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Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 01:05

Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge caseTwo former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013.


AccuWeather: Very Warm Again Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 01:04

 Very Warm Again TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon.


School bus driver accused of ignoring gun pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:59
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky bus driver accused of not alerting school officials that two boys had guns in their backpacks has entered a not guilty plea.

GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:54

 Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bidsFormer technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday.


U.S. probes possible international terrorism link with Texas shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating possible links between gunmen shot dead by police at an anti-Muslim event near Dallas and international terrorist groups, a U.S. government source said on Monday. The source said the FBI and other U.S. agencies believed the incident on Sunday could have been instigated or directed by foreign-based militants such as Islamic State, which operates mainly in Syria and parts of Iraq. (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by David Storey and Susan Heavey)

Supreme Court to review U.S. electricity market efficiency rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:48

Obama speaks about charges against Baltimore police during a meeting in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review the legality of an Obama administration regulation aimed at encouraging efficiency in the electricity market by having electrical grid operators pay users to reduce consumption at peak times. The court said it will hear an appeal filed by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to reverse a May 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that threw out the rule. The regulation, aimed at improving grid reliability and encouraging clean energy, remains in effect as the litigation continues. FERC chairman Norman Bay said in a statement that the program is "important to the nation's competitive wholesale electricity markets and reliable electric service." The regulation concerns what FERC calls "demand-response," which is when, in an attempt to manage demand for electricity, regional electrical grid operators agree to pay electricity users to cut consumption at peak times.


GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:43

 Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bidsFormer technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday.


5 separate wildfires burning in Pemberton Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:42

Wildfires burning in Pemberton Twp., N.J. are suspicious, officials sayFirefighters are battling several wildfires that have now burned more than 65 acres in Pemberton Township, New Jersey. Authorities believe they were intentionally set.


Suspect sought for theft of tip jar from pizza shop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:41

Suspect sought for theft of tip jar from pizza shopPolice are looking for the man who stole a tip jar from a pizza shop in Reading, Pa.


NYC harassment case against marathon bombers' sister dropped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Accusations that the Boston Marathon bombers' sister threatened to bomb a perceived romantic rival can't be proved, prosecutors said Monday as they dropped a harassment case against her.

College student caught on surveillance camera poisoning roommates' food

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:35

College student caught on surveillance camera poisoning roommates' foodOne University of South Carolina student was caught on video allegedly spitting and spraying windex on her roommates' food.


Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:30

Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in TexasFederal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday.


U.S. top court rules against homeowner over bankruptcy appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:27
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Massachusetts man battling his mortgage lender over a bankruptcy plan in a case in which the Obama administration and even Bank of America Corp had backed the homeowner. On a 9-0 vote, the court said Louis Bullard, who owes community bank Blue Hills Bancorp Inc $387,000 for the mortgage on a property in the town of Randolph, cannot appeal a bankruptcy judge's rejection of his proposed bankruptcy plan. Blue Hills, formerly known as Hyde Park Savings Bank, had no support from the business community. Both the U.S. government and Bank of America Corp, one of the nation’s largest lenders, backed Bullard in the case, which was argued before the high court on April 1.

U.S. appeals court skeptical on Arizona sheriff's immigration lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:17
By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday appeared to cast doubt on an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit that contends President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued President Obama in November, the same day Obama announced unilateral steps to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. Two of the three judges weighing the case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit signaled some agreement with a D.C. federal judge who ruled in late December that Arpaio lacked standing to sue, a provision in U.S. law that means he has to prove he has been directly harmed. "I wasn't entirely clear ... there is no suspension of deportation with respect to those people," Judge Nina Pillard, an Obama appointee, said to Arpaio's lawyer Larry Klayman.

Report: 101-year-old man rescued one week after Nepal earthquake

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

 101-year-old man rescued one week after Nepal earthquakeSaturday's rescue of the 101-year-old man came as a shock to rescue crews who were not expecting to find anyone else alive.


New York jury resumes deliberating case of boy missing since 1979

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:34

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury deliberations resumed for a 14th day on Monday in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, a New York boy whose disappearance brought national attention to the issue of missing and abducted children. The jury has been struggling since April 15 to decide on kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez, 54, in the death of 6-year-old Patz, who vanished on May 25, 1979 as he walked alone for the first time to a school bus stop. Last Wednesday, the jury told Justice Maxwell Wiley at state Supreme Court in Manhattan that it was deadlocked but he sent them back to keep trying. Patz's disappearance from his Soho neighborhood in Manhattan changed the way the United States responds to reports of missing children, and his picture was among the first to appear on milk cartons in a national campaign to locate them.


Police planned security for months before Texas shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:31
(Reuters) - Police planned security for months before a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, where two men who fired at a police car were shot dead by police, police said on Monday. The two men carrying assault rifles began shooting at a police car at the event in Garland, Texas, on Sunday. They were shot dead by an off-duty traffic officer with a pistol, Garland Police spokesman Joe Harn said at a news conference.

Police: 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:27
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police: 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'