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VIDEO: China's ice castles open to public

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:19
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
Categories: BBC World News

Ferry Kalakala soon to be scrapped

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:19
After a series of unsuccessful attempts to restore and revive it, the art deco ferry Kalakala will soon be scrapped.

Jury selection begins for suspect in Etan Patz's 1979 murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:18

FILE - This May 28, 2012, file photo shows a newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz that is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. Jury selection is set to start Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Hernandez’s murder trial. As the murder case surrounding Patz' notorious 1979 disappearance heads to trial, missing-children’s advocates see it as proof that such cases still can be pursued after decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after Etan Patz's disappearance helped ignite a national missing-children's movement, scores of prospective jurors filed into court Monday for a murder trial that eluded authorities for decades.


Passengers complain of 12-hour wait on tarmac

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:17
Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac in the Middle East without food or accurate flight information.

NY Times reporter questioned in court in CIA leak case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:16

New York Times Company photo of James RisenBy Aruna Viswanatha ALEXANDRIA, VA (Reuters) - New York Times reporter James Risen refused on Monday to answer all but a few basic questions in court about his book detailing a failed CIA effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program, in a case that has become a flashpoint for press freedom. Risen testified in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, as part of the U.S. government's case against former Central Intelligence Agency officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is charged with leaking classified information to Risen. ...


Passengers complain of 12-hour wait on tarmac

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:15
Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac in the Middle East without food or accurate flight information.

Libyan jets bomb oil tanker in port

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:12
Libyan military jets attack a Greek-operated oil tanker in an Islamist-controlled port in eastern Libya, killing two crew members.
Categories: BBC World News

Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Removes Tracking Bracelet in Challenge to Kremlin

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:11
Mr. Navalny, a Russian political opposition leader, declared an end to his more than 10 months of house arrest, raising the possibility that the authorities would punish him.

After Ban on Beef From Europe, U.S. Gives Green Light to Ireland

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:08
Ireland has met American safety rules, becoming the first European country to come off a ban that was imposed after an outbreak of mad cow disease in the late 1990s.






'Real Housewives' star makes prison her new home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:07

File- This Jan. 4, 2012, photo shows Teresa Giudice posing for a portrait in New York. Giudice is scheduled to report to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, to begin serving a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud. She and husband Joe Giudice pleaded guilty last year. The couple admitted hiding assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitting phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)One of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" has gone to the big house.


Police Questioning Son in Death of Hedge Fund Manager

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:06
Thomas Gilbert Jr., 30, was taken into police custody after the shooting on Sunday of his father, Thomas Gilbert, on the Upper East Side.

UPDATED MAPS: Tuesday's expected snowfall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:06

 Tuesday's expected snowfallAccuWeather has updated information on Tuesday's arrival of light, accumulating snow.


Doe attacks man after being shot with arrow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:00
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a deer wounded by an arrow in eastern Wisconsin turned on the bow hunter in an attack that sent the 72-year-old man to a hospital.

2 U.S. Ski Team Prospects Die in Avalanche in Austria

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:58
Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.






Birdman and Boyhood up for awards

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:56
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge to weigh releasing grand jury record in NYC chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:54
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge will hear arguments later this month whether to publicly release the records of a grand jury hearing in the case of an unarmed black man killed after a policeman put him in a chokehold while arresting him for peddling loose cigarettes. After an unusually lengthy session lasting nine weeks, the grand jury voted in December not to indict the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, for his role in the asphyxiation death of Eric Garner on a Staten Island sidewalk last summer. ...

Death of missing Pennsylvania college student ruled accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's mayor says the death of a college student whose body was found in a river a month after he vanished has been ruled an accident.

Cakes left in Serbia landfill resold

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:47
Thousands of cakes meant to be destroyed are stolen from a Serbian landfill site and resold on the black market.
Categories: BBC World News

AccuWeather: Colder Today, Snow Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:45

 Colder Today, Snow TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says Tuesday's snow will be light, but a small accumulation is likely.


Joey Merlino headed back to prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:42

Joey Merlino headed back to prisonFormer Philadelphia Mob Boss Joey Merlino is heading back to prison.