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Minnesota man accused in Gambia coup attempt denied release

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:08
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused in a failed coup in the West African nation of Gambia has been denied release as his case is pending.

Honda to pay $70 million for failure to report deaths, injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:59

An airbag logo is seen on a steering wheel of Honda Motor Co's all-new hybrid sedan "Grace", which installed the airbag made by Takata Corp, during its unveiling event in TokyoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co has agreed to pay $70 million to the U.S. government in penalties for failing to report hundreds of injuries, deaths and other consumer claims involving its cars, transportation officials said on Thursday.


New video released in officer shooting of Cleveland boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:56

Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice looks on as Benjamin Crump speaks during a news conference in ClevelandBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland police tackled, handcuffed and detained the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice after an officer fatally shot the boy in a city park in November, according to security video released by the city on Thursday. The girl can be seen in the footage running toward the site on Nov. 22 after Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Rice, 12. After being handcuffed, she was put into a squad car several feet away from her brother's body. Rice family lawyer Walter Madison identified her as Rice's sister. ...


Army post reviews security after veterans' clinic shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:52

Douglas Lindquist, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso office, right, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in El Paso, Texas. The FBI identified the gunman in Tuesday's shooting as Jerry Serrato, who was medically discharged from the Army in 2009 after serving in Iraq two years earlier. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Four months after security was revamped at Fort Bliss, the sprawling West Texas Army post is ramping up protection anew following a shooting at a veterans' clinic in which a former worker killed a psychologist then committed suicide.


Theater shooting lawyers spar over gunman's volunteer videos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:47
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are arguing over whether videos of James Holmes' volunteer work as a teenager can be shown during sentencing if he is convicted.

Avian flu causes emergency poultry quarantine in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:44
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine for domestic poultry and eggs in the southeast part of the state to contain the highly contagious avian flu.

Keystone XL clears hurdle in Senate despite Obama veto threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:35

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North DakotaBy Timothy Gardner and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Thursday advanced a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, their top priority in a new campaign to push back President Barack Obama's policies now that they fully control Congress. The Republican-led Senate Energy Committee approved the measure on a 13-9 vote, sending it to the full Senate for consideration next week. The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote to approve the pipeline on Friday. ...


5 things to look for as govt writes new dietary advice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:35

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla. Dietary guidelines released by the government every five years lay out recommendations for healthy eating. Next year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too. The idea of looking at how food is grown _ not just how it is eaten _ has already provoked outrage from the agriculture and food industries and even Congress. They say an environmental agenda doesn't belong in what has always been practical guidelines for a healthful lifestyle. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine.


Family identifies worker presumed dead after silo collapse in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:24

Family identifies worker presumed dead after silo collapse in Bristol TownshipAuthorities say a worker is presumed to have been killed when a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township overnight.


Cold comfort: US weather in 2014 not too hot, disastrous

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day when much of the U.S. struggled with bone-chilling cold, federal meteorologists said America's weather in 2014 wasn't really that bad.

France hunts for 2 suspects; Nation mourns their victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:16

France hunts for 2 suspects; Nation mourns their victimsWith tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.


Selfie sticks: Tourist convenience or purely narcissi-stick?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:14

In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 photo, Rasul Alekberov holds a selfie stick next to his friend Gudrat Aghayev both tourists from Republic of Azerbaijan while they take a selfie in front of "Burj Khalifa", world's tallest tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Selfie sticks have become popular among tourists because you don’t have to ask strangers to take your picture, and you can capture a wide view in a selfie without showing your arm. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)NEW YORK (AP) — Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with Times Square or the Colosseum in the background, you might have asked a passer-by to take the photo.


Philadelphia police officer struck by car, shoots at driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:02

Philadelphia police officer struck by car, shoots at driverA Philadelphia police officer fired his weapon at a driver after being run over in Strawberry Mansion, a law enforcement source tells Action News.


2 students taken to hospital after Bustleton school bus accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 02:00

2 students taken to hospital after Bustleton school bus accidentA school bus was involved in a crash on Thursday morning in the Bustleton neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia.


Dartmouth students charged with cheating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:57
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has charged 64 students accused of cheating in a sports ethics class with violating the Ivy League school's honor code.

Viewing tonight for Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:51

Viewing tonight for Shane MontgomeryFamily and friends will gather in Manayunk Thursday evening to begin saying goodbye to Shane Montgomery.


2-year-old found outside, alone, with no shirt on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:45

2-year-old found outside, alone, with no shirt onThey were scary moments Thursday morning when a toddler was found outside in the frigid cold, wearing very little clothing.


School bus involved in Northeast Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:42

2 students taken to hospital after Bustleton school bus accidentA school bus was involved in a crash on Thursday morning in Northeast Philadelphia.


Ohio bridal shop visited by Ebola patient closing down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:39
(Reuters) - An Ohio bridal shop that temporarily closed after it was visited by an Ebola-affected Texas nurse announced on social media this week that it was closing down. "I am sad to announce that Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal is being forced to wind down its operations after thirty years of service due to the devastating effect that recent events have had on our business," said a message posted on the Akron shop's Facebook page on Wednesday. "Despite our best efforts, we simply have been unable to recover. ...

Missouri town surprises sick 'Princess Molly' with fireworks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:31

In this Jan. 7, 2015 photo, Molly McKinley sits with her mom Dawn Bricker during a surprise party for her in Hannibal, Mo. The 11-year-old, who has a life-threatening neurological disorder, had asked Make-A-Wish Missouri for a trip to Disney World, but when her illness made that impossible the organization sought to give her a Disney-like party with fireworks in her hometown. Despite bitter temperatures, people in her northeast Missouri community found a way to grant the wish and crown her “Princess Molly.” (AP Photo/The Courier-Post, Bev Darr) MANDATORY CREDITHANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl wanted a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri community found a way to grant the wish and crown her "Princess Molly."