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Wilmington woman missing since April 1st

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 05:30

Wilmington woman missing since April 1stThe Wilmington mother is pleading for help, trying to find her missing daughter.


Jury recommends decades in prison in Missouri HIV sex case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 05:20

FILE - In this Oct 10, 2013 file booking photo released by St. Charles County Department of Corrections show Michael L. Johnson, who faces felony HIV exposure charges. Jurors recommended a 30-year prison sentence Friday, May 15, 2015, for the 23-year-old man convicted of infecting another man with HIV and endangering four others with the disease while attending college in Missouri (St. Charles County Department of Corrections via AP)ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis jury recommended decades in prison Friday for a 23-year-old man convicted of infecting another man with HIV and endangering four others with the disease while attending college in Missouri.


Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 05:04
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's state animal — the moose — fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists said.

APNewsBreak: US says Gulf oil spill could last 100 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 05:02

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2004 file photo, waves crash against a sailboat lodged under a bridge in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after Hurricane Ivan struck the gulf coast. Federal regulators believe a persistent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began after a drilling platform was toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 will continue for 100 years or more if left unchecked, according to estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the extent of the problem. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.


Ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries to cut jobs, salaries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:53
(Reuters) - Blue Bell Creameries said it would lay off about 750 full-time and 700 part-time employees, nearly a month after the ice cream maker voluntarily recalled all its products and stopped production due to bacterial contamination. The cuts will affect about 37 percent of the Brenham, Texas-based company's total workforce of 3,900, a decision Chief Executive Paul Kruse described as an "agonizing" and "incredibly tough" in a video posted on the company's website on Friday. The 108-year old company pulled its products from store shelves in April after continuing problems with the Listeria bacteria. The recall came after health officials said three people made ill by Listeria between January 2014 and January 2015 had died in a Kansas hospital where Blue Bell frozen treats were served.

Amtrak CEO: Railroad takes full responsibility for crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:53

 Railroad takes full responsibility for crashMeanwhile, investigators want to know why the train accelerated before it derailed.


Attorney: Detroit man killed by ICE agent was shot in back

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:50
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 20-year-old Detroit man fatally shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said Friday that at least one of the bullets struck him in the back.

Minnesota State Fair and others cancel shows over bird flu

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:50
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and all county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop a deadly bird flu virus, officials said Friday, while other states have already made or are considering similar moves.

Correction: Sotheby's-Spring Art Auction story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:43

This undated image provided by Sotheby's shows a Roy Lichtenstein painting titled “The Ring (Engagement),” to be sold, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, by Sotheby’s. (Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Sotheby's via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — In a May 12 story about the Sotheby's Spring art auction, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimate of the value of pop and contemporary artwork donated by philanthropist Stefan Edlis to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about $400 million, not $40 million.


Arkansas sheriff's deputy fatally shot by burglary suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:38
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed on Friday in rural Johnson County after getting into a gunfight with a burglary suspect, law enforcement officials said. Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith, 42, was killed in the incident near Clarksville, a city of about 9,300 people roughly 100 miles northwest of the state capital Little Rock. Smith, an 11-year veteran, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Arkansas State Police said. Fred Kauffeld, 51, of Clarkesville has been arrested on suspicion of killing the deputy.

Man indicted in Ferguson rally shooting that injured police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:38
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been indicted on felony assault and weapons charges linked to a March shooting that wounded two police officers during a Ferguson protest.

Bin Laden top aide sentenced to life in embassy bombing plot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:35

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, file courtroom sketch, Khaled al-Fawwaz, right, a defendant in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, is seated next to his defense attorney, Barbara O'Connor, during jury selection in Manhattan Federal Court. The aide to Osama bin Laden faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced after his conviction Friday, May 15. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to Osama bin Laden was given life in prison for the 1998 bombings of two embassies in Africa, a sentence handed down Friday in a U.S. courtroom where he was confronted by a woman who was blinded in one of the attacks and others who lost loved ones.


Washington 'peeping Tom' rabbi sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:34
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A prominent Washington rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping dozens of women naked during ritual baths was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison on Friday. Rabbi Barry Freundel, 63, pleaded guilty in February to 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Alprin handed down the sentence before a packed courtroom. Prosecutors had sought a 17-year prison term, and Freundel's attorney Jeffrey Harris had asked for a community service sentence.

Couple sought after report of baby thrown on train tracks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:31

Couple sought after report of baby thrown on train tracksPhiladelphia police are looking for a couple seen on surveillance video around the time a report came in of a man and woman throwing a baby onto train tracks.


Tribe, school board at odds over putting tribal flag in gym

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:30
WILLAMINA, Ore. (AP) — Members of an Oregon tribe and a Willamette Valley school board are at odds over a request to hang a tribal flag in the school gymnasium along with state and national flags.

Woman says flight attendant barred call to suicidal husband

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:27
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman says a Southwest Airlines flight attendant barred her from calling her husband after he sent her a suicidal text, and she's wondering if more could have been done to save his life.

Jury in the Boston Marathon trial sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:24

Jury in the Boston Marathon trial sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to deathThe jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev announced Friday that it has reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death.


Ride-hailing service Lyft says Icahn makes $100M investment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft.

Amtrak service through Philadelphia won't resume Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:15

Amtrak service through Philadelphia won't resume MondayAmtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people.