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Party ends with drunken teen in hospital, woman charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:24
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mom was charged with child endangerment and suspended from her job as a first-grade teacher after an underage drinking party at her home last weekend ended with a drunken teenager being hospitalized.

Mississippi student improves after getting gored by bull in Spain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:17
(Reuters) - A University of Mississippi student gored during the bull running at a festival in Spain has been transferred out of intensive care and is continuing to recover from his injuries, a hospital spokesman said on Tuesday. Benjamin Milley, a 20-year-old sophomore who is studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain, was badly injured by a bull on Saturday at a festival in Ciudad Rodrigo. "(Milley) had been gored in various places and had lost a lot of blood." The bull’s horns did not damage Milley's vital internal organs as initially feared, the spokesman said.

Toy museum announces hall of fame for video games

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:16
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like "Pong" and "Grand Theft Auto" have on culture and society.

Prosecutors to appeals court: Don't move Boston bombing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:15
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have urged a federal appeals court to reject a bid to move the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) out of Massachusetts.

Feds halting preparations for challenged immigration program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:00

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it. Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to protect parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents until further notice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department will cease preparations for a program intended to protect millions of immigrants from deportation in the wake of a federal court ruling halting it, Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.

2 climbers injured in 800-foot slide down Washington peak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:58
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two climbers slid 800 feet or more down Mount Stuart in Washington state when one slipped and the anchor points for both came loose as they tried to reach the top of the 9,415-foot peak.

False gunman warning panics Los Angeles airport passengers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Los Angeles airport police says they do not know who incorrectly said an armed man was on the loose in a terminal, spurring a panic.

Authorities search for missing man in San Francisco Bay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:35
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are searching Tuesday morning for a missing man who was canoeing with two others in the bay.

4-year-old crashes car into New Jersey building; dad charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:35
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy took the wheel of the family car and crashed into a New Jersey building after his father left him and his younger sister alone.

Man sets himself on fire at Los Angeles coffee shop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after setting himself on fire in the restroom of a Los Angeles coffee shop.

Court upholds Ohio's power to regulate oil and gas drilling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:26

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, shows a gas drilling rig at the Detweiler well in Salesville, Ohio. Certain local zoning laws can’t be used to supersede Ohio’s state-level system for regulating oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio’s constitution doesn’t allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise permitted by the state. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can't be used to circumvent the state's authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Judge in 'American Sniper' denies request for mistrial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:22

Eddie Ray Routh enters the courtroom following a break in his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Routh, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone, Pool)STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend.

Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:19

In a photo from Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Lansing, Mich., Lansing Community College adjunct instructor Marty Kroell looks over computer code as Travis Reglin works on a computer numerical control mill in the advance precision machining class. Gov. Rick Snyder wants to re-establish vocational and technical schooling as an “equally honorable, equally important and equally well-compensated” career track. To that end, his new budget proposes a $36 million, or 75 percent, increase in spending on trades training, technical education and career planning. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green energy.

Nate Allen speaks to Action News about incident in Fort Myers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:13

Nate Allen speaks to Action News about incident in Fort MyersAction News spoke with Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen about an incident involving accusations of a lewd act, which led to him being detained by police in Fort Myers, Florida Monday afternoon.

New York chief judge calls for grand jury reforms after chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:05
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Responding to outrage over a grand jury's decision against indicting a New York City police officer for killing an unarmed black man with a chokehold, the state's top judge on Tuesday proposed giving courts unprecedented authority over grand jury proceedings involving police. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals said in his annual address in Albany that the public's trust in the justice system had been shaken by the secretive proceedings that did not lead to indictments in the cases of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner and an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who shot and killed an unarmed black teen last year. Lippman said he would soon submit a bill to the state legislature that would require judges to preside over grand jury proceedings in cases involving allegations of homicide or felony assault against police officers. Such oversight, he said, would be a check on the outsized role of prosecutors in grand jury proceedings, giving the public greater confidence in the process.

Newtown families: Send suit against gun maker to state court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:05
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine children and adults killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are asking a federal judge to return their lawsuit against gun maker Remington to state court, where legal experts say it may have a better chance of succeeding.

Lawmakers want Amtrak to allow small pets on trains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:01

In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2015, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. poses with Lily, his 15-pound French bulldog in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with dark mahogany eyes, a wrinkly nose and a penchant for jumping on furniture and laps so that she can get closer to her many human visitors. She and her owner, Rep. Jeff Denham of California, take the occasional coast-to-coast plane ride together. But when he tried to take her on Amtrak a couple years back, he learned that only service dogs were allowed aboard. It's a policy he's been trying to change ever since, and he appears to be gaining momentum. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess.

Man killed in New Castle community center shooting ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:00

Man killed in New Castle community center shooting ID'dPolice say one person is dead after a shooting inside the Rose Hill Community Center in New Castle, Delaware.

AccuWeather: Morning Snow, Chilly Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:00

 Morning Snow, Chilly AfternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says another arctic blast is on the way on Thursday and Friday.

Doctor: Girl thought horror character would hurt her family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:57
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for one of two young Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing their classmate to please a fictional horror character is trying to convince a judge the child acted in self-defense.