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Ex-headmaster guilty in child porn case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 06:08
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography.

Little town of Bethlehem, Pa. celebrates Christmas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 06:07

Little town of Bethlehem, Pa. celebrates ChristmasIt's called the Christmas City. There are many reasons why.


U.S. House panel seeks update on plans to upgrade White House fence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 06:03

File photo of a sign posted on a fence outside the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top two members of a U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Monday they had written to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson asking for a briefing on his agency's plans to enhance the fence around the White House. Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings, the ranking members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said in a statement that the request followed a recommendation last week by a review panel charged with looking into problems with the U.S. Secret Service. ...


Police: Woman found in fridge died months earlier

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:59
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators believe a woman was killed more than two months before her body was found stuffed in a disabled refrigerator in a vacant Houston apartment.

New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:58

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at news conference at Woodhull Hospital about the two New York Police officers that were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the city's police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funerals of two officers shot dead in an ambush. De Blasio, a Democrat who has come under intense criticism from some police unions for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, asked the city to stand by families of the officers who were killed Saturday in Brooklyn. ...


Driver charged after car lands in river, boy dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:52
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of driving a car into an Ohio river in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy was charged Monday with aggravated vehicular homicide and other counts.

Child, 3, hit by bullet fired into Grays Ferry home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:51

Child, 3, hit by bullet fired into Grays Ferry homeA 3-year-old child and a man in his 40s were shot late Monday morning in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Trooper wounded in deadly ambush home for holidays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:48
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly September ambush outside his barracks is home for a holiday visit.

Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:43

In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix. A gadfly attorney and a county sheriff from Arizona want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program in the first courtroom battle over the initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to persuade a judge nominated by Barack Obama that the immigration system, contrary to what the president says, isn’t really broken. Klayman says the president has violated the Constitution by doing an end run around Congress and that drastic changes in immigration programs should be stopped. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.


Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:41

This image provided by the Baltimore County Police Dept. shows a wanted poster of Ismaaiyl Brinsley. The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Baltimore County Police Dept.)A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.


As dust clears, what's next for Sony?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:40

FILE - This Dec. 19, 2014 file photo shows an exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif. As the dust clears in the Sony hacking attack that has been delivering more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, Sony and others involved are trying to move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)ATLANTA (AP) — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?


New York mayor will attend funeral of slain police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:36
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will attend the funeral on Saturday for one of the two police officers killed over the weekend while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. "I've been to funerals for police officers, fire officers, sanitation officers," he told reporters at a news conference on Monday. "We'll do the same thing and show respect for them and their family." The city's largest police union began encouraging officers earlier this month to sign a letter saying the mayor was not welcome at their funeral should they be killed in the line of duty. ...

U.S. support grows for Obama's push to boost ties with Cuba

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:18

U.S. President Obama announces a shift in U.S.-Cuba policy while delivering an address to the nation from the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - American support for lifting the trade embargo on Cuba appears to be growing after President Barack Obama said he plans to restore diplomatic ties with Havana, new Reuters/Ipsos polling shows. Forty-one percent of Americans said the United States should lift the embargo, which began more than 50 years, according to a poll conducted between Dec. 18-22, right after Obama announced he would do what he could to ease restrictions on travel and trade with the Communist-run island. That's up from 37 percent in surveys taken between July and October. ...


Court upholds ruling for California delta salmon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a 2009 federal decision that called for reducing the amount of water pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in order to protect salmon and other species.

Funeral for one of two slain NYC police officers set for Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 05:12
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The funeral of one of the two police officers killed over the weekend in New York City while they sat in their patrol car will be held on Saturday, the city's police commissioner said. The funeral of Rafael Ramos will be held at a church in Glendale, New York, Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Monday. The funeral of Wenjian Liu, his partner, has yet to be announced while officials, including in the federal government, assist in helping Liu's relatives in China travel to the United States, Bratton said. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Eric Beech)

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 04:48

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shootingA white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.


Ohio St. band alumni praise findings of 2nd report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 04:45
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The alumni club of Ohio State University's marching band said Monday that an independent review of band culture is less inflammatory than the university's internal investigation and should be used to revisit the firing of band director Jonathan Waters.

U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 04:42

A sign of support of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is seen in Hailey, IdahoBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl over his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, after the Army said on Monday it forwarded the findings of its investigation to him. General Mark Milley, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, would determine "appropriate action - which ranges from no further action to convening a court martial," the Army said in a brief statement. Bergdahl was released in May in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after five years in captivity. ...


LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 04:28

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Jim Albaugh talks about his living arrangements in the New York apartment he shares with two roommates. Albaugh could be thought of as just one of the working poor, untold millions in the baby boomer generation who are not prepared for retirement. But he represents something more as one of thousands of gay and lesbian baby boomers confronting a retirement of greater financial hardship than his straight peers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.


LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 04:26

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Jim Albaugh talks about his living arrangements in the New York apartment he shares with two roommates. Albaugh could be thought of as just one of the working poor, untold millions in the baby boomer generation who are not prepared for retirement. But he represents something more as one of thousands of gay and lesbian baby boomers confronting a retirement of greater financial hardship than his straight peers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.