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US employers add solid 223K jobs; rate 5.4 pct., 7-year low

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:14

In this April 22, 2015 photo, a sign at a recruiting station for Leslie's Pool supplies boasts that it is a great place to work during a National Career Fairs job fair, in Chicago. The Labor Department releases employment data for April on Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year.


Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:11

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo, shows a package of K2 which contains herbs and spices sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1,500 people in several states became ill in April 2015 from smoking synthetic marijuana sold under several brand names, including K2, Spice, Crazy Clown and Scooby Snax. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.


Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:11

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo, shows a package of K2 which contains herbs and spices sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1,500 people in several states became ill in April 2015 from smoking synthetic marijuana sold under several brand names, including K2, Spice, Crazy Clown and Scooby Snax. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.


APNewsBreak: 'Animal House' frat loses appeal, recognition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:10
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus.

New Orleans police: Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:57
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.

New Orleans police: Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:57
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.

Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez due back in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:53
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is due back in court.

Charter bus breakdown leaves Delco students stranded on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:25

Charter bus breakdown leaves Delco students stranded on I-95Dozens of middle school students from Delaware County are home safe and sound after more spending many hours than expected returning from a field trip.


Handcuffed teen prisoner, who escaped custody, surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:09

Handcuffed teen prisoner, who escaped custody, surrendersA teen who escaped custody while still wearing his handcuffs in Southwest Philadelphia surrendered early Friday morning.


Man dies in burning home in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:08

Man dies in burning home in Bear, DelawareA 61-year-old man died in a house blaze in Bear, Delaware late Thursday night.


2 injured in fast-moving house fire in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:05

2 injured in fast-moving house fire in North PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured in a fast-moving blaze in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Troopers handcuff unruly 5-year-old in northern NY school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:01
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police are defending the actions of two troopers who handcuffed and shackled the legs of an unruly 5-year-old special-needs student at a primary school in northern New York.

Flight makes emergency landing after cabin fills with smoke

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:51
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York had to make an emergency landing after smoke filled the cabin.

FBI Chief: 'Thousands' of Online ISIS Followers Inside US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:18
James Comey sounded the alarm today.

Coyote sighted near LaGuardia Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say another coyote has been spotted in New York City, this time near LaGuardia Airport.

Hillary Clinton woos technorati, draws comparison to Eleanor Roosevelt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las VegasBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton makes the final stop on Friday on a California fundraising tour where she has courted technology titans for her 2016 campaign and where one of her admirers tried comparing her to fellow former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is gladhanding her way through the Bay Area’s establishment and the newer technology class that could serve as an important source of money, votes and credibility among the broader electorate. On Friday, she will attend a fundraiser at the Silicon Valley home of eBay chief executive John Donahoe and his wife Eileen, director of global affairs for the advocacy group Human Rights Watch. "Silicon Valley provides a literal and metaphorical wealth of support for candidates.


Search for 2 armed men in Bucks County home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:26

Search for 2 armed men in Bucks County home invasionPolice are searching for two armed men who burst into a home in Chalfont, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Exclusive: Oil on fiery North Dakota train less volatile than limit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:14

Smoke from the wreckage of several oil tanker cars that derailed in a field near HeimdalBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. The oil, transported in tank cars owned by Hess Corp, had a vapor pressure of 10.83 psi, according to test results. State regulators have used vapor pressure as a proxy for measuring the amount of flammable gases known as light-ends that are present in crude. Samples of the crude oil involved in this latest derailment were taken on May 5 at the Tioga rail complex owned by Hess.


Rescuers find California father, children missing after camping trip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:39
(Reuters) - A Northern California man and his two young children have been found safe two days after they failed to return home from a family camping trip in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, authorities said on Friday. Nicholas Vlahos, his 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter were discovered by rescuers around 8 p.m. local time on Thursday, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office said. Vlahos was last seen earlier in the week in western Sierra County and had intended to return home through what authorities said described as a remote and rugged portion of Sierra and Plumas Counties. An Instagram account registered to a Nick Vlahos had as its most recent images photographs of children next to a river and a black Toyota pickup from a post stamped Friday, May 3.

Delaware police release video of white officer kicking black suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:38
Police in Delaware have released video from a 2013 incident showing a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white officer who has been charged with assault. The dash cam video was released by the Dover Police Department on Thursday after a federal judge ruled the images it contains are no longer confidential. The video was released three days after Dover Police Officer Corporal Thomas Webster was arrested on a charge of felony assault for kicking Lateef Dickerson as he kneeled to the ground during his arrest near a Dover gas station, police said. Dickerson suffered a broken jaw and was knocked unconscious, police said in a statement.