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Set of all-girl quintuplets born at Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:33
(Reuters) - A Houston woman gave birth to five girls in four minutes by cesarean section last week and all are doing well, a Texas hospital said. All were within the appropriate weight for that gestational age and currently require only a modest support for their breathing, The Woman's Hospital of Texas said on Tuesday in a statement. Danielle Busby and her husband, Adam Busby, named the girls Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige. One girl weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces at birth, three weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces and one weighed 2 pounds, Adam Busby said on the blog.

Suspected tornado picks up Jeep with occupants in Oregon parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:28
(Reuters) - A rare suspected tornado in Oregon swept across a parking lot at a community college in the city of Eugene, lifting up a Jeep with two people inside and damaging three other vehicles, officials said on Wednesday. Oregon gets only a handful of tornadoes each year, and they are usually weak, said National Weather Service meteorologist Liana Ramirez. No one was injured from the suspected tornado on Tuesday afternoon at Lane Community College in Eugene, about 100 miles (161 km) south of Portland, officials said. The Jeep with the two people sitting inside was lifted about 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the ground before dropping back down, according to Joan Aschim, a spokeswoman for the college.

Crane tips on Monroe Twp., New Jersey road

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:28

Crane tips on Monroe Twp., New Jersey roadA crane partially tipped over on a road in Monroe Township, Gloucester County.


FBI increases reward for information about 2008 Times Square bombing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:24

FBI increases reward for information about 2008 Times Square bombingBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities on Wednesday announced an increased reward of $115,000 for information leading to the conviction of individuals responsible for the 2008 bombing in New York's Times Square. The FBI, which had offered a $65,000 reward in 2013, said it was actively pursuing several "persons of interest," and has identified the origin of the explosive device's components. "However, we're going to need more input and information from the general public if we're going to solve this case," Peter Tzitzis, an FBI special agent, told reporters. At a press conference on Wednesday, FBI and New York Police Department officials said they believed the person who planted the device was male and that the incident was not tied to any foreign organizations.


Taxi driver charged with attempted murder in Miami shootout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:20
MIAMI (AP) — A taxi driver is facing attempted murder charges after investigators say he fired an assault rifle at police officers during a shootout in Miami.

Ex-New Orleans mayor seeks corruption conviction reversal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Public defenders for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are telling an appeals court that Nagin's convictions on 20 counts involving corruption during his two terms as mayor should be thrown out.

GOP investigators asked Clinton about private email in 2012

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:13

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)NORWALK, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state but the State Department later declined to address the question.


Fact sheet: 2015 Lexus RC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:12
2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

Lexus' audacious sport coupe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:12

This undated photo made available by Toyota shows the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport. (Toyota via AP)The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.


APNewsBreak: More reports of inmates shot at Nevada prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:04
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Recent disclosures that a Nevada prison inmate was shot dead by a prison guard in November are bringing to light other previously unreported shootings that left inmates wounded at High Desert State Prison outside Las Vegas.

Dallas police fatally shoot suspect in 2 Oregon deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:38
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area man suspected of killing two people and wounding another in Oregon has been fatally shot by police in Texas.

Man accused of killing Nicki Minaj tour member due in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:37

Man accused of killing Nicki Minaj tour member due in courtA Philadelphia man accused of stabbing two members of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour, killing one, is due in court for a preliminary hearing on murder and other charges.


Truck used in Franklin Mills smash and grab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:33

Truck used in Franklin Mills smash and grabPhiladelphia's Northeast Detective Division is looking for the suspect who used his truck in a cigarette smash and grab.


Key moments in murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:28

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez and his defense team listen as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Key moments in the trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez, convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder:


President Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:26

President Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror listThe White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries. The White House says on Twitter that Obama has submitted to Congress required reports and certifications indicating his intent to take Cuba off the list. Obama made the final decision following a State Department review of Cuba's presence on the list.


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:14

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murderThe jury has convicted former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez of murder.


White House standoff with Congress over Iran bill not over

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:11

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, shakes hands Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes S.615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, during a committee business meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Republican and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached a compromise Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a say on an emerging deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation empowering Congress to reject an emerging Iran nuclear pact is expected to sail through Congress, leaving President Barack Obama with the tough task of selling the deal to skeptical lawmakers.


Correction: Airline Seat Health Risk story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:04

FILE - In this file photo taken May 8, 2013, groups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separate numbered lanes at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before, fliers are older and heavier and tall travelers no longer get exit row seats for free. All of this, flight attendants warn, is leading to an increased amount of air rage. Just last summer two passengers got into a mid-air fight over reclining a seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 14 about airline seats, The Associated Press reported erroneously on how the government tracks the percent of airline seats sold. The figure does include seats obtained through frequent flier miles.


Aaron Hernandez to face Boston double murder charges next

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:02
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has a long legal road ahead, even after being convicted of a 2013 murder charge.

Rogue ex-drug officer admits 'thousands' of crimes, lies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:59

Rogue ex-drug officer admits 'thousands' of crimes, liesA rogue ex-police officer testifying against drug squad colleagues in a federal corruption trial in Philadelphia admits he committed "thousands" of crimes during his career.