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Key issues for jurors in Colorado theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:52

FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. Jury selection in the Colorado theater shootings is going faster than expected, and attorneys will start questioning individual jurors on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, about a week sooner than first thought. Those chosen will decide whether Holmes was legally insane at the time of the July 20, 2012, attack during a showing of a Batman movie in the Denver suburb of Aurora. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is going faster than expected, and attorneys will start questioning individual jurors Wednesday, about a week sooner than first thought.


Newsweek Twitter feed briefly hacked

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:40
NEW YORK (AP) — The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked this morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

Man charged with 1st-degree murder in UVa student death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:39

Man charged with 1st-degree murder in UVa student deathThe man already charged with the abduction of a University of Virginia student who was missing for weeks before her body was discovered has been indicted on a count of first-degree murder in the case, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.


Man case charged with 1st-degree murder in UVa student death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:24

Man charged with 1st-degree murder in UVa student deathThe man already charged with the abduction of a University of Virginia student who was missing for weeks before her body was discovered has been indicted on a count of first-degree murder in the case, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.


4 held after crossing US-Mexico border on watercraft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:16
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego says three women and a 15-year-old boy were taken into custody after illegally entering the United States from Mexico on personal watercraft.

2 men wounded after shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:16

2 men wounded after shooting in Port RichmondPolice say two men were wounded after a shooting in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section early Tuesday morning.


West Virginia woman charged with killing pastor in his home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:10
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia have charged a woman with killing a pastor in his home.

Driver hurt after tanker truck jackknifes on I-476 in West Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:09

Driver hurt after tanker truck jackknifes on I-476 in West ConshohockenThe driver of a tanker truck is recovering after his truck jackknifed on the Blue Route in West Conshohocken.


Obama seeks $2 billion in private dollars for clean energy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.

Moon objects found in astronaut Neil Armstrong's closet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:53

NASA handout photo of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong smiling in the lunar module after his historic moonwalkA treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the lunar surface, the Smithsonian Institution has said. Armstrong died in August 2012 and his wife, Carol, found the items from the 1969 lunar landing as she was cleaning out one of his home closets in Cincinnati, Allan Needell, a space history curator at the National Air and Space Museum, wrote in a recent blog.


Driver slams into utility pole in Prices Corner, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:51

Driver slams into utility pole in Prices Corner, Del.A driver slammed into a utility pole that knocked out power for 1,200 customers in Prices Corner, Delaware Tuesday morning.


Jenner speculation comes at key time for transgender rights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:46

In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, with stitches and a scar on his face, attends an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Whether or not Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts - ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts — ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding.


Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:46

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014 file photo, robots install rivets on a 2015 Ford F-150 truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report from the Boston Consulting Group said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.


Court: Rehire teacher who put 'I abuse animals' sign on boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:44
WIND GAP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court says a special education teacher shouldn't have been fired for hanging an "I abuse animals" sign around the neck of an autistic, mentally challenged 14-year-old who hit a goat during a petting zoo field trip.

Roof at music store with Liberace piano collapses under snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:38

In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo, Tim Howard, of Boston, plays a piano once owned by Liberace at the Piano Mill in Rockland, Mass. A section of roof collapsed into the music store's showroom under the weight of snow Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, after Rockland received 29 inches of new snow the previous day. Store owner Rob Norris said it is unclear if the Liberace piano was damaged. No one was in the building at the time of the collapse, nor is anyone being allowed inside until a structural engineer assesses damage. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — A section of roof at a Massachusetts music store that's home to a rhinestone-covered grand piano once owned by Liberace has collapsed under the weight of snow.


Suspect charged in death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:07

Suspect charged in death of University of Virginia student Hannah GrahamNew information is coming in the case of the man linked to two Virginia college students who disappeared and were later found dead.


Girl, 11, charged with murder in 2-month-old's death in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 22:40

Girl, 11, charged with murder in 2-month-old's death in OhioAn 11-year-old suburban Cleveland girl charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with her and her mother expressed no remorse over the infant's death, police said.


New York conducts annual homeless count, critics say it's flawed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 22:33
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of volunteers fanned out across New York before dawn on Tuesday to conduct the city's yearly homeless survey, trying to count the people who wander the sidewalks all night, sleep in subways for warmth or slip into the shadows to avoid being seen. New York City, like other major U.S. cities, uses a count of people living on its streets and alleys, parks and subways to estimate program needs, allocate resources and educate the public on issues facing the poorest residents. Critics say it grossly undercounts the homeless population, while others say a flawed count is better than none. Last year's count by the Department of Homeless Services found 3,357 street homeless people in New York City, most of them in the subways.

Man charged in 4 shooting deaths at Missouri motel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 22:02
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of four people at a motel in southwestern Missouri.

Fatal multi-vehicle accident on New Jersey Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 21:59

Fatal multi-vehicle accident on New Jersey Turnpike, victim ID'dSouthbound truck lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike have reopened nearly 12 hours after a pileup involving 15 or more vehicles including tractor-trailers and a bus left at least one person dead and several others injured.