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U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:07
Two U.S. airline flights accompanied by military fighter jets landed safely on Saturday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after bomb threats were made against them, an airport spokesman said. The threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, were deemed credible, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. No bomb was found aboard the Delta flight while the Southwest flight was still being searched by explosives units, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett said.

Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near Los Angeles school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

Coach Bill Belichick: Patriots 'followed rules to the letter'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:58

 Patriots 'followed rules to the letter'New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls and said his team earned its spot in the Super Bowl fairly.


Jindal headlines all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:55

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reads from the bible during a prayer rally, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. Jindal continued to court Christian conservatives for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally hosted by the American Family Association. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.


Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:34
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:59
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Airport spokesman says police searching 2 planes at Atlanta's main airport after bomb threats.

Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

Father fatally shoots 3 in New York home before killing self

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:58
Jonathon Walker, 34, also critically wounded his 12-year-old daughter in the shootings in the borough of Queens, close to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Officers arrived at the home around 5:40 a.m. and found four people shot in an incident that "underscores the human toll and horror of domestic violence," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. Walker's daughter Christina, 12, survived and was in critical condition at a hospital, authorities said.

Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:58

Andrew Coutant with North Face stands next to The North Face exhibit displaying its new avalanche airbag “modulater system” that is a set of dual air bags that be attached to any backpack at the Outdoor Retailer Show Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt lake City. The theory is that skiers get used to their favorite packs and don’t always want to use a new pack to have the air bag. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.


F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Bomb Threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:56
Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled today to escort two airliners enroute to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta for a possible bomb threat, NORAD said.

Canadian pleads not guilty in US terror case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:47
NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Saturday to U.S. charges that he sent money and provided other long-distance support to Tunisian jihadists believed responsible for a 2009 suicide attack in Iraq that killed five American soldiers.

Student stopped at Phila. Int'l over Arabic flashcards wins $25K

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:47

Student stopped at Phila. Int'l over Arabic flashcards wins $25KA college student detained at an airport for five hours in 2009 over Arabic language flashcards in his pocket that included the words "bomb" and "to kill" has won a $25,000 settlement from the Justice Department.


Educator pleads guilty to sex assault in YouTube case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:17

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2014 file law enforcement booking photo from the Riverside, Calif., Police Department shows Andrea Michelle Cardosa. Cardosa, 40, an educator who was confronted with allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube, has pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges involving two victims. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Cardosa entered pleas Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 to three counts of lewd acts with a child under 14. (AP Photo/Riverside Police Department, File)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California educator who was confronted with allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube has pleaded guilty to sexual-assault charges involving two victims.


Ex-Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly accused of fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:11

FILE - This 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly. The former major league baseball player has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.


Man Dead After Allegedly Shooting Family, Killing 3

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:10
A New York man accused of shooting two of his daughters, his girlfriend, and her mother as they slept - killing three of them - was found dead hours later.

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:58

FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, observes a moment of prayer as religious groups rally to support him following his termination in Atlanta. Even as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether gay couples can marry, lawmakers in the South and West are doubling down on the culture wars, backing longshot legislation targeting gay rights. In Georgia, the debate flared this month when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired the city’s fire chief after learning the chief self-published a book describing homosexuality as a perversion. Reed, a Democrat, said Cochran never got city permission to publish the book, but Cochran said he did. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.


Winter storm spreads snow, traffic woes in Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:56

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in CambridgeA winter storm spread freezing rain and snow and snarled traffic from the Middle Atlantic states into New England on Saturday, and forecasters said they expected a second system to lash the region early next week. Winter storm warnings were in place for much of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. Up to 8 inches of snow were expected in the area by Saturday night as the storm system headed east, said National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Brian Hurley in College Park, Maryland.


Man who impregnated 11-year-old gets 15 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:51
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A convicted sex offender was sentenced to 15 years in prison for fathering a child with an 11-year-old girl in western New York.

2 suspects sought in Delaware bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:46

2 suspects sought in Delaware bank robberyPolice are searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a bank in Bellefonte, Delaware Saturday afternoon.


Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:40

Police gather near a home located at 231-11 148th Avenue, left, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in the Queens borough of New York. Police say a father shot his daughters, his girlfriend and her mother in their home and then killed himself after the shooting that left three generations of women dead and a 12-year-old critically injured. New York Police Department spokesman Steve Davis says Jonathon Walker's body was found in a car, with a gun inside, in an isolated part of Queens after Saturday's pre-dawn shootings. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.