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1 injured in Bridgeton police-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:15

1 injured in Bridgeton police-involved shootingAuthorities in Bridgeton, Cumberland County are investigating a police-involved shooting.


California snow survey shows higher snowpack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:00

Frank Gehrke, chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, left, pulls the snow depth survey pole from the snow pack as he conducts the first snow survey of the season at Echo Summit, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The survey showed the snow pack to to be 21.3 inches deep with a water content of 4.8 inches, which is 33 percent of normal for this site at this time of year. At right is Dave Schmalenberger, of the Eat Bay Municipal Utility District, who accompanied Gehrke on the survey. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (AP) — The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought.


Penny for her thoughts: Puppy heads home after 2,400-mile U.S. road trip

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:58
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A puppy called Penny could be reunited with her worry-stricken U.S. owners by week's end after she went on a nearly 2,400-mile road trip that took her to an Iowa truck stop and a Pennsylvania pet hospital, her family said on Tuesday. The floppy-eared Vizsla has one more stop before returning home to Washington state. She has to travel from Pennsylvania, where she has been in foster care, to the District of Columbia for a free ride home from U.S. carrier Alaska Airlines, her owners said in a message on Saturday on a Facebook page devoted to finding her. ...

Colorado AG: Home hash oil production is illegal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:58
DENVER (AP) — Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but extracting the drug's high-potency oil at home is not, the state's attorney general said Tuesday, fueling a debate about how to punish hash-oil producers who have caused a rise in fiery explosions this year.

Frat suspended, student expelled at Quinnipiac

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:47
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — An investigation into hazing allegations at Quinnipiac University prompted it to temporarily shut down a fraternity, expel a student and suspend two other frat members, university officials said Tuesday.

Official: 6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:25

 Bodies found near site where plane disappearedPANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform, recovered. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to identify their loved ones.


2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:24
HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday.

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:22

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2011 file photo, British singer Joe Cocker sings the "Red Cross Gala" in Monaco. Cocker's song "With A Little Help From My Friends" from A&M Records had the most viral track in the U.S., U.K., and Global on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 to Sunday, Dec. 28 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. His song "You Are So Beautiful" from A&M Records had the number two spot in all three regions. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Dec. 22, to Sunday, Dec. 28, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Cars buried in salt after Morton storage collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:21

In this Tuesday, Dec. 30 2014, photo provided by The Chicago Fire Department, several cars at an adjacent auto dealership are buried in salt after a wall at a Morton Salt storage facility collapsed in Chicago. A Morton Company spokeswoman Denise Lauer said a side wall broke Tuesday on Chicago's northwest side, spilling road salt outside the facility and onto neighboring property. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Courtesy The Chicago Fire Department, Larry Langford)CHICAGO (AP) — A wall at a Morton Salt storage facility has collapsed, burying several cars at a next-door auto dealership in road salt.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:16

FILE - In this May 10, 2014 file photo, Andrew Hozier-Byrne of the band Hozier performs in concert during the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Hozier's "Take Me To Church" from Columbia Records is the most streamed track in the U.S. on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 to Sunday Dec. 28 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Dec. 22 to Sunday Dec. 28 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Death penalty verdict for man who murdered mother, 3 girls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:32
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County jury says a man should die for the torture killings of a Lancaster woman and her three young daughters.

Lawyer: Man wanted in old camp assaults near death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:27

FILE- This undated file photo provided by the Grand Traverse County, Mich., Sheriff's office shows William Bricker, 94 who is accused of sexually assaulting three children during Boy Scout camps dating back to the 1960s. Wyoming authorities are asking Michigan to extradite him from Michigan, where he was arrested on Sept. 23, 2014. But Bricker’s lawyer said Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, that his client is within days of dying and has lost his cognitive capacity. Defense and prosecutors are working to have Bricker undergo a mental exam at his home, defense lawyer Anders Gillis said. (AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a man charged with sexually assaulting campers in Wyoming decades ago said Tuesday that the 94-year-old is near death in northern Michigan and may not make it to the weekend.


Las Vegas to roll dice with cold New Year's Eve weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:17

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, file photo, snow covers the sides and sphinx of the Luxor Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. If Sin City's sports books took bets on the weather, snow in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve would normally have terrible odds. It might pay out for 2014, though, if the white flurries start falling on an Eiffel Tower, a pyramid and a volcano come Wednesday night, Dec. 31, as forecast by the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Gurzinski, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fireworks coordinator Phil Grucci has a request of Mother Nature in this city of glitzy shows: If you're going to let it snow on New Year's Eve, let it snow at just the right moment, like right before midnight when his show launches from the Las Vegas Strip.


2 male porn performers test positive for HIV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two adult film actors have contracted HIV, with one most likely infecting the other during unprotected sex at a film shoot in Nevada where testing was less stringent than industry standards, officials said.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:05

New York City police officers patrol in Times Square, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in New York. Preparations are under way for New Year's Eve celebrations, which draw millions of spectators from around the world. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 11

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:20

Students wave by a sign welcoming the first family as the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama passes Waialua High and Intermediate School en route to a luau at a friend's house Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the 11th day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Tuesday:


NJ man charged with secretly recording woman undressing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:10

NJ man charged with secretly recording woman undressingGloucester Township police arrested a man for secretly recording a woman undressing in her bathroom.


Small plane crashes feet from home, killing pilot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:04

In this photo provided by the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, the fuselage of a small plane lies in the front yard of a home in the south Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The plane crashed after takeoff from nearby Centennial Airport, killing the pilot. (AP Photo/South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, Becky O'Guin)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into the front yard of a suburban Denver home early Tuesday, killing the pilot.


Police: 2 Boston officers attacked by teenagers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:57
BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were allegedly attacked by seven teenagers, all family members, in a Roxbury apartment complex when the officers tried to arrest one of them, authorities said Tuesday.

Wolf killed in Utah may have been famed Grand Canyon wanderer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:43
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A gray wolf killed by a Utah hunter may have been "Echo," a female who attracted national attention after wandering through several states to become the first of the protected animals seen at Arizona's Grand Canyon in 70 years, officials said on Tuesday. The hunter, who was not named by authorities, told Utah wildlife officers on Sunday that he accidentally shot and killed a wolf equipped with a radio collar near the Arizona border after mistaking it for a coyote. Wolves in Utah are protected under the U.S. ...