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Washington school shooter's texts turned dark

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:50
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A detective investigating the high school shooting in Washington state that left five teens dead says in court papers that the young shooter's texts turned dark the week before he opened fire, with references to his funeral and the message: "Bang bang I'm dead."

Washington school shooter's texts turned dark

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:50
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A detective investigating the high school shooting in Washington state that left five teens dead says in court papers that the young shooter's texts turned dark the week before he opened fire, with references to his funeral and the message: "Bang bang I'm dead."

Minivans do poorly in new crash tests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:30

This photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows a small overlap frontal crash test of the 2014 Nissan Quest. The IIHS says the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan all earned the lowest rating on the small overlap front crash test. In each of those tests, the crash caused the minivan’s structure to collapse. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)DETROIT (AP) — The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.


Entertainment icon Mike Nichols has died at age 83

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:09

Entertainment icon Mike Nichols has died at age 83Mike Nichols, the entertainment icon and husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 83.


Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 22:04

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official. ...


Funeral set for sister of 'Mockingbird' author

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:50
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Funeral services are set for attorney and church leader Alice Finch Lee, the sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.

Feds investigating drone sightings at NYC airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:42
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City's Kennedy Airport this week.

PHOTOS: Massive snowfall in Buffalo and upstate New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:41

 Massive snowfall in Buffalo and upstate New YorkIncredible photos and videos of the massive snowfall in Buffalo and Upstate New York from people posting on social media.


PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Incredible snow in Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:36

 Massive snowfall in Buffalo and upstate New YorkIncredible photos and videos of the massive snowfall in Buffalo and Upstate New York from people posting on social media.


Up to 5 feet of snow in Buffalo; 3 more feet possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:35

Up to 5 feet of snow in Buffalo; 3 more feet possibleA new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day on Thursday, piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done.


Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at Princeton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:53
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — It was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory.

Tribal police make arrest in casino chips theft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:31
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tribal police in Connecticut have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape.

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:16

FILE- This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.


Arizona sues General Motors, says it hid safety defects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:59

Arizona Attorney General Horne speaks about weapons and drugs seized from Sinaloa cartel during "Operation Pipeline Express" at a news conference in Phoenix(Reuters) - Arizona State filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co , claiming the carmaker put the public at risk by concealing safety defects to avoid the cost of recalls.


Judge allows Port Authority toll increase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists will soon pay more to use the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's bridges and tunnels.

Two armed men rob gas station on camera in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:32

Two armed men rob gas station on camera in BensalemTwo robbers held up a gas station on Street Road in Bensalem, and it was all caught on camera.


Baggage handlers to strike at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:51

Baggage handlers to strike at Philadelphia International AirportAirplane passengers traveling through Philadelphia International Airport Thursday will have to add extra time to their journey.


Officer injured in 3-vehicle crash in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:34

Officer injured in 3-vehicle crash in GermantownA Philadelphia police officer was injured in a three-vehicle crash in the city's Germantown section early Thursday morning.


3 wounded, gunman killed in shooting at Florida State University library

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:34

3 wounded, gunman killed in shooting at Florida State University libraryFlorida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three others wounded.


Colorado man accused of wife's murder marked spot with X on map

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:29
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a cliff had a map with an "X" marking the spot where she fell to her death, unsealed court records show. Harold Henthorn, 58, was indicted this month for first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Toni Henthorn, who plunged 120 feet (37 meters) to her death at Rocky Mountain National Park in Sept. 2012. He pleaded not guilty last week. The existence of the map was disclosed in an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed on Wednesday, a copy of which was published online by Denver TV station KCNC. ...