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Police: Man shot by police had threatened to kill wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:47
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot after he fired at an officer during a domestic dispute in Jacksonville.

Chicago commuter trains will stop marking gender on monthly passes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:37
Many Chicago commuters are not even aware of the little rubber-stamp mark on their monthly train pass indicating 'M' for male or 'F' for female. Now Metra, which runs 11 commuter train lines in and around Chicago carrying 150,000 passengers a day, said it will phase out the practice by early next year. Metra says it does not know how much the gender mark actually helps to reduce fare fraud.

Drone with drugs, porn seized near Maryland prisons, two arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:14
The men were arrested late on Saturday near the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution at Cumberland in western Maryland, the state prison department said. A spokesman said officers seized pornographic video discs, tobacco, a loaded handgun, illegal drugs and the drone. The attempt is the first in Maryland to fly contraband into a prison using a drone, the spokesman said.

US judge: Palestinians to pay $10M to secure terror verdict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:55
NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash — and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal — to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday.

Auction of D. Brent Pogue coin collection could fetch $20M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:41

This undated photo provided by Stack’s Bowers Galleries shows a 1794 Flowing Silver Dollar expected to sell for nearly $3-$5 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at Sotheby’s New York auctionhouse on Sept. 30, 2015. The 105-coin sale is the second of five auctions by Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s of federal coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection. (Stack’s Bowers Galleries via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York auction of American coins from 1792 to the 1830s could bring as much as $20 million.


2 former delivery drivers sue Pizza Hut over company fees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:37
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Two former Pizza Hut delivery drivers are suing the company, claiming its delivery fees on orders illegally cut into their tips.

Water back on after Legionnaires' scare at West Chester Univ.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:18

Water back on after Legionnaires' scare at West Chester Univ.Classes are underway at West Chester University following a health scare. The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' Disease was recently discovered in nine campus buildings.


Texas man convicted in 1976 slaying gets life sentence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:15
BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — A 59-year-old mentally impaired Texas man imprisoned for more than 35 years despite his original murder conviction being overturned has received the maximum sentence of life in prison after he was found guilty a second time.

Teens are shopping more like their parents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:13

In this July 27, 2015, photo, Giulia Pugliese, 15, right, shops for clothes with friends at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that’s putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More teens are thrifty nowadays, a habit picked up from their recession-scarred parents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she's particular about what she wears.


Target Corp. agrees to pay $2.8M discrimination settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Monday.

Dump truck and car involved in Bucks Co. crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:59

Dump truck and car involved in Bucks Co. crashA dump truck and a car were involved in a crash on Monday afternoon in Perkasie, Bucks County.


Man dies after being shot by police in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:58
ARCHDALE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been shot to death by police during a domestic dispute in central North Carolina.

New Mexico attorney general plans school district probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:55

FILE - This Jan. 29, 2015 file photo shows New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas talking during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Balderas, is launching an investigation into how the state's largest school district hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges. Balderas announced Monday, Aug. 24, his office will look into why Albuquerque Public Schools' safety protocols were breached and Jason Martinez was hired in June before a background check was completed. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the state's largest school district hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges.


West Chester Univ. shuts off hot water due to Legionnaires' Disease bacteria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:51

West Chester Univ. shuts off hot water due to Legionnaires' Disease bacteriaWest Chester University has turned off the hot water to nine of its buildings as a precaution after finding the bacteria that can cause Legionnaires' disease.


NB Blue Route re-opens after overturned vehicle crash in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:49

NB Blue Route re-opens after overturned vehicle crash in Delaware CountyTraffic is moving again after a crash involving an overturned dump truck on I-476 North in Broomall, Pa.


Delay sought in hearing for ex-officer charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:48
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking to delay a bond hearing for a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist.

Pa. AG Kathleen Kane in court to face charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:48

Pa. AG Kathleen Kane in court to face chargesKathleen Kane followed an entourage of law enforcement agents and her twin sister into the Montgomery County Courthouse, offering no comment as she walked by a corridor filled with reporters and photographers.


Man dies after being shot multiple times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:31

Man dies after being shot multiple times in KensingtonPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


White House aims to boost homeowner renewable energy use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:29

Solar panels are pictured on the rooftops of residential homes in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, later on Monday to unveil the new steps, which include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy. The Department of Interior on Monday approved the Blyth Mesa Solar project in California and its transmission line, expected to bring enough solar energy to power 145,000 homes.


Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane in court today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:28

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane in court todayPennsylvania's top prosecutor will find herself at the defense table in the first evidence hearing.