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Wet Seal closing over 300 stores, nearly 3,700 losing jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:16

Wet Seal closing over 300 stores, nearly 3,700 losing jobsWet Seal is closing 338 stores, about two-thirds of its locations, resulting in nearly 3,700 full- and part-time workers losing their jobs.


Officer who shot boy applied at agency now investigating him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:15
CLEVELAND (AP) — A rookie police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old Cleveland boy carrying a pellet gun is being investigated by a law enforcement agency that passed on hiring the officer.

New Hampshire lawmakers can again carry guns on House floor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:59
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Legislators may once again carry concealed guns on New Hampshire's House floor after Republicans reversed a ban instituted two years ago by Democrats.

U.S. court upholds NY state vaccination requirement for students

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:57
By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - New York state's requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend public school does not violate parents' religious rights under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan also ruled that students who receive religious exemptions from the vaccination law may be kept out of school during disease outbreaks, affirming a lower court decision. ...

Obama advisers to recommend veto of House Keystone bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:47

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North DakotaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's advisers will recommend he veto a House bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline if the legislation reaches his desk, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Republican senators started the new U.S. Congress on Tuesday with legislation to approve TransCanada Corp's pipeline from Canada to the United States and White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama would not sign it. The White House's Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday issued a statement formalizing the veto threat. ...


Correction: PLO Lawsuit story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:43
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about a case involving the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously on an appeals court's decision. The court's one-page order concludes its current involvement in the case, it did not say the court would quickly consider a jurisdictional issue.

Gay marriage bans in three southern states on trial at U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:41
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike down, or keep in place, same-sex marriage bans in three conservative southern states including Texas, the most populous state that does not allow gay couples to wed. The same judicial panel that will consider the Texas case will also hear appeals on same-sex marriage bans in Louisiana and Mississippi, setting up a possible decision that could redefine same-sex marriage in parts of the U.S. South, where each state has passed legislation banning the practice. ...

FBI seeks man after explosion near Colorado Springs NAACP

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:37

FBI seeks man after explosion near Colorado Springs NAACPAuthorities are looking for a man who may have information about a homemade explosive that someone set off near the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.


Daughter tried to wrest gun from shooter in murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:19
SELMA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say the teenage daughter of the suspect who shot and killed his longtime girlfriend and her cousin tried to wrestle the gun from her father, thinking she was about to become his next victim.

Wisconsin's Walker won't join Christie's Cowboys love

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:18

FILE - Green Packers all time leading receiver, Donald Driver, right, shares a laugh with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker during Drivers retirement ceremony in this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo taken at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be happy to see his potential 2016 presidential rival New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Lambeau Field on Sunday Jan. 11, 2015 when the Green Bay Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys. But don't look for Walker to join Christie in cheering for the Cowboys. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be happy to see his potential 2016 presidential rival New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Lambeau Field on Sunday when the Green Bay Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys.


UN secretary-general: France attack 'cold-blooded crime'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is condemning the deadly attack on a French satirical newspaper as "a horrendous, unjustifiable and cold-blooded crime."

Water main break damages West Philadelphia street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:59

Water main break damages West Philadelphia streetA water main break caused damage to a street in West Philadelphia Wednesday morning.


New York City due to end ban on cellphones in schools: reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:07

A man uses a smartphone in New York CityNEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is expected to announce on Wednesday the end of its ban on students bringing their cellphones into the city's public schools, newspapers reported. Under the new rules, principals in the largest school system in the United States will be allowed to devise their own cellphone policy, or use a default policy of allowing students to bring their phones to school as long as they remain out of sight, the reports said. ...


New York City due to end ban on cellphones in schools: reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:05
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is expected to announce on Wednesday the end of its ban on students bringing their cellphones into the city's public schools, newspapers reported. Under the new rules, principals in the largest school system in the United States will be allowed to devise their own cellphone policy, or use a default policy of allowing students to bring their phones to school as long as they remain out of sight, the reports said. ...

Sayreville football program to return after hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:01

Sayreville football program to return after hazing scandalThe New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations will return.


Route 130 South in Burlington, NJ reopens after violent crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 21:53

Police chase ends with crash on Route 130 in BurlingtonPolice say two people were injured in a violent, 2-vehicle crash that shut down part of a busy South Jersey highway for several hours.


Senator to urge tighter screening for all airport workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 21:47

Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday will call for tighter screening of all employees at U.S. airports after a Delta Air Lines Inc baggage handler was charged with helping smuggle 18 handguns onto a flight from Atlanta to New York City. Schumer, a New York Democrat, will ask the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to require that all airline and airport employees be physically screened every day before work, his office said in a statement. ...


Residents bundle up as bitter cold descends on the region

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:46

Residents bundle up as bitter cold descends on the regionWednesday was expected to be the coldest day so far this year, and could end up being the coldest day in a year.


11 dead in terror attack at French satirical newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:30

12 dead in terror attack at French satirical newspaperMasked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 11 people before escaping. French President Francois Hollande called the slayings a terrorist attack and said that several other terror attacks have been thwarted "in recent weeks."


Poland receives U.S. request for Polanski extradition: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:24

Polish-French film director Polanski takes part in the presentation of the musical "Le Bal des Vampires" (Dance of the Vampires) in ParisWARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has received a request to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States, where he is wanted over a 1977 child sex crime conviction, state news agency PAP quoted the prosecutor-general's office as saying on Wednesday. Polanski, who was born to Polish parents but lives in France, has been spending time in the southern Polish city of Krakow, where he is planning to shoot a film. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski and Wiktor Szary; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Adrian Krajewski)