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About the marine mammal calculations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:21
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Associated Press calculated annual survival rates and life expectancy averages for four species of marine mammals at more than 170 parks and aquariums in the United States. The species — killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions and beluga whales — are among the most popular marine mammals kept in captivity at U.S facilities.

California wildfire grows, makes runs overnight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:20
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A stubborn wildfire in rural Northern California's Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation those living in 200 others, but so far is not posing a threat to its world famous vineyards.

Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:00

This is the Weather Underground U.S. national forecast for Friday, July 4, 2014, Hurricane Arthur will be off the coast of North Carolina, producing showers and thunderstorms from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the Gulf Coast. The Great Lakes and West Coast will be mainly dry. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur gained strength in the Atlantic on Thursday and threatened to strike near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.


Auctioneer: Rachel Mellon sales could bring $100M

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:58

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 1964, file photo, philanthropist Paul Mellon, of Virginia, his wife, Rachel Bunny Mellon, left, and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd appear at a preview of the Mellon’s collection of English Art at the Royal Academy in London. Sotheby's, which is auctioning some 2,000 objects from Mellon's estate this fall, estimates the paintings, jewelry, furniture and decorative objects could bring over $100 million. Mellon died March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Property from the estate of noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune Rachel "Bunny" Mellon is going on the auction block this fall.


Ohio conjoined brothers marking a milestone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:55
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio brothers hoping to be recognized later this year as the world's oldest conjoined twins plan to celebrate this week as they hit a milestone they've been looking forward to for years.

2 injured near New Castle County shopping center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:47

2 injured near New Castle County shopping centerTwo people are hospitalized after an accident near a New Castle County shopping center.


Detective: Man said he killed 2, put in suitcases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:45
ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — A detective in Wisconsin says a former police officer told him that he killed two women during rough sex and then put their bodies in suitcases that he hid for months before dumping them in rural Wisconsin.

Dems to visit Philly as potential 2016 convention site

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:29

Dems to visit Philly as potential 2016 convention siteDemocrats are planning to visit six cities this summer that are in the running to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


Court backs pension for officer accused of torture

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:28

FILE - In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building for his obstruction of justice and perjury trial in Chicago. Burge was convicted in 2010 and is now imprisoned of lying about the torture of suspects decades ago. On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Lisa Madigan can't challenge a police pension board vote preserving pension payments to the former Chicago police commander. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — An imprisoned former Chicago police commander accused of overseeing the torture of suspects will keep his $3,000-a-month pension following a ruling Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court.


Lightning strike may have caused Voorhees blaze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:04

Lightning strike may have caused Voorhees blazeOfficials are investigating if a lightning strike caused an apartment fire in Voorhees, New Jersey Thursday night.


High court upholds pension in Chicago torture case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:00

FILE - In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building for his obstruction of justice and perjury trial in Chicago. Burge was convicted in 2010 and is now imprisoned of lying about the torture of suspects decades ago. On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Lisa Madigan can't challenge a police pension board vote preserving pension payments to the former Chicago police commander. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — An imprisoned former Chicago police commander accused of overseeing the torture of suspects will keep his $3,000-a-month pension following a ruling Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court.


Lightning possibly to blame for Edgewater Park fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:00

Lightning possibly to blame for Edgewater Park fireOfficials believe a lightning strike was to blame for a house fire in Edgewater Park, Burlington County.


Man struck by lightning in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:59

Man struck by lightning in LanghorneBucks County authorities say a man has been hospitalized after he was struck by lightning in Langhorne.


Seinfeld borrows Pennsylvania man's rare Jaguar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:54

Seinfeld borrows Pennsylvania man's rare JaguarA western Pennsylvania man says Jerry Seinfeld left him a nice "thank you" note after borrowing the man's rare car for the comedian's latest episode of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."


U.S. service sector growth slows slightly in June: ISM survey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:42

A waiter serves green champagne during a St Patrick's Day reception at the White HouseThe pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed slightly in June as business activity decelerated, even as new orders and employment growth sped up, according to an industry report released on Thursday. The Institute for Supply Management said its services index ticked down to 56.0 last month from 56.3 in May, which was a nine-month high. The reading fell shy of economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey. Non-manufacturing business activity slipped to 57.5 in June from 62.1 in May, but the new orders index rose to 61.2, the highest since January 2011, from 60.5 in May. Employment rose to 54.4, a five-month high, from 52.4.


Drought won't stop fireworks in dry western states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:38
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.

Plane hits passenger bridge at airport; none hurt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:31
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Frontier Airlines plane approaching the terminal at Cleveland's main airport struck the bridge that passengers use to board and exit aircraft. No injuries have been reported.

Censorship claims as Google cuts search results

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:29
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google's removal of some search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship.

Walgreens, diabetic employee reach $180K deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:19
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar.

Maine ear biter cleared of assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:13
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who bit off a portion of another man's ear during a fight has been acquitted of assault charges.