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Possible wreckage of small U.S. plane spotted off Jamaica

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:06

A U.S. Coast Guard boat participates in the search for the small plane belonging to real estate executive Larry GlazerBy Aileen Torres-Bennett KINGSTON (Reuters) - Rescuers were searching on Saturday for the wreckage of a small U.S. The plane, with an unresponsive pilot, crashed on Friday after veering far off its course to Florida and triggering a U.S. "Our pilots are very confident that the sighting is consistent with that of a high impact debris field, and this has since been corroborated by a United States Coast Guard C-130 aircraft involved in the operation," the Jamaica Defence Force said in a statement on Friday. The crash killed two people aboard the plane: Larry Glazer, a real-estate executive from Rochester, New York;


County to send anti-federal message by horseback

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:56
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada county will send a message the old-fashioned way to Washington about what it calls federal overreach on public lands: by horseback.

California homes lack water meters during drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:46

In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, is a water meter being installed at the site of a new home under construction in Fresno, Calif. Since 1992, state law has required that all new homes have a water meter, and a 2004 state law requires that homes built before that must be retrofitted by 2025. Still, thousands of homes, many in the thirsty Central Valley, have yet to be metered even as California is locked in the third year of a historic drought. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using.


Ex-trooper claims forced to retire due to weight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:36

Ex-trooper claims forced to retire due to weightA former state trooper is suing the Delaware State Police, arguing that she was forced to retire because of her weight.


Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:49

Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prankComedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."


Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:49

Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prankComedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."


Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:45

Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area homeGirl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.


Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:45

Singer Simone Battle found dead at LA-area homeGirl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.


Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:43

This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats from Islamic State militants and Russian aggression in Ukraine loom large, but September's session may be too short for lawmakers to do anything but talk about them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.


For Joan Rivers, victory from loss in late night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:30

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1986 file photo, talk show host Joan Rivers, right, talks with guest, first lady Nancy Reagan, during her appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers," in Los Angeles. In October 1986, Rivers made TV history as the first woman hosting a late-night broadcast talk show. She was the first face of the Fox network, headlining its first program, "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers." She died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo, Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers bombed in late night for the world to see, on an upstart network no one thought would last. In the process, she infuriated Johnny Carson, the titanic TV star who had long supported her and, 20 years before, made her an overnight star.


A farewell to art: NY eatery's big Picasso to move

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:14

In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, a man pauses to views Picasso's “Le Tricorne," a 19-foot by 20-foot stage curtain, that hangs in the lobby of the Seagram building, in a passageway connecting the two dining rooms of New York's Four Seasons restaurant. The pairing between one of the art legend’s biggest paintings and one of New York's most illustrious eateries ends Sunday, when the unusual artwork is to be eased off its travertine wall and ultimately moved to a museum, after a legal dispute that for a time split some of the city’s most prominent preservationists. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — For over half a century, the Four Seasons restaurant has been the place where Picasso meets the power lunch.


Suspect in 4 deaths caught at Florida hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:14

Amber AlertHUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Greg and Margaret Brown, their daughter Megan and her young son moved from Pennsylvania to Florida a few months ago, looking for a fresh start after operating a farm that bred and boarded horses and dogs.


Authorities: Man fatally beat dog with TV remote

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:06

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteAnimal cruelty charges have been filed against a man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote.


Authorities: Man fatally beat dog with TV remote

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 04:06

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteAnimal cruelty charges have been filed against a man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote.


Roberts calls independent challenger a liberal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:59

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, listens while independent candidate Greg Orman answers a question during a debate at the Kansas State Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts used the first debate in his unexpectedly competitive re-election campaign Saturday to paint his independent challenger as a liberal Democrat and to mock him for refusing to identify with a major party.


Suspect in 4 deaths caught at Florida hotel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:55

Suspect in 4 deaths caught at Florida hotelGreg and Margaret Brown, their daughter Megan and her young son moved from Pennsylvania to Florida a few months ago, looking for a fresh start after operating a farm that bred and boarded horses and dogs.


Brazil lawmakers named in suspected kickback

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:36
SAO PAULO (AP) — An imprisoned former director of the country's state-controlled Petrobras oil company has named more than 30 lawmakers allegedly involved in a suspected money laundering and kickback scheme involving company contracts, Brazil's leading newsweekly said Saturday.

A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:34
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch of homes in about a week.

Oh deer! Two tie up traffic on Golden Gate Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:33

Oh deer! Two tie up traffic on Golden Gate BridgeIt was a strange traffic jam on the Golden Gate Bridge. Two deer stopped traffic in the northbound lanes Friday


Wildfire that forced evacuations is extinguished

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:28
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A late-night wildfire that tore through brush in an Oregon city has been extinguished after it forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes.