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New Jersey inmate escapes from prison weeks before parole

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:00

New Jersey inmate escapes from prison weeks before paroleAuthorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison in New Jersey weeks before he was due for parole.


Cousins were selling drugs when shot, wounded in North Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:57

Cousins were selling drugs when shot, wounded in North Philadelphia, police sayPolice tell Action News they now believe two cousins were selling drugs when they were shot and wounded in North Philadelphia.


Yearbook prank lands high school student felony charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:51

This undated booking photo provided by the Mesa Police Department, in Mesa, Ariz., shows Hunter Osborn. The Arizona high school student is facing dozens of charges after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in a yearbook handed out to some 3400 students. (Mesa Police Department via AP)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in the school yearbook.


Suspect sought in robbery outside club in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:31

Suspect sought in robbery outside club in South PhiladelphiaPolice are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for an alleged robbery outside the Parx Turf Club in South Philadelphia.


The Latest: Student still critical after crash killed 4

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:28
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the crash that killed four University of Georgia students and injured two other people (all times local):

U.S. top court rejects POM Wonderful appeal over ads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:26
Businesses better have good evidence to back up claims of health benefits from their products, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to FTC findings that the juice maker's advertising was misleading. The Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling that largely upheld the regulatory agency's determination about the pomegranate juice maker's advertising claims that its products fight ailments such as heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. "The outcome of this case makes clear that companies like POM making serious health claims about food and nutritional supplement products must have rigorous scientific evidence to back them up," FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement.

U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO Shkreli

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:22

File photo of Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, appearing before a hearing in WashingtonFormer drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. More charges related to Shkreli's involvement with biopharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc could be filed within a month, Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Paes said at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. Shkreli, 33, sparked outrage among patients, medical societies and U.S. lawmakers after another company he ran, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent to $750 a pill.


More questions than answers after 2 cousins shot, wounded in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:21

More questions than answers after 2 cousins shot, wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice continue searching for answers after two cousins were shot and wounded in North Philadelphia.


Inmate escapes from prison in Cumberland County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:19

Inmate escapes from prison in Cumberland County, N.J.Authorities in New Jersey are searching for an escaped prison inmate.


French parliament debates labor law after violent protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:18

French parliament debates labor law after violent protestsAfter a month of often violent protests, French lawmakers on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules ...


Mom, grandma indicted in teen's heroin death at Ohio hotel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:11
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel were indicted Tuesday on involuntary manslaughter charges.

Video: Inmate shocked with stun gun 3 times before death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:59

In this March 2011 photo made from surveillance video released by the Harnett County, N.C., Detention Center, inmate Brandon Bethea stands at right before a detention officer shocks him with a stun gun in Lillington, N.C. Bethea died after being hit. The county settled a lawsuit by the family and no charges were filed in the death. (Harnett County Detention Center/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jail inmate who was backing away from an officer was shocked with a stun gun three times and left alone for about 20 minutes in a padded cell where he died, according to a video released to a North Carolina newspaper.


Deputies: Drive-by wounds girl sleeping in Orlando home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:55
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 9-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in the leg while she was sleeping at a friend's house in Orlando.

Trump, Biden to attend University of Pennsylvania graduation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons.

Correction: Iwo Jima Photo Identities story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:46

Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photoDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story May 2 about the Marine Corps investigating whether it misidentified one of the men in the iconic photo of men raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in 1945, The Associated Press erroneously reported that two amateur historians contend that a figure initially identified as John Bradley was actually Harold Henry Schultz. They argue that the figure identified as Franklin Sousley was actually Schultz and the figure initially identified as Bradley was Sousley, which would mean Bradley wasn't in the photo.


Wilmington school may lose Redskins name

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:22

Wilmington school may lose Redskins nameA committee for the Red Clay Consolidated School District is recommending that Wilmington's Conrad Schools of Science stop using the nickname "Redskins" and Native American imagery.


Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

AP Exclusive: Dozens escaped from mental hospital since 2013

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:14
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state's largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence and cited only two other escapes in the past seven years.

Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:44
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits as it struggles to hire enough officers.

Iraq holding hundreds of detainees in 'inhumane conditions': Amnesty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 22:43
Amnesty International said on Tuesday Iraq is holding more than 1,000 detainees, some as young as 15, without charge in "inhumane and degrading conditions" at makeshift holding centers in western Anbar province. The London-based human rights watchdog said 683 men have been crammed into disused warehouses in Amiriyat al-Falluja, just west of Baghdad, which counter-terrorism forces (CTF) have turned into a detention and interrogation facility. "The detainees are squeezed into a space of less than one square meter each, sitting in a crouching position day and night, unable to stretch or lie down to sleep and are rarely allowed outside for fresh air," the organization's secretary general Salil Shetty said following an April 30 visit.