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Airliner lands safely in Denver after blowing tire on takeoff

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 04:29
A United Airlines turboprop plane landed safely after it returned to Denver International Airport on Saturday when the Kansas City-bound flight blew a tire on takeoff, officials said. United Express Flight 4870 reported the mishap as it took off from Denver about 10:30 a.m. MDT, said airport spokeswoman Laura Coale. She said the plane circled for about 30 minutes to burn off fuel before returning to Denver and landing safely. The aircraft, a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, is operated by Republic Airlines, United said on its website.

Harper Lee's agent 'surprised' by elder abuse allegations

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 04:28
(Reuters) - The literary agent for Harper Lee said he was surprised someone had told Alabama authorities that the 88-year-old author might be the victim of elder abuse and manipulated into the publication of her second novel. In a statement issued Friday through publisher HarperCollins, agent Andrew Nurnberg said Lee was delighted about the publication of "Go Set a Watchman" scheduled for July, 55 years after her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "I was surprised to hear that someone had, anonymously, approached the authorities in Alabama to suggest that Harper Lee was being subjected to 'elder abuse,'" the statement read.   "Having spent quality time with her over the last couple of years, I can categorically state that she is in full possession of her mental faculties," Nurnberg said. On Thursday, the Alabama Securities Commission said it had closed its investigation into an unspecified complaint of elder abuse, first reported by The New York Times, tied to the publication of Lee's second novel.

NY court revives suit over Nazi stolen art at Oklahoma Univ.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 04:25
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has given new life to a Holocaust survivor's claim that the University of Oklahoma is unjustly harboring a Camille Pissarro painting that the Nazis stole from her father during World War II.

Philadelphia police renaming valor medal for slain officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 04:07

Law enforcement officers salute the arrival of the remains of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III before a funeral procession on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. City officials said on March 5, 2015 Wilson was shot and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his final, courageous moments, Officer Robert Wilson III took on two armed robbers and gave his life to save those around him — an act so noble that Philadelphia's police department will rename its valor medal in his honor, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Saturday.


Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald's in New York

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:58
New York police took into custody one more teenage girl on Saturday in connection with the beating and robbery of a young woman at a McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn that was captured on video and went viral, leaving one suspect still at large, a police spokeswoman said. A 16-year-old girl turned herself into New York police, but because she has not yet been formally charged her name was not been released, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said. New York police said only one of the six teenage girls who took part in the attack is still at large. The beating on Monday at a McDonald's in Brooklyn was captured in a video posted on YouTube that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Dramatic video shows rescue of Utah infant from car in river

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:55
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Police have released body-camera footage that shows the frantic rescue of an 18-month-old Utah girl from a car that had crashed into a frigid river 14 hours earlier.

Funeral set for boy suspected of drinking drug-laced soda

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:37
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A funeral is scheduled for a 2-year-old Alabama boy who police say died after drinking drug-laced soda.

Former Seattle Post-Intelligencer editor Asbury dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:27
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — William Asbury, the former editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has died at age 90.

Missing boy, 12, found safe in Trenton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 03:08

Missing boy, 12, found safe in Trenton, N.J.Police say the 12-year-old boy who went missing from Trenton, New Jersey on Friday has been found safe.


Funeral set for boy suspected of drinking drug-laced soda

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 02:46
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A funeral is scheduled for a 2-year-old Alabama boy who police say died after drinking drug-laced soda.

Part-time Ferguson mayor in full-time spotlight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 02:35

FILE - In this March 11, 2015 file photo, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III announces the resignation of police chief Thomas Jackson during a news conference in Ferguson, Mo. Despite calls for him to go, Knowles is the last man standing in Ferguson city government after a Justice Department report highly critical of the city’s police force and court system prompted six officials to resign. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In the days since the release of a Justice Department report that found widespread racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb has become a part-time public servant in a full-time spotlight.


Bald eagles nest at National Arboretum in DC

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 02:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in almost 70 years the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington has a bald eagle nest with eggs that are nearly ready to hatch.

New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 02:18

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre , Minn. A dangerous strain of avian influenza has turned up in turkey flocks in Minnesota and Missouri. The disease is carried by wild waterfowl, and authorities are trying to determine how the commercial flocks became infected. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter,File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.


Historians ponder future of Revolutionary War relic

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:59

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1991 file photo, a replica of the Revolutionary War gunboat, the Philadelphia, fires guns during its launch on Lake Champlain in Vermont. A similar gunboat, the Spitfire, has been on the bottom of the lake since it was sunk in 1776 during the Revolutionary War, while being used by Benedict Arnold to help hold off the British in the key naval Battle of Valcour Island. Historian Art Cohn is developing a management plan for the future of the Spitfire, fearing the possible threat of an invasive species that could destroy the wreck if it is not raised and preserved. (AP Photo/Craig Line, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — When it was built late in 1776 the gunboat Spitfire wasn't meant to be the pride of the American fleet. It was built to fight and fight it did, helping slow down the larger British fleet that sailed south out of Canada onto Lake Champlain as part of an effort to crush the colonial rebellion.


Afghanistan gave CIA money to al Qaeda for diplomat's ransom: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:58
About $1 million provided by the CIA to a secret Afghan government fund ended up in the hands of al Qaeda in 2010 when it was used to pay a ransom for an Afghan diplomat, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had at first been concerned about the payment, fearing the CIA knew about the money and had tainted it with poison, radiation or a tracking device, the Times said, and suggested it be converted to another currency. The newspaper said letters about the ransom payment were found in the 2011 raid by U.S. Navy SEALS who killed bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The communications were submitted as evidence in the trial of Abid Naseer, who was convicted this month in New York of supporting terrorism and plotting to bomb a shopping center in Manchester, England.

Looted Ferguson store to be transformed into training center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:55

FILE - This Monday, Aug. 11 2014 photo shows debris scattered in front of a QuikTrip store in Ferguson, Mo. The convenience store that was looted and burned after a white officer shot an unarmed black man will be rebuilt as a job training center. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis said Friday, March 13, 2015, that the center is part of its “empowering communities” effort. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Ferguson convenience store that was looted and burned after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown will be rebuilt as a job training center.


Utah plans registry for white-collar criminals to stop fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:52
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the same way a customer searching for a new laptop might consult Consumer Reports before making a purchase, Attorney General Sean Reyes wants would-be investors to consult a resource listing convicted fraudsters before handing over any money.

Possible house explosion in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:49

Possible house explosion in Seaside Heights, N.J.Officials are investigating a possible house explosion in Seaside Heights, New Jersey Saturday morning.


USDA reports virulent strain of avian flu in Kansas poultry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:43
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas, confirming the virus has spread into a migratory bird route that runs through the center of the country. The discovery of the H5N2 flu strain in a backyard chicken and duck flock in a county just outside Kansas City, Kan., is certain to lead to expanded restrictions on U.S. poultry exports from top trading partners like Mexico and Canada. The infection, confirmed on Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was the first case in an established migratory bird route, known as the central flyway, that stretches roughly north-south from Montana to Texas. Kansas officials quarantined the infected property in Leavenworth County, and birds there will be culled to prevent the spread of the disease.

Woman missing after leaving Montgomery County hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 01:21

Woman missing after leaving Montgomery County hospitalUpper Merion Township police are asking for help in locating a missing woman who was last seen leaving a Montgomery County hospital in February.