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Netflix expanding to Australia, New Zealand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:09
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it plans to expand into Australia and New Zealand in March.

Netflix expanding to Australia, New Zealand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:09
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it plans to expand into Australia and New Zealand in March.

Cleveland settles police chase shooting for $3 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:08
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland will pay $3 million to resolve claims brought by the families of a man and woman shot dead after a high-speed police chase in 2012 that involved dozens of officers and nearly 140 rounds fired, a local probate judge ruled on Tuesday. The estates of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell will receive nearly $900,000 each from the settlement that resolves a federal lawsuit against the police department and Mayor Frank Jackson, attorneys for the estates said in a statement. The judge awarded 40 percent of the settlement to the attorneys for the estates. ...

Cleveland settles police chase shooting for $3 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:08
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland will pay $3 million to resolve claims brought by the families of a man and woman shot dead after a high-speed police chase in 2012 that involved dozens of officers and nearly 140 rounds fired, a local probate judge ruled on Tuesday. The estates of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell will receive nearly $900,000 each from the settlement that resolves a federal lawsuit against the police department and Mayor Frank Jackson, attorneys for the estates said in a statement. The judge awarded 40 percent of the settlement to the attorneys for the estates. ...

Woman accused of setting bacon fire pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:07
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of using burning bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house is pleading guilty.

Texas woman gets 21-month sentence for threatening to kill Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:06
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston woman who goes by the name Teddy Bear Paradise was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison for threatening to assassinate President Barack Obama, prosecutors said. The woman, formerly known as Denise O'Neal, had told a federal court she sent a letter in November 2013 threatening to murder the president and told two Secret Service agents about a month later of her intention to assassinate Obama. She pleaded guilty in August and had faced up to five years in prison. A lawyer for the woman was not immediately available for comment. ...

Texas woman gets 21-month sentence for threatening to kill Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:06
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston woman who goes by the name Teddy Bear Paradise was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison for threatening to assassinate President Barack Obama, prosecutors said. The woman, formerly known as Denise O'Neal, had told a federal court she sent a letter in November 2013 threatening to murder the president and told two Secret Service agents about a month later of her intention to assassinate Obama. She pleaded guilty in August and had faced up to five years in prison. A lawyer for the woman was not immediately available for comment. ...

Father of Lakewood rabbi killed in synagogue attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:04

Father of Lakewood rabbi killed in synagogue attackThere's sadness in Lakewood where the Jewish community is grieving for Rabbi Mosheh Twersky.


UN committee condemns Syria rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:02
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee has again condemned Syria's rights violations by a strong vote.

UN committee condemns Syria rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:02
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee has again condemned Syria's rights violations by a strong vote.

Pennsylvania approves casino amid local gaming industry concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:01
By Daniel Kelley PENNSYLVANIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania regulators on Tuesday approved a new casino license in Philadelphia, where a rival has voiced concerns about a saturated local gaming market an hour from the troubled gambling destination, Atlantic City. The project, Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia, is expected to cost $450 million, hold 2,000 slot machines and house a 240-room hotel near the city's popular sports stadiums, and is scheduled to open in 2016, casino officials said. Live! beat out three other applications for the casino license with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. ...

Pennsylvania approves casino amid local gaming industry concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:01
By Daniel Kelley PENNSYLVANIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania regulators on Tuesday approved a new casino license in Philadelphia, where a rival has voiced concerns about a saturated local gaming market an hour from the troubled gambling destination, Atlantic City. The project, Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia, is expected to cost $450 million, hold 2,000 slot machines and house a 240-room hotel near the city's popular sports stadiums, and is scheduled to open in 2016, casino officials said. Live! beat out three other applications for the casino license with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. ...

All 50 U.S. states feeling freezing temperatures

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:00
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures in all 50 U.S. states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country, meteorologists said. Some communities in the Northeast declared emergencies because of heavy snow, while Southern states braced for a record chill from the Arctic-born cold that swept the Rocky Mountains last week. Every U.S. state, including Hawaii, was bitten by temperatures at the freezing point of 32 degrees F (0 C) or below, the National Weather Service said. ...

Virginia college student's death ruled homicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:58
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia student whose disappearance sparked a monthlong search died from "homicidal violence" but the exact cause is unknown, authorities said Tuesday.

Missouri governor appoints Ferguson Commission

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:56
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A business owner, two pastors, a community activist and a police detective are among the 16 people appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Lawyers in Colorado theater massacre case argue over grim images

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:55
By Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis CENTENNIAL Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers in the Colorado movie theater massacre case argued on Tuesday over whether jurors should see disturbing crime scene video and hundreds of gruesome photos of the July 2012 rampage. Attorneys for accused gunman James Holmes said the images could inflame jurors, while prosecutors countered that they are needed to prove the case. ...

Lawyers in Colorado theater massacre case argue over grim images

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:55
By Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis CENTENNIAL Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers in the Colorado movie theater massacre case argued on Tuesday over whether jurors should see disturbing crime scene video and hundreds of gruesome photos of the July 2012 rampage. Attorneys for accused gunman James Holmes said the images could inflame jurors, while prosecutors countered that they are needed to prove the case. ...

Appeals court lets gay marriage go ahead in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:52
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C (Reuters) - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Tuesday to stay a District Court ruling from last week that struck down the gay marriage ban in South Carolina, meaning same-sex weddings could happen there as soon as Thursday. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, a Republican, said in a statement his office would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the District court’s ruling. "This issue has not yet been resolved nationally," he said in a statement. ...

Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:50

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a conservative rally in Smithfield, N.C. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, a Texas judge refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed.


Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:50

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a conservative rally in Smithfield, N.C. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, a Texas judge refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed.