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California students rushed to hospital after eating pot-laced cookies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:32
Two California high school students were rushed to a hospital and three others were sickened on Thursday after eating marijuana-laced cookies that a classmate was selling during the lunch hour, police said. One of the students at De Anza High School in Richmond, about 17 miles northeast of San Francisco, collapsed in a classroom, while the other made it to the school office before being rushed to the hospital, said Richmond Police Department Lieutenant Al Walle. Both students were unconscious, unresponsive and in critical condition when they were taken to the hospital, police said. Three other students became nauseous after eating the cookies, but were not hospitalized, police said.

Albino cobra captured in California neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:47
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A deadly albino cobra that ran loose for days in a Southern California neighborhood was captured Thursday.

Brown slammed over Tesla in California debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:31

Gov. Jerry Brown, left, gestures as Republican challenger Neel Kashkari speaks during a gubernatorial debate in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Thursday's debate is likely to be the only one of the general election. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's long-shot Republican challenger blasted him for failing to do enough to land a Tesla battery plant Thursday during the only scheduled debate of this year's governor's race, a testy, hourlong exchange that also featured clashes over teacher tenure, the costs of combating climate change and high-speed rail.

Colombian national pleads guilty in murder case of U.S. agent

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:18

Colombian police officers show to the media the seven men accused of killing U.S. DEA special agent Watson, at a military base in BogotaDrug Enforcement Administration agent has pleaded guilty to taking part in the crime, federal officials said on Thursday. Julio Estiven Gracia Ramirez, 31, admitted aiding and abetting others in the June 2013 killing of DEA Special Agent James "Terry" Watson in Colombia's capital of Bogota as part of a robbery-and-kidnapping ring, the DEA said in a statement. Shortly after Watson, a 13-year DEA veteran, entered Ramirez's cab outside a restaurant, two accomplices of Ramirez jumped in, jolting the agent with an electric stun gun and stabbing him, the DEA said. "Special Agent Watson gave his life in the service of his country, and we will do everything in our power to honor his sacrifice," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.

Obamacare plan premiums to decline on average in 16 cities: study

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:04

A woman reads a pamphlet in Spanish at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy(Reuters) - Health insurance premiums for low-cost Obamacare plans in 16 U.S. Private insurers began selling new health insurance plans for individuals last year for coverage starting in 2014. Plans for 2015 insurance coverage will be up for sale starting on Nov. 15, 2014 when enrollment opens. The premiums exclude income-based government subsidies.

1 injured in Hamilton Twp. house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:53

1 injured in Hamilton Twp. house fireAuthorities say one person was seriously injured in a house fire in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.

Daughter: Joan Rivers dies at age 81

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:39

 Joan Rivers dies at age 81Comedienne Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa announced in a statement Thursday afternoon.

Family of fatal hit-and-run victim pleads for answers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:38

Family of fatal hit-and-run victim pleads for answersPolice continue to search for a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman last week in Philadelphia's Logan section and the victim's family spoke to Action News.

Child on bike struck by SUV in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37

Child dies after being struck by SUV in Northeast PhiladelphiaA young boy is fighting for his life after he was struck by an SUV while riding a bike in Northeast Philadelphia.

Local company testing new concussion detection technology

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37

Local company testing new concussion detection technologyConcussions are a dominant issue in sports and a local company is testing new technology that aims to find them faster and easier.

Asia stocks slip ahead of US jobs report; Tokyo up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:29

A foreign exchange company employee walks in front of an electric monitor displaying the current exchange rate of Japanese yen against U.S. dollar in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The U.S. dollar rose to around 105.70 yen, the highest since October 2008, on Friday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)HONG KONG (AP) — Most major Asian stock benchmarks fell Friday as investors stayed on the sidelines before a key U.S. jobs report later in the day while Japanese stocks edged higher after the yen fell to a six-year low.

Pharmacist arrested in tainted steroid case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:04

Glenn Adam Chin, left, a former supervisory pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center, walks with his attorney Paul Shaw, right, after appearing in federal court, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Boston. The pharmacy, which custom-mixed medications in bulk, has been blamed for a 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed 64 people. Chin was charged with one count of mail fraud, but federal prosecutors said it is part of a larger criminal investigation of Chin and others. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.

US doctor infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:48

Dr. Rick Sacra in Liberia (SIM)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, doctors there said Thursday.

'Hot Car Dad' Indicted for Son's Murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:34
The Georgia dad who left his son in a scorching SUV this summer was charged with the boy's murder.

Justice Dept. announces Ferguson police probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:29

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in Florrissant, Mo. The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File-Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched a broad investigation Thursday into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

Florida officials seek to appeal ruling against gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:16

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate outside courthouse in MiamiFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday filed a notice of an appeal in federal court on Thursday challenging a ruling last month by a U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida's Northern District in Tallahassee last month became the fifth judge in Florida to rule against the ban, which was approved by voters in 2008, and the first on the state's federal bench. The Attorney General’s office filed the appeal notice on behalf of three defendants, a court clerk along with two members of the state government - Florida’s Secretary of Management Services Craig Nichols and state Surgeon General John Armstrong. Supreme Court ruling striking down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

Body found at Vancouver recycling center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:06
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police say they are not investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a Vancouver recycling center as a homicide.

5 high schoolers sickened by marijuana brownies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:05
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five students got sick — including two who were rushed to the hospital unconscious — after eating marijuana brownies that were sold at a San Francisco Bay Area high school.

Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:01

File of Jon Stark and husband David Moore joining supporters of same-sex marriage rally at Utah's State Capitol building in Salt Lake CityA U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution — thereby bumping the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.

Phoenix hospital says visitor fatally shoots self

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:01
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a person visiting a family member at a Phoenix hospital has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.