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Firefighters find black box on still-burning ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:25

Norman Atlantic ferry captain Argilio Giacomazzi talks with journalists outside his home in Campiglia, near La Spezia, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. The Italian captain of the Italian-made ferry, which was operated by a Greek company, was questioned in the southern port of Bari by prosecutors for more than five hours Wednesday. Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts Wednesday to tow the fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ship for more possible dead. (AP Photo/Ansa/Riccardo Dalle Luche)BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Wearing gas masks against the smoke, Italian firefighters and investigators boarded the charred Norman Atlantic ferry on Friday and retrieved a data recorder they hope will help them discover what caused a deadly blaze.


Man, 70, injured in Southwest Philadelphia rowhome fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:10

3 injured in Southwest Philadelphia rowhome fireAuthorities say a 70-year-old man was injured in a fast-moving rowhome fire in Southwest Philadelphia.


Arrest made in fatal pedestrian accident in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 11:07

Arrest made in fatal pedestrian accident in CamdenAuthorities have made an arrest in a fatal pedestrian accident in Camden.


Immigrants seek California driver licenses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:53

Miguel Ayala waits with his son Jesus with other immigrants to register for a drivers license at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office in Stanton, Calif., Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Hundreds of people packed into state offices and waited on hours-long lines Friday as California began issuing driver’s licenses to the nation’s largest population of immigrants in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)STANTON, Calif. (AP) — Mexican immigrant Jesus Moreno emerged smiling from a California Department of Motor Vehicles office on Friday with official permission to do something he's been doing here for more than a decade: driving.


US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:33

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) — Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defense industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the U.S. insisted that North Korea was to blame.


Ready to shiver? Arctic air to put America on ice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:31

Winter weather - roadsWASHINGTON (AP) — Much of America is about to get the Arctic shivers.


Arizona: Tucson schools violate ethnic studies ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:28
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The head of Arizona public schools says the Tucson Unified School District is violating a state ban on ethnic studies and risks losing state funding.

Man stuck for hour on a Las Vegas zip line rescued

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Canadian tourist stuck dangling from a Las Vegas zip line about 80 feet above a street for nearly an hour is back on solid ground after being rescued by firefighters.

APNewsBreak: Suicide watch ignored, NY inmate dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:13

This Nov. 19, 2014, photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision shows Fabian Cruz, a mentally ill inmate, whose body was discovered Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in a Rikers Island jail cell and was pronounced dead by a jail doctor. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision)NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill inmate who hanged himself on New Year's Day in a Rikers Island jail cell was supposed to be placed on suicide watch, but it wasn't implemented, two city officials told The Associated Press on Friday.


Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:31

This photo provided by the Clatsop County Sheriff's office and taken in Astoria, Ore., shows Dorothy Wing, the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died Dec. 20, 2014, at a Seaside, Ore., home that has been accused and jailed in her death. After a grand jury indictment, officers arrested 24-year-old Wing Dec. 31, 2014, on charges of murder by abuse, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment. (AP Photo/Clatsop County Sheriff)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died last month at a coastal Oregon home has been indicted and jailed in connection with the girl's death.


AirAsia boss applies deft touch in crash response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:28

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes walks upon arrival to visit the command center of the search operation for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 at the airport in Pangkalan Bun. From the highly visible compassion shown by Fernandes to details such as changing the airline’s bright red logo to a somber gray online, experts say the Malaysia-based budget carrier’s initial response to the tragedy is a textbook example of how to communicate in a crisis. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — If AirAsia bounces back from its first fatal disaster, much of the credit will go to its effusive founder Tony Fernandes and a well-oiled communications machine.


Toll hike goes in effect on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:27

Toll hike goes in effect on Pa. TurnpikeGet ready to pay more to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a five percent toll hike will take effect starting this weekend.


Woman whose labor started on plane welcomes son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:26

In this Jan. 1, 2015, photo Allison and Zach Peery check on their new son, Karl William Peery, in the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Allison Peery went into labor on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, while flying from California to Wisconsin on a Delta Air Lines flight, leading the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Geoff Liesik) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is starting the new year a little differently than she expected after she went into labor on an airplane more than two months before her baby's due date.


Girlfriend of Wal-Mart police shooting victim dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:18
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart has been killed in a car crash.

Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:15

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2010 file photo, country music stars Brad Paisley, right, and Little Jimmy Dickens perform "Will the Circle be Unbroken?" as the opening song as the curtain goes up in the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville, Tenn. Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. Dickens, 94, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FileNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94.


Family of Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:14

Susan Hunt, mother of Darrien Hunt, cries during a press conference Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The family of Hunt, a Utah man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword filed a lawsuit Friday against the officers and the city that employs them. The federal civil rights lawsuit contends that 22-year-old Hunt wasn't a threat and was fatally shot after he tripped while running from two Saratoga Springs officers. His family has said Hunt was treated differently because of his race. Hunt was black. The two officers are white. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a young Utah man killed by police while wielding a samurai sword filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday against the officers and the city that employs them.


Flagstaff officer killed on duty laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:05

The family of fallen officer Tyler Stewart follows his coffin into Christ's Church of Flagstaff, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Hundreds gathered Friday for a funeral service honoring Stewart, a Flagstaff police officer fatally shot by a domestic violence suspect. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Friday for a funeral service honoring a Flagstaff police officer who was killed by a domestic violence suspect.


DA: Student run over by cop car was 'impaired'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:47
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor says a college student who died after being run over by a police cruiser on Cape Cod was high on alcohol and drugs.

New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:44

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) — For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.


Idaho gay marriage fight appealed to Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:33
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's governor and attorney general have filed separate petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against gay marriage and arguing that the state's case has national consequences.