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AccuWeather: Colder Today, Snow Tomorrow

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

 Colder Today, Snow TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says Tuesday's snow will be light, but a small accumulation is likely.


Joey Merlino headed back to prison

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

Joey Merlino headed back to prisonFormer Philadelphia Mob Boss Joey Merlino is heading back to prison.


Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family not injured in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:32

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family not injured in house fireThe home of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera sustained "significant" damage from an early morning blaze spewing heavy smoke and fire two days after his team's playoff victory. No one was injured.


Graphic video of trooper ambush shown at Frein hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:30

Graphic video of trooper ambush shown at Frein hearingA preliminary hearing is underway for Eric Frein, who is accused of killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another back in September.


New Orleans Saints football player arrested over domestic disturbance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:28

New Orleans Saints Junior Galette reaches for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New OrleansNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Saints football player Junior Galette was arrested on Monday after a domestic disturbance at his home in a New Orleans suburb, a police spokesman said. Details about the nature of the incident that landed the linebacker in police custody in Kenner, Louisiana, were not immediately available, said police spokesman Lieutenant Brian McGregor. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said in an email that the team was aware of the arrest and "still collecting information." Galette signed a four-year, $41.5-million contract extension with the Saints in September. ...


Murder case against boy, 10, moved to juvenile court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:24
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — The case against a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of fatally beating a 90-year-old woman has been moved to juvenile court.

Weather service to boost its computer power for forecasting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.

Suspects questioned after limo driver killed in front of fiancee in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:19

Suspects questioned after limo driver killed in front of fiancee in West PhiladelphiaAction News has learned that homicide detectives are questioning two suspects following the murder of a limousine driver over the weekend in West Philadelphia.


Wrongly convicted NY man dies 4 months after getting $7.5M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:19
PENNELLVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man who received $7.5 million for being wrongfully imprisoned for nine years has died of lung cancer.

Brother of malnourished NE Ohio toddler dies in foster care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:19
CLEVELAND (AP) — The 10-year-old brother of a toddler whose death was attributed to malnourishment has died while in a Cleveland foster home.

Can new GOP Illinois governor deliver on the hype?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:13

 Can he deliver on the hype? (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner became a Republican rock star when he unseated a Democratic governor in left-leaning Illinois, pledging to run Barack Obama's home state in the mold of GOP darlings Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels. But as he takes office this month, many are wondering: Can he deliver on the hype?


Grand juror in Missouri police shooting case sues prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:02
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old sued the prosecutor in the case on Monday, criticizing the way evidence was presented to grand jurors and seeking court permission to speak publicly about the way the case was handled. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in St. Louis against St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch by the grand juror, whose name was withheld and was referred to as "Grand Juror Doe." The lawsuit relates to the Aug. ...

Infant found dead in California dumpster after parents shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:24
(Reuters) - A 3-week-old girl was found dead in a dumpster 120 miles from the Southern California home where she was abducted after her parents and uncle were shot over the weekend, police said. Authorities found the body of Eliza Delacruz on Sunday behind a strip mall in the city of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, about 120 miles south of the Long Beach house where she was last seen, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement. ...

Connecticut brewery apologizes for using Gandhi on beer can

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:07

Connecticut brewery apologizes for using Gandhi on beer canA Connecticut brewery is apologizing to Indians offended that the company is using Mohandas Gandhi's name and likeness on one of its beers. New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge apologized over the weekend ...


Accused cop killer Eric Frein heads to court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:35

Accused cop killer Eric Frein heads to courtA man who eluded police for 48 days after allegedly shooting to death a state trooper and wounding another is in court for a preliminary hearing which could decide whether his case goes to county court for trial.


'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star begins prison sentence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:22

Teresa Giudice, 41, arrives at the Federal Court in Newark, New JerseyBy Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - Teresa Giudice of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality television series surrendered on Monday to begin a 15-month prison sentence for fraud and hiding income to support a lavish lifestyle, according to her lawyer's office and a prison spokesman. Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe Giudice of Towaco, New Jersey, entered plea deals in U.S. District Court in March, admitting to bankruptcy fraud and lying to obtain loans. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and he received a 41-month sentence. ...


Ben Carson sets May deadline to decide on presidential run: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:22

Ben Carson attends the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon HillWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has said he will decide by May 1 whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to a media report. In an interview with NewsMaxTV last week, Carson said he is still studying various political issues as he weighs a potential run for the White House. "You have to know a lot of stuff," he told NewsMaxTV on Friday. ...


Thousands of police turn their backs on NYC mayor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:13

A lone police officer stands front as other colleagues turn their backs while Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Liu and his partner, officer Rafael Ramos, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the second funeral for an officer gunned down in his squad car, repeating a stinging display of scorn for a mayor who many officers say is anti-police.


Boy nearly drowns in Royal Caribbean cruise ship wave pool

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:08
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy nearly drowned in a wave pool on a cruise ship, and authorities have ruled the incident an accident.

Liability concerns prompt some cities to limit sledding

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:05

In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo Zoe Reisen,10, of Dubuque, Iowa, sleds down a hill at Allison-Henderson Park on in Dubuque, Iowa. Faced with the potential bills from people who are injured sledding, Dubuque is one of the cities across the country the is opting to close hills rather than face the risk of large liability claims. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree.