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Surveillance video captures Berks Co. barbershop shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:19

Surveillance video captures Berks Co. barbershop shootingThe video shows the gunman opening fire at the All-Stars barbershop in Reading, the day before thanksgiving.


UAE police arrest woman on suspicion of killing U.S. teacher

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:17
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates (UAE) police have arrested a UAE woman suspected of killing of an American teacher found stabbed to death in a toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall, police said on Thursday. The suspect later attempted to place a makeshift bomb outside the home of an American expatriate living in the UAE, Colonel Rashid Borshid of the Abu Dhabi police's Criminal Investigation Department told a news conference. The bomb was dismantled and no one was hurt, he said. ...

Committee probing bridge traffic jams to get report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:17
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers probing politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge are set to receive a summary of their investigation.

Overturned tractor-trailer blocks I-76 ramp in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:40

Overturned tractor-trailer blocks I-76 ramp in King of PrussiaAn overturned tractor-trailer is blocking a busy highway on-ramp in King of Prussia.


Authorities probe man accused of posing as a vet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:37
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are looking into whether a man accused of falsely posing as a U.S. Army ranger broke the law while out shopping in suburban Philadelphia.

Police: Anger management talk ends with assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:27
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say a man faces domestic battery charges after assaulting a woman during a discussion about anger management classes.

Committee probing George Washington Bridge traffic jams to get report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:10

Committee probing George Washington Bridge traffic jams to get reportNew Jersey lawmakers probing politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge are set to receive a summary of their investigation.


NYC Christmas tree lighting amid protests, police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 19:05

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree can be seen through the Channel Gardens following a lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York. Weighing in at approximately 13 tons, the 85-foot tall, 90-year-old Norway Spruce will be adorned with 45,000 energy efficient LED lights. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands celebrated in the heart of Manhattan as they watched the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.


Construction worker struck and killed on Route 422 in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 19:02

Construction worker struck and killed on Route 422 in Chester CountyThe worker was struck and killed while setting cones for a highway line-painting project in North Coventry Township.


Blaze damages 2 houses in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:45

Blaze damages 2 houses in Southwest PhiladelphiaA fast-moving blaze damaged two houses in Southwest Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Construction worker struck and killed on Chester Co. highway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:25

Construction worker struck and killed on Route 422 in Chester CountyPolice say a construction worker was struck and killed trying to cross a highway in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania late Wednesday night.


AccuWeather: Increasing Clouds, Chilly Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:04

 Increasing Clouds, Chilly TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says rain arrives Friday night and continues through Saturday.


Pedestrian struck and killed on Chester Co. highway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:00

Construction worker struck and killed on Route 422 in Chester CountyPolice say a pedestrian was struck and killed trying to cross a highway in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania late Wednesday night.


Tribal members mark 150th anniversary of massacre

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 16:21

Members of an honor guard from the Arapaho and Cheyenne Native American tribes participate in a sunrise gathering marking the 150th year since the Sand Creek Massacre, at Riverside Cemetery, in Denver, Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014. Denver's oldest cemetery is the resting place for U.S. Army Capt. Silas Soule, a hero to many Native Americans, who was one of two U.S. Army officers who refused to fire on the Native American families killed at the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — One by one, the runners walked by the simple marble gravestone of one of two U.S. Army officers who refused to fire on their ancestors in one of the worst atrocities in the settlement of the West.


Arpaio's racial profiling case enters new phase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:15

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses as he answers a question at a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Phoenix. County officials are holding a closed-door meeting Thursday to consider action in two lawsuits that accuse Arpaio of abusing his powers. A court is scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, to hear arguments in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that concluded his officers have systematically racially profiled Latinos in vehicle stops. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — A 7-year-old racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff known for immigration enforcement is about to enter a new phase as a judge considers whether to seek punishment against the lawman for disregarding the court's orders.


Experts see Korean parallels in Sony hack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:36

FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, a man walks by a gate at Cyber Terror Response Center of National Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea. Some cybersecurity experts say they’ve found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and attacks blamed on North Korea which targeted South Korean companies last year. Sony has not commented on any Korean connection, except to deny a report Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 that it was poised to announce such a link. But three independent researchers told The Associated Press there are intriguing signs of a North Korean link to the attack, even as others warned it’s difficult to make a definitive connection. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some cybersecurity experts say they've found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and attacks blamed on North Korea which targeted South Korean companies and government agencies last year.


Alabama anti-discrimination bill to be named after Apple's Tim Cook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:27

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna BeachBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who made headlines in October when he publicly acknowledged being gay, is lending his name to legislation to bar discrimination against state employees on the basis of their sexual orientation in his native Alabama. Democratic state Representative Patricia Todd, Alabama's sole openly gay lawmaker, said on Wednesday that Apple was initially hesitant about having Cook's name on her bill, which faces steep odds in the Republican-dominated Legislature, but later embraced the idea. ...


Pennsylvania con artist on trial for Texas oil scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 14:00
By Joe McDonald WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Reuters) - A convicted scam artist went on trial in Pennsylvania on Wednesday charged with bilking investors out of $323,000 in a Texas oil development ruse that federal prosecutors say he ran out of his condominium in the Poconos. Prosecutors say Richard Harley portrayed himself to potential investors as fabulously wealthy, falsely claiming he held hundreds of millions of dollars in bank instruments, $1 billion in Texas oil reserves and a collection of fine art. ...

Rain falls for a second day on parched California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:59

An umbrella vendor makes his way along a soggy city street in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A second day of much-needed rain fell across drought-stricken California on Wednesday, but the storm so far had produced few of the problems such as flooding and mudslides that threatened areas left barren by wildfires. Residents and authorities, however, kept a cautious watch on saturated slopes as scattered showers fell in Southern California, where the heaviest torrents fell a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm that saturated California for a second day Wednesday was just what the dry state needed, adding water to depleted reservoirs, quenching crops and even awakening picturesque waterfalls.


Protests erupt as cop cleared; feds to investigate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:29

Protestors shout at Times Square after it was announced that the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner is not being indicted, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York. A grand jury cleared the white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. A video shot by an onlooker and widely viewed on the Internet showed the 43-year-old Garner telling a group of police officers to leave him alone as they tried to arrest him. The city medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide and found that a chokehold contributed to it. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers who likened the case to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.