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Officials probe potential threat on Delta flight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:35
DENVER (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane on a flight from Detroit to Denver reported an unspecified potential security threat and taxied to a remote area after landing safely at Denver International Airport.

2 charged in Montrose County motorcycle death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:21
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Two men face charges in the death of a motorcyclist who ran into a rope and chain the men had allegedly stretched across a southwestern Colorado highway to retrieve an elk carcass, authorities said Friday.

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:18

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:24

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo Jude Kilburn, of Yorkshire, England, runs across the finish line of the Boston Marathon while on vacation in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s greatest races, the 118th Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014, could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:24

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo Jude Kilburn, of Yorkshire, England, runs across the finish line of the Boston Marathon while on vacation in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s greatest races, the 118th Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014, could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.


Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:55

This aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental shows a home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. A slow-moving landslide in Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting this house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Tributary Environmental) NO SALESCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses.


Flyaway owl found, hungry but safe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:32
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials at a Tacoma, Wash., zoo say a trained Eurasian eagle owl that got spooked and flew off into a nearby park has been spotted and captured.

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:51

This Friday, April 18, 2014 image made from video shows the aft of the SpaceX Dragon capsule as it separates from the second stage rocket into orbit on its own. The Dragon cargo ship is scheduled to reach the orbiting lab on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Easter morning. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.


5 features an Amazon phone might offer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:46

FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.


Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:43

This undated photo provided by Olson Communications shows a Colt .45 revolver believed to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone, Ariz. The gun sold at an auction of of numerous items related to Earp and his family Thursday, April 17, 2014 for $225,000 in Scotsdale, Az. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Olson Communications, Josh Skalniak).SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.


Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:30

In this photo provided by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department is 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker of Grandview, Mo. Authorities said Friday, April 18, 2014 that Whitaker has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. (AP Photo/Kansas City Police Department)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.


Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:25

Mohammed Pedro Whitaker is seen in an undated photo released by the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, MissouriBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, arrested on Thursday at his home, is believed to have acted alone in the string of shootings, said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. In a series of seemingly random attacks that left the Kansas City area on edge, Whitaker is accused of opening fire at cars in a dozen incidents on highways in and around Kansas City, 11 of them from March 18 to April 6. Armed with a .380 caliber handgun, Whitaker appears to have opened fire from his own vehicle by positioning it in the blind spots of his targets, prosecutors said.


NY judge upholds charges against financier's kin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:17
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix.

Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 09:03

Former Riverside teacher Andrea Cardosa is shown in court on Friday April 18, 2014. in Riverside, Calif. A judge on Friday April 18, 2014, refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against Cardosa, who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube. (AP Photo/Riverside Press Enterprise, Milka Soko) MANDATORY CREDITRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube.


Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:55

30 p.m. Friday and sent large clouds of black smoke spewing across the region. It was brought under control about two hours later. (AP Photo/Joanne Dollarton) MANDATORY CREDITSEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.


Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:26

David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, addresses the American Atheists National Convention in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 18, 2014. In an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, the organization is holding their national conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.


Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:10
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

California farmers to get more water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:07

Cattle graze in the Sites Valley, the location of a proposed reservoir, near Maxwell, Calif. Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa have proposed legislation for a federal study of the costs of building the Sites Reservoir in the valley that is about an hour's drive north of Sacramento. California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.


UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:06
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:56
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.