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Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:40

Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-colorCrayola is apologizing after hackers filled its Facebook page with off-color content.


Christie may reach for reset button in New Jersey state of state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:30

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (R) applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New JerseyBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance this week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises.     On Tuesday, Christie will deliver his state of the state address, potentially the biggest speech he'll make before announcing his presidential intentions, a decision that could come by the end of the month. ...


Broken shoulder keeps Kissinger from testifying on Hill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to feature Henry Kissinger at two Senate hearings Tuesday are off for now, because the former secretary of state is recovering from a broken shoulder.

Lawyers: 2 Albuquerque officers accused of killing homeless camper in March will face charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:19
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lawyers: 2 Albuquerque officers accused of killing homeless camper in March will face charges.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Claymont, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:59

Pedestrian struck and killed in Claymont, DelawareA pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car in Delaware.


In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:45

In this Dec. 2, 2014 photo, Loly Garcia works on a computer at her home in El Jebel, Colo., a small community about 20 miles northwest of Aspen, Colo. Garcia has taken lower-paying jobs in order to work closer to home. (AP Photo/John Locher)ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving from El Salvador more than 20 years ago.


69 people die after drinking contaminated beer in Mozambique

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:35

69 people die after drinking contaminated beer in MozambiqueMozambique's government declared three days of mourning starting Monday after 69 people died from drinking contaminated traditional beer at a funeral over the weekend.


2 Tuskegee Airmen, both 91, die on same day in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:29

This April 7, 2011 photo by Bruce Talamon shows Clarence E. "Buddy" Huntley Jr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II, posing with a P-51C Mustang fighter plane similar to the one that he was a crew chief on while overseas during the war, at Torrance, Calif., Airport. Huntley and fellow Tuskegee Airman Joseph Shambrey, lifelong friends who enlisted together, both died on the same day, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in their Los Angeles homes, relatives said Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Both were 91. Huntley and Shambrey enlisted in 1942 and were shipped overseas to Italy in 1944 with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the Army Air Force's 332nd Fighter Group. As mechanics, they kept the combat planes flying.(AP Photo/Bruce Talamon (c) 2011 All Rights Reserved)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91.


Saudi student who caused Fort Sam bomb scare pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:25
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A college student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded guilty to forcing his way onto San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston in an incident in which he claimed he had a bomb.

Golden Gate Bridge safety barrier doesn't affect commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:20

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, Golden Gate Bridge workers shift traffic lanes during the end of the morning commute in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge will close to vehicles for 52 hours starting early Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2014 to install a steel and concrete moveable median barrier that will help make the iconic bridge safer to commuters. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Traffic flowed normally on the Golden Gate Bridge during the Monday morning commute after a weekend closure to install a safety barrier designed to reduce the dangers of head-on crashes.


Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in California water dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:05

The phrase "Equal Justice Under Law" adorns the west entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by California growers and local water management agencies to federal guidelines that limit water diversions to protect the Delta smelt fish. The decision not to hear two related cases means a March 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals siding with the federal government remains intact. The federal guidelines, issued under the Endangered Species Act, say the state should reduce exports of water from north to south California. ...


Supreme Court rejects Louisiana gay marriage case, takes no action on four others

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:56

A participant wears a rainbow tie during the annual Pride March on Christopher Street in Manhattan, New YorkBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which is in the midst of deciding whether to take up the issue of gay marriage, on Monday declined to take an early look at a challenge to Louisiana’s state ban. The court took no action on four other pending cases concerning gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, but could act on those cases as soon as later this week. ...


Ohio sheriff releases 72 inmates because of budget cuts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:55
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff closed a wing of his jail over the weekend and released 72 inmates because of budget cuts he says are restricting his ability to safely run the facility.

Climber clears key hurdle in bid to scale El Capitan in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:34
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of two climbers trying become the first to scale a 3,000-foot (900-metre) face of the El Capitan rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park without bolts or other climbing tools has cleared a key stretch and believes he will make it to the top, representatives said on Friday. Tommy Caldwell completed pitches 19 and 20 of the near-vertical granite face of El Capitan's so-called dawn wall using only his hands and feet on Thursday night, spokeswoman Jess Clayton said. ...

Auto industry's past and future collide in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:34

File image of General Motors Corp. President of North America Mark Reuss introducing the Chevrolet 2014 Corvette in DetroitBy Paul Ingrassia DETROIT (Reuters) - For Detroit’s first auto show of the 21st Century in January 2000, General Motors announced "the largest auto show exhibit ever in North America" to usher in the new Millennium. Company publicists declared that if the exhibit's 230 tons of steel were melted into beams and laid end-to-end they would stretch seven miles, equivalent to crossing the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Canada four times each way, or running the length of a soccer field 105 times. GM’s press release added that the steel would rise three times higher than Mt. ...


NYC is paying $17M to settle 3 wrongful conviction cases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:29
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will pay $17 million to settle three wrongful criminal convictions.

Storm making roads slick in Ohio Valley, Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:17

A pair of frontal boundaries will bring rain to much of the Eastern Seaboard, with snow possible in the Northeast. Snow showers will also affect the Intermountain West. High pressure will keep the Great Plains and the upper Midwest largely dry. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)NEW YORK (AP) — The work week got off to a slippery start Monday as a storm packing freezing rain, sleet and snow made travel difficult from the Ozarks to New England.


Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 20:11

 POLITICSBy Matt Spetalnick, David Adams and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a positive tone for historic talks next week aimed at normalizing relations after decades of hostility, the officials said. ...


Katherine Scott reports on the wintry mix in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:57

Katherine Scott reports on the wintry mix in Bucks Co.Even though we are not seeing freezing rain in Bensalem right now, the ground is cold enough that you could still see slippery spots develop, especially on side streets that haven't been treated.


Katherine Scott reports on icy conditions in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:49

Katherine Scott reports on the wintry mix in Bucks Co.Even though we are not seeing freezing rain in Bensalem right now, the ground is cold enough that you could still see slippery spots develop, especially on side streets that haven't been treated.