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Dad pleads not guilty to poisoning child with drain cleaner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:48
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to trying to kill his sick 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with drain cleaner.

Josh Duggar responds to what he calls 'inexcusable' actions as a teenager

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:39

Josh Duggar responds to what he calls 'inexcusable' actions as a teenagerReality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager.


U.S. bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:03

Safeway brand Lucerne eggs are seen at the store in Wheaton MarylandBy P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO and NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for grain giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said that, as egg supplies have tightened and prices risen, the company has received numerous inquiries from manufacturers about the plant-based egg substitutes it makes. "The U.S. has never imported any significant amount of eggs, because we've always been a very low-cost producer," said Tom Elam of FarmEcon, an agricultural consulting company.


Grand jury indicts 6 officers in death of Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:00

These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A grand jury indicted the six officers, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, May 21, 2015. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury's decision to indict all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody, allows the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."


California wine country hit by 4.1 quake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:23
A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook wine country north of San Francisco on Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, recalling a major temblor that rocked the area last summer and caused millions of dollars in damage. The quake was centered about nine miles (14 km) north of Napa. "It was enough to shake all my bottles and I ran out from under the bar," Cassie Gesiakowski, bartender at a restaurant in nearby Yountville, told the Los Angeles Times.

Holiday weekend traffic expected to be heavy on area roads

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:06

Holiday weekend traffic expected to be heavy on area roadsIt's expected to be a very busy Memorial Day weekend for traveling - in fact, some experts are predicting the busiest in a decade.


Dozens protest police brutality in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:03

Dozens protest police brutality in North PhiladelphiaDozens of people took to the streets late Thursday night to protest police brutality.


Transgender California inmate left in limbo on surgery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:58

Inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy speaks during her parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. A federal judge ordered The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide the transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. The parole board granted Norsworthy's request for parole which could change her possibility of surgery while in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.


Washington state police officer shoots two men accused of stealing beer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:33
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A police officer in the Washington state capital of Olympia shot and wounded two unarmed black men suspected of trying to steal beer from a supermarket on Thursday, law enforcement said, prompting protests in the city. The two brothers, aged 21 and 24, were hospitalized, one in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds, Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts told a news conference. Officer Ryan Donald, who had been with the Olympia Police Department for three years, told authorities the men had no weapons but attacked him with a skateboard, and that he had issued a verbal warning before opening fire.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:11
"When a train derails on a speed-limited curve, there is one inescapable conclusion: The train was speeding. We look forward to deposing the memory-impaired engineer as to what he remembers happening." — Defense lawyer Robert Mongeluzzi on Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, who was operating the train that derailed in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:23

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.


Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:11

Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts, center, stands with prosecutor Jon Tunheim, right, and Thurston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Watkins, left, as they wait to talk to reporters, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from the store were shot early Thursday in Olympia by a police officer who confronted them nearby and reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard. The stepbrothers are expected to survive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.


Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:07

This May, 2015 photo provided by explore.org, shows walruses on a beach, recorded by a robotic camera on Round Island, Alaska. A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ran out. But thanks to the philanthropic organization explore.org, the cam is again up and running.(explore.org via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.


5 things to know as Pyrex brand marks 100th year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:56

In undated this photo provided by the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., a set of multicolored Pyrex mixing bowls that were introduced in the 1940s are shown. Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake. To mark their centennial, the Corning Museum of Glass will hold an exhibition devoted to the kitchen staple that started the country cooking in glass. (Corning Museum of Glass via AP)CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake.


Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:35

FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Cleveland’s politicians and community leaders are now working to make sure protests remain peaceful as the city awaits a verdict in the trial of a white officer in the deaths of the two unarmed people and a decision on whether charges will be filed in Rice's death. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.


Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:19

This undated photo provided the Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Abdirahman Yasin Daud, one of several Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Court documents filed Thursday, May 21, 2015, by prosecutors said Daud told friends he’d “spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.


Exclusive: Feds probe L.A.-area casino over cash transactions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:11
By Brett Wolf ST LOUIS (Reuters) - A federal grand jury is probing a Los Angeles-area casino following allegations by state authorities the business allowed some players to evade transaction reporting requirements and possibly launder money, a source said. The grand jury is probing the operations of the Gardena-based Normandie Casino, the source said. Authorities suspect many of California's roughly 90 casinos known as "card clubs" are not fully complying with laws requiring they report when customers use more than $10,000 in cash to buy poker chips, the source said.

Suspect in Washington quadruple killing apprehended: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:04
(Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of a Washington businessman and three others found in a torched mansion last week has been taken into custody, police said late on Thursday. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police said just before midnight that the man, identified as 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, had been apprehended. Police did not immediately provide additional details. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Michael Perry)

1 wounded in shooting in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:57

1 wounded in shooting in ChesterPolice are investigating a shooting that left one person wounded in Chester.


Manhunt for suspect in Washington D.C. mansion murders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:42

Suspect in Washington D.C. mansion murders arrestedPolice and federal agents searched Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of a wealthy construction executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their Washington mansion last week.