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Former Temple defensive lineman Adrian Robinson dies at 25

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:43

Former Temple defensive lineman Adrian Robinson dies at 25Adrian Robinson, the former Temple defensive lineman who recently signed with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has died. He was 25.


Residents concerned about dead fish in Ridley Park lake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:41

Residents concerned about dead fish in Ridley Park lakeOne community in Delaware County is dealing with hundreds of dead fish. They've been showing up along the shoreline of a neighborhood lake, and it's raising questions as well as creating a foul odor.


Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:41

In this May 12, 2015 photo, dead chickens are buried in a farm field near Rose Acre Farms, near Winterset, Iowa. Rose Acre Farms is depopulating its Winterset egg-laying operation after the avian influenza virus was discovered two weeks ago. Agriculture economists say the bird flu could cost the Iowa economy more than $600 million and Minnesota over $300 million as the virus continues to spread to new barns. The estimates include sales losses to feed suppliers, trucking companies, and processing plants.(Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDITDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.


Flyers make surprise pick for new head coach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:29

Flyers make surprise pick for new head coachThe Philadelphia Flyers made a surprise pick for their head coach, hiring University of North Dakota's Dave Hakstol on Monday.


Records: Marion Barry's son to plead guilty in bank outburst

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his outburst at a downtown Washington bank.

A city's takeover by outsiders rankles the grass roots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:11

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photograph, Camden Mayor Dana Redd, center left, and Gov. Chris Christie walk together on a football field at Camden High School in Camden, N.J. The people of Camden don't have much say when it comes to the future of the city or its most important institutions, a situation that activists say is anti-democratic and also could be preventing city political and community leaders from developing experience with making big decisions. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Efforts to quell the blight that years of joblessness, corruption and crime have brought on this former industrial dynamo are coming at a price, activists say — the people of Camden don't have much say when it comes to the direction of their city or its most important institutions.


Jury selection in murder of pregnant woman, 4-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:01

Jury selection in murder of pregnant woman, 4-year-old daughterJury selection began today in the trial of a Bucks County man, charged with killing a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old child.


Man tried 3 times for 1979 slaying gets 100-year sentence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 05:01
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Indiana man tried three times for a 1979 slaying to 100 years in prison after DNA on the victim's shirt linked him to the killing.

FBI finds no evidence damage to Amtrak windshield caused by firearm: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:59

Emergency workers inspect the engine of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An FBI examination of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last week killing eight people has found no evidence that damage to the locomotive's windshield was caused by a firearm, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. The NTSB said it has not ruled out the possibility that another object may have struck the windshield. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)


Alabama minister arrested over gay wedding pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:58
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A minister who tried to perform a gay wedding in an Alabama courthouse pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Monday but will avoid serving time in jail.

NTSB: Amtrak damage not caused by firearm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:57

 Amtrak train damage not caused by firearmThe NTSB said on Monday that an area damaged on the front of Amtrak train 188, that crashed last week leaving eight people dead and some 200 injured, was not caused by a firearm.


Marathon bomber likely to appeal over Boston trial site

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:54

FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (FBI via AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's appeal of his death sentence is likely to focus on the judge's refusal to move the trial out of Boston and the prosecution's barrage of heartbreaking testimony from more than a dozen victims of the attack.


First lady: Libraries, museums are 'necessities,' not extras

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says America's libraries and museums aren't luxuries or "extras" that can be passed over while money goes toward other goals like creating jobs or teaching children.

U.S. top court rules against Maryland over double taxation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:43
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland cannot impose double taxation on residents by denying them a full credit for certain taxes paid on income earned in other states, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a decision that could cut revenue collected by some states and cities. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices sided with taxpayers Brian and Karen Wynne in finding that Maryland's taxation policy violated the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against interstate commerce, upholding lower-court decisions favoring the couple. Maryland offers a tax credit for income taxes paid by residents to other states.

Emanuel wants focus on youth for 2nd term as Chicago mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:41

CORRECTS SPELLING OF EMANUEL IN SECOND REFERENCE - Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, points toward a friend in the crowd for President Bill Clinton during city government inaugural ceremonies Monday, May 18, 2015, in Chicago. In addition to Emanuel, who begins his second term, 50 alderman, the city clerk and treasurer were inaugurated. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the focus on his intentions to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.


Sources: Amtrak train damage not from bullet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:41

 Amtrak train damage not caused by firearmSources tell Action News that human error is to blame for the Amtrak train derailment last week that left eight people dead and some 200 people injured.


Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:40
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among the GOP's 2016 presidential class over whether the National Security Agency should be collecting American citizens' phone records in the name of preventing terrorism.

Man in court on abuse charges, accused of waterboarding boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:22
MOUNT MORRIS, Mich. (AP) — A 30-year-old Michigan man who says he got the idea to waterboard a 5-year-old from a movie has been arraigned on child abuse charges.

JFK's sailboat fails to sell at auction in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:17

This July 29, 2014 handout photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows John F. Kennedy’s Star Class Sailboat, Flash II, which he owned and raced with older brother Joseph P. Kennedy in the Nantucket Sound Star Fleet between 1934 and 1940. It will be offered for auction on Monday, May 18, 2015, in Dallas, by Heritage Auctions. ( Don Hoffman/Heritage Auctions via AP)DALLAS (AP) — A sailboat once owned and raced by President John F. Kennedy has failed to sell at auction in Dallas.