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Mt. Laurel mom still missing, husband being sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:27

Mt. Laurel mom still missing, husband being soughtPolice and family members are pleading for help finding a young mother of two who has been missing since December - and now it appears her husband is missing, too.


Vigil held at Love Park for France terror attack victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:20

Vigil held at Love Park for France terror attack victimsMore than 200 people gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park in a solemn vigil for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.


Daycare in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County shut down after child dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:19

Daycare in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County shut down after child diesState authorities have shut down a day care in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County has been shut down following the death of a child.


US judge tosses lawsuit vs. UN over Haiti cholera outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:13
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak, a U.S. judge said Friday in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open the international body to an onslaught of litigation.

NYC jail rules add restrictive housing, limit solitary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:07
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City agency that oversees jails outlined on Friday its proposed changes to the rules governing the nation's second-largest jail system, including the creation of severely restrictive housing units for inmates at Rikers Island who are deemed the most dangerous.

2 injured in Monroe Township blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:59

2 injured in Monroe Township blazeAuthorities say two people were injured in a 2-alarm house fire in Monroe Township, New Jersey.


Man struck by SEPTA trolley in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:44

Man struck by SEPTA trolley in MantuaA man was struck by a SEPTA trolley in Philadelphia's Manuta section.


APNewsBreak: Missouri leaders sought Ferguson resignation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:33

File-This Aug. 15, 2014, file photo shows Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park. Interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show some of Missouri’s top leaders tried to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, there were several meetings where pressure was applied. Jackson never resigned. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and records released Friday show.


Holiday bread that made dozens sick was laced with drug

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:30
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Preliminary lab results show that a Latin American holiday bread that made dozens of people sick this week in Southern California was laced with a synthetic drug.

Appellate court won't reconsider Idaho gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:23
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter's request for a review of the court's ruling last year that overturned Idaho's ban on gay marriage.

In court and Congress, Obama's resistance to pipeline tested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:21

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides from the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, after the House overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline which would carry oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. The bill passed on a 266-153 vote, one of the first pieces of legislation considered by the Republican-controlled Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a double blow, the newly empowered Republican-led Congress and the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday undercut President Barack Obama's opposition to the long Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Police say girl was alive when father tossed her over bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:18

This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Jail shows John Jonchuck. The 25-year-old faces a first-degree murder charge after throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway, early Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pinellas County Jail)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Five-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was likely alive when her father dropped her over a bridge railing, sending her into the waters of Tampa Bay, police said Friday.


Group derides behavior in video of police shooting aftermath

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:17
CLEVELAND (AP) — A civil rights group says footage from a surveillance video that shows the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun and the rough treatment of his teenage sister is evidence that Cleveland police officers fail to protect and serve citizens.

FBI releases sketch of man seen at blast near NAACP office

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:17

FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders holds up a sketch of a person of interest in the bombing of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP after a press conference with local and national law enforcement agencies Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at the Colorado Springs Police Operations Center. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Friday released a composite sketch of the man they believe detonated an explosive near the offices of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.


University of Oregon sued over rape accusation involving athletes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:16
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A University of Oregon student who says she was raped by three players on the school's basketball team has sued the university, saying officials had known one of the men was suspended from another college over sexual misconduct claims, lawyers said on Friday.  The woman, still a student at the University of Oregon, filed the lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. federal court in Eugene, Oregon. She is seeking monetary damages that include payment of her tuition and compensation for emotional pain and suffering, among other things. ...

Report: New Media completes $280 million purchase of Halifax

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:51
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One of its newly acquired newspapers is reporting that New Media Investment Group Inc. has completed the purchase of the Halifax Media Group.

Officer struck as he saves boy from out-of-control car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:50
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an officer kept a teenager from being hit by a car as the youth walked along a suburban New York highway, but the officer ended up being hit himself.

FBI releases sketch of 'person of interest' in Colorado NAACP bombing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:29
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The FBI released a sketch on Friday of a man possibly linked to a homemade bomb that exploded behind NAACP offices in central Colorado earlier this week, but investigators would not speculate on a motive for the blast. On Tuesday, an improvised explosive device detonated against an exterior wall of a building that houses offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver. ...

U.S. prosecutors recommend criminal charges against Petraeus - N.Y. Times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:12

CIA Director David Petraeus (L) speaks to members of a Senate (Select) Intelligence hearing on "World Wide Threats" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against former CIA chief David Petraeus for improperly providing classified information to a female Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair, the New York Times reported on Friday. The newspaper cited officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Justice Department investigation focuses on whether Petraeus gave the woman, Paula Broadwell, access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information. The Times said officials have recommended felony charges. ...


Islamic cleric gets life in plot to kidnap tourists in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:06

In this courtroom sketch Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, makes a statement to the judge, flanked by his defense attorneys, Sam Schmidt, left, and Lindsay Lewis address the court during Mustafa's sentecing Friday, Jan 9, 2015, in New York where Mustafa, an Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges in a 1998 kidnapping that killed four tourists in Yemen and in failed plans to build a terrorist training camp in the U.S. was sentenced to life in prison. Mustafa's lawyers had urged the judge to take into account that he is missing hands and forearms from what he described from the witness stand as a 1993 engineering accident involving explosives. He also suffers from psoriasis, diabetes and high blood pressure. But U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest said she will not prejudge the ability of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to properly evaluate Mustafa's needs and to designate an appropriate prison. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian-born cleric who turned a London mosque into a training ground for extremist Islamists was sent to prison for life on Friday by a judge who cited his lack of remorse for "barbaric" acts that included aiding kidnappers who killed four tourists in Yemen in 1998 and sending two men to the United States to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.