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Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:23

In this April 9, 2014, photo, a man walks near the Unisphere, a 12-story steel globe that debuted 50 years ago at the 1964 World’s Fair in the Queens borough of New York. It’s located in Flushing Meadows Park outside the Queens Museum of Art, and it’s one of a number of World’s Fair sites that is still in place. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)NEW YORK (AP) — You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers.


Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:21

A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. The boy survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. "Kid's lucky to be alive," Simon said. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Chris Sugidono)HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.


NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:19
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:19

FILE - This July 7, 2010 file photo shows Barry Diller at the annual Allen & Co. Media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho. Thirty years after failing to persuade the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back at the high court to try to rein in another technological innovation that they say threatens their financial well-being. The battle has moved out of viewers’ living rooms, where Americans once marveled at their ability to pop a cassette into a recorder and capture their favorite programs or the game they wouldn’t be home to see. Now the entertainment conglomerates that own U.S. television networks are waging a legal fight, with Supreme Court argument on Tuesday, against a start-up business that uses Internet-based technology to give subscribers the ability to watch programs anywhere they can take portable devices. The source of the companies’ worry is Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from the airwaves and sends them over the Internet to paying subscribers in 11 cities. Aereo, backed by media billionaire Barry Diller, has plans to more than double that total. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.


Boston Marathon fans return with defiance and resolve

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:15
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - A year ago, Piper Peterson was achingly close to finishing her fifth Boston Marathon, having just turned right onto Hereford Street, when two homemade bombs stopped the race, sending thousands of runners and spectators fleeing the course. Lining up at various checkpoints near the finish line, spectators silently waited for bags to be inspected and cheered loudly as Boston police cruised the course on bikes. "There is a lot of enthusiasm this year and there are a lot of people here now who might not have come otherwise." One of those is Pam Black, who made her first trip to Boston to cheer her goddaughter near the finish line. Still, last year's destruction was never far from spectators' memories.

Timeline of events in fatal prison hunger strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:13
Kentucky State Penitentiary inmate James Kenneth Embry Jr. died Jan. 13 after a hunger strike in which he skipped 35 of 36 consecutive meals, lost 32 pounds in just a few weeks and repeatedly reported suicidal thoughts to prison officials. Embry never made clear what prompted him to stop eating, only telling prison officials he had nothing left to live for. Prison physician Steve Hiland was fired in March because of his actions surrounding Embry's death; he denies doing anything wrong.

MARATHON WATCH: Jeptoo repeats as women's champ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:07

Wellesley College students cheer as runners compete in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.


Boston Marathon begins under tight security

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:05

Shalane Flanagan leads the elite pack past Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, nearly 36,000 runners crossed the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage.


Airport: Teen stowaway scaled fence in dark

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:04

File- This July 2, 2004, file photo shows a traveler walking from one terminal to another at San Jose Airport in San Jose, Calif. FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid. Security footage from the San Jose airport verified that the boy hopped a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 on Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Airport officials in San Jose, Calif., say a 16-year-old boy who stowed away aboard a Hawaii-bound flight scaled a perimeter fence at the California airport while it was dark.


Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00

 global warming, evolution, and their largest question mark was in the Big Bang that created the universe. “Science ignorance is pervasive in our society, and these attitudes are reinforced when some of our leaders are openly antagonistic to established facts,” said 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine winner Randy Scheckman. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.


MARATHON WATCH: How Heartbreak Hill got its name

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:53

Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, leads Josphat Boit, also from the United States, passed Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.


US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court appears to be searching for a middle ground in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds.

MARATHON WATCH: Course is 'scream tunnel' for fans

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:36

Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, leads Josphat Boit, also from the United States, passed Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.


Facing eviction, 89-year-old smoker plans to move

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:34
MILFORD, Ohio (AP) — An 89-year-old woman is preparing to move out of her home of the last 10 years because it has gone smoke-free and she won't give up cigarettes.

Woman accused in babies' deaths in Utah court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:22

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY APRIL 21 - FILE - This file photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade. Seven dead babies were found in a garage at a Pleasant Grove home where Huntsman lived up until 2011. Huntsman is scheduled to appear in court April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Utah County Jail)PROVO, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors are getting more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.


MARATHON WATCH: Arredondo back at finish line

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:19

A race fan waves the American flag and a banner bearing the slogan "Boston Strong" as runners compete in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.


MARATHON WATCH: Fans keep festive spirit on course

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:03

Race fans line the course near the start line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.


Stocks are mixed at start of a busy earnings week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:02

FILE - In this Friday, April 11, 2014 file photo, trader Joseph Lawler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks were mixed Monday, April 21, 2014, in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week since July as first-quarter corporate earnings begin to come in.


UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:00
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.

1 of 4 waives key hearing in Detroit mob attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:58
DETROIT (AP) — A 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in the beating of a Detroit-area motorist has waived his right to a probable cause hearing and will move his case directly to trial court.