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Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:54

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, a sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. But that doesn’t mean the era of incredibly low interest rates will be over. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher.


Texas sues to block family medical leave for same-sex married couples

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:51
The state of Texas sued the U.S. Labor Department over a rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples, saying it violates the rights of states that don't recognize gay marriage. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Wichita Falls, Texas is the first challenge to the department's rule, which is set to take effect on March 27. President Barack Obama last year first announced the so-called "place of celebration" rule in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June 2013 in United States v. Windsor, which said the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defined marriage as a heterosexual union, was unconstitutional.

Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:42

Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-NicetownFire crews were called to the scene where a vehicle struck three homes in the Tioga-Nicetown of Philadelphia Thursday morning.


Truck hits pole, knocks out fence before running over horse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:25
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a pickup truck veered off a Pennsylvania highway, smashed into a telephone pole and knocked out a fence before lumbering into a pasture and running over a horse.

Cathedral to remove sprinkler system that drenched homeless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco on Wednesday dismantled a sprinkler system it had installed at the city's cathedral during one of the worst droughts in California history to soak the alcoves and prevent homeless people from sleeping there.

Lawsuit targets U.S. program on suspicious behavior at airports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:09
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A civil liberties group on Thursday sued the U.S. government for information about a program that screens airport passengers using behavior detection techniques that it says is a vehicle for racial and religious profiling. The effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration program, which uses thousands of TSA employees to screen nearly 2 million airline passengers daily for fear, stress and other behavior, has been questioned by government watchdogs and in congressional hearings. An American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed on Thursday seeks to force the TSA to hand over documents about the Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program. "The TSA's use of behavior techniques has given rise to numerous allegations of racial and religious profiling," the lawsuit said.

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rig

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:05

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rigAn overturned tractor-trailer continued to cause traffic concerns Thursday morning, more than 12 hours after it crashed on the Vine Street Expressway.


3rd suspect arrested in fatal stabbing over spilled coffee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:50
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A third suspect has been arrested in Connecticut in a fatal stabbing that police say began as a fight over spilled coffee.

Powerball ticket worth $2M sold in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:40

Powerball ticket worth $2M sold in PennsylvaniaA $2 million Powerball ticket was sold in Pennsylvania for Wednesday's night drawing.


14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:32

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePolice are questioning a 14-year-old boy in connection to a man killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section last week.


Flames damage house in Mill Creek, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:16

Flames damage house in Mill Creek, Del.A fast-moving blaze damaged a house in Mill Creek, Delaware early Thursday morning.


Police: Woman held captive for days, assaulted with hammer and bleach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:15

 Woman held captive for days, assaulted with hammer and bleachA 43-year-old man faces multiple charges after police say he held a woman captive for days, assaulting her with a hammer and bleach.


Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:05

Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-NicetownFire crews were called to the scene where a vehicle struck three homes in the Tioga-Nicetown of Philadelphia Thursday morning.


2 separate crashes slow traffic on Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:01

2 separate crashes slow traffic on Kelly Drive in Fairmount ParkTwo separate crashes slowed rush hour traffic on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Some video of Secret Service scandal may have been erased: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:57

Secret Service on guard at the White House in WashingtonSurveillance video of two U.S. Secret Service agents drunk driving at the White House may have been erased as part of the agency's policy of deleting recordings every 72 hours, CNN reported on Thursday. Two videos of the incident, where the agents slowly pulled onto White House grounds and into an active bomb investigation, exist, but the chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, told CNN that he learned other recordings may have been deleted. The director of the agency charged with protecting the president as well as other agents, Joseph Clancy, is set to testify about this latest scandal before a Senate committee Thursday afternoon. He testified earlier this week at the House of Representatives.


Overturned tractor-trailer continues to slow traffic on Vine Street Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:56

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rigAn overturned tractor-trailer continued to cause traffic concerns Thursday morning, nearly 12 hours after it crashed on the Vine Street Expressway.


Mom pleads guilty after girl hands out heroin at day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:52
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has pleaded guilty to child endangerment after authorities say her 4-year-old daughter handed out heroin at her day care thinking it was candy.

Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:35

In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Abreham Zemedagegehu, seated in a conference room of lawyer’s office in Washington, discusses the lawsuit he filed against the Arlington, Va., sheriff in federal court. Zemedagegehu, a U.S. citizen who was born in Ethiopia, learned that he'd been accused of stealing an iPad _ an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety. (AP Photo/Matt Barakat)WASHINGTON (AP) — He knew he was in jail, but he didn't know why.


1 male being questioned in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:28

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police are questioning one male in connection to the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook last week.


1 being questioned, 2 released in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:40

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police have released two men while another is still being questioned in connection of the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook last week.