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Mother claims teacher's aide molested child at Pacoima preschool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:24

Mother claims teacher's aide molested child at Pacoima preschoolA mother accused a teacher's aide of molesting her 3-year-old son at a preschool in Pacoima.


Chicago Teachers Union decides against taking strike vote

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:21
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has decided against striking over the lack of a contract, for now.

Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:19

FILE - In this June 27, 2012, file photo, two sockeye salmon swim in the Columbia River with a Chinook salmon, middle, at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville, Wash. A draft report released in April 2016 taking a hard look at last summer's massive die-off of sockeye salmon in the Columbia River Basin says Northwest fisheries managers must respond faster to mitigate future fish kills if similar warm-water conditions return. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SEATTLE (AP) — A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.


California raises age to purchase tobacco to 21

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:18
California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of a package of anti-smoking measures that also regulates electronic cigarettes. Under five bills signed into law on Wednesday, California will ban the sale of vaping products or tobacco to anyone under the age of 21, imposing a fine of up to $5,000 against companies that violate the law. “It is long past due for California to update our approach to tobacco," said Steven Larson, president of the California Medical Association.

3 injured in crash involving 7 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:10

3 injured in crash involving 7 vehicles in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.Montgomery County authorities are investigating a crash involving seven vehicles that left three people injured.


Judge blocks child-care license for family detention center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:05
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has blocked a temporary residential child-care license for one of the nation's largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border illegally.

Jail guard sentenced to 7 years for sex assault on NY inmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:51

Former federal jail guard Rudell Mullings leaves federal court in New York after being sentenced to seven years behind bars on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, for raping an inmate. Mullings pleaded guilty earlier in the year and was seeking a lighter sentence but a judge said he needed to send a strong message that abuse of prisoners won't be tolerated. (AP Photo/Tom Hays)NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jail guard was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison after an inmate gave an in-court account of how he sexually assaulted her inside a New York City lockup last year.


Suspect flees after off-duty police officer fires shots in Hollywood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:51

Suspect flees after off-duty police officer fires shots in HollywoodA suspect fled after being fired upon by an off-duty officer during an altercation in Hollywood Wednesday morning, police said.


The Latest: Deputies couldn't detain suspect in girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:42

Law enforcement officials escort Tom Begaye, left, after he made an initial court appearance Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Farmington Municipal Court in Farmington N.M. Begaye has been accused of abducting and killing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike. He faces murder and kidnapping charges. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the abduction and killing of an 11-year-old girl on the Navajo Nation (all times local):


Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:39

This photo provided by Axel Krieger/Science Translational Medicine shows Dr. Azad Shademan and Ryan Decker during supervised autonomous in-vivo bowel anastomosis performed by the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR). Scientists have created a robot that stitched up tissue in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Today many hospitals offer robot-assisted surgery, where surgeons control the machines by hand. But much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, the hope is to create autonomous surgical robots that could perform certain jobs all by themselves, freeing surgeons for more complex tasks. (Axel Krieger/Science Translational Medicine via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.


Prosecutors charge man in Wisconsin interstate shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:30
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a 20-year-old man accused of killing a woman in a random drive-by shooting along an interstate while she was driving home to Illinois with her husband and two children.

UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.

The Latest: California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:29
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco (all times local):

Authorities: Pair lived in camper, daughters in filthy house

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:13
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska couple faces child neglect charges after authorities said their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a camper in the driveway.

Near site of 9/11 attack, courthouse gets security pavilion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:04

Chief Judge Loretta Preska, describes the new security pavilion at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, center, and U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano after ribbon cutting ceremonies, in New York, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The new security pavilion was dedicated Wednesday at a federal courthouse where high-profile terrorism trials have taken place blocks from where the Sept. 11 attacks downed the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A new security pavilion was dedicated Wednesday at a federal courthouse where high-profile terrorism trials have taken place blocks from where the Sept. 11 attacks downed the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center.


Former Alamo managers say they've overcome Texas 'bullying'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:03
HOUSTON (AP) — A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century said Wednesday it had prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency with the state's acknowledgement that about 38,000 books and artifacts at an Alamo library don't belong to the state.

The Latest: Police kill unarmed driver fleeing traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a police officer shooting during a Philadelphia traffic stop (all times local):

The Latest: NC gov says federal warning on law 'overreach'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:54
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department's letter Wednesday stating that a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws (all times local):

Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:50

FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo a small, likely juvenile, bobcat is perched on a power pole in a residential neighborhood of Victorville, Calif. An environmental group is asking a federal judge to halt a United States government program that allows the export of tens of thousands of bobcat pelts and a small number of gray wolf pelts for sale on the international fur market. Attorneys for Wildearth Guardians said Wednesday, May 4, 2016, that the little-known export program should not be allowed to continue without a study of its effects on wildlife populations across the nation. (James Quigg/The Victor Valley Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.


U.S. to boost airport staffing to manage long security lines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:47

Security officers patrol inside New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkThe U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will add officers at airports expected to have the highest passenger volumes, said Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement on Wednesday. On March 22, suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train. "As we look ahead to the surge in summer travel, we will continue to consider a number of other steps to ensure enhanced aviation security while also maximizing efficiency at check points," Johnson said.