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Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:03

This image provided by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows Pacific and Atlantic meridional sections showing upper-ocean warming for the past six decades (1955-2011). Red colors indicate a warming (positive) anomaly and blue colors indicate a cooling (negative) anomaly. The amount of global-warming triggered heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground. And they’ve seen ocean heat content rise in recent years. But a new study using ocean observing data that goes back to the British research ship Challenger in the 1870s, includes high-tech modern underwater monitors and computer models, tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the oceans in the past 150 years. (Timo Bremer/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.


Authorities: Homeland Security agent shoots would-be robber

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:44
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Homeland Security agent shot and critically wounded a man who tried to rob him near his home in Jacksonville.

Ohio officer dead; man accused of hunting police in custody

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:38

Police booking photo of Herschel Jones III is shown in Mt. Vernon, OhioPolice received a call close to midnight on Sunday from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Jones III, "had left with weapons and was looking to kill an officer," Shaffer said in a statement. "(She said) police officers in Danville were in danger," Shaffer said.


Wyoming officials back various schemes in bid to rescue coal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:37

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2006, file photo, shows an aerial view of a coal mine in northeast Wyoming near Gillette, Wyo. Public enemy No. 1 for climate change and no longer the fossil fuel that utilities prefer to generate electricity, coal has few allies these days but still has friends in Wyoming. From burning the stuff underground to hosting a contest to find profitable uses for power plant emissions, the top coal-producing state is desperate to bring about a coal savior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Public enemy No. 1 for climate change and no longer the fossil fuel utilities prefer to burn to generate electricity, coal has few allies these days. But one state is still fighting to save the industry: Wyoming.


Tata Steel UK announces layoffs amid cheap Chinese imports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:32
LONDON (AP) — Manufacturer Tata Steel on Monday announced it will cut 1,050 jobs in Britain as part of cost-savings plans to compete against cheap Chinese imports, raising the clamor for government intervention to protect struggling industries.

2nd Indiana man faces trial in deadly house explosion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:24

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2012 file aerial photo, the homes that were leveled and the numerous neighboring homes that were damaged from a massive explosion that sparked a huge fire and killed two people are shown in Indianapolis. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in the trial of Bob Leonard, who faces two counts of murder as well as arson and conspiracy charges. (Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The half brother of a man serving two life sentences in a deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion that devastated a subdivision is facing a weekslong trial for his alleged role in the blast, which prosecutors say was a scheme to collect a big insurance payout.


Philadelphia Marine among 12 missing after helicopter crash in Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:38

Philadelphia Marine among 12 missing after helicopter crash in HawaiiTwo Pennsylvania men, from Philadelphia and Adams County, are among 12 Marines who went missing after two helicopters crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.


Another potential 'First Guy' on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:30

FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Frank Fiorina, husband of Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina,listens as she speaks with a guest in Manchester, N.H. While former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Frank Fiorina, is pitching voters on the candidacy of his wife on the Republican side. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)MARION, Iowa (AP) — There's another man out on the presidential campaign trail this year looking to become America's first gentleman.


Bend and a beer: Yoga classes and craft breweries team up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:06

In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 photo, Reed Patterson practices yoga while holding onto his beer at the Platform Beer Co., in Cleveland. Craft breweries are partnering up with yoga studios around the country as more breweries are hosting classes to attract a new crowd to the bars and yoga studios are using the beer to get more men to try yoga. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)MIAMI (AP) — Call it detox and retox: Around the country, yogis are jumping up from savasana and hopping onto a barstool as yoga classes are making their way into breweries.


Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:39
By Ahmed Rasheed and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said on Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Unknown gunmen seized the trio from a private apartment on Friday in the capital's southeastern Dora district, said Mohammed al-Karbouli, who sits on parliament's security and defense panel. Iskandar Witwit, deputy head of the same panel, gave a similar account citing senior security officials who said the civilians had been taken from the district's Sihha residential complex.

Sister of American released by Iran arrives in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:37

Sarah Hekmati, sister of Amir Hekmati, smiles as she arrives at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, the day after former US marine Amir Hekmati landed safely in Geneva and was transferred to Germany after being released from prison in Iran on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The sister of former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati has arrived in Germany to meet him following his release from Iran as part of a prisoner swap.


4 suspects at large after stolen minivan crashes in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:19

4 suspects at large after stolen minivan crashes in OlneyPhiladelphia police are searching for four suspects who crashed a stolen minivan in Olney.


Details about 12 Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:17

This photo taken in 2010 and provided by the Roche family, shows Capt. Kevin Roche. On Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps released the names of the missing officers involved in a helicopter crash, including Roche. Two helicopters each carrying six Marines went down off Oahu's north shore late Thursday. The Coast Guard initially said the choppers collided. But Marine spokesman Capt. Timothy Irish says he's not sure they collided because an investigation into the crash hasn't been completed. (Roche Family via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has released the names of 12 Marines missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii. Here are their stories:


Fire damages popular restaurant in Cumberland County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:07

Fire damages popular restaurant in Cumberland County, N.J.Firefighters are battling a blaze at a popular historic restaurant in Cumberland County that has gone to three alarms.


Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:55

In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, photo, an iPad with a Boston Symphony Orchestra interactive program is displayed on the conductor's stand at Symphony Hall in Boston. The BSO is loaning iPads to concertgoers during performances in hopes of drawing new audiences to classical music. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts.


Greek unions to hold general strike Feb. 4 on pension reform

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:53
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Union discontent is growing in Greece against planned pension reforms, with civil servants joining in a strike by private sector workers next month in what will be the first general strike of the year in the financially struggling country.

Best Lines of the Democratic Debate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:44
The first Democratic debate of 2016 kicked off in South Carolina Sunday.

Iran to boost oil output by 500,000 barrels

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:31
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran plans to increase oil production by 500,000 barrels per day now that sanctions have been lifted under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Missing U.S. citizens were kidnapped in Baghdad, two Iraqi MPs says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:58
The three U.S. citizens that were reported missing in Baghdad have been abducted, two members of parliament told Reuters on Monday.The three were invited on Friday to a private event in the Dora district southeast of the capital when they were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, said Mohammed al-Karbouli who sits on the security and defense panel of parliament. Another member of the same panel, Iskandar Witwit, gave a similar account, saying that they were kidnapped from the Sihha apartment buildings in the Dora district. Iraqi police and U.S. authorities earlier said three U.S. nationals had been reported missing in Baghdad.

St. Louis united against common enemy: Stan Kroenke

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 19:25

 Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL executives who helped take away the team. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis football fans don't have the 49ers or Seahawks to hate anymore. They have a new nemesis: Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL executives who helped take away the team.