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Police: Teen daughter connected to mom's killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:44

Teen daughter charged in connection with mom's killingPolice say a man is charged with stabbing a Lehigh County woman to death and the victim's daughter is also facing charges in connection to the crime.


Obama, Italy's Renzi to meet on Ukraine, Islamic State: White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:31

U.S. President Obama to talks to the media during a meeting with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership at the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will meet April 17 to discuss a range of security issues, including the crisis in Ukraine and ongoing efforts to counter Islamic State, the White House said on Tuesday. "Italy is a valued NATO ally and partner on a broad range of global challenges," it said in a statement. Italy is among the European allies working with the United States to address ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists seek to sever ties with Western-backed Kiev, and weighing possible further sanctions against Russia. The two leaders will also discuss the situation in Libya, the White House said.


Coming to a theater near you: esports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:29

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009, file photo, a participant plays a computer game during the Intel Friday Night Game, a competition of the ESL, Electronic Sports League, in Dresden, Germany. The Electronic Sports League and live event broadcaster BY Experience announced plans Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to bring a series of live esports events to 1,500 to 2,000 movie theaters around the world. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Competitive gaming is ready for its close-up.


It's cool to be nice at Tennessee high school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:14

In this Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 image made from video, Independence High School seniors Jake Current, wearing baseball cap, and Daniel Wood, lower right, look at a smartphone during a high school basketball game in Brentwood, Tenn. In an act of kindness, the Independence High basketball team crowned Wood, a student born with Down Syndrome, Coming Home King, which is usually reserved for the most popular students. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)THOMPSON'S STATION, Tenn. (AP) — Acts of kindness have become the cool thing to do at Independence High School in Thompson's Station.


Nintendo forms alliance with mobile game firm in about face

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:52
TOKYO (AP) — After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co. to develop games for mobile devices.

Starving sea lion pups inundate Southern California rescue centers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:23
By Marty Graham San Diego (Reuters) - Animal rescue centers in California are being inundated with stranded, starving sea lion pups, raising the possibility that the facilities could soon be overwhelmed, the federal agency coordinating the rescue said. The precise cause is not clear, but scientists believe the sea lions are suffering from a scarcity of natural prey that forces nursing mothers to venture farther out to sea for food, leaving their young behind for longer periods. "As facilities reach capacity, it will likely not be possible to rescue and rehabilitate every impacted animal," said Justin Viezbecke, stranding coordinator for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. This year, a record 1,450 starving pups have been rescued in Southern California.

New Jersey teacher accused of taking "upskirting" photos of students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:11

New Jersey teacher accused of taking "upskirting" photos of studentsA New Jersey teacher is accused of secretly taking explicit pictures of students.


As Israelis vote, Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:07

As Israelis vote, Netanyahu rules out Palestinian stateIsraelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday after a heated three-month campaign that focused on economic issues but ended with a dramatic last-minute pledge by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.


Missouri set to execute brain-damaged man who killed deputy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:05
(Reuters) - Missouri is set to execute the convicted killer of a sheriff's deputy on Tuesday over objections from his lawyers who say a sawmill accident decades ago cost him part of his brain and made him ineligible for the death penalty. Cecil Clayton, 74, of southwest Missouri, is scheduled to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. CDT at a Missouri state prison. He would be the second inmate executed in Missouri this year and the 10th in the country. He shot Barry County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Castetter in the head while the officer was in his patrol car.

Runner, 16, collapses at practice, dies after heart attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:58
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a high school sophomore has collapsed at track practice and died after suffering back-to-back heart attacks.

Prosecutors: Starving pet dog ate wood, plastic before death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:10
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man is accused of causing the death of his dog, which was so hungry it ate wood and plastic and so cold its temperature didn't register on a thermometer.

Man critical after shooting in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:44

Man critical after shooting in FeltonvillePolice say a man is in extremely critical condition after a shooting in Philadelphia's Feltonville section early Tuesday morning.


United Airlines flight returns to Dulles after disturbance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:40

United Airlines flight returns to Dulles after disturbanceA United Airlines spokesman says a flight headed from Washington, D.C., to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions.


Woman, 25, stabbed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:58

Woman, 25, stabbed in FrankfordPolice say a 25-year-old woman was stabbed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Alabama federal judge declines to lift gay marriage order

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:49

A protester waving a bible walks past in the background as two women named Donna and Tina get married in a park outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham(Reuters) - The battle over gay marriage in Alabama heightened on Monday when a federal judge refused to stay her order to a county judge that he start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade said in a five-page order that Mobile County Probate Court Judge Don Davis must comply with her previous ruling, which found the state's gay marriage ban to be unconstitutional. Alabama's all-Republican Supreme Court had contravened that ruling earlier this month.


NJ Gov. Christie's tax breaks reward political insiders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:27

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Camden Mayor Dana Redd, center, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greet people at a gathering in Camden, N.J. Under Christie, New Jersey has paid more than $2 billion in state tax breaks since 2014, often to corporations with notable political connections and at least one developer who already owed millions of dollars in unpaid state loans, an Associated Press review found. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Under Republican Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey has authorized more than $2 billion in economic development tax breaks since 2014, often to corporations with notable political connections. One grant went to a developer who owes millions of dollars on an unpaid state loan, an Associated Press review found.


Media turns detective with 'The Jinx,' other murder cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:16

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom. Durst was arrested in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst was a rich man living free despite police efforts to link him to murder. Adnan Syed was a young man imprisoned for life for killing an ex-girlfriend.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:01
"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster. It's a setback for the government and for the people of Vanuatu. After all the development that has taken place, all this development has been wiped out." — Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale on Cyclone Pam which destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital alone.

GOP 2016 hopefuls Graham, Pataki to speak at breakfast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:49
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will speak before hundreds of business leaders at Nashua's annual Wild Irish Breakfast in return trips to New Hampshire as they both consider presidential bids.

NYC tour bus firms agree to $7.5 million anti-trust settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:33
Two New York City tour bus companies have agreed to pay $7.5 million and forfeit about 50 stops, including highly prized locations in Manhattan, to settle an anti-trust lawsuit brought by state and federal prosecutors, officials said on Monday. Coach USA Inc, City Sights LLC and their joint venture, Twin America LLC, which was created by the two former rivals in 2009, were accused of monopolizing the market, the U.S. Justice Department and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. "The largest operators of New York City's iconic double-decker tour buses were able to raise prices and deprive city visitors of the benefits of a free and fair market," Schneiderman said in the statement. Coach USA and City Sights both run open-topped, double-decker buses that ferry tourists around the city, but will have to give up stops at Times Square, the Empire State Building and elsewhere under the settlement, the statement said.