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San Francisco protest at transit stations leads to arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:53

Police officers arrest a protester after he banged a spoon on a subway car during a demonstration at the Bay Area Rapid Transit Montgomery station on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in San Francisco. About 80 demonstrators rallied in support of 14 anti-police violence protesters arrested in November for blocking trains at an Oakland BART station. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators shut down two San Francisco transit stations Friday morning and two people were arrested during a protest to bring attention to what they say are unfair charges against 14 activists accused of blocking rail service two months ago.


Detective: Teen confessed to killing teacher but denied rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:51
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing his high school math teacher told police he knocked her out with a "karate chop" before slicing her neck two times with a box cutter, a police detective said Friday in a pre-trial hearing.

Obamacare's lead agency chief announces her resignation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:47

Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Tavenner testifies on ObamaCare in WashingtonBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration official who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, announced on Friday she will resign as head of the agency that also manages the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. "It is with sadness and mixed emotions that I write to tell you that February will be my last month," Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said in an email to staff. A former nurse and hospital chain executive, Tavenner, 63, joined CMS in February 2010, a month before President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. An administration official said Tavenner was leaving "at the right time" after her agency had hired capable new officials in leadership positions.


'Wild' author Strayed wows overflow Oregon State crowd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:41
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people thronged an Oregon college auditorium for an appearance by the author of "Wild," hours after a movie based on the best-selling memoir about a thousand-mile hike earned two Oscar nominations.

Mom, son plead no contest to abuse in child restraint case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:32
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her son have pleaded no contest to child abuse, five months after a malnourished 11-year-old boy was found wandering along a road in southwestern Michigan.

2 dead, 4 arrested after Florida crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:29
HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — Four suspects were arrested Friday for a crime spree that started with a pawn shop robbery, led to a shootout with a police officer and ended with the killings of a 72-year-old woman and her daughter.

NCAA: Penn State football wins to be restored

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:13

NCAA agrees to restore Penn State football winsThe NCAA has announced that has reached an agreement to restore 112 Penn State football wins that were vacated in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


Obama warns Congress new sanctions could blow up Iran deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the likelihood is very high that nuclear negotiations with Iran would collapse if Congress moves forward with new sanctions. He says he'll veto a sanctions bill if it comes to his desk.

College student falls 8 floors, lands on pedestrian, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A freshman Temple University student plunged to her death while taking photographs from an eighth-floor window ledge in downtown Philadelphia.

Medicare chief steps down, ran health care rollout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:02

Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, testifies before a House Ways and Means Committee hearingm in WashingtonWASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.


Philadelphia police investigate home invasion, shooting in Brewerytown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:57

Philadelphia police investigate home invasion, shooting in BrewerytownPhiladelphia police are investigating a home invasion in Brewerytown


Navy bribery probe far from over despite key figure's plea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:36

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Pletcher, left, and Robert Huie, talk outside the federal courthouse, about the guilty plea of Leonard Francis, known in military circles as Fat Leonard, on bribery charges involving U.S. Navy officials Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Malaysian defense contractor who pleaded guilty in one of the Navy's worst bribery cases was a main point of contact for its ships at ports across Asia for more than two decades.


Prosecutors: Woman pleads guilty in 2 kids' exorcism deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:34
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — One of two women charged with killing two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism has pleaded guilty in the case, but she won't be serving prison time.

Nebraskan convicted in hate crime hoax a no-show for jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:24
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman convicted of a hate crime hoax in Lincoln hasn't shown up for jail time that she was required to serve because she didn't meet the conditions of her probation.

Key figure in sex ring silent about missing victim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:09

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, Wendy Wood Holland, 35, appears in the Baldwin County Circuit Court in Bay Minette, Ala. A judge on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, sentenced Holland to 219 years in prison for her role in an incestuous sex ring accused of molesting children for years. Another defendant, William Brownlee, got a 20-year prison sentence. Authorities say the two were part of a group of relatives and friends who sexually abused multiple children in Baldwin and Mobile counties. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — A woman sentenced to 219 years in prison after being convicted as part of a group of relatives and friends who sexually abused children for years isn't saying whether she knows anything about the whereabouts of a victim whose disappearance helped break open the case.


Driver flees after slamming into house in Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:06

Driver flees after slamming into house in NicetownPolice are looking for a driver who fled after crashing into a house in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


Sanders promises to defend Social Security

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 00:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senator representing Democrats on the Budget Committee vowed Friday to fight efforts by Republicans to prevent money dedicated to paying retirement benefits from being shifted to the disabled.

Driver flees after slamming into house in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:56

Driver flees after slamming into house in NicetownPolice say a driver flees after slamming into a house in the Logan section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Man critical after West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:52

Man critical after West Philadelphia shootingPolice say a 42-year-old man is in extremely critical condition after being shot multiple times inside a car in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.


EXCLUSIVE: How the FBI Foiled Plot to Bomb the US Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:40
The arrest Wednesday of an Ohio man who allegedly plotted an all-out assault on the U.S. Capitol was not the first time the FBI nabbed someone for such a plot.