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Bits Blog: In Europe, a Resolution to Break Up Google

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:41
The nonbinding resolution could increase pressure on Europe’s the competition commissioner to bring formal charges against Google.






Police: Mother shot 3 children in Tabernacle home, using pillow to muffle shots

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:37

 Mother shot 3 children in Tabernacle home, using pillow to muffle shotsNew Jersey State Police have released the names of the three children who were shot in what appears to have been an attempted murder-suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


One man's drive to compete in the Philadelphia Marathon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:37

One man's drive to compete in the Philadelphia MarathonWith the Philadelphia Marathon only two days away there is at least one competitor, who is facing the event with a new drive and a more positive spirit.


Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:37
Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do.

Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:36
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.

Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:34
By Tim Reid FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand jury decide not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, protest leaders say. ...

Obama's immigration plan to reach far fewer than 4.7 million: lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:33
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. High application costs, extensive documentation requirements and lengthy waiting periods for approval sharply reduced participation in a 2012 executive action aimed at undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents as children, and the process is expected to be even more arduous this time around, the lawyers said. ...

Pac-12 picks: Huskies hope to shift pressure onto Oregon State

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:31
The pressure’s on both Washington and Oregon State. One team will become bowl eligible Saturday night. The other will head into its in-state rivalry game in must-win mode.
Categories: Sports Center

New Jersey home shooting appears to be murder-suicide gone awry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:30

Police and investigators gather in front of the scene of a multiple shooting inside a home in TabernacleBy Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A day after a shooting in New Jersey that left two children dead and their mother and brother in critical condition, police said on Friday it appeared to be a murder-suicide attempt gone awry. Jeaninne LePage, 44, used a pillow to conceal the sounds of gunshots as she shot her three children before turning the gun on herself at their home in Tabernacle, New Jersey, state police said. ...


Suspect indicted in videotaped attack on New Jersey mom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:30

Suspect indicted in videotaped attack on New Jersey momThe South Jersey woman, who police say was caught on video brutally attacking a young mother, has been indicted.


Juveniles at Philadelphia Family Court no longer subject to strip searches

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:27

Juveniles at Philadelphia Family Court no longer subject to strip searchesPhiladelphia's Family Court issued a new order saying that juveniles appearing in court will no longer be subjected to strip searches, as they were early this week.


6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:27
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A shooting early Friday at a building outside Pittsburgh that police described as a speakeasy left six people wounded, and investigators were searching for a shooter or shooters.

Security preps already underway for Pope Francis' Philadelphia visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:24

Security preps already underway for Pope Francis' Philadelphia visitThe City of Philadelphia has hosted huge events on the Parkway - Welcome America, Made in America - but "the Pope in America" will dwarf them all.


Newtown massacre shooter indulged dark obsessions online, report says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:22

Adam Lanza is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder, a report released on Friday said. The 20-year-old's fascination with violence, which came to a head in the December 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, was already evident when Lanza was himself in grade school, according to the state's Office of the Child Advocate. ...


Obama defends immigration reform

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:22
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Categories: BBC World News

Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:19
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state.

Transvaginal mesh trial losses put pressure on Boston Scientific

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:19
By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp’s back-to-back losses in the first two federal trials over its transvaginal mesh devices could drive up the cost of resolving thousands of similar lawsuits, according to legal experts. On Thursday, a jury in West Virginia awarded four women $18.5 million for injuries they said were caused by the Massachusetts-based company’s Obtryx device for stress urinary incontinence, including $4 million for “gross negligence.” The verdict came one week after a Miami jury awarded $26. ...

Preliminary exams set in street artist's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:17
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project.

Selling Welbeck a mistake - Ince

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:16
Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince believes his ex-club should not have let Danny Welbeck join Arsenal.
Categories: BBC World News

Bin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:14
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges.