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New York man sentenced to 15 years for aiding al Qaeda

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:52
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man accused of directing an associate to conduct surveillance of the New York Stock Exchange at the behest of an al Qaeda operative was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday in New York federal court. Wesam El-Hanafi, 39, was arrested in April 2010 along with the associate, Sabirhan Hasanoff, a dual U.S.-Australian citizen. El-Hanafi pleaded guilty in June 2010 to providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to provide such support. The Brooklyn-born El-Hanafi worked as an information technology employee for Lehman Brothers at the bank’s Dubai offices until his arrest.

Police: Girl reports abduction attempt in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:46

 Girl reports abduction attempt in ParksidePhiladelphia police are investigating a reported abduction attempt on Tuesday morning in the Wynnefield section.


Yale freshman survives 4-story fall from dormitory window

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:37
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University freshman has survived a four-story fall from a dormitory window.

1 of Mark Wahlberg's victims says he shouldn't be pardoned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:36

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014, file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest - "The Gambler," in Los Angeles. Wahlberg asked Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a teenager in Boston. Wahlberg’s application with the Massachusetts Parole Board said he isn’t the same person he was 26 years ago and his past convictions are still affecting his life. Victims of one of Mark Wahlberg’s racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated 1980s Boston are divided over whether the actor should get the pardon he’s seeking. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn't be granted a pardon for his crimes.


Accused bin Laden spokesman faces U.S. trial on terror charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:33
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man whom U.S. authorities accuse of helping Osama bin Laden disseminate calls for Muslims to wage war on Americans went on trial on Tuesday on terror charges related to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Khalid al-Fawwaz, a 52-year-old Saudi national, faces up to life in prison if convicted on five counts, including conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals.

Texas mortuary owners face more charges in unattended bodies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:24
DALLAS (AP) — Additional charges have been filed against the owners of a Fort Worth mortuary business where authorities last summer found several decaying bodies left unattended.

Boston police: Suspect in custody after shooting at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:23

 Suspect in custody after shooting at hospitalA person was critically shot at a hospital Tuesday and a suspect was in custody, Boston police said


2 winning $1 million Powerball tickets sold in Delaware Valley

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:20

2 winning $1 million Powerball tickets sold in Delaware ValleyThere are two lucky winners from our area from last week's Powerball drawing.


Intended as tribute, casino's King Day menu offends some

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:53
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday.

Feminists cheer as bare breasts disappear from UK tabloid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:45

Copies of The Sun newspaper are displayed for sale in a shop in London, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Has the sun set on the topless models of Britain's tabloid press? For 45 years, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has featured topless models called Page 3 girls — photos that have long drawn protests from feminists. On Monday, it showed model Rosie Huntington-Whitely wearing a bra and the Murdoch owned Times newspaper reported Tuesday that it understands topless models will no longer appear on page 3. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not saying whether the decision to ditch its "Page 3 girls" is permanent.


Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions.

Wolf to take as Pennsylvania governor; Stack sworn in as Lt. Governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:34

Wolf to take as Pennsylvania governor; Stack sworn in as Lt. GovernorTom Wolf, the only Democrat nationally to unseat a sitting Republican governor in the Nov. 4 election, was poised to be sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th governor at an outdoor ceremony at the state Capitol.


Deputy kills escaped bull that knocked down man in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:27
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot and killed an 800-pound bull that had escaped a fenced pasture and knocked down a man Monday in Cornelius, about 25 miles west of Portland, Oregon.

Cincinnati highway overpass collapse kills construction worker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:25
(Reuters) - A highway bridge in Cincinnati that was set for demolition collapsed and killed a construction worker, forcing commuters to find new routes around the closed interstate on Tuesday, city emergency officials said. The old bridge on Interstate 75 fell on Monday night, injuring a truck driver and killing the worker in what the City of Cincinnati described in a tweet as an "overnight tragedy." A new bridge was already in use when the old Hopple Street overpass collapsed at about 10:30 p.m. Kevin Osborne, a spokesman for Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, said Interstate 75 southbound will be shutdown for at least 48 hours and possibly longer.

When is a 4/20 festival not a 4/20 festival?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:24
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's infamous 4/20 marijuana festival will not actually happen on the famed stoner date of April 20 this year.

Man says police beat him after shots outside Biden home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:22
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man arrested shortly after gunshots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware home says police officers beat him up.

2 inmates die after suicide attempts at Ohio county jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:16
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff is looking for ways to stop suicides at a jail with a recent history of prisoners taking their lives, following the deaths of two inmates after separate suicides.

Supreme Court sides with Teva in drug dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the company's high-profile patent dispute with rival firms over the top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.

Light quake shakes Central California area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:09
KING CITY, Calif. (AP) — A light earthquake has shaken a Central California region southeast of Monterey Bay.

Welcome to New Year's resolution month: Tips to save on gyms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:08

FILE - In this April 13, 2010 file photo, women exercise on machines in a gym in central London. January, the start of New Year's resolution month, sees a healthy uptick in sign-ups at gyms and specialized studios offering such things as Pilates, kickboxing and yoga. But money-saving expert Andrea Woroch in Bakersfield, California, said recent statistics show 67 percent of people who join don't use their memberships at all. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — How's that new year, new you fitness pledge going?