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False gunman warning panics Los Angeles airport passengers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Los Angeles airport police says they do not know who incorrectly said an armed man was on the loose in a terminal, spurring a panic.

Authorities search for missing man in San Francisco Bay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:35
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are searching Tuesday morning for a missing man who was canoeing with two others in the bay.

4-year-old crashes car into New Jersey building; dad charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:35
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy took the wheel of the family car and crashed into a New Jersey building after his father left him and his younger sister alone.

Man sets himself on fire at Los Angeles coffee shop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after setting himself on fire in the restroom of a Los Angeles coffee shop.

Court upholds Ohio's power to regulate oil and gas drilling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:26

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, shows a gas drilling rig at the Detweiler well in Salesville, Ohio. Certain local zoning laws can’t be used to supersede Ohio’s state-level system for regulating oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio’s constitution doesn’t allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise permitted by the state. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can't be used to circumvent the state's authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.


Judge in 'American Sniper' denies request for mistrial

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

Eddie Ray Routh enters the courtroom following a break in his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Routh, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone, Pool)STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend.


Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:19

In a photo from Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Lansing, Mich., Lansing Community College adjunct instructor Marty Kroell looks over computer code as Travis Reglin works on a computer numerical control mill in the advance precision machining class. Gov. Rick Snyder wants to re-establish vocational and technical schooling as an “equally honorable, equally important and equally well-compensated” career track. To that end, his new budget proposes a $36 million, or 75 percent, increase in spending on trades training, technical education and career planning. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green energy.


Nate Allen speaks to Action News about incident in Fort Myers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:13

Nate Allen speaks to Action News about incident in Fort MyersAction News spoke with Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen about an incident involving accusations of a lewd act, which led to him being detained by police in Fort Myers, Florida Monday afternoon.


New York chief judge calls for grand jury reforms after chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:05
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Responding to outrage over a grand jury's decision against indicting a New York City police officer for killing an unarmed black man with a chokehold, the state's top judge on Tuesday proposed giving courts unprecedented authority over grand jury proceedings involving police. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals said in his annual address in Albany that the public's trust in the justice system had been shaken by the secretive proceedings that did not lead to indictments in the cases of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner and an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who shot and killed an unarmed black teen last year. Lippman said he would soon submit a bill to the state legislature that would require judges to preside over grand jury proceedings in cases involving allegations of homicide or felony assault against police officers. Such oversight, he said, would be a check on the outsized role of prosecutors in grand jury proceedings, giving the public greater confidence in the process.

Newtown families: Send suit against gun maker to state court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:05
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine children and adults killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are asking a federal judge to return their lawsuit against gun maker Remington to state court, where legal experts say it may have a better chance of succeeding.

Lawmakers want Amtrak to allow small pets on trains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:01

In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2015, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. poses with Lily, his 15-pound French bulldog in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with dark mahogany eyes, a wrinkly nose and a penchant for jumping on furniture and laps so that she can get closer to her many human visitors. She and her owner, Rep. Jeff Denham of California, take the occasional coast-to-coast plane ride together. But when he tried to take her on Amtrak a couple years back, he learned that only service dogs were allowed aboard. It's a policy he's been trying to change ever since, and he appears to be gaining momentum. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess.


Man killed in New Castle community center shooting ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:00

Man killed in New Castle community center shooting ID'dPolice say one person is dead after a shooting inside the Rose Hill Community Center in New Castle, Delaware.


AccuWeather: Morning Snow, Chilly Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:00

 Morning Snow, Chilly AfternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says another arctic blast is on the way on Thursday and Friday.


Doctor: Girl thought horror character would hurt her family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:57
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for one of two young Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing their classmate to please a fictional horror character is trying to convince a judge the child acted in self-defense.

Drivers fight tough, snowy roads in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:52

Drivers fight tough, snowy roads in DelawareSnow plows were hard at work Tuesday morning in Delaware, but road conditions were far from safe.


Feds: Al-Qaida wanted recruits to pull off attack like 9/11

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:51

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file image, Abid Naseer, second from left, is arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court where he pleaded not guilty through his attorney Steven Brounstein, center, to terrorism charges in an alleged al-Qaida plot against the New York City subways. Second from right is Assistant U.S. Attorney Zainab Ahmad. Naseer is expected to give an opening statement Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in federal court in New York City. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A terror suspect on trial in New York was among several young recruits under orders by al-Qaida to infiltrate Western society and pull off the biggest operation since the Sept. 11 attacks, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening statements.


In Wildwood, snow fun among the beach balls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:45

In Wildwood, snow fun among the beach ballsAmong the beach balls near the iconic Wildwood sign at the Jersey shore, people were sledding on Tuesday.


Towel found by ex-NFL star's alleged victim seen in video: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:39

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - A friend of Aaron Hernandez appeared in a surveillance video with a towel that was found near the body of a man the former New England Patriots star is accused of murdering in 2013, a defense attorney said on Tuesday. Defense attorney James Sultan asked North Attleborough police officer John Grim about footage taken at a gas station and convenience store hours before the body of semiprofessional soccer player Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's Massachusetts house.


Jury selection begins in Alabama girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:38
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died.

Doctor: Girl thought horror character would hurt her family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:31
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for one of two young Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing their classmate to please a fictional horror character is trying to convince a judge the child acted in self-defense.