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Driver ran stop sign in foggy California crash that killed 5

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:33
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a crash that killed five men in Northern California farm country happened when one of the drivers ran a stop sign during thick morning fog.

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files for bankruptcy in wake of sex abuse claims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:29
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files for bankruptcy in wake of sex abuse claims.

Suspect in 20-year-old killings avoided possible capture

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:21

Phoenix Police tape surrounds the home of Brian Patrick Miller, 42, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Phoenix. Miller was arrested on Tuesday as a suspect in the slaying of Angela Brosso and Melanie Bernas 20 years after the murders took place. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Before his arrest this week in the early 1990s killings of two women in Phoenix, Bryan Patrick Miller eluded possible capture nearly 13 years ago in Washington state.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:16

Belgian police officers gather behind a screen as they investigate a a shootout in an anti-terrorist raid in a street in Verviers, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Funding boom shows power of tech startups, raises concerns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:10

In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 photo, a woman leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001, according to a new report issued Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The two biggest deals in 2014 were separate rounds of investment in Uber Technologies, the high-flying and controversial ride-hailing service, now valued at $41 billion. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been seen since the heady days before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.


WWII chaplain who died while ministering denied Navy Cross

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 22:55
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Navy has rejected the Navy Cross for a chaplain who died ministering to sailors in shark-filled waters after a ship was torpedoed in World War II.

Changes at the top for Buffalo-based MLB, NFL cap maker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 22:38
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New Era Cap CEO Christopher Koch (kuk) will take on the role of president of the Buffalo-based company that makes the official on-field caps for Major League Baseball.

Chicago area mom accused of drugging kids' apple juice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 22:35

Chicago area mom accused of drugging kids' apple juiceKrystale El Khatib is charged with attempted murder for allegedly poisoning her children by spiking their apple juice with prescription drugs.


Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver plans to sue in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:20

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridA woman who was allegedly raped by an Uber taxi driver in India's capital has hired a prominent lawyer to sue the online-hailing taxi service in U.S. courts. The financial executive, who cannot be named under an Indian law that grants rape victims anonymity, has hired Douglas Wigdor, a New York-based employment lawyer."We have been in talks over the last few weeks, which led to me being retained," Wigdor said in an email, declining to comment on the basis or timing of any case. Among recent work, Wigdor represented the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault. The Delhi government blacklisted Uber from operating in the capital last month after the alleged attack on the passenger as she returned home from seeing friends.The case triggered protests and reignited a debate about the safety of women in Asia's third-largest economy, especially in New Delhi, which has been dubbed India's rape capital.


Officials: Guardrail fell from NYC tower work site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say construction has resumed at a midtown Manhattan tower after a guardrail fell from the 81st floor and landed in front of an occupied building.

Pope's U.S. visit a chance to mend fences with conservatives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:04

Pope Francis waves to the waiting crowds after a mass at the Cathedral in ManilaPope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him. The leader of the 1.2 billion-member church will also face a challenge in improving relations with conservative U.S. Catholics, who have expressed dismay at his shift in focus away from issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, which the church has long opposed but Francis contends need not obsess about. The city of Philadelphia began preparations more than a year ago for the pontiff's visit in September, at the end of the weeklong World Meeting of Families. "What fascinates me is the degree to which he has captured the attention of Catholics and non-Catholics.


Police: Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:47
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida and officials at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach have agreed not to charge a teenager they caught posing as a doctor.

Car lands on another in Schuylkill Expressway crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:33

Car lands on another in Schuylkill Expressway crashA 2-car crash is slowing traffic on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway.


Two dead inside Florida home after robbery suspect cornered

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:19
(Reuters) - Police found two bodies in a house in central Florida on Thursday after they had cornered a robbery suspect there then stopped him in a blaze of gunfire as he tried to drive a car through their cordon. Officers had surrounded the house in Haines City after a resident reported suspicious activity at her neighbor's home. Police dogs also tackled him.

Temple student dies after falling from building, landing on pedestrian

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:52

Temple student dies after falling from building, landing on pedestrianPolice say a female Temple University student has died after falling eight stories from a Center City building and landing on a pedestrian below.


Driver injured in crash in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:40

Driver injured in crash in ParksideA driver was hurt after crashing an SUV in Philadelphia's Parkside section early Friday morning.


After 63 years of dispute, Virginia may concede lake's name

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:24
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For 63 years a lake on the North Carolina-Virginia line has suffered from an identity crisis — and visitors have gotten whiplash.

Timeline of DC subway disaster leaves many questions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:09

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a woman is transported in a wheelchair onto an ambulance as people are evacuated from a smoke filled Metro subway tunnel in Washington. Passengers on a smoke-filled subway train in the nation's capital were still asking when help would arrive 27 minutes after the smoke was first reported, District of Columbia officials said Thursday. One woman died and dozens more were sickened when the train filled with smoke Monday afternoon near a busy station in downtown Washington. The cause of the electrical malfunction that led to the smoke remains under investigation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington's aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not provided details about what caused a train to fill with smoke or what could have been done to limit passengers' exposure.


Duke cancels Muslim call to prayer; cites opposition, safety

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:43

This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo shows Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C. On Thursday, just days after announcing that a traditional Muslim call to prayer would echo from the historic chapel tower, Duke University changed course after being bombarded with calls and emails objecting to the plan. Instead, Muslims will gather for their call to prayer in a grassy area in front of the chapel before heading into a room in the chapel for their weekly prayer service on Friday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Before it unraveled, a plan to use Duke University's chapel tower in a call to prayer for the school's Muslim community was meant to promote religious unity and pluralism.


Republican activists widely say Romney should sit out White House run

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:20

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally with Republican candidate for the United States Senate Scott Brown at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in HudsonBy Tim Reid SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House after being a two-time Republican presidential loser was widely greeted with disdain at a national gathering of Republican activists on Thursday. Romney, the Republican U.S. presidential nominee in 2012, told a meeting of donors in New York last week that he is considering another White House run in 2016. Romney lost to incumbent Democratic president Barack Obama in 2012, and lost the Republican presidential nominating race in 2008 to Senator John McCain. If Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, does enter the 2016 presidential race, opposition to a possible third White House attempt is already widespread and deeply felt, according to interviews with a gathering of grassroots Republican party members where Romney is scheduled to speak on Friday night.