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1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat processing plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:39

1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat processing plantMontgomery County authorities have responded to a fatal double stabbing incident at a meat processing plant in Franconia Township.


Body of missing Japanese woman recovered from Montana lake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:31
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in northern Montana have recovered the body of a Japanese woman who went missing during a fishing trip in November.

Sister of 'American Sniper' defendant testifies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:28

Eddie Ray Routh's sister Laura Blevins testifies during the capital murder trial of the former Marine Cpl. at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone, Pool)STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The sister of the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man has testified that when he came to her home on the day of the killings she told him she loved him but hated his demons.


Patriots locker room attendant tried to put unapproved ball into AFC final

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:28
A locker-room attendant for the Patriots tried to introduce an unapproved special teams football into last month's AFC Championship Game, four sources familiar with the investigation told Outside The Lines.

Gas leak forces residents from North Philadelphia homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:22

Gas leak forces residents from North Philadelphia homesA gas leak forced several residents from their homes in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night.


Lockheed says technology investments cut cost of F-35 jets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:05

An F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off on a training sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, FloridaLockheed Martin Corp said a series of manufacturing changes and technology investments were already driving down the cost of the F-35 fighter jet, and the savings were set to triple in the ninth batch of jets to be produced. Lockheed's F-35 program manager Lorraine Martin said on Wednesday that 58 of 131 ideas submitted under a new "Blueprint for Affordability" initiative launched last July had been accepted. Lockheed is working closely with the U.S. government to lower the $400 billion projected cost for developing and building three models of the stealth fighter jet. Lockheed has submitted a proposal to the Pentagon for the ninth and 10th batches of jets, with an eye to completing those contract by the end of the fiscal year.


Co-worker will stand trial in death of Philadelphia child advocate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:04

Co-worker will stand trial in death of Philadelphia child advocateA man charged with fatally shooting his co-worker as she waited for her morning bus to work in North Philadelphia has waived a preliminary hearing and will head to trial.


Carnegie Mellon University wrongly tells 800 applicants they got in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:02
(Reuters) - Carnegie Mellon University mistakenly informed about 800 applicants that they had won a place in one of the school's prestigious computer science programs before retracting the acceptance letters, the school said. The acceptance letters were sent by email on Monday, according to the Pittsburgh-based school. Many hours later - enough time for applicants to share what they thought was happy news with family and friends - the school sent out another round of emails telling the applicants they did not get in after all. "We understand the disappointment created by this mistake," university spokesman Byron Spice said in a statement on Tuesday.

Lockheed cites issue with F-35 software, no delay in Marine target combat use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:58

Executive Vice President of Lockheed Aeronautics Carvalho waves during the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp may need to update the 2B software needed for the F-35 fighter jet to deal with issues that arose during testing, but that should not delay the Marine Corp's plan to declare the jet ready for combat use in July, the head of the company's aeronautics division said Wednesday. Orlando Carvalho, who heads the aeronautics division, said issues came up, but they were "manageable" within the time remaining before that target date. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


Philadelphia man to stand trial in boss' bus stop killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of killing his supervisor as she waited for a bus because he feared she would out him as a thief has been ordered to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.

91-year-old who killed wife as act of mercy leaves prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:43
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A 91-year-old Ohio man who said he killed his ailing wife to end her suffering has been released from prison early after serving six months.

Boston College under investigation over access for disabled

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:31
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has become more difficult to navigate for people with disabilities in recent years, according to former and current students whose complaints have prompted an investigation into whether the school is violating accessibility laws.

1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat packing plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:07

1 dead, 1 in custody after double stabbing at meat processing plantMontgomery County authorities have responded to a fatal double stabbing incident at a meat packing plant in Franconia Township.


Texas judge's immigration rebuke may be hard to challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:06

Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Palo Alto, CaliforniaBy David Ingram and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration faces a difficult and possibly lengthy legal battle to overturn a Texas court ruling that blocked his landmark immigration overhaul, since the judge based his decision on an obscure and unsettled area of administrative law, lawyers said. In his ruling on Monday that upended plans to shield millions of people from deportation, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen avoided diving into sweeping constitutional questions or tackling presidential powers head-on. The failure to do so, Hanen wrote, was a violation of the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act, which requires notice in a publication called the Federal Register as well as an opportunity for people to submit views in writing.


Saladworks files for bankruptcy, says stores will stay open

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:05

Saladworks files for bankruptcy, says stores will stay openThe restaurant chain Saladworks has filed for bankruptcy but says its customers don't have to worry.


More police departments choosing restraint over quick action

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:01
DENVER (AP) — Denver's police chief told officers not to intervene but to stand by and watch as protesters threw red paint on a memorial for fallen officers during a weekend march against police brutality.

Fact sheet: 2015 VW Jetta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:48
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SEL automatic

Who needs a hybrid when there's a diesel Jetta?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:47

This undated photo made available by Volkswagen shows a 2015 VW Jetta TDI. (AP Photo/Volkswagen)For 2015, Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, the Jetta compact sedan, builds on its fine road handling character and adds a nicer interior, freshened front and rear styling, new safety features and a more fuel thrifty diesel engine.


Police: Woman fatally shot self while adjusting bra holster

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:18
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 55-year-old southwestern Michigan woman who died after accidentally shooting herself in the head in January was adjusting a handgun in her bra holster at the time.

Tennessee man charged with fraud for fake Newtown charity

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:00
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to the 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school will face wire-fraud charges, federal officials said. Robert Bruce, a 34-year-old personal trainer from Nashville, will be indicted in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, on six counts of wire fraud on Monday for what prosecutors contend was a scheme in which he collected an unspecified amount of donations intended for victims' families and school safety that he spent on himself. Adam Lanza, 20, killed 26 children and educators in the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before turning a gun on himself.