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Zoo: Panda mom not swapping in smaller cub for feeding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:06

In this photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo, one of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Washington. The National Zoo in Washington says its adult female panda has had twins. (Becky Malinsky/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny newborn panda cub is getting extra care at the National Zoo after mom Mei Xiang stopped letting animal keepers swap the smaller cub in for feedings as she cares for the larger twin, the zoo said Tuesday.


Arraignment delayed for ex-trooper accused of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:41
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting three women during traffic stops when he was an Oklahoma state trooper asked Tuesday for some charges against him to be dismissed.

US seeks max 15-year prison term for Kenyan in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:39
MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man who admitted that he provided thousands of dollars in cash and recruits to foreign terror organizations in Africa and the Middle East should get the maximum 15-year sentence in U.S. prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

New motion on evidence used to convict 'Serial' killer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:37
BALTIMORE (AP) — An attorney for a convicted killer at the center of a popular podcast has filed a motion arguing that cell tower data placing the man near the murder scene was inaccurate and should not have been introduced at trial.

Planned Parenthood sues Louisiana over cut to Medicaid funds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:29
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization's Louisiana clinics.

Defendant in Jewish site shootings trial seeks postponement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:27
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City has asked a judge to postpone his murder trial after prosecutors finish presenting their case because evidence he wants mailed to him hasn't arrived.

2 shot outside apartments near Glenolden business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:23

2 shot outside apartments near Glenolden businessTwo people were shot outside an apartment complex in Glenolden, Pa. on Tuesday.


UN: China arms firm sold $20M in weapons to South Sudan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. panel of experts said that a major Chinese state-owned arms supplier sold more than $20 million of weapons to South Sudan's government last year, several months into the country's deadly internal conflict.

Court: Second Amendment also covers those in US illegally

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:10
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled.

3 shot outside apartments near Glenolden business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:09

2 shot outside apartments near Glenolden businessThree people were shot outside an apartment complex in Glenolden, Pa. on Tuesday.


Suspect shot, killed by deputy at Chester County Justice Center; believed to be White House fence jumper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:56

 White House fence jumper killed at Chester Co. Justice CenterAuthorities say a man who attacked a deputy at the Chester County Justice Center was shot and killed by another deputy on Tuesday.


Hearing delayed for man charged with killing 7 in 2 states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:52
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hearing for a man accused of killing seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period has been postponed.

Police: Car driver cut off NYC casino bus before it crashed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:47

A bus remains on the scene after crashing into a building in the Rego Park neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The New York Fire Department says the Resorts World Casino bus driver swerved to avoid hitting a car when he crashed into the building Monday. (Judy Ausuebel via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A driver who cut off a casino bus before it jumped a curb and slammed into a brick building, injuring six people, has been ticketed, police said Tuesday.


UN to 'act immediately' if South Sudan doesn't sign deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:42
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council says it is ready to "act immediately" if South Sudan's president doesn't sign a peace deal Wednesday.

Arkansas boy, 14, pleads not guilty in death of guardians

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:39
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy from central Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of capital murder in the July 21 shooting deaths of a couple who raised him as their grandson.

Shooting reported in area of business in Glenolden, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:36

Shooting reported in area of business in Glenolden, Pa.Police are on the scene of a shooting in the area of a business in Glenolden, Pa.


U.S. Army nears high-stakes award for Humvee replacement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:35
The U.S. Army is expected to award a contract on Tuesday for a new armored truck to replace thousands of aging Humvees, a long-awaited deal that could be worth up to $30 billion for the winning team. Analysts see specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp as the top contender to win a contract to build 55,000 new Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, or JLTVs, given its record in cranking out thousands of tailor-made mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, or M-ATV for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The Pentagon's Defense Acquisition Board, led by chief arms buyer Frank Kendall, met on Tuesday to review the acquisition strategy for the vehicles developed by the U.S. Army, clearing the way for the expected Army announcement.

UN chief says 422,000 besieged Syrians got no UN aid in July

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing all parties in the Syrian conflict of "indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks" on civilians and says the U.N. and its partners couldn't deliver any food to 422,000 people in besieged areas in July.

Gunfire at Chester County Justice Center; at least one person shot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:24

Gunfire at Chester County Justice Center; at least one person shotA violent confrontation at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester has reportedly left a man and a sheriff;s deputy injured.


Shooting reported at business in Glenolden, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:17

Shooting reported in area of business in Glenolden, Pa.Police and medics have responded to a business in Glenolden, Pa. for reports of a shooting.