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Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:33

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2012 file photo shows the wrecked Subaru Impreza in which four people died as it is loaded onto a flatbed truck on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead, N.Y., after and early-morning accident. At the wheel was a New York teenager, Joseph Beer, who had smoked about $20 worth of marijuana, before getting into the car with four friends, and driving over 100 mph before crashing into trees with such force that it split the car in half. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a spike in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided over whether toking before taking the wheel in fact leads to more accidents. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.


Guilty plea from Pa. man for killing wife in front of kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:16

Guilty plea from Pa. man for killing wife in front of kidsA Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife in front of their three children pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday morning.


Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:02

A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.


Cops: Groom charged in brawl during wedding cruise

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:56
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A groom became "handsy" with a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception and tried to pour alcohol down her throat, then resisted arrest after getting into a fight with her boyfriend, police said.

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:52
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.

WWII vet, 86, beaten outside Ohio hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:39
CINCINNATI (AP) — An 86-year-old World War II veteran was recovering Tuesday after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife, authorities said.

Maryland doctor with sex charge surrenders license

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:37
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient.

Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:28
LONDON (AP) — The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote.

Convicted bomber faces immigration fraud charges in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:25
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Chicago woman convicted of a 1969 supermarket bombing in Israel and indicted on U.S. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, was accused of immigration fraud and arrested at her home in October by federal agents. A federal indictment alleges she failed to reveal her criminal history when she immigrated from Jordan in 1995 and again when she was naturalized as a U.S. According to the federal indictment, Odeh and members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were convicted by an Israeli military court for the supermarket bombing, which killed two people, and for placing a bomb at the British consulate in Jerusalem.

PHOTOS: Chase Utley's penthouse available to rent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 22:17

 Chase Utley's penthouse available to rentThe penthouse put up for sale by Phillies second basemen Chase Utley last year is now available to rent for $17,500/month.


Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:01
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Outrage over store allegedly selling BB guns to children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:52

Outrage over store allegedly selling BB guns to childrenProtesters in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood are outraged over a corner store that they say is illegally selling BB guns to children.


Police search for 17 teens who escaped Tennessee detention center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:36
Nashville police were searching on Tuesday for 17 teens still at large after 32 boys escaped from a detention center overnight, a spokesman said. At around 11 p.m. on Monday, some of the teens began pushing their way out of the dorms at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, said Rob Johnson, director of communications for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

VIDEO: Dad furious after baby doused in ice bucket challenge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:36

 Dad furious after baby doused in ice bucket challengeA man is under fire from his ex-son-in-law after dousing his baby granddaughter during an ice bucket challenge.


Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:59

30 a.m.Tuesday. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.


More than 30 teen felons escape from detention center in Nashville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:54

32 teens escape from Nashville detention centerMore than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.


Car crashes, rolls on Kelly Drive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:52

Car crashes, rolls on Kelly DriveA motorist was injured after a car crashed and overturned on Kelly Drive.


Woman impaled in buttocks while texting and driving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:25

Woman impaled in buttocks while texting and drivingA Colorado woman is lucky to be alive after she was in a serious accident while texting


Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 19:22

FILE - In this June 15, 2009 file photo taxi cabs are seen at Tegel Airport in Berlin. A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country’s taxi drivers. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 its decision that Uber can’t offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws applies nationwide. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)BERLIN (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.