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1 person dies after smoke empties DC subway station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:33

1 person dies after smoke empties DC subway stationSmoke from an unidentified source filled a busy downtown subway station in the nation's capital Monday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds just before afternoon rush hour, authorities said. One person died and dozens were injured.


Teen rescued after being stuck in mud for 5 hours

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:31
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A fire department spokesman says rescue workers have freed a 16-year-old boy who spent about five hours stuck in mud up to his thighs in a muddy stream in Puyallup, Washington.

Rite Aid donates $10,000 for cameras in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:16

Rite Aid donates $10,000 for cameras in ChesterDrug store chain Rite Aid is donating $10,000 for security cameras in the city of Chester.


1 person dies after smoke empties DC subway station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoke from an unidentified source filled a busy downtown subway station in the nation's capital Monday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds just before afternoon rush hour, authorities said. One person died and dozens were injured.

Second Black Box Recovered from Crashed AirAsia Jet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:32
Search and rescue teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from AirAsia Flight 8501, the second black box recovered in as many days.

Colorado patient tests negative for Ebola: state health officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:18
DENVER (Reuters) - A patient being monitored at a Denver hospital after traveling to countries with a history of Ebola has tested negative for the disease, Colorado health officials said on Monday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had said the test at a state lab was ordered out of "an abundance of caution." The person, whose name has not been released, was transferred by ambulance to the bio-containment unit of Denver Health Medical Center on Sunday after experiencing a fever, the hospital said in a statement. ...

Idaho shooting suspect makes initial court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:16

Police officers talk ouside while emergency medical technicians aid one of the shooting victims in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Police allege John Lee, 29, opened fire at three locations Saturday afternoon in Moscow, killing his adoptive mother, his landlord and then a manager at a restaurant his parents frequented. A Seattle man was critically injured. (AP Photo/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Geoff Crimmins)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting deaths of his adoptive mother and two others in Idaho made an initial court appearance Monday in Washington state, where he was ordered held on $500,000 bail.


AP source: California AG Kamala Harris to run for US Senate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:05

FILE - In this March 8, 2014, file photo, California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention in Los Angeles. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, that she will not seek re-election in 2016. Among likely Democratic candidates are Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both of whom cruised to re-election last fall. Each offered statements Thursday praising Boxer’s tenure, which will end in two years, but did not say if they will run in 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris — the first woman and the first minority to hold that office — will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer, an adviser with knowledge of her plans said Monday.


Georgia board declines to spare Vietnam veteran the death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:03
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Attorneys for a decorated Vietnam War veteran who is due to be executed for the killing of a sheriff's deputy lost a bid on Monday to have a Georgia parole board spare his life, officials said. The execution of Andrew Brannan, 66, by lethal injection is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday. He is slated to be the first person executed in the United States in 2015, the Death Penalty Information Center said. ...

Judge rules SD same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:58

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, same-sex marriage supporters rally outside the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. A federal judge on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 declared South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but stayed the decision pending appeal. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn, File) NO SALESSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday declared South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but marriage licenses won't be immediately issued because the ruling was put on hold pending a potential appeal.


Water main break floods Wynnefield road

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:37

Water main break floods Wynnefield roadThe Philadelphia Water Department is working to repair a 20-inch main that broke in Wynnefield.


New York Times says its reporter won't be forced to testify in leak trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:31
(Reuters) - New York Times reporter James Risen will not be called to testify in a CIA leak case that has become a flashpoint of contention over press freedom, the newspaper reported on Monday. The paper reported on its website that the Department of Justice said in filings it would not call Risen to testify in the U.S. government's federal court case against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling. Sterling's lawyers said on Monday they also would not call Risen to take the stand, after earlier leaving open that possibility, the Times added. ...

2 Albuquerque officers charged with murder in March shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:26

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. Lawyers for two Albuquerque police officers say both will face charges in the March killing of Boyd a homeless camper, a shooting that generated sometimes violent protests around the city and sparked a federal investigation. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation.


2 Penn State trustees say NCAA settlement may be in works

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:12
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State trustees said Monday they have learned the university has proposed new settlement terms with the NCAA in a lawsuit related to the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and want their board chairman to tell them the details.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:00

Pope Francis boards the airplane on the occasion of his trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines, at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Pontiff embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage visiting Sri Lanka and the Philippines exactly 20 years after St. John Paul II's record-making visit to two countries with wildly disparate Catholic populations. Francis will make headlines of his own, drawing millions of faithful in the Philippines and treading unchartered political waters following Sri Lanka's remarkable electoral upset this week.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Apparent Islamic State backers hack U.S. military Twitter feed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:54

A computer screenshot shows the U.S. Central Command Twitter feed after it was apparently hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizersBy David Alexander and Jim Finkle (Reuters) - The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked on Monday by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back, ISIS," the hackers posted on the U.S. Central Command Twitter feed, using an acronym for the hardline Islamist group, which has taken control of parts of Syria and Iraq. U.S. ...


White House: monitoring extent of hacking incident at Centcom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it was monitoring the extent of the hacking incident at U.S. Central Command. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton)

FBI investigating hack of U.S. Central Command's social media accounts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI said on Monday it was investigating the hacking of the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East. The FBI said in a statement it was working with the Defense Department "in order to determine the nature and scope of this incident." The hack on U.S. Central Command was carried out by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.  (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Peter Cooney)

U.S. intelligence agency joins Twitter, hours before military account hacked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There was surely no irony intended, but a new U.S. counterintelligence agency joined Twitter on Monday, just hours before news of the hacking of U.S. military Twitter and YouTube accounts. "The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) joins Twitter...we've said too much already!" tweeted the agency in its inaugural posting earlier on Monday. The agency was formed late last year by U.S. ...

5 Things to Know about Albuquerque police situation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:40
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department has been roiled by a series of police shootings since 2010, many of them deadly. The controversy reached a peak last year after a mentally ill homeless man carrying two small knives was shot and killed by police during a standoff, resulting in raucous protests. Now, prosecutors have decided to bring murder charges against two officers in the shooting. Here are five key facts about the case.