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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.


AP EXPLAINS: President's State of Union address to Congress

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

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 1941 file photo President Franklin D. Roosevelt adresses a joint session of Congress as Speaker Sam Rayburn, left, and Vice President John N. Garner, look on. With World War II looming, Roosevelt used his 1941 address to outline the "Four Freedoms," freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama takes the dais in the House of Representatives on Tuesday to tell a joint session of Congress, Cabinet members, judicial and military dignitaries and a national television audience about his plans for the coming year. He will be giving a report on The State of the Union, an assessment mandated by the U.S. Constitution and a tradition since George Washington gave the first such report to Congress in 1790. Here's a brief explanation of what was originally known as the president's Annual Message to Congress:


Bucks County woman chased child, 10, with knife, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:42

Bucks County woman chased child, 10, with knife, police sayA Bucks County woman is behind bars, accused of threatening a child with a knife.


Amazon to produce, acquire original movies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:34
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is getting into the movie business.

Coughing neighbors make Bay Area rethink outdoor cooking

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

In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 photo, a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker sits on display for sale, in Alameda, Calif. The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens among homeowners has a booming number of their neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke, leading San Francisco Bay Area air-quality officials to consider tightening rules on wood-burning pizza ovens and smokers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens among homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area has an increasing number of their neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke, leading air-quality officials to consider tightening rules on wood-burning pizza ovens and smokers.


Theater shooting case draws huge pool of prospective jurors

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

FILE -- This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows a view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20 at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. The trial begins with 9,000 possible jurors and a rare opportunity to see a mass shooter stand trial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool, File)DENVER (AP) — One of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history will be replayed in a Colorado courtroom — but only after an unprecedented jury pool of 9,000 people is winnowed to a handful to decide whether James Holmes was insane when he opened fire in a suburban movie theater.


PHOTOS: The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:00

 The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.View images relating to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


PHOTOS: The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:00

 The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.View images relating to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.