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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.

Toms River school bus catches fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:42

Toms River school bus catches fireNo one was injured when a Toms River school bus caught fire and became engulfed in flames.

Fund supported by auto show preview awards $4.2M in 15 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:11
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund has awarded more than $4.2 million in grants over the past 15 years.

$372.5M in federal funds awarded to conservation projects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 22:55

This 2014 photo provided by the The Nature Conservancy, shows sugar beats near Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in Michigan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the first round of grants under a new program designed to encourage public-private partnerships for soil and water conservation. The Nature Conservancy received one of the grants. (AP Photo/The Nature Conservancy, Mary Fales)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

Kurt Busch: Ex was trained killer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 22:26
The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned home in a blood-splattered gown.

Occupy Oakland protesters, city settle suit over mass arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 22:23
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Occupy Oakland protesters have reached a settlement with the Northern California city and Alameda County to resolve a federal lawsuit alleging that scores of arrests during a violent protest three years ago violated their civil rights.

Bartender Charged With Threatening to Kill Boehner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 22:10
An Ohio man has been indicted for threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, ABC News has confirmed

Deadly subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 22:10

A subway train arrives at the L'Enfant Metro Station in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, which is part of the public mass transit network for Washington. The transit network in the nation's capital, remains hobbled after an electrical malfunction that filled a L'Enfant Metro subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The NTSB is investigating the incident, which happened at the beginning of the Monday afternoon rush hour. It led to the first fatality on Washington's Metro system since a 2009 crash that killed eight passengers and a train operator. NTSB investigator Michael Flanigon told reporters that an electrical "arcing" involving the high-voltage third rail led a train to stop in a tunnel and filled the tunnel with smoke. An arcing occurs when electricity from the third rail comes into contact with another substance that conducts electricity, such as water. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters are demanding information after an electrical malfunction filled a Washington subway tunnel with smoke, forcing hundreds to evacuate and sending dozens to the hospital.

Trial starts for man accused of war crimes in Bosnia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:52
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Bosnian war crimes suspect living in Vermont is on trial in federal court.

Marine, cousin arrested in New Jersey church shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:33
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Marine stationed in North Carolina and his cousin are accused of shooting at a historic, vacant church in northern New Jersey.

Ammonia leak on space station, crew safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:29

Alarm reported on space station, crew safeNASA mission control in Houston confirms there is an ammonia leak on the International Space Station. NASA says the astronaut crew is safe.

2 Minnesota teens plead guilty in foiled school bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:21
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Two teenagers charged in a foiled explosives plot at a southern Minnesota school have pleaded guilty.

Woman dies in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:11

Woman killed in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon identifiedA fast-moving house fire has claimed the life of a woman in Yeadon, Delaware County.

Police pursuit ends in crash in Bensalem Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:42

Police pursuit ends in crash in Bensalem Twp., Pa.A police pursuit in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania ended in a crash early Wednesday morning.

U.S. couple stand trial for grisly Bali suitcase murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:17

U.S. citizen Heather Mack listens while sitting in a court in Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of BaliDENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A U.S. man and his pregnant girlfriend went on trial on Wednesday for the murder of the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Indonesia's resort island of Bali last August. Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack, both from Chicago, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack. "He is charged with premeditated murder, torture that led to death and hiding or disposal of the body," state prosecutor Eddy Wijaya told reporters after the first day of hearings at Denpasar District Court. ...

Albuquerque police shoot, kill armed suspect: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:24
(Reuters) - Albuquerque police shot and killed an armed suspect who fired at officers on Tuesday, local media reported, just a day after New Mexico prosecutors charged city officers with murder for a fatal 2014 shooting. The shooting comes amid a national debate over police use of deadly force, especially in the wake of the police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York and the decisions by grand juries not to charge the officers involved. The Albuquerque Journal, citing a police department spokeswoman, reported that officers responded to a possible crime around 4:45 p.m. ...

Samsung starts sales of $90 Tizen smartphone in India

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:24
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. started selling a $90 smartphone in India on Wednesday that runs on the company's Tizen software, its first major break from Google's Android operating system in the mobile phone market.

Chaplain: Denver-area church rejected gay memorial service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:00
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.

U.S. shippers cancel overnight loaders at California ports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:32

Cargo containers are ready for transportation at the Port of Los Angeles(Reuters) - Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long Beach, had seen backups "approaching complete gridlock," as contentious contract talks with the dockworkers union have stalled. ...