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Fishermen who hooked shark won't be cited

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:32
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California officials say they won't cite the fishermen who hooked a great white shark that bit a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach pier.

Woman Learns Serial Killer Lived in Her Home From Watching TV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:30
A Missouri woman says she has finally been able to break her rental lease after learning that her home was used as a torture chamber by a suspected serial killer over a decade ago.

Chimp attack victim seeks primate sale rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:28

Nash speaks to the media at the Legislative Office Building in HartfordA Connecticut woman blinded and disfigured by a chimpanzee attack will visit Washington this week to urge the passage of stricter rules to keep primates from being transported into states that prohibit keeping them as pets.


Neighbors fault Philly after fatal row house fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:27

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer pauses while speaking during a news conference after weekend fire tore through 10 row homes and killed four children just steps from a firehouse, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials on Tuesday defended the response to a porch fire that tore through a block of row homes, killing four young children as neighbors waited for rescuers who could douse the flames.


Neighbors fault Philly after fatal row house fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:27

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer pauses while speaking during a news conference after weekend fire tore through 10 row homes and killed four children just steps from a firehouse, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials on Tuesday defended the response to a porch fire that tore through a block of row homes, killing four young children as neighbors waited for rescuers who could douse the flames.


Derailed fuselages removed from Montana river

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:27

Work crews remove one of the Boeing 737 fuselages that plunged into the Clark Fork River east of Superior, Mont., on Monday, July 7, 2014. Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo) SEATTLE ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.


Derailed fuselages removed from Montana river

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:27

Work crews remove one of the Boeing 737 fuselages that plunged into the Clark Fork River east of Superior, Mont., on Monday, July 7, 2014. Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo) SEATTLE ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.


Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:27
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

Police: Mom accused of killing babies was on meth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:26

FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows police tape in front of the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove, Utah. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, authorities said DNA results confirm that the biological father of Megan Huntsman's seven dead babies is her estranged husband. The 39-year-old Huntsman is charged with six counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah mother's motive for killing six of her newborns was that she was addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility.


Police: Mom accused of killing babies was on meth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:26

FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows police tape in front of the scene where seven infant bodies were discovered and packaged in separate containers at a home in Pleasant Grove, Utah. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, authorities said DNA results confirm that the biological father of Megan Huntsman's seven dead babies is her estranged husband. The 39-year-old Huntsman is charged with six counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah mother's motive for killing six of her newborns was that she was addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility.


Bail set for twins charged in Good Samaritan death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:23
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1.1 million each for twin brothers charged with murder in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over after trying to rescue a woman being assaulted in California.

Bail set for twins charged in Good Samaritan death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:23
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1.1 million each for twin brothers charged with murder in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over after trying to rescue a woman being assaulted in California.

Illinois woman seeks clemency in buried-alive case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:23

This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Nancy Rish. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board held a clemency hearing for Rish, who was convicted of helping her boyfriend kidnap Kankakee businessman Stephen Small and bury him alive in 1987. Small suffocated when a crudely fashioned breathing tube failed before a ransom could be paid. The panel is expected to vote within weeks on whether to recommend clemency. (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections, File)Tearful relatives appealed for clemency Tuesday for an Illinois woman they say was wrongly convicted nearly three decades ago of taking part in in a macabre kidnap-for-ransom plot in which a businessman was lured from his home and buried alive.


Woman can break lease at suspected killer's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:19
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn't budge.

Woman can break lease at suspected killer's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:19
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn't budge.

Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drought in the southwestern U.S is depleting the vast Lake Mead on the Colorado River to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s.

New Jersey's storm recovery chief steps down, replaced by deputy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:11

New Jersey Gov. Christie walks in before speaking at the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference in WashingtonThe director of New Jersey's response to Superstorm Sandy stepped down on Tuesday, almost two years after the storm tore through the state, and was replaced by his deputy, Governor Chris Christie's office said. Marc Ferzan, who was appointed in the early days of the recovery in 2012, has been criticized for delays in doling out recovery money and accused of allowing politics to interfere with the distribution of funds. In a statement, Christie said that Ferzan served with "great professionalism, effectiveness and with the needs of Sandy survivors always in the front of his mind." Sandy crashed into the Jersey Shore in late 2012, tearing up beach-front boardwalks and leaving entire towns with extensive flooding and storm damage. Christie's initial response, especially his public embrace of President Barack Obama in the days leading up to the Democratic president's re-election, was widely lauded, and the governor himself cruised to re-election the following year.


New Jersey's storm recovery chief steps down, replaced by deputy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:11

New Jersey Gov. Christie walks in before speaking at the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference in WashingtonThe director of New Jersey's response to Superstorm Sandy stepped down on Tuesday, almost two years after the storm tore through the state, and was replaced by his deputy, Governor Chris Christie's office said. Marc Ferzan, who was appointed in the early days of the recovery in 2012, has been criticized for delays in doling out recovery money and accused of allowing politics to interfere with the distribution of funds. In a statement, Christie said that Ferzan served with "great professionalism, effectiveness and with the needs of Sandy survivors always in the front of his mind." Sandy crashed into the Jersey Shore in late 2012, tearing up beach-front boardwalks and leaving entire towns with extensive flooding and storm damage. Christie's initial response, especially his public embrace of President Barack Obama in the days leading up to the Democratic president's re-election, was widely lauded, and the governor himself cruised to re-election the following year.


Father helps deliver baby girl on Route 1

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:09

Father helps deliver baby girl on Route 1A Camden, Delaware family expanded over the weekend.


Prosecutors in NYC's Brooklyn won't pursue low-level pot cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:08
Prosecutors in New York City's most populous borough of Brooklyn will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases, particularly for first-time offenders, the office said on Tuesday. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, who campaigned on limiting criminal penalties for people caught with small amounts of pot, said the new policy will lift the burden placed on the criminal justice system by thousands of low-level arrests that are ultimately dismissed. The move, which does not affect New York's four other boroughs, comes at a time when states and cities across the United States are adopting more lenient stances on marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. Fifteen U.S. states have made possessing marijuana a civil offense, and 23 including New York allow medicinal pot.