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Judge: Man can't retract guilty plea for girl's rotten teeth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:09
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an eastern Pennsylvania father who authorities say let his daughter's teeth rot so badly her life was endangered can't withdraw his guilty plea.

Judge: Man can't retract guilty plea for girl's rotten teeth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:09
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an eastern Pennsylvania father who authorities say let his daughter's teeth rot so badly her life was endangered can't withdraw his guilty plea.

Man sentenced for killing neighbor during copper theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:08
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who killed his neighbor after she found him burglarizing her home outside New York City is heading to prison.

Wisconsin company recalls chicken over disinfectant concerns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:07
RIDGELAND, Wis. (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin poultry processor is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of chicken over concerns it may have been contaminated with an industrial disinfectant.

Wisconsin company recalls chicken over disinfectant concerns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:07
RIDGELAND, Wis. (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin poultry processor is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of chicken over concerns it may have been contaminated with an industrial disinfectant.

4 found dead after house fire in upscale Washington area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:00

4 found dead after house fire in upscale Washington areaFour people were found dead after firefighters entered a home in an upscale Washington neighborhood Thursday to battle a blaze the police chief is calling suspicious.


4 found dead after house fire in upscale Washington area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:00

4 found dead after house fire in upscale Washington areaFour people were found dead after firefighters entered a home in an upscale Washington neighborhood Thursday to battle a blaze the police chief is calling suspicious.


Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

Repairs continue at site of Amtrak derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:48

A flat bed truck hauls a section of new railroad track to the site of Tuesday's deadly train derailment, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. At least seven people are dead and more than 200 people aboard injured, when the New York City bound Amtrak train derailed. Federal investigators have determined that the train was barreling through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak is working to restore Northeast Corridor rail service between New York City and Philadelphia. But service is expected to remain to be suspended through Monday.


Austin official on leave amid probe into training on women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:32

Members of the Austin city council listen to city manager Marc Ott during a news conference at City Hall, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Austin's female-majority City Council is fuming after a consultant warned municipal staff that elected female officials like to ask lots of questions and tend to tune out financial arguments. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin city official has been suspended while an investigation is conducted into a seminar for municipal staff on how to deal with women that left the city's female-majority City Council fuming.


Neighbor: Woman suspected of killing kids, self struggled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:28

This undated photo released by the Louisiana State Police, shows Michelle McCullum. McCullum and the bodies of two young children were found dead in a car Thursday, May 14, 2015, in New Orleans, hours after police issued an advisory that a suicidal 25-year-old woman had disappeared with her children, ages 5 and 3. (Louisiana State Police via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman shot her two young children and then killed herself inside an SUV in a desolate and swampy industrial zone of New Orleans on Thursday, police said. And although officials haven't positively identified the bodies, they said the car matches that of a woman who had told her mother she was suicidal, had a gun and might harm her kids, ages 3 and 5.


97 years later, Jewish WWI vet to receive Medal of Honor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:18

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2012 file photo, Elsie Shemin-Roth holds a World War I photo of her father, William Shemin, at her home in Labadie, Mo. Nearly a century after Sgt. Shemin pulled wounded comrades to safety on a World War I battlefield, his heroism has finally earned him the nation's highest service medal. On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor in tribute to Roth. He died in 1973. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly a century after Sgt. William Shemin pulled wounded comrades to safety on a World War I battlefield, his heroism has finally earned him the nation's highest service medal.


'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:18

'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.


Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 19:00

Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopperNepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.


1 injured in apartment blaze in Westville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:26

1 injured in apartment blaze in Westville, N.J.One person was injured in a blaze inside a property that housed apartments in Westville, New Jersey early Friday morning.


Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:22

In this May 13, 2015 photo, a reporter walks toward Google's new self-driving prototype car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The car, which needs no gas pedal or steering wheel, will make its debut on public roads this summer. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The latest version of Google's self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.


1st funeral set for victim of Amtrak derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:17

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Naval Academy shows Justin Zemser. Zemser, on a break from the U.S. Naval Academy and heading home to Rockaway Beach, New York, was among those killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia.(U.S. Naval Academy via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mourners are preparing to remember one of the eight people killed in this week's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia while the investigation into the crash continues.


Olney man shot in the back dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:13

Olney man shot in the back diesPolice say a man has died that was shot in the back while chatting outside with his neighbors in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Kayakers protest as Arctic drill rig moors off Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:02

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies overhead and a small flotilla of protesters in kayaks paddles behind as the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Elliott Bay in Seattle. The rig is the first of two drilling rigs Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration and was towed to the Port of Seattle site despite the city's warning that it lacks permits and threats by kayaking environmentalists to paddle out in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — As a massive oil drill rig moved into Seattle, about two dozen activists in kayaks paddled to the middle of Elliott Bay, linked boats and unfurled a banner to make a stand against Royal Dutch Shell's plan to open a new frontier of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic Ocean.


El Niño could strengthen from September: UK Met Office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 17:28
The El Niño climate phenomenon, which has started in the tropical Pacific, could strengthen from September, Britain's Met Office said on Friday. Observations from the tropical Pacific show that weak El Niño conditions have started for the first time in five years, the Met Office said. "The current outlook suggests that at least a moderate El Nino is likely and there is a risk of a substantial event," it said in a statement. "While it is still too early to determine with confidence how strong this El Niño might be forecast models from centers around the world, including the Met Office, suggest this El Nino could strengthen from September onwards," it added.