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Colorado woman killed in avalanche studied snow science

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:08
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Friends of the 23-year-old Colorado woman who died after an avalanche swept her into some trees say she loved skiing and was educated about slide dangers.

Video: Police restrained teen after shooting her brother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:52
CLEVELAND (AP) — A video released by the city of Cleveland shows a police officer pushing a 14-year-old girl to the ground and handcuffing her with the help of another officer soon after a third officer fatally shot her younger brother.

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:42

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highwayA western Pennsylvania motorist and a Kentucky trucker were identified as those who died in an 18-vehicle crash caused by a snow squall that left drivers with little visibility on Interstate 80, authorities said Thursday.


Worker presumed dead after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:38

Worker presumed dead after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol TownshipAuthorities say a worker is presumed to have been killed when a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township overnight.


Man pleads guilty in grave digging in search of 'real will'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:35
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of helping a woman ransack her father's grave in search of his "real will" pleaded guilty in a plot a prosecutor described as "something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story."

French hunt for 2 in attack on paper; Paris mourns victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:11

France hunts for 2 suspects; Nation mourns their victimsWith tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.


Mother released on $250K bail, had fled with child in 2004

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:10
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who turned herself in to authorities a decade after fleeing with her 8-year-old daughter in a custody case has been released from jail on $250,000 cash bail.

Supreme Court to meet again to decide on hearing gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:04

Revelers gather at Castro St. in San Francisco, after the United States Supreme Court delivered rulings on Proposition 8 and the federal DOMABy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who opted in October not to take up the issue of state bans on gay marriage, are set to meet behind closed doors on Friday to consider once again whether to hear any cases on the contentious issue. The court has five cases pending concerning same-sex marriage prohibitions in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Louisiana. The legal issue is whether the state bans violate the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. ...


Attempts to rescue dog stranded on icy New York river fail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 22:57
GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters in New York were unsuccessful in their attempts to rescue a dog that got stranded on the ice of the Mohawk River near Schenectady.

Local cartoonist reacts to Paris newspaper shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 22:46

Local cartoonist reacts to Paris newspaper shootingSigne Wilkinson, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist for the Philadelphia Daily News, responded to news of the deadly shooting at a Paris newspaper.


Multi-alarm blaze destroys home in Kennett Square, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 22:09

Multi-alarm blaze destroys home in Kennett Square, Pa.A multi-alarm fire has destroyed a home in Chester County.


Documents: Girl, 15, who shot brother, 16, suffered abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:52

Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Lake City, Fla. about two Columbia County girls accused of killing their brother. Columbia County State Attorney Jeff Seigmeister, right, also spoke. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, The Gainesville Sun)WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — After suffering years of abuse at home, a 15-year-old girl broke into her parents' locked room through a window, took their gun while they were away and shot her 16-year-old brother to death, authorities said.


Worker reportedly trapped after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:49

Worker presumed dead after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol TownshipK-9 units and fire rescue teams are on the scene searching the rubble. The Bristol Township fire marshal said the worker's family has been called and briefed on the situation.


Delaware man's Christmas gift to 5 homeless people thwarted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:49
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man says he's devastated after a luxury hotel thwarted his plan to give five homeless people a warm bed and a hot shower on Christmas night.

NStar agrees to return almost $45M to customers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:14
BOSTON (AP) — Electric and natural gas utility NStar has agreed to refund its customers almost $45 million for overcharges on capital improvements, pension expenses, and energy efficiency programs.

Girl Dead After Being Tossed From Florida Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:00
A girl has died after being tossed over the side of a bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida, police said.

Brewery seeks to end uproar over Gandhi beer name, label

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 20:37
WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut brewery that drew condemnation in the U.S. and India for its beer that carries the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi says it's received threats and is seeking a way to end the uproar.

Worker trapped after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 20:26

Worker reportedly trapped after silo collapses at industrial site in Bristol TownshipK-9 units and fire rescue teams are on the scene searching the rubble. The Bristol Township fire marshal said the worker's family has been called and briefed on the situation.


MIT receives $118M gift from alumnus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 20:22
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a $118 million gift from an alumnus to advance socially responsible and sustainable real estate, with a focus on China.

Sony case statements could cause bind, depending on evidence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 20:10

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey listens to a question from a reporter during a media conference in San Francisco. The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration's effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea's government was responsible for the brazen hacking. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University, FBI Director Comey revealed that the hackers "got sloppy" and mistakenly sent messages directly that could be traced to IP addresses used exclusively by North Korea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's extraordinary decision to point fingers at North Korea over the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. could lead to a courtroom spectacle in the event charges are ultimately filed against someone without ties to the isolated country, such as a disgruntled employee or an unrelated hacker.