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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.

Independent evaluation sought for boy in playground killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:29
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A defense lawyer is seeking an independent psychiatric evaluation for a 12-year-old boy charged in the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a playground in western Michigan.

Ex-Massachusetts principal gets probation in cheating scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:26
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The former principal of a Massachusetts charter school has been sentenced to a year of probation for helping students cheat on standardized tests.

2nd Hostage-Taking Reported in France

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:25
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior ministery said.

Mother of 2, last seen in December, missing in Mt. Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 22:12

Search continues for missing Mt. Laurel momPolice and family members are pleading for help finding a young mother of two who has been missing since December.


2nd Hostage Situation Reported in France

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 21:39
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior ministery said.

Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent in December as US employers add 252,000 jobs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 21:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent in December as US employers add 252,000 jobs.

Battle of New Orleans bicentennial spurs large-scale re-enactment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 21:15
By Jonathan Kaminsky CHALMETTE, La. (Reuters) - Huddled around a Louisiana campfire on Thursday, a man dressed in the rumpled clothes of an American militia member from the 1815 Battle of New Orleans put in historical perspective the frigid night he had spent in a nearby tent. Alabama farmer David Latham was among 1,500 people gathered in the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette to re-enact and commemorate the bicentennial of the final battle of the War of 1812, when American forces led by Andrew Jackson routed the British. ...

Negotiations Underway With Attack Suspects in Hostage Standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:53
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior ministery said.

Feds: Passenger accused of trying to smuggle cocaine at JFK

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a passenger on a flight from Jamaica was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport and accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into the county.

Negotiations Underway With Paris Massacre Suspects

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:28
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior ministery said.

Jury selection to begin in first murder trial of ex-NFLer Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:18

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pre-trial hearing in Fall River, MassachusettsBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court on Friday for the first of two murder trials he faces this year, this one for the fatal shooting of an acquaintance near his home in southern Massachusetts. Hernandez, 25, is charged with summoning Odin Lloyd to his home late one night in June 2013 and taking him on a drive to an industrial park in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, where prosecutors contend he shot and killed the semi-professional football player. ...


Paris Massacre Suspects in Hostage Standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:07
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior ministery said.

Paris Massacre Suspects Take 1 Hostage as Police Move In

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:02
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior ministery said.

Judge: Rehire Cleveland officer fired after deadly chase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:58
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland has upheld an arbitrator's decision that the city should rehire a police sergeant fired after a deadly 2012 chase that ended with officers killing two people in a barrage of gunfire.

Attempt to steal shrimp lands Massachusetts man prison term

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:47
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An attempt to steal $300 worth of shrimp from a supermarket has landed a Massachusetts man a five-year prison sentence.

Ohio dress shop linked to Ebola scare turns down city help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:31
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Operators closing an Ohio bridal shop linked to an Ebola survivor say they appreciate Akron officials trying to help relocate or save the store but don't plan to take the city up on that offer.

AccuWeather: Snow showers this morning

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:30

 Snow showers give way to cold afternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says a band of snow showers will move across the area early Friday and could affect the morning commute. Another wintry mix is possible early next week.


U.S. eco-bombing plotter released early by California judge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:10
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A California man described by prosecutors as an "eco-terrorist" was ordered released from prison by a U.S. judge after serving about half of an almost 20 year prison sentence for plotting to blow up a federal forestry site, court documents show. Eric McDavid, then 29, was sentenced in May 2008 to 235 months in a federal prison. He had been convicted by a jury after two co-conspirators pleaded guilty and cooperated with the government and served nearly nine years in prison. Federal prosecutors said the three defendants planned to attack targets including the U.S. ...