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NJ man sentenced for molesting girl, taking improper photos

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 03:38

NJ man sentenced for molesting girl, taking improper photosA southern New Jersey man who molested a teenage girl and took sexually explicit photos of her while she slept has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison.


Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 03:33

This undated product image provided courtesy General Motors shows the Buick Cascada convertible, which will be unveiled Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 in Detroit. Automakers are rolling out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items thanks to juicy stock market returns. (AP Photo/General Motors)DETROIT (AP) — Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair.


Police: 5 guns found in car of Idaho shooting-spree suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 03:08
Investigators found five guns and a laptop computer in the vehicle of a man suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree, a police chief said Sunday, but they hadn't yet uncovered any motive for the rampage.

Florida fugitive in custody after 37 years

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 02:11
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man who failed to surrender himself for a 10-month prison sentence nearly four decades ago has been arrested in Mexico and will be arraigned in a U.S. federal court this week. Robert Woodring was taken into custody in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in an operation involving authorities from the United States and Mexico, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida said in a statement. He failed to surrender in September 1977 for removing a yacht to keep it from being seized by authorities. ...

Winter lobsters could bolster fishery during shrimp shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 02:10

FILE - In this July 29, 2014 file photo, Brandon Demmons sends a lobster trap overboard at dawn off of Monhegan Island, more than 12 miles off the coast of Maine. A two-year shutdown of the Maine shrimp season is keeping many lobstermen at sea deeper into the winter than typical, a trend some say could result in lower prices at lobster pounds. Many Maine lobstermen use the shrimp season as a source of winter income while lobsters are in lower demand and harder to catch. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fresh-caught Maine lobster might be a little more affordable this winter because the continued shutdown of the state's shrimp season is keeping some lobstermen at sea deeper into the winter than usual.


Police: Woman finds boyfriend, 2 others murdered in Mayfair

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

 Woman finds boyfriend, 2 others murdered in MayfairPhiladelphia police say three men were shot execution style in the Mayfair section of the city.


Deal may end long dispute over contaminated land

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:42
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California water district that is the country's largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.

Clifton Heights car wash fire under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:29

Clifton Heights car wash fire under investigationOfficials are investigating a fire at a car wash in Delaware County.


Searchers hone in on black boxes from AirAsia plane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:26

Searchers hone in on black boxes from AirAsia planeWhile Indonesia's navy said divers had not yet found the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea two weeks ago, searchers on Sunday honed in on intense pings detected amid a growing belief that the devices will soon be recovered.


World leaders converge on Paris, with crowd of thousands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:24

World leaders converge on Paris, with crowd of thousandsLeaders from dozens of countries have arrived at the French presidential palace in an extraordinary display of global unity, while tens of thousands of people crammed into Paris' Republique square to honor the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed.


With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:11

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2015 file photo, gas prices were under two dollars a gallon are seen at a service station in Leonia, N.J. A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, and cheaper gas at the pump, raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.


All lanes reopen on Interstate 94 in Michigan after pileup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:09
GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) — All lanes of Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan reopened early Sunday, two days after a 193-vehicle pileup on the snowy highway, authorities said.

Camel tramples two people to death in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:05
(Reuters) - A male camel in rut trampled two people to death at the Camel Kisses farm in north Texas, KFDX television station reported on Sunday. A man had entered a pen holding a male and two female camels at the farm near Wichita Falls on Saturday, KFDX said. The male then charged the man, named as Mark Mere, 53. The farm's owner, Peggye McNair, 72, tried to close the gate to the pen but was also stomped, the Wichita County Sheriff's Office told the television station. ...

Police: 3 murdered execution style in Mayfair home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:59

 Woman finds boyfriend, 2 others murdered in MayfairPhiladelphia police are investigating a triple murder in Mayfair.


Idea for gas terminal off East Coast rankles fracking foes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:28

In this Jan. 8, 2015 photo, an environmentalist concerned about global warming wears a statement t-shirt at a public hearing in Eatontown, N.J. on a proposed offshore terminal for imports of liquefied natural gas. Liberty Natural Gas wants to build the facility off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Business and labor groups support the plan, but environmentalists oppose it, saying it is really a plan to facilitate exports of natural gas obtained by hydraulic fracturing, a technique they oppose. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — All that would peek above the ocean waves off New York and New Jersey would be two small buoys tethered to underwater pipes. But they're already casting a large shadow, with potential effects on the economy of the New York metropolitan area, the marine environment, and even America's future as a net importer or exporter of energy.


Project aims to honor Civil War dead with 620,000 trees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:26
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — From Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia to Pennsylvania's Gettysburg, an ambitious memorial is slowly sinking roots: the planting of 620,000 trees representing the Civil War's human toll.

Kerry urges rapid growth in US-India trade, commercial ties

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:22

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second from left, at the Vibrant Gujarat summit in Gandhinagar, India, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Kerry is in India to attend an international investment conference and push trade ties with the giant South Asian nation ahead of visit by President Barack Obama later this month. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called for a rapid expansion of U.S.-India trade and commercial ties as he attended an international investment conference ahead of visit by President Barack Obama later this month.


3 men found shot dead in northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say three men have been found shot to death in a home in northeast Philadelphia.

Father charged after Delaware children found safe, mother still missing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:52

Father charged after Delaware children found safe, mother still missingThe father of two Delaware children who went missing prompting an the activation of an Amber Alert has been charged as the search for their mother continues.


Florida fugitive arrested in Mexico after 37 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:47
MIAMI (AP) — A former South Florida man has been arrested in Mexico 37 years after failing to surrender for a 10-month prison sentence.