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Dog returns after vanishing from Texas, appearing in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:59
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A dog who vanished from his Texas yard last year has been returned home after turning up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away.

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:55

U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it.


Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:00
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.

TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 16:26

File-This Aug. 6, 1993, file photo shows Joe Franklin speaking as a guest on the "John Gambling Radio Show". Franklin died Saturday Jan. 24, 2015 of cancer, which he had had for a few years, longtime producer and friend Steven Garrin said. He was 88. (AP Photo/Kevin Larkin)NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.


Russia blocks UN condemnation of shelling of Ukraine city

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 14:01
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia blocked a Western-backed U.N. Security Council statement Saturday that would have condemned indiscriminate shelling in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol that killed about 30 civilians and injured more than 90.

Gusty winds knock out power to 55K in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:26

Visitors to the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park look at fallen a tree that was blown down by heavy winds in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los Angeles. About 9,000 customers were without electricity in the San Fernando Valley Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.


Man stabbed in the chest in Crescentville

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:00

Man stabbed in the chest in CrescentvillePolice say a man was stabbed in the chest in Philadelphia's Crescentville section.


Community bands together to give Wilmington woman proper burial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:54

Community bands together to give Wilmington woman proper burialA community in Delaware came together to give a Wilmington woman a proper burial.


Accuweather: Clipper System Sunday Night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:40

 Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday nightMeteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking more snow for Monday.


VIDEO: Readying for round 2 of snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:36

 Readying for round 2 of snowRoad crews along with area residents were readying themselves for the second round of snow headed our way this weekend.


Nor'easter didn't stop dedicated parents in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:36

Nor'easter didn't stop dedicated parents in BensalemAn overnight Nor'easter didn't stop some parents in Bensalem, Bucks County who are dedicated to their children's education.


Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:18

In this photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, a necropsy team on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 measures a gray whale found dead beneath a dock on the Seattle waterfront earlier in the week. The necropsy was conducted by members of NOAA Fisheries' Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Biologists said the cetacean was struck by propeller of large vessel. Biologists are not sure why the whale entered Puget Sound, since most gray whales have already migrated south along the outer Washington Coast. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, Paul B. Hillman)SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.


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

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:09
Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either and the Atlanta airport has returned to normal operations, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. Threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, had been deemed credible, McCranie said. Several media outlets reported that a Twitter user going by the name Zortic wrote of planting bombs on the two planes, stating in a message to a Delta Twitter account, "I have a bomb on one of your planes, but I forgot which one when I left the airport.

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:09

FILE - In this March 28, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Saudi King Abdullah at Rawdat Khuraim, Saudi Arabia. President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday, hours before the U.S. president was to depart for New Delhi. The schedule change means Obama will skip plans to visit the Taj Mahal, the white marble monument of love. Pradeep Bhatnagar, a top state official based in the city of Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, said U.S. security officials informed him of the cancellation Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.


Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:03

This images provided by Heritage Auctions shows a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, removed by Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes shortly after Lincoln was shot, which sold for $25,000 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at a Historical Americana auction in Dallas, Texas. The Donald P. Dow collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair sold for more than $800,000. (AP Photo/ Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.


Man shot in the head in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:05

Man shot in the head in WilmingtonAuthorities say a man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Wilmington.


Man shot 12 times in Wilmington

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

Man shot in the head in WilmingtonAuthorities say a man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in Wilmington.


FBI identifies kidnap suspect on lam in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:27
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday identified a man suspected in a kidnapping in Missouri after authorities say he crashed a car-jacked van more than 500 miles away in Kentucky and fled in another stolen vehicle. Robert "Robbie" Caldwell, 25, and an unidentified man are being sought in the Thursday morning kidnapping of a 67-year-old man outside his home in Kansas City as he was getting ready to leave for work, the FBI said in a statement. He returned to Kansas City on Friday. Caldwell is believed to be driving that car, the FBI said.

AccuWeather Maps: Tracking Sunday's snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:40

 Sunday night's snowAccuWeather is tracking a clipper system expected to bring more snow to the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.


Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:27
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.