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Delaware woman charged with 6th DUI offense

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:21

Delaware woman charged with 6th DUI offenseA Delaware woman has been charged with her sixth DUI.


Sustained Gunfire, Bangs at One of Two Hostage Situations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:17
Two simultaneous hostage-takings in France are linked, Paris' public prosecutor told ABC News.

Autopsy: Slain New Mexico deputy shot up to 5 times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:11
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy says a New Mexico sheriff's deputy who authorities say a fellow deputy killed in a hotel was shot multiple times in the back and had other injuries that appeared related to a fight.

CORRECTS: Nebraska high court tosses Keystone pipeline suit, lets law establishing route stand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:04
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — CORRECTS: Nebraska high court tosses Keystone pipeline suit, lets law establishing route stand. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said the court ruled the plaintiffs didn't have standing.)

U.S. man accused of trying to join Islamic State overseas: Justice Department

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted a 19-year-old American for trying to travel overseas to join Islamic State militants operating in Syria and Iraq, the Justice Department said on Friday. Mohammed Hamzah Khan of Bolingbrook, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, was charged with trying to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a single-count indictment returned late Thursday, the department said in a statement. ...

Paris gunman: Hostages die if police storm terror brothers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:46
A gunman holding at least five hostages in a Paris kosher market has threatened to kill them if French authorities launch an assault on two cornered al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected in a newspaper massacre, ...

Boston mayor vows no overspending on 2024 Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:41
BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Friday vowed that if the city hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics it would avoid the huge public spending overruns that have tainted other Olympics in recent years. "I promise this will be the most open, transparent and inclusive process in Olympic history. I also promise that I will never leave Boston with a large price tag of an unpaid debt when it comes to the Olympics," he told a press conference. ...

2 Hostage Situations in France Linked, Prosecutor Says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:41
Two simultaneous hostage-takings in France are linked, Paris' public prosecutor told ABC News.

Jury selection to begin for grandma charged in running death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:35
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they're ready after three years to begin the trial of an Alabama grandmother charged in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter.

Canada: Nebraska court clears way for U.S. Keystone XL decision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:34
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Friday welcomed a Nebraska court decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, which it said cleared the way for Washington to finish deciding whether to approve the project. "This now clears the way for the State Department to complete the process," said Chris McCluskey, spokesman for Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford. "Our position on Keystone remains the same. We believe the project should be approved." (Reporting by David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

White House adviser: Keystone not major economic issue for U.S

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada is not a major issue for the U.S. economy, White House economic adviser Jason Furman said on Friday, adding that tax reform and infrastructure investment are more critical policy priorities. Furman said in an interview with Reuters that the review of the pipeline is being handled by the State Department and said he does not have a direct role in advising on the matter. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton)

AP sources: US did not 'hack back' against North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:30

In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. government was not responsible for sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea’s Internet infrastructure last month, just after Obama promised that his administration would respond to the sensational hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., two senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to openly discuss the issue, the officials acknowledged to the AP that it was not a U.S. operation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government was not responsible for sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea's Internet infrastructure last month, just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., two senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.


Police: Gunman to kill hostages if police storm brothers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:27
A police official says the gunman holding at least five hostages in a kosher market in eastern Paris has threatened to kill them if police launch an assault on the cornered brothers suspected in the newspaper ...

Philadelphia Police searching for missing boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 23:09

Philadelphia Police searching for missing boyPhiladelphia Police are asking for the public's help in their search for a boy who went missing after arguing with his father.


Gunman at large after man shot outside Walmart store in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:58

Gunman at large after man shot outside Walmart store in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the gunman who shot and wounded a man in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Northeast Philadelphia.


Nebraska Supreme Court backs Keystone XL pipeline route

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:53

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North DakotaBy Aruna Viswanatha and Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday approved the route for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, reversing a lower court that had blocked the proposal and clearing the way for a U.S. State Department ruling on the plan. The court said it was divided and could not reach a substantive decision, leaving in place legislation that favored TransCanada Corp and its claim to build a crude oil pipeline across the state. ...


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:46

In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 photo, a television, left, displays the original version of a popular drama next to a computer displaying the version that was re-edited in Beijing, China. At the end of December, a popular television series chronicling China’s most famous empress suddenly went on a four-day hiatus. When it returned on New Year’s Day, the low-cut necklines and squeezed bosoms had vanished. Instead, the screen was filled with close-up shots showing only the heads of the female characters in the period piece, which depicts the seventh-century Tang Dynasty, an era when a woman’s beauty was defined partly by plumpness. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Hotel: Sorry for canceling room for homeless, plans new stay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:45
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A luxury Delaware hotel that canceled the reservation of a group of homeless people on Christmas night now says it will provide a weekend stay for six homeless people.

Student credited with saving New York family from house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:38
SCHENEVUS, N.Y. (AP) — A college student is being credited with saving members of an upstate New York family after spotting their house on fire in the middle of the night.

Truck crashes into house; sleeping woman, 84, escapes injury

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:36
EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a tractor-trailer crashed into a house just 10 feet from a sleeping woman, who escaped without injury.