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East Lansdowne man arrested on child porn charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:52

East Lansdowne man arrested on child porn chargesAuthorities in Delaware County have arrested a man on child pornography charges.


Want to turn heads at CES? Hire a celebrity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:51

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appears at the SMS Audio booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driverless cars of the future. Every imaginable (and unimaginable) kind of smartphone case. The latest laundry technology, even. Acres of Las Vegas convention center floor packed with gadget demos and exhibitor booths. And 160,000 people milling about. So how can a company get noticed among all the noise?


12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris weekly; gunmen at large

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:49

People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack.


Burglars hit Lower Makefield homes on New Year's Eve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:49

Burglars hit Lower Makefield homes on New Year's EveAuthorities are investigating multiple burglaries that took place on New Year's Eve in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Ex-South Carolina police chief on trial for shooting death of unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:48
By Harriet McLeod ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former police chief in South Carolina showed malice and poor judgment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2011, a prosecutor said at his murder trial on Wednesday. Richard Combs, 38, faces up to life in prison if convicted of killing Bernard Bailey, 54, in the town hall parking lot in Eutawville, a town of about 300 people southeast of Columbia. Combs' trial comes as deaths involving white police officers and unarmed black men have sparked protests across the United States. ...

Schumer wants airline, airport workers screened for guns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:48

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens at left as Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Schumer is calling for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month’s arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month's arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports.


Too cool for school as arctic air sends the mercury plunging

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:47

Andrea Davis and her daughter Luna Rivera, 10, ice skate at the Holiday Ice Rink Downtown Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. A Central and Southern California heat wave has set records with highs topping 80 degrees in the dead of winter. The National Weather Service says Santa Maria's airport recorded a maximum temperature of 82 on Tuesday, two degrees above records for the day set in 1962 and 1918. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)How cold is it across the U.S.? Too cool for school in many parts of the country. And so frigid in the Minnesota-St. Paul area that you could get frostbite in less time than it takes to buy car insurance.


Obama touts auto bailout success, Michigan worries about trade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:45

Obama visits the Ford Assembly Plant in Detroit, MichiganBy Jeff Mason WAYNE, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, on a trip to unveil elements of his State of the Union address, took a victory lap in Michigan on Wednesday to tout his support of the auto industry, but concerns about trade policies hung in the background of his tour. "America's resurgence is real," Obama said at a Ford Motor Co plant near Detroit after walking around the factory and sitting in a Mustang. Obama noted that his government-backed bailout of the auto industry was not popular, even in Michigan, but had been a success. ...


Prosecutor: Death of man shot by officer was 'senseless'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:43

FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Richard Combs, left, the former police chief and sole officer in the small town of Eutawville, S.C., listens in court with his lawyer John O'Leary, in Orangeburg, S.C. Solicitor David Pascoe said in opening arguments Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 that Bernard Bailey was murdered over a broken taillight by then-Eutawville Police Chief Combs. But Combs' lawyer O'Leary says the chief had a legitimate warrant against Bailey, and the victim turned his pickup truck into a weapon when he tried to back away as Combs tried to arrest him. (AP Photo/The Times and Democrat, Larry Hardy, File)ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a small-town South Carolina police chief was a senseless act of violence by an officer who should be convicted of murder because everyone is equal under the law, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Things to know about Boston Marathon bombing jury selection

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:42

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, left, is depicted beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors in a jury assembly room at the federal courthouse Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. His trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 26, 2015. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — The first week of jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is wrapping up. Here's what you need to know about where the federal death penalty case stands and what's next:


Multi-vehicle crash blocks Rt. 42 in Bellmawr, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:39

Multi-vehicle crash blocks Rt. 42 in Bellmawr, N.J.A tractor trailer and several other vehicles were involved in an accident in the northbound lanes of Route 42 Wednesday morning.


Obama: 'America's resurgence is real'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:29

President Barack Obama speaks at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent American automotive and manufacturing sector. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WAYNE, Mich. (AP) — Declaring an American economic resurgence, President Barack Obama opened a three-state swing Wednesday aimed at claiming credit for recent growth and blunting the momentum of the new Republican congressional leadership.


Malaysians awaiting ruling in FBI ruse want to play poker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:28
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Malaysian businessman and his son want a federal judge to let them play poker at Las Vegas casinos while they await a ruling on whether the FBI illegally entered their hotel suites to investigate what prosecutors say was a $13 million illegal Internet gambling ring.

Naked man arrested fleeing scene of upstate New York triple murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:25
By Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Reuters) - Police in the central New York city of Utica apprehended a man wearing no clothes fleeing the scene of a "gruesome" triple murder just after midnight on Wednesday, authorities said. Paul Bumbalo, 21, was arrested running away from the murder scene hours after he was taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation and apparently released, Utica Police Chief Mark Williams said. He was charged with three counts of second-degree murder. ...

Obama to reduce FHA mortgage premium rate to spur buying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — First-time homebuyers who obtain government-backed loans would benefit from an Obama administration move to lower mortgage insurance premiums.

Home heating oil prices drop, to delight of homeowners

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:17

Home heating oil prices drop, to delight of homeownersThere's no doubt many of us are compensating for the dropping temperatures outside by cranking up the temperatures inside.


4 years after Giffords' shooting, memorial in the works

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:15

Flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters line a room at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson in this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 photo. The items were left at the scene of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson that left six dead and 13 wounded. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was the target and suffered a gunshot wound to the head from which she is still recovering. So many items were left at the shooting site and at University Medical Center, where victims were treated, that a non-profit group stored them in a warehouse for several years. They have been at display at an exhibit at the museum since October, 2014, but will be removed Friday, Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Astrid Galván)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in a mass shooting have found a temporary home in a Tucson museum.


NYC plans to lift ban on student cellphones in schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will lift a longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools, ending a widely unpopular practice and bringing the city in line with other large school districts.

APNewsbreak: Official says VA shooter was retired soldier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the alleged shooter who killed a doctor at a West Texas veterans' clinic Tuesday was a retired Army solider.

13 hurt when bus, 2 big rigs crash on California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:05
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say at least 13 people suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a charter bus and two big rigs on a Los Angeles County freeway.