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Brick Township officer jumps into frigid river to save suicidal woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:31

Brick Township officer jumps into frigid river to save suicidal womanAn Ocean County police officer says he was just doing his job, but his split second reaction saved the life of a woman in distress.


Maine judge tells media what they can report in assault case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:30
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge attempted to restrict reporting on what witnesses said during an attorney's criminal court appearance.

Customers pay it forward with pizza in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:29

Customers pay it forward with pizza in Center CityThere's something deliciously charitable happening right now in Center City Philadelphia and it's pretty simple.


Californians improve slightly on water-saving efforts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians did slightly better in November on conserving water during the drought, figures released Tuesday show.

AccuWeather: Light Snow Today, Bitter Cold Coming

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:25

 Light Snow Today, Bitter Cold ComingMeteorologist David Murphy says the coldest air of the season will be here Wednesday night into Thursday.


Pennsylvania to expand treatment for mentally ill inmates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:19
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prison inmates with serious mental illness who misbehave will be diverted to special treatment units instead of being put in isolated cells, according to a settlement released Tuesday.

Judge upholds sanctions for no-show in burger needle case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:18
HONOLULU (AP) — The presiding judge in a Hawaii lawsuit over needles found in a Burger King sandwich is upholding a decision ordering the retired soldier who filed the suit to pay nearly $8,500 for skipping a settlement conference.

NFL players' lawsuit vs. video-game maker allowed to advance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to a lawsuit by former NFL players against video-game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their avatars in the company's Madden NFL series.

Gov. Cuomo eulogizes father as a crusader, poet, friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:12

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, arrives with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, right, and one of his daughters to the wake of his father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's legacy as a liberal champion and powerful orator was remembered at his funeral Tuesday by one who knew him best — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his son.


Connecticut court to hear case of teen refusing chemotherapy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:12

In this Jan. 2, 2015 still image from video provided by WVIT-TV, Jackie Fortin speaks at her home in Windsor Locks, Conn., about her daughter's forced chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in an emergency appeal filed by lawyers for her daughter known in court documents only as Cassandra C. The court will consider the "mature minor doctrine" recognized by several other states. The doctrine generally allows court hearings for minors 16 and 17 years old to prove that they are mature enough to make medical decisions for themselves. (AP Photo/NBC Connecticut) MANDATORY CREDIT.HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl refused medical treatment for cancer and her mother agreed with her decision, state officials took custody of her and forced her to undergo what they called life-saving chemotherapy.


Fire truck slips on ice and slams into car, home in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:09

Fire truck slips on ice and slams into car, home in Wilmington, Del.Wilmington authorities say ice is to blame for sending a city fire truck into a home Tuesday morning.


Texas seismologists investigate quakes near old Cowboys stadium

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:06

NFL/By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Seismologists installed a new earthquake-monitoring device in the Dallas suburb of Irving this week after a series of minor temblors rocked an area near the site of the former Dallas Cowboys football stadium. Irving was hit by a magnitude 3.5 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the strongest in a series of nearly 20 minor quakes to hit around Irving since September. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. ...


The jury's makeup seen as critical in Boston Marathon case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:05

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, third from right, is depicted with his lawyers and 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, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 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. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — To try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers will probably look for jurors who are intellectually curious and eager to learn about other cultures and religions.


Judge will let jurors see Aaron Hernandez's trophy case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:04

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Hernandez is charged with murder in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. He also is charged with killing two men in Boston in 2012. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in both cases. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors will get to see Aaron Hernandez's trophy case when they visit his home during the former New England Patriots star's murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.


Some of the prominent officials at Mario Cuomo's funeral

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:04
A list of some of the notable mourners at former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo's funeral on Tuesday:

One dead after crash on snowy road in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:03

One dead after crash on snowy road in Cherry HillOne person is dead after a crash involving several vehicles on a snow-covered road in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Group seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:56

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, members of Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department following a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund has asked a Missouri judge on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against Wilson citing "grave legal concerns" about the process. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Rockslide on interstate injures two in rain-pelted Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:38
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A boulder toppled onto an interstate highway on Tuesday in the mountains east of Seattle, striking two semi-trailer trucks and a car and injuring two people as Washington state grappled with landslides and flooding, officials said. More than eight inches of rain in the previous 24 hours saturated soil and caused the boulder and other rocks to fall down a slope onto Interstate 90 east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit just before 5 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation said. ...

'Not so fast,' New Mexico says to would-be lottery winner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:37
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico man who thought he hit the jackpot with a scratch-off instant lottery ticket will not be getting the $500,000 he believed he had won, after officials determined that matches were due to a printing malfunction, a lottery official said on Tuesday. New Mexico Lottery spokeswoman Linda Hamlin said the ticket John Wines bought for $20 at a gas station in Roswell, New Mexico, in December was defective. Wines thought he won $500,000, but a scan of the image's barcode said the card, for the Ruby 7s game, was not a winner. ...

Minor earthquake hit Dallas area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:32
DALLAS (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 hit the Dallas area on Tuesday with no initial reports of injury or damage in the Texas city. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was near Irving, a suburb west of the city. A 3.5 magnitude earthquake is considered minor and usually causes no damage, according to the USGS. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)