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Kansas reports tornado, snow in same day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:54
HARPER, Kan. (AP) — Kansas weather is often unpredictable but Sunday was a particularly odd day in the state.

Woman shot and killed in Lower Salford; 2nd victim shot in Lansdale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:52

As many as 5 dead in Montgomery County shootings; gunman still at largePolice are investigating 2 shootings they say may be related in Montgomery County.


Trees stolen from Maine Christmas tree farm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:41
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine Christmas tree farm says customers are taking advantage of his business' honor system by stealing trees and wreaths.

Friends try to correct record on UVa rape story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:34

 most important that they didn't encourage her to report the attack and that they were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being. (AP Photo)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house say a magazine article wrongly portrayed them as uncaring students who were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being.


'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:07

In this image released by Turner Classic Movies, Vivien Leigh appears in character as Scarlett O'Hara, left, and Hattie McDaniel as Mammy, in the film, "Gone with the Wind." 75 years after the premiere of the movie, Gone with the Wind, research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and City of Atlanta officials. Emory University film studies professor, Matthew Bernstein, has conducted extensive research into the archives of the film's producer, David O. Selznick. His findings illustrate some of Selznick's concerns with the city's treatment of the film's black stars at the Dec. 15, 1939 premiere. (AP Photo/Turner Classic Movies)ATLANTA (AP) — Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.


Woman shot and killed in Lower Salford; 2nd victim shot in Lansdale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:06

Woman shot and killed in Lower Salford; 2nd victim shot in LansdalePolice are investigating 2 shootings they say may be related in Montgomery County.


5 people escape from hostage crisis in Sydney cafe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:19

5 people escape from hostage crisis in Sydney cafeFive people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour.


PHOTOS: Hostage situation erupts in Sydney café

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:15

 Hostage situation erupts in Sydney caféFive people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.


5 people escape from Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:01

5 people escape from hostage crisis in Sydney cafeFive people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour.


CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:45

This photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogations methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos that would form the legal underpinnings for brutal interrogation techniques, the CIA was told that Abu Zubbaydah could lawfully be place din a box with an insect, kept awake for days at a time and repeatedly slapped in the face. (AP Photo/U.S. Central Command)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical.


Clouds Linger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:37

 Clouds linger, sun peaks throughMeteorologist Karen Rogers says clouds will break for some sunny breaks today.


PHOTOS: Hostage situation erupts in Sydney café

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:32

 Hostage situation erupts in Sydney caféFive people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.


3 Hostages Flee Sydney Chocolate Shop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:28
Police have not said how many people being held in cafe.

3 Hostages Flee Chocolate Shop in Sydney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:02
Police have not said how many people being held in cafe.

3 Hostages Flee Chocolate Shop in Sydney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:02
Police have not said how many people being held in cafe.

Rare northern white rhino dies in US zoo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:01

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, female northern white rhino Najin walks in her pen where she is being kept for observation at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhinos on Earth said Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 that it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally, with recent medical examinations of them showing the species is doomed to extinction, unless science can help. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A northern white rhinoceros that zoo officials said was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


Rare northern white rhino dies in US zoo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:01
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A northern white rhinoceros that zoo officials said was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:49

Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27The Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night after wasting a 21-0 lead.


Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:49

Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27The Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night after wasting a 21-0 lead.


Man shot multiple times in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:43

Man shot multiple times in Northeast PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was found shot multiple times in Northeast Philadelphia.