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Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:06
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.

Man steals SUV with baby in it, leads police on long chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:05
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper feared the worst as he climbed into the crashed SUV, stolen 48 miles away, and saw the car seat flipped over in the back.

Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:02

43 a.m. EDT Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)WASHINGTON (AP) — This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.

Maryland governor orders Baltimore's scandal-plagued jail shut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:35

Demonstrators stand the city's central detention facilities in Baltimore, MarylandHogan said leaking roofs, flooding, inhumane conditions and a dangerous environment for guards and inmates meant the men's section of the Baltimore City Detention Center had to be closed. "Frankly, the Baltimore City Detention Center is a disgrace and its conditions are horrendous," Hogan, a Republican, told a news conference at the jail. Shuttering the jail comes as the criminal justice system in Baltimore is under scrutiny following the April death of a black man, Freddie Gray, from injuries suffered in police custody.

Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:34
Two incidents on separate airplanes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport led to evacuations on Thursday, with three people suffering minor injuries on one flight, airport officials said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines Flight 1658 to Chicago, which caused the 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline. In the other incident at the airport, a landing gear tire caught fire shortly after Spirit Airlines Flight 407 landed from Orlando, Florida, the airport said.

Fattah vows to fight charges, but talk of his legacy begins

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:33

Fattah vows to fight charges, but talk of his legacy beginsCongressman Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is promising to fight the federal corruption charges pending against him and he's made no mention of stepping down.

The Latest: Officer: 'Send anybody you got' to theater

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:29
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Louisiana movie theater in which a gunman killed two people and then himself (all times local):

Democrats consider distance from Jefferson, Jackson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:29
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic parties in the states that start the presidential nominating process are exploring ending their association with two former White House occupants: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.

Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib had sole custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:21
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year.

Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:17

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton grins after speaking at a private fundraiser at the home of long time supporter Virginia McGregor in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The event was closed to the media. (Butch Comegys /The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support.

Indictment in Mother's Day killing seen by victim's daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:15
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the fatal stabbing of a woman in front of her daughter on Mother's Day.

Activists on Oregon bridge block Shell's Arctic drilling quest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:46
Greenpeace protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday forced back an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in Alaska to start drilling in the Arctic. The 13 Greenpeace protesters, who rappelled down from the bridge over the Willamette River early on Wednesday, are hoping to shorten Shell's Arctic drilling season by stopping the Fennica icebreaker, which is carrying emergency equipment that would cap any blown-out well. Greenpeace says Arctic drilling could be damaging to populations of whales, polar bears and walrus if there is an oil spill.

Virginia State Police complete review of student's arrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:44
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have concluded their review of an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student and prompted allegations of racism.

Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:31
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary inspection conducted after the emergency landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at a remote air base in the Aleutian Islands indicates that an equipment cooling fan failed, the Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday.

Contempt filings dropped against reporters covering Hastert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:31
CHICAGO (AP) — Two national television reporters cited for violating media security rules at former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arraignment last month won't face sanctions after their attorneys apologized to a judge.

8 states probe slain man's possible serial killer ties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:20
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia.

Boy, 4, hit by gunfire, killed while playing in front yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:18
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family's Southern California front yard was hit by gunfire and killed, authorities said Thursday.

Torso found during Connecticut probe into severed arms, legs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:13

This undated booking photograph released Monday, July 27, 2015, by the New Haven Police Department shows Ray Roberson. New Haven police said Monday that DNA testing showed that the severed legs found on July 15 near a train station were those of 54-year-old Roberson. He was last seen on May 20 but wasn't reported missing. (New Haven Police Department via AP)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A human torso was found Thursday in an abandoned building being searched by Connecticut police as part of an investigation into the discovery two weeks ago of a pair of severed arms and legs elsewhere in New Haven.

Killing of Cecil the lion triggers probe by U.S. agency: source

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:11

Family looks at stuffed animals that block the doorway of Bloomington's River Bluff Dental clinic in protest against the killing of a famous lion in ZimbabweThe killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case said. Questions have been raised by the Zimbabwe government and animal conservationists about Cecil's death outside the Hwange National Park, where he was the head of two lion prides. The best known lion in Zimbabwe is said to have been lured from the park with bait, shot with an arrow, tracked for 40 hours, shot dead with a rifle and then beheaded and skinned.

Executive, daughter on college trip killed in plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:07

15 p.m. Wednesday at the airport on the city's northwest side. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit.