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Dorney Park apologizes for not re-hiring special needs worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:33

Dorney Park apologizes for not re-hiring special needs workerThe reaction on social media over a recent decision to not re-hire a special needs employee at Dorney Park in Lehigh County led to an about-face by park executives.


7-Eleven clerk shot in Upper Darby, suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:32

7-Eleven clerk shot in Upper Darby, suspect soughtPolice are looking for the man who shot and wounded a 7-Eleven clerk during a robbery in Upper Darby, Pa.


The Latest: State lawmakers to appeal ruling on districts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:29
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a panel of federal judges striking two congressional districts in North Carolina (all times local):

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:28

FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Republican Sen. Todd Weiler speaks on the senate floor at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City. Weiler, wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Utah lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the resolution Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in a legislative hearing. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.


Coast Guard says 2 small planes collide in midair over ocean off Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:28
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard says 2 small planes collide in midair over ocean off Los Angeles.

VIDEO: Construction workers capture crane collapse in New York City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:28

 Construction workers capture crane collapse in New York CityTwo construction workers who were working down the block from the deadly crane collapse in New York on Friday morning caught the incident on cell phone video.


11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:27
WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies.

Crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3 in New York City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:26

Crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3 in New York CityA huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said.


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 85

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:18

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell is seen in an undated picture released by NASAMitchell died in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. On his only space flight, Mitchell joined Apollo 14 commander Alan Shephard, Jr., the first American in space, in the lunar module Antares when it landed on Feb. 5, 1971.


N.J. 'Bridgegate' defendants can subpoena Christie papers: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:17
Two former officials indicted in New Jersey's so-called Bridgegate scandal won court approval on Friday to subpoena a law firm for emails and other documents it gathered during an investigation commissioned by Governor Chris Christie, according to media reports. Christie, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, saw his reputation tarnished by the scandal, which involved the politically motivated closure of several lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Prosecutors say the closures were political payback for a local New Jersey mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s re-election bid.

The Latest: 6-year-old hit by falling tree limb dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:10

The motorcade of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., drives through a snow storm on Interstate 93, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. What started off as rain Friday morning quickly turned to sticky, heavy snow. Many school districts in the region closed for the day, including in some in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):


Exclusive: Obama to propose $2.5 billion tax credit for community college investment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:01

U.S. President Obama answers a reporter's question after delivering a statement on the economy in the press briefing room at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in programs at local community colleges and hire their graduates, administration officials said on Friday. The proposal, dubbed the Community College Partnership Tax Credit, would require businesses to donate funds for equipment, instruction, or internships related to programs in areas such as healthcare, energy and information technology. Employers that hire students from such programs would get a one-time, $5,000 tax credit per individual brought aboard.


As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.

No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:37

 Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket - the one sold last Aug. 8, that is - and why hasn’t somebody cashed it? Whatever the reason, it won’t be a good enough excuse if the 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 deadline passes and nobody produces the ticket at a lottery office. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Lottery officials said Friday that nobody has stepped forward with the winning ticket for the record $63 million SuperLottoPlus jackpot — but it's too early to call a forfeit.


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:35

FILE - In a Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, former astronaut Edgar Mitchell arrives for the premiere of the "In the Shadow of the Moon," at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at a West Palm Beach, Florida, hospice after a short illness. He was 85. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.


10 arrested on drug charges tied to Indiana HIV outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:29
SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Ten people were arrested Friday on charges alleging they distributed drugs that helped fuel the worst HIV outbreak in Indiana history, authorities said.

Dems ready for long, pricey primary between Clinton, Sanders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:25

A snowman built by supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands outside the Verizon Wireless Center, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that could go deep into the spring or even beyond.


The Latest: Building owners 'saddened' by NYC crane collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:20

This photo courtesy of Paul Leys shows a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in New York. The accident was reported around early Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs. (Paul Leys via AP) NO SALESNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a deadly crane collapse in New York (all times local):


Alibi testimony could have been key in Maryland 'Serial' case: witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:17

Convicted murderer Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, MarylandLawyers seeking a new trial for a man they say was wrongly convicted of murder in a case made famous by the popular "Serial" podcast argued on Friday that his original defense attorney failed him by not contacting an alibi witness. Adnan Syed, 35, is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, 18. Syed's lawyers want a retrial based on new evidence amid questions about the fairness of the case that were raised by the podcast in late 2014.


Lawyer: New York-born man was mistreated after terror arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:16
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a New York City-born man serving a 15-year prison sentence for supporting al-Qaida urged a judge Friday to find the U.S. government liable for failing to quickly diagnose a medical condition after his 2010 arrest, but a federal prosecutor said he was treated properly.