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Turkish entrepreneur aims for university for Syrian refugees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:14

In this frame grab taken from video, 19-year-old Usame Isa, left, and other students take a test, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. Isa dreams of studying engineering, but he doesn’t speak Turkish well enough to pass the language proficiency test required for entry at state universities. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)NEW YORK (AP) — At a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, 19-year-old Usame Isa dreams of studying engineering. But Isa doesn't speak Turkish well enough to pass the language proficiency test required for entry at state universities.


2 Tuskegee Airmen, both 91, die on same day in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:10

This April 7, 2011 photo by Bruce Talamon shows Clarence E. "Buddy" Huntley Jr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II, posing with a P-51C Mustang fighter plane similar to the one that he was a crew chief on while overseas during the war, at Torrance, Calif., Airport. Huntley and fellow Tuskegee Airman Joseph Shambrey, lifelong friends who enlisted together, both died on the same day, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in their Los Angeles homes, relatives said Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Both were 91. Huntley and Shambrey enlisted in 1942 and were shipped overseas to Italy in 1944 with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the Army Air Force's 332nd Fighter Group. As mechanics, they kept the combat planes flying.(AP Photo/Bruce Talamon (c) 2011 All Rights Reserved)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey grew up running track together in the same Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1930s.


To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:43

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about his Administration's Buy Secure Initiative on consumer financial protection while at the Federal Trade Commission in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot. Obama will throw his support behind efforts to give liability protection to companies that quickly share information about attacks, but will require strict protections for personal information, the White House said in a statement. The White House first proposed cyber legislation in 2011. ...


West Coast port troubles persist despite federal mediation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cargo continues to move slowly through the West Coast's major sea ports, despite the intervention of a federal mediator to help dockworkers and their employers reach a new contract.

Yosemite climbers push to finish El Capitan ascent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:14

 a free climb of El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. The first climber reached its summit in 1958, and there are roughly 100 routes up to the top. (AP Photo/Tom Evans, elcapreport)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of two climbers attempting a grueling ascent up a half-mile of sheer granite in California's Yosemite National Park caught up with his partner Monday night.


U.S. shippers say West Coast ports near gridlock on stalled contract talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:01
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators for 29 ports said on Monday as contract talks with the dockworkers' union remain strained. Union officials however have denied staging slowdowns, saying some of decisions by managements such as cutting back on night shifts were responsible for the gridlock. ...

26 measles cases reported with ties to Disney theme parks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:17
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.

U.S. enlarges area in Southwest where rare wolves can roam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:52
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Rare wolves in the American Southwest will be allowed more room to roam but some could be marked for death if they prey too heavily on elk and deer prized by hunters, under a rule issued by federal officials on Monday. The rule revising management of the fewer than 100 wolves in Arizona and New Mexico stems from legal challenges by the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity, which argued U.S. wildlife managers failed to properly protect the so-called Mexican wolf. ...

AccuWeather: Rain Moves Out, Overnight Refreeze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:51

 Brisk and Cold TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the threat of another icy morning commute.


2 dead in Newark apartment complex shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:46

2 dead in Newark apartment complex shootingTwo people are dead after a shooting inside an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware.


Wilmington records first homicide of 2015

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:43

Wilmington records first homicide of 2015Authorities in Wilmington are investigating the city's first homicide of 2015.


Water main break damages Wynnefield road

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:41

Water main break damages Wynnefield roadA water main burst under 57th Street in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia Monday night and literally ruptured the street.


Authorities search for killers of 4 men in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:34
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police stepped up patrols Monday in a gentrifying neighborhood plagued by gang violence where neighbors are on edge after four young black men were shot dead as they sat inside a stolen car over the weekend.

1 person dies after smoke empties DC subway station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:33

1 person dies after smoke empties DC subway stationSmoke from an unidentified source filled a busy downtown subway station in the nation's capital Monday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds just before afternoon rush hour, authorities said. One person died and dozens were injured.


Teen rescued after being stuck in mud for 5 hours

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:31
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — A fire department spokesman says rescue workers have freed a 16-year-old boy who spent about five hours stuck in mud up to his thighs in a muddy stream in Puyallup, Washington.

Rite Aid donates $10,000 for cameras in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:16

Rite Aid donates $10,000 for cameras in ChesterDrug store chain Rite Aid is donating $10,000 for security cameras in the city of Chester.


1 person dies after smoke empties DC subway station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoke from an unidentified source filled a busy downtown subway station in the nation's capital Monday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds just before afternoon rush hour, authorities said. One person died and dozens were injured.

Second Black Box Recovered from Crashed AirAsia Jet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:32
Search and rescue teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from AirAsia Flight 8501, the second black box recovered in as many days.

Colorado patient tests negative for Ebola: state health officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:18
DENVER (Reuters) - A patient being monitored at a Denver hospital after traveling to countries with a history of Ebola has tested negative for the disease, Colorado health officials said on Monday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had said the test at a state lab was ordered out of "an abundance of caution." The person, whose name has not been released, was transferred by ambulance to the bio-containment unit of Denver Health Medical Center on Sunday after experiencing a fever, the hospital said in a statement. ...

Idaho shooting suspect makes initial court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:16

Police officers talk ouside while emergency medical technicians aid one of the shooting victims in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Police allege John Lee, 29, opened fire at three locations Saturday afternoon in Moscow, killing his adoptive mother, his landlord and then a manager at a restaurant his parents frequented. A Seattle man was critically injured. (AP Photo/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Geoff Crimmins)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting deaths of his adoptive mother and two others in Idaho made an initial court appearance Monday in Washington state, where he was ordered held on $500,000 bail.