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Blaze forces residents from apartments in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 20:29

Blaze forces residents from apartments in FrankfordA blaze sent residents into the cold temperatures after they were forced to leave their apartments in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Four men shot dead in San Francisco: California newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 18:57
(Reuters) - Four men were shot dead in a car in a trendy neighborhood in San Francisco, California late on Friday evening, local media reported. Gunfire erupted at about 10 p.m. local time in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, said the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, citing police. It said no arrests had been made so far. "We've got four victims in a car here," the newspaper quoted a police officer at the scene as saying over police radio. "We've got multiple gunshot wounds here," another said. Residents reported hearing more than a dozen gunshots. ...

Judge allows newer 'perversion' files in Boy Scout sex case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 17:09

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who has pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. The California judge ruled Friday Jan. 9, 2015 that more than three decades of Boy Scout "perversion" files containing allegations of sex abuse within the organization can be used as evidence in the molestation case brought by a 20-year-old man this month, including 16 years' worth of documents that have never been publicly revealed. (AP Photo/California Department of Justice, Megan's Law)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has ruled that more than three decades of Boy Scout "perversion" files containing allegations of sex abuse within the organization can be used as evidence in a molestation case brought by a 20-year-old man that goes to trial month, including 16 years' worth of documents that have never been publicly revealed.


Q&A: Obama's free tuition plan for community college

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 16:29

President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn., about new initiatives to help more Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Did somebody say "free tuition"?


Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 14:40

File-This Aug. 15, 2014, file photo shows Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park. Interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show some of Missouri’s top leaders tried to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, there were several meetings where pressure was applied. Jackson never resigned. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show.


U.S. eco-bombing plotter released early by California judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 14:38
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A California man described by prosecutors as an "eco-terrorist" was ordered released from prison by a U.S. judge after serving about half of an almost 20-year sentence for plotting to blow up a federal forestry site, court documents show. Eric McDavid, then 29, was sentenced in May 2008 to 235 months in a federal prison. He had been convicted by a jury after two co-conspirators pleaded guilty and cooperated with the government and served nearly nine years in prison. Federal prosecutors said the three defendants planned to attack targets including the U.S. ...

Albuquerque police officer shot by fellow officer during drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 13:54
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE (Reuters) - An Albuquerque police officer shot and critically wounded a fellow officer during an undercover narcotics bust at a fast food franchise parking lot at around mid-day on Friday, police said. Police would not release additional details of the shooting or of the nature of the officer's injuries. "Both officers involved were working in a plain clothes, undercover capacity and have been with the department for many years," said Albuquerque Police Department spokeswoman Celina Espinoza said, adding that two suspects were arrested. ...

Judge allows newer 'perversion' files in Boy Scout sex case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 13:43

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who has pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. An attorney representing the young man who was molested by Stein in 2007 is asking a judge hearing the civil case to allow more than two decades of so-called "perversion" files on abusive Scout leaders into trial as evidence. A judge will hear arguments from both sides Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 about whether to allow the files as evidence in the trial. (AP Photo/California Department of Justice, Megan's Law)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge ruled Friday that more than three decades of Boy Scout "perversion" files containing allegations of sex abuse within the organization can be used as evidence in a molestation case brought by a 20-year-old man that goes to trial month, including 16 years' worth of documents that have never been publicly revealed.


Convicted 'eco-terrorist' freed amid evidence dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 13:30
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man described by federal officials as an anarchist and eco-terrorist intent on blowing up government and commercial buildings was set free after nine years in prison when the government conceded that evidence in the case was never turned over to his defense attorney.

AccuWeather: Snow showers give way to cold afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:47

 Bitter Cold!AccuWeather says another wintry mix is possible early next week.


Homes evacuated after gas main break in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:42

Homes evacuated after gas main break in North PhiladelphiaSeveral homes were evacuated because of a gas main break in North Philadelphia.


Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane releases statement on grand jury decision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:30

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane releases statement on grand jury decisionIn a statement released Friday, Kathleen Kane said, "I did nothing illegal. Period." This the day after a grand jury recommended criminal charges against the Pennsylvania attorney general.


Mt. Laurel mom still missing, husband being sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:27

Mt. Laurel mom still missing, husband being soughtPolice and family members are pleading for help finding a young mother of two who has been missing since December - and now it appears her husband is missing, too.


Vigil held at Love Park for France terror attack victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:20

Vigil held at Love Park for France terror attack victimsMore than 200 people gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park in a solemn vigil for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.


Daycare in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County shut down after child dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:19

Daycare in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County shut down after child diesState authorities have shut down a day care in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County has been shut down following the death of a child.


US judge tosses lawsuit vs. UN over Haiti cholera outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:13
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak, a U.S. judge said Friday in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open the international body to an onslaught of litigation.

NYC jail rules add restrictive housing, limit solitary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:07
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City agency that oversees jails outlined on Friday its proposed changes to the rules governing the nation's second-largest jail system, including the creation of severely restrictive housing units for inmates at Rikers Island who are deemed the most dangerous.

2 injured in Monroe Township blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:59

2 injured in Monroe Township blazeAuthorities say two people were injured in a 2-alarm house fire in Monroe Township, New Jersey.


Man struck by SEPTA trolley in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:44

Man struck by SEPTA trolley in MantuaA man was struck by a SEPTA trolley in Philadelphia's Manuta section.


APNewsBreak: Missouri leaders sought Ferguson resignation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:33

File-This Aug. 15, 2014, file photo shows Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park. Interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show some of Missouri’s top leaders tried to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, there were several meetings where pressure was applied. Jackson never resigned. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and records released Friday show.