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Health officials link Calif. apple packer to listeria deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.

Hit and run driver arrested after damaging Delaware Co. firehouse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:22

Driver faces DUI in Chester Twp. firehouse hit-and-runPolice say a driver has been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident that caused damage to a firehouse in Chester Township, Delaware County early Saturday morning.

Maryland police: 5 killed in Queen Anne's County crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:19

15 a.m. Saturday on Route 50 in Wye Mills. The car and truck crashed at an intersection near Chesapeake College. The truck apparently rolled over the car before coming to a rest. (AP Photo/NBC4 Washington)WYE MILLS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say five people are dead after a Virginia family's car collided with a tractor-trailer in Queen Anne's County.

George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:15

This booking photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman, 31,was arrested on an aggravated assault charge in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Seminole County Public Affairs)MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

Former LA mayor Villaraigosa considering Senate run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 04:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat Barbara Boxer will vacate after deciding not to seek re-election to a fifth term.

Republicans, court ship oil pipeline decision back to Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:57

Dozens of demonstrators rally in support of Obama's pledge to veto any legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, outside the White House in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Nebraska's Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama.

4 men die as van, truck collide near Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:55
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A van carrying farm workers collided with a semi-truck near the central California city of Fresno, killing four of the men inside the van, authorities said.

Connecticut teacher accused of sexual assault re-arrested for threats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:55
(Reuters) - A former Connecticut high school teacher who pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with an underage student has been arrested on a separate charge of threatening someone connected to her case, police said Saturday. Danielle Watkins, 32, of Norwalk, was taken into custody on Friday after approaching a former student whom she was barred from contacting and making unspecified threats, according to a police report. ...

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:54

Obama speaks during a visit to KnoxvilleBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a U.S. company. Internet security became a national focus after a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blamed on North Korea. The attack and subsequent threats of violence against theaters prompted Sony to scale back its release of "The Interview", a comedy film that depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. ...

Maintenance worker killed in concrete crusher accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:53
SOUTH TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a worker performing routine maintenance on a concrete crusher was killed when he somehow got entangled in the machinery.

Florida woman wants lower bond in 'toxic tush' case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:25
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set a $40,000 bond for a Florida woman authorities say illegally injected toxic substances to enhance women's buttocks.

Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 03:20

FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “hell-no” caucus of House Republicans who tried to overthrow Speaker John Boehner is as strong as ever despite an ineffective coup attempt. The conservatives won approval of the leadership to push a far-reaching bill next week that not only rolls back President Barack Obama’s immigration changes but overturns protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Die-hard House conservatives bungled a coup against House Speaker John Boehner but now look like winners, pushing Republicans farther right.

Minivan and truck collide in Maryland, killing five family members

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:59
By John Clarke (Reuters) - Five people, including two children and a pregnant woman, were killed early Saturday in Maryland after truck crashed and rolled over on top of a minivan, state police said. All five people in the minivan were killed, including Regina Ayres, 24, and her two children, Jordan Ayres, 7, and Jonathan Ayres, 2 months. Regina's 30-year-old sister, Zerissa Ayres, who was expecting a child, also died. All of them were from Greenbush, Virginia. Travis Straton, 25, the father of Jonathan Ayres, also was killed. He was from Onancock, Virginia. ...

Police: Videos show 1-year-old putting handgun in mouth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:53
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana couple faces charges after investigators say they found cellphone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

Man acquitted in Trayvon Martin case charged in domestic dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:51

George Zimmerman listens to judge during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in a fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in 2013, was charged with aggravated assault on Saturday after his arrest in connection with a domestic disturbance in Florida. Zimmerman was arrested by Lake Mary police on Friday night after allegedly throwing a wine bottle in his girlfriend’s direction earlier in the week, his attorney Donald West said. West appeared at Zimmerman’s side in a Seminole County court Saturday morning. ...

Obama to focus on cybersecurity issues next week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:47

President Barack Obama tours Techmer PM, a plastic fabrication company, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Clinton, Tenn. Obama will spend most of the week ahead focusing on identity theft, electronic privacy and other cyberspace issues. The events are part of Obama's strategy of providing sneak peeks of the proposals he'll outline in his upcoming State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing the break with State of the Union tradition, President Barack Obama will spend most of the coming week previewing more of the proposals he will outline in the address, including on identity theft, electronic privacy and cybersecurity, the White House announced Saturday.

Improvements sought for D.H. Lawrence ranch in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:34
SAN CRISTOBAL, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico ranch where novelist D.H. Lawrence once sought spiritual renewal is working to reshape itself after being closed for six years and facing a number of needed renovations.

Police: Man with baby in car leads officers on chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:24
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man led police in Southern California on a chase while a baby was in his car.

2nd Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California's Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent's most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting.

Thousands of dog photos posted on Facebook for Arizona teen

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 02:12
PHOENIX (AP) — What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity.