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Federal agency warns of warmer, less productive Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:50
Starving sea lion pups and seabirds up and down the West Coast this year may be part of a large-scale shift of the Pacific Ocean to warmer and less productive conditions, according to a new federal fisheries report.

2 of 5 students plead guilty in Florida gang-rape case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:46
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Another high school football player charged with participating in the gang rape of a fellow student near their central Florida high school has pleaded guilty to sexual battery.

Missouri official accuses Justice Department of racism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:46

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2011, file photo Missouri Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder gavels in the Missouri Senate in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.


U.S. appeals court scrutinizes NCAA over athlete pay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:45
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court wrestled with whether student athletes should win a slice of the billions of dollars universities reap from football and basketball, amid mounting public pressure for colleges to give athletes better benefits. The National Collegiate Athletic Association asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to throw out an earlier ruling granting student athletes a limited share of revenue generated from use of their names, images and likenesses. Critics say the NCAA's scholarship policy short-changes athletes who risk injury and devote many hours to practice sessions, travel and competition. The majority of college athletes do not go on to play professionally.

Feds: US Air Force vet tried to join Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic plotted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and was arrested on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:40
The attorneys general of Montana and 22 other states are urging U.S. firearms regulators to drop a proposed ban on a type of ammunition popular with shooting sports enthusiasts but which regulators said could be used by criminals to harm police. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last month proposed prohibiting the manufacture and sale for the general public of a certain type of military-grade ammunition, M855 5.56 mm, widely used in the AR-15 rifle, because it can pierce protective vests or soft body armor worn by police. The bullets have for decades been exempt from federal ammunition prohibitions designed to protect law enforcement agencies from armed criminals because the cartridges were geared toward rifles used mostly for shooting sports. The ATF’s proposal in February to ban the M855 triggered protests by the National Rifle Association and hundreds of members of Congress who feared infringements on gun rights spelled out in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

California tightens water regulations amid long drought

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:39

Pastor Frankie Olmedo, who volunteers four hours a day to hand out water, fills up a container in Porterville, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Water regulators in California voted on Tuesday to outlaw watering the lawn within 48 hours of a rainstorm, the latest effort to spur Californians to conserve as the state enters its fourth year of drought. Facing a dramatic slowdown in voluntary conservation efforts by property owners, the state Water Resources Control Board also tightened conservation rules in other ways, prohibiting water from being served in restaurants unless customers request it, and forbidding lawn-watering more than twice a week in some areas. "I am sorry we have to do this," Board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said before the vote. "But we are not seeing the level of stepping up and ringing the alarm bells that the situation really warrants." California is the only U.S. state to regulate water use in this manner, Marcus said.


U.S. hotel heir Conrad Hilton pleads guilty in flight disturbance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:37
Hotel family heir Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of socialite Paris Hilton, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor assault for threatening two flight attendants during an extended outburst on a transcontinental flight, prosecutors said. Hilton, the 21-year-old great grandson of the Hilton Hotels chain founder, entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under an agreement with prosecutors, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Authorities said Hilton became belligerent on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles last July, pacing the cabin and yelling profanities.

Judge rejects bid to cut Ohio terrorism suspect's phone use

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:33
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the government's effort to cut back jail phone access for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and warned him not to abuse his privileges.

Expert says girl's running death not a homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:32
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A defense expert said in dramatic testimony Tuesday that he wouldn't classify the death of a young girl as a homicide even though her grandmother is accused of running her to death, yet he agreed the child wouldn't have died without exhausting physical exertion.

U.S. Republican budget cuts social spending, boosts military

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:08

The U.S. Capitol building is seen before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of the U.S. Congress in WashingtonU.S. House Republicans on Tuesday proposed higher defense spending and deep cuts to social services including healthcare for the poor in an aggressive new budget plan that seeks to eliminate deficits by 2024. The blueprint from House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, which has almost no chance of becoming law, prescribes $5.468 trillion in spending cuts and interest savings over 10 years compared to current policies. Like the budgets of Price's predecessor, Representative Paul Ryan, the document assumes $2 trillion in 10-year savings from full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the signature healthcare reform law that President Barack Obama has vowed to defend. The non-binding resolution reasserts the Republican Party's long-standing vision of a smaller federal government, less national debt, lower taxes and a stronger economy, all likely themes in the 2016 presidential campaign.


Sister: Ex-Marine held in Iran renounces Iranian citizenship

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:08
DETROIT (AP) — The sister of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran said Tuesday that her brother renounces his dual Iranian citizenship and vows to never return to Iran if he's allowed to leave after 3½ years behind bars.

Penn State frat suspended for year over nude Facebook photos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:01

This Tuesday, March 17, 2015 photo shows The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house at Penn State University in State College, Pa. The fraternity has been suspended as police investigate allegations that members used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women in sexual and other embarrassing positions, some apparently asleep or passed out. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Christopher Weddle) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State University fraternity was suspended for a year Tuesday after police began investigating allegations that members used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out.


Chief: 2 children likely dead before standoff began

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:59

n this photo taken Monday, March 16, 2015, police gather during a standoff at an apartment complex in Springfield, Mo. A southwest Missouri man, who was found dead with his two young children after the nearly-24 hour standoff, had been working out a custody plan with his soon-to-be ex-wife, an attorney said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Nathan Papes) NO SALESKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two children who were found dead along with their father after a 23-hour standoff at a Missouri apartment were likely dead before officers arrived, police said Tuesday.


Ohio lawmakers take on Connecticut over 1st in flight claim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:59
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A resolution moving through the Ohio Statehouse challenges Connecticut's insistence that one of its aviators beat the Wright brothers to the first successful airplane flight by two years.

Wife guilty of dismembering husband, storing parts in closet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:53
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman was convicted Tuesday of killing her husband, hiding his dismembered remains in plastic storage containers and taking them with her when she moved.

Whooping cough outbreak reported at Souderton Area High School

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:52

Whooping cough outbreak reported at Souderton Area High SchoolTwo cases of the illness, medically known as pertussis, have been confirmed at Souderton Area High School in Souderton. Both infected students are 9th graders.


Correction: Blue Bell-Listeriosis story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:49

This photo shows a container of Blue Bell ice cream Friday, March 13, 2015, in Dallas. The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has prompted the Texas icon’s first product recall in its 108-year history. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)DALLAS (AP) — In stories on March 13-14 about listeria contamination of some Blue Bell products, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Food and Drug Administration found listeria bacteria in 10 Blue Bell frozen novelty products. Contamination was confirmed in three of the recalled products.


Teachers in Rhode Island city sue to observe Good Friday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:48
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island, have filed a lawsuit against the city's school department after their requests to observe Good Friday were denied in a move they say violated their civil rights.

Police: School bus hits, seriously hurts 7-year-old in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:46
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 7-year-old southwest Idaho boy struck by a school bus as he walked to class Tuesday morning has been flown to a children's hospital in Utah where he's in critical condition.