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Correction: UVa Fraternity-Rolling Stone story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:25

 most important that they didn't encourage her to report the attack and that they were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being. (AP Photo)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story Dec. 14 related to a Rolling Stone article about a rape on the University of Virginia's campus, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the magazine had retracted the article. The magazine issued a statement in which they noted discrepancies in the piece and apologized.


VIDEO: On-air coverage of Montco shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:23

 On-air coverage of Montco shootingsWatch on-air coverage from Action News on the deadly shootings at 3 separate locations in Montgomery County.


U.S. top court backs police in car brake-light confusion case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:19
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a police officer in North Carolina lawfully stopped a car with a faulty brake light - and then found a stash of cocaine in the vehicle - even though driving with one working light is not illegal in the state. ...

Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:14

This Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo shows the word "culture" in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, in New York. Merriam-Webster has named "culture" its 2014 word of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.


Wisconsin ice rink closed after gas leak sickens more than 80 people

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:13
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - An ice rink in a central Wisconsin town was closed on Monday after at least 81 people at a weekend minor league hockey game were sickened by a gas leak thought to have been caused by faulty ice resurfacing machines, authorities said. Paramedics were called to a hockey game on Saturday between the Dells Ducks and the Rochester Ice Hawks at an arena in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, after one player fainted and several others had symptoms including nausea, headaches and dizziness, the Lake Delton Fire Department said in a statement. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

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

Hostages run towards armed tactical response police as they run to freedom from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being held. But television footage shot through the cafe's windows showed several people with their arms in the air.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Montco shootings: 4th scene in Pennsburg; suspect barricade in Souderton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:58

 Ambulance leaves scene of Souderton standoffAction News has now learned that SWAT teams were called to Pennsburg, Pa. in a 4th scene linked to the Montgomery County shooting spree.


Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:49

Police end Sydney hostage siege after 16 hoursA flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.


Guantanamo 9/11 hearing canceled, Army spokesman says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:40

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is pictured on the third day of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 war crimes prosecution as depicted in this Pentagon-approved courtroom sketch at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo BayWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Court officials canceled a two-day pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Monday at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a U.S. Army spokesman said. The hearing, intended to examine allegations the FBI tried to infiltrate legal defense teams, according to a docket on a Pentagon website. It would have been the first such proceeding since a U.S. Senate report on CIA torture was released last week. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...


Armed man shot by officer in Mayfair, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:37

Armed man shot, killed by officer in Mayfair, police sayAn armed man was shot by Philadelphia Police early Monday morning.


Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court.

PHOTOS: Images from the Montgomery County shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:13

 Images from the Montgomery County shooting spreeChopper 6 was over three locations where police say a gunman shot and killed several people in Montgomery County, Pa. Monday morning.


Suspect barricaded after Montgomery County shootings: 5 dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:41

 4th scene in Pennsburg; suspect barricade in SoudertonAction News has confirmed that five people are dead after shootings at three separate locations in Montgomery County.


PHOTOS: 5 dead in Montgomery County shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:39

 Images from the Montgomery County shooting spreeChopper 6 was over three locations where police say a gunman shot and killed several people in Montgomery County, Pa. Monday morning.


Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:30

FILE - In this July 25, 2014, file photo, a roofer works under the midday sun in Gilbert, Ariz. Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing people’s income by about $5 a day, when compared to days that were about 20 degrees cooler. A county’s average economic productivity decreases by nearly 1 percent for every degree Fahrenheit that the average daily temperature is above 59, says a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper released Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.


DUI suspected in California crash that hurt 12

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash in suburban Los Angeles caused by a suspected drunken driver.

Families of 10 Newtown school victims file lawsuit against gunmaker, distributor, store

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:12
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Families of 10 Newtown school victims file lawsuit against gunmaker, distributor, store.

14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to poverty, public safety, job growth and other issues, the foundation announced Monday.

As many as 5 dead in Montgomery County shootings; gunman still at large

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:50

 4th scene in Pennsburg; suspect barricade in SoudertonAction News has confirmed that five people are dead after shootings at three separate locations in Montgomery County.


After 3 years, search for Ayla Reynolds goes on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:38

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Trista Reynolds shows Ayla Reynolds, her 2-year-old daughter, who went missing in December 2011 from her father's home in Waterville, Maine. It's been nearly three years since 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her home, but Maine State Police Sgt. Jeff Love, the lead investigator in the case, vows to never give up the search. (AP Photo/Trista Reynolds, File)WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — It's been nearly three years since 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her Waterville home, yet Maine State Police Sgt. Jeff Love, the lead investigator in the case, vows to never give up the search.