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Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:36
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible hasn't gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn't seen the slain civil rights icon's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal in recent years, either.

Pings detected as searchers hone in on AirAsia black boxes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:19

Searchers hone in on black boxes from AirAsia planeWhile Indonesia's navy said divers had not yet found the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea two weeks ago, searchers on Sunday honed in on intense pings detected amid a growing belief that the devices will soon be recovered.


North Dakota county feels Bakken boom ebb away as oil falls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:14

An oil drilling rig near a home outside WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder CROSBY, N.D. (Reuters) - Just over a decade ago, this sleepy farming community on the fringe of North Dakota's Bakken shale formation hosted the state's first horizontal oil well to be hydraulically fractured, or fracked, helping set in motion an economic revolution that shook the world. Today, Divide County may be another vanguard for the state, this time ominous, as the first to feel the full effect of a collapse in prices that has lopped more than 50 percent off the price of oil since the summer. ...


Producer, indie film champion Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:02

FILE - In this April 22, 1959, file photo, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., poses outside the main gate at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, died died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from congestive heart failure, his son told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died. He was 88.


Christie may reach for reset button in New Jersey state of state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:34

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (R) applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New JerseyBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance next week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises.     On Tuesday, Christie will deliver his state of the state address, potentially the biggest speech he'll make before announcing his presidential intentions, a decision that could come by the end of the month. ...


Illinois inauguration raises questions of corporate influence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:33

Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner talks to media after meeting with Obama and other gov-elects at the White HouseBy Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner campaigned as a reformer of the state's often corrupt politics. But watchdog groups say activities surrounding his inauguration Monday are among the priciest of any incoming governor and take advantage of a loophole in campaign finance that allows wealthy special interests to gain access to those who hold political power. These groups say Rauner's inauguration festival -with a total tab estimated to reach $10 million - is emblematic of a trend in other states. ...


U.S. Supreme Court to weigh new religious rights case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:31

Actors perform during a nativity scene procession in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will take up a new religious rights case when it considers whether a town in Arizona discriminated against a local church by forcing it to remove signs notifying the public of its worship services. The nine justices are set to hear a one-hour argument in an appeal filed by the Good News Community Church, which objected to its treatment by town officials in Gilbert, Arizona. The church says its free speech rights, protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, were violated. ...


Chris Christie will attend Sunday's Cowboys game

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:26

Chris Christie will attend Sunday's Cowboys gameGov. Chris Christie will be attending Sunday's Dallas Cowboys game in Wisconsin - and paying for it on his own dime.


Prosecutor: Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:04

 Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shootingThe shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, a prosecutor said Sunday.


Novelist Robert Stone, known for 'Dog Soldiers' dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:49

This Nov. 7, 2013 photo shows American novelist Robert Stone during an interview in New York to promote his latest book "Death of the Black-Haired Girl." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as "A Flag for Sunrise" and "Dog Soldiers," died Saturday at age 77.


Jackpots grow for Powerball, Mega Millions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:31

Jackpots grow for Powerball, Mega MillionsTwin jackpots, together worth $422 million, are still up for grabs.


Pa. man working on friend's chimney dies in fall from roof

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:07

Pa. man working on friend's chimney dies in fall from roofAuthorities say a 47-year-old Pennsylvania man has plunged to his death after falling from a roof while trying to repair a chimney.


Video: Paris grocery gunman claims allegiance to ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:02

 Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shootingA video emerged Sunday purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and defending the attacks on the satirical newspaper and the Jewish store.


Video: Paris grocery gunman claims allegiance to IS group

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 19:54

 Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shootingA video emerged Sunday purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and defending the attacks on the satirical newspaper and the Jewish store.


Arsonists attack German paper that published French cartoons

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 19:42

Arsonists attack German paper that published French cartoonsPolice in Germany have detained two men suspected of an arson attack early Sunday against a newspaper that republished the cartoons of French weekly Charlie Hebdo.


Police: 3 murdered execution style in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 19:22

 3 murdered execution style in Mayfair homePhiladelphia police are investigating a triple murder in Mayfair.


Idaho gunman kills 3 in multiple shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 14:27
A gunman killed three people and wounded another during a shooting spree Saturday at three locations in Moscow, Idaho, the authorities said.

Missouri mother gets 25 years for role in baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 14:15
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri mother has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend to sexually assault her 4-month-old daughter in an attack that later killed the child.

Sheriff's office: Man at Texas hospital has surrendered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 14:04

Tomball Police Det. Jimmy Harral speaks to the media at Tomball Regional Medical Center Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Tomball, Texas. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent of a patient and at least two people were being held hostage. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)TOMBALL, Texas (AP) — The father of a patient at a southeast Texas hospital who became distraught over his son's condition surrendered without incident after about a four-hour standoff Saturday night in his son's hospital room, authorities said.


Crimefighters: Who killed Andrew Anderson?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:55

 Who killed Andrew Anderson?A reward is being offered to help find the suspect who shot and killed a young man who was sitting in a car in Camden.