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Vermont man asks for new trial in teacher death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:35
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her is asking for a new trial.

Blaze forces residents from Delaware Co. apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:33

Blaze forces residents from Delaware Co. apartmentsOfficials say a fast-moving fire forced several residents from a Marple Township, Pennsylvania apartment building early Wednesday morning.


Judge to review competency of Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:08
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday is scheduled to review the mental competency of a girl accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. The girl, Morgan Geyser, and her friend, Anissa Weier, were both 12 when they were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on a friend the morning after a sleepover in late May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee. ...

Chicago expected to pass law to stem redevelopment of cheap hotels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:04
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to pass an ordinance on Wednesday that will make it tougher to redevelop single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels, which advocates say will protect residents from homelessness. Hotel residents are often disabled, veterans or seniors on fixed incomes. Advocates for the poor say that over 2,000 SRO units have been lost to redevelopment in gentrifying neighborhoods in the past three years, forcing some residents onto the streets. ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to convene 2nd Atlantic City summit today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:01

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to convene 2nd Atlantic City summit todayGov. Chris Christie is set to hold his second Atlantic City summit since September as the state and city cope with a failing gambling.


US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:42

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to actA groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing global warming.


Pedestrian struck on Route 1 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:18

Woman struck, killed on Route 1 in BensalemA crash involving a pedestrian has shut down Route 1 South in Bensalem.


Swede wins World Series of Poker, $10M top prize

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:11

Martin Jacobson holds up the World Series of Poker main event bracelet after winning the tournament and its $10 million prize, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. Ryan Riess, who won the tournament last year, is at right. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Swedish man who got his start playing online poker after late restaurant nights while he trained to be a chef is $10 million richer after winning the top World Series of Poker main event prize Tuesday night.


2nd hole forms in Tampa Bay-area neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:10
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — A second hole has formed in a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood where a hole developed in a driveway and swallowed a car.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:01

Jerrod Knight of the Navy Ceremonial Guard, center, cheers with the crowd on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


China's online holiday sets record $9.3B sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:54

In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma speaks in front of a giant screen showing real-time sales figures of e-commerce giant Alibaba, on the "Singles' Day" online shopping festival at the Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. China's largest Internet retailer rang up more than $9 billion during the country's biggest online shopping holiday, smashing last year's figure to set a record for a single day of sales. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — China's largest Internet retailer rang up more than $9 billion during the country's biggest online shopping holiday, smashing last year's figure to set a record for a single day of sales.


European spacecraft begins descending to comet 67P

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:52

European spacecraft begins descending to comet 67PThe European Space Agency's unmanned Rosetta probe successfully released a lander toward the surface of comet 67P


AccuWeather: Dense fog to start, then mild

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:47

 Dense fog to start, then mildMeteorologist David Murphy says a prolonged stretch of colder weather begins tomorrow.


AccuWeather: Dense fog, then mild

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:38

 Dense fog to start, then mildMeteorologist David Murphy says a prolonged stretch of colder weather begins tomorrow.


2-car head-on collision in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:27

2-car head-on collision in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say two-cars collided head-on near Northeast Philadelphia High School early Wednesday morning.


Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:01

Man shot in the head in North Philadelphia diesPolice say a man in his 20's was found with a gunshot wound to the head in North Philadelphia and died a short time later.


Wounded Iraq War veteran, anti-war activist dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:01
SEATTLE (AP) — Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq War veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary "Body of War," has died. He was 34.

Marilyn Monroe's lost love letters to be auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:58

This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows a nude-colored underwire brassiere with mesh-lined cups worn by actress Marilyn Monroe as part of her professional wardrobe. Marilyn Monroe's Lost Archives are coming to light now, along with a cache of other Monroe memorabilia that the Beverly Hills auction house Julien's is putting up for sale on Dec. 5-6, 2014. Along with the letters from DiMaggio, Miller and such Hollywood luminaries as Cary Grant and Jane Russell are some of the actress' favorite clothes, photographs, paintings and other keepsakes. (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's no secret Joe DiMaggio loved Marilyn Monroe. The baseball great cried at her funeral and for 20 years had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week.


Californians arrive home after Russian detention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:33

Liana Randazzo, right, hugs her father Joe after she arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Randazzo was one of the four U.S. students who traveled to Russia for a leadership conference and had their trip cut short and ordered home after Russian authorities said they had the wrong visas. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four students returned home to smiles and hugs from family and friends in the U.S. Tuesday after being briefly detained in Russia during a student leadership conference.


Boy killed in San Francisco Bay Area hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:24
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities say a driver fleeing police struck and killed a boy in a crosswalk and continued driving.