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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in photos and quotations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:55

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in photos and quotationsA look back at some of the civil rights leader's most poignant quotes.


Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:40

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later in January 2015, the Justice Department has given no indication it is open to any proposal from the defense to spare Tsarnaev's life, pushing instead toward a trial that could result in a death sentence. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is going slower than expected. Here's what you need to know as the trial enters its third week:


PHOTOS: Crashes on icy roads Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:37

 Crashes on icy roads SundayAction News viewers stuck in traffic took photos of the damage and delays caused by icy roads.


UK plea to imams to fight extremism draws charge of Islamophobia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:26

Britain's Secretary of State for Communities Eric Pickles and Home Secretary Theresa May hold up signs reading "I am Jewish" during a Board of Deputies of British Jews event in LondonBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Muslim groups accused the British government of copying the language of the far right on Monday and of stoking Islamophobia after ministers wrote to imams asking them to explain to Muslims how Islam is compatible with being British. In a letter to over 1,000 imams last Friday, Eric Pickles, the minister for local government and communities, asked them to explain to Muslims how Islam can be "part of British identity", arguing they had a duty to do more to fight extremism and root out anyone preaching hatred. Muslim groups said the letter unfairly singled them out. "The letter has all the hallmarks of very poor judgment which feeds into an Islamophobic narrative, which feeds into a narrative of us and them," Tahla Ahmad of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) told Sky News.


VP Biden says minority communities, police need to heal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:10

In this Nov. 22, 2014 file photo, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the annual Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The Secret Service says multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near Biden's Delaware home on Saturday night, Jan. 17, 2015. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that communities around the country need to work to bridge the separation between police and the residents they serve.


Company's struggles highlight challenges of inmate care

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:27

ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - This undated photo provided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office shows Jovon Frazier. Frazier died from cancer in 2011 while he was still an inmate. "I need to see a doctor!" he wrote on his eighth treatment request form, after an X-ray came back negative. "I done put a lot of sick calls in & ya'll keep sending me back and ain't tell me nothing." His medical care was managed not by the county sheriff's office that runs the jail, but by a private company under contract, Corizon Health Inc. (AP Photo/Manatee County Sheriff's Office)Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol.


Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:22

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis waves to the faithful on his arrival in Tacloban, Philippines, as rain drips from the roof of his vehicle. For months, Francis has been drafting an encyclical on the environment and global warming which he hopes to release by June or July 2015. In a news conference as he traveled last week to the Philippines, he said global warming was "mostly" man-made. And he said he wanted his encyclical out in plenty of time to be absorbed before the next round of U.N. climate change talks in Paris in November after the last round in Lima, Peru, failed to reach an agreement. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.


Wanted teen agrees to return to home state of Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:21
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old suspected of committing a string of crimes with his 13-year-old girlfriend is returning to his home state of Kentucky to face charges.

Key issues as Colorado theater shooting trial begins

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:57

FILE - In this July 27, 2012 file photo, crosses, flowers and other mementos of the victims of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting are shown at sunrise with the movie theater in the background. Jury selection begins Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the trial of accused gunman James Holmes in the shootings at the Denver-area movie theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorneys have acknowledged he was the gunman but say he is mentally ill and was gripped by a psychotic episode when he opened fire in the theater. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in an attack on a Colorado movie theater is set to begin, with the first of 9,000 prospective jurors reporting to court on Tuesday.


Investigation underway into close call during takeoff at JFK Airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:00

Investigation underway into close call during takeoff at JFK AirportHaving been given a clearance, a passenger-packed JetBlue flight 1295 headed full throttle down JFK's runway. At about the same time, Caribbean Airways Flight 526 had just landed. Air Traffic Control gave it instructions to hold short, meaning to stop before crossing the active runway.


Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:25

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Alexandra Clark, a fan of the City of Chicago snowplow tracker app removes the overnight snow from her car in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise an computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of snow plows in real time has built up such an obsessive following. in a tweet to the mayor’s office last January, Clark, said, “Plow tracker said my street was plowed an hour ago - Pull the other leg,” She included a photo showing her street in the West Side Wicker Park neighborhood was still choked with snow. A pair of heavy truck tire tracks suggested a plow might indeed have passed, but with the blade up. Snow is frozen into Chicago lore. The city averages around 40 inches each winter; last winter the city got more than 80. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time.


Caution urged after ice, accidents reported on secondary roads Monday morning

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 19:08

Caution urged after ice, accidents reported on secondary roads Monday morningMotorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution heading out Monday morning, after icy conditions and several minor accidents were reported on secondary roads.


Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morning

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:58

Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morningMotorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution heading out Monday morning, after icy conditions were being reported on secondary roads and sidewalks.


Man sandwiched between two semi trucks survives 26 car pileup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:53

Man sandwiched between two semi trucks survives 26 car pileupA driver lived to tell his story after getting pinned between two semi trucks during a 26 car pileup over the weekend in Oregon.


PennDOT prepares for refreeze during Monday morning commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:34

Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morningMotorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution heading out Monday morning, after icy conditions were being reported on secondary roads and sidewalks.


Teens suspected in southern crime spree captured in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:32

FILE - In this December 2014 file photo provided by Tammy Martin, her son Dalton Hayes poses with his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips at his family's home in Leitchfield, Ky. Kentucky authorities say two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the South have been apprehended in in Panama City Beach Florida early Sunday Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Tammy Martin, FILE)One of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks around the South awaited a first court appearance Monday in Florida, where they were captured over the weekend.


Cosby welcomed by audience in California city of Turlock

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:30

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Cosby, 77, is facing sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women, with some of the claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby was embraced by fans on Sunday during his first performance in California since allegations of past sexual assaults surfaced.


Belichick, Brady to 6th Super Bowl with 45-7 rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:05

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick congratulates LeGarrette Blount after his touchdown during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No coach has more postseason wins than Bill Belichick. No quarterback has been to more Super Bowls than Tom Brady.


Fitness model struck and killed by train in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:57
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A fitness model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:07

Marchers hold up a "March On" and "Still They Marched" signs as they make their way towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Selma, Ala. Several clebraties such as Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Common, and David Oyelowo lock arms and march to promote the movie "Selma."(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.