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Police: Driver admits taking man off roof of car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 02:31
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say the Oregon driver accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian and carrying him on top of her car for 11 blocks has said she found him on the roof when she stopped to check for damage, then removed the man and left him in the street.

Pennsylvania police find head on rural road, seeking body to match

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 02:27
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - An aerial search for the embalmed body of a woman whose head was recovered this month along a lonely rural road was due to begin on Tuesday, police in western Pennsylvania said. Police in the borough of Economy, 22 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, said they were exploring a number of theories as to how the head wound up on the roadside, including the possibility of a grave robbery or that the body was intercepted on its journey from a funeral home to a cemetery. ...

Charges dropped against parents of autistic twins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 02:25
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped abuse and false imprisonment charges against the parents of autistic twin men who police had said were kept locked in a basement room at night with no lights or furniture.

Democrats best at tapping rich for political cash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 02:25

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash on the just completed midterm elections. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash on the just completed midterm elections.


Not guilty plea in case of body found in suitcase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 02:09
PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a suitcase behind a Phoenix strip mall has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Woman who drove kids into ocean committed to Florida mental hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:57

Ebony Wilkerson appears in a booking mugshot released by the Volusia County Sheriff's department in Daytona BeachBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A South Carolina mother who drove her children into the Atlantic Ocean during what doctors determined was a psychotic break was committed on Tuesday to a Florida state mental hospital, authorities said. Ebony Wilkerson, 33, drove her minivan into the ocean at Daytona Beach in Florida in March after locking the doors, closing the windows and telling her three children to close their eyes and go to sleep, the children told investigators. ...


Select US theaters say they'll show 'The Interview' on Christmas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:49

Select US theaters say they'll show 'The Interview' on ChristmasSeveral movie theaters said they will begin showing "The Interview" Thursday, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release.


Workers appeal ruling in Ohio school shooting suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:21
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Five current or former officials from an Ohio school district are appealing a ruling allowing three school shooting victims' families to proceed with parts of a lawsuit.

Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:21

A boy walks past a graffiti reading "The revolution is invincible" in HavanaBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's decision to end five decades of enmity with Cuba has shaken the island's political dissidents, dividing their ranks and forcing them to rethink tactics. Throughout the Cold War and beyond, the United States relied on the small dissident movement to lead domestic opposition to Cuba's communist government and keep track of human rights abuses. ...


Sources: Bullet discovery prompts lockdown of Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:16

Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, N.J. on lockdownSources say the discovery of a bullet has prompted the lockdown of Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.


Trump Entertainment eyes new financing from Icahn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:12

Trump Entertainment eyes new financing from IcahnTrump Entertainment Resorts says a new $20 million pledge by billionaire investor Carl Icahn will give it time to restructure while keeping the struggling Taj Mahal casino open.


Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, N.J. on lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:02

Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, N.J. on lockdownClearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey is on lockdown.


U.S. says 6.4 million signed up for 2015 HealthCare.gov plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 01:01

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustration(Reuters) - About 6.4 million Americans have selected a new individual healthcare plan or have been automatically signed up again for a 2015 insurance plan through the HealthCare.gov website, a top U.S. health official said on Tuesday, putting the agency nearer its 9.1 million goal. The government agency's goal of having at least 9.1 million people enrolled in the government backed plans in 2015 compares with about 7 million in 2014, the first year of this new insurance created as part of the national healthcare reform law and offer income-based subsidies. The 6. ...


A lean Christmas for many laid-off casino workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:41
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank.

Mariachi connects schools, families in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:30

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 photo, music teacher Elizabeth Rodriguez watches over as students perform mariachi music at the Richard Edwards Elementary School, in Chicago. Chicago now joins dozens of schools districts across the country in cities like Las Vegas, San Antonio and Tucson, Ariz., that teach mariachi music in schools. It's a way to connect schools and parents, many who speak Spanish, from Hispanic communities says organizers. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Torres smiles as he thinks about how his 12-year-old daughter has embraced learning the same mariachi music he plays at home during a new Chicago Public Schools program that teaches the Mexican songs, linking the family's culture with the classroom.


Federal mediators offer help in port labor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:29
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal mediators have offered to get involved in negotiations to resolve a labor dispute between longshoremen and shipping lines that threatens to disrupt movement of goods through West Coast ports.

Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:26

This handout picture courtesy of Nicole Tung taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo shows US freelance reporter James FoleyNEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK — At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, and 44 percent of them were targeted for murder, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.


Police in Massachusetts seek charges over copycat cop killer Facebook post

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:42
BOSTON (Reuters) - Police in Massachusetts are pursuing criminal charges against a man for posting the words "put wings on pigs" on his Facebook page, a phrase similar to the one posted by a man who killed two officers in New York City last weekend. The latest case showed heightened concerns among U.S. law enforcement after the execution-style ambush of the two policemen, and could raise free speech questions. ...

Keurig recalls 'Mini Plus' coffee makers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:32

Keurig recalls 'Mini Plus' coffee makersKeurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns.


Gunman sought in convenience store robbery in Norristown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:24

Gunman sought in convenience store robbery in NorristownPolice are looking for the gunman who robbed an A-Plus convenience store in Norristown, Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning.