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Pedestrian ID'd in fatal Egg Harbor Twp. crash, search for near-miss driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:31

Pedestrian ID'd in fatal Egg Harbor Twp. crash, search for near-miss driverPolice have identified the man struck and killed in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Former Washington state governor ejects man from car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:29

Washington state Gov. Gregoire speaks to an audience shortly before signing legislation legalizing gay marriage in the state in OlympiaFormer Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot, the police said.

Current G-20 head urges more action on global economy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — The current head of the Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations says governments need to do more to jolt the global economy out of the rut it fell into after the 2008 financial crisis.

Woman convicted in 1 husband's death, acquitted in another

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:24
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 73-year-old grandmother from Northern California has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her third husband — three decades after being acquitted of killing her second husband.

Schock campaign paid big for gifts, travel in last months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report shows former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign spent big on donor gifts and travel in the months before he resigned amid questions about his spending.

Oklahoma reserve deputy records falsified: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:16

Handout of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaTulsa County Sheriff's Office supervisors were ordered to falsify training records for a white reserve deputy who fatally shot a black suspect, an Oklahoma newspaper reported on Thursday. The Tulsa World newspaper cited anonymous sources as saying volunteer deputy Robert Bates, 73, received credit for field training he didn't have and firearms certifications he should not have had. "The media outlet that is putting this information out is using unconfirmed and unidentified sources and also relying on anonymity," Major Shannon Clark, spokesman for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. Bates was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Eric Harris, 44, on April 2 during a police sting operation.

US Marshals nab 7,100 fugitives in 6-week nationwide sweep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:05
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says it has rounded up 7,100 fugitives in a six-week nationwide sweep that focused on seven cities shown to have a high number of people wanted by the law.

Standards for organic seafood coming this year, USDA says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:42

EU certified organic farm-raised shrimp are for sale on at the Wegmans, Friday, April 10, 2015 in Fairfax, Va. Organic fish is certified in the EU and Canada because the US doesn’t have any standard. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former sailor says he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder in Virginia after 11 hours of grueling interrogation because he just wanted the questioning to end.

Obama carbon rules to cut coal-related jobs: conservative group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:39

Coal miners enter a coal mine for the start of an afternoon shift near GilbertU.S. rules to cut carbon emissions could close more than 90 coal plants and eliminate jobs that support mining and power stations that the federal government has not fully considered, a report by the conservative American Action Forum research group said on Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency this summer is due to adopt its Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from coal- fired plants. The rules are part of President Barack Obama's strategy to push the world to cut carbon emissions by reducing them at home. The EPA also says the rules will save consumers billions of dollars over time in doctors' bills from lower output of lung-harming particulates.

House passes bill to repeal estate tax

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances.

Doctor tied to Menendez pleads not guilty in Medicare case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:31
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has pleaded not guilty in an alleged Medicare fraud scheme.

Mom charged with contaminating ill son's IV misses hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:29
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV with fecal matter at a Cincinnati hospital is being sought on an arrest warrant after she missed a court hearing.

Brian Westbrook leads Eagles chant during Chris Christie speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:21

Brian Westbrook leads Eagles chant during Chris Christie speechGovernor Chris Christie was on hand Wednesday for the grand opening ceremony of the new Bass Pro Shop Atlantic City, as were some Philadelphia Eagles fans.

Worker dies after electrical accident at King of Prussia Mall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:19

Worker dies after electrical accident at King of Prussia MallOne of two workers injured in an electrical accident Monday at the King of Prussia Mall has died.

Ex-Daimler engineer files $2 million discrimination suit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:18
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Clark County, Washington, man who worked for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon, is suing the company for $2 million, claiming his supervisor repeatedly called him "bin Laden" and suggested he was a member of al-Qaida.

Truck dangling off Boston highway creates commuter woes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:14
BOSTON (AP) — A two-vehicle crash left a truck with its front wheel hanging over the edge of an elevated highway in Boston and created major commuter headaches.

California officials may declare end of Disneyland-linked measles outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:09

Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles(Reuters) - A measles outbreak in California that has been traced to Disneyland in December and renewed a debate over the anti-vaccination movement would be declared over on Friday if no new related cases arise, a public health official said on Thursday. Officials with the California Department of Public Health are optimistic the outbreak will be declared over as Friday marks the end of a second, 21-day incubation period and there have been no new related cases so far, department spokeswoman Anita Gore said. "We will be making an announcement tomorrow about the measles outbreak" one way or another, Gore said. California public health officials have been investigating a multi-state measles outbreak traced to the Disneyland theme park that has sickened 131 people in the state.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:05

AP10ThingsToSee - Fields of blossoming tulips are seen from the window of an airplane as it flies over Keukenhof, a large flower garden, near Lisse, Netherlands on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, during a trip organized for members of the media. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)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.

Judge weighs lawsuit filed by deaf inmate at Arlington jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:02
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Local and state officials in Virginia have asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by a deaf man who says he spent six weeks at a county jail unable to adequately communicate.