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Deadly crash involving Bruce Jenner: questions and answers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:48

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven other's were injured, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was in one of the cars involved in the four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., that killed a woman, Los Angeles County authorities said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's officials on Monday dug deeper into a weekend chain-reaction crash on Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway that involved Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner and left one woman dead.


Trial begins for U.S. Marine accused of twice deserting to Lebanon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:41
(Reuters) - A U.S. Marine accused of deserting the military in Iraq in 2004 before turning up in Lebanon claiming to have been kidnapped and then deserting again the following year decided on Monday to have a military judge decide his fate instead of a jury. Corporal Wassef Hassoun, 35, is being tried at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on charges of desertion, destruction of government property and larceny, according to the Marine Corps. He reappeared a month later in Lebanon and claimed that he had been kidnapped by militants, the military said. Before military legal proceedings could start against him, Hassoun failed to report for duty at Camp Lejeune in January 2005, fled the United States and again went to Lebanon, the Marines said.

Jury seated in slaying of 'American Sniper' author

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:38

In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 photo, a sign welcomes visitors to the Rough Creek Lodge resort near Glen Rose, Texas. Eddie Ray Routh, the Iraq war veteran who was battling post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal demons is scheduled to stand trial in nearby Stephenville, Texas, this week in the slayings of two men who were trying to help him, one of them former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, subject of the Hollywood blockbuster "American Sniper." (AP Photo/LM Otero)STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper," with the judge estimating no more than two dozen people were dismissed from service because of publicity about the case.


Faulty heater leads to building evacuation in Radnor Township

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:30

Faulty heater leads to building evacuation in Radnor TownshipA faulty heater is being blamed for high levels of carbon monoxide at the Radnor Township municipal building.


Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:25

Greg and Roger kiss after getting married in a park outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in BirminghamBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court. The Supreme Court earlier in the day cleared the way for Alabama to become the 37th state where gay marriage is legal by refusing a request by the state's Republican attorney general to keep weddings on hold until it decides later this year whether laws banning gay matrimony violate the U.S. Constitution.


Illinois governor makes union dues voluntary for some state workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:15
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a strike against public employee unions, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed an order eliminating union dues for some state employees who do not want to pay to support union activities. Rauner, a Republican and political neophyte who came into office in January, has been vocal about his problems with public labor unions and their political power. The order, which would eliminate so-called "fair share dues," affects 6,500 state workers who are represented by a union but have chosen not to join. “Forced union dues are a critical cog in the corrupt bargain that is crushing taxpayers," Rauner said in a statement.

Murder trial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez off until Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:12

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits with his defense attorney Charles Rankin during the afternoon session of his murder trial Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. The jury toured several sites related to the case earlier in the day, including Hernandez's home, Lloyd's home, and the industrial park where Lloyd's body was found. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The latest winter storm has forced a further postponement in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.


Gay marriage comes to Alabama over chief judge's objections

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:11
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's chief justice built his career on defiance: In 2003, Roy Moore was forced from the bench for disobeying a federal court order to remove a boulder-size Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.

West Coast port operations resume after partial shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:09

Containers and ships sit idle at the Port of Long Beach in this file photoBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups that shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions. Shippers and terminal operators announced last week they would suspend cargo crane operations for container vessels at the ports on Saturday and Sunday because of mounting congestion that they said had brought the docks to virtual gridlock.


London mayor touts life sciences in visit to Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:07

London Mayor Boris Johnson, center, speaks with Will Drevo, CEO of pharmaceutical analytics company Datasight, left, and Professor Fiona Murray, right, at the Innovation Initiative Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Cambridge, Mass. Johnson is on a six-day trade mission to the U.S., including stops in New York and Washington. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — London Mayor Boris Johnson, launching a six-day swing through the East Coast, on Monday took on the role of traveling salesman, encouraging a packed room of some of the nation's top college students and entrepreneurs to consider launching their careers as part of his city's growing technology sector.


West Coast seaports fully reopen as contract talks resume

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:02

A tiny boat pulls up to a container ship being loaded at the Port of Seattle, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Seattle. West Coast seaports fully reopened Monday after two days during which no ships were unloaded amid a labor dispute between dockworkers and their employers. The two sides are negotiating a new contract, and bargaining-table tensions have spilled over to the waterfront, where cargo is moving far slower than normal through ports that handle about one-quarter of the nation's international trade — nearly $1 trillion annually. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — West Coast seaports fully reopened Monday after two days during which no ships were unloaded amid a labor dispute between dockworkers and their employers.


Sixers new mascot is 'fluffy, blue dog named Franklin'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:33

Sixers new mascot is 'fluffy, blue dog named Franklin'Though the Philadelphia 76ers will officially debut their new mascot Tuesday afternoon, a lot has been revealed online already.


Amaro: Talking with clubs about ace

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:29
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told ESPN.com Monday that while he wouldn't completely rule out trading ace Cole Hamels in the next week, "I would expect him to be in spring training with the Phillies."

Teen allegedly fired from pizza job after nasty tweet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:25

Teen allegedly fired from pizza job after nasty tweetOne teenager was supposedly fired from her new job after tweeting a derogatory remark.


Drew Peterson charged with plotting to kill prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:17

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife. State and local prosecutors said Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, that Peterson has been charged with solicitation of murder for hire and solicitation for murder after allegedly trying to hire someone to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, the prosecutor who led the 2012 trial that resulted in the former police officer being convicted of killing his third wife. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison, authorities announced Monday.


After 45 years, souvenirs from Apollo 11 come to light

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:16

 the camera from inside the lunar module that filmed its descent to the moon and Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface in 1969. The discovery was announced Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, by the museum, which is already displaying the camera in a temporary exhibit. (AP Photo/National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)NEW YORK (AP) — More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light.


Cuomo: I'm as responsible for Silver as Obama is for Weiner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:10

FILE - In this in New York, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at New York University during which Cuomo said he won't sign a budget for the state this year that doesn't include an ethics plan for legislators. In a New Yorker magazine article published online Monday, Cuomo said he can’t be blamed for the corruption charges that prompted state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign any more than President Barack Obama can be blamed for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can't be blamed for the corruption charges that prompted state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign any more than President Barack Obama can be blamed for former Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal.


NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:03

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and transformed pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98.


California pledges changes in protecting underground water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:58

File - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. California is proposing broad changes in the way it protects underground water sources from oil and gas operations, after finding 2,500 instances in which the state authorized oil and gas operations in protected water aquifers. State oil and gas regulators on Monday, Feb. 9, released a plan they sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has proposed closing by October up to 140 oilfield wells that state regulators had allowed to inject into federally protected drinking water aquifers, state officials said Monday.


Illinois governor makes union dues voluntary for some state workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:58
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a strike against public employee unions, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed an order eliminating union dues for some state employees who don't want to pay to support union activities. Rauner, a Republican and political neophyte who came into office in January, has been vocal about his problems with public labor unions and their political power. The order, which would eliminate so-called "fair share dues," affects 6,500 state workers who have opted out of unions but still have to pay dues. “Forced union dues are a critical cog in the corrupt bargain that is crushing taxpayers," Rauner said in a statement.