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Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:53

A worker shows a visitor the e-bike from Ford at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The bikes can be connected to a Bluetooth heart-rate monitor to optimize any workout, also programmed to let you cool down during the final stretch of your exercise session. "We are in an experimental phase" said Eric Klampfl, Global Future Mobility Manager for Ford Research and Innovation Center. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.


New allegations for Chester Co. priest accused of sharing child porn on Instagram

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:52

New allegations for Chester Co. priest accused of sharing child porn on InstagramA priest from Chester County is behind bars, charged with posing as a young girl on Instagram to send and receive child pornography.


U.S. Supreme Court divided over Obamacare subsidies challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it weighed tax subsidies key to the implementation of the Obamacare health law. Potential swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy raised concerns to lawyers on both sides about the possible negative impact on states if the government loses the case, suggesting he could back the Obama administration. But he did not commit to supporting either side. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

UN extends expert panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:35
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is extending the work of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea.

3 charged in Willow Grove Park Mall robbery linked to multi-state spree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:29

3 charged in Willow Grove Park Mall robbery linked to multi-state spreeAuthorities have linked the men charged in a Montgomery County smash and grab, with a multi-state robbery spree.


McDonald's to use chicken without human antibiotics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:23

McDonald's to use chicken without human antibioticsMcDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.


U.S. high court's Kennedy criticizes challenge to Obamacare subsidies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Anthony Kennedy, a possible swing vote on a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court, told a lawyer challenging Obamacare subsidies on Wednesday that his argument raised a serious constitutional problem, but said the lawyer might win anyway on other grounds. Justice Anthony Kennedy questioned lawyer Michael Carvin part way into the scheduled one-hour oral argument about how a ruling might unlawfully pressure states in a case that tests President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. (Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Will Dunham)

Timeline: Milestones in Obamacare U.S. Supreme Court challenge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:27
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Florida and other states begin suing on the day it is signed into law, challenging the constitutionality of the "individual mandate" that requires Americans to obtain health insurance. - May, 2, 2013: With the financial backing of the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a group of individuals and businesses sue the government in federal court in the District of Columbia, claiming the law's text allows tax-credit subsidies only for insurance purchased on exchanges established by states.

Factbox: Contrasting legal styles in Supreme Court Obamacare drama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:27
(Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the new challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Wednesday, the justices will hear from two experienced attorneys with dueling views and contrasting styles. DONALD VERRILLI U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, 57, will defend the law for the Obama administration. When Verrilli argued on behalf of the law the first time, in 2012, news and political commentators lambasted him. “This was a train wreck for the Obama administration,” CNN legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin said at the time, contending Verrilli’s style was shaky and his responses ineffective.

Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:27

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustrationBy Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage. The Court's ruling, expected by late June, will determine whether millions of Americans will keep receiving federal subsidies to help them pay for private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law. The White House, which said it is confident the justices will rule in favor of the subsidies that are a key element of Obamacare, said it has no immediate fix if the decision goes the other way. Worried about newly-insured patients such as those who have just begun treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses, they are dusting off playbooks they retired when Obamacare slashed the number of uninsured people.


Police: Officer shot and killed in 'ambush' outside Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:55
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot and killed in an ambush outside Atlanta.

Factbox: Obamacare case focuses on tax subsidies, insurance exchanges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:04
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, focusing on the issue of tax subsidies available through insurance exchanges set up under the statute. Here is a look at the exchanges and subsidies. HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, requires people who do not get health insurance through their employer, or the government programs Medicare and Medicaid to buy their own insurance. To make that easier, it created health insurance exchanges, which are centralized online marketplaces that allow consumers to shop among competing insurance plans.

School: Boy brings moonshine to class; teacher in trouble

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:56
DE GRAFF, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew he was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy brought it to class.

ESPN: Eagles to trade LeSean McCoy to Buffalo Bills for Kiko Alonso

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:52

 Eagles to trade LeSean McCoy to Buffalo Bills for Kiko AlonsoThe Philadelphia Eagles will trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Mother, son rescued after violent crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:29

Mother, son rescued after violent crashSecurity cameras captured a violent crash involving a mother and her toddler in Houston.


ACCUWEATHER MAPS: Thursday snow update

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:21

 Thursday snow updateAccuWeather has updated information on the potential for heavy snow on Thursday, following a day of rain on Wednesday.


SUV catches fire and explodes in Mass.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:11

SUV catches fire and explodes in Mass.An SUV that hit a snow bank in Massachusetts caught fire and exploded.


Police: 2 officers shot by man who called 911 seeking help

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:50
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old man who called 911 asking for help shot at police officers as they arrived at his central Florida home.

Blaze damages house in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:18

Blaze damages house in MontcoA fast-moving fire damaged a house in Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Annie McCormick reports on ice, rain and snow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:15

Annie McCormick reports on ice, rain and snowAction News reporter Annie McCormick reports from Northeast Philadelphia on the ice, rain and snow.