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Grandmother arrested after toddler drinks meth tea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:37

This undated booking photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department shows suspect Cynthia Watson, from Oregon. Authorities in Southern California say the 51-year-old woman has been arrested on child-endangerment charges after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea with methamphetamine in it. Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Craig McDonald says the toddler's mother called authorities Monday morning, June 30, 2014 saying the child had not slept and was talking rapidly, scratching, and couldn't sit still. (AP Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department )IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a 51-year-old woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea with methamphetamine in it.


Atlanta officer dragged by accused drunken driver

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:34
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a driver arrested on drunken driving and assault charges dragged a police officer until they crashed into a pole, with the officer suffering a head injury and a broken hand.

Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:31
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

California protesters block bus carrying migrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:24
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A flight carrying migrants from overcrowded facilities on the Texas border with Mexico arrived Tuesday in Southern California but protesters blocked immigration authorities from taking the group to a suburban Border Patrol facility for processing.

Nienstedt investigated for alleged misconduct

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is investigating him after allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced several months ago.

Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:22

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2012 file photo shows a man using a cellphone as he passes a T-Mobile store in New York. T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions off its customers in bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint that is likely to damage the reputation of a household name in wireless communications. In its complaint filed in federal court, the Federal Trade Commission claimed that T-Mobile billed consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder. The FTC alleges that T-Mobile collected as much as 40 percent of the charges, even after being alerted by other customers that the subscriptions were scams. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.


More torrential rain worsens Midwest flooding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:22

Kane County crews look over a sinkhole in Burlington Township, Ill Tuesday, July 1, 2014, where three people escaped serious injury when two vehicles traveled into the sinkhole on a rural stretch of road. Officials say severe storms that swept through the region late Monday and early Tuesday were suspected of causing the sinkhole that measured some 10 feet in diameter. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Brian Hill) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — More torrential rain worsened flooding in the Midwest, spawning high water that swept away an Iowa teenager, caused a traffic nightmare near one of the nation's busiest airports and threatened to swamp a Missouri town for the fifth time in less than a decade.


California universities to start sustainable agriculture programs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:20
By Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY Calif. (Reuters) - University of California campuses would buy food from local growers, grant more scholarships to agriculture students and teach farmers in the United States and around the world how to grow food with less water under a new initiative announced Tuesday. The program gives the university a voice in global policy discussions about how to grow food in the face of severe drought and rising temperatures, said Janet Napolitano, the former Homeland Security chief who took over as president of the 10-campus system last year. "Another 1/2 billion - primarily in the industrialized nations of the world - are obese." The food initiative is one of several steps taken by Napolitano to raise the university's profile, modernize its course offerings and shore up its shaky finances since taking the helm last fall.

Fans brave heat for US-Belgium game watches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:16

United States fan Joe Trombley, of Farmington, Mich., reacts while watching the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — His right cheek painted with an American flag, Jon Watson sat sweating in the Texas heat.


Mom kills self, 2 daughters with nitrogen gas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:15

East Greenbush Chief of Police Christopher Lavin talks to reporters about the murder suicide in East Greenbush, N.Y. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. A mother despondent over her son's suicide killed her two young daughters and herself early using suffocating nitrogen gas at their home, about a week after a stay in a mental institution, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Marc Schultz)EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — A mother despondent over her son's suicide killed her two young daughters and herself early Tuesday using suffocating nitrogen gas at their home, about a week after a stay in a mental institution, authorities said.


One killed, eight injured in chemical explosion at Indiana GM plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:14
(Reuters) - One worker was killed and eight others injured in a chemical explosion at a General Motors Co plant in central Indiana on Tuesday, the company said. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Google adds more musical chops with Songza deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:13
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is fine-tuning its digital music strategy with the acquisition of Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored for people's changing moods.

4,000 arrive for Utah forest counterculture fest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:09
UINTA NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) — Thousands of young people and some more weathered hikers are trekking up a path that cuts through aspen and pine up to the summit of an eastern Utah mountains about 60 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Graco gives in, agrees to recall infant seats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:09

Graco gives in, agrees to recall infant seatsGraco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.


Miners dredge protected Idaho river in protest of federal oversight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:07
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Protesters gathered to illegally dredge for gold on Tuesday in an Idaho river where such mining is banned, in an open challenge to the U.S. government's authority to regulate public waters and lands in Western states, an organizer said. Six of nearly 60 miners at the rally were using portable pumps and hoses to collect gravel and sand from the streambed of a stretch of the federally protected Salmon River, which is closed to suction dredging and other mining by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect imperiled fish. "It's a matter of states' rights," Organizer John Crossman, head of the Southwest Idaho Mining Association in Boise, said in a telephone interview in which he described as overreach a recent rule by the EPA requiring permits to mine rivers in mostly Western states. "This is the United States of America, not the 'United State' of America.

Gold Alert issued for woman taken from New Castle, Del. home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:07

Gold Alert issued for woman taken from New Castle, Del. homeNew Castle County Police have issued a "Gold Alert" in their search for a woman who they believe was taken from her residence in Saddlebrook on Monday.


Protesters block buses with migrants in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:02
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Protesters have blocked buses carrying migrants from overcrowded facilities on the Texas border to a Southern California processing center.

4 injured in Feltonville food truck explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 05:59

10 injured in Feltonville food truck explosionAt least four people are injured after a possible food truck explosion near a Feltonville auto body shop.


Ahead of July 4th, tropical storm forms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 05:57

Nick Alvarez, of New York, enjoys a day at the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the state's east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm gradually gained strength off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.


Flood strands motorists headed to O'Hare Airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 05:49

This photo from video provided courtesy of WMAQ-TV in Chicago shows air travelers wheeling their luggage toward Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Tuesday, July 1, 2014, after sudden rains flooded the Kennedy Expressway, a major thoroughfare that runs to the airport. Desperate travelers were forced to get out of taxis and haul their luggage the rest of the way to the airport. (AP Photo/Courtesy of WMAQ-TV Chicago)CHICAGO (AP) — A massive traffic backup caused by standing water on the expressway into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport prompted desperate travelers to get out of cars and walk along the roadway, with their luggage in tow.