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4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 07:57

4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage huntIndonesian officials say they're confident wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 has been located after sonar equipment detected four massive objects on the ocean floor.


2 fetuses found dead along California road

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 07:52

2 fetuses found dead along California roadAuthorities say two well-developed human fetuses, apparently twins, were found dead along a road near a San Diego County church.


Body of missing Philadelphia college student pulled from river

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 07:40
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The body of a Philadelphia college student who went missing nearly six weeks ago was recovered Saturday from the Schuylkill River by a volunteer dive team that found the young man's body a short distance from where he was last seen, his family said. Shane Montgomery, 21, a senior at West Chester University, disappeared Nov. 26 after being ejected from a pub near the riverside while drinking with friends the night before the Thanksgiving holiday. ...

Family: Body of Shane Montgomery found in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 07:33

Body of Shane Montgomery found in Schuylkill RiverThe family of Shane Montgomery says his body was found in the Schuylkill River on Saturday morning - marking a tragic end to the nearly 40 day search for the missing West Chester University student.


Missing college student's body found in river

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 07:16
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother a West Chester University student who disappeared on Thanksgiving after a night out with friends tearfully thanked searchers Saturday after her son's body was pulled from the Schuylkill River, less than half a mile downstream from where he was last seen.

Firefighters free female from fireplace jam

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 06:49
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say firefighters needed two hours to free a female who was trapped inside a fireplace chimney at Riverside County home.

FBI workers with foreign ties face unfair security checks: NY Times

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 06:38
By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of employees with foreign ties working for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation are subjected to what they say are unfair aggressive background checks that have forced some to cut contact with family members abroad, the New York Times reported on Saturday. ...

Famous Southern California white cobra gets name: Adhira

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 06:14

FILE - This Sept. 5, 2014 file photo provided by the Los Angeles Zoo shows the white monocled cobra being held in quarantine after being caught by Los Angeles County Animal Control officers in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The white monocled cobra that briefly became a national celebrity after it roamed a Southern California neighborhood for several days in September now has a new name. The cobra will be called Adhira, which in Hindi means lightning. Adhira came in first in an online poll by the San Diego Zoo, it's current home, announced Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Adhira received 4,612 votes, besting Sapheda (white), Krima (cream), Cini (Sugar), Moti (pearl) and Sundara (beautiful). (AP Photo/Los Angeles Zoo, Ian Recchio, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A white monocled cobra that briefly became a national celebrity after it roamed a Southern California neighborhood for several days in September now has a new name.


Edward Brooke, first black U.S. senator elected by popular vote, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 06:12
(Reuters) - Edward Brooke, the Massachusetts Republican who was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, died on Saturday at the age of 95, the state Republican Party said. Brooke was Massachusetts attorney general when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1966, at a time when the country was gripped by racial unrest. Before his election, there were two other African-American senators shortly after the Civil War. But until early in the 20th century, senators were picked by state legislatures and not by popular vote. ...

Edward Brooke, liberal Republican and 1st black popularly elected to US Senate, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 06:10
BOSTON (AP) — Edward Brooke, liberal Republican and 1st black popularly elected to US Senate, dies.

Bombings case defendant wants to return to family

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 06:01
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian attorney who pleaded guilty in connection to the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa told a judge preparing to sentence him that he has always opposed violence and wants to return to his family.

NYC mayor, commissioner saluted when entering slain officer's wake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:55

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton leaves the wake for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police officers saluted as Mayor Bill de Blasio and his police commissioner entered a Brooklyn funeral home on Saturday for the wake of a policeman killed in an ambush last month that deepened a rift between the mayor and the NYPD. Ahead of the wake for Wenjian Liu, Commissioner Bill Bratton told officers to refrain from the "act of disrespect" seen at the funeral of Liu's partner, Rafael Ramos, when thousands of officers turned their backs on de Blasio. ...


US Sen. Jay Rockefeller heads into retirement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:55

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 18, 1984, file photo, Sen. Gary Hart, left, confers with W.Va. Gov. Jay Rockefeller prior to the start of the third session of the 1984 Democratic National Convention, in San Francisco. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is heading into retirement after a half century of public service. The five-term senator from West Virginia says he “could not imagine a more rewarding career.” (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia were an odd mix at first — a Harvard-educated native New Yorker from one of the nation's richest families arriving in one of the poorest states.


Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:45

Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash that kills 4 in her familyA 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed four people Friday night, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said.


Bad barley crop probably won't affect 2015 beer prices

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:30
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews.

AP Essay: A kid from Queens who became NY governor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:21

FILE - In this July 17, 1984, file photo, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gives a thumbs-up gesture with both hands during his keynote address to the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Cuomo, a three-term governor, 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/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929.


Idaho earthquake causes rock slides, damages property

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:23
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake rattled a broad swath of Idaho early on Saturday, damaging property and triggering rock slides near its epicenter in Challis, a city that has endured hundreds of slight to moderate temblors over the last 10 months, authorities said. The latest measured at a magnitude of 4.9 and was centered about four miles (6.5 km) from Challis in the state's central mountains, but was felt as far away as Boise, a 190-mile (305-km) drive to the southwest, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...

Serial bandit sought in drug store robberies in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 03:47

Serial bandit sought in drug store robberies in PhillyPolice are searching for the serial bandit who allegedly robbed seven drug stores in West and Southwest Philadelphia.


Man barricades himself inside Levittown, Pa. home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 03:46

Man barricades himself inside Levittown, Pa. homePolice have safely resolved an incident that began Friday night after a man barricaded himself inside a home in Levittown, Bucks County.


2 men hospitalized after Fishtown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 03:41

2 men hospitalized after Fishtown shootingPolice are investigating a shooting that left two men hospitalized in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia early Saturday morning.