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Police arrest father of Minnesota boy, 10, found in river

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:35

Pierre Collins, the father of a 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend, sits in teh back of a police vehicle after he was arrested Monday, April 13, 2015, and taken from his Cedarwood apartment in Crystal, Minn. Collins was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Barway Collins, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie K. Revering said in a news release. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTCRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — Police on Monday arrested the father of a 10-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a month before his body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend.


Mother charged for dropping boy in Ohio zoo cheetah enclosure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:30
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio day care worker has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly dropped her 2-year-old son into a cheetah enclosure at a Cleveland zoo on the weekend, court documents showed on Monday. Michelle Schwab, 38, of Delaware, Ohio, who works as an assistant director for a daycare center, will be arraigned on Wednesday, April 22 in a Cleveland court for one count of children endangerment, a misdemeanor, a court official said. Witness said Schwab was holding her son over an observation wall at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo when he fell several feet into the enclosure. Schwab has been an assistant director at KinderCare, a Columbus-area daycare facility.

Sen. Marco Rubio tells donors he is running for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:23

Sen. Marco Rubio tells donors he is running for presidentSen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate.


Mayor helps end scare over man reported with gun near school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:17
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A scare over a homeless man allegedly spotted carrying a rifle near a school in western Pennsylvania ended when the suspect surrendered to the city's mayor, who knew the man, the mayor said.

Alleged abuses by New Jersey military couple listed in trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:16
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Army major and his wife are on trial for abusing their three adopted children by withholding food and water and physically assaulting them.

Space station grocery run stalled by storm clouds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:16

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for launch at Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, April 13, 2015. The rocket, scheduled to launch later Monday, is filled with more than 4,300 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support research at the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries and an espresso maker to the International Space Station.


Airline passengers have more to complain about, report finds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:14

FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2013, file photo, flights departing from Pittsburgh International Airport are delayed in Imperial, Pa. An annual report being released Monday, April 13, 2015, states that government data shows more flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DALLAS (AP) — Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact.


Funeral set for Census Bureau guard killed in crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Census Bureau guard killed in a crime spree last week will be laid to rest Friday.

MGM Resorts calls shareholder proposal seriously flawed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:09
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International is urging shareholders of the casino-resort company to ignore an investment firm's proposal suggesting the company be converted into a real estate investment trust to boost stock value.

Tax procrastinators be wary of 'Stolen Refund Scam'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:09

Tax procrastinators be wary of 'Stolen Refund Scam'If you're a tax-time procrastinator, you have another reason to stress out this year.


New rules proposed as 5-year anniversary of oil spill nears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:07

FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.


Man who killed himself at US Capitol identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have identified a man who fatally shot himself at the U.S. Capitol over the weekend, triggering an hourslong lockdown.

Police again pick up children of 'free-range' parents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:02
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Two suburban Washington, D.C., parents are under scrutiny again for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children play in a park and walk home alone in a case that has stirred debate about "free-range" parenting and government powers.

New York lawmakers mull warning labels on sugary beverages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Correction: Overcrowded National Park story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 05:00
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — In a story April 11 about Rocky Mountain National Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously that park officials are considering closing certain areas at times of overcrowding. Officials say no closures are planned and that they are studying ways to suggest best times and places to visit to address congestion.

SpaceX rocket launch, landing test, delayed by weather

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:57

The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX carrying NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite sits on launch pad 40 after a scrubbed launch attempt due to wind, at the Cape Canaveral Air Force StationBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket - and an innovative attempt to land it on an ocean barge - were postponed on Monday due to poor weather at the Florida launch site, officials said. The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, had been slated to blast off Monday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, located just south of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Once the rocket dispatches its upper-stage and Dragon capsule, it is programmed to flip around, fire engines to steer its descent and deploy landing legs to touch down on a customized barge stationed about 200 miles (322 km) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.


Correction: Arizona-Twins Dead story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:56

In this photo provided by Yuma Fire Department, authorities work a perimeter near a canal in Yuma, Ariz., Saturday, April 11, 2015. Twin 18-month-old boys were pronounced dead at a hospital after being pulled from the Arizona canal, police said Saturday. (AP Photo/Yuma Fire Department via Public Affairs for Yuma County, Kevin Tunell)YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — In a story April 11 about twin 18-month-old boys pulled from an Arizona canal, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Yuma Fire Department, reported erroneously that a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter spotted the twins in the water. The helicopter was operated by the Office of Air and Marine, part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which also includes the Border Patrol.


Woman, child rescued from hostage situation in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:55

Woman, child rescued from hostage situation in ChesterPolice say a woman and child were rescued from a hostage situation and standoff in Chester, Pa.


Mom accused of leaving quadriplegic son outside hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:55
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods so she could spend the week with her out-of-state boyfriend was hospitalized Monday for a third day in Maryland while Philadelphia police awaited her release to arrest her.

3 men identified in deadly dive for California abalone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 04:54
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Diving for abalone can be a dangerous sport, but that doesn't deter the thousands of people who trek to the northern California coastlines each season to take a stab at getting some of the prized mollusks.