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1 man arrested, 1 at large after 3 killed near Denver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:42

Law enforcement officers stand at the front door of a house where police are investigating the slayings of multiple people found inside the home, in the Denver suburb of Westminster, Colo., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. According to Adams County Sheriff's Office, who have yet to release the number of victims, the bodies were found Wednesday morning after a distraught woman called 911 to report a disturbance in the home before hanging up. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested one man and are looking for another after three men were found fatally shot in a suburban Denver home.

No replay in Oklahoma high school football playoff game, judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:37
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A high school football playoff game taken into court after a disputed penalty erased a late-game touchdown will not be replayed, an Oklahoma district judge ruled on Thursday, saying athletic contests should not be decided by "robed referees." Oklahoma District Judge Bernard Jones said there was neither state law nor precedent that would allow him to order the replaying of the November playoff game and doing so would be going down a slippery slope. ...

Obama promotes trade, tax fix, innovation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday declared himself "much more optimistic" than he was last year about completing a major trade deal with Pacific Rim countries.

Cleveland mayor disagrees with DOJ report on city's police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:21
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The mayor of Cleveland said on Thursday he did not agree with all of the U.S. Department of Justice's findings in a scathing report on the widespread use of excessive force by the city's police, saying it will take time to agree on how to reform the troubled department. A federal investigation published this week concluded that Cleveland police supervisors tolerated, and in some cases, endorsed the use of unnecessary or unreasonable force. ...

DC taxis to use ride-hailing app, much like Uber

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — All registered taxis in the nation's capital will be required to use an app allowing customers to order rides through their cellphones in what the D.C. Taxicab Commission calls the first such requirement in the country.

AccuWeather: Windy and cold, a snow shower today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 02:00

 Windy and cold, a snow shower todayMeteorologist David Murphy says our weather gradually improves heading into the weekend.

UN approves an International Day of Yoga

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:56
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world now has an International Day of Yoga.

High-speed Internet on its way to more schools

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year.

6-year-old left on Washington school bus 7 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:48
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state school bus driver responsible for leaving a special-needs first-grader on the bus for seven hours in suburban Olympia has resigned.

PHOTOS: 24 drug suspects nabbed in W. Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:45

 24 drug suspects nabbed in W. PennsylvaniaThe Pennsylvania Attorney General's office says 24 suspected drug dealers have been arrested and charged following a street-level sweep.

Boy still in adult jail 2 months after beating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:45
A 10-year-old boy who's been in an adult jail since authorities say he fatally beat a 90-year-old woman two months ago is scared, lonely and misses his mother, his public defender said.

Bomb-maker apologizes for his 'dangerous hobby'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:43
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former college student facing a two-year prison sentence for building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus Pennsylvania apartment told a judge he now recognizes his "dangerous hobby" was "reckless and childish."

Virginia town could lose city hall, police station amid default

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:39
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A small Virginia city could lose its city hall and police station after its dream to use a municipal golf course as an economic driver went bust. The City Council of Buena Vista, about 110 miles west of Richmond, voted on Monday to stop lease payments that cover debt service on the $9.2 million of bonds issued in 2005, and to seek a settlement with the bond insurer, the ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. The city hall and police station for the town of 7,000 people were collateral for the bond and could be forfeited to ACA. ...

College student rescues 92-year-old man in lake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:31

College student rescues 92-year-old man in lakeA 92-year-old man lost control of his car and crashed into a lake, and three quick-thinking men jumped into the water, smashed out a window and saved the man.

New York orders insurers to cover gender reassignment surgery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:31

Democratic New York Governor Cuomo waves to the crowd as he walks into an election party after winning the New York gubernatorial race during the U.S. midterm elections in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurers can no longer deny coverage of gender reassignment surgery or other sex change treatment for transgender New Yorkers, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. The move makes New York the ninth U.S. state to mandate coverage, after California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, according the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, an advocacy group. Washington, D.C., also mandates it. ...

California cities recovering from recession but unevenly, report says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:12

People walk on the Venice boardwalk in Venice, CaliforniaBy Robin Respaut (Reuters) - Cities in California as a whole are largely recovering from the recession but not all with the same vigor. Urban coastal regions have enjoyed job and economic growth more than inland and rural counterparts, according to a new report by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. A disproportionately large share of California cities have received S&P's highest ratings compared with the rest of the country, thanks to the Golden State's strong economy and higher income and wealth levels. ...

U.S. FCC raises schools' Internet subsidy amid net neutrality protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:08
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators on Thursday held the year's last public meeting, where they voted to increase the largest U.S. education technology subsidy and protesters interrupted with calls for stricter regulations for Internet service providers. The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to raise funding for the E-Rate program, which helps connect schools and public libraries to high-speed Internet by $1.5 billion to $3.9 billion. ...

Pair to pay up in pasta machine severed-arm case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:53
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — The owner and manager of a northern New York restaurant will pay more than $13,000 in restitution after a 17-year-old employee lost part of his arm while cleaning a pasta-making machine.

Hurricane center: New warnings on storm surge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:41
MIAMI (AP) — If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see new, separate warnings about storm surge in addition to those about winds, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.

ATF joins investigation into blaze that killed firefighter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:32

ATF joins investigation into blaze that killed firefighterFederal investigators from the ATF have joined the Philadelphia fire marshal in the investigation into the Tuesday fire that killed firefighter Joyce Craig.