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Whistleblowers: Little UN protection for exposing wrongdoing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:09
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — High-profile whistleblowers have joined forces for the first time in demanding that the United Nations change a global system they say deters its thousands of staffers from exposing crime, corruption and other wrongdoing.

New video shows South Carolina man fleeing traffic stop before shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:06

A still image taken from police dash cam video allegedly shows Walter Scott running from his vehicle during a traffic stop in North CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A video captured by a South Carolina police cruiser's dashboard camera surfaced on Thursday showing a black man fleeing after what appears to be a routine traffic stop by a white officer who would eventually pursue and fatally shoot him in the back. The footage, released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and aired by CNN, was taken minutes before a bystander's video recorded North Charleston Patrolman Michael Slager gunning down 50-year-old Walter Scott as he ran. The new video clip, which lasts just four minutes, shows Slager, 33, approaching a black Mercedes-Benz and asking the driver, Scott, for his license and proof of insurance.


Power plant shuts off service at Revel casino

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:58

Power plant shuts off service at Revel casinoGlenn Straub's welcome to Atlantic City hasn't exactly turned out the way he had hoped.


Report: Big Morocco donation to Clinton foundation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:56

FILE - In this March 23, 2015 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leaves after speaking in Washington. A phosphate exporting firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting hosted in Morocco by the charity, Politico reported Thursday. The gift adds to the Clinton family charity’s reliance on contributions from foreign nations as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A phosphate export firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting the charity is to host in Morocco, Politico reported Thursday. The gift adds to the Clinton family charity's reliance on contributions from foreign nations as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race.


Man linked to Mexican-based drug cartel gets 10-year term

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:51
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who admitted his role in a powerful Mexico-based drug cartel and said "it's very hard to get out" was sentenced Thursday in a federal court in New Hampshire to 10 years in prison.

Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:49

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013, file photo, Tina Reese leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa. The cost of staying in a nursing home has increased 4 percent every year over the last five years, according to Genworth Financial's annual “Cost of Care” report, released Thursday, April 9, 2015. Last year, the median bill was $87,600. (AP Photo/Intelligencer Journal, Dan Marschka, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.


Police dash cam video shows SC shooting victim run from car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:46

Police dash cam video shows SC shooting victim run from carDash cam video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop.


Police: Occupants of car, van shot at each other in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:44

 Occupants of car, van shot at each other in South PhiladelphiaPolice say people in two different vehicles were apparently shooting at each other - while in motion - on a South Philadelphia street on Thursday afternoon.


California regulators defend farmers' access to water in drought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:38
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business. Pushback from top water regulators came in response to complaints from environmentalists that agriculture, which accounts for 80 percent of water used by humans in the most populous U.S. state, should also be required to conserve. "Agriculture in California produces the food we all rely on," said Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird at a briefing on the drought in Sacramento. "Folks want to point fingers, but we're all in this together." The state produces half of all U.S. produce, and nearly all of such crops as broccoli, almonds and walnuts, Laird said, and farmers have already experienced cutbacks in their water supply that last year forced them to fallow 400,000 acres (162,000 hectares) of cropland and lay off 17,000 workers.

Chris Copeland remains in ICU, apologizes for being out late

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:37
Pacers forward Chris Copeland, who had surgery Thursday after a Wednesday morning stabbing incident, issued a statement Thursday thanking supporters and apologizing for being out late.

Washington blackout highlighted aging electrical grid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:36
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fact that a severed transmission line in Maryland could cut power to much of the nation's capital became the latest warning sign that the country's aging electrical grid can't meet modern demands. Tuesday's widespread power outage came just weeks before the Department of Energy (DOE)is expected to release recommendations for modernizing the country’s electricity infrastructure. The department recently spearheaded a 15-month review that examined the country’s energy transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure. The U.S. electrical grid, designed to serve far fewer people than it does today, faces a range of challenges that were unanticipated when it was built, including threats of cyber attacks, a need to incorporate power from renewable energy sources and the likelihood of more frequent and severe storms as a result of climate change.

Philadelphia woman charged in plot to join ISIS to remain jailed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:33
A judge has ordered a Philadelphia woman jailed pending trial on charges she tried to join and martyr herself for ISIS.

Police: Chester County driver left child in school van for 6 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:33

 Chester County driver left child in school van for 6 hoursA Chester County school van driver is in trouble with the law after allegedly leaving a 7-year-old girl alone in the vehicle for six hours.


American with Ebola released from U.S. hospital: aid group, NIH

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:32
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland has been declared free of the virus and was released from the hospital on Thursday, according to the U.S. aid agency Partners In Health. The health worker, whose name will not be released, was admitted to the NIH facility on March 13. He contracted Ebola while working for Partners In Health in Sierra Leone. The NIH confirmed the release, saying the patient was no longer contagious and was discharged in good condition.

Wisconsin man accused of trying to join Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:16
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group.

CBS newsman Schieffer: Important to leave while still ahead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Soon-to-retire Bob Schieffer said Thursday it was important for him to be able to walk away from "Face the Nation" while he could still do the job well.

Dash cam video shows chase before SC shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:13

Police dash cam video shows SC shooting victim run from carDash cam video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop.


Judge again backs Golden Nugget in unshuffled cards lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:10
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Luck appears to have run out for a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million from an Atlantic City casino that was using unshuffled cards.

Real estate scion Durst pleads not guilty to Louisiana gun charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:07

Real estate heir Robert Durst appears in a New York criminal courtroomBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Louisiana state court to firearms charges, as prospects for his swift extradition to California to face a murder charge appeared increasingly remote. Prosecutors in California have been seeking Durst's return to Los Angeles County, where he stands accused of the 2000 slaying of a longtime friend, Susan Berman, in a case recently chronicled in the HBO documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst." The final episode of the series aired one day after his March 14 arrest at a New Orleans hotel, where authorities said he was staying under an assumed name with $42,000 in cash, a revolver, a stash of marijuana and a latex mask. A grand jury in New Orleans indicted Durst on Wednesday on charges of possessing a weapon as a felon and carrying a firearm with a controlled substance. "I feel like we're being tag-teamed, and I feel like we need to be in California where the main case is so we can try the case," Dick DeGuerin, an attorney for Durst, told reporters.


Utility won't appeal $1.6 billion penalty for deadly blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:04

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. Repeated natural-gas accidents including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California’s largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state’s top utility regulator says. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he would ask the commission’s staff to study “the culture of safety” and the structure of the utility, which he noted currently has its gas and electricity operations under a single board and CEO. PG&E is one of the country’s largest power utilities with 9.7 million gas and electric customers. The Associated Press obtained Picker’s prepared statement ahead of a commission meeting Thursday, April 9, 2015, where the panel is expected to vote on a record $1.6 billion penalty for the 2010 PG&E gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a record $1.6 billion penalty Thursday against PG&E for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes in suburban San Francisco.