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Nate Allen cleared of all wrongdoing in Fort Myers incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:13

Nate Allen cleared of all wrongdoing in Fort Myers incidentAction News has learned that Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen has been cleared of any wrongdoing after being accused of a lewd act, which led to him being detained by police in Fort Myers, Florida last week.


U.S. lawmakers seeks congressional hearing on ‘superbug’ outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:13

People walk past the entrance to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker on Monday called on the Congress to investigate the medical scopes blamed for an outbreak of a bacterial "superbug" at a University of California, Los Angeles hospital that has infected seven patients. Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, said in a letter asking for a congressional oversight committee hearing that the outbreak of the drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, bacteria posed "both health and national security" risks. Officials say the duodenoscopes, which are inserted down a patient's throat during gastrointestinal procedures, spread the antibiotic-resistant bacteria to seven patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, contributing to two deaths.


Feds: Damage from NY train-car collision cost railroad $3.7M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:11
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators say the fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the New York City suburbs cost the railroad about $3.7 million.

Alicia Vitarelli reports live from L.A. post-Oscars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:06

Alicia Vitarelli reports live from L.A. post-OscarsAlicia Vitarelli reports live from LA following the Oscars, and visits Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan!


Cecily Tynan battles back from torn ACL

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:05

Cecily Tynan battles back from torn ACLYou've probably noticed that Action News meteorologist Cecily Tynan hasn't been here for a few weeks.


Correction: Recession City Revisited story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:05

FILE - In this June 5, 2008 file photo, a sign hangs outside a bookstore in downtown Wilmington, Ohio When DHL switched its ground sorting and handling to UPS in 2008, the area lost about 7,000 ABX Air and ASTAR Air Cargo jobs at the Wilmington Air Park. Ohio governor John Kasich will spotlight the slowly rebounding city by delivering his State of the State address there Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about the recession-battered city of Wilmington, The Associated Press erroneously reported the mayor's first name. His name is Randy Riley, not Richard Riley.


Mississippi auto parts workers in union drive plan protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 06:01
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state.

US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:59
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:56

This Feb. 20, 2015, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now, a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.


AccuWeather: Bitter Cold Is back

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:51

 Record Cold TonightMeteorologist David Murphy says icy side streets and sidewalks are an issue today.


Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:45

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden listens as President Barack Obama speaks about the Islamic State group, Wednesday, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. White House officials say President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on many elements of his request for war powers against the Islamic State group, including his proposed three-year time limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is calling on lawmakers to work out their yawning divisions over an authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants and says President Barack Obama is open to changes to his initial proposal to achieve a compromise.


What to know about new research on babies, peanut allergies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:43

This Feb. 20, 2015, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now, a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before they turn 1, finds a major study that is expected to quickly change dietary advice to many parents.


Identities released of men involved in shooting at Moorestown, NJ security company

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:42

Identities released of men involved in shooting at Moorestown, NJ security companyIt happened at Shields Business Solutions in Moorestown. Police say the gunman shot one person before turning the weapon on himself.


Suspected explosives prompted Connecticut security incident: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:40
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut police swarmed around a credit union and closed a stretch of highway on Monday after finding a man in a car with what appeared to be explosives strapped to his body, police said, adding no one had been injured in the incident. "The threat is over and now it's a matter for us all to work together ... to apprehend those responsible," New Britain Police Chief James Wardell told reporters. The man found in the credit union parking lot was taken away in handcuffs, a measure Wardell described as a precaution. He declined to say whether the man, who he said was believed to be a credit union employee, was a suspect or victim.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Hatch prepping health plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:37

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah' in Salt Lake City. Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. Now, he says he's preparing a plan to help people who might be hurt if his side wins the case. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a case by conservatives and Republicans that says many subsidies the law provides for millions of people are unconstitutional. They argue that the law only allows such subsidies for the 13 states that set up their own marketplaces to sell health insurance, not the 37 states that use the federal HealthCare.gov website. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. Now, he says he's preparing a plan to help people who might be hurt if his side wins the case.


Housekeepers testify they found guns at ex-NFL star Hernandez's home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:35

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks at his attorney as security footage is seen on a monitor during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Housekeepers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified on Monday that they found several guns around his home in the weeks before the alleged murder of a man Hernandez is charged with killing. Housekeeper Marilia Prinholato, 28, said in Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River that a black handgun fell onto the floor while she was changing sheets in a basement guestroom at the house where Hernandez lived with his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, and their baby. "I just took the gun and looked at it and put it back," Prinholato said, adding that the gun was 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) long and had a full magazine. Hernandez, 25, is accused of fatally shooting associate Odin Lloyd, who had been dating Jenkins' sister, in an industrial park near his North Attleborough, Massachusetts, home in June 2013.


Woman and cop stabbed, suspect killed in Allentown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:32

Woman and cop stabbed, suspect killed in AllentownA woman and a police officer were stabbed and the suspect was fatally shot following a domestic dispute and police chase in Allentown, Pa.


Thief snatches cookie sale cash box from 10-year-old California Girl Scout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:27
A thief briefly struggled with a 10-year-old Girl Scout outside a California supermarket and snatched her troop's cookie sale cash box, but officers tracked down the suspect and then bought up the rest of the cookies, authorities said on Monday. Cody Gintz, 23 of San Jose, was arrested for investigation of robbery and held on $50,000 bail at Santa Clara County Jail, according to San Jose Police spokesman Officer Albert Morales. He said the Girl Scouts had been selling cookies at a table outside a San Jose supermarket on Sunday afternoon when Gintz grabbed the cash box away from the girl, who initially didn’t let go. He took the money." The girl, Sophia Contos, told Bay Area television station KNTV that the box contained about $600 the troop was planning to use on a water conservation project.

U.S. names first-ever LGBT human rights envoy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:23
By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States Department of State on Monday named its first-ever special envoy to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Randy Berry, an openly gay senior diplomat, has served as U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam since 2012. "Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally--the heart and conscience of our diplomacy," said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in announcing the groundbreaking appointment.

3 children hit and killed, woman hurt in busy Oregon street

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:20
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A pickup truck hit and killed three children and critically injured a woman in the same busy Oregon intersection where a pedestrian was fatally struck two months ago and then carried on the roof of the fleeing car for 11 blocks.