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U.S. Coast Guard rescues 26 from vessel stuck in Antarctic ice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:42
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued an Australian fishing vessel carrying 26 people that had been stranded in icy Antarctic seas since last week, the Coast Guard said on Tuesday. The crew was saved on Sunday by the Coast Guard cutter Polar Star, which broke through some 150 miles (240 km) of thick ice on its way to the 207-foot (63-meter) Antarctic Chieftain vessel, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The Chieftain had been stuck about 900 miles (1,450 km) northeast of McMurdo Sound since last Tuesday, after damaging three of its four propellers in the ice, the Coast Guard said. "The ice conditions that we found the fishermen in were dire, more so if Antarctic Chieftain had to stay much longer," he added.

AccuWeather: Another Arctic Attack This Week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:41

 Another Arctic Attack This WeekMeteorologist Melissa Magee says a few snow showers are possible Midweek, followed by another cold snap.


UN envoy: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes 6 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria said Tuesday he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes and artillery shelling on the city of Aleppo for six weeks to allow a proposed U.N. plan to "freeze" hostilities in the country's largest city to be tested.

Family: Late mother's wedding bands missing after hospital visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:30

 Late mother's wedding bands missing after hospital visitA family from the Kensington section of Philadelphia is mourning the loss of their mother. But beyond planning her memorial, they're also trying to solve a mystery.


Businessman arrested for child porn at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:28

Businessman arrested for child porn at Philadelphia International AirportAn international businessman was arrested for child pornography after landing at Philadelphia International Airport.


First responders rescue 3 from ice in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:22

First responders rescue 3 from ice in New JerseyFirst responders rescued three people who somehow became stranded on ice in Middletown, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon.


Concerns West Philadelphia building frozen after fire could collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:19

Concerns West Philadelphia building frozen after fire could collapseThere are growing concerns that a building left covered in ice after a fire on Monday morning in West Philadelphia could collapse.


Beagle named Miss P wins 139th Westminster dog show

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:15

Miss P, a 15-inch Beagle who won "Best in Show", stands near the winner's trophy at 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in the Manhattan borough of New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - A 15-inch beagle named Miss P won the top honor at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, besting more than 2,700 competitors. Miss P, a bouncy 4-year-old, was awarded the Best In Show prize at the 139th Westminster show, the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States after the Kentucky Derby. (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Paul Tait)


Hawaii tropical fish collector spared jail after scuba scuffle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:10
A Hawaii diver who was catching tropical fish when he faced off underwater with a conservationist and ripped the breathing apparatus from her mouth pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge stemming from the scuba diving scuffle, a prosecutor said. Jay Lovell was diving when he was caught on camera on May 8, 2014, off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island, pulling the regulator off Rene Umberger, director of the coral reef conservation group For the Fishes. Umberger has said that at the time she and her group were videotaping Lovell and another diver as they collected fish for the aquarium trade, which is legal but nevertheless unpopular with conservationists. Hawaii County deputy prosecuting attorney Jeff Burleson, who handled the case, said he has never encountered one in which a scuba diver is accused of using force against another diver.

APNewsBreak: AP sources say port talks focus on arbitrator

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:08

A man in foreground talks on the phone Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in the San Pedro section of Los Angeles as cargo ships are anchored near the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Seaports in the U.S. West Coast that were all but shut over the weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening as the nation's top labor official tries to solve a stalemate between dockworkers and their employers that already has disrupted billions of dollars in U.S. international trade. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


Judge OKs deal that ends government oversight of Teamsters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:04
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York has approved an agreement between the Teamsters union and the Department of Justice that ends the government's 25-year anti-corruption oversight of the 1.4 million-member union.

Philadelphia police search for missing woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:26

Philadelphia police search for missing womanThe Philadelphia Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a missing person.


Settlement for owner of cabin where Dorner committed suicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:25
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The owners of the mountain cabin where rogue ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner holed himself up during a deadly gun battle with deputies will be paid $200,000.

Son of California ex-governor Schwarzenegger involved in road run-in: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:52

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his son as they arrives for the British premiere of "The Last Stand" at Leicester Square in LondonThe eldest son of California's ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver was struck in his car in Los Angeles during a confrontation with another driver, but was not hurt, police said on Tuesday. The bizarre incident involving Patrick Schwarzenegger, 21, a model who is dating singer Miley Cyrus, occurred on Feb. 10 in the San Fernando Valley section of the city and was first reported by celebrity media on Tuesday. A man behind the wheel of another car threw what appeared to be water out of the window, striking Schwarzenegger's vehicle, and then drove off, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera. Schwarzenegger then drove after the man, and when the other driver did a U-turn Schwarzenegger did the same and continued his chase, police said.


Boston mayor warns would-be window snow jumpers: Don't do it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:46

As snow flurries begin to fall again, pedestrians walk through Boston City Hall Plaza in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Nearly 8 feet of snowfall this winter has paralyzed greater Boston's transit system, infuriating commuters on and off the rails who may not see a return to normal for at least a month. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Boston residents overwhelmed by massive snowfalls the last month have been recording videos of themselves jumping out of windows and into snowbanks, and Mayor Marty Walsh wants them to cut it out.


Jurors weigh case of Kansas commune leader accused of murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:39
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday began weighing the case of a Kansas commune leader who's accused of killing a member, living off life insurance payments and sexually abusing some members' children.

Police: Robber left 91-year-old woman tied up for 12 hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:37
MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A man has been arrested after allegedly robbing and leaving a 91-year-old woman tied up for about 12 hours.

American lobster: The new Chinese New Year delicacy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:30

In this Feb. 9, 2015, photo, a Chinese chef prepares a mountain of Boston lobsters at the Auspicious Garden restaurant in Pangu Seven Star Hotel in Beijing. Every morning the Auspicious Garden restaurant in Beijing receives around 800 lobsters that have just crossed the Pacific aboard a cargo plane. In the evening, hundreds of diners fill the two-story restaurant in the gigantic hotel for a nearly $80 all-you-can-eat buffet with the New England specialty as the main attraction. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster.


Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding Alaska village

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:29
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — In temperatures slightly higher than Washington, D.C.'s, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell got a firsthand look Monday at the effect of climate change on an Alaska coastal community.

Father, son tackle intruder they find in their apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:15
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Olympia, Washington, say a father and son who returned to their apartment to find the front door broken and their belongings in disarray swung into action when they walked in and ran into the intruder.