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Ex-Energy Secretary Richardson: Keep MOX project going

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 01:09
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson wants the Obama administration to keep alive a South Carolina project to turn weapons-grade materials into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.

It's a boy! National Zoo's surviving newborn panda is male

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:52

This image provided by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows Giant Panda Mei Xiang and her cub at the zoo in Washington. The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son. The zoo announced Friday that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo's male panda Tian Tian. Mei Xiang gave birth to fraternal twins Saturday, but the smaller cub — also a male fathered by Tian Tian — died Wednesday. (Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.


Gunman in TV crew killings remembered as 'professional victim'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:38

Gunman in TV crew killings remembered as 'professional victim'The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.


Tropical Storm Erika soaks Puerto Rico; 4 killed in Dominica

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:36

Tropical Storm Erika soaks Puerto Rico; 4 killed in DominicaTropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico with rain and wind Friday after killing at least four people in Dominica.


Court ruling on NSA data collection shows program is constitutional: White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. appellate court decision on the National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata was consistent with the Obama administration's stance that the intelligence gathering programs are constitutional, the White House said on Friday.

SUVs land on top of each other in Bustleton crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:31

SUV lands on top of overturned SUV in Bustleton crashTwo SUVs ended up on top of each other after crashing in a driveway in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.


Driver sought in hit-and-run with Raleigh police cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:24

Driver sought in hit-and-run with Raleigh police cruiserRaleigh police are searching for the driver who collided with a police officer's patrol cruiser and another car early Friday morning.


Obama to New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:05

 You inspire me, and AmericaVisiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


Daughter of slain officer gets police escort to kindergarten

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:02
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The daughter of a slain Ohio officer has received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten.

Ex-North Carolina officer sentenced in chase, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:01
SUPPLY, N.C. (AP) — A former police officer in North Carolina has been sentenced to at least 22 years in prison for his guilty plea on charges involving a chase and attempted murder.

Inmate left to inhale own feces can sue NY prison officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:54
A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing New York prison officials of locking an inmate for weeks in tiny cells that reeked of urine and feces, including one cell where they disabled his toilet and forced him to inhale his own excrement. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said Aaron Willey could pursue civil claims against officials at the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, in Alden, New York, near Buffalo.

3 row houses burn in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:54

3 row houses burn in Camden, N.J.Firefighters battled a blaze in Camden, New Jersey where three row houses burned.


Florida keeps eye on Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Monday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:53

A large navigation buoy hit by strong winds and waves, floats near the coast, as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from the area in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.


No suspect identified in shooting death of Georgia university student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:49
The fatal shooting of a student on the campus of Georgia's Savannah State University was under investigation on Friday, with no suspect yet identified a day after the confrontation that resulted in the man's death. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, was shot during an "altercation" late on Thursday at the university's student union, the school said in a statement. The shooting appeared to be "an isolated incident," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Oklahoma day care probed for drugging kids to get them to sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:43
A southeastern Oklahoma day care is under investigation for child abuse on suspicion of drugging children in its care, including those under a year old, to get them to sleep, police and state officials said on Friday. Officials from the day care center were not immediately available for comment. According to dosage recommendations on its packaging, liquid Benadryl is not to be given to infants younger than one year old or children who weigh less than 20 pounds, unless specifically ordered by a doctor.

Prosecutors say they won't seek retrial for white North Carolina officer who shot black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:38
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't seek retrial for white North Carolina officer who shot black man.

Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to 'share condolences'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:35
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to 'share condolences'

Woman finds vials of blood inside Target order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:28

Woman finds vials of blood inside Target orderSo where did it come from, and how did it get there, and whose blood is it anyway?


George W. Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:02

George W. Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years after KatrinaFormer President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans - the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points - to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:01

In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo scientist Oliver Grah measures the velocity of a stream of glacier melt stemming from Sholes Glacier in one of Mount Baker's slopes in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.