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U.S. Central Command's YouTube, Twitter accounts suspended: Pentagon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts were suspended on Monday after apparently being hacked by Islamic State supporters. The Twitter feed had several messages from hackers, including one telling American soldiers to "watch your back," and the YouTube account had two videos that appeared to be linked to the Islamic State movement. (Editing by Bill Trott)

Accused Idaho gunman may have threatened violence on social media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:10
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A man accused of killing three people and critically wounding another in the northern Idaho city of Moscow may have made violent threats on social media in the days before the shootings, police said on Monday. John Lee, 29, is accused of killing his mother on Saturday during a shooting spree that also killed his landlord and the manager of an Arby’s restaurant. A fourth person shot in the arm and the leg was recovering from his injuries in a hospital. Each victim was shot multiple times, Moscow Police Chief David Duke said. ...

Albuquerque police may face murder charges in homeless man's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:09
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Prosecutors in New Mexico sought possible murder charges on Monday for the 2014 shooting death of a homeless man by two Albuquerque police officers, a killing that sparked protests in the city against a recent history of alleged police abuse. The Second Judicial District Attorney in Bernalillo County on Monday filed court paperwork seeking charges against former Albuquerque police detective Keith Sandy and current officer Dominique Perez for the fatal shooting on March 16. ...

NJ man who smuggled narwhal tusks sentenced to prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:54

NJ man who smuggled narwhal tusks sentenced to prisonA New Jersey man accused of smuggling narwhal tusks into the United States is going to federal prison for 33 months.


Print and TV journalist Wallace Westfeldt dies at age 91

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:42
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Wallace O. Westfeldt, whose half-century journalism career started in print and led to network and public broadcasting, has died at the age of 91.

Police: No proof that rape in article occurred at UVa frat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:38

Rolling Stone Is Backing Away From The UVA Rape StoryPolice said Monday that they've been unable to confirm that an alleged gang rape occurred at a University of Virginia fraternity house as described in a Rolling Stone article, and the school announced that it reinstated the group and its activities.


Names released of 3 shot execution-style in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:38

Names released of 3 shot execution-style in Mayfair homePolice have identified the three men who were shot execution-style inside a home in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia over the weekend.


Obama proposes new data laws as U.S. Central Command hacked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:33

Obama speaks during a visit to KnoxvilleBy Roberta Rampton and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he wants to work with Congress on new laws that would do more to protect Americans' privacy and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices. Underscoring the threat posed by hackers, the Twitter feed of U.S. Central Command, which leads U.S. military action in the Middle East, was hacked by someone claiming to be associated with Islamic State militants, while Obama spoke. ...


Retired NY principal sole winner of $326 million Mega Millions jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:19
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A retired New York elementary school principal is the sole winner of a $326 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest lottery prize won in the state's history, gaming officials said on Monday. Harold Diamond, 80, of Wurtsboro, New York, a village about 80 miles (129 km) northwest of New York City, had forgotten about the ticket he bought on a whim at a gas station and shoved into his pocket until the day after the Nov. 4 drawing, when he heard where the winning numbers were sold, the New York Lottery said in a statement. ...

Camden man admits sexual assaults of 2 young girls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:09

Camden man admits sexual assaults of 2 young girlsA southern New Jersey man has admitted that he sexually assaulted two young girls in separate and repeated incidents.


Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:07

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, workers at Newport News Shipbuilding prepare the bow section of the nuclear powered Virginia class submarine, USS Illinois, to be moved into the new submarine building facility at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. With some U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s submarine force said Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, that the military is turning to private companies such as Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels.


UN to hold meeting Jan. 22 on growth of anti-Semitism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:59
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the growth of anti-Semitism on Jan. 22 in response to a request from dozens of nations, including Israel, the United States and all European Union members.

Charges dismissed against Ohio school superintendent in rape case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:46
By Elizabeth Daley STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) - Prosecutors said they would drop charges against an Ohio school superintendent, accused of obstruction of justice in a rape case involving a 16-year-old girl, in exchange for his resignation. Michael McVey, 51, a high school superintendent with Steubenville City Schools, agreed to resign and never accept another position with the district before an Ohio judge on Monday. ...

France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:41

France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troopsFrance ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed as it hunted for the accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.


Federal judge weighs marijuana's classification

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:39
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin.

Colorado patient won't be tested for Ebola: state health officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:36
DENVER (Reuters) - A patient being monitored for Ebola at a Denver hospital is now considered low risk for the deadly virus and does not yet warrant testing, Colorado health officials said on Monday. The individual, who had a history of travel to an Ebola-affected country, was referred to Denver Health Medical Center after developing a fever, the Colorado Department of Health Medical Center said in a written statement. "In consultation this morning with CDC (U.S. ...

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:34

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, health care tax form 1095-A in seen in Washington. If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be able to get those forms out in time, creating the risk of delayed tax refunds for millions of consumers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.


Day 2 of jury selection for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:28

 the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jury selection in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez resumed Monday for a second day, as hundreds more prospective jurors filled out questionnaires that lawyers will use to help narrow down the jury pool.


In report, Zimmerman denies throwing bottle at ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:24

This booking photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman, 31,was arrested on an aggravated assault charge in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Seminole County Public Affairs)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman became angry and threw a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend when she tried to break up with him, according to a police report released Monday.


Wintry mix affects commuters in the Lehigh Valley

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:23

Wintry mix affects commuters in the Lehigh ValleyPennDOT officials in Allentown say all things considered Monday morning's commute went quite well.