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'Globes' won for NBC; CBS was most-watched overall last week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:27
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS held tight to its customary most-watched status last week, beating all rivals in prime-time viewership and claiming 13 of the Top 20 shows.

Volunteers search for missing wallaby in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:26
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Volunteers were searching a wooded area north of Seattle for a missing marsupial who bounded away from its crate during a transfer to a local petting zoo last week, putting the animal at risk for predators, its guardian said on Wednesday. Bella, a 6-year-old wallaby, streaked across a highway and down toward a river in Arlington, 45 miles north of Seattle, after the wire on her kennel got loose as she was moved to the Outback Kangaroo Farm, an exotic animal petting zoo, owner Joey Strom said. ...

2 US climbers expected to reach top of Yosemite peak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:20

 a free climb of El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor. The first climber reached its summit in 1958, and there are roughly 100 routes up to the top. (AP Photo/Tom Evans, elcapreport)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two climbers vying to finish the once-seemingly impossible challenge of scaling a sheer slab of granite in California's Yosemite National Park without climbing aids are closing in on the top of the 3,000-foot (900-meter) peak.


Documents detail escape try by victim in Idaho killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:10
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fast-food restaurant manager tried to escape a gunman by jumping out a drive-thru window before being shot and killed as part of a violent rampage that left two other people dead, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.

Official: Delaware National Guard base increases security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 03:04
The Delaware National Guard increased security Wednesday at its air base after different vehicles approached its gate this week, then left.

Chiquita closing North Carolina headquarters after buyout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:58
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita Brands International will close its corporate headquarters in North Carolina after its buyout, the banana producer said Wednesday.

Apple, Google reach new settlement in high-tech wage case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A revised settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired with other Silicon Valley companies to block more than 60,000 high-tech employees from getting better job offers.

Al Qaeda Says It 'Laid the Plan' for Paris Massacre

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:56
Terror group's Yemen affiliate claims direct responsibility, praises murderers.

Two endangered monkeys die at Louisiana zoo after being left out in cold

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:54

A month-old cotton-top Tamarin monkey is seen with its parents at their enclosure in the Biblical Zoo in JerusalemBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two monkeys belonging to a species that is critically endangered died at a Louisiana zoo after they were left out overnight in the cold by a caretaker, officials said on Wednesday. The cotton-top Tamarins, weighing less than a pound and distinguishable by their shock of white hair, were among three that were kept outside overnight last week in temperatures that dipped into the 30s Fahrenheit at the Alexandria Zoo in central Louisiana. One of the monkeys survived, officials with the city of Alexandria, which owns the zoo, said. ...


Health overhaul sign-ups edge higher

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a month to go in the 2015 open enrollment season, the Obama administration says sign-ups under the president's health care law are edging higher.

Police: Girl, 13, distributed sexual video at Bristol school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:36

 Girl, 13, distributed sexual video at Bristol schoolPolice say a 13-year-old girl sent a sexually explicit video involving two juveniles to classmates last month at a Bucks County middle school.


APNewsBreak: California unveils strictest rules on pesticide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:35

In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, workers test soil in Yuba City, Calif. The California Strawberry Commission announced Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, awards totaling more than $1 million in recent state and federal research grants to advance the scientific knowledge on sustaining healthy soils to control plant diseases, and reduce the need for soil fumigation. The research will focus on evaluation of experimental soilborne disease management systems using biologically active soil treatments. (AP Photo/California Department of Pesticide Regulation)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.


White House to curb methane emissions from oil, gas production

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:30

A view of the White House as snow begins to fall during expected blizzard in Washington DCBy Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s administration unveiled rules on Wednesday to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, its latest move to solidify the Democratic president's credentials on climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior proposed steps to contain leaking potent methane, the second biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, from new drilling equipment and from old and new production facilities on public lands. ...


Woman killed in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:20

Woman killed in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon identifiedFamily members have identified the 76-year-old woman killed in a fast-moving house fire in Yeadon, Delaware County.


Study: Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's oceans are now rising at a pace far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

Court weighs Ohio's taxation of out-of-town athletes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:12

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 file photo, former Chicago Bears player Hunter Hillenmeyer speaks during a news conference held by the Chicago Concussion Coalition in Chicago as musician and recording artist Billy Corgan, right, and Chris Nowinski, second from right, chairman of the coalition, and Chicago Alderman Latasha Thomas, left, listen. On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about laws that tax professional athletes and entertainers who work for short periods of time in the state. Hillenmeyer, has sued over Cleveland's interpretation of the law, saying the city unfairly imposes a 2 percent income tax based on games played in the city as a percentage of total games played. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio law that singles out professional athletes and entertainers for taxation even when they're in the state just a few days a year is unconstitutional, say several sport leagues including the NBA, NFL and NHL who want the state Supreme Court to strike the law down.


State: Court should deny appeal of man at center of 'Serial'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:10
BALTIMORE (AP) — A court should uphold the conviction of a man accused of strangling his high school sweetheart after they broke up in a case at the center of the wildly popular "Serial" podcast, Baltimore prosecutors said Wednesday.

Imprisoned member of Philadelphia radical group MOVE dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer has died in prison, corrections officials said Wednesday.

Doctor pleads no contest to wandering through home at 4 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:59
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island doctor found wandering around a stranger's home at 4 a.m. has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor trespassing charge for what he has called "an honest mistake."

London-bound flight returns to Newark due to smoke report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:57
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to London has returned to Newark Liberty International Airport after reports of possible smoke in the cabin.