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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:58
"Militants finding it increasingly harder to get to Syria and Iraq may choose instead to go to northeastern Nigeria and internationalize that conflict." — J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, after the Islamic State group accepted Boko Haram's allegiance to the jihadist movement.

SUV crashes into utility pole in Plymouth Township, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:02

SUV crashes into utility pole in Plymouth Township, Pa.Utility workers are on the scene after a driver lost control of an SUV then crashed the vehicle into a pole in Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:59

Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police sayA woman was injured after police say she slammed into the back of an SUV that was stopped at a stop light in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:50

Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police sayA woman was injured after police say she slammed into the back of an SUV that was stopped at a stop light in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Woman injured after car crashes into SUV in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:15

Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police sayA woman was injured after her vehicle rear ended an SUV in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Veteran Alaska musher first to reach Iditarod halfway point

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:50

A group of handlers brings a team of dogs from the staging area to the starting line at the official start of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in FairbanksBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - A veteran Alaskan musher looking for his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race victory became the first to reach the official halfway point late on Thursday, pulling into the trail's northern most community.    Aaron Burmeister, 39, arrived in Huslia on the fourth night of this nearly 1,000-mile race, which commemorates a 1925 rescue mission that carried diphtheria serum by sled-dog relay to the coastal community of Nome. ...


Man stabbed in chest in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:46

Man stabbed in chest in Hunting ParkPolice are investigating the stabbing of a 37-year-old man in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section early Friday morning.


Health issues cloud 4-time Iditarod champ's future in sport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:34

Musher Lance Mackey shows his hands at the Tanana, Alaska checkpoint on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mackey suffers from poor circulation in his hands and feet and is using battery-powered gloves in this year's Iditarod race. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former four-time Iditarod champion is experiencing health ailments that might affect his future in the sport.


Jury convicts Utah doctor of murder in death of ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:03
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family and friends of a Utah cancer researcher found dead in her bathtub in 2011 say their search for justice came to an end when a jury convicted her ex-husband of murder.

San Diego Zoo breaks out yam cake for gorilla's 1st birthday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A baby gorilla who had to be delivered through an emergency cesarean section and had some rocky early days has celebrated her first birthday at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Demonstrators Gather Outside Ferguson PD Night After Shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:58
Tensions flared after the city's police chief resigned and now a search is on for whoever shot two Ferguson cops Wednesday night.

Police: Oregon driver sets herself on fire, jumps off bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:52

This image shows a vehicle damaged after a woman reportedly crashed while driving recklessly on a bridge, Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Eugene, Ore. Police say a 39-year-old driver apparently set herself on fire intentionally, crashed her car on a bridge and jumped 40 feet to a park below. (AP Photo/Seena Sleem, KMTR-TV) KEZI-TV OUT, EUGENE REGISTER-GUARD OUT, MANDATORY CREDITEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 39-year-old female driver apparently set herself on fire, crashed her car on a bridge and jumped 40 feet to a park below, Eugene police said Thursday.


Utah doctor found guilty of murder in death of ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:24
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A jury found a Utah doctor guilty of murder Thursday in the 2011 death of his cancer researcher ex-wife in a largely circumstantial case that came together after pleas from the woman's family and friends.

Bail set at $2 million for man linked to Idaho killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:21

This undated booking photo provided by the Ada County Sheriff's Office shows Adam Dees. A judge set bail at $2 million on Thursday, March 12, 2015, for Dees who prosecutors said was arrested with credit cards linked to a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son who were found slain in a foothill home outside Boise, Idaho. Dees, of Nampa wore restraints but appeared relaxed during his appearance in Ada County Court via a video feed from jail. (AP Photo/Ada County Sheriff's Office)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge set bail at $2 million on Thursday for an Idaho man who prosecutors said was arrested with credit cards linked to a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son who were found slain in a home in the foothills outside Boise.


Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:49
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.

New players replacing newspapers in seeking government info

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newspapers were once the dominant force in dislodging documents and other records from reluctant federal government agencies, but a new crop of media players, advocacy groups and corporate interests now drive the release of information.

Facebook fraud suspect on the lam; family, dog also missing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:34

This Wanted poster provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Paul Ceglia. He is accused of faking an ownership stake in Facebook to justify a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against its founder Mark Zuckerberg has vanished. Ceglia, who was under house arrest pending his May 4, 2015, trial, jumped bail by slicing off an electronic monitoring device and creating a crude contraption to make it seem like he was moving around inside his home, authorities said. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshalls Service)NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of faking an ownership stake in Facebook to justify a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against its founder Mark Zuckerberg has vanished.


Utah governor signs compromise Utah anti-discrimination bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:09
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law on Thursday a bill barring discrimination in the workplace or housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, while guaranteeing protection of religious freedom. The bill, backed by the Mormon Church and hailed by supporters in the politically conservative state as a model for the nation, was signed by the Republican governor during a ceremony in the packed rotunda of the Utah state Capitol building. Religious organizations would be exempt from those provisions, which add to existing statutes that already barred housing and employment bias on the basis of race, sex, age and other factors.

Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:52

Obama speaks at Georgia Tech about efforts to make college more affordableBy Jeff Mason LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. "I do not physically tweet in general," the president said in an interview on the ABC program "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "I don't text. Obama said his teenaged daughters had smart phones and exchanged text messages with their friends, but he was limited for security reasons from having the latest technology. In a reference to the email controversy that has dogged Obama's former secretary of state, host Jimmy Kimmel asked the president if he had Clinton's new email address.