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Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend breaks silence on assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:00

Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend breaks silence on assaultThe ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has broken her silence months after she says Busch assaulted her at his motor home in Dover.


TSA: 2 women had guns in handbags at JFK airport checkpoints

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes of each other at John F. Kennedy Airport.

FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

Accused bomber's lawyers say cannot get fair trial in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:57

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Thursday asked a U.S. appellate panel to override a federal judge and order his trial moved out of the city, saying an impartial jury could not be seated so close to the site of the 2013 attack. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole has three times rejected pleas by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers to move the trial out of the city where the bombing killed three people and injured 264. "This attack was viewed as an attack on the marathon itself ... and an attack on the city of Boston," attorney Judith Mizner, representing Tsarnaev, 21, told the three-judge panel. Thousands of Boston-area residents were crowded around the race's finish line when twin bombs went off on April 15, 2013, and hundreds of thousands were ordered to remain in their homes four days later while police conducted a massive manhunt for Tsarnaev.


AccuWeather: Frigid Cold Today and Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:54

 Frigid Cold Today and FridayMeteorologist David Murphy says wind chills will be especially severe tonight into Friday morning.


UMass plans to avoid repeat of Blarney Blowout rowdiness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:45
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts and Amherst town officials have developed a plan they hope will prevent a repeat of the drunken rowdiness that accompanied last year's so-called Blarney Blowout pre-St. Patrick's Day parties.

More Than 160 Exposed to Deadly 'Superbug' at Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:45
A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 160 others were exposed.

Man shot, killed in Southwest Philadelphia laundromat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:43

Man shot, killed in Southwest Philadelphia laundromatA man was shot and killed inside a Southwest Philadelphia laundromat on Thursday.


Judge throws out Ohio inmates' lethal injection lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:40
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by four death row inmates who challenged an Ohio law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs.

TransCanada to seek US approval for $600M Upland Pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:35
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will seek U.S. government approval for another pipeline — this one going north.

Biden heading to New Hampshire as he weighs 2016 bid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to New Hampshire, yet another state with an early Democratic presidential primary.

Iraqi man charged with lying about links to Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:29
DETROIT (AP) — An Iraqi man living in Michigan is charged with lying to federal officials about plans to train and fight with the Islamic State group in the Middle East.

Missouri secretary of state announces bid for U.S. Senate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:26
(Reuters) - Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced on Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016 in a race likely against Republican incumbent Roy Blunt. Kander, 33, was elected secretary of state in 2012, and had served in the Missouri House of Representatives for eight years. The first Democrat to enter the race, Kander announced his candidacy in a video in which he said politicians in Washington are not doing enough to strengthen the economy and protect national security. "Missouri has a senator who has been in Washington for nearly 20 years and has been running for one political office or another for 40 years," he said.

1 dead in crash on I-476 North in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:23

1 dead in crash on I-476 North in Delaware CountyOne person is dead following a crash that slowed traffic on the northbound Blue Route (I-476) in Delaware County.


Multi-alarm fire scorches home in Millville, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:22

Multi-alarm fire scorches home in Millville, NJFirefighters battled a multi-alarm fire at a home in Millville, Cumberland County.


FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:09

FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spiceHundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice - a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.


FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:09

FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spiceHundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice - a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:07

AP10ThingsToSee - A reveler from the Sao Clemente samba school poses for a photo as he waits for the start of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:07

AP10ThingsToSee - A reveler from the Sao Clemente samba school poses for a photo as he waits for the start of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Record-breaking cold in U.S. Midwest heads to frigid East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:05

A woman reads a tablet beside a fire pit on cold winter evening outside the Science Center at Harvard University in CambridgeBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bone-chilling cold in the U.S. Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York. Arctic air was expected to keep its grip on the nation's midsection on Friday morning, a day after the minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 22 Celsius) measured in Chicago broke the low temperature record of minus 7 degrees for the day set in 1936, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Oravec. The wind chill made temperatures in Chicago feel like minus 25, he said. Chicago public schools, serving 396,000 students in the third largest U.S. school district, canceled classes on Thursday and many commuters there were bundled so heavily that only their eyes could be seen.