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West Virginia updates tax forms for gay couples

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:56
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is updating its tax forms to reflect court rulings overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Senator's son pleads not guilty in 21 dog deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:46
PHOENIX (AP) — A son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and the son's wife have pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges stemming from the deaths of 21 dogs last summer.

Pot-friendly states teaming up on Capitol Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress from states with legal pot say their colleagues should not stand in the way of expanded legalization.

Privacy protections unite carmakers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:36

In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2014, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., acknowledges supporters at her election night headquarters in New Orleans. Republicans have promised her Senate opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Landrieu in the state's runoff election next month. The move undercuts one of Landrieu's chief campaign arguments, that voters in the state with a robust oil and gas industry need her and her seniority on the committee. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on immigration or to pass a full-year spending bill to clear the decks for a fresh start when the GOP gets full control of Congress in January.


5 sickened in carbon monoxide incidents in Philly, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:31

5 sickened in carbon monoxide incidents in Philly, NJCarbon monoxide filled the air in a South Philadelphia home Monday night, hours after a family was sickened by CO fumes in Winslow Township, New Jersey.


Toddler put in jail cell after mother arrested in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:24

Toddler put in jail cell after mother arrested in OhioA police department in Ohio is under fire after officers put a 3-year-old girl in a holding cell.


Woman found naked, murdered in West Philadelphia home ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:20

Woman found naked, murdered in West Philadelphia home ID'dFamily members tell Action News there is a history of a roommate abusing the victim, and that they don't believe there was a break-in.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:20

AP10ThingsToSee - Russian soldiers wear snow gear over Red Army World War II uniforms as they prepare to parade in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Thousands of Russian soldiers and military cadets marched across Red Square to mark the 73nd anniversary of a historic World War II parade. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)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.


Letter from North Dakota: The Oil Party Rocks On

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:16

A pickup truck bears the words "I (heart) OIL" written in dirt in WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) - Falling oil prices have spooked Wall Street and even parts of Texas. But in North Dakota's booming oil patch, the crude-fueled party carries on. Since June, the price of crude oil has fallen 30 percent to about $75 a barrel, raising fears that oil production would slow across the United States. But you wouldn't know it here. The state's economy remains the fastest growing in the nation, thanks to more than 1 million barrels of oil produced each day. ...


California cat cafe is catnip for feline fans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:10

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, Dawn Piper moves in to take a closer look at a pair of cats in a tower at the Cat Town Cafe in Oakland, Calif. Pouncing on similar cafe concepts in Asia & Europe, the cafe has become America's first permanent feline-friendly coffee shop. Cafe customers pay to pet cute kitties while sipping on tea or expresso drinks. It allows customers, who may not be able to have cats in their own homes, to enjoy the benefits of furry friends for short times without the responsibility. The animals come from a partnership with a local animal shelter and are also available for adoption. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.


Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:08

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in DelawarePolice say a bicyclist was critically wounded after being struck by a vehicle in Holloway Terrace, Delaware Thursday morning.


Small business insurance exchanges seek rebound

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:07

In this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 photo, DC Brau Brewing Co. chief community and culture officer Mari Rodela, left, and Jason Budman talk in the the canning area of the microbrewery, in Washington, D.C. The district's small business health insurance exchange helped DC Brau offer more than 50 insurance options to its employees starting in September. That’s a massive leap from the two choices it usually cobbled together. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Early enrollment for the health overhaul's small business insurance exchanges fell far short of the 2 million workers who were expected to sign up this year. The shortfall calls into question the future of the exchanges as they begin accepting enrollment for 2015.


Pregnant beggar caught driving off in Mercedes-Benz

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:05

Pregnant beggar caught driving off in Mercedes-BenzA pregnant woman and her young son seen begging for money in a San Diego shopping center parking lot were caught driving off in a Mercedes-Benz.


Fire shuts down child care at the YMCA in Abington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:04

Fire shuts down child care at the YMCA in AbingtonAn early morning fire shut down child care services Tuesday at the YMCA in Abington, Montgomery County.


AP: Taj Mahal closes December 12 if union keeps appeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:01

 Taj Mahal closes December 12 if union keeps appealTrump Entertainment Resorts said it will close the Taj Mahal on Dec. 12 if its main union doesn't drop an appeal of a court-ordered savings package.


U.S. Capitol workers, others strike for higher pay, union

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:53

Storm clouds approach the US Capitol dome in WashingtonBy John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of striking federal contract workers, including for the first time some from the U.S. Capitol, rallied on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to boost pay and spur unionization. About 800 striking workers and supporters, including members of Congress, gathered at the Capitol after a march through Washington streets led by a brass band. The one-day strike by federal contract workers was the 10th organized by the Good Jobs Nation campaign for better pay and benefits since May 2013. ...


JFK New Frontier awards go to mayor, scientist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:41
BOSTON (AP) — The innovative mayor of a central New York city and the founder of a company that empowers scientific research in developing countries have been named recipients of the 2014 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced Wednesday.

Grand jury testimony in black Missouri teen's slaying nearly done: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:33

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, attend an hearing of Committee against Torture at the United Nations in GenevaBy Scott Malone CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - The grand jury considering whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching the end of its process, lawyers for the family said on Thursday. A private pathologist hired by the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown was to testify on Thursday after the grand jury, which meets in secret, asked to hear from him and may be one of its final witnesses, attorney Anthony Gray said. ...


1 dead, 1 critical after head-on crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:32

1 dead, 1 critical after head-on crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaOne person is dead and another critically injured after 2 vehicles crashed head-on in front of a Northeast Philadelphia school.