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US says NKorea sanctions step 1 in Sony response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:40

In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is imposing sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the sanctions. Although the U.S. has already sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear program, these are the first sanctions punishing Pyongyang for alleged cyberattacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may be little else the U.S. can do to further isolate a country that already has few friends in the world.


US says NKorea sanctions step 1 in Sony response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:40

In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is imposing sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the sanctions. Although the U.S. has already sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear program, these are the first sanctions punishing Pyongyang for alleged cyberattacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may be little else the U.S. can do to further isolate a country that already has few friends in the world.


Guide for healthy eating may consider environment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:38

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla. Dietary guidelines released by the government every five years lay out recommendations for healthy eating. Next year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too. The idea of looking at how food is grown _ not just how it is eaten _ has already provoked outrage from the agriculture and food industries and even Congress. They say an environmental agenda doesn't belong in what has always been practical guidelines for a healthful lifestyle. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too.


Guide for healthy eating may consider environment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:38

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in O'Brien, Fla. Dietary guidelines released by the government every five years lay out recommendations for healthy eating. Next year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too. The idea of looking at how food is grown _ not just how it is eaten _ has already provoked outrage from the agriculture and food industries and even Congress. They say an environmental agenda doesn't belong in what has always been practical guidelines for a healthful lifestyle. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too.


2 fetuses found dead along San Diego County road

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:13
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two well-developed human fetuses, apparently twins, were found dead along a road near a San Diego County church.

2 fetuses found dead along San Diego County road

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 16:13
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two well-developed human fetuses, apparently twins, were found dead along a road near a San Diego County church.

Commissioner urges respect at NYC officer's wake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 15:31

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, photo, the American and New York state and city flags fly at half-staff outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. As thousands of mourners prepare to attend the wake and funeral of a second New York City police officer killed in an ambush shooting, police Commissioner William Bratton is urging the rank-and-file to refrain from making political statements. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is urging his employees who attend a slain officer's wake and funeral to refrain from making political statements.


Man kills his wife and 2 grown children, then self

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 13:44
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A man reportedly facing family and other problems shot and killed his wife and two grown children before taking his life at a Northern California home on New Year's Day, police and a relative said Friday.

Avian flu found in SE Wash. backyard flock

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 13:04
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Avian influenza has been found in a backyard poultry flock in southeast Washington after previously showing up in wild birds in the northwest part of the state, but there is no immediate public health concern, state officials said Friday.

Massachusetts mother sentenced for slitting kid's throats, burning home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:52
(Reuters) - A mother who turned up at a Massachusetts police station covered in blood and lighter fluid in 2012 was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison on Friday for slitting her two children's throats and setting their home ablaze, authorities said. The Essex District Attorney's Office said that on Mar. 18, 2012 Tanicia Goodwin, 27, of Salem cut the throats of her 8-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, doused them in lighter fluid, then set their apartment on fire. ...

Eagles announce more front office changes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:44

Eagles announce more front office changesEagles CEO Jeff Lurie announced more changes to the team's front office - with Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman's roles redefined.


3 injured in state-trooper involved crash in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:40

3 injured in state-trooper involved crash in NJTwo state troopers and a civilian were injured in a three vehicle crash in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey.


Surveillance video released in deadly Holmesburg hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:28

Surveillance video released in deadly Holmesburg hit-and-runPhiladelphia police released surveillance video they hope will help them catch the hit-and-run driver that struck and killed a woman in Holmesburg.


Four dead in Kentucky plane crash, girl, 7, survives: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:13
(Reuters) - A small plane crashed in Kentucky late Friday, killing the pilot and three other passengers, while a seven-year-old girl apparently survived and wandered from the wreckage to find help, state police said. The plane went down in a heavily wooded area of Lyon County, about 115 miles northwest of Nashville, Kentucky State Police said. Authorities received a 911 call from a resident in the area who said a 7-year-old girl "had walked to his home reporting that she had been involved in a plane crash," state police said in a statement posted on Facebook. ...

Sheriff to take over probe of police shooting death of Cleveland boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:06

A mourner reads the obituary from the program during the funeral service for Tamir Rice in Cleveland, OhioBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland has transferred its investigation into the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy to the Cuyahoga County sheriff's department, city officials said on Friday. Cleveland police shot and killed Tamir Rice at a park in November while he was carrying a replica gun that typically shoots plastic pellets. Police, who were responding to a 911 call that a man was pointing a gun at people, shot Rice within seconds of arriving at the scene. ...


Unauthorized immigrants line up for California driver's licenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:06
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of immigrants lined up to apply for driver's licenses in California under a law that went into effect on Friday, making the most populous U.S. state the latest to expand the privilege to people in the country illegally. To handle the crush of new applicants, the Department of Motor Vehicles created special processing centers at four former businesses: a grocery store, a large dry cleaner, a movie theater and a restaurant. As of 3 p.m. ...

California citrus survives cold temperatures

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:47
EXETER, Calif. (AP) — Citrus growers in California's San Joaquin Valley say their crops survived the freezing temperatures of the last three days.

Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:42

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, second from left, celebrates with his father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, and his mother, Matilda, left, after defeating Republican challenger Rob Astorino, at Democratic election headquarters in New York. Andrew Cuomo is the first New York Democratic governor since his father to win re-election. Cuomo died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, the day his son Andrew started his second term as governor, the New York governor's office confirmed. He was 82. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat.


Police: 4 killed in Kentucky plane crash; 7-year-old girl survives, reports crash to resident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:34
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police: 4 killed in Kentucky plane crash; 7-year-old girl survives, reports crash to resident.

Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:31

This Dec. 30, 2014 image released by Ad Purkh Kaur, the wife of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, shows Hari Simran Singh Khalsa in the last selfie he took of himself before going missing while hiking in rugged mountain terrain near the town of Tepoztlan, Mexico. A large search began on the day the 25-year-old northern Virginia man went missing after he went on a day hike wearing only a T-shirt and shorts and carrying little food and water. Ad Purkh Kaur last heard from her husband that afternoon in a text message saying he'd accidentally summited another mountain and would be later than expected. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Ad Purkh Kaur)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.