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Remains of Korean War POW returned to Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 03:27
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — An honor guard and police cars with flashing lights on Thursday accompanied the remains of an Army corporal who died while a prisoner of war in North Korea. His coffin was returned to Colorado 65 years after he disappeared.

Emergency crews respond to building collapse in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 03:24

Collapse at apartment building in KensingtonEmergency crews are responding to a building collapse in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Prosecutors don't regret seeking Arias death penalty again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:58
PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors in the Jodi Arias case say they don't regret trying again to send the convicted murderer to death row after jurors deadlocked on her punishment for a second time.

Police search for missing Bryn Mawr 8th grader

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:51

Police search for missing Bryn Mawr 8th graderThe Newtown Township Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager.


Convicted killer gets $7,500 after dog bit off part of nose

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:51
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted killer whose nose was partially bitten off by a dog in a prison program will get $7,500 in damages.

All-women's Wellesley College to admit transgender students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:50
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender students.

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America.

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:42

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurtA plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.


All-women's college Wellesley to accept transgender women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:42
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' Wellesley College has revised its admissions policy to formally allow applications from transgender women, making it the latest all-women's colleges to do so. The elite school outside Boston has never explicitly banned transgender women, but said in a statement on its website Thursday it felt compelled to clarify its policies "in an era of a changing understanding of gender identity."  The college will now consider "any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman," it said in the statement. The move follows similar policy changes at all-women's colleges such as Mills College in California, Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Mount Holyoke and Simmons College, both in Massachusetts. Wellesley said it will not accept applications from transgender men, but would "continue to support" any student who decides she no longer identifies as a woman during her education there.

Jodi Arias' lawyer: Mistrial won't change sadness of killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:38
PHOENIX (AP) — The lead defense lawyer for convicted murderer Jodi Arias says jurors failing to reach a unanimous verdict in his client's sentencing retrial won't change the sadness from the 2008 killing.

Coroner says boy crushed to death by gate in North Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:35
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coroner says an 8-year-old boy died of blunt force and other injuries when he was struck by a metal gate in North Las Vegas.

Judge asked to give boy, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:33
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial.

Nora Muchanic reports on snow in Trenton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:30

Nora Muchanic reports on snow in Trenton, N.J.Action News reporter Nora Muchanic reports from Trenton, New Jersey on the snow conditions Thursday.


Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:30

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, elephant Angelica is seen at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.


3rd death in shootings at California nightclub, gas station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:25

A man is comforted in the parking lot outside of the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Loma Linda, Calif. Several friends and family members gathered at the hospital where a loved one was taken following an early morning shooting that occurred outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGSSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a third victim has died following shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station that investigators say involved rival gangs.


AccuWeather MAPS: Thursday's snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:25

 Thursday's snowstormAccuWeather is tracking the system that is bringing snow to our area today.


Attorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:23
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Exxon settles New Jersey environmental lawsuit for $225 million

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:00
(Reuters) - New Jersey officials said on Thursday that ExxonMobil had agreed to pay $225 million to the state to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations through the state. The state would not receive money from the deal until fiscal 2016 at the earliest, and the accord must be approved by the judge overseeing the 2004 lawsuit after a public comment period, according to a statement from acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. Democrats, who lead New Jersey's legislature, have said they will intervene in the lawsuit and have scheduled a March 19 hearing to probe the reasons behind the deal.

Hispanic group seeks special prosecutor in police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:57
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Hispanic group is calling for a special prosecutor in the case of an unarmed Mexican man who was killed by officers in Washington state after throwing rocks at cars and police.

Officer loses control of cruiser, crashes into vet clinic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:54
SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a police officer lost control of his cruiser on a slippery road before crashing through the wall of a veterinary clinic in Pennsylvania.