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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.


'60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:50

'60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crashLongtime "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, died in a car crash. He was 73.


Dozens sick at East Stroudsburg University

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:42

Dozens sick at East Stroudsburg UniversityEast Stroudsburg University is trying to figure out what made dozens of students sick this week.


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

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:27

'60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crashLongtime "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, died in a car crash. He was 73.


Firefighters to burn down home where girl was killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:01
ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters are preparing to burn down a northeast Florida home where a 7-year-old girl was killed in 2009.

Kidde recalls more than 4.6 million fire extinguishers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:01
Kidde is recalling more than 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic valves may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released.

$546M Powerball winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas; $1M winners in Pa., NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:57

$546M Powerball winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas; $1M winners in Pa., NJTickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.


$546M Powerball winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:41

$546M Powerball winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas; $1M winners in Pa., NJTickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.


Fugitive treasure hunter due back in Florida court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:40
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter accused of bilking his investors is due back in court in Florida.

Fire damages twin home in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:17

Fire damages twin home in Northeast PhiladelphiaA fire damaged a twin home in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Winning numbers drawn in $564 million Powerball jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:00

$546M Powerball winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas; $1M winners in Pa., NJCheck your tickets - the winning numbers have been drawn for the $564 million Powerball jackpot.


Man found shot on North Philadelphia street

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:41

Man found shot on North Philadelphia streetPolice say a man in his 20's was found shot twice on a street in North Philadelphia Wednesday night.


Veteran kicked out of Center City 7-Eleven twice with service dog

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

Veteran kicked out of Center City 7-Eleven twice with service dogA war veteran says he was told - not once but twice - that he wasn't allowed to have his service dog inside a 7-Eleven in Center City, even after he filed a complaint.


Montana homeowner convicted of killing German teen to be sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:15

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula MontanaBy Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana homeowner convicted of deliberate homicide last year for fatally shooting an unarmed teenage German exchange student who entered the garage attached to his home is set to be sentenced on Thursday. Homeowner Markus Kaarma was convicted of killing 17-year-old Diren Dede of Hamburg in December, in a trial that tested the limits of Montana's "castle doctrine" self-defense law, which allows deadly force against a home invasion if a person reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent an assault.


Bob Simon of CBS News dead at 73 in New York City car crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:00

Officials survey the scene of an accident following a collision in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, was killed in the car crash. He was 73. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)(Reuters) - Veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, whose decades-long career included covering major overseas conflicts and surviving Iraqi prison, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday in New York City, police and CBS said. A longtime member of the network's "60 Minutes" on-air team, Simon was a passenger in a hired car that slammed into a Mercedez Benz and then hit metal lane barriers on Manhattan's West Side around 6:45 p.m. ET, New York City police said. Simon suffered injuries to his head and torso and was pronounced dead on arrival at Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, police said. The 44-year-old driver of the hired car was in a stable condition at Bellevue Hospital with injuries to his arms and legs.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:43
"The entire world is waiting to see whether the situation moves toward de-escalation, weapons pullback, cease-fire, or ... spins out of control." — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany were struggling to reach a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine.

AP PHOTOS: How do we find each other? Lots of ways

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:39

 Each week she would peruse Match.com and arrange a dinner date in San Francisco. The result? Lots of Friday night duds. By Thanksgiving she felt defeated. "I thought I'll give it one more go," she says. That Friday's date was Ray: divorced father of two and fellow tech worker, living near her in tiny Aptos. She liked "the little twinkle in his eyes." They moved in together, and last year Ray's mother persuaded him to make it official. The wedding was timed to a Santa Cruz County tradition: Valentine's Day courthouse ceremonies are streamed live online, meaning Ray's mother could watch from her nursing home in Tacoma, Washington. She died five months later. "I'm grateful that she gave him a little nudge," Penny says, "because she was the only other woman on this Earth he would listen to." Ray and Penny Matteis, both 60, are marking their first anniversary. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)No two Valentine's stories are alike. Still, there's inspiration to be found in the way couples meet and realize they'll be weaving their lives together.


How the AP-WE tv poll on dating was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:38
The Associated Press-WE tv poll on dating was conducted ahead of the premiere of WE tv's new show "Match Made In Heaven." The poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 19-21. It is based on online interviews of 1,315 adults, including an additional 300 who have never been married, who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.