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Pa. trooper fatally shoots suspect while delivering warrant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:26

Pennsylvania trooper shoots, kills Arizona fugitivePennsylvania State Police say a trooper fatally shot a man while serving an arrest warrant at a Reading row home.


Estonian man pleads guilty in Megaupload piracy case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:25
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Estonian man who worked as a computer programmer for the now-defunct file-sharing website Megaupload has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a massive copyright-piracy scheme run through the site.

Police search for missing 16-year-old mom and newborn twins missing from NE Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:21

Police search for missing 16-year-old mom and newborn twins missing from NE Phila.Philadelphia Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl and her newborn twin girls.


Police say Oklahoma man killed man in his care, hid corpse and took money

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:16
Donald Patterson, 60, was arrested this week and is suspected of keeping the February 2014 death of Virgil Alexander secret. Before Alexander died, Patterson duped him into sending his pension money into a joint account the two shared and after he died Patterson allegedly used Alexander's name to obtain prescription drugs, police said. Alexander died on Feb. 19, 2014, but his body - naked, wrapped in plastic and buried inside a piece of luggage - was not discovered until April 17, according to the police. Police also said family members filed a missing persons report for Alexander after noticing suspicious financial activity.

Negotiators agree on early draft of UN climate deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:12

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, file photo a plume of smoke billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. After failing six years ago to craft a global agreement to fight climate change, world governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on an early draft of a deal that’s supposed to be adopted in Paris in December.(AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)GENEVA (AP) — U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes.


House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to make permanent an expired tax break designed to help small businesses invest in equipment and property, defying a veto threat by the White House.

Dad says I-70 shooting may be suicide-by-cop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:07
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man shot and killed by authorities along Interstate 70 in western Colorado struggled with drugs and alcohol and may have wanted to be killed by law enforcement, his father told a newspaper.

Union, refinery owners set for U.S. contract talks next week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:06

Workers from the USW union walk a picket line outside the Lyondell-Basell refinery in Houston, Texas.(Reuters) - The United Steelworkers union (USW) and refinery owners were set to resume contract negotiations next week as the largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980 reached its 13th day on Friday. "We're still fulfilling the information request from the USW and looking forward to resuming negotiations next week," said Ray Fisher, spokesman for Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the lead company negotiator. The information request, which Shell has called extensive, focuses on the use of non-union contract workers to perform day-to-day maintenance in refineries.


New Jersey man accused of staging boat crash surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:01
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who was indicted on theft charges and then disappeared in a suspicious boating accident has turned up safe and in court.

APNewsBreak: NJ allows physical skill-based gambling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:53

FILE - This is a Sept. 19, 2011, file photo showing The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City N.J. Executives at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, that they've gotten permission from New Jersey gambling regulators to host a basketball contest next month in which players shoot free throws for money. It's the first of what promises to be many skill-based events that let gamblers take greater control over the outcomes of their bets, rather than relying on a roll of the dice, spin of the wheel or deal of the cards. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City casino is about to redefine casino gambling by introducing a new style of wagering: competition based on a physical skill rather than luck.


Settlement reached in World Trade Center name rights case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a case involving the 1986 transfer of rights of the name World Trade Center to a nonprofit.

U.S. court backs law enforcement officers in black teen's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:31
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that federal law enforcement officers cannot be sued for shooting a black 16-year-old four times in 2007 as he attempted to drive away from them after the officers had asked to speak to him. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the three deputy U.S. marshals had sufficient justification to use deadly force when they fired on Michael Fenwick. The ruling comes at a time when law enforcement's use of deadly force has been widely debated in the aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer last August. The officers, Andrew Pudimott, Jeremy Fischer and John Mickle, ordered Fenwick to stop.

German student's family hopes sentence helps them find peace

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:28

Celal Dede, right, father of slain German student Diren Dede speaks while his attorney Bernard Docke listens in Missoula, Mont. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Markus Kaarma was sentenced to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of 17-year-old Diren Dede, a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage. (AP Photo/Lisa Baumann)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was on the hunt, not the defensive when he shot and killed a German high school student who was trespassing in his garage, a judge said as he sentenced the man to 70 years in prison with no parole possible for at least two decades.


Juveniles accused of running child porn Instagram account

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:17
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Police are asking parents in South Florida to check the online accounts of their children after three teens were accused of creating an Instagram account to solicit and post explicit photos of other minors.

House under construction erupts in flames in Avalon, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:17

House under construction erupts in flames in Avalon, N.J.Firefighters battled a multi-alarm blaze after flames rippled through a house under construction in Avalon, New Jersey late Thursday night.


US stocks reach record as rebounding oil lifts energy stocks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:10

FILE - This Oct. 8. 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street address carved into the side of a building in New York. Global stocks rose Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, after Greece and its European creditors said they were willing to compromise to help Athens with its debts, while fresh data showed improvement in the eurozone's economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose to record levels on Friday as the price of oil jumped again, giving a lift to energy stocks.


Forecast blizzard cancels New Hampshire ice carnival

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:05

Pedestrians make their way along a snow covered street during a winter snow storm in CambridgeFollowing a series of record-setting snowfalls, New England on Friday got a new metric for how severe its winter has been: The town of Alton, New Hampshire called off its annual ice carnival due to a forecast calling for more snow and brutal cold. "It'll be zero degrees and blowing snow, and that's not a good time for everybody," said Roger Sample, who owns a construction business in the town on the shores of New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee and serves as the carnival's chairman. National Weather Service forecasts call for Alton, located about 90 miles (145 km) north of Boston to see about 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow from a forecast weekend winter storm. "More than likely, we're probably going to go to a blizzard warning in eastern Massachusetts and particularly Cape Cod where they could see winds of 70 miles per hour (113 kph)," said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.


Bill Cosby sex allegations: 2 more former models come forward

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:03

 2 more former models come forwardTwo former models added their names Thursday to a growing roster of Bill Cosby accusers.


Actor Emile Hirsch charged in Sundance Film Fest assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:02

Actor Emile Hirsch charged in Sundance Film Fest assaultAuthorities say actor Emile Hirsch put a woman in a chokehold during an altercation at a Utah nightclub that occurred during the Sundance Film Festival.


Ex-NFL running back Ray Rice apologizes for his assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:57

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office buildingBy Steve Ginsburg BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Running back Ray Rice, released by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of him knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a New Jersey casino elevator, apologized on Friday to the team and the city of Baltimore for the "horrible mistake I made." Rice, arrested after the assault last February, spent his entire seven-year National Football League career with the Ravens and is now hoping another team will give him a second chance. Rice made his apology in a statement addressed to "Dear Baltimore" and said it was not a farewell. "There is no excuse for domestic violence and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made." The assault on Janay Palmer, who is now Rice's wife, was a catalyst for the NFL strengthening its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault.