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Man killed during reported burglary attempt in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:22

Man killed during reported burglary attempt in TaconyPhiladelphia police are investigating the death of a man during a reported burglary attempt in Tacony.


Guy Harvey, marine artist and environmentalist, fishes for growth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 02:18

File picture of U.S. artist and conservationist Guy Harvey leading a waterway cleanup in San JuanBy Letitia Stein ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Guy Harvey stared at a mural of his marine paintings - images that are reproduced on 2 million T-shirts a year - and frowned at a butterfly fish. The Pacific species didn't belong among the Florida wildlife depicted at a beach resort restaurant bearing his name. "That one escaped me," said the 59-year-old artist and environmentalist, who said it can be difficult to control a brand in which he licenses his name and artwork. Harvey's colorful, meticulously detailed renditions of popular game fish are embedded in U.S. ...


Shooting victim identified in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:53

Shooting victim identified in Wilmington, Del.Police have identified a man shot and killed in Wilmington.


DWI charges for woman who sought driving job

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:51
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job — as a driver for a social services agency.

Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:21
CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues.

Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 01:12
BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.

Video seems to show football's Rice, future wife kiss after brawl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 00:50

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice arrives for a hearing at a New York City office buildingNEW YORK (Reuters) - Newly released video footage appears to show professional football's Ray Rice and his future wife kissing while handcuffed in a casino elevator following the couple's fight that cost Rice his job with the Baltimore Ravens. The brawl in which Rice, 27, knocked out and dragged an unconscious Janay Palmer, 26, at an Atlantic City casino in February inflamed debate over domestic violence and professional football. ...


Police try to identify mystery man after choking incident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 00:27

Police try to identify mystery man after choking incidentPhiladelphia Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man hospitalized after a choking incident.


CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 00:17

People pose with laptops in front of projection of binary code and CIA emblem in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers from the Senate Intelligence Committee who were investigating the CIA's use of torture in interrogations of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. ...


Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:48

Cowboys on the Muleshoe Ranch in Borden County work to get some cattle into a truck on Dec. 3, 2014. The ranch and others across the state suffered through the state's driest year ever in 2011, forcing some to sell off many if not all of their animals or sending their cattle to other states to graze. Many ranchers have since worked to diversify their incomes with other enterprises including leasing water and hunting acres for deer, antelope and quail. (AP Photo/Betsy Blaney)GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.


Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:47

In this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 photo, thousands of immigrants arrive early to request information at the Immigration Relief Education forum organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event looks to educate immigrants on President Obama’s Executive Action announcement expected to prevent the deportation of more than 4 million immigrant families. Applicants must prove they were in the country five years, not an easy task for some living in the shadows. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.


Children stage 'die-in' protest in Wynnefield Heights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:16

Children stage 'die-in' protest in Wynnefield HeightsA group of children, parents and other adults staged a rally, march and 'die-in' protest Saturday morning in the Wynnefield Heights section of Philadelphia.


Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:02

FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, an oil well pump operates in Boca de Jaruco, Cuba. Cuba sits close to one of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet, leading to hopes that a thaw in relations with the U.S. will bring technology and investment needed to invigorate Cuba’s oil industry. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)MIAMI (AP) — One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.


Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 21:45

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. To many exiles and their allies, Castro is a dictator who locks up dissenters and snuffs out political discourse. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. As often is the case, the truth lies somewhere in between. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.


New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 21:44

New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punchA video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.


North Philadelphia man missing for 2 months

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 21:25

North Philadelphia man missing for 2 monthsPolice say 69-year-old Harold Heard was last seen in mid-October at his home in the 1600 block of North 8th Street.


4 people killed in fiery crash in the Poconos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 20:54

4 people killed in fiery crash in the PoconosFour people are dead and two hospitalized following a fiery 2-vehicle crash in the Poconos.


After turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getaway

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

President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Honolulu. The first family will be staying in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.


Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 20:36

In this November 2014 photo, employee Jen Sans points a customer in the right direction at a Target store, in South Portland, Maine. The National Retail Federation found in a survey that only 9 percent of shoppers finished their shopping by the start of December this year and nearly 15 percent hadn’t even started. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.


Car rolls onto train tracks in Tinicum Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 20:27

Car rolls onto train tracks in Tinicum Twp.It happened at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Tinicum Township, after the driver left his job on the night shift at the nearby UPS facility.