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Alabama probate judge asks court to amend gay marriage order

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 22:02
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A probate judge is asking the Alabama Supreme Court to concede that gay couples can marry in Alabama if the U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional later this year.

Police: 3 people stabbed to death in attack at North Carolina home were ages 1, 5, 12

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:54
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Police: 3 people stabbed to death in attack at North Carolina home were ages 1, 5, 12.

Boston museum marks 25 years since infamous art theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:51

FILE - In this March 20, 1990, file photo, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum director Anne Hawley, left, and curator Karen Haas, right, react during a news conference at the museum where thieves stole a number of priceless art treasures in an early morning heist. Twenty-five years after the theft the art is still missing and the mystery has not yet been solved. (AP Photo/Lisa Bul, File)BOSTON (AP) — It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains unsolved.


Attorney wants evidence turned over in Holly Bobo case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:51
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney representing one of the men charged in the kidnapping and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo has filed motions asking that evidence be turned over, charges be dropped or the prosecutor be held in contempt.

University of Houston suspends fraternity, members over hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:45
The University of Houston has suspended a chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity and five of its members over a suspected hazing incident the school described as a criminal act. "I am shocked, dismayed and deeply disappointed that allegations of this nature have arisen on our campus," President Renu Khator said in a statement late on Tuesday. It said it has turned over evidence to Houston police and local prosecutors to determine what charges, if any, to file. The incident comes amid increased attention on fraternities in the United States after the University of Oklahoma this month shut the chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the school for a video where its members were seen singing a racist song.

Man accused in hospital theft may have dumped medical waste

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:39
RALSTON, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.

10 injured in school bus involved crash in Burlington County

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

10 injured in school bus involved crash in Burlington CountyTen people are reportedly injured following a crash involving a school bus in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Former exec sued over deadly alleged suicide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:06
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive is facing a wrongful death lawsuit for fatally crashing into a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in what New Hampshire authorities called a failed suicide attempt.

I-95 ramps re-open after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia; 100 displaced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:31

I-95 ramps re-open after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia; 100 displacedRamps to a major area highway re-opened Wednesday morning after a massive, 4-alarm fire tore through a Northeast Philadelphia apartment complex.


AmEx to debut multi-brand customer loyalty program in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:04

This image provided by American Express shows the company's customer loyalty program known as Plenti. American Express is preparing to launch the program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailers rack up points that they can use toward future purchases at Macy’s, ExxonMobil, AT&T and other participating companies. (AP Photo/American Express)LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailers rack up points that they can use toward future purchases at Macy's, Exxon Mobil, AT&T and other participating companies.


Tampa Air Force Base historian accused of laser pointing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:52
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A historian at MacDill Air Force Base is accused of pointing a laser at a sheriff's helicopter near Tampa.

Durst Moved to Jail Equipped to Deal With Mentally Ill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:44
Robert Durst appeared in court again today, where he faced additional charges stemming from his arrest on Sunday.

University deputy chief fends off carjacker in Jacksonville

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:41
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The deputy police chief at the University of North Florida used a gun he'd received when he retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to fend off a would-be carjacker.

80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:30

This March 11, 2015 photo shows a Monopoly board in Atlantic City, N.J. - the city on whose real-life streets the Monopoly board game is based. The board game turns 80 years old on Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Monopoly is turning 80.


Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:24

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford, of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships.


Boston reverend denies gun and drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:21
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston cleric and former public high school employee already facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old student in the head has pleaded not guilty to gun and drug charges.

Japan investigating death threats to US ambassador Kennedy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:52

Japan investigating death threats to US ambassador KennedyJapanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.


100 residents displaced, I-95 ramps closed after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:09

I-95 ramps re-open after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia; 100 displacedFirefighters remained on the scene and ramps to a major area highway remained closed Wednesday morning after a massive, 4-alarm fire tore through a Northeast Philadelphia apartment complex.


Tree crashes onto roof of Delaware County home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:59

Tree crashes onto roof of Delaware County homeA Delaware County man's decision to stay up late may have saved his life after a tree crashed onto the roof of his home Tuesday night.


3 injured in house blaze in Mercer County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:35

3 injured in house blaze in Mercer County, N.J.Three people were injured after a fast-moving house fire in Hopewell Township, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.