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The Latest: Fugitive real estate heir pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:26

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015 file photo, Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled Durst’s re-arraignment for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, on a charge of illegally carrying a .38-caliber revolver after a felony conviction. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the plea agreement of a New York heir wanted in California for the death of a friend (all times local):


Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy sent home after being swept up in prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:21

Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy sent home after being swept up in prostitution stingDenver Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy and his brother were detained and questioned Tuesday as part of a prostitution sting in San Jose, California.


SEPTA train hits disabled taxi, 1 person injured in Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:10

SEPTA train hits disabled taxi, 1 person injured in ConshohockenOfficials say one person was injured after a SEPTA train on the Manayunk-Norristown Line hit a disabled taxi-cab in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.


Alleged phony priest arrested for pope-trip swindle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly posed as a priest and officiated at Masses, funerals, confessions, and at least one marriage was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling thousands of dollars in phony tickets to see Pope Francis during last year's U.S. visit.

Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:02
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:58
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

Coach fired for confronting ref pleads guilty to harassment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:43

Coach fired for confronting ref pleads guilty to harassmentA suburban Philadelphia high school basketball coach who was fired for physically confronting a referee has pleaded guilty to a harassment citation.


New Yorkers incensed by Hawkeye fight song playing all night

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:39

In this Feb. 1, 2016, photo, Eamon Weber poses for a photo stands on the patio of the Wine on Third restaurant where he works in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Across the street, behind him, is the vacant building from which speakers perched on an upper window ledge continually play the University of Iowa fight song every evening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The beat goes on near a Niagara Falls bistro. And on and on and on and on.


Home Depot hiring 1,500 in Philadelphia for spring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:35

Home Depot hiring 1,500 in Philadelphia for springRetailer Home Depot is hiring 1,500 associates in the Philadelphia area in anticipation of the spring season, its busiest time of the year.


Boy, 7, shot in the face with BB gun in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:18

Boy, 7, shot in the face with BB gun in MayfairPolice are investigating a BB gun assault that injured a 7-year-old boy in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


Zika alert prompts bug spray maker to become Australia Olympics sponsor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:15
By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - A small Australian maker of bug sprays became an unlikely beneficiary of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak this week when the country's Olympic team signed it up as its first official insect repellent sponsor. As authorities around the world scramble to contain the virus declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, Melbourne-based Juno Laboratories Pty Ltd said it would supply 1,000 tubes of its Bushman "Heavy Duty" repellent gel for Australians at the Rio de Janeiro games in August. Six months before they begin, doctors have yet to confirm a suspected link between the virus and thousands of birth defects in Brazil, let alone stop it spreading.

First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:15

Tubes with the label 'Zika virus' are seen at Genekam Biotechnology AG in DuisburgBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency. The virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and WHO officials on Tuesday expressed concern that it could hit Africa and Asia as well. Zika had been thought to be spread by the bite of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, so sexual contact as a mode of transmission would be a potentially alarming development.


Expectant couples avoiding Latin America, other Zika hotspots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:15

People read zika virus flyers from an information campaign by the Chilean Health Ministry at the departures area of Santiago's international airportBy Jeffrey Dastin and Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Expectant couples planning "babymoon" vacations are increasingly steering clear of Latin America and the Caribbean amid warnings about a suspected link between a Zika virus outbreak in the region and birth defects, travel agents say. “There’s been a lot of cancellations,” said Lauren Machowsky, a travel advisor at New York-based SmartFlyer. “Some people are freaked out." Machowsky, who is herself expecting a child and called off a planned vacation to Anguilla, said she is redirecting a lot of people to Florida and pointing clients to travel warnings issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


The Latest: Bill Cosby arrives for 2nd day of proceedings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:10

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, center, arrives for a court appearance Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The latest on Bill Cosby's court appearance on a felony sexual assault charge (all times local):


Obama to visit U.S. mosque to counter Republican rhetoric about Muslims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:46

Obama holds a roundtable with Muslim American community leaders at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, MarylandBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was set on Wednesday to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque, a trip the White House said was aimed at countering rhetoric from Republicans on the presidential campaign trail exploiting some Americans' fears about Muslims. In the trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Obama wants to highlight the American right to freedom of religion for all, including Muslims, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.


Judge could rule on Cosby bid to toss sex-assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:43

Judge could rule on Cosby bid to toss sex-assault chargesBill Cosby is back in a Montgomery County courtroom.


Hundreds of French chauffeurs stage counter-protest to taxis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:42

A chauffeur sits on his vehicle during demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Hundreds of French chauffeurs are staging a counter-protest after repeated demonstrations by taxi drivers against looser industry regulations. Tensions have mounted between taxis and chauffeured car services like Uber throughout Europe, with taxis claiming the smartphone-based services are operating outside of the law. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — About 300 French chauffeurs are staging a counter-protest after repeated demonstrations by taxi drivers against looser industry regulations.


Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:36

Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in TexasHealth officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.


$63M winning lottery ticket sold in Chatsworth unclaimed as deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:35

$63M winning lottery ticket sold in Chatsworth unclaimed as deadline loomsOne lucky winner is holding onto a $63 million SuperLotto ticket they won in August of 2015, but they could become very unlucky if they don't claim their prize in two days.


Flames damage Camden home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:32

Flames damage Camden homeA fast-moving fire damaged a house in Camden, New Jersey.