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Camera captures robbery attempt inside Chinese restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:20

Camera captures robbery attempt inside Chinese restaurantPhiladelphia Police want your help finding a man who tried to rob a woman while she was ordering dinner.


Restaurant pays 101-year-old for his birthday breakfast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:20
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A restaurant's policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who turned 101.

Engineer from California train derailment has died, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:16
A 62-year-old train engineer who was hospitalized after a train crash and derailment last week in Southern California has died, in the first fatality from the incident that left about 50 people injured, police said on Tuesday. The Feb. 24 crash in Oxnard, California, occurred when a train operated by the Metrolink agency struck a Ford pickup truck. Oxnard police spokesman Miguel Lopez identified the train engineer as Glen Steele and said he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Steele was transferred in critical condition last week from Ventura County Medical Center to another hospital for more specialized care, a spokeswoman for the Ventura hospital said at the time, without naming the other facility.

VIDEO: PennDOT ready for the messy winter mix

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:15

 PennDOT ready for the messy winter mixChad Pradelli talked to PennDOT about dealing with this tricky storm.


Man falls to death from paraglider, teen daughter survives

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:05
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California man fell 1,000 feet to his death in a paragliding accident while his teenage daughter, who was flying in tandem with him, survived.

Investigation underway into 5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:55

Investigation underway into 5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plantThe building was rocked by a series of explosions. The Willow Grove fire chief says the explosions were caused by tanks of compressed natural gas.


Oklahoma House passes bill to use nitrogen gas for executions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:53
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday allowing nitrogen gas as a means of execution, a measure that comes after a troubled lethal injection last year raised questions about how the state executes inmates. The bill, which passed by a vote of 85 to 10, authorizes nitrogen gas as an alternative form of execution if lethal injection is found to be unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. State Representative Mike Christian, a Republican who authored the bill, has said the process would be painless for inmates and affordable for Oklahoma. I believe the use of nitrogen hypoxia will be the thing of the future once it’s passed in Oklahoma," Christian said.

Jury selection set to start in Connecticut judge threat case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:52
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is headed toward trial to fight allegations that he made threatening comments about a state judge who was overseeing his divorce case.

Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:37

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, Rick Smith, chief executive officer and founder of Taser International, center, talks with Brant Garrick left, and Kenny Park of the Vallejo Police Department who attended the Taser tech summit at the California Highway Patrol Headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. Taser, the stun-gun maker, has become a leading supplier of body cameras for police and has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices. A review by The Associated Press shows Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who travel to speak at marketing conferences. It is also hiring some recently retired chiefs as consultants, sometimes months after their cities signed contracts with Taser.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.


Jury has been seated in federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:37
BOSTON (AP) — Jury has been seated in federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:31

Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revampIn an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes.


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:29

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress addressIn a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons.


Ohio gay rights activist charged with making hoax kidnap claim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:24
An Ohio gay rights activist was charged early Tuesday with falsely claiming he had been kidnapped and his family was in danger, setting off a police search in the Cincinnati area, authorities said. Adam Hoover, 20, who is from Harrison, Ohio, posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that he was in the trunk of his 2000 Ford Escort and his abductors planned to kill his family. Law enforcement officials quickly found his car, but not Hoover, who was eventually found nearby unharmed and questioned by authorities, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Investigators concluded that the abduction never occurred and Hoover, who is co-president of Marriage Equality Ohio, was charged with making false alarms, a first degree misdemeanor, the sheriff's office said.

Philadelphia Eagles release cornerback Cary Williams

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:23

Philadelphia Eagles release cornerback Cary WilliamsAction News has learned that the Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams.


Ferguson officials meeting with U.S. DOJ on police department probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:12
Ferguson city officials were meeting with the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday to go over the results of a federal probe of the city's police department, an investigation sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. The meeting is widely expected to include harsh criticism of Ferguson's mostly white police department and its treatment of the small Missouri community's mostly black residents. "We don't know what is going to be said," said Ferguson spokesman Jeff Small said on Tuesday. Ferguson has not retained special legal counsel but may do so depending upon the DOJ's report, Small said.

U.S. trial of suspected al Qaeda operative heads to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:10
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a Pakistani man accused by U.S. authorities of participating in an al Qaeda plot to attack targets in Europe and the United States. A federal judge in Brooklyn dispatched the jury of six men and six women to consider the fate of Abid Naseer, who prosecutors say headed up a al Qaeda cell plotting to bomb a shopping center in Manchester, England, in April 2009. Naseer, 28, faces life in prison if convicted of providing and conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive device. The proposed attack was one of three plots al Qaeda cells were working on, along with attacks against the New York City subway system and a Copenhagen newspaper, prosecutors say.

Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:01
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies.

Chicago's retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:47

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, retiring Cardinal Francis George listens at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago during Bishop Blase Cupich's Rite of Reception service. The Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that George was admitted to the hospital Sunday, March 1, for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago. Archdiocese officials say he'll stay there several days while tests are done. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago.


WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:44

Visitors walk inside a pavilion at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology.


DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:37
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials.