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Connecticut children overdosed on antihistamine, mom charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:02
An overdose of over-the-counter cold medicine caused the death of two children whose bodies were found in their gas-filled home in Connecticut, and their mother, who had said she stabbed them, remained charged with murder, police said on Thursday. Autopsies concluded this week by the state's chief medical examiner on Aleisha Moore, 6, and Daaron Moore, 7, determined they died from acute intoxication of an antihistamine used to treat cold or allergy symptoms, East Haven police said. The children were found dead and their mother, LeRoya Moore, injured when police and firefighters were called to their East Haven home on June 2 for a medical emergency.

Investigator: Oklahoma Wal-Mart manager helped steal $75,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:59

FILE - In this July 4, 2015, file frame from surveillance video provided by the Bristow Police Department, a man leaves with more than $75,000 from a Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver in Bristow, Okla. A Wal-Mart manager and his daughter were arrested Wednesday, July 8 in connection with an investigation. (Bristow Police Department via AP, File)BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor is considering felony grand larceny charges against a Wal-Mart manager and his stepdaughter after another man stole about $78,000 from the store while disguised as an armored truck driver.


Police: Teen threw hand sanitizer on boy, lit him on fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:51

 Teen threw hand sanitizer on boy, lit him on fireAuthorities have arrested a teenager who they say assaulted a boy by dousing him in hand sanitizer and then lighting him on fire.


Man pleads guilty in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:42

Man pleads guilty in Poconos crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teensThe man charged in a tragic accident that killed three Bucks County teenagers has pleaded guilty.


Funeral to be held for woman slain in San Francisco shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:41

Flowers and a candle form a makeshift memorial for shooting victim Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in San FranciscoThe friends and family of a woman who police say was fatally shot in San Francisco by a felon living illegally in the United States are set to gather for her funeral on Thursday, as debate raged about immigration policy in the aftermath of her death. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in last week's apparently random shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cited to decry weak U.S.-Mexico border security. The San Francisco Sheriff's Department, which has come under fire for releasing Sanchez after a decades-old marijuana charge against him was dismissed, canceled a news conference scheduled for Thursday to address the controversy out of respect for Steinle's funeral.


25 Million Affected by OPM Hack, Officials Say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:38
More than 25 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen, sources tell ABC News.

Not berry good: US adults still skimp on fruit and veggies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:33

FILE - In this Saturday, June 6, 2015, file photo, Danny Castillo wheels boxes of produce to a customer's truck at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. In a national survey, only 13 percent of adults said they ate the recommended amount of fruit each day. And only 9 percent had enough vegetables. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables.


Judge hears from patients who praise rogue cancer doctor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:29

Liz Lupo, second from left, shows a sign in honor of her mother, Marianne Lupo, a former patient of Dr. Farid Fata, outside federal court, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Detroit. Patients of Fata received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Three people praised the care of a Detroit-area cancer doctor Thursday as a judge moved closer to sending him to prison for a scheme to collect millions of dollars through needless treatments.


Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:23
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board says its policy prohibiting a transgender student from using the boys' restrooms is not discriminatory and was not enacted to stigmatize or embarrass the teenager.

Exclusive: 25 Million Affected by OPM Hack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:17
More than 25 million people inside and outside government likely had their personal information stolen, sources tell ABC News.

U.S. chain restaurants get one more year to display calorie count

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:01
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would extend the deadline for chain restaurants to disclose calorie counts on menus by a year to Dec. 1, 2016. The FDA set a national standard for restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets late in 2014, to raise awareness about the risk of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? Appellate court considers matter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:57

Attorney Alan Begner, representing a Ku Klux Klan group, argues before the Georgia Court of Appeals on whether the state violated the group's constitutional rights by denying its application in a highway cleanup program Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Atlanta. The Georgia Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Thursday and will issue a decision in the coming months. The Georgia group's application for the Adopt-A-Highway program was denied in 2012. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation sued on the group's behalf, saying its right to free speech was violated. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia court heard arguments Thursday about whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing its application to a highway cleanup program and whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision applies in the case.


Georgia grand jury clears officer in shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:55
A Georgia grand jury on Thursday declined to indict an Atlanta-area police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who drove at police in a Maserati, officials said. Nicholas Thomas, 25, was shot to death in March by Sergeant Kenneth Owens of the Smyrna, Georgia, police force. Thomas was driving toward officers, putting them at grave risk, when he was shot, police said.

Oklahoma prosecutor clears troopers in floodwater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:50
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor will not seek charges against a pair of Oklahoma troopers involved in the fatal shooting of a Tulsa pastor who had been told to leave a flooded area.

Judge to rule July 24 on Chicago pension reform law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:44
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge said on Thursday she will rule on July 24 on the constitutionality of a 2014 state law aimed at shoring up two financially ailing Chicago pension funds.

Man gets 6½ years for holding his sister captive in filth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:37
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who kept his sister captive in filthy conditions inside their home was sentenced Thursday to 6½ years in prison.

Summer forecast for Lake Erie: Another big algae outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:34

FILE- This Aug. 3, 2014 file photo shows Algae near the City of Toledo water intake crib, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Researchers who have been keeping a close eye on Lake Erie say they think this summer will bring one of the most severe toxic algae outbreaks in recent years. It was almost a year ago that toxins from the algae contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lake Erie will see one of the most severe toxic algae outbreaks in recent years this summer, a year after toxins contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan, researchers predicted Thursday.


Florida's congressional districts rejected as gerrymandered

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:33
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's congressional maps don't meet the requirements of a voter-approved constitutional amendment that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party. The court ordered the Legislature to try drawing the maps again.

NASA picks 4 astronauts to fly 1st commercial space missions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:32

In this Oct. 22, 2007 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Robert Behnken poses for a photo. Behnken is one of four veteran astronauts selected to fly the first commercial space missions, NASA announced, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (NASA via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil.


Teen stabbed in Whitemarsh Twp. home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:30

Teen stabbed in Whitemarsh Twp. home invasionMontgomery County authorities are investigating the stabbing of a teenager during a home invasion in Whitemarsh Township.