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Report: Sudanese forces rape 221 women, girls in mass attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:55
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.

Serial Killer Charles Manson says marriage is off

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:53

Serial Killer Charles Manson says marriage is offIn a match apparently not made in Heaven, Charles Manson has reportedly called off his engagement to his devoted fan after discovering that she planned to display his corpse for profit.


GOP lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:53

In this Dec. 10, 2014, photo, freshman Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, speaks at a House GOP caucus meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Sexton is the sponsor of legislation seeking to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker wants to make the Bible the "official state book."


Victim fatally shot, not stabbed, in New Castle, Delaware, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:51

Victim fatally shot, not stabbed, in New Castle, Delaware, police sayPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in New Castle, Delaware.


Victim shot, not stabbed, in New Castle, Delaware, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:48

Victim fatally shot, not stabbed, in New Castle, Delaware, police sayPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in New Castle, Delaware.


Arrest made, suspect identified in Center City SEPTA station beating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:44

Arrest made, suspect identified in Center City SEPTA station beatingPhiladelphia police have arrested a man who they say beat and nearly raped a woman at a SEPTA station in Center City.


How the AP-WE tv poll on dating was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:36
The Associated Press-WE tv poll on dating was conducted ahead of the premiere of WE tv's new show "Match Made In Heaven." The poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 19-21. It is based on online interviews of 1,315 adults, including an additional 300 who have never been married, who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Pennsylvania governor proposes new tax on natural gas extraction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:35

Newly inaugurated Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf arrives at his "Let's Get Started" celebration at Hershey LodgBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday proposed a new 5 percent severance tax on the state's booming natural gas extraction industry, a turnabout from his Republican predecessor who opposed such a tax. Wolf, a Democrat, ousted incumbent Tom Corbett in November in part because some voters believed Corbett had dramatically underfunded the school system. "We have the natural resources to actually do something about the problem here," Wolf said during his announcement, broadcast from Caln Elementary School, about an hour west of Philadelphia. Wolf noted that Pennsylvania ranks forty-fifth in the nation for state support for education.


Poll says Pennsylvanians want to see Paterno statue restored

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:35

Poll says Pennsylvanians want to see Paterno statue restoredA poll says Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly want Penn State to put back a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno that was removed after Jerry Sandusky's child molestation conviction.


Washington jury rejects suit over Charlie Sheen police escort

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:19

Cast member Sheen poses at the premiere of "Scary Movie 5" in HollywoodBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A District of Columbia jury on Wednesday rejected a whistleblower suit filed by a police commander whose unit had escorted actor Charlie Sheen and who contended he was demoted for saying the celebrity service was common. The decision in the 2012 suit was handed down by an eight-person jury in the U.S. capital's Superior Court, a court spokeswoman said. The lawsuit by Captain Hilton Burton arose from the high-speed police escort provided for Sheen in April 2011 from Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia to a stand-up performance in Washington.


Fires, deaths continue after Jeep fuel tank recall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:19

This undated photo provided by the estate of Kayla White shows White's 2003 Jeep Liberty. White was killed in November 2014 after her SUV was hit from behind by a Cadillac STS, bounced of a Nissan in front of it, rolled onto its left side and burst into flames. The vehicle was part of Chrysler's June 2013 recall of 1.56 million Jeeps at risk of catching fire when struck from behind. (AP Photo/Estate of Kayla White)DETROIT (AP) — As Kayla White slowed her SUV behind two other cars to exit a suburban Detroit freeway on Veterans Day, it was rammed from behind by a Cadillac STS. Her red 2003 Jeep Liberty bounced off a Nissan in front of it, rolled onto its side and exploded in flames.


Florida dumpster sleepers end up trapped in garbage truck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:17
A man and a woman sleeping in a dumpster after a night of drinking at a Florida casino ended up at a hospital complaining of back pain after they had to be rescued from a garbage truck, police said. The garbage truck driver was on his route in Tampa Tuesday morning when he heard yelling and banging from the back of his vehicle, police said. Upon pulling over, he discovered Donald Jordan, 37, and Lisa Sirbella, 49, in the back of the truck. They had been sleeping in a dumpster beside a Tampa restaurant when its contents were emptied into the truck.

Lanes closed as work continues on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:11

Lanes closed as work continues on Roosevelt BoulevardMore lane closures are in effect on the Roosevelt Boulevard as work continues to fix a broken water main.


Police investigate deadly shooting in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:05

Victim shot, not stabbed, in New Castle, Delaware, police sayPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in New Castle, Delaware.


Britain starts public trial of driverless cars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:58

A woman poses for photographers beside a prototype driverless car called a LUTZ (Low-carbon Urban Transport Zone) Pathfinder Pod during a launch event for the media near the O2 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — Driverless cars are hitting Britain's public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that's billed as safer and more efficient.


A look at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget tactics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:52
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics have heavily relied on quick fixes rather than matching state spending to annual revenue. Here are some of the ways Jindal made the math work each year:

Jindal to leave Louisiana's next governor with budget mess

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:51

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal talks about his plan for national education reform at a policy breakfast on Capitol Hill in Washington. His budget maneuvers have created shortfalls and hefty debts for the state's next governor. Now, the Republican is running out of short-term patches and is struggling to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole just as he tries to build support for a possible 2016 presidential run. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Year after year, Louisiana didn't have enough money to cover its expenses, yet Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to roll back income tax cuts or ever-increasing corporate tax breaks. Instead, he raided reserve funds and sold off state property.


Autopsy: Ohio baby had injuries all over body; girl charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:47

This undated family photo provided by Trina Whitehead shows her infant daughter, Zuri Whitehead. An 11-year-old suburban girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of the 2-month-old, who was staying overnight with her and her mother to give the baby's mom a break. (AP Photo/Trina Whitehead) NO SALESCLEVELAND (AP) — An infant who authorities suspect was killed by an 11-year-old girl died of blunt impact injuries all over her body, a medical examiner said Wednesday in ruling the death a homicide.


Video released of robber who fired shot inside Dunkin' Donuts in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:47

Video released of robber who fired shot inside Dunkin' Donuts in OlneyDetectives have released new surveillance video in an armed robbery of a Dunkin Donuts in Olney.


Lions Gate in stock swap deal with Malone affiliates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:42
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Lions Gate and the media heavyweight John Malone have agreed on an exchange of stock that will also see the Liberty Media Corp. chairman join the movie and television company's board.