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Detention center owner settles 'kids for cash' lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:52
A businessman at the center of a Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal has agreed to pay at least $4.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by youths sent to his detention centers by a judge in a "kids for cash" scheme, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

Cardinal indicates themes of pope's climate change document

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:52

FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said "what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer" and Christians have a duty rooted in "ancient biblical teaching" to address the problem. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said "what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer" and Christians have a duty rooted in "ancient biblical teaching" to address the problem.


FACT CHECK: Clinton and her emails

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:49

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON (AP) — How Hillary Rodham Clinton's statements about her exclusive use of private email instead of a government account as secretary of state compare with the known facts:


Christie touts benefits of Medicaid expansion at town hall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:46

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Somerville, N.J. A potential presidential contender, Christie is continued to tout his budget plans for the upcoming fiscal year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is touting the budgetary benefits of Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.


Prosecutors play 911 call of girl they say was run to death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:46
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman on trial for murder in her granddaughter's death called out the child's name time after time as the girl lay on the ground after collapsing, but didn't tell medics the girl had run for hours, according to evidence presented Tuesday.

A look at what Iditarod route change means for mushers, dogs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:45

Rohn Buser's lead dogs charge down Broadmoor Avenue during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Iditarod mushers began their 1,000-mile trek across Alaska along a new route Monday after poor trail conditions forced organizers to push the race's start north, bypassing a mountain range.(AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, things would be getting dangerous right about now.


ACLU: Snowden proved NSA Internet spying harms Americans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:44

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The American Civil Liberties Union, Wikimedia and other groups are suing the National Security Agency over its surveillance practices. The lawsuit says the agency violates the free speech and privacy rights of Americans by tapping into the U.S. internet backbone to monitor online communications. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government's practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet's infrastructure.


Arrest ordered for woman who fled with son over circumcision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:44

Supporters of Heather Hironiumus gather out side of the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, Fla., where the mother was to face off in court with the father of her child, Dennis Nebus, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Hironiumus has been fighting Nebus' efforts to have their son circumcised. She defied the judge's order to appear in court Tuesday with the couple's son and the judge ordered her arrest. (AP Photo/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Mark Randall) MAGS OUTDELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge issued an arrest order Tuesday for a Florida woman who fled with her son to prevent his circumcision and ignored a demand to appear in court.


Group wants probe of whether Fla. banned climate-change talk

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:43
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Did Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration ban state environmental scientists from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming" in their work?

Brutal attack inside Hunting Park restaurant caught on surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:39

Brutal attack inside Hunting Park restaurant caught on surveillancePhiladelphia police are looking for a suspect who brutally attacked a customer inside a Chinese restaurant in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood on Friday afternoon.


Funeral arrangements announced for slain Officer Robert Wilson III

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:39

Funeral arrangements announced for slain Officer Robert Wilson IIIFuneral arrangements have been announced for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.


Businesses seek to block portion of Seattle minimum wage law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:30
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether he should block part of Seattle's new minimum wage law before it takes effect next month, on the grounds that it discriminates against franchises that are part of large national chains.

Psychiatrist says Etan Patz murder suspect is mentally ill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who confessed to choking Etan Patz, a 6-year-old who disappeared in 1979 while walking to school, had a cocaine problem and abused his wife during arguments over drug money and is mentally ill, a renowned psychiatrist said Tuesday, testifying for the defense.

Man acquitted of attempted murder of Philadelphia officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:26

Man acquitted of attempted murder of Philadelphia officerA man has been acquitted of attempted murder but convicted of aggravated assault in a shooting that injured a Philadelphia police officer.


Source: Eagles to trade Nick Foles for Sam Bradford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:11

 Eagles to trade Nick Foles for Sam BradfordAn NFL source tells Action News, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford.


Seattle police chief to revamp leadership amid shift on use of force

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:09
Seattle's chief of police will replace all four of her assistant chiefs in a management shake-up, a department spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that comes amid changes to department rules on the use of force. Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said in a statement she would announce a new leadership team at a news conference on Wednesday, and had told her assistant chiefs on Monday they would be losing their positions, but gave no reason for replacing them.

U.S. judge allows Ten Commandments to remain at Oklahoma Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:09
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed a case on Tuesday filed by an atheist group that was seeking to remove a Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma State Capitol grounds, saying the plaintiffs failed to show standing to bring the suit. Defendants argued that the suit filed by New Jersey-based American Atheists Inc failed to show that the group had been injured by the installation of the monument. "This is another victory for the State of Oklahoma and one more affirmation that the Ten Commandments monument can remain on display at our State Capitol," Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. This opened the door for other groups, including Satanists and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, to apply for permission to erect their own monuments on Capitol grounds to mark what they say are historical events.

Caught on Camera: Man takes off with toddler, sister helps save him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:09

 Man takes off with toddler, sister helps save himDeputies are hoping surveillance camera footage will help them catch up to a man who attempted to kidnap at 22-month-old child from a park in the state of Washington.


Three bidders win last week's bitcoin auction: U.S. Marshals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:08
Three unidentified bidders have won last week's third auction of bitcoins seized from Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted last month of operating black-market website Silk Road, the U.S. Marshals Service announced on Tuesday. The winning bidders won three independent blocks, Marshals Service spokeswoman Lynzey Donahue said in an email.

AccuWeather: Rain This Afternoon and Evening

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:06

 Rain This Afternoon and EveningMeteorologist David Murphy says Wednesday looks very warm..