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School advocates sue Pennsylvania over funding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:25

School advocates sue Pennsylvania over fundingPublic school advocates sued top state officials Monday, alleging that an irrational system of distributing state subsidies is creating academic inequities and depriving many students of the "thorough and efficient" public education system that the state constitution guarantees.


U.S. transgender people welcome easier path to amend birth papers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:19

Naz Seenauth, a transgender man, poses in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Naz Seenauth's driver's license says he is male. His birth certificate says he is female. The mismatch, he says, is deeply frustrating. New York City, where Seenauth was born and raised, does not accept that he is a transgender man and will not amend his birth certificate, for now at least, even though his doctor will attest to his gender. "It was kind of weird," Seenauth said of his failed attempt to get the document reissued last year, "because New York City is such a liberal place. ...


Texas Governor Perry gets support in felony case from bipartisan lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:17

Texas Governor Rick Perry and lawyers in court on abuse-of-power charges in AustinBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A bipartisan and high-profile group of lawyers on Monday filed a brief seeking to have abuse of power felony charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry thrown out, arguing the indictment against him is constitutionally flawed. Perry, seen as a possible Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, has said he was within his rights as governor in vetoing funds for a county prosecutor, a veto that resulted in the two felony charges being laid against him. ...


Court reinstates whistleblower case at nuke site

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:11
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court reinstated a lawsuit filed by a whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation who claims he was fired by a subcontractor after raising safety issues at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.

Bahamas small plane crash kills prominent pastor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:09
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Severe weather was likely a factor in the small plane crash that killed nine people, including a prominent Christian minister and his wife, on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, the foreign minister said Monday.

Writing workshop helps vets get memories on paper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:02

In this Nov. 4, 2014 photo, military veterans listen as colleagues read from their work at the Veterans Writing Workshop in Harrison, N.Y. The workshop is helping veterans of all ages revisit their memories of military service and commit them to paper. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War — desperate civilians scrambling to escape, military police casually shooting a pet dog, the air smelling of "burning buildings, gunpowder and death."


Lost church group rescued from mountains near Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:56

MNT063LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fifteen members of a church group who became lost during a hike in the mountains outside Los Angeles over the weekend were spotted from the air on Monday and were being rescued by helicopter, a county sheriff's spokesman said. The hikers, who range in age from 14 to 36 years old, became lost on Sunday while hiking to a waterfall in the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Johnie Jones said. ...


Woman struck by car on City Avenue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:53

Woman struck by car on City AvenueA woman was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Philadelphia's Wynnefield Heights section Monday morning.


'Breaking Bad'-inspired Washington, D.C., student sentenced for ricin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A "Breaking Bad"-inspired Georgetown University student who made the deadly chemical ricin in his dormitory room was sentenced on Monday to a year in jail. A U.S. District Court judge ordered the student, Daniel Harry Milzman, 20, of Bethesda, Maryland, to serve 12 months and one day, with 36 months of supervision after release. Milzman pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal possession of a biological toxin in September. Police arrested him in March after he showed some of his ricin to his residential adviser. ...

Barnes to be extradited to Philadelphia on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:50

Barnes to be extradited to Philadelphia on TuesdayAction News has learned that accused kidnapper Delvin Barnes will be returned to Philadelphia Tuesday to face federal kidnapping charges.


Man held on $750K after third DUI arrest in 3 months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:49

Man held on $750K after third DUI arrest in 3 monthsA Chester County man was back in court Monday morning to face his third set of DUI charges.


Burwell says 2015 Obamacare market goal is 9.1 million enrollees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Monday that the federal government's goal is to have 9.1 million people enrolled in private health coverage through Obamacare marketplaces next year. A report released earlier by the administration forecast an enrollment total ranging from 9 million to 9.9 million people, compared with a prediction of 13 million enrollees issued earlier this year by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. A 9. ...

SC seeks dismissal of gay marriage challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:38
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general is asking a federal judge to toss out a challenge to the state's gay marriage ban.

Police: Man sexually assaulted, robbed in Kensington; suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:27

 Man sexually assaulted, robbed in Kensington; suspect soughtPhiladelphia police are looking for the man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man in the Kensington section.


Prosecutor wants cross-country rape suspect jailed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:05
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors on Monday urged a judge to keep a man suspected of raping women in several states locked up while he awaits trial.

Pennsylvania inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal sues over state speech law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:04

FILE PHOTO OF MUMIA ABU JAMAL.By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Mumia Abu-Jamal, serving life in prison for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer, and supporters filed a federal lawsuit on Monday challenging a state law enacted after a college graduation speech the activist inmate gave last month. The state law allows crime victims and prosecutors to take legal action to prevent prisoners from making public statements that cause mental anguish. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the law last month after Abu-Jamal gave a graduation speech for Goddard College in Vermont. ...


Faster airport screening set for military students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:58
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Students at four U.S. military service academies are now eligible for expedited airport screening.

Work begins to fill in museum sinkhole in Ky.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:58

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, cars lie in a sinkhole that opened up at the Skydome showroom in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Workers arrived at the museum on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 to start plugging the hole that swallowed eight prized sports cars. Museum officials say security camera footage showing the floor’s collapse has been viewed nearly 8.4 million times on YouTube. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr., File)A Kentucky museum devoted to Corvettes is ready to put a car-swallowing sinkhole in its rear view mirror.


Notorious hacktivist shares methods, motives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:54

FILE - This March 5, 2012 file photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department in Chicago shows Jeremy Hammond. Once the FBI’s most-wanted cybercriminal, Hammond is serving one of the longest sentences a U.S. hacker has received, 10 years, the maximum allowed under his plea agreement last year. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department, File)MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Cocaine dealers, bank robbers and carjackers converge at Manchester Federal Prison in rural Kentucky — and then there is Jeremy Hammond, a tousle-haired and talented hacker whose nimble fingers have clicked and tapped their way into the nation's computing systems. Among those whose data he helped expose: the husband of the federal judge who sentenced him.


AP IMPACT: US agencies struggle vs. cyberattacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:53

In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, photo, specialists work at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va. A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors.