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Obama's speech draws unsparing reviews from Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:21

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen in the background. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-profile speech can be about "more than veto threats of strident partisanship."


Ex-pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions that caused injury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:18

Ex-pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions that caused injuryTwo former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of "selling violence" while ignoring concussions that they say left them with serious brain injuries.


Town to vote on demolishing Sandy Hook killer's Connecticut home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:04

The house where Adam Lanza lived with his mother Nancy Lanza is seen in Newtown, ConnecticutBy Richard Weizel NEWTOWN, Conn. (Reuters) - Civic officials will vote on Wednesday evening whether to demolish the Connecticut home of the 20-year-old man who killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, on Dec. 14, 2012, at the white colonial-style house shortly before driving to the school to continue his shooting spree, which ended with him killing himself. "The best thing we can do to honor the families is to demolish the house," Patricia Llodra, Newtown's most senior elected official, said in telephone interview ahead of Wednesday's public hearing. Llodra said the Newtown Board of Selectmen, the administrative body that she leads, had unanimously approved a recommendation to demolish the house.


Dead man found in bathroom of Greyhound bus in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00
A dead man was found in the bathroom of a Greyhound bus at a Dallas maintenance facility on Wednesday, the company said. Maintenance workers noticed the bathroom door was locked, wedged it open and discovered the body inside, according to spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson. Dallas Police were not immediately available for comment. The bus departed from Los Angeles and made stops in El Paso, Abilene and Fort Worth before arriving in Dallas, Gipson said.

2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:58

A tow truck prepares to remove a Maryland Transit Administration bus on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Baltimore from the scene of its collision with a smaller transit administration bus for disabled riders. Passengers on the larger bus were injured; the disability service bus carried only the driver. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)BALTIMORE (AP) — Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition.


US: 2 new 'Jane Doe' victims can't join sex offender lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:52
MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two women claiming to be victims of wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein cannot join in a lawsuit seeking to reopen Epstein's 2008 plea agreement.

Man who used dumbbell in jewelry store break-ins gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:51
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man dubbed a "one-man crime wave" by police has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for using a dumbbell in three smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores.

Russia hits back at Obama over State of Union speech

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:50

Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks during a news conference in MoscowBy Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hit back on Wednesday at U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, saying it showed the United States believes it is "number one" and seeks world domination. Obama said his country was upholding "the principle that bigger nations can't bully the small" by opposing what he called Russian aggression and supporting democracy in Ukraine, and that Russia was isolated. "The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference.


Volvo names new U.S. chief as sales decline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:19
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Volvo Cars on Wednesday named a new head of North America as the Swedish auto brand tries to reverse lagging sales in a growing U.S. market. Lex Kerssemakers, 55, was named senior vice president of the Americas as well as president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. He will report to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson. Kerssemakers is currently senior vice president for product strategy and vehicle line management.

Ex-chief in Uzi death case denies unrelated gun charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:17
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 pleaded not guilty to unrelated weapons charges.

Mom: Man asked to urinate on young son at McDonald's bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:59

 Man asked to urinate on young son at McDonald's bathroomMontgomery County detectives are investigating a bizarre enounter in a McDonald's bathroom that traumatized a nine-year-old boy


Florida day care worker caught on video allegedly abusing toddler

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:57

Florida day care worker caught on video allegedly abusing toddlerLinda Klemm, 48, is charged with child abuse. According to police, Klemm was working at Kids Stop and Play in Pasco County, Florida when she was captured on surveillance video kicking a sleeping 18-month-old.


High school coach charged with biting another coach in face

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:55

High school coach charged with biting another coach in faceA high school coach in suburban Atlanta is accused of biting another coach's face.


Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:31

In this image produced on Nov. 19, 2014, provided by the Lucy Foundation, cinematographer Sam Nicholson records quarterback Jack the dog in a scene in a fanciful Cats vs. Dogs football game scheduled to appear on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. It won't be part of the game broadcast but will be an alternative show dubbed the "Kitten Bowl" on the Hallmark Channel, three hours before the Super Bowl game on NBC. (AP Photo/Lucy Foundation, Betsy Martin)LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally affected him more than the commercial he made for Super Bowl Sunday.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:16

A Cuban and U.S. flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga where a U.S. Congressional delegation is staying in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Cuba's foreign minister told the group of U.S. senators and congressmen Monday that his country is open to greater diplomatic and trade ties but the congressional delegation did not meet President Raul Castro, the man who will make many of the key decisions about the new U.S.-Cuban relationship. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Love for Florida manatees should have limits, regulators say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 21:13

Snorkelers interact with a Florida Manatee inside of the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, FloridaBy Letitia Stein CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (Reuters) - On winter days, Florida manatees flock by the hundreds to the balmy waters of Three Sisters Springs, drawing crowds of snorkelers and kayakers to the U.S. sanctuary, where people may swim with the endangered species. "It's kind of a madhouse," said Kimberly Sykes, assistant manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, which includes Three Sisters Springs. "People are just bumping into manatees, because they can't see them." Manatees flock to warm water sites when temperatures in other places fall below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). While they want to preserve an experience that has created countless lovers of the species, they also want to protect the manatees, a beloved state symbol in Florida.


Authorities: Woman gives birth aboard Jordan-NYC flight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 21:11
NEW YORK (AP) — Airport officials say a 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a flight bound to New York from Jordan.

Teen charged with credit card theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 21:05

Teen charged with credit card theftA young woman from Berks County is accused of stealing credit card numbers from three Dunkin Dunuts customers.


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:13

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa rehearses her remarks for the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, a newly minted GOP senator is promising.


High school coach charged with biting another coach in face

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:00
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A high school coach in suburban Atlanta is accused of biting another coach's face.