38, was also charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and trafficking marijuana, prosecutors said. Al-Ghazi was arrested in North Olmstead in northeastern Ohio, the Justice Department said.

Homeless man returns purse with $400 to Pennsylvania cancer victim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:23
A homeless man became a hero in State College, Pennsylvania, when he returned a purse containing nearly $400 and a welfare card to a single mother struggling with recurrent brain cancer. When she went back several hours later, it was gone.

Portland man gets 7 years for giving cash to suicide bomber

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:22

FILE - In this March 7, 2013, file photo, Reaz Khan leaves the the U.S. Federal Court building in Portland, Ore. Khan, a former city worker in Oregon who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland city worker who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan was sentenced Friday to seven years and three months in federal prison.


Judge won't override New York MTA political ad ban for group's ad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:19
New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority need not display a controversial advertisement from an anti-Muslim group on its buses, a federal judge ruled on Friday, after the agency voted to ban all political ads from buses and subways. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the new MTA policy approved on April 29 mooted his earlier preliminary injunction requiring that it display an ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative that was critical of Hamas, and referred to Muslims killing Jews. Koeltl said the policy change likely converted MTA buses and subways into a "limited public forum" or "nonpublic forum," giving the agency more control over ad content.

Report: Former Twin Cities archbishop tried to limit probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:12

FILE - In this July 30, 2014, file photo, St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt speaks at his office in St. Paul, Minn. On Monday, June 15, 2015, the Vatican said Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche after prosecutors charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest. Nienstedt, interfered with an investigation by an outside law firm into allegations of his misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio reported Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The former archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, John Nienstedt, interfered with an investigation by an outside law firm into allegations of his misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio reported Friday.


2 workers suffer electrical shock in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:11

2 workers suffer electrical shock in South PhiladelphiaTwo workers suffered electrical shocks while working on a home in South Philadelphia.


Ala. city fires officer with link to pro-Confederate group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:10
ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama city says it's firing a police supervisor over ties to a neo-Confederate group that believes the South should leave the United States.

More drug cases reversed after ex-squad members acquitted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has reversed another 58 convictions linked to the lead defendant in a recent Philadelphia police corruption trial.

Men accused in terror plot to kill blogger plead not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:59

In this courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing Friday, June 19, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Wright and Rovinski pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization by plotting with Boston terror suspect Usaamah Rahim to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was not carried out. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Two men pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger who has angered Muslims.


Police shoot knife-wielding man to death in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:58
Police shot and killed a man who was wielding a knife near Boston University on Friday afternoon, according to the Massachusetts State Police. "He was brandishing a knife, threatening the officer with a knife," said Colonel Timothy Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. The incident comes weeks after police shot dead another man brandishing a knife, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, who they believed was plotting to behead Massachusetts police officers.

Maine man convicted of murder in brutal killing of grandma

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:57
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A man who was angry because his grandmother asked him to move out of her home was convicted Friday of killing her by beating her, stabbing her dozens of times and setting her body on fire.

EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:53

Trucks head eastbound on Rt 50 in Bowie, Md., Friday, June 19, 2015. The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.


Philadelphia Boy Scouts council allows openly gay leaders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:39

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in CaliforniaThe move by the Cradle of Liberty Council, which serves more than 15,000 members in the Philadelphia area, comes a month after Robert Gates, president of The Boy Scouts of America, called for an end to the long-time ban on adult gay leaders. "When we heard the remarks, we thought it was a good time for change," said council president James Papada, who announced the unanimous vote by the council's board of directors.