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Decommissioned USS Constellation arrives in Texas for scrap

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 00:28
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped.

Man finds stranger hiding in his trunk after car wash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 00:07

Man finds stranger hiding in his trunk after car washA man went to a car wash and came home with an extra passenger - a stranger hiding in the trunk.


Transportation guru helps Columbus in DNC convention bid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 00:05
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city is grappling with its role as a transportation underdog in the bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention by hiring one of the experts in the field.

Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 00:00

FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. After a record year for milk sales in 2014, dairy farmers face a glut. Already disheartened, farmers say they worry as futures markets predict dwindling prices in 2015. But in the dairy aisle shoppers are milking savings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain.


Cancer-stricken NYC man marries longtime love in hospice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 23:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old man with terminal cancer got his wish fulfilled when he married his longtime girlfriend in the New York City hospice where he is living out his last days.

AccuWeather: Cold Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 23:13

 Cold SaturdayMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the weekend ends on a wet note for most of the region.


Newborn dies after being found on fire on Burlington Co. road

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 22:36

Newborn dies after being found on fire on Burlington Co. roadPolice say the newborn found burning on a road in Pemberton Township, New Jersey late Friday night has died.


Some key figures about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 22:20

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2014, Prison Entrepreneurship Program, or PEP, CEO Bert Smith, left, names Casey Allen, center, the winner of the business plan contest as second-place winner Jamaal Givens looks on during graduation ceremonies at the Cleveland Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Texas. The Prison Entrepreneurship Program, or PEP, is based on a philosophy that making inmates like Chavez business savvy will reduce the likelihood that they’ll end up back in prison. It emphasizes reforming behavior while also working on a broader goal of reducing the prison population. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)The Houston-based Prison Entrepreneurship Program began operations in 2004 and operates now in the Cleveland Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Texas, with plans to open a second unit in a Dallas-area prison this year. Some facts and figures about the program since it began:


Texas prison program aims to produce business-savvy inmates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 22:17

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2014, prison inmate Richard Chavez sits with classmates and listens to a speaker during graduation ceremonies at the Cleveland Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Texas. The group is graduating from the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, or PEP. The program is based on a philosophy that making inmates like Chavez business savvy will reduce the likelihood that they’ll end up back in prison. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Standing in a prison chow hall, Richard Chavez Jr. outlines his past: violent felon, former gang member, the fourth member of his family to go to prison. Then his future: owner of a mobile counseling youth service that goes where the troubled kids are.


Newborn found on fire on Burlington County road

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 22:04

Newborn dies after being found on fire on Burlington Co. roadPolice say a newborn was found burning on a road in Pemberton Township, New Jersey late Friday night.


Woman burned in apartment blaze in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 21:08

Woman burned in apartment blaze in RhawnhurstA woman was seriously burned in an apartment fire in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section early Saturday morning.


Fire damages Pretzel Factory store in West Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 21:05

Fire damages Pretzel Factory store in West ChesterA fire damaged a Pretzel Factor store in West Chester, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.


Newborn found on fire on Burlington County road

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 19:52

Newborn found on fire on Burlington County roadPolice say a newborn was found burning on a road in Pemberton Township, New Jersey late Friday night.


Sheriff: Pair tried to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 19:21
CINCINNATI (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southwest Ohio say two people attempted to smuggle a heroin-laced Bible into the county justice center.

Sheriff: Pair tried to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 19:21
CINCINNATI (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southwest Ohio say two people attempted to smuggle a heroin-laced Bible into the county justice center.

Obama invites presidential letter writers to big address

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 19:02

U.S. President Obama addresses joint news conference with British Prime Minister Cameron at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama has invited a handful of average Americans who wrote him letters about their lives to his annual State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. "Every day, we get thousands of letters and emails at the White House from Americans across the country, and every night, I read 10 of them," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, broadcast on Saturday. "They tell me about their hopes and their worries, their hardships and successes. They’re the Americans I’m working for every day, and this year, several of these letter writers will join me at the Capitol." The president said he had invited a woman from Colorado, Carolyn Reed, who expanded her business with a loan from the Small Business Administration. Victor Fugate of Missouri would also be among his guests.


AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:32

 All 20 acting contenders are white, and no women are represented in the directing, writing or cinematography categories. After the Oscar nominations announcement on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite started trending on Twitter. Isaacs, the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, talked with The Associated Press Friday about the diversity controversy and what comes next. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.


Supreme Court sets stage for historic gay rights ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:29

In this June 26, 2013, file photo, gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The justices might have to decide to jump in at their closed-door conference on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, if they want to resolve the legal debate over gay marriage in the next few months. The justices would hear the case in April, the last month for oral arguments before the next term begins in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business.


Romney shows softer side in 2016 campaign preview

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:23

Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, left, greets people after speaking during the Republican National Committee's winter meeting aboard the USS Midway Museum Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mitt Romney is offering a rare glimpse of his softer side as he marches toward an unlikely third presidential bid focused on poverty and the middle class.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:05
"We are now that much closer to being fully recognized as a family, and we are thrilled. This opportunity for our case to be heard by the Supreme Court gives us and families like ours so much reason to be hopeful." — April DeBoer, a nurse from Michigan, after justices announced they will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.