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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.

Coast Guard searching Hawaii waters for Japanese student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:03
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Japanese student reported overboard from a fishing vessel off Hawaii.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:00

A protester holds an American flag as well as a L.U.P.E flag as she chants in to her megaphone outside of the federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. L.U.P.E, La Union del Pueblo Entero is a non-profit community organizing arm of the farm worker movement. They are protesting the preliminary injunction on immigration case that was granted by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Yvette Vela)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:58

In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo provided by WCHS-TV, fire burns at the scene of a train derailment, near Mount Carbon, W.Va. Fires burned for nearly nine hours after the train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, plunging at least one tanker into a river while sending a fireball into the sky, authorities and residents say. (AP Photo/WCHS-TV, Bob Aaron)MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.


From the Gulf to New England, cold grips the US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:52

Graham Jamison, right, and Austin Anschultz walk through blowing snow on Beacon Hill in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal communities from Rhode Island to Maine, promising heavy snow and powerful winds to heap more misery on a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A powerful winter storm dumped snow from Nashville to Nantucket, and arctic-like temperatures gripped much of the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of people lost power in the South.


Police: Vegas mom, son searched for vehicle before shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:26
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas mother of four killed in a road rage shooting last week got in her car with her adult son and his gun and drove around their neighborhood looking for the assailant who ended up shooting her in a residential cul-de-sac, police said Tuesday.

Iraq envoy to UN: Islamic State might be harvesting organs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:24
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to look at allegations that the Islamic State group is using organ harvesting as a way to finance its operations.

Juggling too many remotes? Try this touch screen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:23

This product image provided by Ray Enterprises shows the Ray Super Remote. The $199 device is designed to control TVs, cable boxes, DVRs, video game consoles and Internet streaming players such as Roku and Apple TV. What’s more, the device runs on software that learns viewers’ preferences so it can list programs suited to their interests. (AP Photo/Ray Enterprises)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How many remotes does it take to watch television, stream Netflix or record your favorite show on DVR?


Some 11.4 million Americans have enrolled in Obamacare: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:21

Park of Cambridge wears cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in Boston"The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is working. It's working better than we anticipated, certainly working a lot better than many of the critics talked about early on," President Barack Obama said in a video linked to the White House tweet. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office had predicted 12 million enrollees for 2015. Obamacare's open enrollment period for 2015 began on Nov. 15 and closed on Sunday.


Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:20

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Newly released documents reveal that police planning for a grand jury announcement wanted Guard troops and armored Humvees stationed in the Ferguson neighborhood where Brown had been shot. But the records show the requests were not granted, because Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon preferred to use the Guard in a support role to police. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement had proposed stationing Missouri National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released Tuesday detailing the state's preparations.


Hispanic group calls for federal probe of police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:12

People march during a rally for Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Pasco, Wash. Zambrano-Montes was shot and killed by Pasco police in Pasco on Tuesday. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPASCO, Wash. (AP) — The leader of a Hispanic group in an agricultural city in Washington is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate last week's fatal police shooting of an orchard worker who ran from officers after reportedly throwing rocks at them.


Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:53

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2009 file photo, shows a network cable, taken on Oct. 8,2009, in Duesseldorf, Germany. A new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab released Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 said its researchers identified malicious programs or worms that infected computers in multiple countries. Targets appeared to be specifically selected and included military, Islamic activists, energy companies and other businesses, as well as government personnel. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?


Mother of defendant in 'American Sniper' trial testifies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:52

Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, talks with a supporter after lunch break during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Monday, Feb.16, 2015. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/Star-Telegram, Rodger Mallison, Pool)STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of the former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man testified Tuesday that she didn't know after asking Kyle to help her troubled son that they'd be going to a shooting range.


Mother of defendant in 'American Sniper' trial testifies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:36
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of the former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man testified that she didn't know after asking Kyle to help her troubled son that they'd be going to a shooting range.

White House: Health law sign-ups top 11M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:16

In this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 photo, a laptop shows the HealthCare.com web site during an Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas. For the second year in a row, millions of Americans have signed up for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. But as the 2015 sign-up season draws to a close Sunday, the future of the Affordable Care Act remains in doubt. (AP Photo/LM Otero)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama's law this year, the White House announced Tuesday evening.


Suspect in shooting of sports anchor pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 08:10

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, police investigators examine the scene following a shooting in San Diego. CBS News 8 affiliate KFMB-TV says sports anchor Kyle Kraska was attacked Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Scripps Ranch area of the city. A house painter is due to be arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and wounding Kraska. Police say Mike Montana was in a business dispute over work done on the television personality's house. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A house painter on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge in the shooting of a San Diego television sportscaster a week ago.