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Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein charged with terrorism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:15

Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein charged with terrorismThe man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to "wake people up," according to court documents filed Thursday that provided the first indication of a possible motive.


Millville's own Mike Trout unanimous pick for 1st AL MVP Award

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:09

Millville's own Mike Trout unanimous pick for 1st AL MVP AwardMike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League's Most Valuable Player award after consecutive second-place finishes.


$45M awarded to Tacony dungeon victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:07

$45M awarded to Tacony dungeon victimA Philadelphia woman, a victim of unspeakable torture, has been awarded $45 million, but it's unlikely she'll ever see a dime.


Havertown native is 'Scandal,' 'How to Get Away with Murder' secret weapon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:01

Havertown native is 'Scandal,' 'How to Get Away with Murder' secret weapon'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away With Murder' are Thursday night staples on 6abc and there's a local man who you might call the "triple threat" for the shows' success.


Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:59

Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens FridayThe new Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park outside Philadelphia City Hall hosted a soft opening for its sponsors and invited guests Thursday night.


NY chef aiming for gingerbread house world record

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:55

Some of the gingerbread house creations by Chef Jon Lovitch are displayed in his GingerBread Lane, at the New York Hall of Science, in the Queens borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Lovitch, a Manhattan chef who holds the Guinness record for creating the world's largest collection of gingerbread houses, is now going for another record, competing against himself by assembling more than 1,000 new ones. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Special materials are going into the most colorful New York real estate development: 3,550 pounds of royal icing, 700 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of dough.


2 officers wounded at Connecticut Navy base

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:34
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man at a Connecticut base.

2 suspects convicted in 2010 murder of Chicago cop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:23
CHICAGO (AP) — Two men accused in the May 2010 killing of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV were found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder.

Ebola-Stricken Doctor to be Flown to US for Treatment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:35
The surgeon was working in Sierra Leone.

US, India end impasse that threatened WTO pact

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:32

An Indian woman harvests paddy in a paddy field on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, one of the world's largest grain exporters, Thursday, Nov. 13 2014. The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by governments, clearing a major stumbling block to a deal to boost world trade. India had insisted on its right to subsidize grains under a national policy to support hundreds of millions of impoverished farmers and provide food security amid high inflation. The U.S. and others in the World Trade Organization, meanwhile, were more focused on ensuring their food exporters weren't disadvantaged by the possibility of surplus Indian grain flooding the world market. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by the Indian government, clearing a major stumbling block to a deal to boost world trade.


Police: North Texas grandmother shot in sleep

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:21
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police say a gang member has been arrested after an 80-year-old woman was shot in her sleep during a drive-by shooting.

Court won't overturn ruling on Arizona no-bail law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:21

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in the closely watched case. The high court kept intact a lower-court ruling from three weeks ago that struck down the law, which was passed in 2006 amid a series of immigration crackdowns in Arizona over the past decade. Arpaio and County Attorney Bill Montgomery defended the law before the courts. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday in the closely watched case.


Boston Scientific ordered to pay $26.7 million over mesh devices

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:14
By Zachary Fagenson and Jessica Dye MIAMI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp was ordered Thursday to pay four women a total of $26.7 million after it was found liable for selling faulty transvaginal mesh devices, following one of the first federal trials resulting from thousands of lawsuits over the devices. After deliberating for a few hours, a Miami federal court jury found Boston Scientific liable following an eight-day trial. ...

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:01

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, rebels from al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, wave their brigade flag, as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter at Taftanaz air base that was captured by the rebels in Idlib province, northern Syria. In the early dawn of Nov. 2, militant leaders with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria and sealed a deal to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a prominent Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander said. Such an alliance could be a significant blow to struggling U.S-backed Syrian rebels. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Baker Hughes says in deal talks with Halliburton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:52
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday it is talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger.

Gay couples marry in Kansas despite legal fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:51

Shelly Walston, left, and Mallory Rine swear their information is correct as they pick up their marriage license application at the Sedgwick County Courthouse in Wichita, Kan., Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request Wednesday from the state to block gay and lesbian couples from getting married in Kansas while the state fights lawsuits challenging Kansas' gay-marriage ban. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gay couples across Kansas headed Thursday to county offices where judges granted marriage licenses and waived waiting periods after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex unions over the objections of the state's attorney general.


Report: Planes used to gather cellphone data

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

SAP to pay Oracle $359M to end bitter legal battle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.

Florida man executed for stepdaughter's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:28

In this undated arrest photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows inmate Chadwick Banks. Banks from Gadsden County, Fla., is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, for the 1992 murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter. He also killed his sleeping wife on the same day. (AP Photo/FDLE)STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who fatally shot his sleeping wife and then raped and killed his young stepdaughter 22 years ago was put to death Thursday for the child's slaying.


WVU suspends fraternity, sorority activities

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:26
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended social and pledging activities at its campus-affiliated fraternities and sororities after two problems on campus.