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TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone pipeline land

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:42

FILE - In this Jan 16, 2015 file photo, a barn called the Energy Barn, which was built by anti-pipeline activists directly on the route of the Keystone XL pipeline, stands in a snowy corn field near Bradshaw, Neb. Officials with TransCanada said Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, they've filed paperwork in nine counties to acquire access to land that's needed for the construction and operation of the pipeline. The route still faces challenges as opponents have filed lawsuits to try to prevent the Calgary, Alberta-based company from using eminent domain and to overturn the state law that allowed ex-Gov. Dave Heineman to approve the route. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline made good on its promise Tuesday to try to seize access to the Nebraska land it needs to finish the project — the first steps it's taken since the state's high court removed a major legal barrier.


Connecticut school settling lawsuit with sex assault victim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:36
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — School board lawyers have agreed to settle a lawsuit by a former student who accused officials of allowing several boys who sexually assaulted her to remain at her middle school and to traumatize her for weeks.

Reid returns to Capitol after exercise injury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:34

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. returns to Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, for the first time since suffering injuries after a violent exercise accident. He was welcomed with cheers by fellow Senate Democrats at a weekly policy luncheon. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid returned to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday after missing the first two weeks of the new session with major injuries from an exercise accident.


Texas mortuary where bodies piled up facing fresh criminal charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:29
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The operators of a Fort Worth mortuary facing corpse abuse charges after eight decaying bodies were found on its premises last year have been hit with new criminal charges, a prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted Johnson Family Mortuary owners Dondre Johnson, 40, and Rachel Hardy, 35, for theft of $1,500 to $20,000 for accepting payment from clients "in exchange for promising services they did not intend to deliver," the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

AccuWeather: Rain and Snow on Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:27

 Rain and Snow on WednesdayMeteorologist David Murphy says clouds increase today. A mix of rain and snow could arrive in time for the Wednesday evening commute.


Justices debate judicial candidates' campaign appeals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships.

VIDEO and TEXT: Tom Wolf's inaugural address

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:18

 Tom Wolf's inaugural addressRead the text of Tom Wolf's inaugural address after he was sworn in as the 47th governor of Pennsylvania and watch the video.


PHOTOS: Inauguration of Tom Wolf as Pa. governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:08

 Inauguration of Tom Wolf as Pa. governorDemocrat Tom Wolf has been sworn in as the 47th governor of Pennsylvania.


Woman says boxing champ Taylor threatened to kill children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:45

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Boxer Jermain Taylor walks from the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock, Ark. Police say the champion boxer already charged in a shooting at his Arkansas home will face charges in a separate incident after a man said Taylor fired a gun at him. The Little Rock Police Department said Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, that the man told officers responding to a report of shots fired that Taylor also pointed a gun at his wife and children. Authorities say officers took the 36-year-old Taylor into custody and found he had a gun and a small amount of marijuana. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that boxer Jermain Taylor threatened to shoot her three small children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight — once called a role model by the city's mayor — put the weapon to her husband's head.


Mom arrested for allegedly putting substance in her child's IV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:45

Mom arrested for allegedly putting substance in her child's IVA mother in West Virginia has been charged after police say she injected a substance into her nine-year-old son's intravenous line at a Cincinnati hospital.


Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:44

In this Jan. 15, 2015 photo, a worker prepares to fuel a United Express aircraft after it arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, in Grapevine, Texas. Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren’t likely to share the bounty with passengers _ not while so many flights are already full. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full.


Police: Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:40

 Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman killed himselfA man shot a doctor inside a prestigious hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician, before killing himself, police said.


Twitter buys ZipDial in bid for users in emerging markets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions.

Police: Delaware woman robbed store while toddler was in cab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:37

 Delaware woman robbed store while toddler was in cabDelaware State Police have arrested a woman they say took a cab to and from a convenience store robbery and left her 1-year-old daughter in the cab during the crime.


Correction: Drug Boat-Warning Shots story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:20
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a story Jan. 19 about U.S. authorities firing warning shots at a suspected drug boat, The Associated Press misidentified the government branch involved. It was a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter crew — not the Border Patrol.

New Jersey mom accused of setting baby on fire due in court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:18

New Jersey mom accused of setting baby on fire due in courtA woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road is due in court Tuesday to answer to a murder charge.


Correction: Christo-Over the River story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:16
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — In a story Jan. 3 about a planned exhibition by the artist Christo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christo said the project could proceed as soon as August 2018 if he wins a state court lawsuit. Christo has not specified an exhibition date.

Police: Girl reports abduction attempt in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:15

 Girl reports abduction attempt in ParksidePhiladelphia police are investigating a reported abduction attempt on Tuesday morning in the Parkside section.


American who sent $67K to al-Qaida gets 15 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:10
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who sent $67,000 to al-Qaida and pledged his support to the terror group was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who cited the defendant's remorse and medical problems that make his incarceration more difficult than others'.

Two dead, five hurt, when gunmen fire into San Antonio crowd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:10
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed and five others hospitalized after gunmen in a car opened fire on a gathering of more than 100 people in a parking lot in San Antonio, police said on Tuesday. Interim San Antonio Police Chief Anthony Trevino said some people in the crowd may have returned fire, calling the Monday night incident a "gunfight." He added the incident looks to be gang related and many in the crowd had gathered in the parking lot for an event to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day national holiday.