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Bird flu cuts into egg, poultry exports in Iowa, Midwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:53
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from Midwestern states that have been affected by a deadly strain of bird flu, while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced.

VIDEO: Dave Roberts makes surprise return on Action News at 4

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:52

 Dave Roberts makes surprise return on Action News at 4Former Action News meteorologist Dave Roberts made a surprise return during Adam Joseph's Outdoor Adventures.


Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:51

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo, maintenance workers inspect the damage to one of the spires on Benedictine Hall at St. Gregory's University following a magnitude-5.0 earthquake in Shawnee, Okla. A government report released Thursday, April 23, 2015 found that a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, according to researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S.


Man tries to rob off-duty officer in Overbrook; shots fired

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:48

Man tries to rob off-duty officer in Overbrook; shots firedPolice say an off-duty cop out walking his dog turned the tables on a would-be robber late last night in Overbrook.


Prosecutor says she will continue to handle Scott case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:42
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina prosecutor handling the trial of a white former police officer charged with killing a black man said Thursday she will remain on the case although activists in North Charleston want her to step aside.

Dead newborn found on Ohio university campus; autopsy set

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:26
NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — A dead newborn baby has been found on the campus of a university in eastern Ohio.

Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu outbreak in poultry: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:23

Minnesota Gov. Dayton speaks to reporters in St. PaulMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency because of the fast-spreading avian flu that has led to the death of killed more than 7.3 million birds this year, and called for National Guard personnel to be called up for duty if needed, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. As of Wednesday, the highly pathogenic virus H5N2 has been identified on 44 Minnesota farms in 15 counties, and affected nearly 2.6 million birds in the state, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.


Police: Fetus discoverd at Camden recycling plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:17

 Fetus discovered at Camden recycling plantPolice tell Action News a fetus was found at a Camden recycling plant.


Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:16

Mourners pray during the funeral Mass for Cardinal Francis George at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Thursday, April 23, 2015. George died Friday, April 17 at age 78 after a long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and was known as a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy.


U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:15

American hostage Warren Weinstein is shown in this image captured from an undated video courtesy of SITE Intelligence GroupBy Will Dunham and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday. President Barack Obama apologized and took "full responsibility" for all counterterrorism operations, including this one. The deaths were a setback for the long-running U.S. drone strike program that has targeted Islamist militants in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, and has often drawn criticism in those countries and from civil liberties groups in the United States. Killed in the January drone strike were aid workers Warren Weinstein, an American held by al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian who went missing in Pakistan in 2012, as well as Ahmed Farouq, an American who was an al Qaeda leader, U.S. officials said.


Judge orders Minnesota men held for trial on Islamic State charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:12
By David Bailey ST PAUL, Minn. (Reuters) - A U.S. magistrate judge ordered four Somali-American young men held on Thursday pending trial on charges that they conspired to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria. Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19, Adnan Farah, 19, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, and Guled Ali Omar, 20, are among a group of six Somali-Minnesota friends and relatives arrested Sunday. All four men pose a flight risk and a danger to the community, U.S. Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson ruled in U.S. District Court in St. Paul.

Residents allowed to return home after Montgomery County hazmat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:10

Residents allowed to return home after Montgomery County hazmatMontgomery County officials are allowing residents back into their homes following a hazmat incident in Lower Providence.


Investigation into California city centers on consulting firm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:04
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California city that saw its government offices raided by FBI agents and local prosecutors this week has confirmed that the investigation centers on a relationship between officials there and a private consulting company. Riverside County prosecutors said search warrants were being served at both locations but declined to comment on the nature of the investigation.

Boehner: OK to swap agency budget boosts for other cuts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:59

FILE - In this April 14, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner said Thursday he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget.


Philadelphia Ironworkers union agent gets 8 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:51
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A top official at an ironworkers' union was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison in what federal prosecutors say was a campaign of violence and intimidation to coerce building contractors into hiring his workers over non-union competition.

Michael Brown's parents file lawsuit against Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:50

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, listens during a news conference Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Clayton, Mo. The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a national protest movement about the way police treat blacks.


U.S. teen suspended after using fake explosives in prom proposal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:49
A Washington state high school student has been suspended after strapping a fake explosive device around his waist in a prom-proposal stunt that spooked staff and teens, a school official said on Thursday. La Center High School student Ibrahim Ahmad was suspended for five days coinciding with the weekend dance after the lunchtime stunt in the cafeteria on Wednesday, La Center School District Superintendent Mark Mansell said.

Michael Brown's family sues Ferguson over shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:33

A demonstrator takes part in a protest to show solidarity with the family of black teenager Michael Brown, outside the American Embassy in LondonThe family of Michael Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen's killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race. The civil lawsuit filed in St. Louis County, Missouri, names the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Thomas Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson as defendants.


First footage shown of 'The Revenant,' 'The Martian,' 'Joy'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:20

Michael B. Jordan, left, Kate Mara, center, and Jamie Bell, cast members in the upcoming film "Fantastic Four," pose together for a selfie during the 2015 Pioneer of the Year dinner honoring 20th Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, during CinemaCon 2015 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio has gone wild.


Wife of slain California mayor charged with manslaughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:18
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The wife of a small-town Southern California mayor shot dead during a domestic dispute in their home has been charged with manslaughter in the slaying and pleaded not guilty on Thursday during her initial court appearance, prosecutors said. Lyvette Crespo, 43, was arraigned before a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who ordered her held in lieu of $150,000 bail in connection with the Oct. 1 fatal shooting of her husband, Daniel Crespo, 45, who was the mayor of suburban Bell Gardens. The indictment charging her with one count of voluntary manslaughter was unsealed on Thursday, and included an allegation that she discharged a handgun. Lyvette Crespo's lawyer has said the shooting was the culmination of domestic violence she and her children had suffered at the hands of her husband for many years.