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Mom who allowed boyfriend to beat toddler son granted parole

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:26
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who fled to a Florida amusement park with her boyfriend after allowing him to severely beat her 3-year-old son has been granted parole.

Goldwyn fine art collection going to NYC auction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:04
NEW YORK (AP) — Works of fine art collected by Hollywood film moguls Samuel Goldwyn and his son are going to auction in a series of sales in New York City beginning in May, Sotheby's announced Thursday.

Lanes reopen on Ben Franklin Bridge after big rig overturns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:02

Lanes reopen on Ben Franklin Bridge after big rig overturnsAn overturned tractor-trailer caused traffic trouble Thursday morning, more than 12 hours after it crashed on the Vine Street Expressway.


Remnants of wild winter dictate spring US weather woes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's wild Jekyll-Hyde winter will likely dictate what weather worries Americans have this spring.

Dump truck crashes and overturns in Millville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:50

Dump truck crashes and overturns in Millville, N.J.A dump truck lost control and crashed and overturned in Millville, New Jersey Thursday morning.


AccuWeather: Chilly Today, Snow Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:47

 Chilly Today, Snow FridayMeteorologist David Murphy says a mix of snow and rain arrives Friday morning and continues into the evening.


Congress sends Obama bill to kill a labor board rule

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled Congress voted to kill a pending National Labor Relations Board rule intended to streamline union elections.

File: Officer who shot man had no serious discipline issues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:42
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man last week was well regarded by his superiors and had no significant disciplinary problems prior to the shooting, according to personnel records obtained by The Associated Press.

Ohio officials: Most taxpayers taking new quiz are passing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:41

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, Ohio Department of Taxation forms and information on fighting Identity Theft & Income Tax Fraud forms, are displayed, in Cleveland. Ohio officials say nearly 1 million taxpayers have taken a new quiz used by the state to catch phony income-tax returns and most have passed it. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 1 million taxpayers have taken a new quiz used by the state to catch phony income-tax returns and most have passed it, the tax commissioner says.


3 teens arrested after fight at Atlantic City High School

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:35

3 teens arrested after fight at Atlantic City High School3 teenagers are in police custody following a fight at Atlantic City High School.


Police: Baby cut from womb of pregnant woman responding to Craigslist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:34

 Baby cut from womb of pregnant woman responding to CraigslistPolice in northern Colorado have arrested a 34-year-old woman accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby


Sources: 2 teenage brothers in custody in connection with Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:32

 2 teenage brothers in custody in connection with Overbrook homicideSources tell Action News that two teenage brothers are in custody in connection with the shooting death of James Stuhlman, who was gunned down while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section last week.


Former Illinois state lawmaker sentenced to 8 years for child porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:28
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Illinois state lawmaker to eight years in prison for sending child pornography through office computers, rejecting a request that the critically ill man be allowed to die at home. Former Democratic Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham, 67, of Elgin, has pulmonary fibrosis and is expected to have only a few months to live, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang rejected a defense request that Farnham be allowed to remain on electronic home detention for six months to give him the chance to die at home. Farnham resigned his seat in the Illinois General Assembly last March, less than a week after federal agents seized his computers.

Test security now means checking social media for cheaters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:26
For the organizations that give standardized tests, it's a common — and common-sense — security measure.

South Dakotans believe polygamist group wants to expand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:22

FILE - In this April 22, 2008 file photo, a log-cabin-style home is among the buildings on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ compound that has nearly 50,000 square feet of residential space near Pringle, S.D. The sect has applied to the state of South Dakota to double the amount of water it can take from an aquifer prompting concern by neighbors and law enforcement about a possible influx of members who are being displaced from a compound on the Utah- Arizona border. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A request by the brother of an imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect to increase the water available to the group's compound in South Dakota is making landowners and law enforcement officers wary that the troubled church might be expanding.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:19

AP10ThingsToSee - As the sun rises, Chinese paramilitary policemen watch over Tiananmen Square from a rooftop across from the Great Hall of the People ahead of the closing ceremony of the annual National People's Congress in the hall in Beijing on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)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.


Powerball ticket worth $2M sold in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:12

Powerball ticket worth $2M sold in PhiladelphiaA $2 million Powerball ticket was sold in Philadelphia for Wednesday's night drawing.


Suspect in motorcycle chase stands on bike, taunts officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:09
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A motorcyclist was arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on an hourlong chase during which he topped 100 mph, stood up on his moving bike and taunted his pursuers.

Legislative staffer: California governor, lawmakers to propose $1B in drought relief spending

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:08
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislative staffer: California governor, lawmakers to propose $1B in drought relief spending.

Poll: Public unaware Obama's health law is again in jeopardy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:08

FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, a crowd gathers outside the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court hears arguments in King v. Burwell. A new poll finds that most Americans are totally unaware that the Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama’s health care law. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.