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70-year-old man charged in marijuana grow operation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:21

70-year-old man charged in marijuana grow operationPolice in Berks County have charged a 70-year-old man in connection with a marijuana grow operation inside a Douglassville home.


Arizona motorist, 82, rescued after pick-up plunges off cliff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:20
(Reuters) - Police and firefighters used a basket and ropes to hoist an 82-year-old man to safety after his pickup truck left a rural road in Arizona and plunged 50 feet off a cliff, authorities said on Thursday. Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Clark said it was not immediately clear why the truck had gone over the cliff east of the Queen Creek Tunnel on State Route 60.

El Nino almost certain to last through summer: U.S. climate center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:20
El Nino is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, according to the U.S. weather forecaster, raising the chance of heavy rain in South America and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice. In its monthly report released on Thursday, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said El Nino, a phenomenon which warms sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, had a 90 percent likelihood of continuing through the summer. El Nino conditions will likely last through the end of the year, the CPC said, pegging the chance at 80 percent. Japan's meteorologists said El Nino could continue into autumn, while Australia this week warned of a “significant” weather event.

NYPD psychologist: I was unconscious when husband was shot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:11
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Police Department psychologist who is fighting an attempted murder charge told detectives she was knocked unconscious by an intruder on the night her husband was shot in the head, according to a police transcript made public Thursday.

CEO, college dean among dead in Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:10

CEO, college dean among dead in Amtrak crashThe missing CEO of a Philadelphia based company and New York college dean have been confirmed among the dead in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Freight train derails in Pittsburgh, no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:05
(Reuters) - A freight train derailed in Pittsburgh on Thursday and emergency crews were called, but there were no injuries and no hazardous materials involved, a railway spokesman said. Investigators were still trying to determine how the Allegheny Valley Railroad train went off the tracks on Thursday morning, a spokesman for Carload Express, which owns the railroad, told Reuters. About 10 train cars derailed when the train was negotiating a curve in the tracks, local media reported. Pittsburgh is on the opposite end of Pennsylvania from Philadelphia, where an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday night, resulting in seven deaths and scores of injuries.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:02

AP10ThingsToSee - A woman injured in an earthquake the previous day in Charikot, Dolakha District of Nepal is taken to a hospital at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Many people spent the night out in the open in the wake of a new earthquake which killed dozens, as the country struggles to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks earlier. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


U.S. charges Perella Weinberg banker, father for insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:53
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities brought criminal charges on Thursday against an investment banker at Perella Weinberg Partners and his father for allegedly engaging in insider trading ahead of five healthcare mergers. Sean Stewart, who previously worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co, tipped off Robert Stewart, his father, about the mergers, enabling him and a business associate to make $1.16 million, according to a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court.

Florida waitress accused of altering bills to increase tips

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:20
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A 21-year-old Florida waitress is accused of altering bills to increase the amount of tips left by customers.

About 10 cars reported derailed on Pittsburgh freight train

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:13

About 10 cars reported derailed on Pittsburgh freight trainAbout 10 cars have derailed on a freight train in Pittsburgh, but emergency dispatchers say there were no immediate reports of injuries or hazardous substances spilled.


Lancaster County rapper jailed on drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:10

Lancaster County rapper jailed on drug chargesA prosecutor says a Pennsylvania man whose rap music "glorified drug dealing and gun violence" has now been jailed on crack cocaine charges after a raid on his home earlier this month.


Lancaster rapper jailed on drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:09

Lancaster County rapper jailed on drug chargesA prosecutor says a Pennsylvania man whose rap music "glorified drug dealing and gun violence" has now been jailed on crack cocaine charges after a raid on his home earlier this month.


Lancaster rapper who brags about drugs now jailed for them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:07

Lancaster County rapper jailed on drug chargesA prosecutor says a Pennsylvania man whose rap music "glorified drug dealing and gun violence" has now been jailed on crack cocaine charges after a raid on his home earlier this month.


Duke Energy pleads guilty in court to coal ash crimes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:04
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

$3 donations at Macy's have raised $5 million for veterans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 22:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out small $3 donations at Macy's cash registers leading up to Memorial Day can raise big bucks for veterans.

Police: Wife kills man hours after he gets restraining order

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 22:50
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman fatally shot her husband hours after he got a restraining order from her.

Investigation underway after 7 killed in Philadelphia Amtrak crash; engineer ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 22:03

Investigation underway after 7 killed in Philadelphia Amtrak crash; engineer ID'dThe painstaking process of removing damaged train cars continued Thursday morning, after the deadliest U.S. train crash in nearly 7 years.


Iranian boats fire shots at Singapore-flagged vessel in Gulf: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 21:44
Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore-flagged cargo vessel in the international waters of the Gulf on Thursday, CNN reported, citing a U.S. official. After the shots, the cargo vessel turned to the national waters of the United Arab Emirates, where that country protected it using its coast guard, CNN also said. The shots at the Singapore-flagged vessel were fired as U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders from Gulf nations were set to meet at Camp David in a rare, high-profile summit on U.S. efforts to broker a nuclear deal with Iran. Iran, currently in a standoff with a Saudi Arabia-led coalition over security inspections of its own cargo ship, last month intercepted a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz.

Ohio man charged in accidental shooting death of teen cousin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 21:38
WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with reckless homicide in the fatal shotgun shooting of his 15-year-old cousin.

Largest U.S. needle exchange tries free meth pipes in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 21:33

A man prepares to inject himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People's Harm Reduction Alliance, the nation's largest needle-exchange program, in Seattle, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Occasional crystal meth smoker Richard Russell ambles up to a church storage garage in a Seattle alley and a recovering drug addict hands him two brand new meth pipes, no questions asked. Inject." The theory behind the handout program is that giving meth pipes to drug users may steer some away from needles, which are far riskier than smoking, especially if the user is sharing with another person infected with HIV or hepatitis C. There is little scientific evidence to support that claim, but The People's Harm Reduction Alliance, a privately funded needle-swap group run by drug users, said it has distributed more than 1,000 pipes in Seattle in a matter of weeks and could expand to other cities in Washington state and Oregon. Its program also draws addicts from society's fringes into its compassionate fold, with links to treatment and housing services, Executive Director Shilo Murphy said.