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Health issues could end four-time Iditarod winner's career

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 01:09

Musher Lance Mackey shows his hands at the Tanana, Alaska checkpoint on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mackey suffers from poor circulation in his hands and feet and is using battery-powered gloves in this year's Iditarod race. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — He beat cancer, but the treatment cost him most of his teeth. He can't feel his fingers because of another disease. It feels like his fingernails are being pushed off his body.

Chattanooga woman fights city over open records

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:50
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A citizen-versus-city battle is being waged in Chattanooga by an open government activist who is challenging the process involved in giving tax breaks to private companies seeking to build or expand operations in the city.

2 arrested in Chester shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:34

2 arrested in Chester shootingTwo people are in custody after a man was shot in the head in Chester.

NYC's plan for prayer break in pre-K classes raises concerns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:24
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to expand public pre-kindergarten for all 4 year-olds depends in part on the participation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim schools, under a proposal that would permit religious instruction and prayers during midday breaks.

5 indicted in deaths tied to human trafficking ring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:23
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey men have been indicted in connection with two slayings linked to a statewide human trafficking ring, including that of one man who authorities say was operating a rival brothel.

US Reform Jewish rabbis install 1st openly lesbian leader

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:11

In this March 12, 2015 photo, Rabbi Denise Eger poses at Congregation Kol Ami, a Reform synagogue with gay and lesbian outreach programs, in West Hollywood, Calif. As a rabbinic student in 1980s New York City, Eger quietly started a group for fellow gay and lesbian students. The Reform Jewish movement has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships. That journey has led this week to Philadelphia, where Eger will be installed Monday, March 16, 2015 as the first openly gay president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinical arm of Reform Judaism. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)NEW YORK (AP) — As a rabbinic student in 1980s New York, Denise Eger lived away from other seminarians. She quietly started a group for fellow gay and lesbian students, but held the meetings in another borough. By the time of her ordination, she wasn't formally out, but her sexuality was known, and no one would hire her. Later, she took the only job offered, with a synagogue formed expressly as a religious refuge for gays.

Maine fire officials: Homeowner threatened them

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:06
THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Maine fire officials say a man was hospitalized after he threatened firefighters and tried to prevent them from putting out a fire in a shed behind his Thorndike home.

Ohio River crests at highest level since '97, hazards remain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:58

James Fancher, Jr., of New Richmond, walks in a park Saturday, March, 14, 2015, on Front Street in New Richmond, Ohio, where a gauge measures the Ohio River level. Flood stage is 52 feet. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio River crested Sunday at its highest level in two decades, leaving riverside residents relieved but cautious as forecasters warned that flooding problems will linger much of the week ahead.

Boyd Theater demolition begins in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:34

Boyd Theater demolition begins in Center CityDemolition work began this weekend on the historic Boyd Theater in Center City.

Fight over Keystone XL project doesn't stall pipeline boom

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 22:27

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, some of the 60 rigs that are drilling surrounding McKenzie County, 40 percent of the rigs statewide, work in western North Dakota. The recent surge in oil production, from roughly 5 million barrels a day in 2008 to 8.9 million barrels in 2014, has led to more than 11,600 miles of crude oil pipeline being added to the domestic oil network, increasing the size by almost a quarter. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.

Ohio River spills banks, flood warning for Cincinnati

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:16
(Reuters) - Melting snow and rain caused the Ohio River to spill its banks over the weekend, cutting off roads and flooding homes in the southern part of Ohio. The National Weather Service, which has issued a flood warning for the Cincinnati area, said the river is expected to crest on Sunday at 57.8 feet and be above its 52-foot flood stage at least through Thursday. No deaths or major injuries have been reported. "There have only been a handful of evacuations," said Jay Carey, branch chief with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. ...

10 Americans Possibly Exposed to Ebola Returning to US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:11
None of the 10 Americans are sick with the deadly disease, the CDC said.

Planes Collide in Fiery Crash During Practice for Air Show

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 20:00
Two planes with an Indonesian aerobatics team collided while practicing for an airshow in Malaysia.

St. Patrick's Day Parade detours, advisories

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 19:54

St. Patrick's Day Parade detours, advisoriesPhiladelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Tsarnaev testimony key question at Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 19:06

Handout of a still image from surveillance video of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar TsarnaevBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A question looms over the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as federal prosecutors enter the final stages of their case against him: Will he testify in his own defense? Tsarnaev's lawyers opened the trial this month with a blunt admission, saying he helped his older brother carry out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured 264 near the renowned race's finish line on April 15, 2013. Rather than fighting to prove his innocence, defense attorneys hope to spare the ethnic Chechen from execution by persuading the jury he played a secondary role to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who masterminded the attacks and was killed after a gunfight with police later that week. When the trial resumes in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday, prosecutors will move on to the final hours before Tsarnaev was found hiding in a drydocked boat.

Man shot four times in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:44

Man shot four times in CamdenCamden police are investigating a shooting that has left a man in critical condition.

Truck crashes into Aston home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:43

Truck crashes into Aston homeA pickup truck crashed into the living room of a home in Aston, Delaware County.

Slain Philadelphia officer 'redefined what valor means'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:38

The remains of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III are transferred to a horse drawn hearse during a winter rainstorm on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. City officials said on March 5, 2015 Wilson was shot and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his final, courageous moments, Officer Robert Wilson III took on two armed robbers and gave his life to save those around him — an act so noble that Philadelphia's police department will rename its valor medal in his honor, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

Suspended Oklahoma Frat Members Offered Hearings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:33
SAE is preparing to hear the cases for each of its suspended Oklahoma members.

Villanova routs Xavier 69-52 for Big East title

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 18:32

Villanova routs Xavier 69-52 for Big East titleVillanova is trying to make this magical season one big anniversary party.