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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.

Ex-NFL star was angry at victim two days before killing: witness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:45

Aaron Hernandez sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez appeared upset with a man he is accused of murdering two days before the killing, an associate of the victim said on Tuesday. Kwami Nicholas testified in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, that Hernandez stared at the man he is accused of killing, semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, and another man at a Boston nightclub on the night of June 14, 2013.

4 more aid workers flown back to US for Ebola monitoring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:44

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, a child stands near a sign advising of a quarantined home in an effort to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, health officials said four more medical aid workers have been flown from West Africa to the United States, for monitoring for Ebola. The latest arrivals bring to 16 the number of aid workers evacuated in the last week from Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Four more American aid workers arrived back in the United States on Tuesday from West Africa to be monitored for Ebola, health officials said.

Maryland women lacrosse players suspended over suspected threats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:42
Five women on a Maryland college lacrosse team have been suspended from the school after allegedly making violent threats against teammates, school officials said. The five University of Maryland Baltimore County athletes were suspended last week for violating team rules, school spokeswoman Lisa Akchin said in a statement on Monday. Athletic director Tim Hall told local media the mostly junior and senior players made the comments threatening to hurt freshman teammates on March 6 in an online chat group. Hall identified the students as Alyssa Semones, Brittany Marquess, Mackenzie Reese, Amber Kovalick and Meghan Milani.

Police: Father charged after baby dies while he smoked pot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:38
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been accused of smoking marijuana instead of feeding his baby daughter, who died.

Investigators: Fire at Wyncote Academy intentionally set

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:37

 Fire at Wyncote Academy intentionally setThe investigation continues into who intentionally set the fire that destroyed the Wyncote Academy in Montgomery County.

National cheese competition starts in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:34

Judge Stan Dietsche, right, lets another judge, Tim Czmowski, smell a flavored feta cheese during the 2015 United States Championship Cheese Contest, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Milwaukee. The contest is the biggest ever, with a record 1,885 entries from 28 states. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The largest cheese, butter and yogurt competition in the nation has started in Milwaukee — and it's bigger than ever.

Exclusive: San Bernardino has defaulted on $10 million in bond payments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:34

San Bernardino City Hall is seen in San BernardinoThe southern California city of San Bernardino has defaulted on nearly $10 million in payments on its privately placed pension bond debt since it declared bankruptcy in 2012, according to documents seen by Reuters. In addition, the city has not negotiated with its bondholders since September, according to a person familiar with the stalled negotiations. San Bernardino declared last year that it intends under its bankruptcy exit plan to fully pay Calpers, its biggest creditor and America's largest public pension fund with assets of $300 billion. The city continues to pay its monthly dues to Calpers in full, but has paid nothing to its bondholders for nearly three years, according to the interest payment schedule on roughly $50 million of pension obligation bonds issued by San Bernardino in 2005.

Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:31

Firefighters battle 4-alarm fire in Northeast PhiladelphiaFirefighters are battling a 3-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia.

Durst murder case: When should the media go to the police?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:31

Robert Durst is escorted into Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Durst was rebooked on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW YORK (AP) — It was a filmmaker, not police, who uncovered a crucial piece of evidence in the murder case against Manhattan real estate millionaire Robert Durst.

4 charged in Bucks Co. prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:28

4 charged in Bucks Co. prostitution stingFour women have been charged following a prostitution investigation in Bucks County.

Feds Say US Air Force Vet Charged With Trying to Join ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:28
Federal officials made the announcement today.

Israel's Netanyahu declares victory in tight race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:25

Israel's Netanyahu declares victory in tight raceIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory after a tight national election appeared to give him the upper hand in forming the country's next coalition government.

Louisiana governor: Sell tobacco settlement for upfront cash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:24
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration moved ahead Tuesday with a plan to sell the state's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement, despite criticism the move would waste a valuable asset for a quick fix to budget problems.

Records show Oklahoma inmate chatted with execution team

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:24
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A condemned Oklahoma inmate calmly chatted with members of his execution team and even recommended a vein to the paramedic in charge of setting up his intravenous line, according to documents released Tuesday related to the botched lethal injection last spring.

Wildfire in remote western Oklahoma 70 percent contained

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:15
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Emergency personnel say a wildfire that has charred 37 square miles in rural western Oklahoma and destroyed at least six structures is about 70 percent contained.

PLO balks at claim it owes over $1 billion to Israel victims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of terror attacks in Israel more than a decade ago are not entitled to boost a $654 million lawsuit award to more than a billion dollars by tacking on interest, lawyers for Palestinian authorities said.

Opening statements in theater shooting case set for April

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:05
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case have been set for April 27 — at least a month earlier than expected in the death penalty case.