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Orson Welles' camera among 70 items up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:36
The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to own some of his personal possessions, and that's just how he would want it.

Australian PM vows search for jetliner will go on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:22

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, addresses the media with former Defense Force Chief Angus Houston, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss at RAAF base Pearce on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Bullsbrook, near Perth, Australia. Abbott said the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but that it will go on as long as possible. Abbott said Monday that although no debris has been found in the southern Indian Ocean that can be linked to the plane missing for more than three weeks, the searchers are "well, well short" of any point where they would scale the hunt back. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)PERTH, Australia (AP) — The weekslong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but it will go on as long as possible, Australia's prime minister said Monday.


In a century at Wrigley, innovations abound

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:39

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2013, file photo, the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Wrigley Field has been the site of so much heartbreak that some fans who spend their whole lives waiting for a winner ask their families, if they can pull it off, to sneak their ashes inside to be scattered in the friendly confines _ a final resting place to keep on waiting. But before years turned into decades and decades turned into a century without a World Series title, Wrigley Field was in first time and time again in changing the way we watch baseball and the experience for fans in ballparks around the country. The historic ballpark will celebrate it's 100th anniversary on April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)CHICAGO (AP) — It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak — a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.


Albuquerque police face hundreds of protesters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:26

Albuquerque police face off with protesters Sunday, March 30, 2014, in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. during a protest against recent police shootings. Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video, which bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous, warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for the protest march. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with protesters who blocked traffic, tried to get on freeways and shouted anti-police slogans.


Surfboard, sailboat innovator 'Hobie' Alter dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:27
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart "Hobie" Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the "Hobie Cat" sailboat, has died. He was 80.

Sanctions denied over deadly Nevada Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:04
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A state judge has found no proof two rail companies tampered with evidence after a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train collided in 2011, killing six people and injured dozens in northern Nevada.

Mudslide death toll rises; search dogs take break

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:21

Rescue dog Tryon, muddied from the day's work, stands with his handler near the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers continuing today. Last night, the confirmed fatalities list was updated to 18, with the number of those missing falling from 90 to 30. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Many of the dogs essential in the search for victims of the deadly mudslide that buried a mountainside community will take a two-day break, rescue crews said Sunday, as the official death toll rose and more bodies were recovered.


Skydiver dies after midair collision in S. Calif.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:13
JAMUL, Calif. (AP) — A skydiving trainer has died after a midair collision in eastern San Diego county.

Official death toll in Washington state mudslide raised to 21 from 18

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:11
ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The official death toll from last week's devastating mudslide in Washington state has risen to 21 from 18, Snohomish County Emergency Management Department officials said on Sunday. Agency program manager Jason Biermann told reporters the latest tally is based on the positive identification of three more victims, and said an additional four sets of remains were found on Sunday in the debris field. (Reporting by Bryan Cohen; Writing by Steve Gorman)

Hacked Albuquerque police website back online

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:59
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police website is back online after authorities say a cyberattack took it down for hours.

Mudslide death toll rises, search dogs take break

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:35

Rescue dog Tryon, muddied from the day's work, stands with his handler near the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers continuing today. Last night, the confirmed fatalities list was updated to 18, with the number of those missing falling from 90 to 30. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Many of the dogs that have been essential in the search for victims of the deadly mudslide that buried the mountainside community of Oso will take a two-day break after long hours in the cold and rain, rescue crews said Sunday.


Confirmed dead in Washington mudslide rises to 21

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:26

Rescue dog Tryon, muddied from the day's work, stands with his handler near the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers continuing today. Last night, the confirmed fatalities list was updated to 18, with the number of those missing falling from 90 to 30. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the number of people who have been confirmed dead from the mudslide in Washington state has increased from 18 to 21.


Animal mummies displayed at California museum

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:53

 Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt," at the Orange County's Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif. The exhibition is on the ancient the mummification of animals in the Egyptian culture and religion. Drawn from the renowned collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Soulful Creatures features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Dogs and cats are often beloved family members in current culture, but animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs' tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings.


Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:51

In this March 20, 2014 photo, a sign near a gas well drilling site is visible near a road in Pulaski, Pa. The gas drilling company Hilcorp that is working the well has asked state officials to invoke a 1961 law in the rural area and allow Utica Shale well bores under the property of four landowners who have not signed leases. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)NEW BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides.


Yellowstone National Park rattled by largest earthquake in 34 years

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:49

The Yellowstone River winds through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, WyomingThe latest earthquake struck at 6:34 a.m. near the Norris Geyser Basin and was felt about 23 miles away in two small Montana towns adjacent to year-around entrances to the park - Gardiner and West Yellowstone. The national park spans 3,472 square miles (8,992 square km) of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and draws about 3 million visitors each year to its iconic geysers and wildlife attractions, including bison. A U.S. Geological Survey team planned to tour the Norris Geyser Basin on Sunday to determine if the quake altered any of Yellowstone's geothermal features, such as geysers, mud pots and hot springs. Several people reported having felt shaking they compared to the rumble of a tractor-trailer truck driving by, and a few items fell off the shelves at a local grocery store, a West Yellowstone police dispatcher said.


NY Sen. Schumer asks feds to review WTC security

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:48

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013, file photo, New York Police Department security cameras are in place at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. One World Trade Center is on the left. Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, March 30, 2014, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper.


Search dogs take break from mudslide recovery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:16

Rescue dog Tryon, muddied from the day's work, stands with his handler near the west side of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 in Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Periods of rain and wind have hampered efforts the past two days, with some rain showers continuing today. Last night, the confirmed fatalities list was updated to 18, with the number of those missing falling from 90 to 30. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking, Pool)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Many of the dogs that have been essential in the search for victims of the deadly mudslide that buried the mountainside community of Oso will take a two-day break after long hours in the cold and rain, rescue crews said Sunday.


Greek Parliament passes omnibus reform bill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:35

A protester holds a banner during a protest from the confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants against a new austerity bill that will be discussed in Parliament, in Athens on Sunday, March 30 2014. The measures demanded by bailout lenders will be voted on late Sunday, and would liberalize several retail sectors. They include plans to grant supermarkets permission to set up in-store pharmacies, scrap price limits on books and allow a longer shelf-life for milk. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek Parliament passed an omnibus reform bill early Monday containing the latest measures agreed upon between Greece and international lenders, with the slim government majority holding despite suffering new defections.


No national system to track landslide hazards

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:24

In this photo taken in October 2012, released by WSI, a Quantum Spatial Company, sensor operators Lennie Rummel left, and Drew Wendeborn, right, are shown inside a helicopter taking measurements with LIDAR, a high-tech laser system mounted on the aircraft, to build a detailed elevation map of the terrain above Omak, Wash. The maps can be used by planners and homeowners to begin to assess landslide risk. (AP Photo/ WSI, a Quantum Spatial Company)SEATTLE (AP) — People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.


Clash between police, Arizona fans repeats past

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:19
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Repeating a scene from 13 years ago, several hundred Arizona fans and Tucson police clashed in the streets late Saturday following the University of Arizona basketball team's loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament.