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'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:12

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper." The film is based on the autobiography by Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.


Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:08
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park has had its ups and downs during the past century. In the 1940s, gas rationing cut attendance, and the park is still trying to recover from devastating floods in 2013.

Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 03:55
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast. The proposal, unveiled by the Interior Department on Sunday, ran into instant criticism from Republicans and is likely to face an uphill battle in Congress, where Republicans now control both chambers. The wilderness designation, the highest level of federal protection under which oil and gas drilling is banned, would be extended to a total of 19.8 million acres (8 million hectares) under the proposal, the Interior Department said. Republicans kicked off the new Congress earlier this month with a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline to help move Canadian oil to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

3 hurt in rollover crash in Kingsessing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 03:28

3 hurt in rollover crash in KingsessingThree people were hospitalized after an early morning crash in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia.


US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 03:15
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:57
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.

Search resumes for missing mother from Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:54

Search resumes for missing mother from DelawareThe search resumed Sunday for a young mother from Smyrna, Delaware.


Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:46

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Louisiana State Police stand near the 400 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans. A spike in violent crime in the French Quarter is unsettling residents and comes just as New Orleans prepares to host crowds of tourists for Mardi Gras. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."


Suspect, 18, broke into home in New Castle, Del., police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:42

Suspect, 18, broke into home in New Castle, Del., police sayNew Castle County police have charged an 18-year-old New Castle man with burglary and related offenses.


NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:24
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated.

Accuweather: Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday night

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:02

 Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday nightMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking snow arriving tonight. A WINTER STORM WATCH goes into effect Monday afternoon for the entire region. A BLIZZARD WATCH goes into effect for Ocean and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey.


Senior House Republican says housing finance reform 'huge priority'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 01:40

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Hensarling questions financial regulators about the effects of the Volcker RuleA top U.S. Republican lawmaker will revisit a plan to reduce government involvement in the country's housing finance system, and expects Senate colleagues to be receptive to potential changes, according to an interview aired on C-SPAN on Sunday. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Committee on Financial Services, said shepherding legislation to remove a government backstop for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be a "huge priority," adding that he is willing to compromise to get a bill passed. "We've got to get off that boom-bust-bailout cycle, and I fear that under government control, we are once again repeating the same mistakes of the past," he said.


New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 01:07

In this Jan. 14, 2015, photo, 21-month-old Noelle Roberts plays with Fisher-Price toys while "baby wrangler" Melanie Ruskin keeps her engaged and photographer Michael Mandolfo records the moment at a studio in Buffalo, N.Y. Fisher-Price has been using local kids on its packaging for years, eschewing “professional” models in favor of the babies and toddlers parents who trundle in to the toy maker’s headquarters in the quaint village of East Aurora, N.Y. The company recently began photographing children in a second studio, in Buffalo, to tap into the urban center’s more multi-cultural feel and better reflect the faces in the 150 countries where Fisher-Price toys are sold. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has been using local kids on its packaging for years, eschewing "professional" models in favor of the babies and toddlers parents trundle in to the toy maker's headquarters in the quaint village of East Aurora, outside Buffalo.


Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:57

A plane takes off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a rail link to LaGuardia, one of the nation's busiest airports. Cuomo's plan calls for an elevated AirTrain connecting the airport with the Willets Point station 1.5 miles away. The station, opposite the New York Mets' ballpark, serves both the Long Island Rail Road commuter rail and the No. 7 subway line. Currently airport users use taxis, buses, shuttles, cars or limousines to get to LaGuardia. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens.


Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:54

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter.


Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:05

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) — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.


New theory surfaces on identity of Zodiac Killer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:05

New theory surfaces on identity of Zodiac KillerThe Zodiac Killer was never identified or caught but now there's a new theory on who he is.


'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:04

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The process of finding "death qualified" jurors has slowed down jury selection in federal case against Tsarnaev, who is charged with setting off two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 marathon. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.


PennDOT, region prepare for more snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:44

PennDOT, region prepare for more snowAction News's John Rawlins reports from PennDOT's facility in Norristown with the latest on preparations for the latest snowfall.


F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Twitter Bomb Threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:14
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.