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VIDEO and TEXT: Tom Wolf's inaugural address

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:18

 Tom Wolf's inaugural addressRead the text of Tom Wolf's inaugural address after he was sworn in as the 47th governor of Pennsylvania and watch the video.


PHOTOS: Inauguration of Tom Wolf as Pa. governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:08

 Inauguration of Tom Wolf as Pa. governorDemocrat Tom Wolf has been sworn in as the 47th governor of Pennsylvania.


Woman says boxing champ Taylor threatened to kill children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:45

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Boxer Jermain Taylor walks from the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock, Ark. Police say the champion boxer already charged in a shooting at his Arkansas home will face charges in a separate incident after a man said Taylor fired a gun at him. The Little Rock Police Department said Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, that the man told officers responding to a report of shots fired that Taylor also pointed a gun at his wife and children. Authorities say officers took the 36-year-old Taylor into custody and found he had a gun and a small amount of marijuana. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that boxer Jermain Taylor threatened to shoot her three small children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight — once called a role model by the city's mayor — put the weapon to her husband's head.


Mom arrested for allegedly putting substance in her child's IV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:45

Mom arrested for allegedly putting substance in her child's IVA mother in West Virginia has been charged after police say she injected a substance into her nine-year-old son's intravenous line at a Cincinnati hospital.


Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:44

In this Jan. 15, 2015 photo, a worker prepares to fuel a United Express aircraft after it arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, in Grapevine, Texas. Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren’t likely to share the bounty with passengers _ not while so many flights are already full. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full.


Police: Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:40

 Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman killed himselfA man shot a doctor inside a prestigious hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician, before killing himself, police said.


Twitter buys ZipDial in bid for users in emerging markets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions.

Police: Delaware woman robbed store while toddler was in cab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:37

 Delaware woman robbed store while toddler was in cabDelaware State Police have arrested a woman they say took a cab to and from a convenience store robbery and left her 1-year-old daughter in the cab during the crime.


Correction: Drug Boat-Warning Shots story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:20
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a story Jan. 19 about U.S. authorities firing warning shots at a suspected drug boat, The Associated Press misidentified the government branch involved. It was a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter crew — not the Border Patrol.

New Jersey mom accused of setting baby on fire due in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:18

New Jersey mom accused of setting baby on fire due in courtA woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road is due in court Tuesday to answer to a murder charge.


Correction: Christo-Over the River story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:16
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — In a story Jan. 3 about a planned exhibition by the artist Christo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christo said the project could proceed as soon as August 2018 if he wins a state court lawsuit. Christo has not specified an exhibition date.

Police: Girl reports abduction attempt in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:15

 Girl reports abduction attempt in ParksidePhiladelphia police are investigating a reported abduction attempt on Tuesday morning in the Parkside section.


American who sent $67K to al-Qaida gets 15 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:10
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who sent $67,000 to al-Qaida and pledged his support to the terror group was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who cited the defendant's remorse and medical problems that make his incarceration more difficult than others'.

Two dead, five hurt, when gunmen fire into San Antonio crowd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:10
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed and five others hospitalized after gunmen in a car opened fire on a gathering of more than 100 people in a parking lot in San Antonio, police said on Tuesday. Interim San Antonio Police Chief Anthony Trevino said some people in the crowd may have returned fire, calling the Monday night incident a "gunfight." He added the incident looks to be gang related and many in the crowd had gathered in the parking lot for an event to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day national holiday.

'The Interview' on track to break digital release record

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:04

This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, as Dave and Seth Rogen as Aaron in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." Digital sales for “The Interview” are up to $40 million, putting the Sony Pictures release on track to eclipse “Bridesmaids” as the biggest online release ever. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton called the total “a significant milestone.” (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — Digital sales for "The Interview" are up to $40 million, putting the release on track to eclipse "Bridesmaids" as the biggest online release.


Maryland probe may take days to determine if family died in mansion fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:54
(Reuters) - It could take several days for investigators in Maryland to confirm whether a family of six died when a massive blazed ripped through their waterfront mansion on Monday, fire officials said Tuesday. Fire officials said they could not confirm whether a technology executive and five members of his family were at home at the time of the blaze in Annapolis. The severe damage has also left the large home unstable, slowing the search process, Anne Arundel Fire Department spokesman Russ Davies said.

Suspect in Boston hospital shooting dead of 'self-inflicted' wound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:41

A man in wheelchair is taken away from the building where a shooting occurred at Brigham and Women's hospital in BostonA man suspected of shooting a doctor at a major Boston hospital on Tuesday later died of a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound, the city's Police Commissioner William Evans said, adding that the incident was over. The victim in the shooting at Brigham & Women's hospital, a male doctor, sustained "life threatening" injuries, police said. Police have yet to identify the shooter or the victim, who Evans said is being treated in the emergency room at Brigham & Women's. Brigham & Women's, located in downtown Boston amid a cluster of major healthcare facilities, is a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:41
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Jan. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 18 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

U.S. top court rules for Muslim inmate over prison beard ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:37

Arkansas Department of Correction photo of Gregory HoltBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the religious rights of a prisoner who had wanted to grow one in accordance with his Muslim beliefs, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The justices, on a 9-0 vote in a closely watched case involving prisoner Gregory Holt, rejected the state's reasoning that the policy was needed for security reasons to prevent inmates from concealing contraband. Holt, who wanted to grow a half-inch beard (1.3 cm), is serving a life sentence for burglary and domestic battery at the Varner Supermax prison, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction. Justice Samuel Alito, writing on behalf of the court, said the state already searches clothing and hair and had not given a valid reason why it could not also search beards.


Suspect in Boston hospital shooting found dead of 'self-inflicted' wound: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:19
BOSTON (Reuters) - The suspect in Tuesday's shooting at a major Boston hospital was found dead at the scene of a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Susan Heavey)