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Rubber brain, birth control pills, keg among NJ beach trash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:06

Cindy Zipf, executive director of the Clean Ocean Action environmental group, displays balloons collected from New Jersey beaches during cleanups last year. The baloons are lethal to marine life, particularly turtles that eat them, mistaking them for jellyfish. The group ran cleanups in which volunteers collected more than 332,000 pieces of trash last year. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sweep of New Jersey beaches last year turned up the usual seashells, sandcastles and seaweed. But, plenty of not-so-typical beach items popped up, too, including a keg, birth control pills and a rubber brain.


North Charleston mayor, police chief reject rally invitation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:05
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mayor and the police chief in a city where a former white police officer is charged with murder in the shooting of a black man are declining invitations to attend a rally about local police practices a year after the death.

New York teen pleads guilty to non-terrorism charge in Islamic State case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:01
A New York City teenager accused last year of helping a college student plan an Islamic State-inspired plot to set off a pressure cooker bomb in the city has pleaded guilty to a non-terrorism charge of conspiring to impede federal officers. Imran Rabbani, who was 17 when he was arrested in June, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said late on Monday. As part of a plea deal, Rabbani agreed to drop an appeal of a November ruling allowing him to be tried as an adult for a prior charge of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State, said his lawyer, Richard Willstatter.

Student's suicide renews concern on University of Pennsylvania campus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:42

Student's suicide renews concern on University of Pennsylvania campusStudents and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania are remembering a 21-year-old undergrad who took her own life in West Philadelphia.


Florida teacher suspended after quizzing students on gender

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:38
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa, Florida, middle school teacher has been suspended after parents complained that she gave students a questionnaire on personal information including their sexual orientation, gender identity and religion.

Feds ask Delaware to probe death near psychiatric hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:31
STANTON, Del. (AP) — Federal officials are asking Delaware to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a Maryland man outside a psychiatric hospital.

Bank won't add 250 jobs in North Carolina due to rights law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:11
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Deutsche Bank is halting plans to add 250 jobs in North Carolina because of a state law limiting protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people.

Judge dismisses investor lawsuit against SeaWorld

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:08
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge in southern California has dismissed a securities fraud lawsuit brought by investors in SeaWorld.

Man handcuffed, shot and killed in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:07

Man handcuffed, shot and killed in Point BreezePolice identify the victim in Point Breeze shooting.


Tennessee bill denying service based on counselor religion goes to governor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:05

A box of cupcakes are seen topped with icons of same-sex couples at City Hall in San FranciscoThe measure protects therapists and counselors from lawsuits and criminal prosecution if they deny services to clients whose religious beliefs conflict with their own. The Tennessee Senate voted 25-to-6 to approve an amendment to the measure on Monday evening after the state House passed the bill last week. State-level legislation has drawn widespread criticism, including from musicians Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams and companies PayPal Holdings Inc , Coca-Cola Co and Deutsche Bank AG .


Police: Mom stabs crying infant daughter with kitchen knife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 23:04

 Mom stabs crying infant daughter with kitchen knifePolice say a Virginia woman stabbed her 3-month-old baby with a kitchen knife when the girl wouldn't stop crying, sending the baby to the hospital.


2 women allege sex harassment by Boston University professor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:59
BOSTON (AP) — A renowned horn player and Boston University music professor has been sued by two former students who say he sexually harassed them and the school failed to do anything to stop the harassment.

US rep blasts IFC conflict of interest in Manila water plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:49

In this Feb. 23, 2016 photo, a resident cools himself down following an overnight fire at a poor neighborhood in Muntinlupa city southeast of Manila, Philippines. Water was not supposed to become so expensive for Manila under a 1997 World Bank deal that privatized the seaside city’s water and sewage management. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., a ranking member of a U.S. congressional committee that oversees the international development bank, accused the bank’s lending arm, the International Finance Corp., of a conflict of interest from holding an equity stake in one of two companies set up under the 1997 Manila water deal. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago.


Car plunges down embankment, gets stuck in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:39

Car plunges down embankment, gets stuck in Fairmount ParkPolice and firefighters were on the scene of a crash in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Vandals smash pillar at veterans park in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:32
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are investigating after a pillar was smashed by vandals at Veterans Memorial Park near Gainesville.

HTC's new phone focuses on camera quality

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:24

This photo provided by HTC shows the HTC10. HTC is promising a better camera, along with refinements in audio and design, as it unveils its latest flagship phone, the HTC 10. (HTC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — HTC is promising a better camera — along with refinements in audio and design — as it unveils its latest flagship phone, the HTC 10.


DEA Marijuana Reclassification Could Affect Medical Uses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:23

DEA Marijuana Reclassification Could Affect Medical UsesMarijuana is currently in the same class of drugs as heroin, LSD.


Biden returning to West Point, Syracuse for commencement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will return to West Point next month to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy.

Stocks eke out modest gains as focus turns to US earnings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:14

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in early trading as first-quarter company earnings got off to a mixed start. Energy companies and banks were among the early winners Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were steadily higher in early trading Tuesday, as investors worked through the first batch of earnings from the first quarter of the year.


Georgia to execute man for 1996 murder of female neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:10

Georgia death row inmate Kenneth Fults is seen in an undated pictureA Georgia man whose next-door neighbor pleaded for her life before he killed her during a 1996 burglary is due to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday. Kenneth Earl Fults, 47, shot 19-year-old Cathy Bounds five times in the back of the head after breaking into her home in Spalding County, according to a court synopsis of the case. The lethal injection is scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT at the state prison in Jackson.