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Audit: Millions in Connecticut property missing, stolen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:28
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly $5 million in state property was lost, stolen, improperly discarded or vandalized from 2011 through 2014, state auditors said.

Deputies: Wrong way driver too drunk for breath test

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:50
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies say a man driving the wrong way on a major highway was too drunk to take an alcohol breath test.

NYC man drowns trying to save dog that fell through ice

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:20
NAPLES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 34-year-old New York City man has drowned while trying to save his dog from a pond.

Police: Man walks into trooper's car, gets charged with DWI

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:42
BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (AP) — It may have been the easiest driving while intoxicated arrest ever made by the New York State Police.

Cuba, U.S. renew talks on restoring diplomatic ties

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:18

The head of the Cuban delegation, Josefina Vidal, appears at a news conference in WashingtonBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States meet for talks on restoring diplomatic relations on Monday, seeking more progress toward an agreement while not allowing differences over Venezuela to impede their historic rapprochement. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson is due to meet in Havana with Josefina Vidal, the Cuban foreign ministry's chief of U.S. affairs, with talks possibly continuing into Wednesday. The United States severed diplomatic ties with Cuba in 1961, and relations remained hostile even after the end of the Cold War.


Extreme weather makes Mount Washington a hiking challenge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:09

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015 photo, Gary Gustafson, 58, leads Linda Dewey, 54, up an icy trail on the summit cone of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The hikers waited about four weeks for a calm day before attempting the mountain that is notorious for it's erratic weather. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once again digging into the icy terrain as he and a partner make the final push to the granite rooftop of New England.


Correction: New England Snow-Boston Record story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 18:56

File-In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, a car remains buried in snow along a residential street in South Boston. Boston's miserable winter is now also its snowiest season going back to 1872. The official measurement of 108.6 inches at Logan International Airport Sunday night topped a season record of 107.9 inches set in 1995-96. The final 2.9 inches came in a snowstorm that was relatively tame after a record-setting monthly snowfall of 64.9 inches in February. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — In a story March 15 about Boston's seasonal snowfall record, The Associated Press erroneously reported the previous record, set in 1995-96. It was 107.6 inches, not 107.9 inches.


Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst arrested; says he 'killed them all' in HBO finale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:46

Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst arrested; says he 'killed them all' in HBO finaleThe arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all."


Suspect shoots neighbor, barricades himself in home in Upper Darby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:25

Man shoots neighbor, barricades himself in home in Upper DarbySWAT teams swarmed a neighborhood in Upper Darby, Delaware County after police say a man shot his neighbor then barricaded himself inside his home.


National Guard to speak about chopper crash that killed 11

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 16:41
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard was expected Monday to release the names of four members killed last week when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida's Panhandle during a nighttime training mission.

New York real estate baron Durst arrested on LA murder warrant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:44

Robert Durst is pictured in this booking photoRobert Durst, scion of one of New York's largest real estate empires, has been arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant issued by Los Angeles County, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said. Durst, born in 1943, is known for life twists that led him to be questioned but not charged in the mysterious deaths of his first wife Kathleen Durst in 1982 and a longtime friend in 2000. The New York Times reported last week that the district attorney in Los Angeles had recently reopened an investigation into the December 2000 killing of Durst's friend Susan Berman, and was tying it to the case of Kathleen Durst, who went missing from New York and was eventually pronounced legally dead.


How the AP-NORC Center poll of millennials was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:34
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and American Press Institute poll of young adults and their news habits was conducted Jan. 5-Feb. 2 as part of the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the two groups. It is based on online interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,046 young adults age 18-34.

5 things to know about Congress' budget debate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:21

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015, file photo, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrives for a news conference on President Barack Obama's request to Congress to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans now in charge in Congress offer their budget blueprint the week of March 16 with the pledge to balance the nation’s budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare. More pressing for many Republicans, however, is easing automatic budget cuts set to slam the military. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' annual budget debate pits Republicans against Democrats as the newly empowered GOP in the House and Senate offer their alternatives to President Barack Obama's budget. A primer on the key terms and players helps navigate through the complex, arcane process:


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:01
"We have to negotiate in the end. What we're pushing for is to get him to come and do that, and it may require that there be increased pressure on him of various kinds." — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing willingness to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to help broker a political resolution to the country's civil war.

2 police officers wounded by gunfire in South Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles police officers were wounded by gunfire on Sunday, triggering an intense search for two suspects in South Los Angeles.

Two Los Angeles police suffer minor injuries in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:38
(Reuters) - Two Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries on Sunday when they were shot at while traveling through south Los Angeles, police and local media reported. The Los Angeles Police Department on its Twitter feed urged citizens to avoid the area around Broadway and 65th Street in the Florence neighborhood in south Los Angeles, which footage posted online showed to be an active crime scene, swarming with police vehicles and heavily armed SWAT teams. A police spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times the plainclothes officers, who received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, believed they were specifically targeted.

Suspect charged in shooting of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:08

Jeffrey Williams is pictured in this undated booking photoBy Richard Valdmanis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault in last week's shooting of two policemen during a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that shocked a city that has been devastated by months of racial strife. The suspect, Jeffrey L. Williams, has admitted to firing the shots that wounded the officers early on Thursday, said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. The gunfire rang out just after midnight at the end of a rally to call for sweeping reforms in Ferguson, where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot to death by a white officer last summer. Michael Brown's death touched off months of protests against law enforcement's treatment of minority groups, in Ferguson and around the country, and led to a U.S. Justice Department probe that found pervasive racial bias on the part of the city's mostly white police force.


March Madness: Villanova gets in with No. 1 seed, Temple out

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:50

 Villanova gets in with No. 1 seed, Temple outThe Villanova Wildcats are headed to the Big Dance with a No. 1 seed.


Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst says in HBO finale he 'killed them all'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:37

Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst arrested; says he 'killed them all' in HBO finaleThe arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all."


70 years later: Local WWII vet returning to Iwo Jima

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:36

 Local WWII vet returning to Iwo JimaA South Jersey World War II veteran who survived the Battle of Iwo Jima is returning to that Japanese island to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the fateful attack.