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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:11

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, thousands of soccer fans watch a live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina on a giant screen in the center of Eindhoven, Netherlands. The World Cup soccer tournament tops Facebook's list of most popular topics worldwide in 2014, based on the number of posts, comments, likes, photos and videos shared. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams, to name a few.


Female firefighter is Philadelphia's first killed in the line of duty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:09

Philadelphia female firefighter killed in blaze identified"She had a strong worth ethic," said Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer. "She prided herself on working at busy fire companies."


U.S. citizen indicted in Israel on weapons charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:07
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday. The man's lawyer told reporters that the Shin Bet was exaggerating the security implications of the case, which coincides with high Arab-Jewish tensions in Jerusalem over access to a holy site where the al-Aqsa mosque now stands and biblical Jewish temples once stood. ...

Houston police search for missing baby of dead woman found in refrigerator

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:02
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Police are searching for a missing 11-month-old boy on Tuesday after his mother's corpse was found stuffed inside a refrigerator in their Houston apartment. The identity of the woman, 27, who was fatally stabbed, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston police said. Patrick Lambert 38, the child's father, is a person of interest in the case and wanted for questioning in both the disappearance of his son and the death of the child's mother, police said. ...

Police hunt for man, son after mom found in fridge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:58
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man and his 11-month-old son after the child's mother body was found in a refrigerator in her Houston apartment.

New York police shoot, kill man who stabbed student in synagogue

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:34

A man walks past the world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, the scene of a stabbing at the Brooklyn synagogue in New York CityBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife on Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said. The suspect, Calvin Peters, 49, who has a history of mental illness, stabbed and wounded 22-year-old Levi Rosenblat, who was studying at the world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, police said. When police arrived at the synagogue at 1:40 a.m. ...


Amber Alert for baby in Texas after mom found in refrigerator

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:09

Amber Alert for baby in Texas after mom found in refrigeratorPolice believe the 11-month-old baby is with his father, who's also a person of interest in the mother's death


White House rolls out new tire safety, efficiency program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday will roll out a new program aimed at getting U.S. consumers to buy tires that will enable cars to get better mileage and take better care of them to cut down on tire-related crashes. The program, which will encourage consumers buying replacement tires to choose low rolling resistance tires, which cost more initially than those with more friction but increase fuel economy and save money on gasoline. ...

Amber Alert remains in effect for baby after mom found dead in refrigerator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:58

Amber Alert for baby in Texas after mom found in refrigeratorPolice believe the 11-month-old baby is with his father, who's also a person of interest in the mother's death


NBC Universal launches fitness digital network

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:32
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal on Tuesday launched Radius, a digital fitness network that will allow people to work out with trainers on their smartphones or tablets.

Police: Man bought machete, attacked man he knew

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:23
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh man bought an 18-inch machete from an Army-Navy store and within minutes attacked someone standing with his ex-girlfriend at a bus stop.

Teen placing coins on tracks crushed by train

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:14
LIVONIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana teenager playing a game with friends on train tracks was killed this weekend when some equipment threw him under one of the cars.

Dream on Me recalls playpens because of strangulation hazard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:04

LARGE_436AWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baby products company Dream On Me is recalling about 10,000 Incredible playpens because their rails can collapse and become a strangulation hazard for children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The South Plainfield, New Jersey, company is recalling two-level deluxe adjustable height playpens with model numbers starting with 436A, 436B, 436G, 436O, 436P and 436R, the commission said in a statement. There have been no reports of injuries or incidents from the devices, it said. ...


Missing dog almost returned to family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:56

Missing dog almost returned to familyA missing dog is missing no more, but that's just where the story begins.


'Die-in' protest reaches the Main Line

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:54

'Die-in' protest reaches the Main LineThe marches and 'die-in' protests sparking waves across this country reached the Main line Monday Night starting on busy Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr during the evening commute.


Christie to attend conservative summit in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:53

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, leaves the Capitol in Washington. A spokesman for the conservative group Citizens United said Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 that Christie, weighing a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, will attend the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24 in Des Moines. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will attend a conservative summit in Iowa next month, a spokesman for a group sponsoring the event said.


Cooper Hewitt design museum reopens, revamped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:50

This photo provided by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum shows the Rendering of the Pen in use on the interactive tables and the "digital river" of collection objects. The concept, design, and production is by Local Projects LLC. The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and seriously expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century within its historic Carnegie Mansion home. It opens to visitors Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum)NEW YORK (AP) — The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century in its historic Carnegie Mansion home just a few blocks up Fifth Avenue from the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


N.J. pizza shop owner charged with credit card fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:50

N.J. pizza shop owner charged with credit card fraudA South Jersey pizza shop owner has been charged with numerous counts of credit card fraud and forgery.


Katherine Scott reports on the nor'easter from Atlantic City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:48

Katherine Scott reports on the nor'easter from Atlantic City, N.J.Action News reporter Katherine Scott is in Atlantic City, New Jersey with details on the nor'easter early Tuesday morning.


Police: Jogger shot by deer hunter on Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:43
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police on Cape Cod say a deer hunter has been arrested after mistakenly shooting a jogger in the woods.