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Beau Biden joining Delaware law firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:01

Beau Biden joining Delaware law firmDelaware's former attorney general, Beau Biden, is joining the law firm of Grant and Eisenhofer.


AccuWeather: Wintry Mix To Rain Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:00

 Wintry Mix To Rain TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says black ice is possible in the morning from about the I-95 corridor up through the Lehigh Valley.


Scientists record 5 small earthquakes in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:53
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five small earthquakes were recorded within a 5½-hour span in eastern Connecticut on Monday, including a 3.1-magnitude quake that was felt in parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to the Weston Observatory at Boston College and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Virginia fraternity that was focus of rape story reinstated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:52
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND (Reuters) - The University of Virginia on Monday reinstated a fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about a 2012 gang rape. An investigation by the Charlottesville Police Department has "not revealed any substantive basis" for the November story of an attack at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the university said in a statement. "We welcome Phi Kappa Psi and we look forward to working with all fraternities and sororities in enhancing and promoting a safe environment for all," university President Teresa Sullivan said in the ...

Connecticut town rattled by second earthquake in five days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:29
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A small Connecticut town on Monday was rattled by its second earthquake in five days, prompting a wave of calls to police by worried residents. Plainfield, Connecticut, a town of 16,000, was struck by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake  at 6:36 a.m. EST with an aftershock just minutes later, according to the U.S Geological Survey. Local police were inundated with calls from worried residents across the eastern part of the state who reported hearing a loud explosion and felt their houses shaking around the town near the Rhode Island border. ...

Activist sees public shift on dolphins in captivity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:26

In this Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Ric O'Barry poses for a photograph at his home in Miami. O'Barry went from being a Dolphin trainer on the beloved "Flipper" TV series in the 1960s to a notorious activist featured in the 2009 documentary "The Cove," which shows the killing of dolphins in Japan. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Ric O'Barry feels the tide turning in his long quest to change the public's mind about dolphins in captivity.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Claymont, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:18

Pedestrian struck and killed in Claymont, DelawareA pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car in Delaware.


Steubenville, Ohio, superintendent resigns, charges dropped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:06
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A school superintendent accused of misleading authorities investigating the rape of a girl by two high school football players resigned from the district, prompting prosecutors to drop the charges.

New York to pay brothers $17 million in wrongful conviction settlements

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will pay $17 million to settle wrongful conviction claims brought on behalf of three brothers who spent decades in prison before being exonerated of murder in cases linked to a police detective whose actions are under official review. Scott Stringer, the city's comptroller, said on Monday the settlement stems from the convictions of half-brothers Robert Hill, Alvena Jennette and Darryl Austin in separate fatal shootings in the 1980s. Austin died in prison in 2000. The men spent a cumulative 60 years imprisoned before their convictions were vacated last year. ...

Gov.-elect Wolf's team outlines details of inaugural bash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:55

Gov.-elect Wolf's team outlines details of inaugural bashGov.-elect Tom Wolf's inaugural bash will be all about Pennsylvania.


Officers dig site on Virginia mountain for missing sisters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:54
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Armed with what one official described as new information, federal and state authorities searched a site on a Virginia mountain Monday for the remains of two Maryland sisters who disappeared 40 years ago.

Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:40

Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-colorCrayola is apologizing after hackers filled its Facebook page with off-color content.


Christie may reach for reset button in New Jersey state of state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:30

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (R) applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New JerseyBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance this week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises.     On Tuesday, Christie will deliver his state of the state address, potentially the biggest speech he'll make before announcing his presidential intentions, a decision that could come by the end of the month. ...


Broken shoulder keeps Kissinger from testifying on Hill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to feature Henry Kissinger at two Senate hearings Tuesday are off for now, because the former secretary of state is recovering from a broken shoulder.

Lawyers: 2 Albuquerque officers accused of killing homeless camper in March will face charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:19
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawyers: 2 Albuquerque officers accused of killing homeless camper in March will face charges.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Claymont, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:59

Pedestrian struck and killed in Claymont, DelawareA pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car in Delaware.


In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:45

In this Dec. 2, 2014 photo, Loly Garcia works on a computer at her home in El Jebel, Colo., a small community about 20 miles northwest of Aspen, Colo. Garcia has taken lower-paying jobs in order to work closer to home. (AP Photo/John Locher)ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving from El Salvador more than 20 years ago.


69 people die after drinking contaminated beer in Mozambique

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:35

69 people die after drinking contaminated beer in MozambiqueMozambique's government declared three days of mourning starting Monday after 69 people died from drinking contaminated traditional beer at a funeral over the weekend.


2 Tuskegee Airmen, both 91, die on same day in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:29

This April 7, 2011 photo by Bruce Talamon shows Clarence E. "Buddy" Huntley Jr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II, posing with a P-51C Mustang fighter plane similar to the one that he was a crew chief on while overseas during the war, at Torrance, Calif., Airport. Huntley and fellow Tuskegee Airman Joseph Shambrey, lifelong friends who enlisted together, both died on the same day, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in their Los Angeles homes, relatives said Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Both were 91. Huntley and Shambrey enlisted in 1942 and were shipped overseas to Italy in 1944 with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the Army Air Force's 332nd Fighter Group. As mechanics, they kept the combat planes flying.(AP Photo/Bruce Talamon (c) 2011 All Rights Reserved)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91.


Saudi student who caused Fort Sam bomb scare pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:25
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A college student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded guilty to forcing his way onto San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston in an incident in which he claimed he had a bomb.