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Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:18

 Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injectionsA Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work.


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:14

FILE - In this April 26, 2009 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.


Court: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:14
DENVER (AP) — An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense — a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates.

Environmental group sues U.S. EPA over monarch butterfly demise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:13

Monarch butterflies cling to a plant at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific GroveAn environmental group sued the U.S. government on Friday, accusing regulators of discounting the dangers that a widely used herbicide poses to the declining monarch butterfly population. The suit claimed the agency has failed to heed warnings about the dangers to monarchs posed by glyphosate, the key ingredient in a widely used herbicide. Federal law requires EPA to ensure that pesticides it approves will not cause "unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, including wildlife," the lawsuit states. "However, the agency has never considered glyphosate’s impacts on monarchs." The NRDC and other environmental organizations have asked the EPA to review what they say is a large body of scientific evidence demonstrating glyphosate's "devastating" effects on monarchs, but the EPA has not acted, the suit claims.


South Carolina college scrutinized for 'biblical' stance on homosexuality

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:13
A small, Christian college in South Carolina said on Friday it had not banned gay students or homosexuality from its campus under its controversial new "Statement on Human Sexuality," which calls the practice sinful. Erskine College has received scrutiny for its board of trustees' decision last week, characterized by some media outlets as a ban on homosexuality. The college, affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, held that sexual intimacy is only appropriate between a man and woman who are married. "We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage is sinful," said the statement adopted by the college in Due West, South Carolina.

Texas snowstorm snarls transport, cancels nearly 600 flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:09
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A storm that dusted the Dallas area on Friday with about 1 to 3 inches of snow caused hundreds of traffic accidents and led to more than 600 flight cancellations. Flight tracker FlightAware.com said as of 4:30 p.m. CST, 595 flights were canceled at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's busiest and a hub for major carrier American Airlines. The slippery weather conditions also led to a pileup of nearly 40 vehicles in Melissa, about 35 miles north of Dallas. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported, Department of Public Safety officials reported.

Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:09

Erich Nowsch Jr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom for his initial court appearance Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch remains jailed following his arrest Friday on murder, attempted murder and other charges in the Feb. 12 shooting that fatally wounded 44-year-old Tammy Meyers outside her home. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old man charged with murder in the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull as an infant — an injury that lawyers said could become a factor in the case.


Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:04

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building in Washington. The White House this week circulated legislation aimed at encouraging U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates were pushing back even before its release, saying it does nothing to hold businesses accountable for misusing a consumer’s personal information. The bill also encourages industries to draft “privacy codes of conduct.” The Federal Trade Commission could take action against a company if it violates its own code. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.


Man gets life for killing 80-year-old who was bound, beaten

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 07:03

This undated photo released by the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office shows Matthew Raymond Hermann. Hermann has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home. (AP Photo/Umatilla County Sheriff's Office)PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.


Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:58

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil uses a cell phone in the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/John Amis)HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.


Documents: Arizona woman killed in home had head injury

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:56

This photo provided by the Scottsdale Police Department shows Allison Feldman. Court documents indicate that a Feldman, 31, found killed in her home had a head injury and that police are looking into a particular person. Scottsdale police have said little about the killing of Feldman, found by her boyfriend in her home Feb. 18, 2015.(AP Photo/Scottsdale Police Department)PHOENIX (AP) — A 31-year-old woman found slain in her suburban Phoenix home suffered serious head trauma, and her body was lying in a pool of blood, according to court documents released Friday.


Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:52

Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security fundingThe Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.


Tax scam targeting senior citizens in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:49

Tax scam targeting senior citizens in DelawareAn 88-year-old woman is speaking out about an IRS phone scam.


Berks Co. sheriff warns of abduction attempts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:44

Berks Co. sheriff warns of abduction attemptsBerks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht has put out a public service announcement in response to a rash of recent abduction attempts.


'Just So Tragic': Mom of Slain Hostage Pities 'Jihadi John'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:44
Parents of James Foley say terror group must be stopped.

Pedestrian hit by SEPTA bus in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:43

Pedestrian hit by SEPTA bus in OlneyPolice are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a SEPTA bus in Olney.


No verdict yet for mom charged in son's salt-poisoning death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:36

FILE - Defendant Lacey Spears brushes her hair back during the opening statements portion of her murder trial at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y., in this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo. Summations are scheduled Thursday Feb. 26, 2015 in the case of Lacey Spears, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2014 death of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. (AP Photo/The Journal-News, Joe Larese, File, Pool)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Jurors considering murder and manslaughter charges against a blogger accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt have completed their first full day of deliberations without a verdict.


Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:28
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work.

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:21

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampageAuthorities say a man who may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.


Man gets 66-year term for shooting Phoenix officer, robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 06:19
PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for shooting a Phoenix police officer and a volunteer sheriff's posse member minutes after robbing two strip-club employees of $18,000 by gunpoint.