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Ohio State wins championship 42-20 over Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 21:59

Ohio State wins championship 42-20 over OregonOhio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.


5-year-old sitting in school bus driver's seat causes crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 21:25
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Police said a New Hampshire school bus driver allowed her 5-year-old son to sit in the driver's seat with the bus running and the boy put it in reverse, sideswiping cars and crashing into a carport.

4 men mourned as fear grips San Francisco neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 21:21
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The residents of a neighborhood plagued by gang violence came together to mourn the killings of four young men shot dead as they sat inside a stolen car.

What's next after South Dakota gay marriage ban struck down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 20:49

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, same-sex marriage supporters rally outside the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. A federal judge on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 declared South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but stayed the decision pending appeal. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn, File) NO SALESSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge in South Dakota has ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, but the decision doesn't mean gay couples can immediately wed.


Bulgaria arrests Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 20:10

Bulgaria arrests Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo attackersBulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers, while in Paris President Francois Hollande led an homage to three slain police officers.


Driver injured after oil truck crashes in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 19:19

Driver injured after oil truck crashes in Cherry Hill, N.J.A driver was injured after losing control of a home oil delivery truck and crashing on I-295 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey early Tuesday morning.


Multi-alarm fire breaks out at Penn Station in New York Citty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 19:06

Multi-alarm fire breaks out at Penn Station in New York CittyFirefighters battled an early morning blaze at New York's Penn Station in midtown Manhattan.


Multi-alarm fire breaks out at Penn Station in New York Citty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 19:06

Multi-alarm fire breaks out at Penn Station in New York CittyFirefighters battled an early morning blaze at New York's Penn Station in midtown Manhattan.


2 injured in icy road crash in Berks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:58

2 injured in icy road crash in Berks Co.Police say two drivers were taken to the hospital after a crash on icy roads in Ruscombmanor Township, Pennsylvania late Monday night.


2 injured in icy road crash in Berks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:58

2 injured in icy road crash in Berks Co.Police say two drivers were taken to the hospital after a crash on icy roads in Ruscombmanor Township, Pennsylvania late Monday night.


1 dead in vehicle crash in Milford Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:23

1 dead in vehicle crash in Milford Twp., Pa.Police say one person is dead following a car crash in Milford Township, Pennsylvania late Monday night.


1 dead in vehicle crash in Milford Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:23

1 dead in vehicle crash in Milford Twp., Pa.Police say one person is dead following a car crash in Milford Township, Pennsylvania late Monday night.


Police deploy pepper spray, gas to disperse Ohio football fans: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:01

Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio, early Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon following the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)(Reuters) - Police in Ohio used pepper spray and tear gas to break up crowds celebrating near the Ohio State University campus following the school's national football championship win over the University of Oregon on Monday night, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Video published online by the newspaper showed hundreds celebrating in the streets before police, some clad in riot gear, sprayed revelers and lobbed gas canisters into the crowds. State and university police declined to provide information on the incident when reached by phone. ...


Judge declares mistrial in South Carolina police murder case: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:32

Former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs sits with lawyers on the second day of testimony in his trial for the murder of Bernard Bailey in Orangeburg(Reuters) - A judge declared a mistrial early on Tuesday morning in a murder case against a white former police chief in South Carolina accused of shooting dead an unarmed black man in 2011, local media reported. The prosecution of Richard Combs is the latest in a series of cases involving white officers charged with killing unarmed black men that have triggered protests and debates about race and police tactics across the United States. Judge Edgar Dickson declared the mistrial around 2 a.m. local time as the jury remained deadlocked after 12 hours of deliberation, broadcaster WLTX reported. ...


Unions intensifying attacks on new emerging free-trade pact

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:55

FILE - In this April 22, 2104 file photo, a protester holds a placard during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo. Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal.


Families of 2012 Connecticut shooting victims sue school board, town: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:29

A sign is pictured in the Sandy Hook area of Newtown, Connecticut(Reuters) - The families of two of the 20 students killed in a 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, are suing the town of Newtown, Connecticut and the local school board over alleged lax security, media reported on Monday. The suit, served by the families of slain Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis, said the town was negligent for not installing classroom doors that could be locked from the inside or bulletproof glass on the school's front windows, the Hartford Courant newspaper reported. Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead 20 first-graders and six educators in the attack on Dec. ...


Turkish entrepreneur aims for university for Syrian refugees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:14

In this frame grab taken from video, 19-year-old Usame Isa, left, and other students take a test, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. Isa dreams of studying engineering, but he doesn’t speak Turkish well enough to pass the language proficiency test required for entry at state universities. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)NEW YORK (AP) — At a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, 19-year-old Usame Isa dreams of studying engineering. But Isa doesn't speak Turkish well enough to pass the language proficiency test required for entry at state universities.


2 Tuskegee Airmen, both 91, die on same day in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:10

This April 7, 2011 photo by Bruce Talamon shows Clarence E. "Buddy" Huntley Jr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II, posing with a P-51C Mustang fighter plane similar to the one that he was a crew chief on while overseas during the war, at Torrance, Calif., Airport. Huntley and fellow Tuskegee Airman Joseph Shambrey, lifelong friends who enlisted together, both died on the same day, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in their Los Angeles homes, relatives said Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Both were 91. Huntley and Shambrey enlisted in 1942 and were shipped overseas to Italy in 1944 with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the Army Air Force's 332nd Fighter Group. As mechanics, they kept the combat planes flying.(AP Photo/Bruce Talamon (c) 2011 All Rights Reserved)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey grew up running track together in the same Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1930s.


To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:43

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about his Administration's Buy Secure Initiative on consumer financial protection while at the Federal Trade Commission in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot. Obama will throw his support behind efforts to give liability protection to companies that quickly share information about attacks, but will require strict protections for personal information, the White House said in a statement. The White House first proposed cyber legislation in 2011. ...


West Coast port troubles persist despite federal mediation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cargo continues to move slowly through the West Coast's major sea ports, despite the intervention of a federal mediator to help dockworkers and their employers reach a new contract.