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U.S. Justice Department seeks stay of Texas immigration ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:20
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday asked an appeals court to stay a judge's ruling that blocked President Barack Obama's recent immigration actions. The Justice Department filed a motion asking for a stay with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

South Florida brothers plead guilty to New York terror plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:10

Broward Sheriff's Office booking photograph of Raees Alam QaziBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Pakistani-born brothers accused in a plot to detonate a bomb in New York City to avenge the deaths of people killed by drone attacks in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges on Thursday in Miami. Raees Alam Qazi, 22, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, were arrested in 2012, accused of providing support to a foreign terrorist organization to use a weapon of mass destruction.


NYC service marks anniversary of gas blast that killed 8

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

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, emergency crews respond to an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings and killed eight people in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. New York's mayor and City Council speaker are scheduled to speak Thursday March 12, 2015 at a memorial service commemorating the one-year anniversary of the gas explosion in East Harlem. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In front of the barren, icy, fenced-off lot that once held two five-story apartment buildings, relatives of the victims of a gas explosion there came together with city officials Thursday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed eight people.


Sources: DeMarco Murray to visit Philadelphia Eagles today

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

 DeMarco Murray to visit Philadelphia Eagles todaySources tell Action News that All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray will visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.


Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with shivs and smuggled razor blades.

Dense fog delays search for 11 killed in Black Hawk crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:50

Dense fog delays search for 11 killed in Black Hawk crashMore heavy fog, rain and rough surf complicated Thursday's efforts to collect the remains of seven Marines and four soldiers whose Black Hawk helicopter crashed offshore while they trained in Florida.


Officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson police station released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:47

Officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson police station released from hospitalABC News has confirmed that both police officers shot during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri early Thursday have been released from the hospital.


Relative: Marine from Wisconsin among 11 killed in military helicopter crash off Florida

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:25
Relative: Marine from Wisconsin among 11 killed in military helicopter crash off Florida.

Pamela Smart's spokeswoman: She's paying for gunman's crimes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:21
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Pamela Smart says she's serving the life sentence that should have been given to her teen lover who killed her husband in 1990.

FBI chief warns of Islamic State recruits, lone wolf attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:20

FBI Director James Comey takes a question from reporter during a news conference at the FBI office in BostonBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The radicalization of Americans by Islamic State and other groups, particularly through sophisticated use of social media, is a top concern for the FBI as it grapples with evolving terrorism threats, Director James Comey said on Thursday. Like other militant groups, Islamic State, also known as ISIL, has called for lone wolf attacks in Western countries and has specifically encouraged attacks on soldiers, law enforcement officers and the intelligence community, Comey said at an appropriations subcommittee budget hearing. Comey referred to the group's efforts to recruit Americans to join Islamic State fighting in Syria and Iraq, then have them return to the United States to commit acts of terrorism. "ISIL's widespread reach through the Internet and social media is most concerning as the group has proven dangerously competent at employing such tools for its nefarious strategy," Comey told the panel as he presented his $8.48 billion budget request for fiscal year 2016.


Houston Ship Channel fully reopens after collision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:16

Members of the United States Coast Guard view the damaged hull of the Carla Maersk a chemical tanker Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in the Houston Ship Channel. Three cargo tanks on the Danish-flagged Carla Maersk were ruptured when it collided with the Liberian bulk carrier Conti Peridot. A cause of the collision has not been determined. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II)LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — The Houston Ship Channel fully reopened Thursday morning after a collision between two vessels caused flammable gasoline additive to spill and forced a section of the major waterway to close for three days.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:13

AP10ThingsToSee - A Marine salutes Air Force One as it departs with President Barack Obama and the first family on board Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Man charged with murder after 3 found shot in burned home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:08

In this undated photo released by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, Corey Lee Lavalley is shown. Authorities say Lavalley, 32, fatally shot a woman and her two children before returning to their mobile home in Dorr Township, Mich., and setting it ablaze. The victims discovered Tuesday, March 10, 2015 were identified as Debra Sheppard, daughter Emma McComber and son Corey LaValley Jr. (AP Photo/Allegan County Sheriff’s Department)ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man fatally shot a woman and her two children before returning to their mobile home in western Michigan and setting it ablaze.


County spokesman: People taken in for questioning in Ferguson shooting of officers, no arrests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:05
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — County spokesman: People taken in for questioning in Ferguson shooting of officers, no arrests.

Secret Service Agents Accused of Crashing Into WH Barrier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:02
President Obama is aware of the incident, officials said.

Raise minimum age to buy cigarettes to decrease use: U.S. study

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:01

Cigarette butts in an ashtray in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 or 25 years old would significantly reduce their use and tobacco-related illnesses in the United States, a study published Thursday found, suggesting that states and local authorities should consider passing such laws. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which sponsored the report, cannot increase the minimum age to buy tobacco in the country from 18, but states and local authorities can do so. The report was presented to the FDA on Tuesday, said Richard Bonnie, chair of the report committee. Among people who smoked daily, 90 percent had tried their first cigarette before the age of 19 while the remaining 10 percent had tried tobacco products by 26, the study found.


Obama budget would shrink deficits by $1.2 trillion over 10 years: CBO

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:00

Copies of President Barack Obama's proposed 2016 budget are displayed for sale at the Government Printing Office in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposal would shrink U.S. deficits by $1.232 trillion over 10 years compared to those expected under current tax and spending laws, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday. The deficit reduction, although smaller than that claimed by the White House, is largely due to Obama's proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy, his plans for lower spending on military operations in Afghanistan and net savings from proposed immigration reforms, the CBO said. For fiscal 2016, the first full year under Obama's fiscal blueprint if Congress were to adopt it, the deficit would fall to $380 billion from $455 billion, the CBO's latest forecast under current laws. Under the analysis from the non-partisan CBO, near term deficits under Obama's proposal would be smaller than those forecast by the White House Office of Management and Budget, while deficits in later years are larger.


St. Louis County: Officers shot outside Ferguson police department released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:53
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County: Officers shot outside Ferguson police department released from hospital.

1 worker killed, 1 hurt in New Mexico oil field explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:46
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — An explosion at a New Mexico oil field site has killed one worker and injured another.

Police shot in Ferguson, Missouri, released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:23
(Reuters) - The two police officers who were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, during protests have been released from the hospital, St. Louis County Police Department spokesman Brian Schellman told Reuters on Thursday. (Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Bill Trott)