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South Carolina father, jailed in kids' deaths, in 'mental disarray': lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 02:05
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - A father who is accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in rural Alabama is scared and remorseful, and his family fears he suffers from an untreated mental illness, an attorney said on Friday. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, was arrested on murder charges on Thursday after police said they had evidence the divorced father with a criminal past had killed the kids, ages 1 to 8, at their home in Lexington. ...

South Carolina father, jailed in kids' deaths, in 'mental disarray': lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 02:05
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - A father who is accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in rural Alabama is scared and remorseful, and his family fears he suffers from an untreated mental illness, an attorney said on Friday. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, was arrested on murder charges on Thursday after police said they had evidence the divorced father with a criminal past had killed the kids, ages 1 to 8, at their home in Lexington. ...

Guam military exercises to draw 18,000 US forces

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:57
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — American forces are converging on the strategically important U.S. territory of Guam this month for a week of sophisticated military exercises involving two aircraft carriers.

Los Angeles issues 'heat alert' as temperatures soar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:55
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles health officials on Friday issued a special "heat alert" for this weekend, urging residents to take special precautions with temperatures expected to soar into triple digits across the region. With California already baking under a record drought that has brought acute water shortages, forecasts called for temperatures to reach more than 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles and even higher in some surrounding communities. "Extreme heat such as this is not just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous and even deadly, but we can protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated," Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the city's interim health director, said in issuing the heat alert. Gunzenhauser said some 60 "cooling centers" would be open at libraries, recreation centers and other community buildings throughout the weekend, offering shelter to residents suffering from what is predicted to be sweltering heat.

Los Angeles issues 'heat alert' as temperatures soar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:55
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles health officials on Friday issued a special "heat alert" for this weekend, urging residents to take special precautions with temperatures expected to soar into triple digits across the region. With California already baking under a record drought that has brought acute water shortages, forecasts called for temperatures to reach more than 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles and even higher in some surrounding communities. "Extreme heat such as this is not just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous and even deadly, but we can protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated," Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the city's interim health director, said in issuing the heat alert. Gunzenhauser said some 60 "cooling centers" would be open at libraries, recreation centers and other community buildings throughout the weekend, offering shelter to residents suffering from what is predicted to be sweltering heat.

Gun-toting Colorado woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:54
Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard, authorities said on Friday. Officers were called to an address in the Rocky Mountain city of Grand Junction after Cheryl Pifer allegedly told the boy, who was doing his music class homework for school, to "get his ass back inside," the Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.

Gun-toting Colorado woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:54
Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard, authorities said on Friday. Officers were called to an address in the Rocky Mountain city of Grand Junction after Cheryl Pifer allegedly told the boy, who was doing his music class homework for school, to "get his ass back inside," the Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.

Feds say Bayer colon supplement makes bogus claims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says Bayer is making unsupported claims in advertisements for its dietary supplement designed to help with digestion, in violation of a federal court order.

Washington state company recalls sausages because they contain milk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:45
Interbay Food Co LLC is recalling about 4,820 pounds of pork sausage because they contained milk, an allergen that was not on the products' label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The Woodinville, Washington, company is recalling one-pound refrigerated packages and five-pound logs of British Pantry Ltd, British Style Bangers, the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement. The products were cooked and sold in a Redmond, Washington restaurant.

Washington state company recalls sausages because they contain milk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:45
Interbay Food Co LLC is recalling about 4,820 pounds of pork sausage because they contained milk, an allergen that was not on the products' label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The Woodinville, Washington, company is recalling one-pound refrigerated packages and five-pound logs of British Pantry Ltd, British Style Bangers, the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement. The products were cooked and sold in a Redmond, Washington restaurant.

Woman convicted in school abduction, assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:43

FILE--This undated photo file provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. Regusters was convicted Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 for the Jan. 2013 abduction of a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:35
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Union: Officials were told of an escape plan day before school shooter, 2 others scaled fence.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:35
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Union: Officials were told of an escape plan day before school shooter, 2 others scaled fence.

2 dead from Detroit shooting, crash after vigil

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:30

Police look over the scene of a shooting following a vigil Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Detroit. Police say two people are dead and several others wounded after a vigil on Detroit's west side and a vehicle crash afterward. Authorities said the shooting took place following a vigil Thursday night and eight people were shot, including one who died. Residents said the vigil was for a victim of violence in the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a shooting and car crash that followed a vigil on Detroit's west side.


AccuWeather: Clouds and Sun, Less Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:21

 Clouds and Sun, Less Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Saturday looks cloudy and dreary with some afternoon showers.


2 Rothko paintings among Mellon auction items

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:11
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Mark Rothko paintings are among the objects that will be auctioned in the fall from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune, Sotheby's announced Friday.

Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:08

In this Sept. 6, 2014, photo, vintage baseball player Matt Fischetti with the Resolute Base Ball Club of Elizabeth, N.J., waits for his turn to bat during the 2014 Base-Ball Exhibition & Fair at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The clubs play baseball according to rules of the game as it was played in 1864. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home.


Robert Downey Jr.'s son pleads guilty in drug case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to cocaine possession and was sentenced to a drug diversion program that could result in his conviction being dismissed.

Mississippi candidate draws long straw, wins tied election

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:06
(Reuters) - The election for alderman in a southern Mississippi city that ended in a tie was settled on amicable terms by drawing straws out of a hat, city officials said Friday. The special election for one of five alderman seats in Poplarville, with a population of about 2,800, ended in a 177-177 tie after one voter who showed up on Tuesday without photo ID, which is required under state law, later produced identification, said Glenn Bolin, who drew the long straw late on Thursday. "I guess it's bittersweet," said Bolin, a first-time candidate who ran without party affiliation. Bolin, who owns a towing company, and his opponent, Stephanie Bounds, a nurse, each made their selection.

Rebuilding slow one year after New Jersey boardwalk fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 01:05

Rebuilding slow one year after New Jersey boardwalk fireRebuilding is slow one year after a fire devoured more than four blocks of boardwalk and destroyed more than 50 businesses in two New Jersey shore towns.