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Feds: Man well on his way to becoming terrorist before sting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:57
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport was "well on his way" to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him, federal prosecutors argued Monday.

12-inch water main bursts in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:47

12-inch water main bursts in South PhiladelphiaA broken water main disrupted service to more than a dozen customers in South Philadelphia.


Rallies held against states' push to control US lands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:38
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands.

PECO cuts power to 900 customers near Upper Moreland plant fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:34

5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plant under controlPECO has cut power to approximately 900 customers in the area of a 4-alarm fire in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County for safety reasons.


U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:31
Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday. "These vulnerabilities have potential to compromise the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system, which the traveling public relies on each and every day," Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, and Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, wrote to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. In a separate statement, Nelson said a hacker could cause "delays, near misses or potentially even a disaster." Foxx will testify on Tuesday before the Senate Transportation Committee, which Thune chairs.

Area of police shooting long a haven for the destitute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:27

Ceola Waddell, 58, left, a homeless man who says he witnessed the police shooting on Skid Row on Sunday, stands by a street side memorial for the victim in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row section of Los Angeles, where police officers fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday during a fierce struggle captured on video, is notorious as one of the nation's most gritty and depressing areas.


Witnesses describe shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:25

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasBy Kevin Murphy OLATHE, Kan (Reuters) - A white supremacist charged with three killings outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April turned his gun on at least three other people as his shooting spree unfolded, witnesses testified in a hearing on Monday. The hearing on whether Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, should stand trial on capital murder charges resumes on Tuesday. Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, was shackled and seated in a wheelchair during the hearing. He was known to law enforcement as a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had expressed hatred for Jewish people.


Jury deciding life or death for Jodi Arias return Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:24
PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias should get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend will resume deliberations Tuesday.

New Mexico students join others in nation against new tests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:24

Hundreds of Albuquerque High School students stage a walkout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized test they say isn't an accurate measurement of their education. Students frustrated over the new exam walked out of schools across the state Monday in protest as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students start taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.


Ohio sues BP for more than $33M in cleanup of storage tanks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:20
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.

Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:15

Frazier Glenn Miller, suspected of killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, makes anti-Semetic remarks as he is wheeled out of a Johnson County, Kans., courtroom for a lunch break during a hearing, Monday March 2, 2015, in Olathe, Ks. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, on trial. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer testified Monday during a hearing in which the man's apology to some survivors was rejected.


Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:05

Nick Kramer, left, Jason Cadek and their three-year-old daughter Alice participate in a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 2, 2015, after a federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban. Nick and Jason are one of seven same-sex couples who had filed a lawsuit last year challenging the state's voter-backed ban. The Judge's decision will not take effect until March 9, 2015. The Nebraska Attorney General's office has said it will appeal any decision blocking or overturning the ban. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three nearby states that are set for a hearing before a federal appeals court.


4 alarm fire burning through sheet metal plant in Upper Moreland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plant under controlFirefighters are on the scene of a fire at a steel plant in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County.


Fiery crash kills 4, closes highway in Jacksonville, Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:55
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into an SUV from behind, causing a fiery crash that killed four people and shut down southbound lanes of an Interstate highway perimeter around Jacksonville, Florida.

Gov. Wolf confirms Bill Green replaced as SRC chair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:52

Gov. Wolf confirms Bill Green replaced as SRC chairPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has replaced Bill Green as the chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.


Southern California man charged with raping teen over 5 days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:51
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities have arrested a man they allege kidnapped a 16-year-old New York girl and raped her over five days in a recreational vehicle.

Lockheed sees shift in focus on infrastructure cyber security

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:48
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, said it has seen a "sea change" in demand for cyber security services in critical infrastructure areas such as energy, oil and gas, and financial institutions over the past 18 months. Increased media coverage, more sharing of data about cyber attacks, tighter government regulations, and growing concerns about the fiduciary duties of corporate boards and chief executives have stoked that demand over the past 18 months, said Chandra McMahon, vice president of commercial markets for Lockheed's Information Systems security services. McMahon told Reuters in a telephone interview that Lockheed's commercial cyber division had doubled its clients over the past year alone, and the company expected to generate double digit growth over the next five years. She welcomed the increased engagement of corporate boards and C-suites, but said it was critical to remain vigilant and also to hire more skilled cyber experts.

AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:38

FILE - This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court, during the week of March 2, 2015, hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:


3 alarm fire burning through sheet metal plant in Upper Moreland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:35

4 alarm fire burning through sheet metal plant in Upper MorelandFirefighters are on the scene of a fire at a steel plant in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County.


3 Attica guards plead guilty as assault trial about to begin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:30
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — Three Attica prison guards charged with beating a jewelry thief until bones in his face and legs broke pleaded guilty Monday in an agreement that will spare them jail time.