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Man celebrates his new 'eat more kale' trademark

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 02:21

Vermont folk artist Bo Muller-Moore speaks Friday Dec. 12, 2014 outside the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier about his winning a legal fight to trademark the phrase "eat more kale" despite initial opposition from fast food giant Chick-fil-A, which sought to protect its phrase "eat mor chikin." Muller-Moore said his three-year-legal battle for trademark protection is a victory for the little guy over a corporate giant. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A folk artist who became a folk hero to some after picking a fight with fast-food giant Chick-fil-A over use of the phrase "eat more kale" — similar to their trademarked "eat mor chikin" — has won his legal battle.


Ex-officer at digital money exchange given five years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 02:19
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former technology officer was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for helping to operate Liberty Reserve, a former digital currency exchange that U.S. authorities say was used by drug traffickers and other criminals for money transfers. The sentence was the maximum allowed under U.S. law for Mark Marmilev, 35, who in September pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. He was also ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. U.S. ...

Tribes wary of selling pot, even if feds allow it

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 02:11

FILE- In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, a sample of cannabis appears on display at Shango Premium Cannabis dispensary in Portland, Ore. The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, that Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands, as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of growing and selling marijuana on tribal lands, even if it could present an economic windfall and the U.S. Department of Justice says it's OK.


Inquest set in fatal shooting by Montana officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 02:04
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A coroner's inquest has been scheduled for next month to determine whether criminal charges should be filed in the death of an unarmed man who was shot by a Billings police officer.

Missing Gloucester Twp. woman found dead; 2 questioned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:52

Missing Gloucester Twp. woman found dead; 2 questionedA woman from Gloucester Township, Camden County - who had been missing since last week - has been found dead and two people are being questioned.


Man, 87, confronts burglar twice in his South Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:51

Man, 87, confronts burglar twice in his South Philadelphia homeAn 87-year-old South Philadelphia man is telling his story to Action News, after a confronting a burglar not once, but twice in his home.


London air control computer failure resolved

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:50

London air control computer failure resolvedThe airspace over London was briefly closed Friday afternoon due to what authorities said was a computer failure at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers.


Oklahoma boy puts quarter in vending machine, gets Nazi ring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:40

Boy Puts Quarter In Vending Machine, Gets Nazi RingBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma mother is asking why her 4-year-old son received a ring with a Nazi symbol this week from a surprise vending machine for children in a Tulsa store. Leona Kelley told Tulsa broadcaster KOKI-TV the gold-colored plastic ring with an eagle clutching a swastika in its talons came from a 25-cent vending machine at a Family Dollar store on Wednesday. "We actually bought four things, and three of them were little dinosaurs or something," Kelley told the broadcaster. "And on the fourth one, it so happened this fell out. ...


Intruder flees with pants, wallet in South Philadelphia home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:30

Man, 87, confronts burglar twice in his South Philadelphia homeAn 87-year-old South Philadelphia man is telling his story to Action News, after a confronting a thief not once, but twice in his home.


Former NFL All-Pro Sharper indicted on rape charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:29

Former professional football player Sharper appears for his arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Former New Orleans Saints All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was indicted Friday on rape charges, the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office said. Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler, was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of simple rape. He is accused of sexually assaulting two women at his New Orleans apartment on Sept. 23, 2013. Sharper, 39, is charged in Los Angeles and Arizona with rape and has been jailed in California since Feb. 27. ...


Last messages of ex-NFLer's alleged victim not admissible: Mass. judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:28

Aaron Hernandez appears during an evidentiary hearing at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverBy Scott Malone FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - The jury at the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez will not hear of the last text messages his alleged victim sent to his sister or details of another dual murder the defendant is charged with, a Massachusetts judge ruled Friday. Prosecutors had argued Odin Lloyd's last text messages showed he had believed he was in danger as he rode in a car with New England Patriots' Hernandez after being summoned to his house late one night in June 2013. ...


Man dies 2 days after rescue from sinking car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:18
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 92-year-old man who drove his car into a lake near his home has died.

Two police officers, suspect shot and wounded near Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:48
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two police officers were shot and wounded near Atlanta on Friday morning while responding to a reported home invasion and exchanging gun fire with two suspects, local authorities said. One suspect was also shot and is critical condition, and a second suspect was arrested hours later after a manhunt, DeKalb County Police Captain Stephen Fore said. The DeKalb County Police officers were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, with one shot in the calf and the other in the thigh, Fore said. (Writing by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Susan Heavey)

U.S. wont stand in way if Indian tribes want to grow, sell marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has signaled it would not stand in the way of Native American tribes who may seek to legalize marijuana use or cultivation. Federal prosecutors will instead focus on priorities like keeping marijuana out of the hands of minors and out of states in which marijuana use is not legal, the department said in a memo released on Thursday. The memo, sent from Justice Department headquarters to U.S. attorney's offices around the country, said some tribes had requested guidance on the federal drug law. ...

French court says Uber may infringe on taxi law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:46

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014, file photo, police move in as demonstrators try to block the way while another pours water on a car, suspected to be a private taxi during a 24-hour taxi strike and protest in Madrid, against unregulated competition from private companies, in particular, Uber. A French court is expected to decide whether to ban the ride-hailing company's service after a complaint from rival taxi and car services. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)PARIS (AP) — A French court has ruled that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.


5 Things to Know from AP-NORC environment poll

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, people arrive to the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Most Americans believe that the U.S. should take a leadership role in the global fight against climate change. Three-quarters of Democrats and nearly half of Republicans say the U.S. should lead on global warming, even if other countries don’t take action. Those in support of a treaty are split on whether the U.S. should forge ahead with or without approval by the Senate. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University surveyed 1,578 Americans on a wide range of environmental and energy matters, including global warming. Here are some key findings by category:


Flags to fly at half-staff for Newtown anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:37
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governor of Connecticut is calling for flags to fly at half-staff to mark the second anniversary of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:27

File - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead Dec. 12, 2013 after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery. A year later, Jahi remains on a ventilator and hooked to feeding tubes, and her case has ignited a debate over the definition of brain death. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.


AP NewsBreak: FBI looking into hanging of black North Carolina teen that was ruled a suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:14
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: FBI looking into hanging of black North Carolina teen that was ruled a suicide.

Bankruptcy judge voids sale of New Jersey casino

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:00
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy court judge has voided the proposed sale of New Jersey's former Revel Casino Hotel to a Canadian firm that has since backed out of the deal.