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Ex-chief in Uzi death case indicted on unrelated charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:30
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police chief acquitted of charges connected to the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show has been indicted on unrelated firearms charges.

UN extends cross-border aid delivery to Syria for a year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas without Syrian government approval.

Stephen Collins admits sexual contact with young girls: People magazine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:29

Joan Collins, Stephen Collins and Locklear speak during Aaron Spelling tribute at 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los AngelesNEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Stephen Collins, who played the family pastor in the television series "7th Heaven," has admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with three underage girls decades ago, People magazine reported on Wednesday. "Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since," Collins, 67 said in a statement released to the magazine. ...


Girl, 16, killed while getting on school bus in Bensalem identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:29

Girl, 16, killed while getting on school bus in Bensalem identifiedA 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was getting on a school bus Wednesday morning in Bensalem, Pa.


Alan Gross to make statement in Washington 1:30 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:16
HAVANA (Reuters) - American foreign aid worker Alan Gross, released from a Cuban prison on Wednesday, will make a statement in Washington at 1:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), according to a statement from his lawyer's representatives. "Today, Alan Gross returned home to the United States after spending five years in a Cuban prison. He will give brief remarks at the law offices of Gilbert LLP at 1:30 p.m. EST. He will not take any questions," said the statement issued by a communications firm representing Scott Gilbert, Gross' lawyer. (Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Los Angeles prosecutor declines to charge Bill Cosby in alleged Playboy Mansion assault case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:15

Los Angeles prosecutor declines to charge Bill Cosby in alleged Playboy Mansion assault caseLos Angeles County prosecutors have declined to file any charges against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.


Fact sheet: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:09
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After 19 years, Alfa Romeo is back in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:09

This undated product image provided by Alfa Romeo shows the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C. After 19 years the Italian carmaker is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the 2015 4C two seater. (AP Photo/Alfa Romeo)After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater.


Obama seeks to end Cuba trade embargo: congressional source

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama plans to begin the process of lifting a long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba as part of a series of major policy moves toward the Caribbean island, a congressional source said on Wednesday. The source, who asked not to be identified, also said that the United States is trading three Cuban prisoners for one CIA prisoner who has been held in Cuba for the past 20 years. American citizen Alan Gross, who has been held in a Cuban jail, is now flying to the United States, escorted by three members of the U.S. ...

Replica of Henry Hudson ship heading to Europe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:06
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A full-scale replica of Henry Hudson's early 17th-century ship the Half Moon is heading to a new home port in the Netherlands.

Florida man flies 3,000th rescue animal to safety

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:05

In this Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Jeff Bennett arrives with his 3,000th rescue animal to safety in Tampa, Fla. Bennett flew to the Florida Panhandle and picked up a French bulldog named Reggie, along with several other animals, from shelters and foster homes in Alabama. Bennett has been flying animals from overcrowded shelters to foster homes and vacant shelters for six years. (AP Photo/ Tamara Lush)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Keys man recently flew his 3,000th rescue animal to a better life.


12-year-old boy in custody after school stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:03
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing a 12-year-old girl inside a New York school.

U.S. Senator Rubio says release of Gross 'sets a dangerous precedent'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said the release of U.S. aid worker Alan Gross from Cuba "sets a dangerous precedent" that "puts a price on Americans abroad." Speaking on Fox News, Rubio, a Cuban-American Republican and potential 2016 White House contender, said he did not believe the U.S. Congress would support lifting the embargo on Cuba. (Reporting by Gabriel Debenedetti; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:49

FILE - In this June 2, 2014 file photo, Cuban intelligence agent Fernando Gonzalez, known as one of the "Cuban Five," poses for a portrait in front of a poster showing the three Cuban intelligence agents imprisoned in the U.S, from left, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Antonio Guerrero after a press conference in Havana, Cuba. The three Cubans were released by the U.S. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in exchange for U.S. citizen Alan Gross from Cuba. They're part of the so-called Cuban Five - a group of men who were part of the "Wasp Network" sent by Cuba's then-President Fidel Castro to spy in South Florida. Two of the Cuban Five, including Gonzalez, were previously released after finishing their sentences. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:42

 US, Cuba seek to normalize relationsThe United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday.


1 in custody after report of gun inside Philly high school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:36

4 in custody after report of gun inside Philly high schoolPhiladelphia Police responded to a high school in the city's Summerdale section after reports of a person with a gun inside the building.


Texas man sentenced to death in revenge plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:34
ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — A former justice of the peace in North Texas was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a district attorney's wife in what prosecutors described as a revenge plot that left three people dead.

Former Cuban prisoner Gross to land in U.S. at noon: congressional aide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alan Gross, the ailing U.S. aid worker held in Cuba for five years, was to land in the United States at noon on Wednesday, a senior U.S. congressional aide said. U.S. Senator Richard Durbin said Gross was flying to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Chizu Nomiyama)

10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:28

10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback probeTen people connected to Pennsylvania's highway system have been charged in a $1.2 million overbilling and kickback scheme prosecutors say thrived on nepotism and cronyism.


Police: Teen driver hits, kills teen girl getting on bus in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:24

 Teen driver hits, kills teen girl getting on bus in BensalemA 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was getting on a school bus Wednesday morning in Bensalem, Pa.