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No high-flying antics for George H.W. Bush's 91st birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 02:07
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating a low-key 91st birthday at his home on the Maine coast.

Judge signs Justice Department pact with Cleveland Police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 02:06
A federal judge on Friday signed off on an agreement between the U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland to address complaints of widespread racial bias and use of excessive force in the city's police department. The agreement released in May was detailed in a 105-page plan for changes to use-of-force policies, training and standards of accountability within the Cleveland Police and calls for an outside monitor to report directly to the court. The plan is "fair, reasonable and adequate" to address the issues of excessive use of force in the Cleveland department and could be a model for the rest of the nation, U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver said in a court hearing on Friday.

4 Baltimore officers on administrative duties after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:54
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are identifying four officers on administrative duties days after officials say officers shot a man who ran from them into an auto repair shop.

Friends hike for hours after boat capsizes in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:47
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Two friends spent hours walking in the dark and rain to find help for a third person after their small boat capsized in a Connecticut lake.

Jeni's halts production after listeria again found in plant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:46

FILE-This Friday, April 24, 2015 file photo shows a woman walking past a Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams that it is closed in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production for the second time since April. The Columbus, Ohio-based company said on its website Friday that listeria was discovered during the routine monitoring process, and it is taking steps to figure out how it happened. It says no ice cream was contaminated. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production and closed retail shops for the second time since April, the company said Friday.


Probes of frat abuse of vets in Florida finds no targeting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:29
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigations into a fraternity whose members are accused of mistreating wounded veterans while at a Florida Panhandle hotel have not found malicious intent, but instead a rash of bad behavior that disrupted the soldiers' retreat.

Federal judge approves Cleveland police reform agreement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:21
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved what is hoped to be a landmark agreement between Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice to reform the city's troubled police department.

Thousands of fish reported killed after chemical plant fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:16

Thousands of fish reported killed after chemical plant fireAuthorities say thousands of fish have been killed in a south-central Pennsylvania creek following possible contamination from a massive chemical plant fire creek.


HEAT ADVISORY in effect in urban areas until 8 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:15

HEAT ADVISORY in effect in urban areas until 8 p.m.A Heat Advisory is in effect in urban centers from noon until 8:00 p.m. with heat index values between 95 and 100.


Philadelphia public schools dismiss early due to heat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:14

Philadelphia public schools dismiss early due to heatThe School District of Philadelphia dismissed all public schools early Friday due to excessive heat.


I-676 overnight closures tonight, next week in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:13

I-676 overnight closures tonight, next week in Center City PhiladelphiaI-676 through Center City Philadelphia will be closed and detoured June 12th and next week for construction.


2 reporters cited for breaking rules at Hastert arraignment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:06

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, left, attempts to interview Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, right, as he arrives at the federal courthouse, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. Ross and NBC Nightly News reporter Gabe Gutierrez have been cited for violating media orders in federal court during Hastert's arraignment. The Chicago Tribune reports Ross tried to interview Hastert in the Chicago courthouse lobby Tuesday and Gutierrez ran through a closed security checkpoint in an attempt to interview Hastert. The court allows interviews only in a roped-off lobby area. Both men must appear before a federal judge July 28. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — Two national television news reporters have been cited for violating media orders in federal court during former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arraignment.


Detroit water, sewer lease approved by regional authority

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:02
The Great Lakes Water Authority board, comprised of representatives from the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan, and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties voted 5-1 for a long-term lease of Detroit's water and sewer utilities. "Detroit will have the resources we need to rebuild our city’s crumbling water and sewer pipes," Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement.

Black Virginia student bloodied in arrest says race was a factor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:01
A black University of Virginia student, no longer facing charges stemming from an incident in which he was bloodied by white police outside a bar, said on Friday race was a factor in his treatment and "society as a whole" shares some of the blame. Charlottesville prosecutors said on Thursday they would not pursue charges of public intoxication and obstruction of justice against Martese Johnson, 20, who was roughed up by Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in the March 18 incident. Charlottesville District Court Judge Robert Downer accepted the motion to drop the charges during a two-minute hearing on Friday.

Kerry to leave hospital for his Boston home, U.S. official says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 01:00

Handout photo of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking with National Security Adviser Susan Rice from his room at Massachusetts General Hospital in BostonU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday will leave the hospital where he was treated for a broken leg suffered while cycling in France to return to his Boston home, the State Department said. The top U.S. diplomat plans to make a brief statement and to take a few questions when he leaves Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has been treated, on Friday afternoon. Kerry, 71, broke his right femur on May 31 while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route in the Haute Savoie region of France, raising questions about how deeply he may be involved in Iran nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline.


New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 00:53

FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows a sign warning visitors to stay away outside an infected turkey farm in Melrose, Minn. No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa and officials are hopeful the worst outbreak in the U.S. is winding down. Farmers are finishing the disposal of turkey and chicken carcasses, disinfecting the barns and preparing to restock with new birds. (Kirsti Marohn/The St. Cloud Times via AP, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.


U.S. western states to get $110 million in drought aid: White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 00:37
The White House said on Friday that it would spend an additional $110 million to help farmers and communities in western states hit hard by drought and wildfires. The drought has affected a third of the western United States, and President Barack Obama was slated to discuss it with western governors in a video conference on Friday. The Agriculture Department will expand crop insurance, providing about $30 million in relief this year and $42 million next year, the White House said.

Daughter dead, mother critical in Northeast Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 00:31

Daughter dead, mother critical in Northeast Philadelphia fireOne person is dead and another hospitalized following a fast-moving house fire in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia.


Doctor won't practice medicine amid fondling charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 00:25

Doctor won't practice medicine amid fondling chargesA northern New Jersey doctor accused of fondling several female patients has agreed to stop practicing medicine until a state disciplinary board hears his case.