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Man arrested for stabbing 3, dumping bodies in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:48

 Man who stabbed 3, dumped bodies in Schuylkill River arrestedU.S. Marshals have arrested the man accused of stabbing three men and dumping their bodies in the Schuylkill River.


Judge rejects request to delay Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:43

In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, left, is depicted beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors in a jury assembly room at the federal courthouse, in Boston. Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 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." (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected the latest plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pause jury selection for his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris. Tsarnaev's lawyers on Tuesday had argued that the Paris attacks, which started with a mass shooting at a satirical newspaper and left 17 people dead after three days of violence, would stir memories of the deadly 2013 blasts at the marathon, making it harder to select an impartial jury. ...


Jazz stars gather for memorial to bassist Charlie Haden

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:38

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 1997 file photo, Jazz bassist Charlie Haden laughs with bandmates during a soundcheck at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. Pat Metheny, Josh Redman and other jazz stars turned out for a memorial concert to celebrate the music and life of Haden, one of the most influential bassists in jazz history. Singer Ruth Cameron Haden, who hosted the gathering on Tuesday night, Jan. 13, 2015, at Town Hall, said her late husband made it his life mission "to impart and bring beauty to the world" through his music. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Metheny, Josh Redman and other jazz stars turned out for a memorial concert to celebrate the music and life of Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bassists in jazz history.


Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:36

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, including a proposal that encourages companies to share threat information with the government and protects them from potential lawsuits if they do. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.


School in Northeast Philadelphia closed today due to illness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:33

School in Northeast Philadelphia closed today due to illnessA Northeast Philadelphia school is closed for cleaning Wednesday because dozens of students are sick.


House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:29

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a leading advocate in the House for comprehensive immigration reform, leads a news conference with fellow Democrats on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive actions to spare millions from immediate deportation, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.


Man pleads guilty to killing four men in small central Ohio city

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:29
By Kim Palmer (Reuters) - A man accused of beating and strangling four rural Ohio men pleaded guilty to their murders on Wednesday and was sentenced to four consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Donald Hoffman, 41, was charged in September with the aggravated murder of the men, who were found in separate houses in the small central Ohio city of Bucyrus. His trial was scheduled to begin next week. ...

Alarm reported on space station, crew safe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:09

Alarm reported on space station, crew safeAn alarm suggesting an ammonia leak on the International Space Station forced astronauts to close off the US segment. NASA says the astronaut crew is safe, but it is not yet known if it is a real leak, a false alarm or another problem.


Police: Homeless woman replaced baby Jesus with pig's head

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:06
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A homeless woman is facing charges for allegedly replacing a Massachusetts church's baby Jesus figurine with a pig's head on Christmas.

Fact sheet: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:05
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Short Box Z71 4WD

Chevrolet polishes its mid-size truck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:05

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in Los Angeles. The 2015 Colorado is the first in the segment to offer lane departure warning and frontal collision alert. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.


Suspect in deadly Schuylkill River stabbings arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:01

Man arrested for stabbing 3, dumping bodies in Schuylkill RiverU.S. Marshals have arrested the man accused of stabbing three men and dumping their bodies in the Schuylkill River.


Obama moves to create first methane limits for gas drilling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration laid out a blueprint Wednesday for the first regulations to cut down on methane emissions from new natural gas wells, aiming to curb the discharge of a potent greenhouse gas by roughly half.

2 children hit by car outside school in Reading

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:56

2 children hit by car outside school in ReadingTwo children were hit by a car outside an elementary school in Reading, Pa. on Wednesday morning.


Sheriff: 10 dead, 5 hurt after prison bus falls off overpass, crashes into train in West Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:55
PENWELL, Texas (AP) — Sheriff: 10 dead, 5 hurt after prison bus falls off overpass, crashes into train in West Texas.

House votes to overturn protections for young immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to overturn protections for immigrants who came to this country illegally as kids.

Toy weapons banned from Pennsylvania arts festival

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:15
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Toy weapons have been banned from a Pennsylvania arts festival where kids sell handmade arts and crafts because organizers believe it's a step needed to combat the "especially violent times" in which we live.

Arrested teen helped save officer's life, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:09
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teenager is being hailed as a hero after helping to save the life of a Fort Lauderdale police officer who arrested him.

Central Bucks West counselor fired after 'die-in' Facebook post

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:58

Central Bucks West counselor fired after 'die-in' Facebook postThe Central Bucks School Board has decided to fire the Bucks County guidance counselor who posted a controversial message on Facebook.


2 Arrested at Del. massage parlor in prostitution case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:52

2 Arrested at Del. massage parlor in prostitution caseTwo women have been arrested at a Wilmington massage parlor after police say they got numerous complaints of prostitution.