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$1M Powerball ticket sold in Glen Mills; $564M winners in TX, NC, Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:06

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Glen Mills; $564M winners in TX, NC, Puerto RicoTickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.


SpaceX launches observatory on 3rd try, nixes landing test

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

An unmanned Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On board is the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which will head toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched an observatory inspired by former Vice President Al Gore toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away Wednesday.


Judge: Men exonerated in '75 Ohio case wrongfully imprisoned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:59
CLEVELAND (AP) — Three exonerated men once convicted and sentenced to death in a 1975 slaying were wrongfully imprisoned, an Ohio judge declared, opening the door for them to receive millions of dollars in compensation.

$564M Powerball winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas; $1M winners in Pa., NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:50

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Glen Mills; $564M winners in TX, NC, Puerto RicoTickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.


Fewer shark bites in 2014, but Florida still tops for attacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:33

File photo of two men walking past a shark warning sign on a beach in NewcastleBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Shark attacks killed three people worldwide in 2014, a dramatic drop from 10 fatalities seen a year earlier, researchers found in an annual global tally released this week. Two of the deaths occurred in New South Wales in eastern Australia, and the other in South Africa's Eastern Cape, according to the data, submitted by scientists around the world and cataloged at the University of Florida. It said about half took place off Florida's eastern coast, where smaller sharks mistake swimmers for prey in hit-and-run attacks, then quickly leave. "It's pretty amazing," said researcher George Burgess, who oversees the database called the International Shark Attack File, based at the university.


Delaware teen killed in crash involving alcohol, speed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:33

Delaware teen killed in crash involving alcohol, speedPolice say alcohol and speed are factors in a one-car crash that killed a Delaware teenager.


Philadelphia chosen for 2016 U.S. Democratic national convention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:26

Delegates cast long shadows on the concourse during the Democratic National Convention in CharlotteThe U.S. Democratic Party has chosen Philadelphia as the site of its 2016 national convention to nominate a presidential candidate, the Democratic National Committee said on Thursday. The Democratic convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016. The Republican gathering is scheduled to be held in Cleveland the week before Democrats meet. "In addition to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention, Philadelphia's deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special gathering," DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.


NAFTA shadows Obama's efforts to seek clout for trade deals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:23

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, left, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, shake hands at the end of a news conference concluding the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico. A 21-year-old ghost haunts President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations. Obama says new trade deals will avoid the shortcomings of the 1994 North America Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, which many Americans blame for big job losses, especially in manufacturing. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 21-year-old ghost haunts President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations.


CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:20

A car remains on the scene of an accident in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. He was 73. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s during a five-decade career in journalism, has died in a car crash. ...


Lack of snow on house leads to drug bust in the Netherlands

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:12

Lack of snow on house leads to drug bust in the NetherlandsThe roof of the suspect's house was the only one in the neighborhood that wasn't covered in snow.


Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:09

FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, users browse the Internet in an underground station in Hong Kong. As hacks abound, some companies are testing workers' security-savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.


New York City sets record with no murders in 10 days in a row

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:39

Police arrive at the scene of a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood of New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City, once notorious for high crime, broke a record on Thursday with no murders reported for 10 straight days, police said. The historic calm achieved at 12:01 a.m. Thursday comes on the heels of a notable year - murders in New York City in 2014 fell to an all-time low of 328, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable records in 1963. "Everybody is behaving," said Sergeant Daniel Doody of the New York City Police Department. This year's notable zero comes in the wake of Mayor Bill de Blasio's struggle to mend a serious rift between City Hall and the country's biggest police force.


Jury convicts Pennsylvania man with bodies in yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:34

Hugo Selenski, center, is led from the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, after being convicted of first degree murder and other charges in the deaths of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett. (AP Photo/The Citizens' Voice, Mark Moran) MANDATORY CREDITWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have wanted to put Hugo Selenski away on murder charges ever since they searched his northeastern Pennsylvania yard in 2003 and found the bodies of a missing pharmacist, the pharmacist's girlfriend, and at least three other sets of human remains.


Source tells Action News: Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:34

Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic National ConventionPhiladelphia has won the bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a source tells Action News.


Suspects beat homeowner, stole Cadillac and cash in Medford, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:01

Suspects beat homeowner, stole Cadillac and cash in Medford, NJPolice in Burlington County are trying to track down two men who invaded a home, tied up and beat a man, then stole cash and the victim's Cadillac.


Murals make it Valentine's Day year-round in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:53

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, two murals, right, in the Love Letter project by Steve Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program are seen as a Market Street El train passes through Philadelphia. In one section of west Philadelphia, every day is Valentine’s Day. Dozens of “love letter” murals brighten the walls along nearly 20 blocks of elevated transit tracks. That makes the El a “love train” _ and, for one couple, the perfect place for a wedding. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Saturday may be for sweethearts, but every day is Valentine's Day in one section of Philadelphia.


Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:38

Meg Moyer, 9, and her father, Kip Moyer from Flagstaff, look at a temporary memorial that lights up the Campus Ministry Center for Kayla Mueller at Northern Arizona University, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Mueller attended the Center while a student at NAU. The Moyers have a friend who was friends with Mueller. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say.


NYPD testing out Smart Cars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD plans to replace its three-wheeled scooters with Smart cars.

Ms. Big Shot: Human cannonball Gemma Kirby makes flying cool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:16

 She's expected to notch her 500th total flight in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Feld Entertainment)NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of performers have had explosive entrances. Some rise like meteors, soaring to new heights. Others find their moment in the spotlight fleeting.


North Carolina victims' family: This was a hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:17

 This was a hate crimeFamily asks that the case be investigated as a hate crime.