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Historic bell to ring again in upstate NY village

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:53
ORISKANY, N.Y. (AP) — A nearly 200-year-old bell atop a former wool mill in central New York is set to ring out again for the first time in years.

Kenyan court sentences U.S. man to 50 years for child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:51
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Tuesday sentenced a 59-year-old U.S. man to 50 years in jail for circulating pornographic images of children on the Internet. Terry Ray Krieger, who initially pleaded not guilty but then changed his plea to guilty, was convicted by Nairobi's senior principal magistrate Joseph Karanja. Krieger had been charged with circulating obscene depictions of children on social media sites between May 2013 and October 2014. Karanja said Krieger had faced similar charges in Michigan in the United States in the past. He did not give further details about that case. ...

Missing Camden boy Nazir Williams found safe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:46

Missing Camden boy Nazir Williams found safeThe Camden County Police Department says a missing 10-year-old from Parkside has bee found.


Action News Troubleshooters: Wedding videographer charged with theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:39

 Wedding videographer charged with theftA local wedding videographer accused of taking money, but never delivering appeared in court Monday.


Q&A: Berkeley's campus Free Speech Movement at 50

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:18

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. One student has been arrested and confined in the police car which is surrounded by the demonstrators. The fall of 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, a protest that only lasted for three months but set the stage for the turbulent 1960s. (AP Photo, File)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In the waning days of 1964, University of California, Berkeley, students inspired by the fight for racial equality found their collective voice in challenging a campus ban on political advocacy.


1 hurt in North Philadelphia house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:19

1 hurt in North Philadelphia house fireFlames erupted in a North Philadelphia row home, leaving one person hurt.


U.S. lobbies Qatar over couple in child death case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:36

Grace and Matthew Huang, a U.S. couple who were sentenced to three years in jail in Qatar in April for causing the death of their adopted daughter Gloria, sit together ahead of a meeting with U.S. ambassador to Qatar Shell Smith in DohaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. officials have been in contact with Qatar's government to ask them to allow a Los Angeles couple to return home after an appeals court threw out convictions linked to the death of their African-born adopted daughter, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday. A Qatari appeals court overturned the convictions of Matthew and Grace Huang on Sunday over the death of their 8-year-old daughter, Gloria, after finding that a lower court had made errors in the case. But the U.S. ...


DA: Stepfather may have sexually abused corpse of Jessica Padgett

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:23

 Stepfather may have sexually abused corpse of Jessica PadgettAuthorities are investigating the possibility that the body of a Lehigh Valley mother of three was sexually abused after her murder.


Man, 25, critical after West Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:17

Man, 25, critical after West Philadelphia hit-and-runPolice are searching for a Volvo that struck a 25-year-old man in West Philadelphia.


Rain, Wintry Mix Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:15

 Rain, Wintry Mix TodayMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking a big drop in our temperatures and a chilly rain.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:03

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, Nora Pearson, right, practices mindful breathing during the Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School in Portland, Ore. The year-long course is one of a growing number of programs that are incorporating mindfulness, yoga and meditation into school curriculums to bring socio-emotional benefits to students. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Cyber ring stole secrets for gaming U.S. stock market: FireEye

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:52

The face of a trader is reflected on the screen of a terminal on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Security researchers say they have uncovered a cyber espionage ring focused on stealing corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market, in an operation that has compromised sensitive data about dozens of publicly held companies. Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc, which disclosed the operation on Monday, said that since the middle of last year, the group has attacked email accounts at more than 100 firms, most of them pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. ...


Cyber ring stole secrets for gaming U.S. stock market: FireEye

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:52

The face of a trader is reflected on the screen of a terminal on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Security researchers say they have uncovered a cyber espionage ring focused on stealing corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market, in an operation that has compromised sensitive data about dozens of publicly held companies. Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc, which disclosed the operation on Monday, said that since the middle of last year, the group has attacked email accounts at more than 100 firms, most of them pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. ...


Rain, Wintry Mix Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:27

 Rain, Wintry Mix TodayMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking a drop in our temperatures and a chilly rain.


More details emerge about the night Shane Montgomery went missing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:24

More details emerge about the night Shane Montgomery went missingThe reward now stands at $25,000 for information about the disappearance of student Shane Montgomery. But despite the plea for help, there's still no sign of him.


Obama to urge Congress to loosen purse strings for Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:16

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks next to Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain (L) as he hosts a meeting with his Ebola response team in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will press Congress to approve $6.18 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prepare U.S. hospitals to handle future cases. Most of the request is aimed at the immediate response to the disease at home and abroad. But the package also includes $1.5 billion in contingency funds - money that could become a target if lawmakers decide to trim the bill. "That is the part of the package that is most at risk," said Sam Worthington, president of InterAction, an alliance of U.S. ...


Florida high court to consider extension of self-defense gun law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:10
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - An appeal before the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday could shift the burden of proof for the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, relieving gun owners of a legal duty to prove self-defense when they brandish weapons in violent confrontations. If the high court sides with Jared Bretherick, who was charged with aggravated assault for pointing a pistol at a man in a road-rage incident, the burden of proof would be shifted to prosecutors to show that a defendant claiming the law’s protection did not act in self-defense. ...

Back from holidays, U.S. students walk out over Ferguson decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:49

Student activists, demanding justice for the fatal August 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, take part in the nationwide "Hands up, walk out" protest at Washington University in St. Louis, MissouriBy Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - High school and college students ditched classes on Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend over the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury last week not to indict Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. "Michael Brown's death was a catalyst for a lot of issues in this country," said Karisa Tavassoli, a 20-year-old student at Washington University in St. ...


A glance at developments in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:26

Dell Taylor, right, is comforted by the Rev.Traci Blackmon, a member of the Ferguson Commission appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, during the opening meeting of the commission at the Ferguson Community Center in Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. The 16-person panel was chosen by Missouri's governor to help find long-term solutions after the Ferguson police shooting of an unarmed man. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A phone conversation between a St. Louis Rams executive and a county police chief was intended to ease tensions after five players held their hands up during pregame introductions in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.


Mennonite working with drug cartel gets 15 months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:24

FILE - In this May 8, 2014 file photo legally-grown marijuana grows at a dispensary in Denver. In what prosecutors called a drug smuggling conspiracy involving Mennonites and a Mexican drug cartel, a Mennonite man was sentenced Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 to 15 months in prison for aiding the movement of tons of marijuana to the U.S. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.