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'SNL' celebrates its big 4-0 with an anniversary special

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:50

This Nov. 18, 1978 photo released by NBC shows Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues, left, and John Belushi as Jake Blues, performing as the Blues Brothers on "Saturday Night Live," in New York. The long-running sketch comedy series will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 3-hour special airing Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. (AP Photo/NBC, Al Levine)NEW YORK (AP) — With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.


Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:35
BOSTON (AP) — Picking a jury in a high-profile death penalty trial takes time, especially when a succession of powerful snowstorms forces repeated delays. So it goes in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Since a judge began questioning prospective jurors Jan. 15, six days of jury selection have been canceled because of weather. The expected start date for testimony in the trial has come and gone. Here is the latest in the halting effort to put Tsarnaev on trial:

JetBlue's CEO battles to appease passengers and Wall Street

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:31

In this Feb. 5, 2015 photo, Robin Hayes, the new CEO of New-York based JetBlue Airways, walks through the aisle of an Airbus A321 at JFK airport in New York. Hayes takes over as CEO of JetBlue on Monday, Feb. 16. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Hayes, the new CEO of JetBlue Airways, is balancing between passengers and Wall Street.


Liam McGee, CEO who led The Hartford after recession, dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:23
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of The Hartford financial services firm who was credited with guiding the company as it recovered from the recession has died. Liam E. McGee was 60.

Authorities: Man posed as fake twin to get out of tickets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:08

 Man posed as fake twin to get out of ticketsA New Jersey man posed as his fictitious, blind twin brother in a bid to delay court hearings on several motor vehicle summonses, according to authorities.


13 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:05

13 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown house fireThirteen residents have been displaced after a house fire in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section early Monday morning.


Woman dies after apparent road-rage attack in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:59

Robert Meyers speaks to media outside his house, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 in Las Vegas. His wife Tammy who was teaching her 14-year-old daughter to drive was shot in the head and was not expected to survive after an apparent road-rage attack by an angry driver who followed them to their Las Vegas home. (AP Photo/Kimberly Pierceall)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 44-year-old woman who was teaching her teenage daughter to drive has died after being shot in the head in an apparent road-rage attack outside her Las Vegas home.


Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict with pig farms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:58

In this Jan. 29, 2015 photo, Richard Brown walks around his trailer in Duplin County, N.C., that is adjacent to a hog farm, background, owned by Butch Norman, who fattens pigs for slaughter for pork producer Murphy-Brown. Richard Brown lives in the nation’s top county for hog production and is one of the hundreds who’ve joined the federal lawsuits against Murphy-Brown over air and water quality concerns. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change its ways. The arguments found in the suits are based on studies that increasingly show the impact phosphorous, nitrate and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers as well as air pollution that may be harmful to respiratory health.


Hog grower's lawyers object to mentions of Chinese ties

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:55

In this Jan. 29, 2015 photo, a sprayer soaks a field with liquefied manure and urine from a large-scale hog farm in Duplin County, N.C. A driving force behind some of these large-scale hog farms is Murphy-Brown LLC, which became part of the world’s largest pork producer when China-based WH Group bought corporate parent Smithfield Foods in 2013. WH Group aims to feed China’s appetite for meat with cheaper hogs from the United States according to lawsuits filed by more than 500 people across eastern North Carolina. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio)ROSE HILL, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for the world's largest pork producer say it is bad enough being told your product stinks, but it's going too far to mention that a Chinese company is behind it.


Cops: Man kills girlfriend, her teen daughter, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:52
WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island man fatally shot his live-in girlfriend and her 17-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself.

Woman found dead in snow outside neighbor's New Jersey home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:47
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been found dead in the snow just two doors from her home amid single-digit temperatures and subzero wind chills.

UN secretary-general condemns Libya mass killing, blames IS

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is condemning "in the strongest terms" the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages in Libya and is blaming the Islamic State group.

A comparison of projections with actual casino revenue

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:02
In several of the last states to open casinos, revenue has been coming in below levels projected during the planning stages. Here is a look at how estimates compare with actual revenue in Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania:

Police still seek to ID man killed on I-495

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 22:01

Police still seek to ID man killed on I-495Delaware State Police are still seeking the identity of a man who was struck by multiple vehicles and killed on Interstate 495 in January.


Police: Florida man kills self after shooting girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 21:49
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself.

Teen siblings killed in Exton crash ID'd, driver charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 21:48

Teen siblings killed in Exton crash ID'd, driver chargedAction News has learned the identities of the teen siblings killed when a pickup truck crashed into their minivan in Exton - and authorities say the driver of the truck is now facing charges.


Official: Dulles International flights return to normal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for Washington's airports says all arriving and departing flights at Dulles International have returned to normal.

Struggle to understand family slaying in small Kentucky town

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:38

Yellow tape surrounds a home in southeast Kentucky on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014, where a family was found slain. A couple and a young girl were reportedly found dead in the home on Saturday. Police are investigating to see if the case is connected to the shooting death of a young man in Baltimore on Saturday. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Friends and relatives of a 16-year-old boy killed in a shootout with police in Maryland struggled to understand how the faithful churchgoer and high school ROTC student could end up as the suspect in the slaying of his parents and younger sister in Kentucky.


Flames engulf 3-story building in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:28

Flames engulf 3-story building in West PhiladelphiaFirefighters are on the scene of a 2-alarm building blaze in West Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:26
ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — An iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in central Pennsylvania.