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Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:22
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation."

4-year-old seeking slushie found alone at 3 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:20

4-year-old seeking slushie found alone at 3 a.m.A 4-year-old girl was found all alone in the middle of the night in Northeast Philadelphia, and it turns out she ventured out on her own in search of a frozen treat.


AccuWeather: Rainy Morning Today, Colder Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:10

 Rainy Morning Today, Colder SaturdayMeteorologist David Murphy says wind chills in the 30s and flurries are part of the Saturday weather story.


Ohio inmates in 2nd week of hunger strike over program cuts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:09
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inmates at the state's highest-security prison have entered the second week of a hunger strike protesting recreation and programming restrictions that include a ban on religious gatherings for some of them.

Body found in Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:04

Body found in Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkPolice are investigating the discovery of a man's body in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park.


Mom of toddler found dead in backpack in creek pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:03
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in an Ohio creek pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.

Charges against Arizona teens in alleged murder plot dropped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:01
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors say there isn't solid evidence that five Arizona high school students who were charged with conspiracy to commit murder actually planned to carry out the killing of a fellow student.

South Dakota jury finds hospital not liable for 'KKK' scars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:55
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A federal jury has found that a South Dakota hospital is not liable in a case in which a man claimed health care workers carved the letters "KKK" into his stomach during heart surgery in 2011.

France calls for Islamic State to be referred to ICC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:53

This photo provided by the United Nations shows French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius as he addresses United Nations Security Council, Friday, March 27, 2015. Fabius said the council should refer the situation in Iraq and Syria to the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/United Nations, Eskinder Debebe)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a "most terrible irony," the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens.


Video shows 'hospitality ambassador' beating homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:46
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a hospitality ambassador in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating a homeless man.

Air Force test-launches 2nd missile in week from California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:38
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile from California for the second time this week.

Nearly 100 get food poisoning; officials won't say from what

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:29
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated.

US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:29

In this photo made on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, a man welds parts in fans for industrial ventilation systems at the Robinson Fans Inc. plant in Harmony, Pa. The Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product on Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.


Prosecutors: Hospital CEO killed wife and then himself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:27

 Hospital CEO killed wife and then himselfProsecutors have ruled that a New Jersey hospital executive killed his wife before setting their home on fire and killing himself.


Boys, 14 and 16, accused of raping woman in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:21

Boys, 14 and 16, accused of raping woman in Port RichmondPolice say two teenagers are accused of raping a 19-year-old woman as she walked home from the gym on Thursday night in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Firework at school leaves 18 students with minor injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:16
MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Eighteen students received minor injuries when a child lit a firework inside a trash can at a Southern California school.

Flames destroy school bus in Hamilton Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:11

Flames destroy school bus in Hamilton TownshipFlames tore through a parked school bus in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Massachusetts governor asks for snow disaster declaration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:10
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker formally asked the federal government on Friday to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a relentless series of winter storms brought record snowfall and frigid temperatures, causing 25 deaths and costing the state and its cities and towns an estimated $400 million.

Woman missing for weeks says she was emotionally overwhelmed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:10
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old college student whose disappearance had police scouring Southern California for weeks said she was overwhelmed with personal problems when she decided to walk away.

Blaze on New York's Fire Island ruins gay resort landmarks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:08
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — An early morning blaze on Fire Island destroyed several structures, including two well-known landmarks in a historic gay resort, and required dozens of firefighters to respond by ferry from the mainland of Long Island, fire and police officials said Friday.