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Should we call the cosmos seeking ET? Or is that risky?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:25

 Do you wait for that interesting person to call you or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down. Their version involves E.T. Instead of love, astronomers are looking for life out there in the universe. For decades, astronomers have sat by their telescopes, listened and waited for a call from E.T. only to be left alone. So now some of them want to aim their best radars and lasers out to the sky to say “We’re here, call us” to the closest few thousand worlds. They can bring us all sorts of new technologies and answers to burning questions, some hope. (AP Photo/NASA)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down?


Missing 16-year-old mom and newborn twins from NE Phila. have been found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:23

Missing 16-year-old mom and newborn twins from NE Phila. have been foundPhiladelphia Police have confirmed through the Gloucester City, New Jersey Police Department that a missing 16-year-old girl and her newborn twin girls have been located.


More arrests expected in triple slaying at dog-fighting hub

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:21
MALAD, Idaho (AP) — One man is in custody and more arrests are likely in a 2013 triple slaying at a dog-fighting and marijuana operation in rural Idaho, authorities say.

Man charged with having sex with corpse in Georgia mortuary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:14
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Police have charged a homeless man with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus.

U.N. chief praises three young Muslims killed in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:10

A makeshift memorial for Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and Yusor's sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were killed by a gunman, is pictured inside of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, in Chapel HillUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised three young Muslims killed in North Carolina as representing the best values of global citizenship and said he was deeply moved by scenes of thousands of people mourning their deaths. Deah Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, a student at North Carolina State University, were gunned down on Tuesday in Chapel Hill.


Correction: Obit-Carr story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:04
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a story Feb. 13 about the death of media columnist David Carr, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the college at Boston University at which Thomas Fiedler is the dean. He is the dean of the College of Communication, not the College of Community.

Chelsea Manning's hormone treatment OK'd, but not long hair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:02

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Defense Department officials say hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has approved gender-reassignment hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, but says she can't grow out her hair.


Florida student told no 'God bless America' in morning announcements

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:58
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida high school told a student this week to stop adding the phrase "God bless America" when reading scripted morning announcements, drawing protests and irate phone calls from around the nation, school officials said on Friday. The principal at Yulee High School, located in north Florida near Jacksonville, asked the student to stick to the script after receiving a six-page letter on Monday from the American Humanist Association, a group that describes itself as advocating for humanists, atheists and secular governance. Just read what's on the script, and don’t put anything else on it," was the message given to the student announcer, said Sharyl Wood, a spokeswoman for the school district in Nassau County, just north of Jacksonville.

Things to know about the federal government's nuke dump

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:51

FILE - In this on March 6, 2014, file photo, Empty nuclear waste shipping containers sit in front of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. Energy Secretary Moniz acknowledging during a congressional hearing Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 that the time table and budget for getting WIPP back on track was “a little bit uncertain.” (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Valentine's Day 2014 was coming to a close. There were fewer than a dozen workers holding down the night shift at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.


Medical examiner to look into death of NY Times' David Carr

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:35

 A Year Inside The New York Times," in Paris. Carr collapsed at the office and died in a hospital Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. He was 58. Carr wrote the Media Equation column for the Times, focusing on issues of media in relation to business and culture. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The city medical examiner's office said Friday that it plans to look into the death of New York Times media columnist David Carr, who collapsed just hours after moderating a "Times Talks" conversation with Edward Snowden, director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald.


Partner of Whitney Houston's daughter denied hospital visits: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:26

 On Our Own" in New YorkBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Nick Gordon, who calls himself the husband of Bobbi Kristina Brown, cannot visit her at the hospital where she is being treated after having been found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub last month, Brown's cousin told a local television station. Lawyers for Gordon disputed the cousin's contention that he was pursuing legal action to gain access to Brown, who is the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. "In response to reports that Nick Gordon is taking legal action, he would like it to be clear, he is not," lawyers Randy Kessler and Joe Habachy said in a statement Thursday evening. Family members have said Brown, 21, the only child of singers Bobby Brown and Houston, is fighting for her life after Gordon and a friend discovered her in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home on Jan. 31.


Connecticut panel approves school safety report after Sandy Hook

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:19

Mementos for 20 students and six educators, killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hang from a tree in Newtown, ConnecticutBy Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut panel charged with finding ways to reduce school violence after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Friday approved a final package of recommendations including calls for tougher gun laws and improved school designs. The 16-member commission appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy voted unanimously to approve a 256-page report that also recommended that schools have doors that lock from the inside and calls for trigger locks to be provided for any firearm when it is sold or transferred in ownership. The commission was established after Adam Lanza, 20, killed 26 children and educators at the elementary school in one of the most horrific school shootings in U.S. history.


Family of German exchange student sues shooter, girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:17

Markus Kaarma stands in Missoula County District Court while Judge Ed McLean sentences him to 70 years in prison for the shooting death of German exchange student Diren Dede on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 in Missoula, Mont. Kaarma shot 17-year-old Dede, who was unarmed, last year after he was alerted by motion sensors in his garage. Witnesses said Kaarma fired at the teen four times. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The family of a 17-year-old German exchange student who was shot to death last spring in Montana has filed a lawsuit against the shooter and his girlfriend.


Bird strikes power line at L.A. airport, knocks out some services

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:16
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bird struck a high-voltage line at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, causing a brief power outage that shut down baggage carousels, escalators and people movers, an airport spokeswoman said. No flights were affected by the morning outage and the terminals remained open at the nation's third busiest airport, said spokeswoman Amanda Parsons.

Last two women identified in Indiana serial murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:13

Lake County Sheriff's Department photo of Darren Vann(Reuters) - Indiana officials have identified the last two of seven victims linked to an alleged serial killer in the town of Gary, the Lake County coroner said on Friday. DNA tests confirmed the identities of Tanya Gatlin, 27, and Sonya Billingsley, 53, both of Gary, whose remains were found in the same abandoned building in that city, the coroner's office said in a statement. The bodies were discovered in October after police arrested Darren Vann, 43, a suspect in the murder of a woman in a hotel in neighboring Hammond, Indiana.


PHOTOS: 16 arrested for child sex offenses in northeastern Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:09

 16 arrested for child sex offenses in northeastern PennsylvaniaA sweep in the northeastern portion of Pennsylvania for child sex offense suspects has resulted in the arrests of 16 people, the Pa. AG's office said.


UN: Nigeria military needs 'greater resolve' vs. Boko Haram

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:07
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special representative for West Africa says Nigeria's military needs to show "greater resolve" in the widening fight against the extremist group Boko Haram.

Pennsylvania governor declares moratorium on death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 02:05

Pennsylvania Democratic challenger for Governor Tom Wolf addresses the media following the third and final gubernatorial debate with incumbent Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in PittsburghBy Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Governor Tom Wolf declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania on Friday, saying it was a flawed system that is "ineffective, unjust and expensive." The moratorium will remain in effect, Wolf's office said, until the Democratic governor has received and reviewed a report by a task force established by the legislature in 2011 to study the effectiveness of the death penalty. Wolf immediately granted a reprieve to murderer Terrance Williams, whose execution was scheduled for March 4. The governor noted that six people on death row in Pennsylvania had been exonerated since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978.


VIDEO: David Henry reports on dangerous cold in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:56

 David Henry reports on dangerous cold in PhiladelphiaDavid Henry reports from Center City where he spoke to those braving the dangerously cold conditions.


Chris Christie's approval at home sinks to record low, new poll shows

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 01:44

Chris Christie's approval at home sinks to record low, new poll showsGov. Chris Christie has sunk to new lows in the eyes of New Jersey residents.