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U.S. seizes $18 million from owners of pharmacy tied to meningitis outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:19
BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Tuesday they seized $18 million from the owners of a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy tied to a national 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people and sickened about 750. The funds were seized from 13 financial institutions, including from accounts held by the majority shareholders of the pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, as well as its head pharmacist, Barry Cadden, who held a minority stake, federal prosecutors in Boston said. ...

House bill: Firms could skirt health law by hiring vets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the new Congress' first day, the House neared approval Tuesday of Republican legislation making it easier for smaller companies to avoid providing health care coverage to their workers by hiring veterans.

US Navy commander pleads guilty in massive bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:14
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy in a massive scheme involving a military contractor in Asia.

White House says it will veto bill to approve oil pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:12

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., listens at right as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, where they discussed their plan to introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill approving the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, in what was expected to be the first of many confrontations over energy and environmental policy.


Two suspects arrested in shooting of New York policemen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:07

New York Police Department (NYPD) officers search the site of a shooting in the Bronx borough of New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men were under arrest on Tuesday in the shooting of two New York plainclothes police officers who were fired upon while responding to an armed robbery, authorities said. The officers' injuries were not life-threatening, and they were in stable condition, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference. The incident follows the fatal shooting of two uniformed officers in Brooklyn as they sat in their squad car just days before Christmas by a gunman who had made threats against police on social media. ...


Priest arrested in Florida; accused of child porn on phone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:03
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Catholic priest from India was jailed after asking a 14-year-old boy to help him delete dozens of images of child pornography from his phone, authorities said.

Mercedes moving headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:03
German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that it's moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, in part to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama.

Bishop called Episcopal official after hitting bicyclist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — Episcopal Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook called the chief assistant to the Diocesan Bishop after she hit a bicyclist with her car last month, according to information given to clergy members.

VIDEO: John Rawlins reports storm impact in western suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:34

 John Rawlins reports storm impact in western suburbsJohn Rawlins reports on how conditions were in Delaware County as well as Chester County.


Reward in shooting of California parents, baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:32

RETRANSMISSION TO UPDATE THAT THE MISSING BABY WAS FOUND DECEASED - Missing baby Eliza Delacruz is seen in an undated photo provided by the Long Beach Police Department. The 3-week-old baby who was abducted after her parents and another adult were wounded in a shooting at a Long Beach residence has been found dead and authorities are searching for a suspect. The child had been declared missing when police went to the home in the evening of Jan. 3, 2015, after receiving a call about the shooting and found two brothers and the baby's mother with gunshot wounds. One of the brothers is the father of the child.(AP Photo/ Long Beach Police Department)LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors are offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help identify who shot the parents and uncle of a 3-week-old girl who was kidnapped and later found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border.


Virginia ex-governor gets two years in prison for corruption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:32

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in federal prison and two years of probation for taking a bribe from a businessman seeking to promote a dietary supplement. McDonnell, the first Virginia governor to be convicted of bribe-taking, received a shorter sentence than that sought by prosecutors for accepting sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from entrepreneur Jonnie Williams. ...


Brick Township officer jumps into frigid river to save suicidal woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:31

Brick Township officer jumps into frigid river to save suicidal womanAn Ocean County police officer says he was just doing his job, but his split second reaction saved the life of a woman in distress.


Maine judge tells media what they can report in assault case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:30
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge attempted to restrict reporting on what witnesses said during an attorney's criminal court appearance.

Customers pay it forward with pizza in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:29

Customers pay it forward with pizza in Center CityThere's something deliciously charitable happening right now in Center City Philadelphia and it's pretty simple.


Californians improve slightly on water-saving efforts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians did slightly better in November on conserving water during the drought, figures released Tuesday show.

AccuWeather: Light Snow Today, Bitter Cold Coming

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:25

 Light Snow Today, Bitter Cold ComingMeteorologist David Murphy says the coldest air of the season will be here Wednesday night into Thursday.


Pennsylvania to expand treatment for mentally ill inmates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:19
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prison inmates with serious mental illness who misbehave will be diverted to special treatment units instead of being put in isolated cells, according to a settlement released Tuesday.

Judge upholds sanctions for no-show in burger needle case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:18
HONOLULU (AP) — The presiding judge in a Hawaii lawsuit over needles found in a Burger King sandwich is upholding a decision ordering the retired soldier who filed the suit to pay nearly $8,500 for skipping a settlement conference.

NFL players' lawsuit vs. video-game maker allowed to advance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to a lawsuit by former NFL players against video-game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their avatars in the company's Madden NFL series.

Gov. Cuomo eulogizes father as a crusader, poet, friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:12

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, arrives with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, right, and one of his daughters to the wake of his father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's legacy as a liberal champion and powerful orator was remembered at his funeral Tuesday by one who knew him best — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his son.