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Man shot inside Germantown barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:58

Man shot inside Germantown barbershopPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting inside a Germantown barbershop.


West Hollywood law requires gender-neutral restroom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:53
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — West Hollywood this week begins requiring gender-neutral restrooms under a law that aims to make those with a non-traditional "gender identity" more welcome.

Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:48

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks to media during a meeting with bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss a wide range of issues, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring veto threats and pushing bills to uproot his policies on immigration and Wall Street, force approval of energy pipeline legislation he opposes and make him justify any new federal rules before he makes them.


Deadly subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:46

Officers secure the entrance to L’Enfant Plaza Station in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, following an evacuation. Metro officials say one of the busiest stations in downtown Washington has been evacuated because of smoke. Authorities say the source of the smoke is unknown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The subway train had just pulled out from a busy Washington station when it ground to a halt and foul-smelling smoke began filling the tunnel and the cars.


Tsarnaev lawyers ask for delay in Boston jury selection due to Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:41

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown in a courtroom sketch next to Judge George O'Toole on the first day of jury selection at the federal courthouse in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday asked a federal judge in Boston to postpone jury selection for Tsarnaev's trial on charges of killing three and wounding more than 260 people in the bombing attack during the 2013 marathon. Attorneys for Tsarnaev, 21, said recent attacks on a satirical magazine in Paris would make it all but impossible to seat an impartial jury, a process that began last week. ...


Congressman Apologizes for Tweet Comparing Obama to Hitler

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:37
A Texas representative issued an apology on Tuesday less than 24-hours after posting a Tweet that comparing President Obama to Hitler.

Minnesota climber phones home on way down Mount McKinley

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:30

In this 2012 photo provided by climber Lonnie Dupre, Dupre takes a selfie during a failed attempt to climb the summit of Alaska's Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. Dupre's support team said Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, that the Minnesota adventurer has succeeded in his fourth attempt to become the first solo climber to reach the summit, citing a GPS tracking device. (AP Photo/Lonnie Dupre)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota climber making his way down from the summit of Mount McKinley in Alaska said Tuesday that he's looking forward to a hot shower, then a hot bath, then a salad and fruit — and a celebratory wine or beer.


Boy driven away in stolen car is found after answering phone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:25

Elizabeth Barrios holds her son Aiden Ngo during a news conference at the Francom Public Safety Center in Ogden, Utah, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Authorities say Elizabeth Barrios left her car unlocked and running as she dropped off another child at day care. When she walked out, she saw someone driving her car away with her son inside. Police arrived and called her cellphone, which was in the car, hoping to reach the thief and negotiate the boy's release, said Lt. Tim Scott. Instead, Aiden answered the phone. He told officers that he was alone after the thief left the car and ran away, but he didn't know where he was. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Chelsey Allder) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care Tuesday after he answered his mother's cellphone and honked the horn to draw their attention.


Chaplain: Denver-area church rejected gay memorial service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:23
DENVER (AP) — Family and friends of a recently deceased gay woman are upset after a Denver-area church that was about to host her memorial service refused to show a video that included images of the woman kissing her fiancee.

Mother of teen to Islamic State: 'Leave our children alone!'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:20

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo Zarine Khan, right, and Shafi Khan, parents of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, attend a news conference after a hearing in their son's federal trial in Chicago. Zarine Khan, mother of the 19-year-old man facing a terrorist charge for trying to join Islamic State militants says the group is "brainwashing" youths via social media. And she declared, "Leave our children alone!" Khan's mother read her statement in a Chicago federal courthouse lobby Tuesday Jan. 13, 2015, minutes after Khan pleaded not guilty plea to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group at his arraignment.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago mother of a 19-year-old American facing a terrorist charge for trying to join Islamic State militants accused the group on Tuesday of brainwashing youths into joining their ranks via social media. And she declared, "Leave our children alone!"


Parking ticket slowdown by NY police is less than some estimates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:07
By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's police parking ticket slowdown has not cost the city nearly as much as some estimated, perhaps as much as 90 percent less, according to new calculations by the office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. The city realizes an average of $69.13 per parking violation written by police, Stringer's staff estimated in response to a request from Reuters. With 43,883 fewer tickets written in the three weeks ended Jan. ...

US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production.

Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:32

 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/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the marathon bombings "at the center of a grim global drama."


Appeals court won't re-hear Nevada, Idaho gay marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:16
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco won't re-hear a decision by a three-judge panel allowing same-sex marriages in Nevada.

How can NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio heal rift with police?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:13

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo provided by the New York City Mayoral Photography Office, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, is seated between New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, left, and the Rev. Al Sharpton during a round table discussion convened to ease tensions over the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died from a police choke hold while being arrested. De Blasio has been unable to heal the deepening rift with the NYPD and erase the perception that he is not supporting the police. (AP Photo/New York City Mayoral Photography Office, Bob Bennett, File)NEW YORK (AP) — What can Mayor Bill de Blasio do to heal his deepening rift with the New York Police Department?


Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:10

 Suspend jury selection over Paris attacksLawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Tuesday to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the marathon bombings "at the center of a grim global drama."


Another wandering wolf arrives in southwest Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:09

This Jan. 5, 2015 remote camera photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Widllfie shows a wolf in the timberlands west of Keno, Ore. Biologists say the wolf was spotted in an area once frequented by Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, before he established a pack on the nearby Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The sighting confirms that wolves continue to spread across the West after being reintroduced in the Northern Rockies in the 1990s. The area is not far form the Rogue Umpqua Divide, where Oregon's last known wolf was shot in 1946 before they started moving back into the state. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Another wandering wolf has found its way to the Cascades of southwestern Oregon, where OR-7 has established his pack after trekking thousands of miles in search of a mate.


House GOP majority aiming to soften financial overhaul law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved Tuesday toward approving a measure aimed at softening legislation responding to the 2008 financial crisis that put banks and Wall Street under the most sweeping rules since the Great Depression.

Imprisoned Detroit mayor deserves new trial, attorney argues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:03

FILE - In this May 25, 2010 file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits at his sentencing in Detroit on an obstruction-of-justice conviction. Defense attorney Harold Gurewitz argued for a new trial for Kilpatrick before the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, saying he didn’t get a fair trial for reasons including that his trial attorneys had a conflict of interest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Imprisoned former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney argued Tuesday that his client should get a new trial, telling a federal appeals panel that the disgraced politician's trial counsel had a conflict of interest, among other issues that deprived him of rights.


Videos at murder hearing show attack of Chinese USC student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:01

Alberto Ochoa, left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 with his attorney Christopher C. Chaney, as one of four defendants being charged in connection to the 2014 beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji student during an attempted robbery. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Al Seib, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Videos played Tuesday in the case of four teens charged in the murder of a Chinese graduate student showed the victim being surrounded by shadowy figures and then chased down the street.