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High school evacuated in Chester County after student mentions bomb

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:52

Student charged after bomb threat, high school evacuation in Chester CountyA high school in Chester County has been evacuated after a student said he had a bomb in his backpack.


Death penalty arguments begin for convicted killer of 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:43

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Michael Madison looks toward the prosecuting attorney during a pretrial hearing, in Cleveland. A jury is set to begin hearing arguments on whether Madison, convicted of murdering three women in the Cleveland area whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags, should receive the death penalty. Attorneys for Madison will make arguments Thursday, May 12, 2016, in a Cleveland courtroom for sparing his life. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Jurors in the Ohio case of a man convicted of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags began hearing arguments Thursday on whether he should receive the death penalty.


France's prime minister survives a no-confidence vote prompted by contested labor reform

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:40
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister survives a no-confidence vote prompted by contested labor reform.

Alligator bites off part of Florida man's forearm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:32
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say an alligator bit off part of a man's arm when he jumped into a lake where a sign warning of gators was posted.

Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:32

FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, containers hold genetically modified aedes aegypti mosquitoes before being released in Panama City, Panama. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering whether the biotech firm Oxitec should test its lab-bred mosquitoes near Key West. The public has until midnight Friday, May 13, 2016 to weigh in on a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)MIAMI (AP) — What are you more afraid of, the Zika virus, or genetically engineered bugs being released in the wild?


Donald Trump, Paul Ryan say meeting was 'positive step'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:32

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan say meeting was 'positive step'Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences after a meeting Thursday.


Jury gets case of mom accused of killing 5-year-old in 1991

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:24
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The fate of a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 is now in the hands of a jury.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Horsham

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:22

Pedestrian struck and killed in HorshamPolice say a driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Horsham, Montgomery County.


Oil, gas industry challenges efforts to protect Western bird

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:19
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oil and gas industry on Thursday challenged in federal court drilling restrictions imposed by the Obama administration to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states.

Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:11

In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Russell Eagle Bear, the historic preservation officer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, stands in his office in in Rosebud, S.D. A group of tribes pushing to place Pe' Sla, a site that's sacred to the Great Sioux Nation, into a federal trust has come up against the state of South Dakota. The state in April appealed a federal decision to take the land purchased by the tribes into trust. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano, File)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe' Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land.


US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday explored the question of who was in charge, the U.S. military or civilian interrogators, when four former Iraqi detainees claim they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.

Nations make anti-corruption vows, but hard action varies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:06

British Prime Minister Davis Cameron, centre, is joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, as he speaks at the international anti-corruption summit on Thursday May 12, 2016 in London. British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday called corruption a "cancer" at the heart of the world's problems, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the corruption "pandemic" was as great a threat as extremism. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)LONDON (AP) — A handful of countries agreed Thursday to publish lists of who really owns companies in their territories, a move hailed by the British government as a step toward stopping a global plague of tax evasion, money-laundering and bribery.


The Latest: Death penalty phase begins for convicted killer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:05

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Michael Madison looks toward the prosecuting attorney during a pretrial hearing, in Cleveland. A jury is set to begin hearing arguments on whether Madison, convicted of murdering three women in the Cleveland area whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags, should receive the death penalty. Attorneys for Madison will make arguments Thursday, May 12, 2016, in a Cleveland courtroom for sparing his life. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on arguments to jurors on whether a man convicted of murdering three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags should receive the death penalty. (all times local):


Court rejects ex-coal CEO's bid to remain free during appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:51

FILE - In a Wednesday, April 6, 2016 file photo, former Massey CEO Don Blankenship is escorted by Homeland Security officers from the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va. A federal appeals court rejected a bid Thursday May 12, 2016, by Blankenship to remain free while the court considers an appeal of his conviction related to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the ruling the same day Blankenship was scheduled to report to start serving his one-year sentence. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court rejected a bid Thursday by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to remain free while the court considers an appeal of his conviction related to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades.


Michigan expands water payments in Flint to speed recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:48

Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, MichiganMichigan on Thursday extended and expanded coverage of water bills for residents of Flint to speed recovery from a health crisis caused by high levels of lead. To encourage water use, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said, the state will pay for 100 percent of water in the month of May. Previously, the state had covered 65 percent of the water portion of a resident's water and sewer bill. "Flushing the pipes is essential for restoring the city's water system and increasing the water quality in every home," he said in a statement.  Water experts have said heavier water use by Flint residents would flush out lead particles and spread the needed chemical phosphates and chlorine that will better protect the system.


The Latest: Attorney urges court to reject forced medication

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:46
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the federal appeals court hearing on the forced medication of a defendant in a terror support case (all times local):

Former deaf inmate gets $70k for treatment during jail stint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deaf former inmate of the D.C. Department of Corrections whose care was mismanaged during his incarceration has been awarded $70,000 in damages.

Report: US poultry workers forced to wear diapers on job

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:42

FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2003, chickens gather around a feeder in a Tyson Foods Inc., poultry house near Farmington, Ark. A report released May 10, 2016, by international advocacy group Oxfam says some poultry workers in the United States are denied bathroom breaks. A Tyson worker said in the report that many workers at his North Carolina plant “have to urinate in their pants.” Tyson said it's "concerned" by the claims, but currently has "no evidence they’re true.” (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)BOSTON (AP) — A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a "climate of fear," with some forced to wear diapers on the job.


Tribe wants to block release of gambling-trial deposition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:35
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe of Florida is trying to get a federal judge to block the release and publication of information related to a key gambling trial.

Man accused of poisoning store food to get mental evaluation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:30
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has approved a request to evaluate the mental competency of a Michigan man accused of poisoning unpackaged food at grocery stores.