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Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:58
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

U.S. appeals court puts Nebraska same-sex marriages on hold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:55
(Reuters) - A federal judge's ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry starting on Monday will be stayed pending an appeal by state officials, a U.S. appeals court panel said on Thursday. A U.S. District Court judge on Monday had found a Nebraska ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction allowing same-sex couples to wed as soon as next week. (Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Peter Cooney)

U.S. appeals court puts Nebraska same-sex marriages on hold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:55
(Reuters) - A federal judge's ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry starting on Monday will be stayed pending an appeal by state officials, a U.S. appeals court panel said on Thursday. A U.S. District Court judge on Monday had found a Nebraska ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction allowing same-sex couples to wed as soon as next week. (Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Peter Cooney)

For Northeast, a brutal winter redefines 'enough is enough'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:51

A pedestrian and cyclist join vehicles on Flatbush Avenue during a slushy snowfall in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Northeasterners are enduring one of the coldest, snowiest seasons in decades. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the winter of our discontent. For Northeasterners enduring one of the coldest, snowiest seasons in decades, it's the winter of our exasperation, full-on funk and enough-is-enough rage.


US agency seeks proposals to keep wild horses in pastures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:47
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking additional homes for potentially thousands of wild horses rounded up from Western rangelands by asking landowners in a dozen states to submit proposals to rent out pastures for the animals.

US agency seeks proposals to keep wild horses in pastures

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:47
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking additional homes for potentially thousands of wild horses rounded up from Western rangelands by asking landowners in a dozen states to submit proposals to rent out pastures for the animals.

AccuWeather: Snow Ending. Record Cold Moves In

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:43

 Snow Ending. Record Cold Moves InMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking bitter cold air Friday, followed by a gradual warm up.


Snow emergency for Philadelphia to be lifted at midnight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:41

Snow emergency for Philadelphia to be lifted at midnightMayor Michael Nutter announced that the snow emergency in Philadelphia will be lifted at midnight.


No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:38
GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

Key facts and questions about the Jodi Arias murder case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:38

--FILE--In this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias stands for the jury during her sentencing retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court, in Phoenix. Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on her punishment for killing her lover in 2008, meaning her sentence will be at most life in prison.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty on Thursday after a jury for a second time couldn't decide on her punishment. It was the latest court development in a legal saga that has dragged on for nearly seven years and had no shortage of eye-catching moments.


Key facts and questions about the Jodi Arias murder case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:38

--FILE--In this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, Jodi Arias stands for the jury during her sentencing retrial at Maricopa County Superior Court, in Phoenix. Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on her punishment for killing her lover in 2008, meaning her sentence will be at most life in prison.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty on Thursday after a jury for a second time couldn't decide on her punishment. It was the latest court development in a legal saga that has dragged on for nearly seven years and had no shortage of eye-catching moments.


Mayor Nutter unveils 9 percent property tax hike plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:35

Mayor Nutter unveils 9 percent property tax hike planPhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hopes to raise property taxes by 9 percent, an increase he said Thursday would raise millions for the city's struggling school district.


Mayor Nutter unveils 9 percent property tax hike plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:35

Mayor Nutter unveils 9 percent property tax hike planPhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hopes to raise property taxes by 9 percent, an increase he said Thursday would raise millions for the city's struggling school district.


Homeowners group denies playhouse for cancer-stricken girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:30
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a young girl with leukemia want to build their daughter a playhouse, but they've been blocked by their homeowners association.

New trial sought for Pennsylvania boy convicted of murder at age 11

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:26
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Attorneys for a Pennsylvania boy convicted of murdering his father's pregnant girlfriend when he was 11 years old asked a judge on Thursday to grant him a new trial or set him free. The conviction of Jordan Brown, now 17, was vacated in 2013 but he remains in juvenile detention while his case is in court proceedings, said his attorney Stephen Colafella. Brown was found guilty as a juvenile of the February 2009 murder of Kenzie Houk, 26, in Wampum, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. Prosecutors said at trial that the boy was motivated by jealousy of the girlfriend's relationship with his father, Colafella said.

New trial sought for Pennsylvania boy convicted of murder at age 11

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:26
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Attorneys for a Pennsylvania boy convicted of murdering his father's pregnant girlfriend when he was 11 years old asked a judge on Thursday to grant him a new trial or set him free. The conviction of Jordan Brown, now 17, was vacated in 2013 but he remains in juvenile detention while his case is in court proceedings, said his attorney Stephen Colafella. Brown was found guilty as a juvenile of the February 2009 murder of Kenzie Houk, 26, in Wampum, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh. Prosecutors said at trial that the boy was motivated by jealousy of the girlfriend's relationship with his father, Colafella said.

Congressman lashes out at members urging wolf protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:24
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young lashed out at congressional members who urged continued protections for the gray wolf in parts of the Lower 48, saying none is from a district affected by wolves.

Congressman lashes out at members urging wolf protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:24
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young lashed out at congressional members who urged continued protections for the gray wolf in parts of the Lower 48, saying none is from a district affected by wolves.

Serious strain of bird flu found in Minnesota turkey flock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:21
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock.

Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound reopens in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:20

Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound reopens in Chester CountyPolice have reopened the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Valley Forge interchange and the Downingtown interchange.