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TV show to profile late Alaska serial killer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:38

FILE - This undated handout photo provided by the Anchorage Police Department shows Israel Keyes. An upcoming special episode of Investigation Discovery’s "Dark Minds" TV series to air April 2, 2014 says it has new information about confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, including the identity of a potential victim. (AP Photo/Anchorage Police, file)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An upcoming special episode of Investigation Discovery's "Dark Minds" TV series says it has new information about confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, including the identity of a potential victim.


Utah chairlift plan would link 7 ski resorts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:35

Mike Goar, from Canyons Resort, speaks with reporters following a news conference Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. A coalition of Utah ski resort managers from Alta Ski Area, Brighton Resort, Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort are reviving their plans for a series of interconnected chairlifts that would link seven ski areas that would give the state a Euro-style experience. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than three decades after the idea was first discussed, general managers at seven Utah ski resorts announced Wednesday they are committed to finally building a series of chairlifts that would link their ski areas and give the state a European-style experience.


Dutch look at "dirty bomb" scenario before summit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:34

Experts with the Netherlands Forensic Institute NFI show how to secure evidence on a mock crime scene involving a dirty bomb, during a meeting on security technology ahead of the March 24 and 25 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague Netherlands, Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ahead of a summit of world leaders on nuclear security next week, Dutch experts are showing off techniques that could be used to prevent or respond to a terrorist attack with a "dirty bomb" — one that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.


Chew on this, gum: You're done

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

Army general fined total of $20,000, reprimanded; avoids jail time in high-profile sex case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:16
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army general fined total of $20,000, reprimanded; avoids jail time in high-profile sex case.

Arkansas Supreme Court overturns $1.2B judgment against Johnson & Johnson over drug marketing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:14
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Supreme Court overturns $1.2B judgment against Johnson & Johnson over drug marketing.

Teen accused of gaining access to top of WTC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 22:12

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, 4 World Trade Center, center, and its neighbor, One World Trade Center, left, are aglow in New York. The 1,776-foot One World Trade Center is the marquee skyscraper at ground zero; but the first office tower to open there will be its shorter neighbor 4 World Trade Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old boy bypassed security in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.


Army general could learn fate in sex case Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 21:38

Brig Gen. Jeff Sinclair arrives to the Fort Bragg courthouse, for his sentencing hearing, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sinclair, who was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, plead guilty to lesser charges in a plea deal reached with government prosecutors. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft) MANDATORY CREDITFORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general who admitted breaking military law during improper relationships with three subordinates was expected to learn his punishment Thursday, two years after his primary accuser first came forward.


Two workers injured in collapse at Boston construction site

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 21:23
BOSTON (Reuters) - Two construction workers were injured on Thursday when a crane being used to build a planned 33-story building in downtown Boston collapsed into the construction site, the city's fire department said on Twitter. The workers' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, fire officials said. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Stephen Powell)