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NY antiquities collection donated to Israel Museum

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:25

In this Feb. 12, 2015 photo provided by the Israel Museum is a first century Roman marble head of a youth. It is part of a major collection of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern objects that New York philanthropists Robert and Renee Belfer are giving to the Jerusalem museum. (AP Photo/Israel Museum, Elie Posner)NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York philanthropists are donating a major collection of more than 300 ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern glass vessels to The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.


Construction firm offers to demolish shooter's home for free

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:18
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A construction company has offered to demolish at no cost the Newtown home of the Sandy Hook school shooter, a town official said Tuesday.

Police arrest man they say left 91-year-old woman tied up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:18

Police arrest man they say left 91-year-old woman tied upDelaware State Police have arrested a man they say left a 91-year-old woman tied up after a home invasion in Milford.


'Road Rage' Victim Went Looking for Suspect: Police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:30
The Las Vegas woman who was fatally shot after an apparent "road rage" incident went looking for the suspect with her armed son, police said.

Bond set at $1M for Ohio man charged in 3-month-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:16
STOW, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man charged with murder in the death of his 3-month old daughter.

New Jersey teen saved after slipping into icy bay waters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey girl is expected to recover after being rescued from icy waters in the Sandy Hook Bay.

On live stream, Pittsburgh's bald eagles lay 1st egg of year

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 21:08
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pair of bald eagles being monitored on a live video feed has laid its first egg of the new breeding season.

Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:57

Carnegie Mellon tells 800 applicants they're in, then outBen Leibowitz called up relatives to tell them he got into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious graduate computer science program. He even went out to dinner with his parents to celebrate.


Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:22

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, an employee demonstrates the Samsung Gear S smartwatch at the Samsung booth during the International CES in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.


Philadelphia could get first new charter schools in seven years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:04
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, will learn on Wednesday whether new charter schools will be approved for the first time in seven years. The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, formed in 2001 as part of a state takeover of the city's education system due to financial problems and low test scores, is slated to vote on applications for 39 charter schools. The district already has 86 charter institutions, public schools that operate independently and offer an alternative to schools run by the local school district. Proponents say charters can help get students out of low-performing schools, while critics blame them for worsening the district's finances. The American Federation of Teachers has fought against the nation's expansion of mostly non-unionized charter schools, including in Philadelphia.

Iran spokeswoman says it concerned by cybersecurity report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:50
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is concerned by a Russian cybersecurity firm's report suggesting a new family of malicious programs and worms is infecting computers there and elsewhere in the world, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.

1 injured in bar fire in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:36

1 injured in bar fire in TaconyOne person was injured after flames ripped through a bar in Philadelphia's Tacony section early Wednesday morning.


Barefoot Contessa files lawsuit over frozen dinners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:33
NEW YORK (AP) — The Barefoot Contessa says in a lawsuit that a California company sold unauthorized look-alikes of her frozen dinners.

Suspect at large after deadly stabbing outside East Mount Airy bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:58

Suspect at large after deadly stabbing outside East Mount Airy barOne man is dead and another in critical condition after a stabbing outside a bar in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.


1 dead in double stabbing in East Mount Airy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:36

Suspect at large after deadly stabbing outside East Mount Airy barPolice say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a stabbing in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Police search for suspects in fatal shooting of Las Vegas mom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:21
Police said on Tuesday they were searching for at least one suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman in Las Vegas in an apparent road rage incident. Tammy Meyers was shot in the head by the occupant of another vehicle after a near-collision that caused an argument on Thursday night, Las Vegas Police Lieutenant Ray Steiber said at a press conference. Meyers was driving home from her daughter's school where she had been giving the girl a driving lesson in the parking lot, when she was almost involved in a traffic accident with another car, police say. She and her daughter then drove to their home a few miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, and Meyers summoned her 22-year-old son, who was armed with a gun, to go out with her in search of the other car's occupant, Steiber said.

Police: 'Road Rage' Victim Went Looking for Suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:18
Relatives held a vigil, while police are adjusting the timeline of events in the case.

White House considering oil train safety upgrades

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:44
The oil train that exploded in West Virginia met the industry's voluntary 2011 safety standards, but a growing number of accidents has the Obama administration considering tougher rules for tank cars. A look at what's rolling on U.S. rails:

Mardi Gras: Last tipsy revelers sent home, trash swept up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:38

Revelers dance to a brass band in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Revelers in glitzy costumes filled the streets of New Orleans for the annual fat Tuesday bash, opening a day of partying, parades and good-natured jostling for beads and trinkets tossed from passing floats. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets.


Sony outlines 3-year recovery plan, targets $4.2B earnings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:02

Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlines its turnaround strategy at the company's headquarters in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Sony Corp. will spin off its video-and-sound business into a separate company and shrink its headquarters as part of a three-year turnaround plan. Hirai said Sony will invest in innovative areas, including through acquisitions and partnerships, although he didn't announce specific deals. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Sony will spin off its video-and-sound business into a separate company and shrink its headquarters as part of a three-year turnaround plan to speed up decision-making and become profitable again.