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Person of interest questioned in Spring Garden attacks

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 58 min ago

Person of interest questioned in Spring Garden attacksAction News has learned that Philadelphia police are questioning a person of interest in connection to a series of attacks in the city's Spring Garden section.

Woman stabbed in Allentown speaks out

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 59 min ago

Woman stabbed in Allentown speaks outThe woman stabbed in Allentown, Pennsylvania - in an incident involving a domestic dispute and police shooting - is speaking out.

Prosecutor: Fake, rather than real bomb, irrelevant to plot

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 2 min ago
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors argued Friday that charges against a man accused in a plot to blow up the Wichita airport should not be thrown out, even though the explosives used in an undercover sting were fake.

Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 3 min ago

FILE - The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, talks about his experiences over 90 years of life at his desk in the Hesburgh Library on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in this Sept. 24, 2007 file photo. The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents died Thursday night Feb. 26, 2015 at age 97 according to University spokesman Paul Browne. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.

Live long and prosper: Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 5 min ago

 Leonard Nimoy dies at 83The actor best known for his performance as Spock on "Star Trek" died at 83.

College to pay remaining costs after pumpkin festival melee

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 5 min ago
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A college has agreed to pay a New Hampshire city the remaining costs incurred during violent disturbances that broke out at last year's annual pumpkin fest.

Mom speaks out after allegedly leaving baby in car

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 11 min ago

Mom speaks out after allegedly leaving baby in carA Berks County mother is speaking out after being accused of leaving her young child in a freezing minivan while she went to a barbershop.

Colorado sold 17 tons of retail marijuana in first legal year

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 17 min ago

Customers shop for "Green Friday" deals at the Grass Station marijuana shop on Black Friday in DenverBy Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the first year of the state's new retail market, but sales of medicinal pot still outstripped that at almost 50 tons, officials said on Friday. In a national first, voters in Colorado and Washington state opted to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults in landmark twin ballots in 2012. States such as Oregon and Alaska that have now also voted to legalize recreational pot, and others where lawmakers face proposals to do so, are watching the Colorado results closely. State tax officials say sales hit nearly $700 million last year, with medical marijuana accounting for $386 million and recreational pot bringing in $313 million.

Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 34 min ago

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez smile during a light moment as witness Ricardo Leal, custodian of records with Sprint, testifies during Hernandez's murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone.

U.S. Air Force says new bomber essential, vows to control costs

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 35 min ago
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Air Force urgently needs a new long-range bomber to replace its aging fleet and will keep costs at or below a $550 million cap for each warplane, top U.S. officials told lawmakers on Friday. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said the Air Force understood that runaway costs had to be contained, and noted that a sharp reduction from the planned purchase of 80 to 100 bombers would send the price of each aircraft spiraling higher. A Boeing Co-led team that includes Lockheed Martin Corp is competing with Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract valued at $50 billion to $80 billion to design and build the new bombers. The Air Force plans to award a contract in late spring or early summer.

AccuWeather: Near Record Lows

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 37 min ago

 Near Record LowsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another night of bitter temperatures will be followed by a wintry mix late Sunday.

Racing might return to New England's last thoroughbred track

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 40 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all.

Man accused in 1979 NY murder admitted hurting boy: psychiatrist

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 42 min ago

Hernandez appears with his lawyer Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York in this file photoBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man accused of killing a New York boy missing for decades admitted he had hurt a child but did not say he killed him, a psychiatrist testified on Friday. Pedro Hernandez, on trial on charges of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, made the confession during a psychiatric evaluation in a New York City jail, psychiatrist Flavia Robotti testified in state Supreme Court. Hernandez was evaluated in 2012, a month after confessing to police that he choked the boy, stuffed him in a box and left him in a New York City alley.

Eight people found dead in murder-suicide in rural Missouri

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 44 min ago
A man shot and killed seven people in a house-to-house shooting spree in a sparsely populated part of Missouri before shooting himself, the state Highway Patrol said on Friday. Joseph Aldridge, 36, targeted family members in the bloody rampage, shooting four cousins who lived within a few miles of each other, officials said. Aldridge's mother was also found dead, though authorities said she may have died from natural causes. The events unfolded around 10 p.m. on Thursday when the Texas County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a disturbance at a residence in the unincorporated community of Tyrone in the south-central part of the state.

Water gushes after pipe bursts on Germantown street

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 44 min ago

Water gushes after pipe bursts on Germantown streetDozens of homes are being affected by a water main break in Philadelphia's Germantown section.

Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 46 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail.

Black Madam: Aderotimi responsible for her own death

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 46 min ago

 Aderotimi responsible for her own deathPadge Victoria Windslowe, an aspiring rapper, is accused of killing Claudia Aderotimi.

Slain Mexican farmworker's parents call for U.S. Justice Dept. probe

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 52 min ago
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The parents of a Mexican farmworker fatally shot by police in Washington state after he pelted them with rocks and tried to flee urged the U.S. Justice Department on Friday to take over a local investigation into the slaying. His death sparked protests by demonstrators who accused police in the city of Pasco in Washington state's agricultural heartland of overly aggressive tactics in dealing with Hispanic residents, who make up a majority of the population. "We pray that for the sake of peace and safety and international relations that you rise to (the) occasion, and wrest control of the criminal investigation from the hands of county prosecutors in Washington state," Crump said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Zambrano-Montes' parents, Agapita Montes Rivera and J. Jesus Zambrano Fernandez, joined U.S. rights groups in urging the Justice Department to launch a probe into the incident, which the Mexican government has condemned as a disproportionate use of lethal force.

Net neutrality fans use Grumpy Cat in aerial jab at Comcast

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia-based corporation.

Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 10 min ago

Imam Imad Enchassi, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, addresses a group inside the state Capitol during Muslim Day at the Capitol, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Oklahoma City. Friday's event is designed to foster civic participation by Oklahoma Muslims. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they arrived.