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AccuWeather: Not As Cold Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:46

 Not As Cold TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says we have varying temperatures, but dry conditions through most of the weekend.

Michigan BASE jumper dies after launching from TV news tower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:41
RIVES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 31-year-old suburban Detroit man has died after his parachute failed to deploy while BASE jumping from a TV news tower.

Man dies in jump off Michigan TV tower after chute fails

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:37
(Reuters) - A Michigan man plunged to his death off a television tower when his parachute failed to open during what is known as a BASE jump, authorities said on Thursday. Josh Sheppard, 31, was found dead at the bottom of the 1,000-foot WLAJ-TV tower in Jackson County west of Detroit at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Michigan State Police Sergeant Kevin Caldwell said. Sheppard, who was from the Detroit suburb of Southfield, was alone on the tower and his fall was unbroken, Caldwell said. Sheppard was wearing the parachute when he was found, he said.

Man shot outside Wilmington gas station has died

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:34

Man shot outside Wilmington gas station has diedThe man who was shot outside a gas station in Wilmington, Delaware has died.

1 dead when car slams into truck on I-95, bursts into flames

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:30

1 dead when car slams into truck on I-95, bursts into flamesOne person is dead after a car slammed into the back of a tractor trailer in Hopewell Township, New Jersey early Thursday morning.

Reward for missing teacher Christopher Tully nears $10,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:14

Reward for missing teacher Christopher Tully nears $10,000The reward fundraiser for a missing teacher who was last seen in Philadelphia has reached nearly $10,000.

Dog that raised alarm during New Jersey fire found dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:11
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A dog that alerted residents when their New Jersey apartment building was on fire has been found dead near her owner's purse.

France sees 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:11

French president, Francois Hollande, delivers a speech as he visits the Arab Institute building in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. President Francois Hollande says France’s millions of Muslims should be protected and respected, but should also respect the nation’s strict secular policies. Hollande spoke Thursday after three radical Muslim gunmen killed 17 people in France’s worst attacks in decades. (AP Photo/Ian Langsdon, Pool)PARIS (AP) — Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, a top French cyberdefense official said Thursday as the president tried to calm the nation's inflamed religious tensions.

Father safely delivers son in car along California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:10
LAFAYETTE, Calif. (AP) — A man delivered his son in a car on the side of a Northern California freeway and then called off an ambulance and drove the baby boy and the mother to a hospital.

Probe finds NYC jail guards hired despite arrests, gang ties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:01

FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a bus drives past the entrance to New York City’s largest jail, the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York. A city investigation into New York City jail hiring practices has found dozens of recently hired guards had gang ties, previous arrests and otherwise checkered histories. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — One applicant to be a New York City correction officer had been fired from his last job as a security guard for stealing. Another admitted he had regularly socialized with gang members. Another had debts of more than $400,000.

CIA manager testifies more than 90 knew about covert mission

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:57
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A CIA manager testified under cross-examination in a trial near Washington that more than 90 people knew about a covert Iranian mission that was leaked to the media.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:55

AP10ThingsToSee - A man shields his eyes from the sun as he views the arctic sea smoke rising from Casco Bay, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:52
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister said Thursday that it is impossible to ban social media such as Facebook so authorities in the communist nation instead should provide correct information to inform public opinion.

Marcus Mariota to enter NFL draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:30
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced that he is forgoing his senior season with the Ducks to enter the 2015 NFL draft.

Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:25

A person gets fuel after gas prices dropped below $2 a gallon at the Quick Mart in High Point, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Laura Greene)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

Getting his kicks: 16-year-old NY teen runs sneaker pawnshop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:16

In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo, a wall of collectable sneakers are displayed at Sneaker Pawn in the Harlem section of New York. Basketball sneakers can re-sell for hundreds of dollars, depending on the model, the size of the production run and how easy it is to find a pair in good condition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old sneaker-loving teen is using the footwear to get a different kind of kick — he's opened a pawnshop that uses high-end athletic shoes as collateral.

Burglars caught on camera stealing ATM from bar in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:57

Burglars caught on camera stealing ATM from bar in Old CityPhiladelphia police are searching for two burglars who stole an ATM from inside a bar in Old City early Monday morning.

City Steam Brewing settles dispute with Anchor Steam maker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:43
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford brewery and restaurant has agreed to change the label on its bottled beers following a trademark dispute with the Anchor Brewing Co. in California.

Lawsuit planned in deadly Washington subway smoke incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:43
Some of the victims hurt when a Washington subway train and station filled with smoke, killing one woman and sending 84 to hospitals, plan to sue the transit system, a law firm said on Thursday. The lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will be filed in District of Columbia Superior Court on Friday, lawyer Kim Brooks-Rodney said in a statement. The accident occurred on Monday in a tunnel just south of Washington's L'Enfant Plaza station, and the National Transportation Safety Board has blamed the smoke on electrical arcing from the charged third rail. The NTSB and Metro say investigating the cause may take a year.

Club members saw change in man accused of Boehner threat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:41

Michael Hoyt is seen in this undated photo released by the Hamilton County (OH) Sheriff's Department. Hoyt, an Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness, was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink at a country club or shooting him, according to court documents. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff's Department)WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Members of an Ohio country club said they noticed changes two years ago in a former bartender there who now is accused of threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner.