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Gay veterans' group says to march in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:25

A member of an inclusive neighborhood association walks with the group's diversity float down Broadway during the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The leader of a Boston group of gay U.S. military veterans said on Tuesday his organization had reached a deal to march in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, which has long banned openly gay groups. But at least one high-ranking official on the Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, denied a deal had been reached to end the stalemate, which this year caused a major sponsor pullout and the city's first Irish-American mayor in 20 years to skip the event. ...


Texas Rangers investigate officer who killed suspect holding spoon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:54
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Rangers are investigating an incident in Texarkana in which a police officer responding to a reported burglary fatally shot a suspect who was holding a spoon, officials said on Tuesday. The incident comes as increased scrutiny has been placed on police following the deaths of unarmed suspects at the hands of police that have sparked protests nationwide. In Texarkana, the officer arrived at the scene of the reported burglary at about 2 a.m. Monday and found a suspect in the garage of a house, police in the East Texas city said. ...

Timeline of the Montgomery County killing spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:52

Timeline of the Montgomery County killing spreeAuthorities have laid out the following timeline of the killing spree in Montgomery County that left six people dead. Investigators say it appears to have taken the suspected shooter, Bradley Stone, an hour and a half to drive from one house to another to take down his wife and her family.


Philadelphia DA to make announcement on lawmaker sting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:51

Philadelphia DA to make announcement on lawmaker stingPhiladelphia's district attorney is preparing an announcement about his investigation into Pennsylvania state lawmakers in connection with an undercover state sting investigation involving cash and gifts.


AP: CEO asks Icahn to keep Taj Mahal open into 2015

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:47

 CEO asks Icahn to keep Taj Mahal open into 2015The CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts is asking billionaire Carl Icahn to keep the Taj Mahal open well into 2015.


News conference planned on search for Montgomery County killing suspect Bradley Stone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:37

 Police believe Bradley Stone may have killed himselfMontgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has announced an 11:30 a.m. news conference with an update on the search for Bradley Stone.


Family of executed Ohio inmate sues expert witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:36

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, Dennis McGuire holds a tissue while announcing a planned lawsuit against the state over the unusually slow execution of his father, also named Dennis McGuire, at a news conference in Dayton, Ohio. The family of McGuire, a condemned Ohio inmate put to death during a prolonged execution, has sued the state’s former expert witness on lethal injection. The lawsuit, expanded from an earlier filing, alleges that Dr. Mark Dershwitz knew that inmate McGuire would suffer during the January execution but helped create the state’s new lethal injection policy anyway. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's former expert witness on lethal injection should have known that a condemned inmate would suffer because of a two-drug combo that had never been used before, the inmate's family said in a lawsuit.


Suspect in Montgomery County killing spree, Bradley Stone, still loose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:27

News conference planned on search for Montgomery County killing suspect Bradley StoneThe hunt for Bradley Stone continued across two Pennsylvania counties Tuesday.


Wife who used child porn to frame spouse gets jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:16
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman convicted of downloading child pornography to frame her estranged husband must spend six months to two years in county jail.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:08

A Pakistani woman walks past a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Timeline of the Montco killing spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:02

Timeline of the Montgomery County killing spreeAction News reporter Kenneth Moton has a timeline of the killing spree in Montgomery County that left six people dead.


Friend of accused Boston bomber may plead guilty in gun, drug case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:38

Handout photo of suspects in Boston Marathon shootingBOSTON (Reuters) - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with possessing a gun that prosecutors believe may have been used by the suspects in the 2013 attack may change his plea in the case to guilty, according to a court filing. Stephen Silva was charged in July with having possessed a Ruger P95 9mm pistol with its serial number filed off, as well as with conspiracy to distribute heroin. He pleaded not guilty in an August hearing but may be planning to file a new agreement this week, according to papers filed with the U.S. District Court in Boston late Monday. ...


Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:28

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.


Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.

Seattle-Paris flight diverts to Montana over odor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:26
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An official at a Montana airport says a Delta Air Lines flight heading from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard was diverted to Billings after an "electrical odor" was detected on board.

Navajos buy back sacred masks at Paris auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:00

Native American, from the Kichwa Guarani tribe, named Jackson, holds a banner reading "We are not for sale" outside of the Drouot's auction house in protest at the auction of Native American Navajo tribe masks in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials have spent several hundred thousand euros to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from. (AP Photo/Francois Mori )PARIS (AP) — When diplomacy and a plea to return sacred ceremonial masks to an American Indian tribe in the United States failed, officials from the Navajo Nation traveled to the Paris auction house selling the items and started bidding for them.


Manhunt for killing spree suspect Bradley Stone forces closures, lockdown in 2 school districts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:05

News conference planned on search for Montgomery County killing suspect Bradley StoneThe hunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and 5 of her family members continued across two Pennsylvania counties Tuesday morning, prompting the closure of schools in one district, and a modified lockdown at schools in another.


Death toll in Pakistani school attack rises to 126

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:08

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 84 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.A Pakistani official says the death toll in a Taliban attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 126.


Crews battle fire station blaze in Gloucester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:08

Crews battle fire station blaze in Gloucester Co.Crews battled a blaze at their own fire station in Monroeville, New Jersey Monday night.


Taliban attack Pakistani school, kill at least 84

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:52

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 84 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.