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US judge to rule on release of woman linked to militants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 20:19

In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 courtroom sketch, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, center, appears in federal court in Chicago. Salkiceveic is accused with five other Bosnian immigrants of sending money and equipment to extremist groups in Syria. Salkiceveic appeared before Judge Jeffrey Cole who put off a decision until Tuesday about whether to allow Salkicevic out of jail to travel to St. Louis, where the case originated, rather than remain in custody and be transported by U.S. Marshals. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is expected to announce a ruling on whether to release a 34-year-old Illinois woman charged with aiding militant groups in Syria and Iraq.


Sony and Marvel team up for the future of Spider-Man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:41

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2004, file photo, a man looks at an advertisement for the "Spider-Man" movie in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sony and Marvel/Disney announced a deal late Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in which the next installment of Sony's $4 billion Spider-Man franchise will be co-produced by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige along with Sony's Amy Pascal for a July 28, 2017, release. But first, Spidey will appear in an unspecified Marvel film. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony and Marvel/Disney are finally bringing Spider-Man and the Avengers back together.


1 dead in fire that damaged 3 homes in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:31

1 dead in fire that damaged 3 homes in WilmingtonOfficials say one person has died in a fire that damaged three homes in Wilmington Monday night.


US Airways flight makes emergency landing at Houston airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:10
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a U.S. Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a Houston airport after a problem with its nose gear.

2 men critical after shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:10

2 men critical after shooting in Port RichmondPolice say two men were left in critical condition after a shooting in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section early Tuesday morning.


Tanker truck jackknifes on Blue Route in West Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:00

Tanker truck jackknifes on Blue Route in West ConshohockenA tanker truck jackknifed on the Blue Route in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania late Monday night.


US Airways flight from Philly makes emergency landing in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:51

US Airways flight from Philadelphia makes nose-down emergency landing in HoustonA U.S. Airways plane from Philadelphia was forced to make an emergency landing without its nose gear at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.


VIDEO: Philly plane's dramatic nose-down landing in Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:41

 Philly plane's dramatic nose-down landing in HoustonExclusive video from 6abc's sister station in Houston shows a U.S. Airways flight making a dramatic emergency landing in Houston.


PHOTOS: Plane from PHL makes emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:34

 Plane from PHL in dramatic emergency landingA U.S. Airways plane from Philadelphia was forced to make an emergency landing in Houston without its nose gear


Annie McCormick reports from Mobile 6 on icy roads

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:25

Annie McCormick reports from Mobile 6 on icy roadsAction News reporter Annie McCormick reports from Mobile 6 on the icy road conditions.


California warns against intentional measles exposures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:13

Measles poster is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los AngelesBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California health officials on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the state. In response to media inquiries about so-called measles parties, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said it did not have information on the parties or their frequency. "CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread," said department spokeswoman Anita Gore.


China fines Qualcomm record $975M in anti-monopoly case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:38

FILE - In this April 18, 2011 file photo, the corporate sign of Qualcomm Inc. is seen in front of its office in Santa Clara, Calif. China fined chipmaker Qualcomm 6 billion yuan ($975 million) in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies. San Diego-based Qualcomm abused its dominance in wireless technology to charge manufacturers "unfairly high" licensing fees, a Cabinet agency announced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. China is the world's biggest producer of mobile phones and other wireless devices, and Beijing has complained about the high cost of technology licenses. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)BEIJING (AP) — China fined chipmaker Qualcomm 6 billion yuan ($975 million) in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies.


Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:23

 Neutralize attackers once they’re inside networks rather than fixating on trying to keep them out. In South Korea, where government agencies and businesses have come under repeated attacks from hackers traced by Seoul to North Korea, several security firms have jumped on the growing global trend to develop systems that analyze activity to detect potentially suspicious patterns rather than scanning for known threats. Kwon said it has been tough to convince executives that it’s more effective to catch bad guys after they’ve infiltrated a network instead of trying to keep them out, which he believes is impossible anyway. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul.


California pledges changes in protecting underground water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:21

File - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. California is proposing broad changes in the way it protects underground water sources from oil and gas operations, after finding 2,500 instances in which the state authorized oil and gas operations in protected water aquifers. State oil and gas regulators on Monday, Feb. 9, released a plan they sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has proposed closing by October up to 140 oil-field wells that state regulators had allowed to inject into federally protected drinking water aquifers, state officials said.


Deadly crash involving Bruce Jenner: questions and answers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:13

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven other's were injured, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was in one of the cars involved in the four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., that killed a woman, Los Angeles County authorities said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's officials on Monday dug deeper into a weekend chain-reaction crash on Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway that involved Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner and left one woman dead.


15 vehicles involved in New Jersey pileup; 1 person dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:50

The scene of a multi-vehicle accident that closed the New Jersey Turnpike Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, near Cranbury, N.J. A highway pileup involving 15 or more vehicles including box trucks, tractor-trailers and a bus on Monday night left at least one person dead and several others injured. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)CRANBURY, N.J. (AP) — A highway pileup involving 15 or more vehicles including box trucks, tractor-trailers and a bus on Monday night left at least one person dead and several others injured.


Lip balm maker builds theater pipe organ in warehouse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:43

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, professional pipe organ player R. Jelani Eddington plays a theater pipe organ at Carma Laboratories. Inc warehouse in Franklin, Wis. The pipe organ if the personal passion of Carma Laboratories president Paul Woelbing who hired a Minneapolis-based company to build it in the company’s Franklin warehouse with refurbished parts from around the country. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)FRANKLIN, Wis. (AP) — A theater pipe organ that was popular in the early 1900s to accompany silent movies has found an unlikely new home — at the Wisconsin company that makes the distinctively scented lip balm Carmex.


Once feared, recent troubles keep 'Suge' Knight locked up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:38

Marion "Suge" Knight, right, is joined by his attorney Brett Greenfield, left, during a hearing at the Compton Courthouse in Compton, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. A judge says former rap mogul Knight should stay behind bars until his next court hearing in March, related to a deadly hit-and-run. A prosecutor and Knight's attorney asked for a delay in a bail-review hearing Monday, with both sides stating they needed more time to prepare. (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool)COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight used to be one of the most feared names in the music industry, but lately he has become known as more of a troublemaker than a hitmaker.


Cars crumpled, woman carjacked in wild Los Angeles chase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:26
MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — A gunman driving a suspected stolen car led police on a wild chase on roads and freeways east of Los Angeles, smashing into other cars and veering through oncoming traffic before he stole a second car at gunpoint and ran down a crowded street before Los Angeles police opened fire, wounded him and finally arrested him.

Residents return to California towns charred by wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:59

This image provided by Jim Stimson shows the Round fire burning at Wheeler Crest near Bishop Calif. Friday Feb. 6, 2015. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Jim Stimson via CalFire)SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allowed to return home Monday to an area that could see more wildfires as the state enters its fourth year of drought.