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Uggs may have saved woman's foot during Macy's crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:18

Uggs may have saved woman's foot during Macy's crashDoctors say a 19-year-old woman's Ugg boots may have saved her foot from amputation after she was run over by a car that jumped a curb and drove into a Macy's in California.


Former 'enemy combatant' back in Qatar after release from U.S. prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:08
By Harriet and McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Qatari man declared an enemy combatant following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and imprisoned as an al Qaeda operative has been freed from a U.S. prison and is back in Qatar, his lawyer said on Sunday. Ali al-Marri, who was convicted in 2009 of providing material support to al Qaeda, was released from federal prison in Colorado in the last few days and is home in Doha, Qatar, Charleston attorney Andy Savage said.

US government investigating Ford trucks for stalling problem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:59
DETROIT (AP) — Federal regulators are investigating whether Ford Motor Co. should expand a 2013 safety recall of diesel trucks.

Youngest participant in 1965 Selma march describes the day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:35

Lynda Blackmon Lowery speaks during a pre-Martin Luther King Day appearance at the New York Historical Society, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in New York. Blackmon, who spoke about her memoir "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom," was the youngest person to join Martin Luther King Jr. for the nonviolent 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — "Steady, loving confrontation."


Governor, UC president to study university finances together

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:45
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano have agreed to try to iron out their differences on tuition increases, the state's duty to fund higher education and the university's responsibility to control costs by tackling them together with help from their respective staffs and outside experts.

Icy roads lead to crashes, four deaths in U.S. Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:43
(Reuters) - Four people were killed and others injured in crashes on icy roads in Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Sunday morning, authorities said. Light rain in the Philadelphia area caused flash-freezing on the roads and reports of numerous crashes that shut parts of Interstate 76 and other highways, said Eugene Blaum, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Two people died in crash on an icy highway just west of Philadelphia in Delaware County, according the Pennsylvania State police. In Connecticut, an 88-year-old woman died after losing control of her car on an icy road in New Haven, the city's police department said in statement.

Black Caucus members invoke MLK at Ferguson church service

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:30

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., left, smiles along side fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, during a service at Wellspring Church, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Several members of the caucus spoke during the service about Martin Luther King Jr., a day before a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader, as well as their desire to reform police procedures after the death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings nationwide. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leading black members of Congress took to a church pulpit in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday to trace a direct link from Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police shootings across the U.S.


No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:24

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later in January 2015, the Justice Department has given no indication it is open to any proposal from the defense to spare Tsarnaev's life, pushing instead toward a trial that could result in a death sentence. (AP Photo/FBI, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.


Man killed in Florida mall tried to shield woman, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:13
(Reuters) - Police on Sunday identified a man shot to death at a Florida shopping mall on Saturday and said he was apparently trying to protect a woman who was wounded in the attack. Leonardo Coppola, 36, died when a gunman went to a store at the Melbourne Square Mall intending to shoot the gunman's wife, the Melbourne Police Department said in statement. "Initial reports indicate Mr. Coppola was attempting to move Idanerys Garcia-Rodriguez out of harm’s way when he was shot," the police statement said. The mall in Melbourne, on Florida's east coast, was closed after the shooting, but reopened on Sunday.

Mormon women's group board member says she's forced to quit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:54
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon women's group board member says she was forced to resign her leadership position as a condition of renewing her church temple privileges.

Convicted 'eco-terrorist' says female informant ensnared him

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:48
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who was convicted of masterminding a plot to blow up two federal facilities and had his 20-year sentence cut short because prosecutors failed to turn over all their evidence to defense lawyers says he was entrapped by a female FBI informant for whom he harbored romantic feelings.

Utah college returns Confederate soldiers statue to creator

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:30
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A bronze statue of two Confederate soldiers removed from a southern Utah college campus two years ago has been returned to its creator.

Pregnant mother refuses chemotherapy to save baby girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:27

Pregnant mother refuses chemotherapy to save baby girlA Wildomar mother made the ultimate sacrifice to save her baby girl when she refused chemotherapy. Ashley Bridges was 10 weeks pregnant when she learned she had bone cancer.


University of Virginia legal costs mount after discredited rape story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:23
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The costs to the University of Virginia after a discredited report by Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity gang rape are mounting, with lawyers' contracts totaling more than $500,000, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Virginia's flagship university was thrown into turmoil in November after Rolling Stone reported about a 2012 gang rape in a fraternity. To tighten security on the Charlottesville campus, the university’s Board of Visitors, or trustees, were told in December that one-time infrastructure improvements, such as upgraded camera and lighting systems, would cost an estimated $3.5 million. As for legal expenses, the Daily-Progress newspaper in Charlottesville on Sunday published a contract totaling $500,000 for the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers.

$9,000 reward for missing Bucks County teacher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:08

$9,000 reward for missing Bucks County teacherThere is a $9,000 reward posted by the victim's family and friends for the whereabouts of a missing teacher who was last seen in Philadelphia.


US teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:04

FILE - In this December 2014 file photo provided by Tammy Martin, her son Dalton Hayes poses with his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips at his family's home in Leitchfield, Ky. Kentucky authorities say two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the South have been apprehended in in Panama City Beach Florida early Sunday Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Tammy Martin, FILE)Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.


Victim killed in icy pileup on Schuylkill Expressway ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:03

All 3 victims killed in Schuylkill Expressway, Blue Route crashes ID'dAuthorities have identified one of the three people killed after icy conditions caused multiple accidents on major roadways and bridges in the tri-state area.


ASU student dies while rappelling near Salt River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 05:56
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona State University student is dead after she fell while rappelling from a cliff in the Tonto National Forest.

3 dead in icy pileups on Schuylkill Expressway & Blue Route

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 05:44

Victim killed in icy pileup on Schuylkill Expressway ID'dThree people are dead and dozens injured after icy conditions caused multiple accidents on major roadways and bridges in the tri-state area.


Greg Plitt, fitness model and TV actor, killed by train

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 05:01
(Reuters) - Fitness model and television actor Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a commuter train in Burbank, California, on Saturday while filming on the tracks, police said on Sunday. Plitt, who starred in Bravo network shows “Work Out” and “Friends to Lovers,” was hit by a Metrolink passenger train and pronounced dead at the scene, said Burbank Police Sergeant Chris Canales. "Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Greg's family and friends." Plitt had done previous filming on railroad tracks doing pushups and other fitness routines, according to promotional videos posted online.