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Endangered orangutan born at Indiana zoo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:54

In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo a baby female Sumatran orangutan is held by her mother, Tara, at the zoo in Fort Wayne, Ind. The baby, born Saturday, is the only Sumatran orangutan born in the United States this year, although two other orangutans also are pregnant, according to the zoo. (AP Photo/Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo)FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — There's a new, hairy baby at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And she's especially rare.


FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:53
HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case.

On Comedy: Zaniness of ‘Inside the N.B.A.’ Doesn’t Depend on the Score

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:52
With Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith leading the way, TNT’s “Inside the N.B.A.” meanders in zany ways unlike other sports shows.

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:47
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
Categories: BBC World News

E.P.A. Ozone Rules Divide Industry and Environmentalists

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:41
The sweeping regulation is aimed at smog caused by power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest.






Texas man dies after crashing vehicle in parking lot stunt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:38
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man doing high-speed spins in his sports utility vehicle at a Dallas-area Wal-Mart parking lot died after his car crashed into a loading dock, trapping him inside, and caught fire, police said on Wednesday. North Richland Hills police said they responded to reports of reckless driving at the mostly empty parking lot early Tuesday morning and found the vehicle stuck in a pile of wooden pallets, engulfed in flames. The unidentified driver reportedly drove in circles backward, doing "donuts" before crashing, police said. ...

Thai elections 'could be delayed'

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:37
In an exclusive BBC interview, Thai Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed by another 18 months.
Categories: BBC World News

‘Stalin,’ by Stephen Kotkin

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:35
The first volume of a new biography argues that Stalin had social as well as organizational skills.

Free Uber rides to Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:35

Free Uber rides to Philadelphia Int'l AirportHoliday travelers headed to Philadelphia International Airport can get a free ride there today.


California man dead, sons missing at Pyramid Lake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:34
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 76-year-old California man has been found dead and the search for his two sons has been discontinued after their boat was found capsized in northern Nevada.

FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:33

In this Nov. 18, 2014, photo, a researcher simulates a check done for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS, at the FBI’s criminal justice center in Bridgeport, W.Va. NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day in 2013. That surged to 145,000 on Black Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Stroud)BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.


VIDEO: Annie McCormick reports on snow from Allentown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:33

 Annie McCormick reports on snow from AllentownThe snow is falling in Allentown, and it's the fun stuff - the packable snow good for making snowballs and snowmen.


Apple Cup live chat with former UW quarterback Dennis Fitzpatrick at noon today

WA Huskies - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:31
Dennis Fitzpatrick, who quarterbacked the Huskies to victory in the 1974 Apple Cup, will answer reader questions during a live chat at noon today.
Categories: Sports Center

John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow efforts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:30

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


Cameroon frees 16 held by CAR rebels

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:28
Cameroon's military has freed 16 hostages, including a Polish priest, captured by rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR), the president says.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:27

Justice Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women's Conference in Long BeachBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital on Wednesday after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably after having a stent placed in her right coronary artery and is expected to be discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center within 48 hours, the statement said. A stent is a mesh tube used to improve blood flow in clogged arteries. ...


John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow preps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:26

 John Rawlins reports on PennDOT's snow effortsPennDOT was working hard to stay ahead of the storm Wednesday as snow began to fall across the region.


Ginsburg Is Recovering After Heart Surgery to Place a Stent

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:23
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was resting and was expected to be at work on Monday after doctors placed a stent in her right coronary artery, a procedure known as coronary catheterization.

Stripping videos outrage Kenyans

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:19
Mobile phone abuse footage outrages Kenyans
Categories: BBC World News

Leveled strip club's owner sues over gas explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:13
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a strip club that was destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million, claiming the company was deprived of years of "generous" income.