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Lawsuit over Purina Beggin’ dog treats asks: Where’s the bacon?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:48
Nestle Purina Petcare Co's [NESNP.UL] Beggin' dog treats may fool dogs into thinking they are mostly made of real bacon, but a federal lawsuit claims that humans may be misled too. The proposed class action by Paul Kacocha of Dutchess County, New York, the owner of a West Highland terrier named Sophie, said he and other dog owners paid a premium for popular Beggin’ products, assuming they were made mostly of real bacon, when in fact the meat is only a miniscule portion of the pet treats.

State trooper kills aggressive pig in Cape May County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:39

State trooper kills aggressive pig in Cape May CountyState Police say a New Jersey state trooper shot and killed an aggressive pig after it threatened people, a dog and other animals.


Amazon Studios acquiring Spike Lee film as its 1st release

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:32

FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo shows Spike Lee during the “Independent Lens” panel at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif. Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film, "Chi-Raq" as its first Amazon Original Movie. Amazon Original Movies, announced in January, was formed to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release as well as distribution to its Amazon Prime members. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie.


2 inmates still at large after Mississippi jail break

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:27
RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Officials say two of four prisoners who escaped from a Mississippi jail before a late-night bed check with help from inside and outside the facility remained at large Wednesday.

Police: Airman in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting acted alone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:22
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say a U.S. airman was acting alone when he fatally shot one worker and injured another at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store before killing himself, and that no one had any advance notice of his intentions.

1 suspect in custody in ambush of St. Louis police sergeant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:15

St. Louis police investigate the scene of a shooting where a gunman opened fire on a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in St. Louis. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer sustained a torso injury not considered life-threatening during the hail of gunfire on his private vehicle. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. LOUIS (AP) — One man is in custody and three others are being sought following the ambush of a uniformed St. Louis police sergeant.


Sketch released of luring suspect in Barnegat, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:06

Sketch released of luring suspect in Barnegat, N.J.Authorities have released a sketch of the man wanted in the attempted luring of an 11-year-old girl in Barnegat, New Jersey.


More details emerge after raid on Subway pitchman's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:54

More details emerge after raid on Subway pitchman's homeA week after FBI agents raided the Indiana home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, more details are emerging about the child pornography investigation that led authorities to his home.


Armed men ransack Chris Brown's home, lock aunt in closet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:53

Armed men ransack Chris Brown's home, lock aunt in closetThree armed men in masks forced their way into a Los Angeles home owned by Chris Brown, locked the R&B singer's aunt in a closet and then ransacked the place for valuables, police said.


Some moms feel scammed waiting for breast milk jewelry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:43
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several women who sent their breast milk to a Rhode Island jeweler to have it turned into keepsakes say they feel scammed after not receiving their jewelry.

Man found with bullet wound in Del. movie theater parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:43

Man found with bullet wound in Del. movie theater parking lotPolice searched the area and eventually found a shooting scene not far from the theater, at Oak and Marshall Streets.


Shovel threat leads to shooting in Port Richmond, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:34

Shovel threat leads to shooting in Port Richmond, police sayPhiladelphia police say a dispute between neighbors, and a threat involving a shovel, led to gunfire in the Port Richmond section of the city.


Police say man kissed, groped Ocean Co. Mall worker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:34

Police say man kissed, groped Ocean Co. Mall workerPolice in Toms River, New Jersey are looking for the man accused of groping a worker inside the Ocean County Mall.


Gunman pleads guilty but mentally ill in hospital shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:30
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man pleaded guilty but mentally ill to fatally shooting his caseworker and wounding his psychiatrist, who returned fire with his own gun to shoot the man and end the siege at a hospital complex last July.

Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

FBI aiding inquiry of man's death after police encounter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:21

In this July 11, 2015 photograph, sign of support for Jonathan Sanders, a black man who is believed to have died after a physical encounter with a white police officer, hangs on a corner in Stonewall, Miss. A couple hundred people participated in a prayer vigil and march in Stonewall, on Saturday. The participants walked from a neighborhood ball park to the area where it is believed Sanders died on July 8. (Jennifer Bozeman/The Clarke County Tribune, via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSTONEWALL, Miss. (AP) — Some residents of a small Mississippi town say they're still looking for answers a week after a black man died following a physical encounter with a white police officer.


Locomotive rear-ends train; 18 cars derail, lube oil spills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:19

Investigators look over the wreckage of a train derailment that occurred when one westbound train struck another from behind near Dublin Va., Tuesday, July 14 2015. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — More than 20,000 gallons of lube oil spilled after a freight train was rear-ended by another train traveling in the same direction Tuesday in western Virginia, causing 18 cars and a locomotive to derail, Norfolk Southern said.


Ex-choir director sentenced to nearly 3 years for sex crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 21:05
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former choir director at an Ohio high school said he was "ashamed, embarrassed and disgusted" by his actions as he was sentenced to prison for soliciting sex and naked pictures from teenage boys in exchange for higher grades and other favors.

Gunman pleads guilty but mentally ill in hospital shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:53
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A gunman has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges he killed his caseworker and wounded his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex last July.

Philadelphia mayor helps restrain homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:36
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter helped his security detail restrain a homeless man who tried to approach him.