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Owner dies after shootings at suburban Kansas City gun shop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:05

A law enforcement officer guards the scene of a shooting at She's a Pistol, LLC, in Shawnee, Kan., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Emergency responders say three people were shot and wounded at the suburban Kansas City gun shop and a fourth person was wounded at a nearby location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A gun shop owner died from gunshot wounds Friday after a botched robbery that left three suspects wounded, police said.

What to watch in Saturday's Seattle-Carolina game

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:01
Here are three things to watch in Saturday's Seattle-Carolina game from beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.

Mariners confirm Robinson Cano playing in limited number of Winter League games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:01
A few days ago, there were reports that Robinson Cano was granted permission to play in some winter league baseball games in the Dominican Republic. The Mariners confirmed that report today.

Roundup: Colleges re-invent intro science courses; Colorado board OKs testing waiver for districts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:01
Colleges re-invent introductory science courses (The New York Times): The University of California Davis is one place where science instructors are re-inventing introductory science courses to make them more interactive and less lecture-focused. Across the country's four-year colleges, 28 perce

At least 1 dead in 123-vehicle pileup on Michigan interstate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:01
More than 100 vehicles were involved in pileups on a snowy Michigan interstate on Friday, killing a trucker and igniting a fire and explosion on a semi carrying fireworks, police said.

FAFSA time is here

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:01
It’s important that you not delay filing the FAFSA because some of the student aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t fill out the FAFSA, you’re potentially leaving money on the table.

Cuba to reopen twin of US Capitol building as relations warm

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 08:01
Fidel Castro's rebels swept into Havana 56 years ago this month and went to work purging the U.S. legacy from a capital that had been a virtual outpost of Washington.

University of Oregon sued over rape accusation involving athletes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:55
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A University of Oregon student who says she was raped by three players on the school's basketball team has sued the university, saying officials had known one of the men was suspended from another college over sexual misconduct claims, lawyers said on Friday.  The woman, still a student at the University of Oregon, filed the lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. federal court in Eugene, Oregon. She is seeking monetary damages that include payment of her tuition and compensation for emotional pain and suffering, among other things. ...

Hedge fund founder's son indicted in father's NYC killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:53
NEW YORK (AP) — A son accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over an argument about allowance learned Friday he had been indicted, although the charges haven't yet been made public.

U.S. prosecutors recommend criminal charges against Petraeus: N.Y. Times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:52

Why is FBI Petraeus investigation still ongoing?WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against former CIA chief David Petraeus for improperly providing classified information to a female Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair, the New York Times reported on Friday. The newspaper cited officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Justice Department investigation focuses on whether Petraeus gave the woman, Paula Broadwell, access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information. The Times said officials have recommended felony charges. ...

Golden Gate Bridge to close for weekend to get safety barrier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:51
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A plan decades in the making to put an end to head-on collisions on the Golden Gate Bridge reaches fruition this weekend with the installation of a moveable roadway median, a project requiring a 52-hour closure, a bridge official said on Friday. Starting at midnight, crews will begin stringing together the median, involving 3,500 individual pieces of concrete, along the length of the 1.7-mile span. The closure is the longest since the bridge opened to traffic in 1937. By Monday at 4 a.m. ...

Pair attempts world's hardest climb up Yosemite's El Capitan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:45

 a free climb of a El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Tom Evans, elcapreport)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men are attempting what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a grueling ascent of a half-mile of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park using only their hands and feet.

New York prosecutor in chokehold case seeks seat in Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:42
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City prosecutor who presided over a grand jury that declined to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man said on Friday he will run for the U.S. Congress. District Attorney Daniel Donovan, 58, a Republican, said he will seek the seat left open with the resignation of Rep. Michael Grimm earlier this month. Grimm, a Republican, has pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud and faces up to three years in prison. ...

Arkansas ex-judge in Charlize Theron adoption case pleads guilty to bribery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:41
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A former Arkansas judge forced from the bench for disclosing confidential information about an adoption by actress Charlize Theron pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge on Friday in an unrelated case. Michael Maggio of Conway, Arkansas, admitted to accepting $24,000 in campaign contributions from the owner of a nursing home two days before reducing to $1 million from $5.2 million a jury's negligence award against the nursing facility. ...

Police say gun shop owner shot in botched robbery in suburban Kansas City has died

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:40
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Police say gun shop owner shot in botched robbery in suburban Kansas City has died.

Mitt Romney Says He’s Considering a 2016 Presidential Run

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:38
Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, told about 30 donors in New York on Friday that he was “thinking about” a third campaign for the White House.

VIDEO: Kouachi brothers die in warehouse assault

BBC World News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:36
The BBC's Gavin Hewitt reports on the police mission that saw the killing of the Kouachi brothers, who spent two days on the run.
Categories: BBC World News

From quirky to revolutionary, the CES show has them all

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:36

The TechSling smart device holster is displayed at the Tech Slinger booth during the International CES, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sure, the International CES show was chock full of connected cars, smart home sensors, music gear and computer gadgets, as you'd expect. There were even drones buzzing the 160,000-plus people that tromped across the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space along the Las Vegas Strip. But if you didn't get to see some of these goodies, well, you just haven't lived.

Off-duty NC trooper rescues mother, 2 kids from icy creek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:31
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An off-duty state trooper is being credited with saving a mother and her two children after their car skidded off an icy North Carolina road and flipped into a creek.

At Cuomo’s Request, Panel May Again Weigh Casino Bids for Southern Tier of New York

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:31
Two state boards announced they were considering opening a new round of bidding for a fourth casino license in the Southern Tier, after urging from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.