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Cosby testimony puts '70s party drug quaaludes back in news

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:29

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. Cosby says he paid women after having sex with them and went to great lengths to hide his behavior and the payments from his wife, The New York Times reported Saturday, July 18, 2015, after obtaining a copy of a transcript from a deposition Cosby gave a decade ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before there was Molly there was the quaalude, the most popular party drug of the 1970s.

Explosion, fire rip through Oregon building; 1 dead, 2 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:28
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An explosion downtown Tuesday morning blew out windows and ignited massive flames that burned for more than an hour in a century-old building in northeast Oregon.

PHOTOS: Storm clouds roll in at Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:28

 Storms roll through Jersey ShoreAction News viewers' photos of the ominous clouds at the Jersey Shore.

Upper Darby officers rescue kids locked in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:25

Upper Darby officers rescue kids locked in hot carTwo children are safe and sound after they were rescued by two police officers from a locked SUV in Delaware County.

U.S. attorney general looks to Connecticut town for police progress

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:21
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with residents of East Haven, Connecticut, saying she wanted to learn how the town's efforts to reform its police department were progressing. The town entered into a settlement with the federal government in late 2012 after a federal review found its police department had systematically discriminated against Hispanic residents and used excessive force. After a year in which the United States has seen waves of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, Lynch said she is looking to communities like this New Haven suburb for ideas on improving relations between citizens and law enforcement.

Lynch visits Connecticut in stop on community policing tour

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:17

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch listens to East Haven Police Chief Brent Larrabee, left, speak during a community policing tour, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in East Haven, Conn. Lynch is in Connecticut to highlight improvements in relations between police and Latinos since four officers were arrested in 2012 on abuse charges. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town whose police force had a history of mistreating Latinos has transformed itself into a model for improving relations between police and the community, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood attacked in second video on fetal tissue use

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:11
(Reuters) - An anti-abortion group on Tuesday released a second video it said showed that Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetal tissue, repeating allegations raised last week in a video that quickly spurred government investigations. “Planned Parenthood’s top leadership admits they harvest aborted baby parts and receive payments for this," said the group's leader, David Daleiden, in a statement on Tuesday. Planned Parenthood Federation of America said in a statement "the video was heavily edited in attempt to support false and outrageous claims," and it denied any improper activity.

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:10

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2009 file photo, a Japan Air Lines staffer checks the biofuel-loaded No. 3 engine of Japan Airlines Boeing 747-300 before a demo flight at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo. Using blend of 50 percent biofuel and 50 percent traditional Jet-A jet (kerosene) fuel, JAL conducted an hour-long demonstration flight. Many in the industry believe that without a replacement for jet fuel, growth in air travel could be threatened by forthcoming rules that limit global aircraft emissions. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.

Archdiocese of Newark suing New Jersey over law that prevents headstone sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:05
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark has sued the state of New Jersey, arguing that a new law preventing religious organizations from selling headstones is a violation of its right to economic liberty. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, is the latest step in the church's lengthy legal dispute with the Monument Builders Association of New Jersey, which pursued state legislation after losing a lawsuit against the archdiocese in 2014. The new lawsuit challenges a state law, approved in March, that prohibits religious entities from selling memorials, including headstones and mausoleums.

Museum to take ownership of historic Howard Hughes plane

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:05

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 1980 file photo, Howard Hughes' wooden flying boat the "Spruce Goose," is towed by a tugboat from its hangar in Long Beach, Calif. The gigantic historic wooden airplane whose fate was mired in a financial dispute, will permanently stay in Oregon. The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum has reached an agreement with the Aero Club of Southern California to take full ownership of the plane in the coming weeks, said California attorney Robert E. Lyon, who represents the Aero Club. Lyon said the agreement was reached in early July 2015. (AP Photo, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Legendary mogul Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, a gigantic historic wooden airplane whose fate was mired in a financial dispute, will permanently stay in Oregon.

Cash loss 'significant' in Texas armored truck spill: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:03
Citizens have returned nearly $50,000 of the cash that spilled out of a Brinks Armored Truck onto a highway in April and a significant amount remains missing with the case officially closed, Texas police said on Tuesday. "We are not releasing the total amount that was lost, however we can say there is still a significant amount of money that has not been recovered," Lieutenant Chris Crawford said.

U.S. officials accuse Oregon imam of hiding militant past

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:02
U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say fought with Afghan mujahideen in the 1980s and dealt with al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, then lied about his past when he became a naturalized citizen, court documents showed. The civil complaint filed in federal court in Portland, Oregon, on Monday against Mohamed Kariye follows his involvement as a plaintiff in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the imam and several others challenging their placement on the U.S. no-fly list.

SEPTA: Sales of pope visit passes won't resume this week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:00

 Sales of pope visit passes won't resume this weekSEPTA is not yet ready to resume sales of Regional Rail passes for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.

Wife of National Guardsman sentenced in case linked to 're-homing'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:59
At the time of the abuse, Emily Kruse, 37, was participating in an underground network used to send unwanted adopted children from family to family. A Haitian girl sent to live with Kruse and her husband, Jean Paul Kruse, helped expose the abuse in 2012. In June, a Union County Court of Common Pleas judge sentenced Jean Paul Kruse, 42, to life in prison without parole for raping and sexually abusing the three girls.

A 2nd covert video targets Planned Parenthood on fetal parts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a second undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers.

Beer in Wawa vote delayed in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:04

Beer in Wawa vote delayed in Delaware CountyWawa is looking to add beer to the list of items for sale at one Delaware County store.

Man shot, killed inside California police station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:04
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An official says a man was shot and killed by police inside a California police station after he tried to grab a gun from an officer.

Highway reopens in Washington state after wildfire, but a second blaze sparks evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:57
A U.S. interstate re-opened in central Washington state on Tuesday after firefighters beat back a brush fire that had threatened area houses, while another blaze sparked evacuations and destroyed a home in an eastern agricultural region, officials said. Interstate 90 opened on Tuesday morning as firefighters aided by softer winds managed to contain 40 percent of the blaze, Grant County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said. In an agricultural and wine-producing region farther east, a helicopter pilot dropping water on a blaze burning unchecked made an emergency landing amid a mechanical failure, Walla Walla County Emergency Management spokeswoman Patty Courson said.

Facebook must hand over New York users' info to prosecutors, court rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:47

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in ZenicaFacebook Inc cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to get information from its site on hundreds of users suspected of Social Security fraud, a state appeals court said on Tuesday, in a decision likely making it harder for New Yorkers to keep their digital lives private. The warrants, which applied to 381 users' photos, private messages and other account information, could only be challenged by individual defendants after prosecutors gathered evidence, the Manhattan-based court unanimously ruled. Facebook was backed in the case by a group of large Internet companies including Google Inc and Microsoft Corp, which argued the case could set a troubling precedent giving prosecutors access to all kinds of digital information.

Postal worker rescues man who fell, lay injured for 10 days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:46
HOPE HULL, Ala. (AP) — A man rescued by a postal worker after falling in his house and lying wounded on the floor for 10 days is in the hospital recovering from his injuries.