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Timeline of the Montco killing spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:02

Timeline of the Montgomery County killing spreeAction News reporter Kenneth Moton has a timeline of the killing spree in Montgomery County that left six people dead.


Friend of accused Boston bomber may plead guilty in gun, drug case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:38

Handout photo of suspects in Boston Marathon shootingBOSTON (Reuters) - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with possessing a gun that prosecutors believe may have been used by the suspects in the 2013 attack may change his plea in the case to guilty, according to a court filing. Stephen Silva was charged in July with having possessed a Ruger P95 9mm pistol with its serial number filed off, as well as with conspiracy to distribute heroin. He pleaded not guilty in an August hearing but may be planning to file a new agreement this week, according to papers filed with the U.S. District Court in Boston late Monday. ...


Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:28

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.


Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.

Seattle-Paris flight diverts to Montana over odor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:26
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An official at a Montana airport says a Delta Air Lines flight heading from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard was diverted to Billings after an "electrical odor" was detected on board.

Navajos buy back sacred masks at Paris auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:00

Native American, from the Kichwa Guarani tribe, named Jackson, holds a banner reading "We are not for sale" outside of the Drouot's auction house in protest at the auction of Native American Navajo tribe masks in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials have spent several hundred thousand euros to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from. (AP Photo/Francois Mori )PARIS (AP) — When diplomacy and a plea to return sacred ceremonial masks to an American Indian tribe in the United States failed, officials from the Navajo Nation traveled to the Paris auction house selling the items and started bidding for them.


Manhunt for killing spree suspect Bradley Stone forces closures, lockdown in 2 school districts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:05

News conference planned on search for Montgomery County killing suspect Bradley StoneThe hunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and 5 of her family members continued across two Pennsylvania counties Tuesday morning, prompting the closure of schools in one district, and a modified lockdown at schools in another.


Death toll in Pakistani school attack rises to 126

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:08

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 84 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.A Pakistani official says the death toll in a Taliban attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 126.


Crews battle fire station blaze in Gloucester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:08

Crews battle fire station blaze in Gloucester Co.Crews battled a blaze at their own fire station in Monroeville, New Jersey Monday night.


Taliban attack Pakistani school, kill at least 84

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:52

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 84 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in over a year.


Pakistan minister: 84 dead in Taliban attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:17

Taliban attack Pakistani school, kill at least 84A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar.


VIDEO: Timeline of the Montco killing spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:09

Timeline of the Montco killing spreeAction News reporter Kenneth Moton has a timeline of the killing spree in Montgomery County that left six people dead.


Manhunt for Montgomery County killing spree suspect Bradley Stone moves to Doylestown, Upper Perkiomen schools closed Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:01

Suspect in Montgomery County killing spree, Bradley Stone, still looseA mass killing spree in Montgomery County has led to a manhunt in Doylestown, Bucks County, a lockdown at the Central Bucks YMCA, and the closure of Upper Perkiomen schools for Tuesday.


The 10 fastest-rising search requests on Google

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:10
Google has released its annual list of the year's fastest-rising search requests. Although Google's list usually comes last each year, its rankings typically provide more telling insights into what people were thinking because the company's technology processes about two out of every three search requests made on the Internet.

Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:23

In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, made available by Colorado House Republicans, Colorado Republican Rep. JoAnn Windholz is pictured in Larkspur, Colo. In the session that begins in Jan. 2015, Rep. Windholz is introducing a bill to ban the product Palcohol, which is alcohol in powdered form, before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. (AP Photo/Colorado House Republicans)DENVER (AP) — Powdered alcohol hasn't even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.


Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:19

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, actress Cindy Lee Garcia speaks with the Associated Press in New York about her role in the controversial film, "Innocence of Muslims." A federal appeals court is reconsidering a decision to order YouTube to take down the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena will consider arguments Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, by Google, which owns YouTube, to reverse its earlier decision. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A low-budget anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors involved was compared with the likes of "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings" in a federal appeals court Monday.


Hawaii lava on course to hit gas station, stores

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:50

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2014, and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, the active lava flow front continues to advance downslope towards the northeast about a mile and a half from the marketplace in Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials say lava from Kilauea volcano is on course to reach a supermarket and shopping center in the small town of Pahoa in seven to ten days. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, the lava is about one mile away from Malama Marketplace supermarket. There’s a hardware store, pharmacy and gas station in the same shopping center. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Suvery, Tim Orr)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said.


Survey finds teens trending toward e-cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:44

File- This June 12, 2013, file photo shows a person posing with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to new lows, use of e-cigarettes reached levels that surprised researchers. The findings marked the survey’s first attempt to measure the use of e-cigarettes by people that young. Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders said they'd used an e-cigarette in the previous month, while just 4 percent reported smoking a traditional cigarette, said the report being released Tuesday by the National Institutes of Health. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESWASHINGTON (AP) — More teens are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to the government's annual drug use survey.


Rat rods: Vintage vehicles made into rusty rides

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:14

Peter Duvaloois grinds a part for a battery box for a Rat Rod he is building at his shop on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Saugerties, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car.


VIDEO: Annie McCormick reports from Lower Salford Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:48

 Annie McCormick reports from Lower Salford Twp.Annie McCormicks reports on the victims of the Montgomery County shootings.