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Lawyer: Ohioan didn't use trash to mask smell of girl's body

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:08
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his daughter's decomposed body in a crib didn't put garbage in the room to mask the smell or plan to flee the state as alleged, his attorney said in a request for a lower bond.

Car over side of 118 Freeway in Simi Valley sparks brush fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:07

Car over side of 118 Freeway in Simi Valley sparks brush fireA car went over the guard rail following a crash on the westbound 118 Freeway near Rocky Peak Road in Simi Valley, sparking a brush fire Friday morning.


Excessive heat warnings issued in parts of Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:59

Excessive heat warnings issued in parts of Southern CaliforniaA high-pressure system brings another hot day Friday with sweltering temps in the 90s and triple digits across the Southland.


Texas court halts ruling to vacate gag order in biker case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:56
WACO, Texas (AP) — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted proceedings involving a gag order issued by a district judge in the case of a biker arrested following a May shootout in Waco that left nine dead and 177 arrested.

Oklahoma doctors forced to amputate woman's limbs after tick bite

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:45

Oklahoma doctors forced to amputate woman's limbs after tick biteJo Rogers, 40, had contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The disease is normally treatable, but Rogers missed the five day window for antibiotics to work.


US flag raised over American embassy in Havana for 1st time in 54 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:35

US flag raised over American embassy in Havana for 1st time in 54 yearsThe Stars and Stripes rose Friday over the newly opened U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years, making a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration's new policy of engagement with Cuba.


Texans' J.J. Watt reveals he needs 9,000 calories per day to maintain physique

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:29

Texans' J.J. Watt reveals he needs 9,000 calories per day to maintain physiqueHouston Texans player JJ Watt tells ESPN that he needs to eat up to 9,000 calories every day just to maintain his physique.


Person in custody after Center City robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:20

Person in custody after Center City robberyPolice say one person was taken into custody after a report of a robbery in progress in Center City, Philadelphia.


State of emergency ends in Ferguson, Missouri, as violence recedes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:20

A small group of demonstrators stand in front of a McDonald's restaurant as they prepare to protest for another night in Ferguson, MissouriFerguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man shot by a white police officer last August. The killing of Brown was found to be justified, but that incident and the deaths of other unarmed black and Hispanic men that followed in Baltimore, New York City, Washington state and elsewhere inspired a national movement over policing and race relations. Most of the protests in Ferguson were peaceful, but on Sunday night gunfire broke out and police shot and injured a black man, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris, who they say shot at them.


Congregant: No hard feelings over botulism at church potluck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:06
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — One of the 30 congregants sickened with botulism after a church potluck in April says no one there has any animosity toward the person who made the potato salad that was blamed for the outbreak.

County halts Ferguson state of emergency

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:04
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County has lifted the state of emergency that was imposed in Ferguson and the surrounding area after shootings during protests to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.

Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:03

 parts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the jetliner that vanished 17 months ago with 239 people on board. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)NEW DELHI (AP) — For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path.


Former Georgia police chief pleads guilty to shooting wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:03
A former Atlanta-area police chief has been sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation for shooting his wife in bed on New Year's Day in an apparent accident that left her partially paralyzed, a prosecutor said Friday. William McCollom, 58, pleaded guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor count of reckless conduct, according to Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard. McCollom, then the police chief of Peachtree City south of Atlanta, accidentally shot his wife while moving a gun he had taken to bed for security, Ballard said.

Lawyers: Immigrant family detention still lengthy and unsafe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:57

FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. A group of immigrant rights lawyers in a filing Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government's claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that their detention doesn't violate a longstanding ban. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A group of immigrant rights lawyers say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government's claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that their detention doesn't violate a longstanding ban.


Officials look at medicine given to woman who died in jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:50
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio say they're examining discrepancies in documents that list when medications were given to a woman later found dead in her jail cell.

2-year-old falls to death from home's 3rd-story attic window

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:46
DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) — Police and a coroner are investigating the death of a 2-year-old who fell from the third-story attic window of a home in western Pennsylvania.

Small earthquake shakes parts of New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:29
BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — People in parts of New Jersey got an early wake-up call Friday from a small earthquake that caused no damage or injuries.

2.5 magnitude earthquake reported in Somerset County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:27

2.5 magnitude earthquake reported in Somerset County, N.J.A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Somerset County, New Jersey early Friday morning.


Giants pursuing a trade for Phillies second baseman Chase Utley

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:15
The Giants are reportedly pursuing a move to acquire Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, who cleared waivers Tuesday, making him trade-eligible.

Philadelphia man faces child porn charges in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 22:14

Philadelphia man faces child porn charges in New JerseyA Philadelphia man is accused in New Jersey of distributing child pornography.