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Evictions begin in Utah polygamous community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:20
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials in southern Utah spent Friday serving eviction papers on the first of possibly dozens of homes in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect.

Preliminary hearing for ambush suspect rescheduled

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:14
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A preliminary hearing for the man charged in the fatal ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper was rescheduled Friday after one of his lawyers withdrew from the case.

Tears shed as driver sentenced for killing cousins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:14

Tears shed as driver sentenced for killing cousinsIt was an emotional day in a New Jersey courtroom Friday as a driver was sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing two teen cousins.

Missouri's cost for Ferguson security near $12M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:12
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol have racked up nearly $12 million of costs while providing security stemming from protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area.

Surge pricing: Uber's $40B valuation. Worth it?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:11

This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. Uber is offering car service in 250 cities in 50 countries now, up from 60 cities in 21 countries just a year ago. Uber hasn’t released its financial figures to the public, so valuing the company is pure guesswork. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Can a company that didn't exist five years ago, an upstart with a knack for angering regulators who could close it down, really be worth $40 billion?

Girlfriend of Montana man accused of shooting teen recants statement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:06

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula MontanaBy Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - The live-in girlfriend of a Montana man accused of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of a German exchange student took the stand in his trial on Friday and recanted an earlier statement that she heard the victim beg for his life. Markus Kaarma, a 29-year-old U.S. Forest Service firefighter, fired his shotgun into his darkened garage in Missoula, Montana after midnight on April 27, killing 17-year-old Diren Dede, a high school student from Hamburg, Germany, police say. ...

Dying Utah girl showered with Christmas cards

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:05

 Let's ask people from around the globe to send her Christmas cards to cheer her up. (AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Pendrod)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The colorful cards arrive from all over the globe at a clip of 1,200 a day — each wishing tiny Addie Fausett happy holidays on what is expected to be her final Christmas.

University of New Mexico investigated over sex assaults response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:00
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday it is investigating multiple complaints regarding the University of New Mexico's handling of reported sexual assaults and sexual harassment of students there. The department will evaluate UNM's policies and practices for preventing sexual assault and harassment, as well as how it investigates and responds to student complaints of sexual violence, harassment, and retaliation, DOJ spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said. ...

Organizers using social media, networks to plan New York protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:59
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protests in New York over the police chokehold case and fueled by a new probe into the shooting death of an unarmed black man, will stretch into days ahead with the aid of social media and established networks, activists said on Friday. The demonstrations are loosely organized, held together with quick communication, and often planned just hours in advance, the activists said. "Due to social media, it's not very difficult," said Soraya Soi Free, 45, a nurse and activist. "All you have to do is to create an event, and then it catches fire. ...

New York chokehold death brings attack on 'broken windows' doctrine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:59
By Emily Stephenson and Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The "broken windows" law enforcement strategy of aggressively pursuing petty criminals is coming under attack, after a grand jury this week decided not to indict a New York police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. Eric Garner died in July after a confrontation with police. Officers tried to arrest Garner based on complaints that he was illegally selling cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk. ...

Agency: 6 workers inhaled uranium at Wyoming mine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:48
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Six workers at a Wyoming uranium mine inhaled the radioactive element while cleaning up a spill inside a processing building just days before the mine delivered its first shipment last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Steve Jobs' video testimony transfixes courtroom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:46
OAKLAND, California (AP) — More than three years after his death, legendary Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs held a federal courtroom transfixed on Friday as attorneys played a video of his testimony in a class-action lawsuit that accuses Apple of inflating prices by locking music lovers into using Apple's iPod players.

Kerry urges caution over timing of releasing U.S. torture report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:44

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at the London Conference on Afghanistan, in LondonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday privately expressed concern about the timing of the release of a long-awaited Congressional report criticizing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods days before it was expected to be released. Kerry's spokeswoman said he called Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, to urge her to take foreign policy considerations into account when choosing when to publish. ...

Two teens die as car hits Cincinnati building after police chase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:40
(Reuters) - Police in a Cincinnati suburb on Friday were investigating an incident that began with a suspected vehicle break-in and ended in the death of two teenagers when the car driven by a third teen crashed into a building, causing it to collapse on top of them. Springfield Township police responding to a call reporting a vehicle break-in early on Friday saw three men running to a nearby car, said Police Lt. Brian Uhl. The driver eluded an attempt by police to stop him, Uhl said. About a mile away, another officer saw the speeding vehicle and gave chase. ...

Judge rules adulterous minister was properly fired

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:31
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church properly fired its minister after he admitted having sex with married church members and not telling them he had AIDS, a judge ruled Friday.

GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:30

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and a student look over their plates as they eat lunch in the East Room of the White House in Washington following the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden. House Republicans are making a final push this year to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The school meal rules phased in since 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.

Police: Doctor forced woman to swallow abortion pill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:27

 Doctor forced woman to swallow abortion pillPolice say a doctor choked a woman inside a home and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant.

Prosecutor's use of "Dixie" song spurs appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:08
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Defense attorneys have filed an appeal claiming a man convicted of lewd conduct in Idaho should get a new trial because they say a prosecutor introduced racism into the case by quoting lyrics from the song "Dixie" in her closing argument.

Job gains put US on pace for best growth since '99

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:06

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo, job seekers fill out job applications at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department releases employment data for November on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.

Bomb threat prompts evacuation at New Jersey mall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A telephone bomb threat triggered the evacuation of a major department store at a popular New Jersey mall on Friday, police said. The threat was phoned in at about 5:30 p.m. EST, said Sergeant Elliot Colon of the Paramus Police Department. Police had not located any bomb but the search was ongoing, he said. The Nordstrom department store was evacuated but the rest of the mall was not, he said. ...