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Lip balm maker builds theater pipe organ in warehouse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:43

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, professional pipe organ player R. Jelani Eddington plays a theater pipe organ at Carma Laboratories. Inc warehouse in Franklin, Wis. The pipe organ if the personal passion of Carma Laboratories president Paul Woelbing who hired a Minneapolis-based company to build it in the company’s Franklin warehouse with refurbished parts from around the country. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)FRANKLIN, Wis. (AP) — A theater pipe organ that was popular in the early 1900s to accompany silent movies has found an unlikely new home — at the Wisconsin company that makes the distinctively scented lip balm Carmex.

Once feared, recent troubles keep 'Suge' Knight locked up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:38

Marion "Suge" Knight, right, is joined by his attorney Brett Greenfield, left, during a hearing at the Compton Courthouse in Compton, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. A judge says former rap mogul Knight should stay behind bars until his next court hearing in March, related to a deadly hit-and-run. A prosecutor and Knight's attorney asked for a delay in a bail-review hearing Monday, with both sides stating they needed more time to prepare. (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool)COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight used to be one of the most feared names in the music industry, but lately he has become known as more of a troublemaker than a hitmaker.

Cars crumpled, woman carjacked in wild Los Angeles chase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:26
MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — A gunman driving a suspected stolen car led police on a wild chase on roads and freeways east of Los Angeles, smashing into other cars and veering through oncoming traffic before he stole a second car at gunpoint and ran down a crowded street before Los Angeles police opened fire, wounded him and finally arrested him.

Residents return to California towns charred by wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:59

This image provided by Jim Stimson shows the Round fire burning at Wheeler Crest near Bishop Calif. Friday Feb. 6, 2015. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Jim Stimson via CalFire)SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allowed to return home Monday to an area that could see more wildfires as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

Deadline passed, Revel sale to be killed Tuesday morning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:48

This May 30, 2014 photo shows the HQ day club at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. The $2.4 billion casino closed on Sept. 2, 2014, but its sale is being delayed by objections from HQ and other tenants at the casino who are afraid their $16 million investment will be wiped out if the new buyer is allowed to ignore their leases. On Sunday Feb. 8, Florida developer Glen Straub said he's willing to extend the closing date for the sale until issues including HQ's appeal are resolved. The sale was supposed to close on Monday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel say they will cancel a deal Tuesday morning to sell it to a Florida developer.

Utah Mormon activist to learn fate in coming days: Salt Lake Tribune

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:41
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A prominent Mormon activist who faces possible excommunication after going against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning doctrine is set to learn his fate "in the coming" days, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. John Dehlin, founder of the Mormon Stories website and podcast, has drawn supporters and the attention of church leaders who fear his work could unduly influence the faithful. A disciplinary council met privately for three hours with Dehlin and his wife, Margi, in North Logan, a city about 85 miles (137 km) north of Salt Lake City, the paper said. Eric Dawkins, a spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormons are officially known, declined to comment when reached on Monday.

Spider-Man swings to Marvel Studios in deal with Sony

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:37

Spider-Man swings to Marvel Studios in deal with SonySony Pictures Entertainment is partnering with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studios announced late Monday.

'It's ridiculous': record snowfall blankets New England

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:32

Alex Ranere, of Boston, uses a shovel to remove snow from his car, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Boston's North End neighborhood. Winter weary New England is being hit with a protracted snowstorm that started Saturday night and could last until early Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — More than 2 feet of fresh snow piled up in parts of New England on Monday, breaking records set during the Blizzard of 1978 and testing the patience of officials and commuters as forecasters warned of more winter misery later in the week.

California educator gets 10 years for sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:01
(Reuters) - A California educator who resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. The former teacher, Andrea Michelle Cardosa, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of lewd acts with a child in a deal that spared her from a possible life sentence, said Riverside County District Attorney's Office spokesman John Hall. The case grew out of a video posted on YouTube last February in which a woman confronted Cardosa, accused her of abuse, and said she had ruined her childhood. In the video, Cardosa expresses regret and says the abuse was not anything she had intended.

VIDEO: Wild LA car chase ends in officer-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:52

 Wild LA car chase ends in officer-involved shootingAn armed stolen vehicle suspect was shot by police after trying to flee on foot and carjack at least two motorists on the 60 Freeway in Montebello Monday.

Digital detectives share their online tricks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:46

Digital detectives share their online tricksWe post on social media every day and for some, multiple times a day.

Vigil for Millersville University student, boyfriend now charged with homicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:39

Vigil for Millersville University student, boyfriend now charged with homicideThrough tears and sadness, more than 200 students and staff members mourned the loss of freshman Karlie Hall, a business major at Millersville University who was found dead inside her dormitory room.

Fire damages three homes in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:35

Fire damages three homes in WilmingtonFire damaged three homes in Wilmington Monday night.

Ice causing dangerous conditions on the roads

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:32

Ice causing dangerous conditions on the roadsLight rain and dropping temperatures created more ice and slippery conditions Monday night.

Survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack dies at 100

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:20

Joseph LangdellYUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

Boyfriend charged with homicide in college student's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:19

Gregorio Orrostieta, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Lancaster County Prison. Orrostieta, 19, was arraigned Monday,Feb. 9, 2015, on an aggravated assault charge and jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail in the death of his girlfriend, Millersville University freshman Karlie Hall, 18. Orrostieta told officers he had shoved Hall, causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head on a chair, and then gave her a "back hand" to her face causing her to become unresponsive, an affidavit said. (AP Photo/Lancaster County Prison via, Pa. (AP) — The boyfriend of a college freshman found dead in her dorm room was charged Monday with homicide after an autopsy found she had been severely beaten and strangled, during a struggle in which a prosecutor said she "fought for her life."

Marine facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:31

In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, defense attorneys 1st Lt. Brittaney Bennett, left, and Haytham Faraj, right, escort Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, center, to his Article 32 hearing at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Prosecutors could have a difficult time proving the desertion case against Hassounm a U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq a decade ago, according to a military report. Hassoun's attorney cites the difficulty in producing witnesses in his request this week for another chance to dissuade the Marines from taking the case to trial. (AP Photo/The Jacksonville Daily News, John Althouse)CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon chose Monday to have his case decided by a military judge instead of a jury.

Last officer from Pearl Harbor battleship USS Arizona dies at 100

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:13

Olsen shares a light hearted moment with USS Arizona survivor Langdell during the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in HonoluluBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The last surviving officer of the USS Arizona, the ship that was bombed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died at 100 at a nursing facility in Northern California, his son said on Facebook. Joseph Langdell was a 27-year-old ensign who was sleeping in quarters on shore when bombs rained down on the Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, an attack that would draw the United States into the Second World War, according to a biography posted on a historical website honoring those who served aboard the ship. "Rushing outside, he witnessed the Arizona sink in just nine minutes," the website said. He and his wife Libby raised two sons, John Mark, a retired Navy Commander, and Ted, who posts regularly about his father on Facebook and co-wrote the biography on the USS Arizona website.

US Rep. Nunnelee remembered as public servant, family man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:05

Gov. Phil Bryant, center, and the rest of the pallbearers carry the casket of Rep. Alan Nunnelee following the funeral ceremony on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, Miss. More than 1,200 people packed the church to remember the third-term Republican congressman who died of a brain tumor Friday. He was 56. (AP Photo/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Thomas Wells)TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office.

Jury selection completed in West Tenn. armory shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:03
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the trial of a Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with attempting to kill four of his superiors inside an armory north of Memphis.