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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.

Husband injures wife, kills man, self in Florida mall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 05:34
By Irene Klotz MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man armed with "several pockets full of ammunition" opened fire at a Florida shopping mall on Saturday, injuring his wife and killing another man before fatally shooting himself, police said. Investigators believe a domestic dispute triggered the shooting just as stores at Melbourne Square mall on Florida's east coast were preparing to open for the day, said Melbourne police commander Vince Pryce. Idanerys Garcia-Rodriguez, who appeared to be the target, was in good condition at a hospital Saturday afternoon, Pryce said. Pryce said reports that the unidentified man had tried to wrestle the gun away from Jose Garcia-Rodriguez were unconfirmed.

Analyst Greg Anthony suspended after solicitation charge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 05:11

 Reggie Miller VS The New York Knicks' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, in this March 2, 2010 file photo taken in New York. Anthony, a NBA and college basketball broadcaster whose 11-year NBA playing career included three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, was arrested for soliciting prostitution in Washington D.C., Friday Jan. 16, 2015 according to Washington D.C. Police. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony was suspended indefinitely by CBS on Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute in a Washington, D.C., hotel room.


Lip-syncing Delaware police officer getting global attention

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 05:07
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A video of a bald and burly Delaware police officer enthusiastically lip-syncing to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" is getting global attention.

Two Dead as Gunman Opens Fire in Mall Food Court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:57
Police in Florida cleared the Melbourne Square Mall after a shooting Saturday morning.

Student testing: Deciding when enough is enough

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:46

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks about the administration's priorities for education, at Seaton Elementary in Washington. Do students take too many tests? Amid complaints of a high stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is also getting into the act. On Wednesday, the Senate education committee takes up the issue of whether federally mandated annual testing should remain a requirement under No Child Left Behind as it addresses the reauthorization of the bipartisan education bill President George W. Bush signed into law in 2002. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Do students take too many tests?


Police: Revenge prompted man to set fire that killed 6

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:28

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, emergency workers gather in front of a burned house in McKeesport, Pa. Authorities allege that Ryan Williams, 24, set the Pittsburgh-area fire which killed six people, four of them children, because he wanted to get revenge on someone in the house. Williams, of McKeesport, was charged in Allegheny County on Friday, Jan, 16, 2015 with six counts of criminal homicide, arson and burglary in the fire. The blaze killed 55-year-old Ronald Egenlauf Sr., his 27-year-old daughter-in-law Hope Jordan, and her four children, ages 2 through 7. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man set a Pittsburgh-area fire that killed six people last fall, four of them children, because he wanted to get revenge on someone in the house, according to authorities.


Missing brothers from West Philadelphia found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:25

Missing brothers from West Philadelphia found safePolice say the three brothers who went missing Friday from West Philadelphia have been found safe.


Missing brothers from West Philadelphia found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:20

Missing brothers from West Philadelphia found safePolice say the three brothers who went missing Friday from West Philadelphia have been found safe.


Tea party faithful look to 2016 at South Carolina convention

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:16
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tea party faithful have gathered at a South Carolina coastal resort to talk about how conservatives can maximize their influence in the 2016 presidential election.

Temple University student killed in fall from building identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 04:11

Temple University student killed in fall from building identifiedTemple University has identified the student who died in a fall from a building on Thursday night.


Accident shuts down I-95 NB lanes north of Churchman in Newport, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 03:46

3-vehicle accident on I-95 in Newport, Del.Police are investigating a 3-vehicle crash that shut down Interstate-95 northbound lanes just north of Churchman's Road in Newport, Delaware Saturday afternoon.


Hawaii jury convicts adoption advocate of girls' sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 03:35
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii jury has convicted an adoption advocate of sexually assaulting two girls.

CBS suspends sports analyst Greg Anthony after his arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 02:57

Former NBA player Anthony and writer Ridley participate in panel discussion at Television Critics Association press tour in PasadenaCBS Sports basketball analyst Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely by the network, a CBS spokesperson said on Saturday, a day after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a charge of soliciting prostitution. "Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season," the spokesperson said in an email. "I will work to regain the trust that I have lost, and the first step is saying that I am sorry." Anthony played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association before joining CBS in 2008 as lead studio analyst for the network's college basketball coverage, according to his network biography. He had been scheduled to work CBS' broadcast of the Michigan State-Maryland basketball game in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday.


Police search for 3 brothers missing from West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 02:52

Missing brothers from West Philadelphia found safePolice are searching for three brothers who their father says went missing Friday from West Philadelphia.