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AccuWeather: Blustery, Frigid Weather and Snow Squalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:47

 Blustery, Frigid Weather and Snow SquallsMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking an arctic front that will drop wind chills below zero


Burlington Township High School offers grief counselors after suicides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:44

Burlington Township High School offers grief counselors after suicidesA Burlington County high school is reaching out to the community after the suicides of two students this week.


Man shot in Norristown, suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:42

Man shot in Norristown, suspect in custodyPolice have a suspect in custody after a shooting in Norristown.


26-year-old Moorestown mayor sworn in

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:40

26-year-old Moorestown mayor sworn inA new year means new leadership in Moorestown, New Jersey.


2 arrested after shooting that wounded 2 NYC police officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:36

2 arrested after shooting that wounded 2 NYC police officersTwo suspects in an armed holdup followed by a wild shootout that left a pair of plainclothes police officers wounded were arrested Tuesday after an intense manhunt.


Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:34

Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinicA gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person, officials said. The gunman was also killed.


Black ice sends car into Center City building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:32

Black ice sends car into Center City buildingPolice say black ice led to a driver losing control and crashing into a building in Center City Philadelphia.


At The Gadget Show: Intel CEO issues diversity challenge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:30

Eliana Pereira Mecham gestures while interacting with RealSense Technology at the Intel booth during the International CES, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. The technology uses 3D and infrared cameras to allow the user to interact with images on a monitor. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The tech industry says it wants more diversity in its workforce, but the actual hiring doesn't reflect that. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich challenged his own company and the entire industry to do more.


Five people, including toddler, found dead in Ohio trailer fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:24
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The bodies of five people, including a toddler, were found in the burnt remains of a house trailer in central Ohio early on Tuesday, authorities said. Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen said his office received a call at about 4 a.m. from a resident reporting an explosion and fire at a neighboring trailer on a rural road in Sugar Grove, a town of fewer than 500 people about 40 miles (60 km) south of Columbus. Five bodies were found inside the trailer, which was completely gutted by the fire, Phalen said. ...

UN chief says Palestine will join int'l court on April 1

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

Oregon man killed self after gunning down California deputy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:21

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Lane County Sheriff's Department in Eugene, Ore., shows Ricardo Antonio Chaney, 32, of Eugene. A report released Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 says that Chaney, who killed a California sheriff's deputy in 2014, died from a self-inflicted wound during the ensuing shootout with a police officer. (AP Photo/Lane County Sheriff's Department via The Register-Guard, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who killed a California sheriff's deputy last year died from a self-inflicted wound during the ensuing shootout with a police officer, according to the Mendocino County District Attorney's office.


Unarmed Montana man told to raise hands before officer fired

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:20

Police video footage of the April 2014 shooting of Richard Ramirez by Billings Police Officer Grant Morrison, center in screen, is shown to a seven-person jury in Billings, Mont. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The unarmed man killed by the police officer during a traffic stop was told repeatedly to raise his hands before the officer shot him three times, according to video footage. The jury will decide if the shooting was justified as part of a mandatory inquest into the shooting. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An unarmed man killed by a Montana police officer during a traffic stop was told repeatedly to raise his hands before the officer shot him three times, according to video footage shown Tuesday during an inquest into the shooting.


Police: Man brought gun to Md. station to test security

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:56
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police officers disarmed a man who told them he was ordered by a violent prison gang to smuggle a loaded gun into a city police station.

Theater shooting judge denies evidence sharing motions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:51
DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says attorneys won't have to share more details of what key witnesses will testify about at trial.

8 years after fatal crash, Toyota lawsuit heads to trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:38

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, Koua Fong Lee embraces his wife, Panghoua Moua, in St. Paul, Minn., after learning charges against him, including criminal vehicular homicide, were dropped. Eight years after a crash involving a Toyota Camry driven by Lee that killed three Minnesota residents and resulted in a prison sentence for him, a lawsuit against the automaker goes to trial Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Tom Weber, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota driver who went to prison for a crash that killed three people grabbed national attention when he was freed amid reports of Toyota Camrys that would mysteriously accelerate. Eight years after that accident, his lawsuit against the Japanese automaker goes to trial Wednesday. Koua Fong Lee and other survivors of the crash are seeking damages from Toyota.


Taiwan envoy admits U.S. kept in the dark over controversial flag raising

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:38
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's top envoy to the U.S. on Wednesday said that Taiwan did not let U.S. officials know about a flag-raising ceremony on American soil, indicating that by leaving the U.S. in the dark it would give Washington deniability about the controversial matter with China. Taiwan's de facto embassy in Washington hoisted a Taiwanese flag on New Year's Day, which local media reported was the first such flag-raising since the U.S. switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to Beijing in 1979. ...

Asia stocks snap 2 days of losses, growth woes temper gains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:36

Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, trader Edward Schreier, right, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The U.S. stock market is edging higher in early trading as the price of oil extends its slump. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets snapped two days of declines Wednesday but gains were tempered by worries about the plunge in oil prices and renewed doubts about Greece's membership of the euro currency bloc.


Medtronic shareholders OK $48 billion Covidien acquisition

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:35
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shareholders of medical device maker Medtronic on Tuesday approved the acquisition of Dublin, Ireland-based surgical supplier Covidien PLC in a corporate deal valued at about $48 billion.

For some Russians, mortgage costs soaring due to ruble slide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:30

In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, Dmitry Dervenyov, 50, right, and his wife Svetlana Suvorova, 32, sit in their flat in St.Petersburg, Russia. Dmitry his wife Svetlana have finally managed to refinance their 15-year dollar mortgage loan with DeltaCredit bank into rubles on Friday, Dec. 23, 2014. The refinancing increased their monthly payments in rubles almost twice compared to the beginning of the year but it still made them feel safer.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — When they took out a mortgage on a small two-room apartment seven years ago, Oksana Li and her husband hoped to make a new home for themselves and their young son.


Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:26

Paso police block off an entrance to the Beaumont Army Medical Center as other officers search for a gunman during a shooting incident in El PasoEL PASO, Texas (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person, officials said. The gunman was also killed.