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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.

3 shot during birthday party in Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:40

3 shot during birthday party in NicetownPhiladelphia police say gunfire broke out during a birthday party in the city's Nicetown section.


Judge could rule in dispute over MLK Bible and Nobel medal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:36
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible hasn't gone on regular display since President Barack Obama used it while taking his second oath of office two years ago. The public hasn't seen the slain civil rights icon's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal in recent years, either.

Pings detected as searchers hone in on AirAsia black boxes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:19

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.


North Dakota county feels Bakken boom ebb away as oil falls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:14

An oil drilling rig near a home outside WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder CROSBY, N.D. (Reuters) - Just over a decade ago, this sleepy farming community on the fringe of North Dakota's Bakken shale formation hosted the state's first horizontal oil well to be hydraulically fractured, or fracked, helping set in motion an economic revolution that shook the world. Today, Divide County may be another vanguard for the state, this time ominous, as the first to feel the full effect of a collapse in prices that has lopped more than 50 percent off the price of oil since the summer. ...


Producer, indie film champion Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:02

FILE - In this April 22, 1959, file photo, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., poses outside the main gate at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, died died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from congestive heart failure, his son told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died. He was 88.


Christie may reach for reset button in New Jersey state of state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:34

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (R) applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New JerseyBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance next week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises.     On Tuesday, Christie will deliver his state of the state address, potentially the biggest speech he'll make before announcing his presidential intentions, a decision that could come by the end of the month. ...


Illinois inauguration raises questions of corporate influence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:33

Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner talks to media after meeting with Obama and other gov-elects at the White HouseBy Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner campaigned as a reformer of the state's often corrupt politics. But watchdog groups say activities surrounding his inauguration Monday are among the priciest of any incoming governor and take advantage of a loophole in campaign finance that allows wealthy special interests to gain access to those who hold political power. These groups say Rauner's inauguration festival -with a total tab estimated to reach $10 million - is emblematic of a trend in other states. ...


U.S. Supreme Court to weigh new religious rights case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:31

Actors perform during a nativity scene procession in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will take up a new religious rights case when it considers whether a town in Arizona discriminated against a local church by forcing it to remove signs notifying the public of its worship services. The nine justices are set to hear a one-hour argument in an appeal filed by the Good News Community Church, which objected to its treatment by town officials in Gilbert, Arizona. The church says its free speech rights, protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, were violated. ...


Chris Christie will attend Sunday's Cowboys game

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:26

Chris Christie will attend Sunday's Cowboys gameGov. Chris Christie will be attending Sunday's Dallas Cowboys game in Wisconsin - and paying for it on his own dime.


Prosecutor: Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:04

 Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shootingThe shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, a prosecutor said Sunday.


Novelist Robert Stone, known for 'Dog Soldiers' dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:49

This Nov. 7, 2013 photo shows American novelist Robert Stone during an interview in New York to promote his latest book "Death of the Black-Haired Girl." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as "A Flag for Sunrise" and "Dog Soldiers," died Saturday at age 77.


Jackpots grow for Powerball, Mega Millions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:31

Jackpots grow for Powerball, Mega MillionsTwin jackpots, together worth $422 million, are still up for grabs.


Pa. man working on friend's chimney dies in fall from roof

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:07

Pa. man working on friend's chimney dies in fall from roofAuthorities say a 47-year-old Pennsylvania man has plunged to his death after falling from a roof while trying to repair a chimney.


Video: Paris grocery gunman claims allegiance to ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 20:02

 Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shootingA video emerged Sunday purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and defending the attacks on the satirical newspaper and the Jewish store.