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Dean Smith dies at age of 83

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:17
Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83.

Boko Haram attack 3 Cameroonian towns, 30 abducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:16

Boko Haram attack 3 Cameroonian towns, 30 abductedSuspected Boko Haram fighters launched attacks on three communities in northern Cameroon, abducting more than 30 people including those aboard a packed bus, residents said Monday.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:02

Passengers wait at the commuter rail train station Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Framingham, Mass. New England and portions of New York state awoke Monday to a fresh blanket of snow as a storm threatening to bring up to 1 to 2 feet to some areas churned across the Northeast, making for a slippery, tedious commute to start the workweek. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Michigan governor released from hospital after 4 days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00

FILE- In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who has an injured ankle, arrives on his scooter before he addresses the state's Civil Rights Commission in Lansing, Mich. The governor has been hospitalized with a blood clot in his right leg, about a month after tearing his Achilles tendon while jogging. Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel says the 56-year-old governor was admitted to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital near Ann Arbor late Thursday, Feb. 5. The governor had noticed swelling in his leg, and doctors determined it was a blood clot. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young, FILE) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was released from a hospital Monday, four days after being admitted for a blood clot in his right leg related to an Achilles tendon injury he suffered last month, his spokeswoman said.


Cops: Facebook posts about inheriting jewelry led to robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hashtag: Easy target.

US Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages from starting in Alabama, denies state's request

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:09
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — US Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages from starting in Alabama, denies state's request.

At a glance: 4 steps that help guard against identity theft

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:03
The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here's a sample of what experts advise: 1 — Protect your Social Security Number: ...

Icy roads blamed for crash in Maple Shade

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:02

Icy roads blamed for crash in Maple ShadeIcy roads are being blamed for a crash in Maple Shade, New Jersey.


Funeral services to be held this week for Toledo mayor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:00

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins raises a glass of tap water before drinking it during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio. Collins, who became an advocate for expanded attention to drinking water quality after Toledo’s water supply was contaminated by toxins, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, five days after suffering cardiac arrest while driving during a snowstorm. He was 70. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Memorial and funeral services will be held this week for the mayor of Toledo, Ohio.


Woman in 'stand your ground' case to return to school, work

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 21:37
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons says she's relieved to be out of prison, but she's not ready to be a public figure.

Millersville University student found dead ID'd; boyfriend charged with assault

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 19:49

Millersville University student found dead ID'd; boyfriend charged with assaultThe boyfriend of a student found dead in a central Pennsylvania university dormitory room has been charged with aggravated assault.


Residents, police discuss alleged racial profiling in Lower Merion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 19:14

Residents, police discuss alleged racial profiling in Lower MerionTensions boiled over as members of the Lower Merion community sat down with police to discuss what residents allege is racial profiling by officers.


AccuWeather: Light Freezing Rain, Sleet Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 18:23

 Light Freezing Rain, Sleet Through TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says a brief change to sleet and snow is possible in northern areas tonight.


Evacuations remain after wildfire chars California towns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 18:04

This image provided by Jim Stimson shows the Round fire burning at Wheeler Crest near Bishop Calif. Friday Feb. 6, 2015. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Jim Stimson via CalFire)SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.


Newborn girl found abandoned near Southern California mall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:57
LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — An abandoned newborn has been found not far from a Southern California mall, and authorities believe a woman who said she witnessed the birth is the mother of the child.

Newborn girl found abandoned near Southern California mall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:57
LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — An abandoned newborn has been found not far from a Southern California mall, and authorities believe a woman who said she witnessed the birth is the mother of the child.

Ala chief justice tells judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:43

Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson, right, sit near the Montgomery County Courthouse Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in Montgomery, Ala. Wolfe and Sisson camped out all night on Sunday to be the first couple to marry in Montgomery on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours Monday, hugging and talking excitedly of getting married soon.


Ala chief justice tells judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:43

Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson, right, sit near the Montgomery County Courthouse Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in Montgomery, Ala. Wolfe and Sisson camped out all night on Sunday to be the first couple to marry in Montgomery on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours Monday, hugging and talking excitedly of getting married soon.


AP-GfK Poll: Majority backs Obama's efforts on unemployment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:22

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, job hunters line up for interviews at an employment fair sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans' views of Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, as have opinions on the direction of the country and the strength of the economy. Bump up for his handling of unemployment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.


Dispute over Hamptons aircraft noise hitting a crescendo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:30

FILE- In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, a sign welcomes visitors to the East Hampton Town Airport in East Hampton, N.Y. East Hampton town officials are considering new laws to strictly limit flights and impose curfews at the local airport after some residents complained about the noise that the air traffic makes. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The long-simmering fight over noise from planes and helicopters landing on Long Island's Hamptons is reaching a crescendo this winter: Town officials are considering new laws to strictly limit flights, while aviation advocates are headed to court in order to keep flying.