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Oracle's Ellison to underwrite California wildlife center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:04
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — One of the world's richest men, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, is using some of his wealth to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California that will focus on helping endangered insects, reptiles and amphibians thrive.

Cuomo: Expand safeguards against assault to private colleges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A "yes means yes" provision and other protections against sexual assaults on campus would be expanded to New York's private colleges and universities under a law proposed Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Mother, 2 children die in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:36
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say fire has claimed the lives of a mother and two young children.

New York Gov. Cuomo plans trip to Cuba to promote the state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a month after the U.S. government eased travel restrictions on Cuba, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning a trip to the island nation.

5 juveniles found home alone after Feltonville fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:24

5 juveniles found home alone after Feltonville fireAuthorities say five juveniles were found alone after a house fire in Philadelphia's Feltonville section.


University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday.

Sheriff: Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree still on run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:09
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff says authorities are following up on tips related to the search for two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are accused of blazing a trail of crime across the South.

Judge wants stay in teen's trial over mom's killing in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:06
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge is asking an Indonesian court to delay a trial for a Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the resort island of Bali.

Report: radio trouble for firefighters at DC subway incident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:01

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a firefighter attends people on a bus to assess triage needs after people were evacuated from a smoke filled Metro subway tunnel in Washington. The city released a report Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, that says fire officials notified Metro officials of a problem with radio coverage in the L'Enfant Plaza station on Jan. 8, four days before the malfunction near the station. The report says the radios could still function as walkie-talkies, but one firefighter wrote that radio communications were "nonexistent" in the tunnel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a preliminary report released by the city Saturday.


Texas safari club withdraws elephant hunt from auction

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:49
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club has canceled plans to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant, the club's executive director said Saturday.

New Jersey mother charged with burning newborn to death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:46
(Reuters) - A New Jersey woman was charged on Saturday with killing her newborn baby by setting her on fire and leaving her burning in the middle of a roadway, law enforcement said. Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, a suburb of Philadelphia, was charged with one count of first degree murder and was being held on $500,000 bail, police and a local prosecutor said. Dorvilier was accused of dousing the baby with a flammable liquid before setting her alight, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David Jantas said in a statement.

Lehigh County woman killed in SUV, train crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:38

Lehigh County woman killed in SUV, train crash ID'dOfficials have identified the woman who was killed when her vehicle was struck by a train in Lehigh County.


Crash survivors will be Houston Marathon race starters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:25

Crash survivors will be Houston Marathon race startersThe young boys were paralyzed in an accident that killed both of their parents


Supervised visitation canceled Sunday at Phila. Family Court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:25

Supervised visitation canceled Sunday at Phila. Family CourtSupervised visitation at Philadelphia Family Court will be canceled on Sunday.


Prosecutor: Mother set newborn on fire on New Jersey road

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:21

This photo provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office shows Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, of Pemberton Township, N,J. The New Jersey woman who prosecutors say put her newborn baby in the middle of the road and set the child on fire has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors say 22-year-old Dorvilier was jailed Saturday, jan. 17, 2015, on $500,000 bail. It wasn't known if she has retained a lawyer. (AP Photo/Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who authorities say put her newborn baby in the middle of a road and set the child on fire was charged Saturday with murder.


Nurses and Kaiser reach contract deal, avert 2-day strike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union that represents about 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and Central California has reached a tentative contract with the medical provider and canceled a two-day strike planned for next week at 86 hospitals and clinics.

Donations pour in for Phoenix newborn quadruplets after mom dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:14
(Reuters) - Thousands of dollars of donations have poured in from around the world to help pay for the care for newborn quadruplets of a Phoenix mother who died after giving birth to them, a fundraising website set up in the woman's name announced on Saturday. The story of Erica Morales drew international attention when the 36-year-old died shortly after giving birth to three girls and a boy on Thursday, according to a report on television station KSAZ in Phoenix. "It is so hard to know she fought so hard for her children." After years of trying and finally getting pregnant with the help of doctors, Morales, a real estate agent, died at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, leaving behind her husband, Carlos, according to Todman. Hospital officials released a statement on Saturday expressing condolences for the family but declined to provide any cause of death, or condition of the quadruplets, citing patient privacy laws.

Cuomo wants statewide 'affirmative consent' campus sex assault bill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:01

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his inaugural address in Buffalo, New YorkNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that he would push for legislation requiring both public and private universities in the state to enact a uniform sexual assault policy requiring "affirmative consent" in their definitions of consensual sex. Speaking at New York University in Manhattan, Cuomo, a Democrat, said codifying a sexual assault policy across all campuses would make it easier for victims to report crimes. The "yes-means-yes" standard defines sexual consent between people as an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Cuomo said on Saturday that the proposed New York law would be binding on both public and private universities, unlike the California law, which is limited to state-funded institutions.


Truck loaded with hay catches on fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:01

Truck loaded with hay catches on fireFirefighters battled a stubborn truck fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem Saturday morning.


Authorities hunt Kentucky teen couple suspected of multi-state crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 05:58
Teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who ran away from home two weeks ago are suspected of carrying out a multi-state crime spree, stealing several vehicles and cashing stolen checks, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and boyfriend Dalton Hayes, 18, of Grayson County, in western Kentucky, disappeared around Jan. 3rd, when Phillips' father reported her missing, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office said.