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California Medical Association drops opposition to doctor-assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:55
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Medical Association on Wednesday dropped its three-decade opposition to physician-assisted suicide, possibly paving the way for already-introduced legislation that would make the practice legal for terminally ill patients in the state. The CMA said its change to neutral on the issue marked the first by a state medical association. It comes amid renewed debate over doctor-assisted suicide following the death of brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard last fall.

Hosts of biker events reconsider after deadly Waco shootout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:52

A Waco police officer takes down crime scene tape, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, as they re-open Central Texas Market Place after Sunday's shooting in Waco, Texas. A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot, police said Tuesday. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Motorcycle clubs have gathered dozens of times at Roy Barnett's bar for meetings just like the one that led to a shootout among rival biker gangs at a Waco restaurant.


New Jersey drivers may soon have to pump their own gas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:48

New Jersey drivers may soon have to pump their own gasDrivers in New Jersey have been accustomed to full-service gas stations for more than 60 years, but newly introduced legislation may soon force them to pump their gas themselves.


Parole could end inmate's effort to have sex change surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:47

 If she wins freedom from a parole board Thursday, May 21, 2015, after 28 years in prison, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP Photo)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers' expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health.


Infant attacked by dog in Ocean County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:46

Infant attacked by dog in Ocean CountyAn infant has been seriously injured after being attacked by a dog in Ocean County, New Jersey.


DEA announces four-state crackdown on illegal pill distribution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:40
(Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday announced the results of a four-state crackdown aimed at stopping illegal distribution of addictive prescription medicines, such as opioid painkillers, that yielded 280 arrests. Dubbed Operation Pilluted, the DEA said 22 doctors and pharmacists were among those arrested on federal and state criminal charges over the course of 15 months. Led by the DEA's New Orleans Field Division, the action, which the agency called its largest-ever prescription drug operation, took place in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.

Mother turns in suspected Bristol Township bank robber

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:30

Mother turns in suspected Bristol Township bank robberA 20-year-old suspected bank robber has been handed over to police by his mother.


How massive Takata air bag recall affects you

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:28

How massive Takata air bag recall affects youJapan's Takata Corporation has finally conceded, after a decade, that its airbags are defective, and has recalled almost 34 million vehicles - that's 1 in 7 vehicles on American roadways.


Candidates now set sights on general election in November

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:26

Candidates now set sights on general election in NovemberJust hours after Jim Kenney won the Democratic primary, his focus has shifted to the general election in November.


Accused Ohio guardsman denies sexual abuse allegations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:25
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughters and a stepdaughter strongly denied the charges during trial testimony Wednesday.

Sinaloa cartel enforcer 'Chino Antrax' pleads guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:25
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A top enforcer for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug charges in a wide investigation of the group in the United States.

What's today's $5 billion banking settlement about?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:21

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, accompanied by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, Antitrust Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, where is was announced that four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)NEW YORK (AP) — Four giants of global banking agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in fines to regulators and plead guilty to manipulating the global currency market.


Ex-DEA agent, worker accused of running strip club on sly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:13
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking agent and a telecommunications specialist for the Drug Enforcement Administration were arrested Wednesday on charges they flouted their duties by running a lucrative strip club in New Jersey where prostitution was captured on security video.

Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.

Judge won't reopen RadioShack intellectual property auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:08
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer.

Police: 8-year-old girl struck by car in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:05

 8-year-old girl struck by car in MayfairAn 8-year-old girl is hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, police say.


Bid to reunite Bin Laden and son before deadly raid: documents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:00
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show. In a message dated April 2011 an al Qaeda operative named "Mahmud" wrote to bin Laden describing efforts he was making to smuggle his son, one of many children of the al Qaeda leader, to meet with him. The letter was one of hundreds of documents seized by the commandos when they staged a daring raid on bin Laden's secret home in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May, 2011.

Outside prosecutor to investigate Tulsa sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:59
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday appointed a prosecutor to investigate the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, which has faced scrutiny since a volunteer sheriff's deputy fatally shot a restrained suspect last month.

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:58

FILE - In this April 10, 2003 file photo, bottles filled with the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa sit on a packaging line at a Eli Lilly & Co. factory in Indianapolis. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, March 21, 2015 says more children and teens are taking mental health medicines than ever before, but more also are getting therapy, not just pills. The biggest rise in treatment rates has been among the most troubled kids. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.


Officials probe whether trucker in Georgia crash fell asleep

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:57

Multiple police officers investigate a car involved in a multiple car accident on I-16 in Pooler, Ga. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Ian Maule/Savannah Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT THE EXAMINER.COM; SFEXAMINER.COM AND WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COMSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A couple traveling to celebrate back-to-back birthdays and a woman and her teenage cousin on their way to visit the girl's hospitalized father were among five people killed in a fiery crash on a Georgia interstate Tuesday afternoon.