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APNewsBreak: Firefighting plan aims to protect West habitat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:01
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released the initial plan for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.

Bird flu confirmed at 2nd turkey farm in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:41
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A bird flu deadly to poultry has been confirmed at a second turkey farm in Missouri, and state agriculture leaders are making efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

Hillary Clinton to hold press conference after U.N. speech: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton will hold a press conference later on Tuesday following her speech at the United Nations, a spokesman for the potential 2016 presidential candidate and former U.S. secretary of state told reporters in an emailed statement. (Reporting by Amanda Becker)

Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:23
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri agriculture officials have quarantined two commercial facilities after a strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry but poses no immediate public health concern was detected.

Student stabbed repeatedly in NY high school; teen arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:22
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a student has been stabbed repeatedly inside a New York high school, and a teen suspect has been arrested at his home.

Judge rejects diocese's bid to set aside in vitro verdict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:16
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A jury was correct in finding that a Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher by firing her for undergoing fertilization treatment, a federal judge has ruled.

Boston minister charged with shooting facing more charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:14
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston minister who also worked at a city high school before he was charged with trying to a kill a 17-year-old student is now facing drug and gun charges.

Texting woman walks into path of train, survives, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:07
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old woman who was texting walked into the path of a freight train, was clipped and thrown into the air, but survived.

Man arrested in Las Vegas in deadly California shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:03
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in Las Vegas in connection with a deadly shooting at a Southern California gas station that came minutes after fatal gunshots rang out at a nearby nightclub.

Gas main ruptures in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:50

Gas main ruptures in FeltonvilleOfficials say a 4-inch gas main ruptured in Philadelphia's Feltonville section Tuesday morning.


E-cigarette lodges into ceiling after exploding in Calif. man's hands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:46

E-cigarette lodges into ceiling after exploding in Calif. man's handsA Santa Ana man was smoking an e-cigarette in his bedroom, when the device exploded in his hands and lodged in the ceiling.


Fight ends in stabbing in Tioga-NIcetown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:41

Fight ends in stabbing in Tioga-NIcetownPolice say a man was stabbed during a fight in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section early Tuesday morning.


Catholic archdiocese to tweak contract's morality clauses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:41
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati plans to update language in its teachers' contract following a committee's suggestions on its morality clauses.

Michigan men receive heart, lungs from same donor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:31

Friends Gordon Veldman, 67, left, and Fred Nelis, 60, talk about receiving organ transplants from the same donor in Grand Rapids Monday, March 9, 2015. Veldman, who is from Pentwater, received lungs and Nelis, who is from Holland, received a heart. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A bond between two longtime family friends has deepened after the Michigan men received organs from the same donor.


Police: Customers attacked Ohio Chuck E Cheese's employees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:18
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a group of adults attacked employees at a Chuck E. Cheese's in a Cleveland suburb when a manager didn't respond quickly enough to a complaint about a malfunctioning photo booth.

Convicted killer admits to sexually assaulting boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:16
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who is in prison for killing a 6-year-old boy has admitted sexually assaulting a 2-year-old boy in a separate case.

Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:02

In this photo released by Solar Impulse, "Solar Impulse 2", a solar-powered airplane flies after taking off from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Monday, March 9, 2015, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the airport. Borschberg will trade off piloting with Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard during stop-overs on a journey that will take months to complete. (AP Photo/Jean Revillard, Solar Impulse)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it:


Indictment pursued against Chicago-area Islamic school head

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:52
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Cook County say grand jury indictments will be pursued against the head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school who is charged with sexual assault.

18-year-old firefighter dies from injuries days after fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:42
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old firefighter has died six days after being trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during a blaze at a central Pennsylvania home.

Immigration officials see danger as local cooperation wanes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:37

In this March 2, 2015 photo, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer "tacs up" in the garage of a New York federal building, as he prepares for series of early-morning arrests. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement say an increasing number of cities and counties across the United States are limiting cooperation with the agency and putting its officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals. Instead, more of its force is out on the streets, eating up resources and conducting investigations because cities like New York and states like California have passed legislation that limits many of the detention requests issued by immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say.