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Western U.S. drought might raise food prices: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 32 min ago

Dead orange trees lie in a field in ExeterThe poll, conducted May 18 to 22, also found strong support for certain water conservation efforts that might be aimed at the general public in drought-stricken states. The governor of Washington state has declared a drought emergency even as Nevada, parts of Oregon and other western states also deal with a lack of water. The survey results suggest many people nationwide see the drought in the West as affecting them in some way, either now or in the future.


Man questioned as search intensifies for sexual predator in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 58 min ago

Man questioned as search intensifies for sexual predator in South PhiladelphiaPolice are questioning a man in connection with an incident on the same South Philadelphia block where a woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in her own home two days ago.


Prosecutors prepare to distribute Whitey Bulger's assets

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 59 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.

Houston-area man accused of conspiring to back Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 41 sec ago
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man has been charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group.

Soccer officials detained, records seized in international World Cup probe

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 1 min ago

Soccer officials detained, records seized in international World Cup probeSwiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


Man shot and killed in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 32 min ago

Man shot and killed in Camden, N.J.Police say a 32-year-old man was shot and killed in Camden, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.


Man shot and murdered in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 53 min ago

Man shot and killed in Camden, N.J.Police say a 32-year-old man was shot and murdered in Camden, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.


Soccer officials detained, records seized in FIFA scandal probe

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 8 min ago

Soccer officials detained, records seized in international World Cup probeSwiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


Swiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 18 min ago

Soccer officials detained, records seized in international World Cup probeSwiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


Driver killed in Vineland, N.J. crash

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 24 min ago

Driver killed in Vineland, N.J. crashPolice say a driver was killed after losing control and crashing in Vineland, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.


Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama's immigration action

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 41 min ago

Obama delivers remarks at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VirginiaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority. By a 2-1 vote that could pave the way to a Supreme Court ruling, the judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Obama's executive action should remain on hold pending further judicial proceedings. The decision further delays Obama's immigration order, which was first blocked by a Brownsville, Texas lower court judge in February.


3 men hospitalized after shooting in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 45 min ago

3 men hospitalized after shooting in West Oak LaneThree men are hospitalized after a shooting in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section late Tuesday night.


Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 45 min ago

In this photo provided by Mexico's attorney general's office, shows fugitive former Los Angeles police officer Henry Solis, 27, after he was captured by Mexican security forces in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Solis was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight outside a nightclub in Pomona, California on March 13. "Henry Solis will be put at the disposition of Mexico's migration office so that he can be handed over to the appropriate authorities," a statement from the office said. (Mexico's Attorney Generals Office via AP)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said.


Officials to release hurricane season forecast

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 11 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday.

104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 27 min ago

FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called "Get Transcript." In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.


Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 55 min ago

In this May 21, 2015 photo, Christina Blache sits in her living room during an interview with The Associated Press, in Northglenn, Colo. Blache, who was shot through both legs with an assault rifle when James Holmes opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., in 2012, says that testifying in the Holmes trial has been both cathartic and re-traumatizing. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.


Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 6 min ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated Tuesday evening outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.

Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 30 min ago

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks at a news conference announcing the settlement agreement with the City of Cleveland, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers. The announcement comes three days after a white patrolman was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire following a high-speed chase. The case helped prompt an 18-month investigation by the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.


Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 40 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year.

Craft? Micro? Increasingly, 'nanobrews' slake local thirst

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 48 min ago

In this May 7, 2015 photo, Dan Kleban, a co-owner of the Maine Beer Company, poses in the company's tasting room in Freeport, Maine. Craft beer now accounts for 1 of 10 beers sold. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.