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Baby giant anteater born at Rhode Island zoo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:33

In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo released by the Roger Williams Park Zoo, a baby giant anteater clings to his mother "Corndog" at the zoo in Providence, R.I. The yet-to-be-named baby was born July 25. Anteaters, which can eat up to 35,000 termites and ants per day, are native to Central and South America. Only 5,000 are thought to remain in the wild. (AP Photo/Roger Williams Park Zoo, Brett Cortesi)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new arrival at Rhode Island's Roger Williams Park Zoo has a super-long snout and a tongue to match.


Police: Slaying suspect dead; 2 boys safe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:31
Two children taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain were found safe in New York City early Thursday, and the children's father, a suspect in the killing, was later found dead, authorities said.

Airport security devices can be hacked, says researcher

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:31
Device used to detect trace amounts of drugs, explosives, called vulnerable.

China tightens grip on instant messaging services

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:31
China's government tightened control over popular instant messaging services Thursday after telling South Korea that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related information.

On Soccer: Landon Donovan to Retire at End of Season

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:27
Landon Donovan announced that he would retire at the end of the M.L.S. season, but it will be a while before the United States sees another player like him.

FDA agent: Ga. plant waited to disclose salmonella

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:23
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A federal investigator says officials at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose any of their products had tested positive for salmonella as authorities rushed to find the source of a deadly national outbreak.

2 Virginia schools blamed for restraining students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia schools denied students with emotional disabilities the right to a free, appropriate public education by frequently subjecting them to seclusion and physical restraint.

Man charged with starting 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite park, California's 3rd-largest wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:21
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Man charged with starting 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite park, California's 3rd-largest wildfire.

Fed survey: 25 pct of households 'just getting by'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — A quarter of U.S. households say they're "just getting by" financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.

These Are the First Edible Pot Products Sold in Washington

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:17
Stringent rules delayed sales of edibles for a month after the first legal marijuana sales took place in Washington state

Soaked for charity: Ice-bucket challenges get cool

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:16
BOSTON (AP) — Getting soaked with ice cold water for charity is in vogue.

Police: Woman who stowed away on flight from San Jose arrested again at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police: Woman who stowed away on flight from San Jose arrested again at Los Angeles airport.

Head of Chicago gang faction, 34 others arrested for drugs: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:12
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of a Chicago street gang faction and 34 others were arrested and charged on Thursday with taking part in a high-volume drug business that sold heroin and crack cocaine near a major highway, prosecutors said. Johnny Herndon, 55, also known as "Goo," allegedly directed a "Gangster Disciples" operation that has sold narcotics on the city's west side since the early 1990s, and used the proceeds to buy rental properties, prosecutors said. ...

Stocks slip; Bond yields fall to lowest of year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:11

Traders Thomas Kay, left, and Frederick Reimer work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher after Europe's main two central banks decided to keep interest rates on hold. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending lower as investors worry about slowing global economic growth and simmering tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.


Senator Quits Montana Race After Charge Of Plagiarism

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:10
Senator John Walsh bowed to pressure from Democrats to step aside so that a new nominee could be named.






Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:08
Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.

Connecticut teen killed by boat propeller in tubing accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:06
By Richard Weizel GREENWICH Conn. (Reuters) - Police on Thursday identified a 16-year-old girl who died after being struck by the propeller of a boat that had been pulling her in a tube in Long Island Sound off Connecticut on Wednesday. The girl, Emily Fedorko of Greenwich, Connecticut, had been tubing with three friends aged 15 and 16 when the incident happened, Greenwich Police Lieutenant Kraig Gray said.

Miles away and years on, Cambodians relish verdict

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:04
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Sophany (SO-fah-nee) Bay saw her two young daughters and son die at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia after the family was forced from their home nearly four decades ago and she was sent to toil in the fields under a reign of terror.

Exclusive: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:04

U.S. CDC educational materials are displayed at a hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, about the Ebola crisis in West Africa, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will not renew funding for a major research project into Lassa fever, a decision that will, in turn, cut resources for a facility in Sierra Leone that is at the forefront of the current battle against the Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health rejected a proposal from New Orleans-based Tulane University to renew the five-year contract which expires in November, according to a July 30 letter from NIH reviewed by Reuters. NIH declined to comment on the decision, citing "federal government procurement integrity rules." The facility, at Kenema Government Hospital, was set up a decade ago to test and treat Lassa fever. Now it is being used to treat patients stricken with Ebola.


Police: Slaying suspect dead; 2 boys safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:03

The slain body of Christina Belajonas is carried from a residence Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Drexel Hill, Pa. The two children taken from the Philadelphia-area home after she was killed were found safe in New York City early Thursday, and a man in a vehicle that was sought by police was found dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) — Two children taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain were found safe in New York City early Thursday, and the children's father, a suspect in the killing, was later found dead, authorities said.