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Police officer shot in Massachusetts, lockdown on Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:44
Police in Bourne, Massachusetts, asked residents of part of the Cape Cod town to remain in their homes on Thursday morning while they cleared a home of explosive devices after a man shot three people including a police officer overnight, police said. The incident began around 2:12 a.m. on Thursday when police were called to respond to a double-shooting at a home, the Bourne Police said in a statement. Massachusetts State Police said the devices were suspected to be hoax threats.

Gun found inside book donated to Maine Goodwill store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:41
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Workers at a Maine Goodwill store got quite a shock when they opened a donated book: They found a gun inside.

US jobless applications rise, but levels point to job growth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:37

In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, instructor Lavinda Young, left, helps Fabian Perez, center, and Lazaro Chaviano, right, with their resumes during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute, in Miami. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits for the week ending Jan. 24 on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applicants remained near historic lows in a positive sign for job growth.


1, 2, 3 octopuses: Divers conduct underwater census

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:20

In this still Oct. 5, 2014 image taken from video provided by Andrea Petersen, a giant pacific octopus swims at the bottom of the Puget Sound near Edmonds, Wash. Every year, the aquarium enlists the help of volunteer divers to search and count giant pacific octopus in the Puget Sound for an underwater census. (AP Photo/Andrea Petersen)PUGET SOUND, Wash. (AP) — To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers, enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium, take to Washington's inland waters to look for their eight-tentacle neighbors.


France officials search for ISIS woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:00

France officials search for ISIS womanFrance is trying to determine if a woman seen in a recently released ISIS video is Hayat Boumeddiene.


Man sues TSA, Philadelphia after being detained 23 hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:56

Man sues TSA, Philadelphia after being detained 23 hoursA Philadelphia man has filed a lawsuit against a TSA agent at Philadelphia International Airport and the City of Philadelphia because of what happened at an airport screening checkpoint just over two years ago.


Powerball jackpot now $360M; $2M winner in Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:38

Powerball jackpot now $360M; $2M winner in Pa.Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.


Mother, companion charged with leaving infant alone in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:28
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A mother and her companion have been arrested after Connecticut police say they left a 2-week-old infant alone in a cold car while they were in an adult novelty store in Southington.

Obama, Dalai Lama share greetings at prayer event

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:26

The Dalai Lama waves towards the head table, where U.S. President Barack Obama was seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama exchanged greetings at a religious event in Washington but did not meet directly. Both figures were at an annual prayer breakfast in Washington where Obama was scheduled to speak about the importance of religious freedom. Tibet's exiled spiritual leader also attended, seated at a table in the front row across from the president. Obama nodded and smiled at the Dalai Lama, waving after clasping his hands together in a bow-like gesture toward the Buddhist monk. ...


Random robbery leads to major drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:14

Random robbery leads to major drug bustPolice say two teens broke into a Las Vegas home and discovered much more than a flat screen TV.


911 dispatcher tells teenage girl to "stop whining"

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 20:39

911 dispatcher tells teenage girl to "stop whining"A 911 dispatcher in Maryland has been reassigned after telling a teenage girl to "stop whining" as she reported a hit-and-run accident in which her father was fatally injured.


Police: Ohio pair passed out in freezing car with toddler

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 20:37
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man and woman in northeast Ohio have been charged with child endangering after police say the pair passed out from drug use with a toddler in a freezing car.

911 dispatcher tells teen to "stop whining"

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 20:31

911 dispatcher tells teenage girl to "stop whining"A 911 dispatcher in Maryland has been reassigned after telling a teenage girl to "stop whining" as she reported a hit-and-run accident in which her father was fatally injured.


AP-GfK Poll: Support of gay marriage comes with caveats

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 20:26

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, supporters of Arkansas' law banning same sex marriage, top, hold a rally as a protestor waves a rainbow flag at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Americans are slightly more likely to favor than oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, but most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.


Hackers target health insurer Anthem, access customer details

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 19:39

Hackers target health insurer Anthem, access customer detailsHealth insurer Anthem said hackers infiltrated its computer network and accessed a swathe of personal information about current and former customers including their incomes and street addresses.


Minivan fire in Frankford may be arson, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 19:04

Minivan fire in Frankford may be arson, police sayA minivan went up in flames overnight in Philadelphia's Frankford section, and police believe someone may have torched it.


Flames force family from Chester Twp. home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:51

Flames force family from Chester Twp. homeFlames forced a family of four out of their home in Chester Township early Thursday.


Man sues TSA, Philadelphia after detained for 23 hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:49

Man sues TSA, Philadelphia after detained for 23 hoursA Philadelphia man has filed a lawsuit against a TSA agent at Philadelphia International Airport and the City of Philadelphia because of what happened at an airport screening checkpoint just over two years ago.


Minivan bursts into flames in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:10

Minivan fire in Frankford may be arson, police sayPolice are investigating a suspicious minivan fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Thursday morning.


Minivan goes up in flames in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:56

Minivan fire in Frankford may be arson, police sayPolice are investigating a suspicious minivan fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Thursday morning.