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Supreme Court takes up Cisco patent dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 03:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a patent infringement dispute between computer networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. and rival Commil USA LLC.

U.S. justices to hear Confederate license plate free speech case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 03:12

The Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to weigh in on whether Texas officials should have approved a specialty license plate that displays the Confederate flag. The case raises the issue of how states can allow or reject politically divisive messages on license plates without violating free speech rights. ...


Rolling Stone casts doubt on U.Va. student's account of being gang-raped at fraternity party

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:50
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rolling Stone casts doubt on U.Va. student's account of being gang-raped at fraternity party.

Civilian complaints against NYC police down

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:49

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and police Commissioner William Bratton watch a demonstration at the new New York City Police Academy on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at College Point in the Queens borough of New York. De Blasio and Bratton Thursday outlined training they announced earlier this year that all officers would receive on tactical skills and communication, including how officers talk with residents of the city, following the death of Eric Garner. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Richard Harbus)NEW YORK (AP) — Civilian complaints against New York City police are down this year, especially in the months since the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white officer, according to data obtained Friday by The Associated Press.


Philly rapper Beanie Sigel shot in Pleasantville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:49

Philly rapper Beanie Sigel shot in Pleasantville, N.J.Philadelphia rap artist Beanie Sigel was shot Friday morning in Pleasantville, New Jersey.


Florida triple homicide suspect's SUV found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:47
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As Florida officials searched Friday for a suspect in the killing of his wife, a pastor and a neighbor, church members reflected on what happened.

Detroit emergency manager projects budget surplus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:46
DETROIT (AP) — The state-appointed emergency manager who helped take Detroit into bankruptcy says he sees a budget surplus not long after it emerges.

L.A. man charged after son, 14, takes loaded gun from home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:41
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles man was charged with multiple criminal counts on Friday after prosecutors said he allowed his 14-year-old son to take a loaded gun from the family's home to confront three other teenagers in the neighborhood. The case marked only the second time that the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has ever charged a defendant with failing to properly secure a gun at home. In October, a Los Angeles woman was charged with allowing her 17-year-old son to bring a . ...

NASA: 'There's your new spacecraft, America!"

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:33
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" Pacific splashdown Friday following a dramatic journey 3,604 miles beyond Earth. The achievement opens a new era of human exploration to put people on Mars.

Infant blinded by hunter's bullet returns home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:28
CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — An infant blinded by a hunter's stray bullet that came through his living room window has returned to his Pennsylvania home after more than two months in the hospital.

Former Illinois state lawmaker pleads guilty to child porn charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:27
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former Illinois state lawmaker pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal charge of transporting child pornography through computers at his office and his home, prosecutors said. Former Democratic Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham, 67, of Elgin, resigned his seat in the Illinois General Assembly last March, less than a week after federal agents seized his computers. Farnham admitted that on Nov. 25, 2013, he sent an email from a computer in his Elgin office with the following message: “do you trade. This is what I lik. ...

Police cases stir national protests, debate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:25

Police cases stir national protests, debateGov. Andrew Cuomo says a "long string of events" involving the deaths of black men at the hands of police, not just the Eric Garner case in New York City, threaten to erode the belief many Americans have in the nation's criminal justice system.


Royal visit: Prince William to visit White House

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:25

 Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate. They’re due to arrive Sunday Dec. 7, 2014 for the first trip either has made to the United States’ biggest city, and William also is set to visit the nation’s capital for the first time. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is getting some royal treatment.


President Obama nominates Philly native Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:25

President Obama nominates Philly native Ashton Carter for Secretary of DefensePresident Barack Obama is calling Ashton Carter one of the nation's foremost national security leaders as he nominates him as secretary of defense.


Sierra Leone seeing 80-100 new Ebola cases daily

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:22
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sierra Leone said Friday that between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and the country now hardest-hit by the deadly virus desperately needs over 1,000 beds to treat victims.

Widow of 3 faces charge in 2nd spouse's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:21
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi hit man who authorities said was hired by a woman whose three husbands have all died under unusual circumstances has been convicted of second-degree murder in her second spouse's shooting.

New questions about Cleveland police officer in child shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:09

New questions about Cleveland police officer in child shootingThere are new questions about the Cleveland police officer involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.


Dealer gets 3 years for selling Sandy-flooded cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:08
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A used car dealer in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for selling vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy to unsuspecting customers.

Volunteers to mount new push in search for Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:00

Volunteers to mount new push in search for Shane MontgomeryThey will target bar patrons across Philadelphia during happy hour tonight, hoping to find someone who saw something early Thanksgiving morning.


AccuWeather: Rain Tonight and Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:58

 Rain Tonight and SaturdayMeteorologist David Murphy says Sunday looks dry, but brisk and cool.