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SUV, fire truck crash in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:40

SUV, fire truck crash in West Oak LaneAn SUV and a fire truck crashed on Monday morning in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


SpaceX launch of observatory, landing test off until Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:25

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands on launch complex 40 moments after an evening launch attempt was scrubbed at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. SpaceX will try again to launch the rocket on Monday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying.


Patz trial the latest where mental illness clouds confession

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:10

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 16, 2006 file photo, Douglas Warney receives a hug from his father, David C. Warney, right, outside the State Supreme Court in Rochester, N.Y., free after spending 10 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Although Douglas Warney, who had a history of mental illness, confessed, recent DNA evidence helped prove that he did not kill civil rights activist William Beason in 1996. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Will Yurman)NEW YORK (AP) — In an interrogation that stretched 12 hours, the man confessed to the murder and supplied chilling details of the crime. Stepping before jurors in an upstate New York courtroom, prosecutors pointed to those admissions as damning proof of guilt, dismissing the defendant's history of mental illness.


Lawmakers seek to wrap up costly tribal relocation program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:03

This Saturday, Jan. 25, 2015 photo provided by Ron Lee, Office of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick shows tribal and federal officials visit Nahata' Dziil, Arizona. Members of Congress are trying to figure out to close out the Office of Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation, tasked with providing homes to Navajos and Hopis who were ordered removed from each other's land.(AP Photo/Office of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Ron Lee)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The rolling hills of northeastern Arizona where cornfields lined a watering hole and sheep grazed in the distance were home to Susie Robinson and her extended family. When she moved farther east into a new four-bedroom home, it wasn't by choice but the result of a bitter land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi tribes that dates back centuries.


'American Sniper' Texas murder trial nears as jurors' screening completed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:03

A view of entrance of Rough Creek Lodge where Eddie Routh is accused of killing former Navy Seal Kyle and friend Littlefield near Glen Rose, TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Final jury selection began on Monday in a Texas court for the trial of the U.S. veteran accused of fatally shooting former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper." The screening of about 800 potential jurors began last week in a court in rural Erath County for the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, 27, charged with murdering Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield in 2013 at a shooting range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth. "American Sniper," directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, has grossed more than $282 million since opening in mid-January and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.


Police: Man argued with ex about taxes, child support before killing her, 3 others in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:53
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police: Man argued with ex about taxes, child support before killing her, 3 others in Georgia.

72-year-old Newark woman in critical condition after fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:31

72-year-old Newark woman in critical condition after fireA 72-year-old Newark woman is in critical condition following a fire in her home.


Dog saved from kill-shelter twice reunited with family

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:24

Dog saved from kill-shelter twice reunited with familyAfter a series of harrowing events, including his owner being deployed overseas, a dog ended up on death row at a kill shelter twice - but he was rescued and reunited with his family in the nick of time.


Boys rule at Hasbro as superheroes, Transformers lift 4Q

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:21

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, a Nerf Cam ECS-12 blaster, from Hasbro, that has a built-in camera with a 1.77-inch color screen, is demonstrated at the TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Hasbro on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 said that sales of toys geared toward boys increased 21 percent, with a strong showing from Transformers, Nerf and Marvel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The appetite for superheroes and robots in disguise led to a healthy fourth-quarter at Hasbro even as a shift toward electronics has challenged the traditional toy industry.


Dean Smith dies at age of 83

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:17
Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83.

Boko Haram attack 3 Cameroonian towns, 30 abducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:16

Boko Haram attack 3 Cameroonian towns, 30 abductedSuspected Boko Haram fighters launched attacks on three communities in northern Cameroon, abducting more than 30 people including those aboard a packed bus, residents said Monday.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:02

Passengers wait at the commuter rail train station Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Framingham, Mass. New England and portions of New York state awoke Monday to a fresh blanket of snow as a storm threatening to bring up to 1 to 2 feet to some areas churned across the Northeast, making for a slippery, tedious commute to start the workweek. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Michigan governor released from hospital after 4 days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00

FILE- In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who has an injured ankle, arrives on his scooter before he addresses the state's Civil Rights Commission in Lansing, Mich. The governor has been hospitalized with a blood clot in his right leg, about a month after tearing his Achilles tendon while jogging. Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel says the 56-year-old governor was admitted to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital near Ann Arbor late Thursday, Feb. 5. The governor had noticed swelling in his leg, and doctors determined it was a blood clot. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young, FILE) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was released from a hospital Monday, four days after being admitted for a blood clot in his right leg related to an Achilles tendon injury he suffered last month, his spokeswoman said.


Cops: Facebook posts about inheriting jewelry led to robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hashtag: Easy target.

US Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages from starting in Alabama, denies state's request

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:09
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — US Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages from starting in Alabama, denies state's request.

At a glance: 4 steps that help guard against identity theft

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:03
The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here's a sample of what experts advise: 1 — Protect your Social Security Number: ...

Icy roads blamed for crash in Maple Shade

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:02

Icy roads blamed for crash in Maple ShadeIcy roads are being blamed for a crash in Maple Shade, New Jersey.


Funeral services to be held this week for Toledo mayor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:00

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins raises a glass of tap water before drinking it during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio. Collins, who became an advocate for expanded attention to drinking water quality after Toledo’s water supply was contaminated by toxins, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, five days after suffering cardiac arrest while driving during a snowstorm. He was 70. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Memorial and funeral services will be held this week for the mayor of Toledo, Ohio.


Woman in 'stand your ground' case to return to school, work

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 21:37
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons says she's relieved to be out of prison, but she's not ready to be a public figure.

Millersville University student found dead ID'd; boyfriend charged with assault

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 19:49

Millersville University student found dead ID'd; boyfriend charged with assaultThe boyfriend of a student found dead in a central Pennsylvania university dormitory room has been charged with aggravated assault.