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Health workers get lead-test help from Flint student nurses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:58

This Thursday, March 24, 2016, image taken from video shows University of Michigan-Flint lecturer Veronica Robinson drawing blood from Ketisa Looney's 7-year-old son Zyontae during a lead-testing clinic held at Richfield Public School Academy in Flint, Mich. Thousands of Flint parents have had their children tested at free clinics run by the Genesee County Health Department since residents became aware that their water had become contaminated with lead after the city began drawing water from the Flint River to save money. The overworked health department has gotten help administering lead tests from nursing faculty and students from UM-Flint. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a mosquito bite.


New app DrayQ helps truck drivers at ports be more efficient

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:44

New app DrayQ helps truck drivers at ports be more efficientA new app called DrayQ aims to help navigate drivers so they wait at shorter lines at ports, making them more efficient.


Installing eco-friendly car brakes helps improve water quality

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:52

Installing eco-friendly car brakes helps improve water qualityIf you had your car brakes replaced recently, there's a good chance you helped improve water quality without even knowing it. A California law that requires environmentally friendly brake pads is being phased in through the year 2025, but many brake companies are already complying voluntarily.


Ford F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:44

The 2016 Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine offering gaseous-fuel prep option is rolling off the line at Kansas City Assembly Plant, making it the only light-duty pickup capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane. The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry. Rival pickups from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram and Toyota didn't fare as well, according to results released Tuesday, April 12, 2016, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (Ford Motor Company via AP)DETROIT (AP) — The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry.


New trial date for Ohio man accused of plotting US attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:07
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new trial date has been set for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas training.

Seattle police arrest man after body parts of missing woman discovered

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:07
The body parts, which included a foot, were wrapped inside plastic bags, Seattle police said in a statement. A suspect identified as John Robert Charlton, 37, has been taken into custody and was being held at King County Jail on investigation of murders charges, police said.

Penn student struck, killed on SEPTA's Market Frankford Line ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:02

Penn student struck, killed on SEPTA's Market Frankford Line ID'dUniversity of Pennsylvania officials have identified the student who was struck and killed by a train on SEPTA's Market Frankford Line on Monday morning.


Puerto Rico church strips teachers of pension amid crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:00

In this July 29, 2015, file photo, U.S. and Puerto Rican flags fly in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As Puerto Rico teeters on the brink of insolvency, the The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan has told several hundred current and retired teachers that their pensions have been dispensed with because payouts exceeded contributions. The island has no law overseeing private pensions and it’s unclear if the archdiocese’s fund was insured. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — After 36 years teaching English at a Roman Catholic school near Puerto Rico's capital, Norma Cardoza planned to retire with a modest pension she trusted she would get from the Archdiocese of San Juan.


Police: Man arrested after body parts found in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:59

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole speaks to reporters during a news conference Monday, April 11, 2016, in Seattle. Multiple body parts — including a foot — found in a homeowner's recycling bin likely belong to a woman who was reported missing Saturday morning, Seattle police said Monday. (Lynsi Burton/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSEATTLE (AP) — Three body parts — including a foot — found in a homeowner's recycling bin likely belong to a woman who was reported missing Saturday morning, Seattle police said Monday.


Barricaded gunman causes tweet-storm in ritzy neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man barricaded himself in a garage after a stolen-car chase in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood Monday, a Twitter executive who lives on the street live-tweeted the scene.

A look at fatal attacks in anti-abortion violence in the US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:43
At least 11 people have been killed in violence against abortion providers in the U.S. since 1993, according to the National Abortion Federation. Here are some details of those attacks:

AccuWeather: Tracking Tuesday Morning Rain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:43

 Tracking Tuesday Morning RainMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says the early rain will give way to a sunny streak the rest of the week.


Former Va. fire chief Adam Thiel to be appointed Philadelphia fire commissioner Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:41

Former Va. fire chief Adam Thiel to be appointed Philadelphia fire commissioner TuesdayThe new Philadelphia fire commissioner will be former Virginia fire chief Adam Thiel, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced Monday.


Boy, 12, gets stuck in mud outside Chester County home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:30

Boy, 12, gets stuck in mud outside Chester County homeRescue crews worked to free a 12-year-old boy who became stuck in the mud behind his Chester County home.


Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider dies at age 83

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:29

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider dies at age 83Philadelphia Flyers owner and founder Ed Snider has died after 2-year-long battle with cancer. He was 83.


Ex-South Carolina officer gets probation over black man's slaying: media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:58
Justin Gregory Craven, a former police officer in North Augusta, pleaded guilty to misconduct in office on Monday and was sentenced to probation as well as 80 hours of public service, local broadcaster WRDW reported. The felony charge was dropped as part of Monday's plea agreement, WRDW said. "We couldn't ask for a better outcome as far as the sentence is concerned," Jack Swerling, Craven's attorney, told reporters.

Kentucky's top lawyer sues governor over college funding cuts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:51

Matt Bevin talks with his campaign supporters at his campaign headquarters in LouisvilleThe lawsuit asks a Franklin County Circuit Court to block Governor Matt Bevin's order last month to cut funding to colleges and universities by 4.5 percent, or $41 million. Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat, said the cuts violate budget laws and the separation of powers enshrined in the state's constitution. "We strongly disagree" with Beshear's claims, Bevin's spokeswoman, Jessica Ditto, said, adding that his office would respond in court.


Belmont high school softball coach chases 1,000 wins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:48

Belmont high school softball coach chases 1,000 winsThe winningest softball coach in California history, a man who's run the program at Belmont's Carlmont High School since 1976, is on the cusp of 1,000 wins.


White officer gets probation in black driver's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:48

FILE- In this April 7, 2015, file booking photo provided by Edgefield County Detention Center, shows Justin Craven, a North Augusta, S.C., police officer. Craven took a plea deal Monday, April 11, 2016, in the shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite in February 2014. Craven was sentenced to three years probation and 80 hours of community service. (Edgefield County Detention Center via AP)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police officer who was charged with a felony for shooting and killing a black driver at the end of a chase took a plea deal Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation.


Police: Woman was not abducted in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:37

 Woman was not abducted in Hunting ParkPhiladelphia police say a woman who was believed to have been abducted in Hunting Park was not taken against her will.