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Beyond marriage, challenges ahead for gay rights groups

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:30

In a Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, supporters of Arkansas' law banning same sex marriage, top, hold a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., as protestors carry flags and shout. An gay rights ordinance passed in August by the city council in Fayetteville, Ark., was repealed by voters on Dec. 10. Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay-rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories.


Man accused of shooting at officers is arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:29
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man accused of shooting at two police officers has been apprehended after a lengthy manhunt in a neighborhood.

California man arrested, charged with shooting at police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:07
(Reuters) - Two police officers exchanged fire with a hidden gunman early on Thursday morning in South San Francisco, California, then arrested a man on charges of attempted murder, police said. Two South San Francisco officers responding to reports of gunshots at 3 a.m. PST were fired upon by a hidden gunman, the South San Francisco Police Department said in a statement. Police said the suspect, Ivan Gomez, 23, of South San Francisco, was charged with attempted murder of two police officers. The weapon has not been found, they said. The officers returned fire and neither was hurt, police ...

Police: Teen arrested for 'hail of bullets' threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:03
EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was arrested after allegedly threatening that a Connecticut town "better be ready for the hail of bullets" because he had been bullied for so long.

Man questioned in connection with Spring Garden rape, sources say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 05:50

Man questioned in connection with Spring Garden rapeA person of interest is currently being questioned by police in connection with a violent sexual assault in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section, sources say.


New Year turns violent in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 05:45

New Year turns violent in Chester, Pa.After setting a record with 49 homicides in 2014, Delaware County has already had its first of the New Year.


Sheriff's office: Florida man decapitates his mother

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 05:26

 Florida man decapitates his motherA Florida man is charged with first-degree murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year's Eve.


What if Hillary Clinton doesn't run for president?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 05:24

FILE - In a Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after accepting the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award during a ceremony in New York. Just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. But is it possible that Clinton might not give a White House campaign another try? (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In Washington, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, really in any place that's already talking about the 2016 campaign for president, just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president.


Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:58

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, left, and NIAAA scientist Dr. Lorenzo Leggio pose for a photograph in a research laboratory designed as a bar inside the National Institutes of Health’s hospital in Bethesda, Md. Leggio uses the lab to test how research volunteers react to a possible new way to curb heavy drinking, part of a broader hunt for more medications to help fight alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back — using a replica of a fully stocked bar.


New York City murders hit record low in 2014: NY Times

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:53

NYPD crime scene tape is seen at the site of a shooting at the corner of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Pulaski Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York(Reuters) - Murders in New York fell to 328 in 2014, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable numbers in 1963, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The biggest U.S. city, once notorious for high crime, had 328 killings last year, the newspaper said, citing police statistics. The figure is the lowest since at least 1963, when the police department began collecting reliable statistics, and is part of a decades-long fall in U.S. crime. Reports of major crimes in New York City fell to 105,428 through Dec. 28, from 110,728 in the same period in 2013. ...


Mom, girls jump from burning home into cops' arms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:51
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Several police officers formed a human net to catch a woman and her two young daughters as they jumped from their burning home in southern New Jersey.

New Year rings in with tightened NYC security, California arrests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:47

Ryan Silipino kisses his girlfriend Lisa Jacobs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly 1 million revelers rang in the new year at New York's Times Square under unusually tight security for the nation's biggest New Year's Eve celebration, while at least 29 protesters were arrested in California after violence broke out at a march against police brutality. While security is always tight in Times Square on New Year's Eve, particularly since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, extra precautions were put in place on Wednesday to prevent violence at the famed midtown Manhattan crossroads. ...


GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:30

 Republican legislators who adamantly oppose “Obamacare.” While some of these governors themselves have criticized the president’s health care law in general, they’ve come to see one component -- Medicaid expansion -- as too generous to reject. But they’re battling conservative lawmakers who say it’s better to turn down billions of federal dollars than to expand Medicaid under the 2010 law. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."


Officer runs over lacrosse player lying in road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:27
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A police officer responding to an emergency call early New Year's Day ran over and apparently killed a college lacrosse player lying in a road, authorities said.

Violent sex assault in broad daylight in Spring Garden

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:15

Man questioned in connection with Spring Garden rape, sources sayA woman is hospitalized following a violent sexual assault in broad daylight in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section.


NY Governor Cuomo vows to rebuild trust in police in second term

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:09

Governor of New York Cuomo arrives for NYPD officer Ramos' funeral at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New YorkBy T.G. Branfalt (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off his second term on Thursday, saying he is governing in “troubled times” and that education, the economy and rebuilding public trust in law enforcement would top his agenda over the next four years. He lauded his first term as a success, saying the state now has a record 7.6 million jobs, a $5 billion budget surplus, effective and smart gun control laws, marriage equality and expanded healthcare that reaches 1.5 million people. ...


Man critical after shooting in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:07

Man critical after shooting in Southwest PhiladelphiaA man is hospitalized in critical condition following a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Thursday.


Georgia police chief says accidentally shot, critically hurt wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 04:03
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta police chief on Thursday shot his wife and critically wounded her in what he described as an accidental discharge of his service weapon at the couple's home, officials said. Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom, who has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, called 911 to report the shooting before dawn, Peachtree City Police Lieutenant Mark Brown said at a news conference. ...

Man charged in fatal stabbing of uncle in Langhorne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 03:54

Man charged in fatal stabbing of uncle in Langhorne, Pa.A 24-year-old Bucks County man is facing murder charges after authorities say he stabbed a family member to death.


Skateboarder riding in road at night struck, killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 03:40

Skateboarder riding in road at night struck, killedDover Police say a skateboarder was struck and killed while he was riding in the road at night.