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Fmr. teacher's aide charged with sending porn to boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:29

Fmr. teacher's aide charged with sending porn to boyA former Philadelphia teacher's aide has been arrested for attempting to give gifts and pornographic images through Facebook messenger to a 13-year-old boy.


AccuWeather: Sunny and Milder Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:17

 Sunny and Milder TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says it gets colder again on Friday.


Baggage handlers strike at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:11

Baggage handlers strike at Philadelphia International AirportDozens of baggage handlers at Philadelphia International Airport hit the picket line Thursday morning.


Grand jury: No charges in Florida jail explosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:06
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury looking into a deadly Florida jail explosion says there isn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges.

Judge: No release for Illinois man in terror case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:59
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says a 20-year-old American accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial.

Future dim for Taj Mahal, former Revel casinos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:52

In this photo taken Wednesday night, Nov. 19, 2014, Robert McDevitt, right, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers union, joins casino workers and union members as they march down the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., to protest the impending closing of the Trump Taj Mahal casino. A bankruptcy court judge has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 4 on whether to liquidate the casino's parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening.


2 inmates pull fire alarm, escape in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:51

2 inmates pull fire alarm, escape in Berks CountyAuthorities are on the hunt for two men who escaped from a Berks County jail.


Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:49
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday.

Suit: Black dispatchers told they speak 'ghetto'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:46
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county 911 center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying black dispatchers were made to take calls from inner city residents because they knew how to speak "ghetto."

Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at Princeton

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:31

Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at PrincetonIt was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory.


VIDEO: Press conference on Tabernacle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:30

 Press conference on Tabernacle shootingNew Jersey State Police just gave a brief update on the deadly shooting in Tabernacle, Burlington County.


NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:28
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday. Testifying to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on cyber threats, Rogers said digital attackers have been able to penetrate such systems and perform "reconnaissance" missions to determine how the networks are put together. ...

A $5B question: How should New York spend surplus?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:25
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As government problems go, it's not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus?

AP: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:24

 Official says FSU gunman was alumnusA law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school.


Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill gets panel's OK

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:23
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would impose some of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions cleared an Ohio House committee Thursday after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session.

Harvard sued over push for fossil fuels divestment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:16
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university's governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.

After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:14
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in Ferguson.

Fired guards charged with cuffing inmate to shower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:10
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pennsylvania county jail guards have been fired and charged with handcuffing an inmate to a shower stall for more than 30 minutes as they threw boxes, toilet paper rolls and rubber gloves filled with water at him.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:05

AP10ThingsToSee - Adnan Khan directs his horse to perform in an attempt to attract people visiting Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Khan earns his living by providing the horse ride to customers visiting a beach. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Ruling: Mississippi abortion law remains blocked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:01
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional.