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Philadelphia woman with dementia reported missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:12

Philadelphia woman with dementia reported missingPhiladelphia Police are trying to track down a missing woman at this hour.


Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:11

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photograph, Hackensack University Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, left, examines patient Gary Wilhelm, 51, as he looks at data on a new Fitbit Surge that is synchronized with hospital monitoring equipment, during an examination, in Hackensack, N.J. Wilhelm, who works at Hackensack University Medical Center on payroll and finance technology, joined Hackensack’s app test after he suffered a heart attack in October. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.


Commuters brave the coldest temps in decades

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:05

Commuters brave the coldest temps in decadesOn Friday afternoon, the sun was out and that really made a difference with the coldest temperatures felt in decades.


Academic seeks death certificate for outlaw Billy the Kid

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:03
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An academic is asking a New Mexico court to order a death certificate for Billy the Kid to settle questions about whether the infamous outlaw was actually killed in 1881.

Proposal would compensate guards in deadly 1980 prison riot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:01

Isabel Lucero, wife of Lawrence Lucero, a former corrections officer at the Old Main, gets emotional as she talks about her husband's PTSD at the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Luis Sanchez Saturno)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A dozen guards were held hostage 35 years ago during one of the nation's deadliest prison riots. Some were brutally beaten and sexually assaulted as rioting prisoners killed 33 fellow inmates during a clash that included beheadings, amputations and burned bodies.


Unions begin 3 days of voting on FairPoint contract

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:01

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Fairpoint employees Amber Lyman, left, and Julie Sawtelle picket outside the Fairpoint offices in Portland, Maine. Northern New England’s primary landline provider, FairPoint Communications, and two unions representing more than 1,700 workers announced Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 that they had reached a tentative agreement to end the four-month strike. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Striking FairPoint workers gave their union negotiators a standing ovation Friday at the first briefings and ratification votes on a tentative agreement aimed at ending a four-month strike.


Most residents return to homes near W.Va. train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:01

The wreckage of an oil train derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va., sits by the road on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. One lane of a road leading to the derailment site has been opened. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the derailment of the train carrying 3 million gallons of crude from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to an oil-shipping depot in Yorktown, Virginia. Crews still must remove damaged tank cars from the scene. (AP Photo/Bob Aaron, WCHS-TV) (AP Photo/WCHS-TV, Bob Aaron)MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Most residents were allowed to return to their homes Friday along a road where an oil train derailed in southern West Virginia.


UN panel: Name alleged perpetrators of war crimes in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators said Friday they are considering publishing their secret list of alleged war criminals in Syria to press for justice for the thousands of victims.

Doctor charged with sexually harassing 37 more patients in Egg Harbor Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:55

Doctor charged with sexually harassing 37 more patients in Egg Harbor TownshipAn Atlantic County neurologist accused of sexually harassing his patients now faces more than three dozen new charges.


Blast-hit Exxon refinery recently cited for violations: California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:52

Refinery units are heavily damaged after an explosion at the Exxon-Mobil refinery in TorranceBy Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This version of the Feb. 19 story has been corrected to clarify first paragraph and penultimate paragraph to reflect that the November findings were revised last month. Inserts new second paragraph to show that the violations have been resolved.) The Exxon Mobil Corp XOM.N refinery in Torrance, California, that was hit by an explosion this week was cited last year for eight serious violations following state inspections, but a review cleared the plant this month of all but two serious violations and 12 general violations. Exxon Mobil said on Thursday it had resolved both serious violations at the plant. On Nov. 24, California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, cited the refinery for eight serious and 17 general violations and fined Exxon Mobil $41,320, according to the documents.


Suspects stole students' credit cards at University of Delaware, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:51

Suspects stole students' credit cards at University of Delaware, police sayInvestigators are asking for the public's help tracking down three suspects in a credit card theft ring that crosses state borders.


Suspect caught right after Center City bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:49

Suspect caught right after Center City bank robberyPolice quickly caught a bank robber on Friday in Center City.


School regrets Black History menu of chicken, collard greens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:40
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — The president of Wright State University and its dining services vendor have apologized for a Black History Month menu that featured fried chicken and collard greens.

Court: No inflation pay on recovered funds of Madoff victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:40
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of victims of Bernard Madoff's multibillion-dollar fraud are not entitled to interest or inflation when they get a share of recovered funds, a federal appeals court said Friday.

Accused in U.S. sniper's murder faked schizophrenia: psychologist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:29

Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh enters the court after a break during his capital murder trial in Stephenville TexasA psychologist testified in court on Friday that the man charged with murdering U.S. Navy sniper Chris Kyle and another man on a Texas shooting range two years ago has been faking schizophrenia and knew what he did was wrong, media reports said. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, is accused of shooting Kyle, whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper, and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield at the range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth. Defense attorneys, who have not disputed that Routh repeatedly shot the two men in February 2013, are seeking to have Routh declared innocent by reason of insanity. On Friday, psychologist Randall Price testified for the prosecution in a rural court in Stephenville, a day after a forensic psychiatrist for the defense told the jury that he found Routh had paranoid schizophrenia and showed signs of psychosis that could not be faked.


Commuters brave the coldest temps in decades

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 01:25

Commuters brave the coldest temps in decadesOn Friday afternoon, the sun was out and that really made a difference with the coldest temperatures felt in decades.


Michigan man pleads guilty in death of soccer referee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 00:48
(Reuters) - An adult soccer player pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for fatally injuring a referee who he punched during a weekend game in a Detroit suburb last summer. Bassel Saad, 36, had been scheduled to go on trial on Monday on second-degree murder charges in the death of referee John Bieniewicz, 44, who he admitted to striking in the neck or throat during a game in Livonia, Michigan, last June. Saad, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, is not a U.S. citizen and could be deported following his conviction, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny said in accepting a plea agreement with prosecutors to the reduced charge.

Mirror falls off wall at trendy NYC restaurant, 1 diner hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 00:48
NEW YORK (AP) — A large mirror fell off the wall at a trendy New York City restaurant and injured one person.

Correction: Girls Stabbing Plot story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 00:40
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — In Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 stories about the Slender Man stabbing case in Wisconsin, The Associated Press misspelled the victim's first name. Her name is Payton Leutner, not Peyton Leutner.

Illinois governor makes case to rating agencies on fiscal fix

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 00:39

Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisBy Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - Governor Bruce Rauner is seeking to persuade credit rating agencies from further downgrading Illinois' weak ratings, shortly after presenting his turnaround budget to the state General Assembly. The Republican governor spoke with the three major credit rating agencies about his spending plan and agenda, his office said late on Thursday. Rauner, who took office in January, delivered his first Illinois budget address on Wednesday. Illinois' credit ratings at A3 and A-minus are the lowest among the 50 states and due to negative outlooks are tipping toward triple-B, a low investment-grade rating level rarely assigned to states.