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10 sickened in Delaware County CO leak, heater blamed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:13

10 sickened in Delaware County CO leak, heater blamedA faulty heater is to blame for a carbon monoxide leak that sent ten people to the hospital in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Judge rejects request to block passport marker law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to immediately block a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children.

VA investigates 'active shooter' false alarm to 23K staffers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating after a false alarm about an active shooter was sent to VA hospitals nationwide.

Arrest made in killing of Rutgers student in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student in New Jersey last weekend.

Detroit Zoo shows off new penguin habitat with better views

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:08

Penguins swim in the Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Royal Oak, Mich. The new penguin habitat that the zoo calls the world's largest such facility offers its 80-plus residents new rocks for climbing, waves, snow and better ice conditions, while allowing visitors to come nose-to-beak with the stately birds. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A new penguin habitat that the Detroit Zoo calls the world's largest such facility offers its 80-plus residents new rocks for climbing, waves, snow and better ice conditions, while allowing visitors to come nose-to-beak with the stately birds.


Judge gives Texas 'affluenza' teen nearly 2 years in jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:03

Ethan Couch is brought into court for a hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The judge ordered Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, to serve nearly two years in jail. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck to serve nearly two years in jail, a surprising sanction that far exceeds the several months in jail that prosecutors initially said they would pursue.


Bears emerging early have run-ins with Montana residents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:02
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The chicken-killer had been caught red-pawed, but because he was a first-time offender, he was released on his own recognizance.

Families of Germanwings crash victims sue US flight school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of victims killed last year when a suicidal pilot flew an airliner into a mountainside in the French Alps filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. flight school where the pilot was trained, alleging the school failed to properly screen his medical background.

Cosby asks court to reseal testimony about affairs, drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:44

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. Lawyers for Cosby are urging a court to reseal the actor’s deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, Quaaludes and payments to women. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia is hearing arguments Wednesday, April 13. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers urged an appeals court Wednesday to reseal the comedian's lurid, decade-old testimony about his womanizing, but the panel of judges seemed to think the request was pointless, since the deposition has already made headlines around the world.


Murder charge expected in decapitation of Seattle-area mom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:36
A judge on Tuesday found probable cause to hold John Charlton, 37, on $2 million bail while police investigated him on suspicion of second-degree murder, prosecutors said. King County prosecutors have until a Thursday hearing to bring charges against Charlton in connection with the gruesome killing of Ingrid Lyne, 40, which has made national headlines. "This is a very brutal crime," prosecutor Jennifer Worley told the judge at the Tuesday hearing as reported by television station Q13 Fox.

UAW election by set of VW Tennessee workers upheld by NLRB

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:34

A general view of the Volkswagen plant in ChattanoogaVW had asked for a review of the election involving about 160 of the plant's workers, who are skilled trades employees, in which 71 percent voted to join the UAW. The plant has a total hourly workforce of about 1,400 workers.


Pentagon to successors: keep focus on cyber, space, nukes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:33

Robert Work, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, speaks at a christening ceremony for the autonomous ship "Sea Hunter", developed by DARPA, in Portland, OregonBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election, top Pentagon leaders will urge their successors to focus on four top priorities - cyber, space, nuclear deterrent and electronic warfare, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said. Work said the Pentagon had now created organizations that looked at these four areas across the services to identify priorities, gaps and overlaps and ensure what he called an "enterprise-wide" approach. Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co, Raytheon Co and other weapons makers keep close tabs on budget planning to see what new business opportunities may arise.


Group releasing undercover video for cage-free egg push

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:11
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal welfare group said it hopes undercover video filmed inside a farm showing how hens are treated will get more U.S. food sellers behind cage-free eggs.

Prosecutor: White officer shot black man in self-defense

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:09
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white North Carolina officer acted in self-defense and won't face charges for shooting a black man in a case that sparked outcry in his predominantly black neighborhood, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

1 dead, 1 in custody after barricade situation in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:09

1 dead, 1 in custody after barricade situation in West PhiladelphiaA barricade situation ended in a homicide in West Philadelphia.


San Francisco 99-year-old facing eviction can stay for now

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:03
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For now, 99-year-old Iris Canada can keep climbing the stairs to the apartment where she has lived for more than 60 years, sitting on her red sofa and surfing the TV channels.

Ohio man sentenced to four years for kidnapping son from mother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:01

Bobby Hernandez is seen in an undated picture released by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office in Cleveland, OhioAn Ohio man was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison for taking his 5-year-old son from his mother's house in Alabama in 2002 and living with him under false identities for 13 years. Bobby Hernandez, 53, was also given five years' probation by Cuyahoga County Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams. Hernandez made a few brief statements in court, including apologies to his son and former girlfriend, before becoming overwhelmed by emotion.


Chicago police: Teen shot and killed by officer pointed gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:00

In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016 photo, family members comfort Tambrasha Hudson as she cries over the shooting death of her 16-year-old son, Pierre Loury, by a Chicago police officer the night before. Chicago police say Loury was shot and killed during a chase after the teen turned and pointed a gun. Hudson denied her son had a gun. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago officer shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during a chase on the city's West Side after the teen turned and pointed a gun, police said.


Odor sickens people inside Delaware County building

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:59

10 sickened in Delaware County CO leak, heater blamedDelaware County authorities are investigating a strange odor that sickened a number of people in Tinicum Township.


Intelligence agencies consider striking 'confidential' label

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:53

In this photo taken Feb. 9, 2016, Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Intelligence agencies are considering eliminating the government’s lowest category of classified information _ a step a top official has said could simplify the system used to guard intelligence and could prevent unnecessary secrecy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence agencies are considering eliminating the government's lowest category of classified information — a step a top official has said could simplify the system used to guard intelligence and could prevent unnecessary secrecy.