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$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.

How do we find each other? Lots of ways _ friends can help

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:37

In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 photo, Michelle and Robert Philippi laugh as they stand together for a photograph in Boise, Idaho. One day, her mother came home from community college and said, "That guy in that class, he’s so obnoxious, he’s so loud _ and here’s his phone number. I think you’d be perfect together." So Michelle called "that guy" _ Robert _ and he invited her to go fishing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)Smitten by Nancy, Charlie chased her down at a charity walk. Lisa, landlocked in Florida, fell for Thomas as his ship crossed the Mediterranean, and agreed to marry him before meeting face-to-face. Ready to give up, Penny gave online dating one last try — and there was Ray "with a twinkle in his eye."


Police in Washington state fatally shoot man who threw rocks at them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 14:47
(Reuters) - Police in Washington state shot a man to death who threw rocks at them, officials said on Wednesday, as a video published online appearing to show the incident drew criticism of the officers' actions. The police shooting in Pasco, Washington comes amid heightened tension across the country in the wake of high-profile police killings of unarmed minorities, particularly in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. Officers Ryan Flanagan, Adam Wright, and Adrian Alaniz arrived at the parking lot of a Fiesta Foods grocery store around 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday, where suspect Antonio Zambrano-Montes threw rocks at them, Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger said in a statement. A video of the incident posted on YouTube and cited by local media showed the man running away from the three officers before he was killed.

Some groups say 'Fifty Shades' endorses sexual violence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 14:35

In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from "Fifty Shades of Grey." The film is getting a big thumbs-down from religious and other groups who say it’s degrading to women and endorses sexual violence. One social media campaign is encouraging movie-goers to instead give their ticket and popcorn money to women’s shelters. Author EL James, who wrote the erotic trilogy that launched the film, has heard the backlash and says the critics have it all wrong. She says no woman wants to read about abuse, and that everything that happens is safe and consensual. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures and Focus Features)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — "Fifty Shades of Grey" hasn't even opened in theaters yet but already it is getting a big thumbs-down from religious and other groups who say it is degrading to women and endorses sexual violence.


How cases involving 2 NYC cops and 2 unarmed men measure up

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 14:13

New York City rookie police officer Peter Liang, center, leaves the courtroom after he pleaded not guilty at his arraignment at Brooklyn Superior court, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in New York. Liang, who fired into a darkened stairwell last November at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing 28-year-old Akai Gurley, has been charged with manslaughter, official misconduct and other charges. He was released without bail. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Both were unarmed black men who died at the hands of police, and the officers became the subject of criminal investigations.


Man convicted of strangling, robbing pharmacist, girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:30

Hugo Selenski is led from the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, after being convicted of first degree murder and other charges in the deaths of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett. (AP Photo/The Citizens' Voice, Mark Moran) MANDATORY CREDITWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted a man of strangling a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend, whose bodies were found in his yard, as part of a plot to rob the pharmacist of the proceeds of an illegal drug ring.


San Francisco commuters possibly exposed to measles on train

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:27

Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los AngelesBy Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system may have been exposed to measles after an infectious Bay Area resident rode a train to and from work for three days last week, public health officials said on Wednesday. The rider represents the first case of measles confirmed by Contra Costa County health officials during an outbreak of the disease that began in late December. "Although the risk of contracting measles by being exposed on BART is low, Bay Area residents should be aware of the situation," the county public health department said in a statement. The California Department of Public Health said on Wednesday that 110 cases of measles had been confirmed in California, many of them linked to the outbreak that authorities believe began when an infected person from out of the country visited Disneyland in late December.


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

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:21

FILE - In this Feb, 1, 2010 file photo, journalist Bob Simon attends the premiere screening of "Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr." at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. CBS says Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car. He was 73. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — 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, died in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73.


Man suffers serious burns in W. Phila. rowhome fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:05

Man suffers serious burns in W. Phila. rowhome fireOne person was injured in a rowhome fire in West Philadelphia.


Oregon governor planned to quit but changed his mind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:02

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014, file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during a gubernatorial debate in Portland, Ore. As an ethics controversy heats up around Kitzhaber, the person who would be next in line if he resigns is abruptly returning from a conference in Washington, D.C. It was not clear whether the unscheduled return Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, of Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has anything to do with influence-peddling allegations surrounding Kitzhaber’s fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Embattled Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had reached a decision to resign because of an ethics scandal surrounding him and his fiancée, but he changed his mind, three people with direct knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.