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U.S. Marine Corps expects budget squeeze to fund fleet modernization

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:44

 Marines Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine PalmsThe United States Marine Corps will try to maintain funding for its plans to modernize its fleet of aging aircraft and ships in the fiscal 2017 defense budget, the commandant of the Marine Corps said on Thursday. General Robert Neller told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Washington that there was a difference between the budget expected on Feb. 9 and what the Marines wanted. "We're going to do everything to protect our modernization," said Neller, who took command of the Marine Corps last year.


U.S. Marine Corps expects budget squeeze to fund fleet modernization

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:44

 Marines Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine PalmsThe United States Marine Corps will try to maintain funding for its plans to modernize its fleet of aging aircraft and ships in the fiscal 2017 defense budget, the commandant of the Marine Corps said on Thursday. General Robert Neller told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Washington that there was a difference between the budget expected on Feb. 9 and what the Marines wanted. "We're going to do everything to protect our modernization," said Neller, who took command of the Marine Corps last year.


APNewsBreak: Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:43
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.

APNewsBreak: Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:43
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states.

Witness in 'Serial' case is cross-examined, sticks to story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:41

Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed's conviction will be overturned and case retried. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland prosecutor on Thursday sought to poke holes in the testimony of an alibi witness who says she chatted with a convicted killer at a library about the time prosecutors say his high school girlfriend was killed in a case that was profiled on the "Serial" podcast.


New Jersey Democrats want $15 an hour minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:37

New Jersey Democrats want $15 an hour minimum wageNew Jersey workers would see the state's minimum wage raised to $15 an hour under a proposal unveiled Thursday.


Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:35
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who claims he gave her the money to buy the ticket.

Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:35
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Jurors say a central Florida woman who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who claims he gave her the money to buy the ticket.

The Latest: Ammon Bundy defiant after indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:33

A sign is displayed as part of the demonstrations outside the Harney County Courthouse in Burns, Ore., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Hundreds gathered to protest and support the armed occupation of a national wildlife preserve. (Molly Young/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


Couple charged with restraining 7-year-old in plastic wrap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:32
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland couple restrained the man's 7-year-old son by wrapping him in plastic wrap from his shoulders to his knees at bedtime for months.

Couple charged with restraining 7-year-old in plastic wrap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:32
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland couple restrained the man's 7-year-old son by wrapping him in plastic wrap from his shoulders to his knees at bedtime for months.

IRS resolves computer problems after outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.

IRS resolves computer problems after outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.

Fraternity, U of Chicago leaders condemn racist emails

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:26
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago and leaders of Alpha Epsilon Pi are condemning emails circulated by members of the fraternity that contained racist language.

Woman dies in industrial mixer accident at Utah bakery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:26
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman died this week after she was pulled into an industrial-size bakery mixer at a suburban Salt Lake City grocery store in what investigators think was a fluke accident.

Judge says gyrocopter pilot can travel as he campaigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who pleaded guilty to landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol as a political protest is getting a little bit more freedom as he awaits sentencing and works to plan a congressional campaign.

TV deal means Las Vegas fans won't miss Super Bowl after all

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:15

People ride an escalator at the Media Center for the upcoming NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas football fans won't miss the Super Bowl after all.


The Latest: Alibi witness in 'Serial' case ends testimony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:12

Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed's conviction will be overturned and case retried. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for a convicted murderer seeking a new trial in a case that was examined in the podcast "Serial." (all times local):


Judge: Abuse reporting case against church elders can go on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:11
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says state officials can pursue a lawsuit against elders of a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation for failing to report suspected child abuse.

US official requires citizenship proof in 3 states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:10
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency's commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.