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Marathon bombing survivors prepare for charity's closing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:05

2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott speaks during an interview at her home in Newport, R.I., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. For Abbott, who lost her left leg, One Fund Boston helped cover the costly prosthetics that allowed her to reclaim some degree of normalcy. Twenty months and $80 million later, the charity set up to help victims of the bombings is closing down. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Heather Abbott says One Fund Boston — the charity set up in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings — helped her reclaim a degree of normalcy after losing part of her left leg.


Envoy: UN action can't replace Mideast talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy warned Monday that Security Council resolutions addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be a substitute for peace negotiations between the two sides.

Montco killings: Loud boom heard near Souderton standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:56

 Ambulance leaves scene of Souderton standoffLaw enforcement sources tell Action News that the death toll in the Montgomery County killing spree is likely to rise.


Sources: Death toll likely to rise in Montgomery County killing spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:48

 Ambulance leaves scene of Souderton standoffLaw enforcement sources tell Action News that the death toll in the Montgomery County killing spree is likely to rise.


Sources: Death toll likely to rise in Montgomery County shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:31

 Ambulance leaves scene of Souderton standoffLaw enforcement sources tell Action News that the death toll in the Montgomery County killing spree is likely to rise.


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.