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AccuWeather: Record Cold Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:45
Meteorologist Cecily Tynan says many areas will hit record lows early Tuesday morning.

Police: Rape suspect says he was acting out '50 Shades of Grey' scenes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:43
A University of Illinois - Chicago student is being held Monday night on $500,000 bond on sexual assault charges.

Oscar winning documentary sheds light on veteran suicides

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:37
"Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," the Oscar winning documentary by Ellen Goosenberg Kent of Philadelphia and Dana Perry brought light to an alarming trend: American veterans are killing themselves at a rate of 22 a day, nearly one every hour.

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:32

In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene smokes a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska will become the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.


Road salt cause of strange tasting water in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:30
Some residents in Delaware County might notice a funny taste from their tap water over the next couple of days. Turns out, that taste is the result of road salt that ended up in the water supply.

CBS News releases video referenced in O'Reilly dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:24

In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, political commentator Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy" world premiere screening reception at The Newseum, in Washington. CBS News on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war. None of the stories mention O'Reilly, then a young CBS reporter, or makes any specific reference to a CBS crew member being hurt. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.


Tanker truck bursts into flames on highway in Pennsauken

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:19
A tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel overturned and burst into flames near the Betsy Ross Bridge Monday morning in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Houston surgeons separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:06

In this undated photo provided by the Texas Children’s Hospital, doctors work to separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. It took 26 hours last week to separate the girls, Knatalyne Hope Mata and Adeline Faith, who shared a chest wall, lungs, a part of their heart lining, diaphragm, liver, colon, intestines and pelvic area, according to lead surgeon Dr. Darrell Cass. (AP Photo/Texas Children’s Hospital, Allen Kramer)HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors in Houston are optimistic that 10-month-old formerly conjoined twin girls will survive after a recent surgery that separated them.


Road salt cause of strange tasting water in Delaware Country

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30
Some residents in Delaware County might notice a funny taste from their tap water over the next couple of days. Turns out, that taste is the result of road salt that ended up in the water supply.

Powerball jackpot winner in North Carolina: Single mom of 4

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:11

In this undated photo provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery, shows Powerball jackpot winner Marie Holmes, second from left, after she received a check from North Carolina Education Lottery executive director Alice Garland, second from right, in Raleigh, N.C. To the left is financial adviser Dexter Perry and attorney Charles Francis, right. Holmes, a single mother of four, came forward Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month. (AP Photo/North Carolina Education Lottery)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A single mother of four from a small North Carolina town came forward Monday as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month.


Shooting victim stumbles into Philadelphia fire station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:59
Police are investigating a shooting near a North Philadelphia fire station.

No talks expected this week in refinery strike: sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:53

Workers from the USW union walk a picket line outside the Lyondell-Basell refinery in Houston, Texas.By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. Face-to-face meetings between the United Steelworkers union (USW) and lead refinery owner representative Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, might remain on hold until the second week of March, the sources said. The halt in talks comes after the USW pulled workers from three Motiva Enterprises LLC [MOTIV.UL] refineries in Louisiana and Texas co-owned by Shell after oil companies balked at a possible settlement. About 6,550 workers are walking picket lines at 15 plants, including 12 refineries that account for one-fifth of U.S. refining capacity.


Missouri man accused of luring girl with snacks, killing her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:41
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson and strangled her, court records say.

3 evidence boxes in Etan Patz case found in police station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Three boxes of evidence from the investigation into the 1979 disappearance and presumed death of schoolboy Etan Patz have turned up while a suspect is on trial for the killing, and his attorney said Monday she could have to seek a mistrial or at least recall witnesses who have already testified.

SeaWorld Orlando ends public dolphin feedings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:29
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Guests at SeaWorld's theme park in Orlando, Florida, will no longer be allowed to feed the dolphins.

Lawmaker asks if swallowed camera be used for female exam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:16

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2012 file photo, Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri talks with reporters at the Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam. The question Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, from Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley, File)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:01

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, center, leaves the hotel following a bilateral meeting with US negotiators, among them U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, for a new round of nuclear talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Study: Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:58
Study reverses current practice for high-risk kids

Three students shot and wounded on campus of Florida university

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:54
(Reuters) - Three students were shot and wounded at an historically black university in Florida on Monday and two people, at least one of them also a student, were taken into custody in connection with the incident, a school official said. The victims, who are students at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, were grazed by bullets, said school spokeswoman Beverly James. James had earlier said that two students were shot, that neither of them went to the hospital and that both of those taken into custody were students. A spokesman for the Daytona Beach Police Department, whose officers responded to the incident, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

US jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:54

Attorney Kent Yalowitz, representing those affected by attacks in Israel in the early 2000s, comments about the conclusion of he case outside a federal courthouse in New York Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The court found the Palestinian authorities liable in the attacks, with jurors awarding the victims $218.5 million in damages at a civil trial. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a high-stakes civil trial.