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Feds seize hundreds of assault rifle parts from gun-maker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:52
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a Connecticut gun-maker after agents found nearly 3,000 assault rifle parts missing serial numbers, according to recently filed court documents.

Three arrested in Texas gang shooting released from jail on bond mistake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:35
WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Three of the 170 people arrested in a deadly Texas shooting among rival motorcycle gangs were released from jail when their bond was mistakenly reduced to $50,000 from the $1 million set for the suspects, a county judge said on Tuesday. McLennan County Judge Ralph Strother told Reuters a warrant for their arrest has been issued for them to be picked back up and their bonds restored to $1 million. (Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Will Dunham)

Clinton defends financial regs for big banks, dodges trade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:33

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to small business owners, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Bike Tech cycling shop in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton sharply criticized Republican efforts to revamp a 2010 financial regulation law as "cynical attempt to game the system for those at the top." But she continued to avoid taking a position on an Asia-Pacific trade pact that has divided fellow Democrats.


To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:30

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a hive of honeybees appears on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vt. The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better.


Philip Morris urges Illinois court to toss $10 billion smokers' verdict

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:29
A $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA over misleading consumers about the safety of "light" cigarettes should be overturned, lawyers for the company argued in the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday. The award was first made in 2003 for a class of 1.4 million Illinois smokers, but it was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005. A lower Illinois court revived the verdict last year.

Man carrying baby steals from South Philadelphia Target

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:29

Man carrying baby steals from South Philadelphia TargetPolice are looking for a man, carrying a baby, who stole a customer's cell phone from a South Philadelphia Target.


Judge stops DC from enforcing part of 'good reason' gun law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — People in the nation's capital no longer have to show a good reason to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside their homes and businesses.

Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:17

Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in TexasAbout 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.


UN rushing aid to 25,000 people fleeing Ramadi fighting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it is rushing aid to nearly 25,000 people fleeing Ramadi for the second time in a month after the Islamic State group seized the key Iraqi city.

Suicide rates rising among young black children in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:14

Boys look through the destroyed windows of the Flood Christian Church, which was set ablaze during recent unrest in FergusonBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Suicide rates have fallen among young white children in the U.S. but they've gone up among black youngsters, according to a new study of suicides in kids under age 12. Suicide is rare among these very young children, but it does happen, lead author Jeffrey A. Bridge of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio told Reuters Health by email. The difference in suicide rates between young children of the two races is masked by the overall suicide rate for all young children, which remained stable during those 20 years, he and his colleagues wrote in JAMA Pediatrics.


Woman charged with marrying 10 times is a day late for court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, Liana Barrientos arrives at Bronx Supreme Court for her arraignment in New York. Barrientos is accused of marrying 10 times in an immigration scam. She was scheduled for a court appearance Monday, May 18, but didn’t show up. Prosecutors say she appeared Tuesday on her own. Bail was set at $10,000 and her next court date is June 8. According to a criminal complaint, the 39-year-old obtained two of the marriage licenses in the Bronx. The others were obtained in Westchester County and on Long Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — A woman accused of marrying 10 times in an immigration scam has reported to a Bronx court a day late after a warrant was issued for her arrest.


Video shows man in 'Captain America' shirt rescuing victims of fiery crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:00

Video shows man in 'Captain America' shirt rescuing victims of fiery crashAn off-duty Army captain wearing a Captain America t-shirt sprang into action when he realized people at the scene of a burning car needed help.


Van crashes into newsstand in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:58

Van crashes into newsstand in Northeast PhiladelphiaFirst responders were on the scene after an out-of-control van hit a newsstand in the Northeast Philadelphia.


Sioux Falls toddler survives 27-foot fall from window

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:12
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say no criminal charges are expected after a 2-year-old boy fell from a third-floor apartment window.

Judge: Boston bomber's sentencing hearing will be in June

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:06

FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (FBI via AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death next month after at least 20 victims describe the impact the terror attack had on their lives.


Marathon 'disappointed' Galveston Bay workers reject contract offer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:57
Marathon Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday it was disappointed by the rejection of a contract offer by striking workers at the company's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas. Workers on Monday overwhelmingly rejected the offer developed by a federal mediator working with the company and United Steelworkers union Local 13-1, which represents the strikers.

Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol's wedding called off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:47

 All Stars" panel at the Disney ABC Television Critics Association session in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. The former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote Monday, May 18, 2015, on her verified Facebook account that the two said the wedding planned for May 23 will no longer be held. She didn't provide a reason. Bristol Palin announced the engagement in March, saying in a blog post that Meyer came to Alaska to film the "Amazing America" reality show with her mother last year. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, FIle)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer this month.


Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:44

 that Pacquiao’s pre-existing shoulder injury should have been disclosed to fans ahead of time. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.


Tennessee man plotted to attack Muslims, burn down mosque in New York's Islamberg

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:35
An ex-Congressional candidate from Tennessee faces up to five years in prison for plotting to burn down an upstate New York mosque and use an assault rifle against anyone who tried to stop him, according to court documents. Robert Doggart, who made a failed bid for Congress in 2014 as an independent with highly conservative views, pleaded guilty on April 29 to interstate communication of threats, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee. Doggart was released on $30,000 bail.

House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight against terrorism.