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Connecticut man charged in poisoning five-month-old with alcohol bottle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:02
By Richard Weizel NORWALK, Conn. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with manslaughter after authorities accused him of killing his 5-month-old son last year by feeding the boy a baby bottle filled with a 50-proof cocktail. Officials said Jorge Chiclana was being held on suicide watch on Wednesday as he awaits trial on the charges of second-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a child in the baby's May 2014 death. Chiclana was arrested this week at a motel in Stratford, Connecticut, police said.

Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:59

 his health care bill. Now Obama’s top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.


Check Pa. primary election results

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:57

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6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:28
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.

How far a $15 minimum wage goes in 6 US cities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:55

Teamsters Local Union No. 396, union members, Political Coordinator Jim Smith, second from right, and Secretary-Treasurer, Principal Officer, Ron Herrera, far right, join workers as the Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020, making it the largest city in the nation to do so, in Los Angeles Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The measure approved Tuesday calls for small businesses with 25 or fewer employees to have an additional year to reach the $15 plateau. The council voted 14-1 after members of the public made impassioned statements for and against the plan. The increases begin with a wage of $10.50 in July 2016, followed by annual increases to $12, $13.25, $14.25 and then $15. Small businesses and nonprofits would be a year behind. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes )LOS ANGELES (AP) — The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council.


Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:52

FILE - This May 28, 2013, file photo shows signage outside a Wal-Mart store in Duarte, Calif. The retail giant announced Wednesday, May 20, 2015 that it is expanding its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment program to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018 and to hire a total of 250,000 recently discharged veterans by 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the company has hired in the past two years.


Police: 5 kids in filthy, 'unlivable' home; mom arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:47
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a mother with five young children has been arrested after officers discovered the family in a filthy, "unlivable" home where roaches crawled on a sleeping child.

John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:43

In this Thursday, May 14, 2015 photo, former senator and astronaut John Glenn speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at the Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn said facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools, and that includes evolution. The 93-year-old said that he sees no contradiction between believing in God and believing in evolution. When he went back into space in 1998, he had announced that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible.” (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that includes evolution.


Four in Rhode Island charged with stealing $1.6 million in checks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:39
(Reuters) - Four people in Rhode Island, including two post office employees, have been charged with stealing $1.6 million worth of checks from the U.S. government, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney's office in Providence said late Tuesday that it cracked a ring that stole benefit payments to military veterans and other federal checks from a mail-sorting facility in Providence, then deposited the money into fraudulent bank accounts. The arrests grew out of an inquiry that began in September when U.S. Postal Service investigators and other law enforcement began examining reports of an unusually large number of checks from the U.S. Treasury Department disappearing after being sent through Providence.

Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:18
The ship temporarily lost power as it was departing, officials said.

Train derails in Louisiana; precautionary evacuation lifted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:41
ADDIS, La. (AP) — A precautionary evacuation order issued after four chemical tanker cars derailed in Louisiana has been lifted.

Family sickened by CO fumes in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:28

Family sickened by CO fumes in DelawareOfficials say carbon monoxide sent four adults and two children to the hospital in Christiana, Delaware early Wednesday morning.


Police: 4 Rhode Island residents stole over $1.6M in checks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:56
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Rhode Island residents face federal charges for allegedly stealing more than $1.6 million in U.S. Treasury checks bound for homes in their own state and Massachusetts.

Cheers! Some Pennsylvania voters say 'yes' to liquor sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:51
UPPER ALLEN, Pa. (AP) — Voters in some Pennsylvania towns have approved the sale of alcohol.

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:48

 The Celebrity Gaze.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers.


Sentence rescheduled to June 5 for drug lord's cousin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sentencing has been rescheduled for a cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords for his role in trying to expand the violent cartel's reach into Europe and the United States.

3 suspects at large after home invasion in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:12

3 suspects at large after home invasion in Juniata ParkPhiladelphia Police are looking for 3 armed suspects who stormed a home in Juniata Park and made off with cash, jewelry and weapon.


Jindal issues order after religious objections bill rejected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:03

FILE - In this May 9, 2015, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Freedom Summit in Greenville, S.C. Jindal has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that has thrust the state into the national debate about where religious freedoms end and the rights of same-sex couples begin.


Teacher accused of letting students have sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:57

Teacher accused of letting students have sexAn Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.


Man lures boys from Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of bare feet, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:38

Man lures boys from Philadelphia skate park, takes pics of bare feet, police sayPhiladelphia police are looking for a man who approached five young boys at a skate park and went on to pose them for pictures of their bare feet.