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IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 03:00

Armed police stand at the ready close to a cafe under siege at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.


5 dead at 3 locations in Montco killing spree; suspect loose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:45

5 dead at 3 locations in Montco killing spree; suspect looseAn ambulance was seen leaving the location of a barricade situation in Souderton, Pa. amid a killing spree in Montgomery County.


VIDEO: David Henry reports on shooting in Souderton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:43

 David Henry reports on shooting in SoudertonDavid Henry has the latest on the deadly shooting in Souderton.


U.S. seeks to use letters from bin Laden raid at terror trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:31

A courtroom sketch shows Nazih al-Ragye known by the alias Abu Anas al-Liby as he appears in Manhattan Federal Court for an arraignment in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have asked a federal judge to allow them to use documents seized during the 2011 military raid that killed Osama bin Laden at the January trial of suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas al-Liby. In papers filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said that six letters, written in 2010 and 2011 when bin Laden was "the most wanted man in the world," were "critically important evidence" of al-Liby's alleged role in al Qaeda conspiracies to kill Americans. ...


Top court rejects Arizona appeal over abortion drug law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:21

People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a state law that restricts access to abortion-inducing drugs by prohibiting off-label uses of RU-486, the so-called "abortion pill." The high court's refusal to hear the state's appeal means that an April ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the law from going into effect while litigation continued will remain intact. ...


Construction work cuts power to State Department: utility

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearby construction work cut power to the U.S. State Department on Monday, disrupting Internet and telephone services, but the building remained dark even after the utility said electricity had been restored. A State Department official said the building's phones and operations center were working again by mid-morning. PEPCO power company said construction work on private property in the area was to blame for the power disruption. The work caused an equipment failure and a cable was cut, said PEPCO spokesman Sean Kelly. Kelly said before 11 a.m. ...

Montco killings: Teen injured at Souderton scene; gunman loose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:13

 David Henry reports on shooting in SoudertonAn ambulance was seen leaving the location of a barricade situation in Souderton, Pa. amid a killing spree in Montgomery County.


Police altering tactics after killings, protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:12

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014, file photo, New York Police Department Officer Joshua Jones wears a VieVu body camera on his chest during a news conference in New York. Police departments across the country are altering policies and procedures to assuage concerns about police conduct and to protect their own officers. In New York, they'll make greater use of stun guns; and body cameras are becoming more common in all departments. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from retaliation.


Police end Sydney hostage siege after 16 hours

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:03

Police end Sydney hostage siege after 16 hoursA swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman who had held an unknown number of hostages for more than 16 hours.


FedEx truck overturns on highway, spills packages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 02:00
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A FedEx truck has overturned in northern New Jersey, spilling dozens of packages on what is typically the delivery company's busiest day of the year.

Armed man shot, killed by officer in Mayfair, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:47

Family identifies man who was shot, killed by officer in MayfairAn armed man was shot by Philadelphia Police early Monday morning.


Arias trial testimony resumes after weeklong break

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:44

Jodi Arias looks back during an evidentiary hearing regarding allegations of child porn on Travis Alexander's computer in the middle of the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of former boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury was hung on the penalty phase, life in prison or the death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESPHOENIX (AP) — Testimony has resumed in the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after a weeklong break.


VIDEO: Walter Perez reports on shooting Lansdale, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:44

 Walter Perez reports on shooting Lansdale, Pa.Action News reporter Walter Perez reports from the shooting scene in Lansdale, Pa., where two victims were found.


No November global heat record, but hottest fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal meteorologists say last month was only the globe's seventh warmest November on record. That's the first time since July that a month hasn't broken the record for heat.

UAW chief backs labor board decisions on email, organizing votes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:40
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The president of the United Auto Workers union on Monday called the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions to allow employees to use company email to organize and unions to hold faster elections to represent workers "the right thing to do." "It made all the sense in the world," Dennis Williams told reporters at the union's headquarters in Detroit. "Whether or not it will stand depends on who wins the next elections, who's going to be the next president, who's going to (control) Congress. ...

Boston Marathon bomber suspect to appear in court this week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:37

Handout photo of suspects in Boston Marathon shootingBOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said on Monday. Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with two homemade pressure-cooker bombs left at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. Three days later as Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city, federal prosecutors contend that they shot and killed a university police officer. ...


Teen told police he shot dad after skipping school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:34
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court records show that a Delaware teenager told police he killed his father with a crossbow because he had skipped school and feared his dad would be angry.

Rare northern white rhino dies at California zoo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:32
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said.

NY commuter rail takes step toward apnea screening

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:31
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after a deadly derailment that was blamed on an engineer's sleepiness, the nation's second-largest commuter rail line has chosen a contractor to test for sleep apnea.

Montco killings: Person taken by ambulance from Souderton standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:29

 Teen injured at Souderton scene; gunman looseAn ambulance was seen leaving the location of a barricade situation in Souderton, Pa. amid a killing spree in Montgomery County.