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1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat packing plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:07

1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat processing plantMontgomery County authorities have responded to a fatal double stabbing incident at a meat packing plant in Franconia Township.


Texas judge's immigration rebuke may be hard to challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:06

Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Palo Alto, CaliforniaBy David Ingram and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration faces a difficult and possibly lengthy legal battle to overturn a Texas court ruling that blocked his landmark immigration overhaul, since the judge based his decision on an obscure and unsettled area of administrative law, lawyers said. In his ruling on Monday that upended plans to shield millions of people from deportation, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen avoided diving into sweeping constitutional questions or tackling presidential powers head-on. The failure to do so, Hanen wrote, was a violation of the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act, which requires notice in a publication called the Federal Register as well as an opportunity for people to submit views in writing.


Saladworks files for bankruptcy, says stores will stay open

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:05

Saladworks files for bankruptcy, says stores will stay openThe restaurant chain Saladworks has filed for bankruptcy but says its customers don't have to worry.


More police departments choosing restraint over quick action

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:01
DENVER (AP) — Denver's police chief told officers not to intervene but to stand by and watch as protesters threw red paint on a memorial for fallen officers during a weekend march against police brutality.

Fact sheet: 2015 VW Jetta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:48
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SEL automatic

Who needs a hybrid when there's a diesel Jetta?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:47

This undated photo made available by Volkswagen shows a 2015 VW Jetta TDI. (AP Photo/Volkswagen)For 2015, Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, the Jetta compact sedan, builds on its fine road handling character and adds a nicer interior, freshened front and rear styling, new safety features and a more fuel thrifty diesel engine.


Police: Woman fatally shot self while adjusting bra holster

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:18
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 55-year-old southwestern Michigan woman who died after accidentally shooting herself in the head in January was adjusting a handgun in her bra holster at the time.

Tennessee man charged with fraud for fake Newtown charity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:00
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to the 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school will face wire-fraud charges, federal officials said. Robert Bruce, a 34-year-old personal trainer from Nashville, will be indicted in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, on six counts of wire fraud on Monday for what prosecutors contend was a scheme in which he collected an unspecified amount of donations intended for victims' families and school safety that he spent on himself. Adam Lanza, 20, killed 26 children and educators in the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before turning a gun on himself.

Saladworks files for bankruptcy, says stores will stay open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:58
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — The restaurant chain Saladworks has filed for bankruptcy but says its customers don't have to worry.

California weighs new drought rules at restaurants, hotels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:57
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are considering new water restrictions as California's drought drags on, possibly forcing residents to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels.

2 stabbed at Montgomery County meat packing plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:41

1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat packing plantMontgomery County authorities have responded to a double stabbing incident at a meat packing plant in Franconia Township.


NY antiquities collection donated to Israel Museum

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:25

In this Feb. 12, 2015 photo provided by the Israel Museum is a first century Roman marble head of a youth. It is part of a major collection of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern objects that New York philanthropists Robert and Renee Belfer are giving to the Jerusalem museum. (AP Photo/Israel Museum, Elie Posner)NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York philanthropists are donating a major collection of more than 300 ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern glass vessels to The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.


Construction firm offers to demolish shooter's home for free

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:18
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A construction company has offered to demolish at no cost the Newtown home of the Sandy Hook school shooter, a town official said Tuesday.

Police arrest man they say left 91-year-old woman tied up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:18

Police arrest man they say left 91-year-old woman tied upDelaware State Police have arrested a man they say left a 91-year-old woman tied up after a home invasion in Milford.


'Road Rage' Victim Went Looking for Suspect: Police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:30
The Las Vegas woman who was fatally shot after an apparent "road rage" incident went looking for the suspect with her armed son, police said.

Bond set at $1M for Ohio man charged in 3-month-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:16
STOW, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man charged with murder in the death of his 3-month old daughter.

New Jersey teen saved after slipping into icy bay waters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey girl is expected to recover after being rescued from icy waters in the Sandy Hook Bay.

On live stream, Pittsburgh's bald eagles lay 1st egg of year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:08
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of bald eagles being monitored on a live video feed has laid its first egg of the new breeding season.

Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:57

Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then outBen Leibowitz called up relatives to tell them he got into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious graduate computer science program. He even went out to dinner with his parents to celebrate.


Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:22

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, an employee demonstrates the Samsung Gear S smartwatch at the Samsung booth during the International CES in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.