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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.


Australian wins race up Empire State Building in 12 minutes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:35

FILE - The Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline are seen from the Rainbow Room, New York City’s landmark restaurant atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo. Hundreds of people will take to the stairs at the Empire State Building on Wednesday night Feb. 4, 2015, climbing from the lobby to the 86th floor observatory. They'll be going up the 1,576 steps as part of the 38th annual Empire State Building Run-Up. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An Australian woman won the annual race up the Empire State Building's stairs for the sixth time, a record for the women's event.


Lottery: No jackpot winner in $317M Powerball drawing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:29
Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.

Why you should, and shouldn't, worry about measles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:14

This Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 file photo shows boxes of the measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine (MMR) and measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine inside a freezer at a doctor's office in Northridge, Calif. Vaccinations can cause minor side effects including redness at the injection site and sometimes mild fever, but medical experts say serious complications are rare and much less dangerous than the diseases that vaccines prevent. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK (AP) — Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:02
"After millions of Muslims were cursing every pilot (in the coalition), with this act, they (IS) have made the burned one into a symbol." — Abdullah al-Muhaysni, a Saudi sheik with close links to jihadi groups, wrote on his Twitter account about the reaction in the Middle East to the Jordanian pilot burned alive by Islamic State extremists.

Two students shot, wounded at Maryland high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:31
(Reuters) - Two students were shot and suffered non-life-threatening wounds outside a gym during a basketball game at a Maryland high school on Wednesday, local police and the school district said. The shooting took place around 8 p.m. local time at Frederick High School during the junior varsity contest against the visiting Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick County Public Schools said in a statement. All other students and staff were safe and the two wounded students were receiving care, the district said in a tweet. Frederick High School will be closed for students on Thursday, the district said.

2 students hurt in shooting outside of Maryland high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:14
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Two students were shot outside a public high school in Maryland on Wednesday night while a basketball game was being played inside, sending game watchers running for cover as frantic parents rushed to the scene to make sure their children were OK.

Cities across US are home to zombie-themed escape shows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:04

In a photo from Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in Detroit, a chained zombie reaches for participants as they play “Trapped in a Room With a Zombie.” Up to a dozen people are locked in a room for an hour alongside a zombie that’s chained to a wall. Every five minutes, a buzzer sounds, and the zombie is given another foot of chain, allowing the undead creature to scamper even closer to its next meal. If participants don’t solve a series of puzzles within the 60 minutes, the zombie “eats” everyone in the group. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — An interactive theater show offered in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. encourages participants to channel their inner Sherlock Holmes in an end-of-the-world team game-building exercise.


SUV driver's behavior under scrutiny in deadly train crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:32

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrives to the site of a collision between a train and vehicle in Valhalla, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks and the front of the train and the vehicle burst into flames, authorities said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates?


Australian wins race up Empire State Building in 12 minutes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:44

FILE - The Empire State Building and the Manhattan skyline are seen from the Rainbow Room, New York City’s landmark restaurant atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo. Hundreds of people will take to the stairs at the Empire State Building on Wednesday night Feb. 4, 2015, climbing from the lobby to the 86th floor observatory. They'll be going up the 1,576 steps as part of the 38th annual Empire State Building Run-Up. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An Australian woman won the annual race up the Empire State Building's stairs for the sixth time, a record for the women's event.