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Girl, 9, wounded by gunfire on way to Girl Scouts meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:28

Shanita Miller sits in her Indianapolis apartment on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, next to her 9-year-old daughter, Sinai, resting on a living room couch. The third-grader was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon as she was about to head to a weekly Girl Scouts meeting to pick up boxes of Girl Scout cookies to sell door-to-door for the second straight year. Although she's now healing, the youngster is still racking up sales thanks to an online cookie drive organized by the Girls Scouts of Central Indiana. Proceeds from that drive will help send Sinai and her troop on a trip. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old Indianapolis girl wounded by gunfire as she was heading off to her weekly Girl Scouts meeting to pick up cookies she planned to sell door-to-door is now racking up sales in an online cookie drive intended to send her troop on a trip.


Report: NYC's overhaul of 911 system delayed and over budget

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:02

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg smiles prior to be conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by France's Foreign minister Laurent Fabius, at the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris. A Department of Investigation probe is finding that New York City’s effort to modernize its 911 system is years behind schedule and $700 million over budget. The probe released Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, lays the blame at the feet of the former mayor's administration. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A Department of Investigation probe is finding that New York City's effort to modernize its 911 system is years behind schedule and $700 million over budget.


AccuWeather: A Frigid Night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:56

 Less Wind, Still Cold TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking below zero wind chills for many morning commutes on Friday.


Temple University study helping kids get more sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:49

Temple University study helping kids get more sleepResearchers at Temple University are enrolling families, tracking kids' sleeping habits and helping them get more shuteye.


Teen arrested for gunfire in Society Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:47

Teen arrested for gunfire in Society HillA teenager was arrested for allegedly firing a gun in Philadelphia's Society Hill section.


2 Philadelphia officers charged with assaulting man on scooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:34

2 Philadelphia officers charged with assaulting man on scooterTwo Philadelphia police officers are being charged with the assault of a man in May 2013 that was caught on surveillance and reporting a false account of the incident.


Police search home of 13-year-old who allegedly brought crack to school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:33

Police search home of 13-year-old who allegedly brought crack to schoolPolice served a search warrant Thursday night at the home of a 13-year-old boy accused of bringing crack cocaine to an elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia.


Police search home of 13-year-old who allegedly brought crack to school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:33

Police search home of 13-year-old who allegedly brought crack to schoolPolice served a search warrant Thursday night at the home of a 13-year-old boy accused of bringing crack cocaine to an elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia.


Police: 2 dead in murder-suicide at University of SC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:33

Law enforcement officials gather on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., after shots were fired at its new School of Public Health, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. There were no immediate reports on injury or suspects. (AP Photo/The State, Tim Dominick)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide inside a building on the University of South Carolina's campus in busy downtown Columbia.


Woman found shot in Wilmington home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:31

Woman found shot in Wilmington homePolice are investigating a shooting in Wilmington that sent a woman to the hospital.


Temple University program helping kids get more sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
Researchers at Temple University are enrolling families, tracking kids' sleeping habits and helping them get more shuteye.

Temple University program helping kids get more sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
Researchers at Temple University are enrolling families, tracking kids' sleeping habits and helping them get more shuteye.

U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
By Jessica Dye CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. judge Thursday urged transvaginal mesh device makers and the women suing them to work harder to resolve their tens of thousands of lawsuits in one of the biggest U.S. mass torts in history. "I'm going to kick it into high gear and ask that you do the same," said U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. The courtroom was packed with plaintiffs' lawyers and representatives for the key defendants, including Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. More than 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits against seven companies have been consolidated before Goodwin, and additional cases continue to be filed. The judge's comments kicked off two days of intensive court-supervised meetings with key officials and counsel for the companies, along with lead lawyers for women who say they have been injured by mesh devices, used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:57
By Jessica Dye CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. judge Thursday urged transvaginal mesh device makers and the women suing them to work harder to resolve their tens of thousands of lawsuits in one of the biggest U.S. mass torts in history. "I'm going to kick it into high gear and ask that you do the same," said U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. The courtroom was packed with plaintiffs' lawyers and representatives for the key defendants, including Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. More than 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits against seven companies have been consolidated before Goodwin, and additional cases continue to be filed. The judge's comments kicked off two days of intensive court-supervised meetings with key officials and counsel for the companies, along with lead lawyers for women who say they have been injured by mesh devices, used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

5 infants at Illinois day care diagnosed with measles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:47

Icicles line the exterior of KinderCare Learning Center on East Palatine Road, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Palatine, Ill. Public health officials say students, staff and faculty at the facility have been notified and anyone who hasn't been vaccinated for measles has been instructed to stay away from unvaccinated individuals for the next three weeks after lab tests confirm measles in children from the day care. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have been diagnosed with measles and about 10 more children, including some also too young for vaccinations, could have been exposed to the disease, health officials said Thursday.


Missouri boy, 6, nabbed by family to teach him fear of strangers: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:34

kidnap(Reuters) - Three Missouri women were arrested on Thursday and charged with kidnapping after they allegedly arranged for a man to kidnap their six-year-old relative because he was "too nice" and he needed a shock lesson in the dangers of the world. The man involved, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved of Troy, a rural town outside St Louis, has also been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping and other crimes, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. According to the Sheriff's department, the boy's aunt, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil, mother, Elizabeth Hupp, 25, and grandmother, Rose Brewer, 58, wanted to teach the boy a life lesson and asked Firoved to help them.


Missouri boy, 6, nabbed by family to teach him fear of strangers: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:34
(Reuters) - Three Missouri women were arrested on Thursday and charged with kidnapping after they allegedly arranged for a man to kidnap their six-year-old relative because he was "too nice" and he needed a shock lesson in the dangers of the world. The man involved, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved of Troy, a rural town outside St Louis, has also been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping and other crimes, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. According to the Sheriff's department, the boy's aunt, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil, mother, Elizabeth Hupp, 25, and grandmother, Rose Brewer, 58, wanted to teach the boy a life lesson and asked Firoved to help them.

Feds look into prosecutor's claims involving Christie donor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into a former county prosecutor's allegation in a lawsuit that he was fired because he complained about the dropping of an indictment that involved a donor to Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Union rejects sixth refinery offer from Shell; talks next week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12

Workers from the USW union walk a picket line outside the Lyondell-Basell refinery in Houston, Texas.Union leaders rejected a sixth contract offer Royal Dutch Shell Plc made to U.S. refinery workers, and a pause in negotiations was called Thursday on the fifth day of a strike, though talks are set to resume next week. The United Steelworkers union (USW), which represents workers at 63 U.S. refineries, had recommended that locals reject the proposal, which was floated after the first big walkouts since 1980. "The parties have recessed and have agreed to resume talks," Ray Fisher, spokesman for Shell whose U.S. unit leads negotiations for oil companies, said after the union rejection.


White House asked to help journalist held in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:11

Debra and Marc Tice, parents of freelance journalist Austin Tice, participate in a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, to raise awareness of their son's disappearance in Syria. Tice, who disappeared in August 2012, is believed to be held by the Syrian government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents of a missing journalist detained in Syria and the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders are calling on the White House to help bring the journalist home safely and to improve U.S. policy on hostage cases.