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Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:32

In this photo provided by Lou Dematteis, a huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline covers an 80 acre corn field outside of Neligh, Neb., on April 12, 2014. The image was created by the farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in collaboration with artist John Quigley. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Lou Dematteis)NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project's path.


Utah woman arrested after police find 7 dead infants at home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:26
(Reuters) - A Utah woman was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Sunday after police found the decomposing bodies of seven infants stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in her former home, authorities said. The current owners of the home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, called police on Saturday after finding an infant's remains while cleaning out their garage, Pleasant Grove Police Captain Michael Roberts said. Police found six other newborns, all wrapped in separate cardboard boxes, Roberts said. Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested and booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of six counts of murder early Sunday, and the investigation is continuing, Roberts said.

Officials identify 2 killed when truck topples

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:15
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men working on high-tension power lines are dead after their bucket truck tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air.

Minn. man who shot, killed teens heads to trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:07

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, a keep out sign stands at the property of Byron David Smith, in Little Falls, Minn. The Little Falls man who claimed he was defending his home from teens who had been terrorizing him for months goes on trial Monday, April 14, 2014, for their murders. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTLITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy's bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down — and waited.


Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:04

Authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Village Shalom, an assisted living center in Overland Park, KansasBy Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - Three people were killed in shootings Sunday afternoon at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish elderly care home in a Kansas City suburb, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said. Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings, but were not ruling out the possibility that the shootings were a hate crime. They have called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist with the investigation, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass told a news conference. The shootings started at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. local time, and then the shooter moved to the Village Shalom, a retirement community that provides skilled nursing services for residents.


Minn. man who shot, killed teens heading to trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:58

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, a keep out sign stands at the property of Byron David Smith, in Little Falls, Minn. The Little Falls man who claimed he was defending his home from teens who had been terrorizing him for months goes on trial Monday, April 14, 2014, for their murders. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTLITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota man who claimed he was defending himself when he repeatedly shot and killed two unarmed teenagers in his home is scheduled to go on trial on murder charges.


UN Security Council to meet late Sunday on Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine.

NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:24

The demolished remains of a FedEx truck is towed into a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven't found physical evidence confirming a witness' claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.


No signs of radiation in water near nuke dump

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:57
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Water samples from three reservoirs near the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico show no signs of contamination after a radiation leak at the plant.

'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:17

 "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in." (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.


3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:58

A Kansas State Trooper stands near the location of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in suburban Kansas City, and a spokeswoman for a local hospital said a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.


NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:58

The demolished remains of a FedEx truck is towed into a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven't found physical evidence confirming a witness' claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.


Wyoming hillside not seeing accelerated movement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:59
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An unstable hillside in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson shows movement, but the shifting is not accelerating.

NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in CA crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:44

The demolished remains of a FedEx truck is towed into a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators say they haven't found any physical evidence that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.


UN Security Council to meet Sunday on Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine.

NTSB: Crash scene yields no evidence that truck was on fire before deadly California bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:24
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — NTSB: Crash scene yields no evidence that truck was on fire before deadly California bus crash.

Ohio man sits at corner with 'I AM A BULLY!' sign

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:24

 "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in." (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years sat at a street corner Sunday morning with a sign declaring he's a bully, a requirement of his sentence.


2 bodies found in New Jersey side of Hudson River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:00

Police divers found the bodies of two people in the Hudson River near Sinatra Park after a search by units from New York City and New Jersey began, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Two bodies have been pulled from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.


Two runners die in North Carolina half-marathon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:52
Two runners competing in a half-marathon in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed and died on Sunday, officials said. The runners were among some 12,000 participants in the race, one in a series of half and full Rock'n'Roll marathons held across the United States and abroad but for the first time in Raleigh, said Dan Cruz, spokesman for the marathon series. Sunday was warm in Raleigh, with temperatures climbing into the high 70s (mid 20 C) by early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. "We have spoken with each of the families and they have asked everyone to kindly respect their privacy during this most difficult of times." (Reporting by Kevin Murphy;

Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:17

Dmitry Akhanov, president of the U.S. subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned venture fund RUSNANO, works in his office on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Menlo Park, Calif. Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley’s fast growing ties with Russia’s tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.