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Thousands take part in day of service at Girard College

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 05:23

Thousands take part in day of service at Girard CollegeThousands of people took part in a day of service Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Suit: Stop law shielding lethal injection drugmakers' names

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 05:19
CINCINNATI (AP) — Four death row inmates who are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs want a federal court to prevent the law from taking effect in March.

Oil spills in Montana's Yellowstone River after pipeline leak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 05:13
(Reuters) - Bridger Pipeline LLC said on Monday it has shut the 42,000 barrel per day Poplar pipeline system after a weekend breach that sent as much as 1,200 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana. The pipeline system runs from the Canadian border to Baker, Montana, where it meets the Butte pipeline. Despite the shutdown, the price of Bakken crude was little changed on the Martin Luther King holiday.

Metro victim remembered as woman of faith, family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 04:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — In many ways, Carol Glover was like hundreds of thousands of Washington-area commuters who ride the nation's second-busiest rail system.

RAW VIDEO: MLK Day of Action March in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 04:22

 MLK Day of Action March in Center CityThousands took to the streets to march in Center City.


PHOTOS: Pictures from MLK Day 2015

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 04:14

 Pictures from MLK Day 2015See photos from the march in Center City, the tapping of the Liberty Bell and service projects throughout the area.


Wanted teen agrees to return to home state of Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:48

In this frame grab from video provided by the Bay County Courthouse, Dalton Hayes appears in court via a video link-up between the Bay County Jail and the Bay County Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Hayes and his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips were arrested early Sunday in Panama City Beach, and are suspected of committing a string of crimes. (AP Photo/Bay County Courthouse)PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.


PHOTOS: MLK Day Ceremonies, Day of Service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:17

 MLK Day Ceremonies, Day of ServiceThousands of people took part in various ceremonies and service projects this MLK Day.


PHOTOS: MLK Day Ceremonies, Day of Service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:17

 MLK Day Ceremonies, Day of ServiceThousands of people took part in various ceremonies and service projects this MLK Day.


GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

4 Ohio inmates seek to stop lethal injection law rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:08
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four death-row inmates who are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs want a federal court to prevent the rules from taking effect in March.

Woman who survived Florida mall shooting helping police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:06
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who survived a shooting at a central Florida shopping mall is helping authorities with their investigation.

Fitness model was filming when killed by train in California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:58
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A fitness model and actor who previously shot workout videos on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train during filming near Los Angeles.

Dramatic PLO trial gives terror victims stage for redress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:44

FILE - In this July 31, 2002, file photo, workers clean the inside of a cafeteria hours after a bomb exploded at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing nine, four of them Americans, and wounding more than 70. Terrorism victims are suing the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority in New York for damages under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows victims of terrorism to seek compensation through the U.S. Federal Court System. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a busy district of Jerusalem in 2004.


'American Sniper' astounds with $105.3M over MLK weekend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:43

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper." The film is based on the autobiography by Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.


Bible story: Doubts raised over a Texas inaugural tradition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:26

In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, Texas Supreme Court archivist Tiffany Shopshire shows the 1816 publishing date at the bottom of a page in the Sam Houston Bible, in Austin, Texas. Amateur historians have long thought that Sam Houston's signature was on the missing half of a page, but new evidence is raising doubts about whether the Bible used to swear-in Texas governors for nearly two centuries ever actually belonged to Houston. (AP Photo/Paul Weber)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George W. Bush called it Sam Houston's bible. Rick Perry swore on its centuries-old sheepskin four times. And on Tuesday, Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is set to preserve one of the oldest inaugural traditions in the U.S. when he lays his hand on the historic tome to take the oath of office.


From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:24

In this Jan. 13, 2015 photo, a Ford Mustang, right, is parked next to an F-150 pickup truck at the Lee Sapp Ford dealership in Ashland, Neb. With cheaper gasoline in the tank, some car dealers find they have too many smaller fuel-efficient cars, when trucks and sports cars might sell better. Lee Sapp, who runs the Ford dealership in Ashland, Neb., says that fluctuating gas prices will not necessarily make a person who thinks he needs an F-150 or wants an F-150 pickup truck, switch to a compact car. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.


Thousands take part in day of service honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:09

Thousands take part in day of service at Girard CollegeThousands of people took part in a day of service Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Driver sentenced for leaving 2 special needs students on bus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:56
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — A school bus driver who left two special needs children alone in the vehicle for 45 minutes during a hot summer day has been sentenced to three years of probation.

New details about victim of Sunday's crashes on icy highways

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:50

New details about victim of Sunday's crashes on icy highwaysWe are learning more about one of the three people who were killed in the crashes on icy highways in the Philadelphia area on Sunday.