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Washington State Attorney General seeks victims of Super Bowl ticket broker fraud

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:01
Dealing with a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is bad enough. But we’ve also heard reports of fans buying tickets from brokers, only to find out the brokers did not even have the tickets they purported to sell.

Ex-Wife of Suspect in Patz Case Testifies That He Confessed to ‘Something Terrible’

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:00
Daisy Rivera, the former wife of Pedro Hernandez, is one of five witnesses who say he told stories about being a killer in the four years after Etan Patz disappeared in 1979.

Washington State Attorney General seeks victims of Super Bowl ticket broker fraud

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:59
Dealing with a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is bad enough. But we’ve also heard reports of fans buying tickets from brokers, only to find out the brokers did not even have the tickets they purported to sell. Not only were these fans unable to attend the game, but they were also out hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars for the cost of airfare and accommodations.

Mormon facing ouster says he's likely to be excommunicated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:55
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who runs a website for church members questioning their faith said Monday that he expects to be excommunicated based the tenor of a disciplinary hearing Sunday night, but he may not find out for days.

D.C. has 'discussion' on legal pot on fear hearing illegal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:54

File photo of pedestrians passing by a DC Cannabis Campaign sign in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A planned District of Columbia city council hearing on legal marijuana sales was reduced to a discussion on Monday because of fears the hearing could be illegal. The hearing was intended to get public comment on a bill that would make recreational marijuana legal in the U.S. capital and regulate sales like alcohol. District voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative last year legalizing marijuana. The hearing by the city's finance, judiciary and business panels instead became a "roundtable discussion" to hear points of view, Business Committee Chairman Vincent Orange said.

Women’s Beanpot Has the Tradition but Seeks the Crowd

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:54
The tournament, a four-team battle for Boston, has grown significantly in its 37 years, but it is still looking for recognition from a larger audience.

Man smashes way into Warminster store, steals cash and lottery tickets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:51

Man smashes way into Warminster store, steals cash and lottery ticketsPolice in Warminster, Pa. are looking for the man who smashed his way into a convenience store and stole lottery tickets.

Warnings missed before Florida man threw daughter from bridge: state report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:51
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida child welfare agents were warned three times about a man before he allegedly killed his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her off a bridge, the state Department of Children and Families reported on Monday. The death of Phoebe Jonchuck, a kindergarten student, has led to scrutiny of the agency, which acknowledged in the report failures in its dealings with her troubled family. John Jonchuck, 25, had custody of Phoebe, whose mother was also being investigated by the agency at the time of the child's death over alleged violence and substance abuse, the report said. "There were points at which further intervention or examination were warranted." The agency should have referred John Jonchuck for services in June 2013, after a child welfare investigation following his arrest, stemming from a fight with Phoebe's mother, the report said.

Aussie Hewitt gets Queen's wildcard

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:48
Four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt is given a wildcard to the 2015 Aegon Championships in his last grass-court season.
Categories: BBC World News

Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:45

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2009 file photo, people fill out forms to get a free seasonal flu shot at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can plant the seeds for identity theft and other scams if they get into the wrong hands. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Norm Dettlaff, File)Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.

Investigators seek phone records from Jenner, other drivers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:45

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies stands guard near the remains of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven others injured, in Malibu Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was in one of the cars involved in the four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu that killed a woman, Los Angeles County authorities said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators on Monday were contacting Bruce Jenner and other drivers involved in a fatal chain-reaction crash in Southern California to ask for access to their cellphone records, authorities said.

Report shows HSBC helped rich clients dodge taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:44

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian passes a branch of HSBC bank in London. The chair of parliaments Public Accounts Committee says the former chief of HSBC must face serious questions after once-secret papers outlined how the bank helped the wealthy dodge taxes. Margaret Hodge told the BBC on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 that Stephen Green, HSBC’s former CEO, was either "asleep at the wheel, or he did know and he was therefore involved in dodgy tax practices." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)LONDON (AP) — A trove of leaked documents shows that HSBC's Swiss private bank turned a blind eye to illegal activities of arms dealers and blood diamond traders while helping rich people evade taxes, according to a report based on the documents that was published Monday.

Alabama same-sex marriages begin

BBC World News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:44
Judges in some counties in Alabama have begun issuing marriage licences to gay couples, despite the state's top judge ordering them not to.
Categories: BBC World News

Cops: Selfie shows teen victim dead in chair, shot in face

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:38
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 16-year-old sent a cellphone selfie that also showed another teen he had just fatally shot in the face, sitting in a chair, investigators said in court papers charging the teen.

Heavy rains cause flooding, mudslides across the West Coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:35
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A powerful Pacific storm system that drenched California was moving across the Pacific Northwest on Monday, as crews in Oregon and Washington worked to clear flooded roads and railroad tracks blocked by mudslides. The storm system, called the Pineapple Express because it gathers moisture as it moves across the Pacific Ocean from near Hawaii, had dropped up to 13 inches of rain since Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Hotline ignored calls on girl thrown over bridge by dad

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:34
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just 12 hours before police say a man threw his 5-year-old daughter to her death off a Tampa Bay bridge last month, his own attorney called Florida's child abuse hotline, warning that his client was suffering from mental delusions. But the hotline operator didn't refer the call to investigators because she didn't think the child was in danger, according to documents released by Florida child welfare officials Monday.

Massachusetts governor criticizes transit storm performance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:28

Passengers wait at the commuter rail train station Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Framingham, Mass. New England and portions of New York state awoke Monday to a fresh blanket of snow as a storm threatening to bring up to 1 to 2 feet to some areas churned across the Northeast, making for a slippery, tedious commute to start the workweek. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker calls the performance of Boston's public transit system during the severe winter weather "unacceptable."

Justice Thomas’s Dissent Hints of Supreme Court’s Intentions on Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:25
Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent was a strong signal that gay rights advocates are likely to prevail in their quest to establish a nationwide constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Massachusetts transit agency to suspend service due to snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:24
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to suspend all train service at 7 p.m. on Monday, due to the prolonged snowfall in Boston, the agency said on its Twitter feed. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Pro-gay marriage signals seen in U.S. Supreme Court action

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 05:19

Two bride figurines are seen during a rally in response to the California Supreme Court's ruling regarding Proposition 8 in HollywoodBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's move on Monday to allow gay marriage to proceed in Alabama is the strongest signal yet that the justices are likely to rule in June that no state can restrict marriage to only heterosexual couples. Of the nine justices, only two - conservatives Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia - dissented from the court's refusal to block gay weddings from starting in Alabama. Gay marriage is now legal in 37 states. Thomas acknowledged in a dissenting opinion that the court’s move to allow gay marriages to go ahead "may well be seen as a signal of the court’s intended resolution" as it considers cases from four other states on whether same-sex marriage bans are permitted under the U.S. Constitution.