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Philadelphia woman, 83, goes missing on New Year's Eve

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 23:20

Woman found safe after going missing on New Year's EvePhiladelphia Police are asking for the public's help in their ongoing search for a missing elderly woman.


Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 23:10
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died at age 82, multiple sources confirmed to ABC News.

Legal weed brings tax boost, but it's modest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 22:13

In this Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 photo, a sign marks the lot for dogs to run off-leash, in east Denver, but where a 60,000-square-foot public recreational center will be built with the help of tax dollars raised from legal marijuana sales in the Centennial State since Jan. 1, 2014. While marijuana sales have not generated a tsunami of revenue for state and local governments, the funds are allowing projects, such as the recreational center, to go forward as planned instead of facing cutbacks because of a lack of funds due to leaner budgets. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — To see the tax implications of legalizing marijuana in Colorado, there's no better place to start than an empty plot of land on a busy thoroughfare near downtown Denver.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 22:06

FILE - In this June 18, 2008, file photo, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo attends the funeral of NBC's "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert, outside of Holy Trinity Church in Washington. Cuomo, a three-term governor, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, the day his son Andrew started his second term as governor, the New York governor's office confirmed. He was 82. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 21:56

In this Dec. 3, 2014, photo, Jim Foster talks about his career at his Foster Family Music Center piano store, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Foster is closing his store this month after being in business for nearly 30 years. The number of stores dedicated to selling pianos is dwindling across the country as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do opt for a used piano or a less expensive electronic keyboard. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.


3 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at California home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 21:43
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say three people have been shot and killed and another critically wounded in what appears to be a murder-suicide at a home in Northern California.

Legal weed states have lessons to share

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 20:46

 They’re wrestling not with the federal interference many initially feared, but with competition from their own medical marijuana systems or even outright black market sales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)DENVER (AP) — Don't worry about a federal lawsuit. But do worry about tax rates. Those are among the many lessons Colorado and Washington have to share from the front lines of America's marijuana experiment.


Ashes found in car at scrap yard are returned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 20:17
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who thought he'd lost the boxed ashes of his deceased infant daughter has them back thanks to the efforts of several strangers in central Ohio.

Fire damages commercial building in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 19:33

Fire damages commercial building in ParksideFirefighters rushed to the scene of a commercial building fire in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.


Highlights in the career of Mario Cuomo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 17:54

In this Nov. 8, 1977, file photo, Liberal party candidate Mario Cuomo talks to reporters and supporters at his election night headquarters in New York after he was defeated in his bid for New York mayor by Edward Koch. (AP Photo/File)Here are some highlights in the career of Mario Cuomo:


Judge to shoplifting mom: Write letter to kids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:05
LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who had her children help her shoplift from a Wal-Mart has been ordered to write them a letter explaining what she did and why it was wrong.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 14:51

File photo of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo embracing his father Mario after being re-election at the U.S. midterm race in New YorkBy T.G. Branfalt ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. His death came on the day his eldest son, Andrew Cuomo, delivered inaugural addresses in Manhattan and Buffalo, New York, after being sworn in for his own second term as governor. ...


2 officers, suspect shot in W.Va. highway shootout

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 14:21
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia police officers were injured in a New Year's Day shootout after a traffic stop involving a stolen SUV and a truck with two dead bodies inside, authorities said.

California lawyer who inherited client's wealth ordered to pay charities

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:56
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A judge has ordered a California lawyer to pay four prominent non-profit groups, including Doctors Without Borders, a total of $4.3 million for using "undue influence" in arranging to inherit money a client originally meant to leave for charity. The ruling last week by San Diego Superior Court Judge William Nevitt capped a four-year fight over the estate of Siv Ljungwe, a retired California schoolteacher who, with her husband, had accumulated real estate worth millions of dollars. ...

Medical marijuana a challenge for legal pot states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:55

 They’re wrestling not with the federal interference many initially feared, but with competition from their own medical marijuana systems or even outright black market sales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A year into the nation's experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales.


Samsung TVs to use company's own Tizen software

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:28
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said its Internet-connected televisions will this year use its internally developed operating system known as Tizen, in the company's latest attempt to boost its software power.

Cold snap across West chills Rose Parade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:00
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fans who lined the Rose Parade route Thursday bundled in blankets, hats and gloves and sipped steaming cups of coffee and cocoa as the day dawned unusually frigid.

Mummers ring in 2015 with strut down Broad Street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:39

Mummers ring in 2015 with strut down Broad StreetDespite an abbreviated route this year, Philadelphia's Mummers Parade did not disappoint - ringing in 2015 with festive flair.


Charges pending in Spring Garden parking garage rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:31

Suspect charged in Spring Garden parking garage rapePolice say charges are pending against a man taken into custody for a violent sexual assault inside a parking garage in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section.


Officials: 2 new cases of Hepatitis A confirmed in Hamilton Township, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:30

2 new cases of Hepatitis A confirmed in Hamilton Township, NJHealth officials in New Jersey say that two new cases of Hepatitis A have been confirmed in customers who ate at a Hamilton Township restaurant back in November.