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Lawsuit over $60M gift to Catholic order in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:43

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2004 file photo, Pope John Paul II gives his blessing to Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, during a special audience at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI took over the Legion in 2010, after a Vatican investigation determined that Maciel had sexually molested seminarians and fathered three children by two women. Following a decision Thursday Feb. 14, 2013, by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, documents have been unsealed related to a lawsuit contesting the will of Gabrielle Mee, who left $60 million to the Legion. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Supreme Court justices on Tuesday raised questions about the conduct of a disgraced Roman Catholic order, but they also expressed doubts about whether lawsuits can move forward over $60 million a widow gave to the group.

NASA: Recently spotted asteroid no risk for Earth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says a newly spotted 1,300-foot wide asteroid is not a threat to hit Earth, despite recent media reports.

Former Uber driver charged in death of girl, six, in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:27
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A former driver with the online car service Uber has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 6-year-old girl who was struck in a San Francisco crosswalk on New Year's Eve, law enforcement said on Tuesday. Syed Muzaffar, 57, of Union City, a suburb of San Francisco, surrendered to authorities last week and was free on $50,000 bail, said a spokesman for the district attorney's office in San Francisco. He was set to be arraigned on Wednesday, the spokesman said. ...

UN: Tight timeframe to restore stability in CAR

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping chief says the time frame to restore stability and hold elections in Central Africa Republic is extremely tight and challenging because the security situation remains highly volatile and government presence is weak, if not completely absent.

Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:16

In this photo provided by Hallmark Cards Inc. is an example of the pattern used on gift wrap the Kansas City, Missouri-based company removed from circulation. Hallmark alerted retailers Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 after receiving a complaint from a Walgreen's customer in Northridge, Calif., who said she saw a swastika embedded in the design of the wrap that was featured in a Hanukkah display. A Hallmark spokesperson said the design was based on an old Chinese vase. (AP Photo/Hallmark Cards Inc.)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

Oklahoma City high school drops the name 'Redskins' for its team

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:12
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board has voted unanimously to remove "Redskins" as the nickname for a high school after hearing pleas from students and teachers who found the term offensive, school officials said on Tuesday. After 88 years, Capitol Hill High School will begin implementing its ban on the use of "Redskins" effective immediately. ...

3rd man exonerated in 1975 Cleveland slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:11

Ronnie Bridgeman, now known as Kwame Ajamu, gets a hug from Judge Pamela A. Barker after charges were dismissed against Ajamu Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Cleveland. Ajamu, the last of three men convicted and sentenced to death in the 1975 slaying of an Ohio businessman had his charges dismissed. Ajamu was 17 when he was convicted in the shooting death of Harry Franks outside a Cleveland corner store. He was released from prison in January 2003 after 27 years behind bars. His brother, Wylie Bridgeman, and their best friend from the neighborhood, Ricky Jackson, were released from prison late last month after serving nearly 40 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — Having just exonerated Kwame Ajamu, Judge Pamela Barker stepped down from the bench on Tuesday, leaned across the defense table and gave him a hug.

Patient hurts 2 nurses, guard in Oklahoma hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:09

This undated photo provided by the Oklahoma County Detention Center shows Keith Bain. Oklahoma City police said Bain attacked two nurses and a security guard at Deaconess Hospital on Oklahoma City's northwest side, shortly before midnight, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Detention Center)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A knife-wielding patient attacked emergency room staff at a hospital in northwest Oklahoma City, severely injuring a security guard, biting one nurse and slicing another, police said Tuesday.

Correction: Vail-Utah Ski Resorts Investments story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:06

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, a skier enjoys a run at Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah. Vail Resorts Inc. is announcing plans to build a high-speed gondola this summer that would connect its newly acquired Utah ski resort to another it owns to create what the company says will be the largest ski area in the United States. Vail announced the connecting lift plans Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, as part of $50 million in investments at Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Vail Resorts investments in two Utah ski resorts, The Associated Press reported erroneously which resort was purchased by Powdr Corp. executive Ian Cumming. Cumming purchased the majority interest of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, not Solitude Mountain Resort.

Search under way after Mississippi woman burned alive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:02
By Therese Apel COURTLAND, Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi investigators searched on Tuesday for a "person of interest" in the death of a 19-year-old woman who police said was set on fire after being doused with a flammable liquid. Deputies responded to a call on Saturday about a burning car in Courtland, Mississippi, and found Jessica Chambers on fire outside the vehicle, the Panola County Sheriff's Office said. She died of thermal injuries at a hospital, with preliminary autopsy results revealing severe burns over 98 percent of her body, said Panola County Coroner Gracie Gulledge. ...

Men rescue kids during Arizona apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:59
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Bystanders worked together to lower two young children to safety from a third-floor apartment in a suburban Phoenix complex where nearby units were on fire.

Guilty plea in suburban New York train-shove case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:54
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who pushed a student in front of a commuter train in the New York City suburbs has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

British royal couple pays respects at New York's September 11 Memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:52

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during their official Royal Visit to the United States in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but resolute crowd of admirers who withstood driving rain and wind for a glimpse of the royal pair. Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, laid a bouquet of white roses and a handwritten note at one of the two memorial pools marking where the World Trade Center towers once stood. Etched along the pools are names of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when two hijacked planes destroyed the twin towers. ...

U.S. couple formerly held in Qatar sues husband's ex-employer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:49

Pastor Waybright speaks with the Huang family during their first public appearance after leaving Qatar, in Pasadena, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American couple convicted and later cleared in the death of their adopted African-born daughter in Qatar has sued the husband's former employer, saying the engineering company essentially abandoned them after they were arrested. Matthew and Grace Huang also charge that MWH Global asked them to relocate to Qatar in 2012 to work on an infrastructure project related to the 2022 World Cup without warning them of hostility they could face as an interracial family living in the tiny Gulf Arab state. ...

10 key findings from report on CIA interrogations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:47

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, take an elevator to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, as Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was scheduled to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program:

'Selma' nominated for 8 NAACP Image Awards

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:45

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma," from Paramount Pictures and Pathé. The Civil Rights march drama is up for eight NAACP Image Awards honoring diversity in the arts, including outstanding motion picture; lead actor for David Oyelowo; supporting actor for Andre Holland, Common and Wendell Pierce; supporting actress for Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey; and director for Ava DuVernay. The awards will be presented in a Feb. 6 ceremony airing on the TV One channel. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The civil rights drama "Selma" led all films Tuesday when it collected eight nominations for NAACP Image Awards.

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton taken to hospital after crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:37

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton taken to hospital after crashPanthers quarterback Cam Newton has been taken to a hospital after being involved in an auto accident in Charlotte.

AccuWeather: Heavy rain this morning, gusty afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:09

 Heavy rain this morning, gusty afternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says freezing rain in the NW suburbs changes to rain during the morning.

Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:05

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2010 file photo, an package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service driver in Palo Alto, Calif. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don’t have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Volunteers bring Santa to remote Alaska village

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:03

This photo taken Dec. 6, 2014, shows Christmas toys and other supplies being loaded from a C130 military transport plane onto sleds being pulled by snowmobiles in Shishmaref, Alaska. The Alaska National Guard provided transport for the good Samaritan program Operation Santa, which took gifts and schools supplies to about 300 children in the Inupiat Eskimo community. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)SHISHMAREF, Alaska (AP) — Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream.