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Philly's new marijuana law goes into effect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:39

Philly's new marijuana law goes into effectPeople caught with small amounts of marijuana in Philadelphia will no longer end up with a criminal record.


California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:31
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday. Local media reports say the woman, identified by police as Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, tried on Sunday to enter the Los Angeles-area house of a man who said he met her online, and that when she got stuck she started screaming for help. ...

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:29

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, New Zealand's singer-songwriter Lorde answers questions from the press in Mexico City, Mexico. The popular song “Royals” by Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell,File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.


U.S. Ebola 'czar' will not attend House hearing on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has informed a U.S. House of Representatives Committee that the newly appointed U.S. Ebola "czar" will not be available to testify later this week at a hearing examining the U.S. response to the deadly virus, a committee official said. The official said that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee had invited Ron Klain, a veteran government policy adviser and political operative, to attend a Capitol Hill hearing on Friday. ...

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:20

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going awayWhile Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. They just don't see the law going away, even if ...


Report on whistleblower is inconclusive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:13
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation.

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:09

FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?


U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:53
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Klain, a former senior aide in two Democratic administrations who is known for his keen political antenna, must also smooth over tensions with lawmakers who are angry about the government's missteps and mixed messages. ...

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:45
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in Indiana say the suspect has told them that he may have killed people going back 20 years.

University of Delaware student among 2 dead in head-on crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:44

University of Delaware student among 2 dead in head-on crashA University of Delaware student was one of two people killed in a head-on crash Friday in Newark.


Suspected Indiana serial killings could go back 20 years: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:35
HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A northwest Indiana man suspected in at least seven killings of women may have killed other people in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Hammond, Indiana, police are seeking murder charges against Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, in connection with the strangulation of a woman on Friday night, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty told a news conference. Vann has helped lead authorities to six other bodies, Doughty added. "It could go back as far as 20 years based on some statements we have," Doughty said. "That's yet to be corroborated. ...

Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:29
CAIRO (AP) — Moody's Investor Services said Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negative to stable.

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:22

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for Tsarnaev's jury in the trial, a federal judge said during a status hearing Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Tsarnaev is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and could face the death penalty if convicted. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday.


Man struck by train along Broad Street Line in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:22

Man struck by train along Broad Street Line in Center CityA man was struck by a train along SEPTA's Broad Street Line in Center City Monday morning.


False carjacking report leads to arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:07

False carjacking report leads to arrestsPhiladelphia police have two men in custody following a chasethat ended in a crash in the city's Logan section.


Motorist killed in head-on crash in Bensalem identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:07

Motorist killed in head-on crash in Bensalem identifiedPolice have identified the motorist killed in a crash that has shut down Street Road at State Road in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Thousand potential jurors to be called for Boston bomb trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00

Family members of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leave the federal courthouse in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - At least 1,000 potential jurors will be screened for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said on Monday, after attorneys for both sides asked for a wide-ranging jury search. The process of picking the 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear the case against Tsarnaev is meant to begin on Nov. 3 and last about a week, according to attorneys for both sides who last month requested a pool of 2,000 potential jurors. ...


Missing plane, pilot remains, found in central Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:57
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A man walking in deep woods in central Florida late Sunday found the wreckage of a small plane that disappeared shortly after takeoff April 5, as well as the remains of what is believed to be the pilot, authorities said. Theodore Weiss, 74, of Zephryhills and New York, flew out of the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport southwest of Ocala on his way to Zephyrhills in an experimental type, two-seat, low wing aircraft, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. ...

Supreme Court agrees to decide gun ownership case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:55
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. The court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was convicted of distributing marijuana and other drug offenses in 2007 and sentenced to six months in prison. Upon his arrest, Henderson voluntarily gave the FBI his 19 firearms. ...

Daughter of Larry Flynt in critical condition after car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:44
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The adult daughter of Hustler Magazine founder and free-speech activist Larry Flynt was in critical condition in a Ohio hospital on Monday after a car accident last week left her pinned beneath a vehicle, police said. Lisa Flynt, 47, of Dayton was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile owned by another area woman when she hit a commercial tractor-trailer at about 5 p.m. Friday night, Riverside Police Department said in a statement.  "Flynt was ejected from the vehicle and was found trapped under it," Sergeant David Crigler said. ...