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2 dead in suspicious fire in Egg Harbor, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:22

2 dead in suspicious fire in Egg Harbor, N.J.Two people are dead following a house fire in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, and police have labeled the blaze "suspicious" in nature.


Ebola drug testing sparks ethics debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:16

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, health workers unload the lifeless body of a man suspected of contracting the Ebola virus, as they carry him to a grave site on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Health officials in the U.S. and Europe are scrambling to begin testing a handful of experimental Ebola drugs in Africa, but an ethical debate is brewing over how to appropriately test medicines amid an outbreak that has already killed nearly 5,000 people. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola. But the effort has sparked an ethical debate over how to study unproven medicines amid an outbreak that has killed nearly 5,000.


HealthCare.gov may work better, but challenges loom for Obamacare customers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:08

Julian Gomez explains Obamacare to people at a health insurance enrolment event in CommerceBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The technology glitches may be a thing of the past. But people shopping online for health insurance plans under U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law may encounter a new set of problems early next year, one of them being unexpected new costs. HealthCare.gov, the federal website where people enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, opens for sign-ups for policies covering 2015 this Saturday, the so-called open enrollment period. ...


Tsarnaev lawyers want evidence on triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:03

FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to order federal prosecutors to turn over any information they have about his brother's participation in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev's trial. Dzhokar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 bombings that killed three people and injured about 260 others. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a judge Wednesday to order federal prosecutors to turn over any evidence they have about his brother's participation in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev's trial.


US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:56

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to actA groundbreaking agreement struck Wednesday by the United States and China puts the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.


NYC 'cannibal cop' is sentenced to time served

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:54
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer whose bizarre online exchanges about kidnapping and eating women landed him behind bars and earned him tabloid infamy as the "cannibal cop" was sentenced to time served on Wednesday after telling a judge that the women were "never in danger."

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

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:52

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.


European spacecraft lands on comet 67P

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:50

European spacecraft lands on comet 67PHundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet - an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe.


Suspicious package reported at Hebrew academy in Bryn Mawr

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:50

Suspicious package reported at Hebrew academy in Bryn MawrRadnor police have been called to a religious school in Bryn Mawr, Delaware County for the report of a suspicious package.


Woman ID'd in fatal Route 1 accident in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:49

Woman ID'd in fatal Route 1 accident in BensalemAuthorities have identified a woman who was struck and killed on Route 1 in Bensalem Wednesday morning.


Lawyers for Boston bomb suspect want triple murder evidence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:43

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued on Wednesday that his trial should not start until prosecutors hand over all evidence they have about a 2011 triple murder that may have involved Tsarnaev's older brother Tamerlan. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he and his brother placed bombs at the finish line of the world-renowned race on April 15, 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260. His trial is due to begin in January. ...


Chester woman first to be sentenced under new gun law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:38

Chester woman first to be sentenced under new gun lawA Chester woman became the first person sentenced under Pennsylvania's new Brad Fox Law.


Toddler drowns in day care center's goldfish pond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:36
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say it appears a toddler accidentally drowned in a New Jersey day care center's goldfish pond.

Kidnapping suspect Delvin Barnes due in court today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:29

Kidnapping suspect Delvin Barnes due in court todayThe man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen just weeks apart is headed to a court appearance in Philadelphia.


Fact sheet: 2015 Kia Soul EV Plus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:28
2015 Kia Soul EV Plus

Kia's 'Soulful' first electric car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:28

FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at Kia, introduces the 2015 Soul EV during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Soul has a travel range of nearly 100 miles on a single charge, stable ride and handling, generous and flexible cargo space, comfortable seating and fast-charge capability. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)Finally, there is an all-electric car for people who thought they would never want one.


E-cigarette explosion eyed as cause of house fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:24
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An e-cigarette explosion reportedly ignited a house fire in Washington state that seriously injured a man.

U.S. justices weigh racially charged Alabama redistricting plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:16
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared unsure how to resolve a challenge to a state legislature redistricting plan in Alabama that packed black voters into certain districts in a way that critics say diminishes their influence at the polls. The nine justices heard an 70-minute oral argument on two cases brought by the Alabama Democratic Conference and the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus against the redistricting by the Republican-controlled state legislature in 2012. ...

Obamacare enrollment group has less money, bigger outreach goal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:58

Fifty-four-years-old Natalia Pollack, uninsured since 1999, is assisted to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, by Carlos Tapia, in New York CityWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enroll America, the U.S. government's private-sector flagship for reaching Americans who lack health insurance, has raised less money than last year to promote enrollment in Obamacare health plans but still expects to reach more consumers. The group, closely aligned with the White House and backed by healthcare companies and nonprofit groups, said on Wednesday it has collected $20 million from donors this year, down from $27 million a year ago. ...


White supremacist charged in Kansas murders makes court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:49

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasBy Kevin Murphy OLATHE Kan. (Reuters) - A white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities in Kansas will be evaluated for his competency to stand trial on capital murder charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. Former Ku Klux Klan member Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, also known as Glenn Miller, is charged in the shooting deaths of Reat Underwood, 14, Underwood's grandfather, William Corporon, 69, and Terri LaManno, 53, in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. He could be sentenced to death if convicted. ...