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PHOTOS: Fast food protests in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:15

 Fast food protests in PhiladelphiaProtestors demonstrate to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour in Philadelphia.


Shark attack petrifies Massachusetts kayakers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:14

This Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 aerial photo provided by Massachusetts State Police shows the rescue of two women from the water off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. Ida Parker and Kristin Orr say they were about 150 yards off shore near Plymouth, Wednesday evening taking pictures of seals when something came up from beneath and tried to take a bite out of one kayak, spilling both of them into the water. The fish, that experts have identified as a great white shark, swam away and the Plymouth harbormaster rescued the women, both in their 20s, after a bystander called 911. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A pleasant trip by two Massachusetts kayakers to check out some cute seals turned terrifying as the pair encountered a great white shark.


Food charity founder sentenced to prison time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 05:14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The founder of a now-defunct charity that delivered food to the needy has been sentenced to 24 months in a federal prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

Arrest made after man found dead in burning car in Olney

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

Arrest made after man found dead in burning car in OlneyThere has been a possible break in a murder case, less than 24 hours after a body was found in a burning car in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Gehry revises design for Eisenhower Memorial in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows an aerial perspective of Eisenhower Square looking along Maryland Avenue, SW and Independence Avenue in Washington. Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. On Thursday, Gehry's team will propose eliminating metal tapestries on the sides of the memorial square, along with some columns. The designers are trying to win approval from the National Capital Planning Commission. The federal panel voted to reject a previous design in April. (AP Photo/ Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections delayed the project.


Maryland father charged in boy's death in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — A father forgot to drop his 17-month-old son off at day care at the Maryland naval base where he works and left the toddler in his car seat for more than 6 hours, where the boy died in scorching midday heat, authorities said Thursday.

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:58

This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, shows an X-ray of a dog that consumed a number of socks in Portland, Ore. A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43 ½ socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. (AP Photo/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.


Police: 3 say they were held hostage, actually on meth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:57

 3 say they were held hostage, actually on methThree people were arrested in Florida in a bizarre incident involving, police say, a-drug induced imaginary hostage situation.


Man tied to deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:33

A sample of Cladosporium species, one of the fungi diagnosed in the fungal meningitis outbreak sweeping the United States, in Nashville, TennesseeGlenn Adam Chin, 46, had been a supervising pharmacist at the now-defunct New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts. "We owe it to the victims in this case not to lose him to a foreign jurisdiction," said George Varghese, a prosecutor with the healthcare fraud unit overseen by U.S.


Man accused in triple homicide appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:32
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon with a violent past is behind bars, charged with using a shotgun to kill three people and severely beat two others in a quiet south Kansas City neighborhood this week, but prosecutors say there is still much they don't know about what led up to the attacks.

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:19
Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food ...

Ohio man charged with killing 4 in different homes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:16

This photo provided by Crawford County, Ohio, sheriff’s office shows Donald Hoffman. Authorities have identified Hoffman as a person of interest in the slayings of four men found dead separately in Bucyrus, Ohio, earlier this week, and he being held for a probation violation with a hearing scheduled Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Crawford County, Ohio, sheriff’s office)BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with aggravated murder Thursday in the slayings of four men who were found in separate homes in one small city earlier this week.


Upstate New York police officer shot to death while pursuing suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:16
A police officer was shot and killed in the upstate New York city of Rochester on Wednesday night while pursuing a suspect following a traffic stop, police said. Daryl R. Pierson, 32, was shot and killed while pursuing 38-year-old Thomas Johnson III, who allegedly fired the shot that killed the officer. Pierson was the first Rochester police officer shot to death in the line of duty since 1959. “Daryl made the ultimate sacrifice, courageously giving his life protecting the city of Rochester,” Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a news conference on Thursday.

NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers' case

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

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, TV personality Joan Rivers attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters in New York. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure.


U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police after teen shooting

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

United States Attorney General Holder holds a news conference announcing updates on investigation of Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri, in WashingtonThe Justice Department announced on Thursday it will launch a civil investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman last month. The probe is the second federal investigation spurred by Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, which sparked days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. The Justice Department is simultaneously investigating possible criminal charges against the police officer who shot Brown.


Parents found dead in Texas home where dead son discovered in January: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:05
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A man and woman discovered dead in a suburban Dallas home were the parents of a 10-year-old boy found dead in January in a bathtub at the same residence, leading to the arrest of the mother, the family's lawyer said on Thursday. Attorney David Finn said he was contacted by relatives of Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan, parents of the dead child, asking for his assistance in returning their bodies to their native India. Pallavi Dhawan was arrested for killing her son after police discovered the boy's partially decomposed body in a bathtub surrounded by ice packs.

Federal railway regulators host forum in Fargo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:54
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators are hosting a hearing in Fargo, North Dakota, on complaints about delays in shipping fertilizer and grain by rail as oil shipments are taking up increasing space on American railroads.

Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:53

A woman shows the new Lumia 830 smart phone during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones.


Nevada museum blast resulted from 'simple oversight,' fire official says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:39
(Reuters) - A chemical flash that injured 13 people, including several children, in a Nevada museum was triggered by a "simple oversight" by a presenter trying to simulate a smoke tornado for visitors, a fire official said on Thursday. Officials said one child remained hospitalized in good condition on Thursday, a day after the demonstration went awry at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno. Fire Chief Michael Hernandez said the child was expected to be released on Thursday. All the other people hurt in the blast were either treated at the scene or were released from hospital on Wednesday evening for injuries described by Renown Regional Medical Center as superficial burns and airway irritation.

Judge orders ballot tool to help blind in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:39
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal judge says Maryland has failed to ensure the rights of blind and disabled people to vote privately and independently and must implement an online ballot-marking tool for November's elections.