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AccuWeather: Two Nice Days Ahead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:11

 Two Nice Days AheadMeteorologist David Murphy says more clouds and spotty showers arrive on Friday.


Police: 2 arrested in death of dismembered woman in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:09
DETROIT (AP) — Two men face charges after the dismembered and burned body of a 20-year-old woman was found in a stolen van on Detroit's west side.

Correction: Hawaiian Artifacts story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:09

 Cleopatra's Barge in Hawaii," shows a vegetal ivory finger ring found in the wreckage of a ship belonging to King Kamehameha II, aka Liholiho, the second king of Hawaii, which sunk off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii in 1824. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Hugh Talman)LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — In a story April 9 about Hawaiian artifacts retrieved from a sunken royal yacht, The Associated Press reported erroneously when field work was completed. The project ended in 2000, not 2001 as the AP was originally told by Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser who worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to bring up the artifacts from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II. Paul F. Johnston, Ph.D., Curator of Maritime History at the National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution, says the work was completed in 2000.


Ohio mom charged in tot's starvation death pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:07
CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who weighed 13 pounds when she died of starvation and blunt-force injury has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to murder charges.

Minimum wage protests underway in Philadelphia, other US cities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:04

Minimum wage protests underway in Philadelphia, other US citiesA nationwide call for action for a higher minimum wage got underway Wednesday, and the push included rallies in the Delaware Valley.


Ex-New Orleans mayor seeks corruption conviction reversal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Public defenders for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin have told a federal appeals court that Nagin's convictions on 20 counts involving corruption during his two terms as mayor should be thrown out.

'Animal House' frat to appeal Dartmouth branding sanction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:50
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" and was recently accused of branding new members is appealing a decision to withdraw its recognition as a student organization.

$115,000 reward offered in unsolved '08 Times Square bombing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Several persons of interest have been identified and are being pursued in the unsolved 2008 bombing at the Times Square military recruitment station, federal officials said Wednesday, but authorities are asking the public for help.

Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:44

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 shows the Nokia head offices in Espoo, Finland. Nokia says it is in advanced discussions to acquire the French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent. In a brief statement Tuesday, the Helsinki-based mobile technology concern said the two companies are in advanced negotiations "with respect to a potential full combination which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent." (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP, File) FINLAND OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros ($16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading global networks operator.


PennDOT changes I-676 closure plan for Thursday AM

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:43

PennDOT changes I-676 closure plan for Thursday AMPennDOT is starting work on a multi-year project to replace seven bridges over Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, but beware of some overnight closures this week.


Survivors, rescuers reunite 2 years after Boston bombings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:37

Survivors, rescuers reunite 2 years after Boston bombingsThe second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness.


Thick black smoke towers above tire fire in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:36

Tire fire causes tower of black smoke in Bucks CountyFirefighters are battling a smoky tire fire in Buckingham, Bucks County.


Doctor tied to Menendez remains jailed on Medicare charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:35
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez was sent back to jail for a second night Wednesday while his lawyers try to negotiate his bond over allegations of Medicare fraud.

Guam attorney general orders gay marriage to move forward

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:34

FILE - Loretta M. Pangelinan, 28, holds the application for a marriage license that she and her fiancee, Kathleen M. Aguero, 28, will turn in at the Office of Vital Statistics in the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services in this April 8, 2015 file photo. Guam on Wednesday April 15, 2015 became the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage after its attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications. (AP Photo/Grace O. Garces Bordallo, File)HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, putting the island on course to be the first U.S. territory to allow gay nuptials.


Set of all-girl quintuplets born at Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:33
(Reuters) - A Houston woman gave birth to five girls in four minutes by cesarean section last week and all are doing well, a Texas hospital said. All were within the appropriate weight for that gestational age and currently require only a modest support for their breathing, The Woman's Hospital of Texas said on Tuesday in a statement. Danielle Busby and her husband, Adam Busby, named the girls Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige. One girl weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces at birth, three weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces and one weighed 2 pounds, Adam Busby said on the blog.

Suspected tornado picks up Jeep with occupants in Oregon parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:28
(Reuters) - A rare suspected tornado in Oregon swept across a parking lot at a community college in the city of Eugene, lifting up a Jeep with two people inside and damaging three other vehicles, officials said on Wednesday. Oregon gets only a handful of tornadoes each year, and they are usually weak, said National Weather Service meteorologist Liana Ramirez. No one was injured from the suspected tornado on Tuesday afternoon at Lane Community College in Eugene, about 100 miles (161 km) south of Portland, officials said. The Jeep with the two people sitting inside was lifted about 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the ground before dropping back down, according to Joan Aschim, a spokeswoman for the college.

Crane tips on Monroe Twp., New Jersey road

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:28

Crane tips on Monroe Twp., New Jersey roadA crane partially tipped over on a road in Monroe Township, Gloucester County.


FBI increases reward for information about 2008 Times Square bombing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:24

FBI increases reward for information about 2008 Times Square bombingBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities on Wednesday announced an increased reward of $115,000 for information leading to the conviction of individuals responsible for the 2008 bombing in New York's Times Square. The FBI, which had offered a $65,000 reward in 2013, said it was actively pursuing several "persons of interest," and has identified the origin of the explosive device's components. "However, we're going to need more input and information from the general public if we're going to solve this case," Peter Tzitzis, an FBI special agent, told reporters. At a press conference on Wednesday, FBI and New York Police Department officials said they believed the person who planted the device was male and that the incident was not tied to any foreign organizations.


Taxi driver charged with attempted murder in Miami shootout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:20
MIAMI (AP) — A taxi driver is facing attempted murder charges after investigators say he fired an assault rifle at police officers during a shootout in Miami.

Ex-New Orleans mayor seeks corruption conviction reversal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Public defenders for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are telling an appeals court that Nagin's convictions on 20 counts involving corruption during his two terms as mayor should be thrown out.