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Capitol Hill Buzz: Reid thanks Paul for medical advice

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:15

FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid thanked likely Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky for dispensing "expert advice" on Reid's injured right eye. "I really appreciate it very, very much," the Nevada Democrat said to Paul, a Republican senator and opthamologist who was taking his turn presiding over the chamber Wednesday. "I want the people of Kentucky to know that, how thoughtful, considerate and kind you've been to me over these months," Reid told Paul. On New Year's Day, Reid injured the right side of his face while exercising and has had surgery to restore the sight in his eye. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid thanked likely Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky for dispensing "expert advice" on Reid's injured right eye.


Fumes from refinery sicken stuednts, teachers at Paulsboro High School

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:08

Fumes from refinery sicken stuednts, teachers at Paulsboro High SchoolA toxic situation at a South Jersey high school sent more than a dozen people to the hospital, and the problem came from a chemical plant that's situated near the school.


PHOTOS: Deadbeat parent sweep, 4 sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:58

 Deadbeat parent sweep, 4 soughtThe Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is searching for these four deadbeat parents who evaded a sweep.


Prince Charles speaks on dangers of plastic waste in oceans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles took a detour from his visits to various D.C. tourist spots to deliver a speech on the threat of plastic waste accumulating in the world's oceans.

3 men released after being questioned in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:54

3 men released after being questioned in Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police questioned three men Wednesday in connection to the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook.


Officer wounded in accidental shooting in Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:51

Officer wounded in accidental discharge in Plymouth Twp.A police officer in Conshohocken was wounded after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.


Three children dead, two people hurt in North Carolina stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:39
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder after stabbing three young brothers to death and wounding their sister and mother at a home in eastern North Carolina, police said on Wednesday. The suspect, Eh Lar Doh Htoo, and the victims were neighbors in New Bern, and investigators there were working to determine a motive for the attack, said police Lieutenant Ronda Allen.

Man admits he abused, beat, chained boy up; gets 6-10 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:36
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — For an 11-year-old boy, it was a house of horrors.

Sources: 3 men being questioned in connection to Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:36

 3 men being questioned in connection to Overbrook homicideAction News has learned that three men have been taken in for questioning in connection to the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook.


Affidavit: Durst had been withdrawing money, had fake ID

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:29
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say real estate millionaire Robert Durst was withdrawing large sums of money and had a fake ID before his arrest this week for murder.

19-year-old arrested in stabbing at Morgan State University

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:28
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police have arrested a 19-year-old student in connection with a stabbing at Morgan State University that left three football players injured.

Police: Suspect arrested after shootings at Phoenix-area locations that left 1 dead, 5 wounded

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:20
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police: Suspect arrested after shootings at Phoenix-area locations that left 1 dead, 5 wounded.

Documents: Mom accused of decapitating baby spoke of demons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:18

This Tuesday, March 17, 2015 photo shows the College Hill home where a three-month old baby was found murdered in Cincinnati. Police arriving in response to a 911 call found the baby decapitated and stabbed multiple times with a large chef's knife. Deasia Watkins, the 20-year-old mother, was found in bed covered with blood, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said. She was arrested and charged with aggravated murder. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Amanda Rossmann) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter was considered a threat to her child and had been "acting crazy" and talking about demons, according to court documents.


2014 music business flat as streaming offset CD sales drop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:17
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. retail music business was essentially flat in 2014 as growth in streaming revenue helped offset further decline in sales of CDs, a report from the Recording Industry Association of America said Wednesday.

Suspect in Mesa, Arizona, shooting spree captured, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:12
MESA, Ariz. (Reuters) - Police captured a suspect on Wednesday in a shooting spree that killed one person and wounded five others in Mesa, Arizona, acting Police Chief John Meza told local television station Fox 10 News. (Reporting by David Schwartz, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Kansas high school finds 27 positive tuberculosis cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:10
(Reuters) - Twenty-seven people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a suburban Kansas City high school where a student was recently found to have an active case, Kansas state and county health officials said on Wednesday. Health officials have tested more than 300 students and staff at Olathe Northwest High School after possible exposure to tuberculosis since the active case was reported two weeks ago, officials said. Lougene Marsh, the director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, said the number of people with TB infection does not exceed expectations.

North Carolina man who chained boy, hung dead chicken around his neck, pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:08
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina man accused of chaining an 11-year-old boy to a porch with a dead chicken hanging around his neck pleaded guilty on Wednesday to child abuse charges and was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, his attorney said. Dorian Harper, 58, was arrested in November 2013 after authorities in Union County, near Charlotte, found the foster child shivering and shackled by his ankle to the front porch of the home where he was living. Detectives said Harper, a former emergency room nurse, put the dead chicken around the boy's neck to punish him for killing a chicken on the farm where Harper lived with his longtime girlfriend, Wanda Sue Larson. His trial was set to begin on Wednesday when he pleaded guilty to charges including inflicting intentional child abuse causing serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon, his attorney, Randolph Lee, told Reuters.

Jury sees accused Boston bomber's bombs, bloody sweatshirt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:07

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are pictured crouching in front of a Mercedes during a gunfight with police on a street tightly packed with houses, in this undated handout evidence photoBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Marathon bombing trial jury on Wednesday saw two sides of defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in pipe bombs he is charged with hurling at police four days after the attack and the sweatshirt stained with his own blood he was arrested in. Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade bombs at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, and with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later. Their goal is to convince the jury that the plot was driven by his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, with Dzhokhar a junior partner in the scheme. His lawyers have tried in the past two days to play up that angle, and a defense attorney on Wednesday asked Fife if Tsarnaev was "visibly quite injured" when the sweatshirt was cut from his body.


Al Capone's restored Miami Beach mansion begins new chapter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:07

The main entrance to the historic waterfront mansion once owned by gangster Al Capone is shown, in Miami Beach, Fla., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The mansion, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, is being restored to its Prohibition-era opulence and beginning what the property’s new managers said Wednesday is a new chapter as a sun-splashed site for video and photo shoots. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The waterfront South Florida mansion gangster Al Capone bought as a family retreat in 1928 is being restored to its Prohibition-era opulence and beginning what the property's new managers said Wednesday is a new chapter as a sun-splashed site for video and photo shoots.


Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Kennedy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:05

Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador KennedyJapanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday.