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Ohio dress shop linked to Ebola scare turns down city help

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:31
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Operators closing an Ohio bridal shop linked to an Ebola survivor say they appreciate Akron officials trying to help relocate or save the store but don't plan to take the city up on that offer.

AccuWeather: Snow showers this morning

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:30

 Snow showers give way to cold afternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says a band of snow showers will move across the area early Friday and could affect the morning commute. Another wintry mix is possible early next week.


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

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:10
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 prison 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. ...

Man shot outside Walmart store in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:08

Gunman at large after man shot outside Walmart store in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was shot in the parking lot of a Walmart store in the Philadelphia Mills Mall in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Pregnant woman taken to hospital after gas leak in West Philly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:03

Pregnant woman taken to hospital after gas leak in West PhillyA pregnant woman was rushed to the hospital after a gas leak forced her and several others out of their homes in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.


AccuWeather: Snow showers move through during AM commute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:58

 Snow showers this morningMeteorologist David Murphy says a band of snow showers will move across the area early Friday. Another wintry mix is possible early next week.


Sony Pictures CEO had 'no playbook' for mega-hack on studio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:43

FILE - In this April 25, 2014 file photo, Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, arrives at the 19th annual "Taste For A Cure" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. More than six weeks after hackers attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, its computer network is still down but the studio has not lost a single day of production on any of its films or television, Lynton told The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. In a wide-ranging interview Lynton talked about the company’s isolation and the uncertainty that was created by the pre-Thanksgiving attack, which the U.S. government has attributed to North Korea. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information for tens of thousands of current and former workers was dumped online, including Social Security numbers and the purported salaries of top executives. Five Sony-produced movies, including the unreleased "Annie," appeared on file-sharing websites. Thousands of private, and sometimes embarrassing, emails hit the Internet.


AccuWeather: Morning snow showers may affect commute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:43

 Snow showers this morningMeteorologist David Murphy says a band of snow showers will move across the area early Friday. Another wintry mix is possible early next week.


Driver injured after car hits ice and crashes in Bustleton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:37

Driver injured after car hits ice and crashes in BustletonA driver was injured after hitting an ice patch and crashing in Philadelphia's Bustleton section early Friday morning.


Seahawks game will be site of earthquake experiment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:37

As several pieces of seismic monitoring equipment sit on the floor, a scientist does a "stomp test" to check the gear at the Seattle Seahawks' field, CenturyLink Field, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Seattle. Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network installed the instruments to record expected vibrations from jumping and stomping fans at Saturday's Seahawks playoff game against the Carolina Panthers. The work follows the "beast quake" that was generated by a Marshawn Lynch "Beast Mode" touchdown run on Jan. 8, 2011, and recorded on a seismometer in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — The jumps, stomps and roars of fans cheering on the Seattle Seahawks have been known to shake the ground around CenturyLink Field. Now scientists will use expected fan quakes during Saturday's playoff game against the Carolina Panthers to experiment with an earthquake early warning system.


Massacre Suspects Take at Least 1 Hostage as Police Move In

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:36
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior minister said.

Heightened court security for Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:25

Police stand guard behind television microphones set up outside the federal courthouse in Boston,Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, on the second day of jury selection in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. His trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 26. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Extraordinary security measures are being taken during the federal death penalty trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, perhaps the most scrutinized U.S. terror case since the Oklahoma City bombing.


AccuWeather: 30s Today, Back to the 20s Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:17

 Morning snow showers may affect commuteMeteorologist David Murphy says another wintry mix is possible early next week.


Operation to Detain Paris Massacre Suspects Under Way

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:10
An operation to detain the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office is under way northeast of Paris, France's interior minister said.

Executives plead not guilty over West Virginia chemical spill: media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:48
BECKLEY, W. Va. (Reuters) - Three former executives pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from a chemical spill that fouled drinking water for about 300,000 West Virginians, media reported. Prosecutors in December accused Freedom Industries Inc, its former president Gary Southern and other officers of negligence and fraud after the discharge of a chemical pollutant into the Elk River near Charleston a year ago. The leak of a chemical foam used to wash coal breached a containment area one mile (1. ...

Obama-GOP alliance on trade raises hopes for new agreements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:46

President Barack Obama walks from the Marine One helicopter across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington upon his arrival Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many other issues.


Healthy US hiring should make 2014 best since 1999

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:44

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2014 file photo, Joe Wilhelm, left, a recruiter with payment processing company First Data Corp., shakes hands with U.S. Army Spc. Vincent Knowles, at a job fair that was part of a "transition summit" intended to provide employment and educational information to soldiers who may exit military service in the next year, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Labor Department releases employment data for December 2014 on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble.


Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:40

In this photo provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, tabulators in Washington record the information from the more than 120,000 enumerators who gathered data for the 1940 U.S. Census. The days of the census taker with a clipboard in hand may be numbered. Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau is testing digital means of counting Americans this year, from asking people to fill out their forms on the Internet instead of through the mail to giving their employees smartphones instead of paper to complete their counts. (AP Photo/National Archives and Records Administration)WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.


Coming to a car near you: auto technology at CES

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:30

Visitors use the Autonomous Experience Simulator at the Visteon booth Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the International CES in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.


Texas city that prepared for oil boom now waits for bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:25

In this photo made Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, a well pump works at sunset on a farm near Sweetwater, Texas. At the heart of the Cline, a shale formation once thought to hold more oil than Saudi Arabia, Sweetwater is bracing for layoffs and budget cuts, anxious as oil prices fall and its largest investors pull back. (AP Photo/LM Otero)SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) — Just two years ago, this Texas town known mostly for its annual rattlesnake roundup seemed to be on the brink of a transformation.