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Judge, not armchair 'Serial' detectives, to decide retrial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:06
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend.

Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:03
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Eloy police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:54
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix.

Woman claims that coach, Ohio school ignored rape allegation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:52
CLEVELAND (AP) — A student and former softball player at Kent State University said in a federal lawsuit Tuesday that her coach tried to cover up allegations the player was raped and that university officials failed to follow school policy and federal law after the woman reported being attacked.

Results from 2016 New Hampshire Primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:52

Results from 2016 New Hampshire PrimaryResults from 2016 New Hampshire Primary


New England digs out from latest storm; snow in Mid-Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:49

Brian Libby of Eastham, Mass., walks back from looking at Nauset Light Beach where the steps were washed away during the storm Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.


FAA shrinks Washington's no-drone zone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drones and model aircraft can return to the skies in the outer ring of special airspace around the nation's capital.

Mother of unarmed man fatally shot in back is suing police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:38

This undated photo provided by V. James DeSimone Law shows Brendon Glenn in front of the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. The mother of Glenn who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer last year sued the city and the police chief Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The lawsuits alleging wrongful death and excessive force in the killing of Glenn, were filed in local and federal courts by attorneys for Sheryn Camprone of New York. (V. DeSimone Law via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of an unarmed man fatally shot in the back by a Los Angeles police officer last year sued the city and its police chief Tuesday, saying the death is emblematic of a culture of excessive force.


US Airman stationed in Delaware goes missing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:38

US Airman stationed in Delaware goes missingThere is growing concern for a U.S. Airman stationed in our area who has seemingly disappeared.


Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:37

President Obama meets Italian President Mattarella in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. A U.S. appeals court in Washington had turned away a similar request on Jan. 21. The states, led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas, and several major business groups in October launched the legal challenges seeking to block the Obama administration's plan.


US may limit items collected at Vietnam Vets memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is considering limiting the items it collects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

A look at Obama's final budget proposal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:

Police ID man found inside car in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:25

Police ID person found inside car in Schuylkill River as missing Montco manPolice have identified the person found inside a car in the Schuylkill River as a missing Chester County man.


Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:23
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open. The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case in November by agreeing to hear a challenge by abortion providers to parts of a restrictive, Republican-backed Texas law that critics contend is aimed at shutting abortion clinics. Texas Republicans who backed what is known as HB-2 contend the 2013 abortion law is aimed at protecting women's health.

Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:15

A previously unknown artifact from Abraham Lincoln's life in Indiana is displayed at the Indiana State Museum, in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Museum officials unveiled a wooden mallet they say Abraham used to make furniture when his family lived in southwestern Indiana during his youth. The mallet is inlayed with nails that form Lincoln's initials "A.L" and the year "1829." (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wooden mallet inlaid with the initials "A.L" was made by Abraham Lincoln, who used it during his Indiana youth to make furniture, Indiana State Museum officials said Tuesday in unveiling the artifact that had been a family's secret heirloom for five generations.


Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:15

Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlockGov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July.


Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:14

This Oct. 12, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows an alligator in the kitchen of a Wendy's Restaurant in Loxahatchee, Fla. Florida wildlife officials say that 24-year-old Joshua James threw a 3.5-foot alligator through a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru window in October. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, bail was set at $6,000. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via AP)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.


The Latest: North Carolina asking US Supreme Court for delay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:12
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on appeals involving a federal court decision directing North Carolina legislators to redraw congressional maps (all times local):

US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:12

US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in stormFederal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.


Winter storm brings flooding at the Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:10

Winter storm brings flooding at the Jersey ShoreDown the shore it wasn't snow that people had to worry about - it was flooding.