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Commuters Can Spread Out in Scotch Plains, N.J.

Nj News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:00
Scotch Plains, located on about nine square miles in Union County, appeals to families with its larger lots within commuting distance to Manhattan.
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Man dies 2 weeks after police used stun gun on him

Yahoo News - 1 hour 12 min ago
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The medical examiner is reviewing the case of a 28-year-old man who died about two weeks after sheriff's deputies used a stun gun on him.
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2 hurt in rollover crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo News - 1 hour 35 min ago

2 hurt in rollover crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo people are hospitalized in stable condition following a crash on the Roosevelt Boulevard.


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Guns, drugs found after shooting in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo News - 1 hour 37 min ago

Guns, drugs found after shooting in Strawberry MansionThe search for a shooting victim led police to an arsenal of guns and drugs.


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Motorist hurt in crash with school bus in Atco, NJ

Yahoo News - 1 hour 40 min ago

Motorist hurt in crash with school bus in Atco, NJA motorist has been injured in a collision involving an empty school bus in Atco, New Jersey.


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Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

Yahoo News - 1 hour 44 min ago
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys.
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Accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court today

Yahoo News - 2 hours 5 min ago

Ailina Tsarnaev, sister of the accused Boston Marathon Bombing brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkBOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court on Thursday, his first appearance in public in more than a year, as his lawyers prepare for the January start of his trial on charges of carrying out the deadly 2013 attack. Tsarnaev, 21, last appeared at U.S. District Court in Boston in July 2013, when he was charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. He also was charged with fatally shooting a university police officer three days later. ...


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White supremacist charged in Kansas deaths faces competency hearing

Yahoo News - 2 hours 11 min ago

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan (Reuters) - A Kansas judge will hear evidence on Thursday as to whether a white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities this year is competent to stand trial on capital murder charges. Former Ku Klux Klan member Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, also known as Glenn Miller, is charged with the shooting deaths in April in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. He could face the death penalty if convicted. ...


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Two Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case to appear in court hearings

Yahoo News - 2 hours 12 min ago
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Two Wisconsin girls will be in court on Thursday for hearings to determine if they are fit to stand trial on charges that they lured a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbed her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier were both 12 when they were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their friend the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee. ...
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California power regulator to address allegations

Yahoo News - 3 hours 13 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator is expected to address alleged backroom dealings with the state's largest utility when he presides over his last voting meeting of the five-member commission Thursday.
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Subway co-founder will allow kids to use his field

Yahoo News - 3 hours 17 min ago
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Subway sandwich chain says kids in Danbury, Connecticut, can continue to play soccer on a field he owns until a new athletic field is ready to open.
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Missing man's car found torched in North Philadelphia

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Missing man's car found torched in North PhiladelphiaPolice are asking for the public's help tracking down a missing man whose car was found torched in North Philadelphia.


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10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo News - 3 hours 23 min ago

A bus filled with excited Cubans passes through the Vedado section of Havana, Cuba, on Dec. 17, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/The Key West Citizen, Rob O'Neal) MIAMI OUTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


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NJ state police seek return of convicted cop killer from Cuba

Yahoo News - 3 hours 32 min ago

NJ state police seek return of convicted cop killer from CubaNew Jersey state police hope that the U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba will help bring about the capture and return of a woman convicted in the slaying of a state trooper more than 40 years ago.


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Philadelphia man charged with 2 arsons in Germantown

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Philadelphia man charged with 2 arsons in GermantownPhiladelphia police have made an arrest in two arsons that targeted a home on Coulter Street in Germantown.


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Putin: Russian economy will recover

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 Russian economy will recoverThe Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference. He said the current crisis could last two years at most, but ...


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Police: 1 dead, several hurt in California crash

Yahoo News - 5 hours 33 min ago
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A female motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended, killing one person and leaving up to 11 others injured, police said.
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'Another Wall falls': Europe hails U.S.-Cuba breakthrough

Yahoo News - 5 hours 49 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall reunited Europe, the European Union hailed a "historic turning point" in the Caribbean with the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. "Today another Wall has started to fall," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement. "These moves represent a victory of dialogue over confrontation. ...
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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2004 file photo, Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Lynton is seen in Beverly Hills, Calif. In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages blamed on employees keeping too many old emails and hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. The company’s chief executive regularly was reminded in unsecure emails from his executive assistant of his own secret passwords for his and his family’s mail, banking, travel and shopping accounts, according to a review of more than 32,000 stolen corporate emails circulating on the Internet. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.


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1 dead, several injured as car hits pedestrians

Yahoo News - 7 hours 5 min ago
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman drove into a group of pedestrians Wednesday night on the Pacific Coast highway, killing one person and leaving several others injured, police said. The crash occurred outside a church where a Christmas service had just ended.
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