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Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib had sole custody

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago
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 - 3 hours 26 min ago

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 - 3 hours 29 min ago
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.

Phillies fans react to news of Cole Hamels trade

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

Phillies fans react to news of Cole Hamels tradeIt's the news Phillies fans knew was coming.

Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County, Calif., Fire Department, Henry Duncan, left, and Bob Seiler, legs covered in oil, foreground, stand in the Goleta Beach parking lot with their oil-covered kayaks, on the truck at rear, in Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The pair encountered a large oil sheen and called the fire department to investigate. The Coast Guard is investigating this new oil slick off the Southern California coast about a dozen miles from where a broken pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of crude into the ocean in May. (Mike Eliason/ Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor.

Activists on Oregon bridge block Shell's Arctic drilling quest

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 57 min ago
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 - 3 hours 59 min ago
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.

US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 7 min ago

Activists hang from the St. Johns bridge in an effort to block the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica from leaving for Alaska in Portland, Ore., Thursday, July 30, 2015. The icebreaker, which is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast, stopped short of the hanging blockade, turned around and sailed back to a dock at the Port of Portland. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangling from a bridge in Oregon continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic.

Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 12 min ago
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 - 4 hours 13 min ago
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 - 4 hours 23 min ago
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 - 4 hours 25 min ago
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.

Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 29 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.

Torso found during Connecticut probe into severed arms, legs

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 30 min ago

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 - 4 hours 33 min ago

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.

APNewsBreak: Man confesses in fatal shooting of Vegas mother

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 36 min ago

FILE - In a March 31, 2015 file photo, Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., 19, appears in court in Las Vegas. Nowsch, accused of fatally shooting Las Vegas neighborhood mother Tammy Meyers, says he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family, according to a taped interview with Las Vegas police that defense attorneys now want tossed out of the puzzling murder case initially thought to be a road rage killing. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a mother in a Las Vegas neighborhood said he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family, according to a taped confession that defense attorneys want tossed out of the puzzling murder case initially thought to be a road-rage killing.

Executive, daughter on college trip killed in plane crash

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 36 min ago

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.

American jet at Dallas preparing to fly to Chicago evacuates

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 38 min ago
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Three passengers were slightly hurt while evacuating an American Airlines jet after smoke was detected in the plane as it prepared to leave Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Governor weighs parole for California school bus hijacker

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 44 min ago

This is a Jan. 12, 2012 photo released by the California Department of Corrections showing James Schoenfeld. Schoenfeld is one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago in Chowchilla, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown has until midnight Thursday, July 30, 2015 to decide to allow the recommended parole to go forward after parole officials recommended in April that he grant parole to the 63-year-old Schoenfeld. (California Department of Corrections via AP)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor will decide whether to allow parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago.

Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 47 min ago
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday.