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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:01

AP10ThingsToSee - A person looks at the eruptions of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3 years of quiet. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:01

FILE - In this Feb, 1, 2010 file photo, journalist Bob Simon attends the premiere screening of "Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr." at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. CBS says Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car. He was 73. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s during a five-decade career in journalism, has died in a car crash. He was 73.

Police: Months of marital issues preceded man shooting wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:58
MELBOUNE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a couple had been having marital problems for about six months before the man shot his wife at a mall food court.

High schoolers soar in New Hampshire; only ski jumping state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:55

In this photo taken Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015 a high school ski jumper takes off in the darkness as he competes in Newport, N.H. The state is the only place in the nation that still offers ski jumping as a competitive sport for high-schoolers.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind New Hampshire's Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering down at a snowy, brightly lit landing hill.

FireEye is "first in the door" on big cyber attacks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:54
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They're the emergency responders of the computer industry.

Tiger: My game needs 'a lot of work'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:51
Tiger Woods said his golf is not acceptable for the PGA Tour and he will not return until it is.

Lawsuits say Harvard, MIT webcasts leave out deaf Americans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:46

An "H" marks a gate into Harvard Yard at Harvard University in CambridgeBy Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - An advocacy group for the deaf on Thursday sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, saying the elite schools had violated laws by posting online video and audio recordings for public use that lacked accurate captions. Two lawsuits charged that Harvard and MIT said the webcast recordings were intended to provide the public free access to the schools but were unusable by people with difficulty hearing because they either lacked captions or had captions that were so poor as to be unusable. "Harvard has largely denied access to this content to the approximately 48 million - nearly one out of five - Americans who are deaf or hard of heading," plaintiffs, including the National Association for the Deaf, said in a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston on Thursday.

FBI director calls for national conversation on race

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:45

FBI Director James Comey answers questions during a news conference at the FBI office in BostonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey on Thursday called for a conversation about race in the United States that extends beyond law enforcement. Speaking at Georgetown University, Comey said the United States is at a crossroads following incidents involving white police officers fatally shooting unarmed black men in 2014. He called for a national debate about real and perceived racial biases both inside and outside law enforcement. Comey said racial bias is not an epidemic in law enforcement any more than it is in academia or the arts and quoted from a song in the musical "Avenue Q" titled “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist.” Comey’s speech marked the first time in recent history that an FBI director has specifically addressed the issue of race, an FBI spokesman said.

PHOTOS: 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:38

 2000 Republican National Convention in PhiladelphiaIn the year 2000, Philadelphia hosted the Republican National Convention.

Fugitive treasure hunter to return to Ohio for legal fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:31
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive agreed Thursday to return to Ohio to face the investors he's accused of bilking out of millions of dollars in gold.

Comedy Central has 'short list' for Jon Stewart replacement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:26

This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. Comedy Central announced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, that Stewart will will leave "The Daily Show" later this year. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central is mulling a "short list" of replacements for "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a decision that could affect how much influence the show has on the 2016 presidential campaign.

Correction: Deep Space Observatory story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:25

An unmanned Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. On board is the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which will head to a destination 1 million miles away. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a story Feb. 11 about the launch of a space observatory, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the booster rocket landed in the ocean. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said via Twitter that the rocket landed within 10 meters — not 10 miles — of the target.

California authorities crack down on cardboard theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:23

Steve Rivera, senior investigator with the San Bernardino County District Attorney office, left, watches as a load of cardboard is seized temporarily on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in Fontana, Calif. The load was found to be legitimately given to the driver the by a local furniture store owner on the premise they’d split the recycling proceeds. When the economy booms, cardboard prices rise as manufacturers make more goods and need more packaging to sell them. Thieves are more brazen, and steal much more, when cardboard prices peak. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators wearing bulletproof vests sit in unmarked cars outside a Southern California recycling center, swapping license plate details over two-way radio before dawn.

How tantrum over serving nuts on jet ended with prison time

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:23

Members of the media try to get pictures of Cho Hyun-ah, the former vice president of Korean Air Lines, outside of the Seoul Western District Court after her trial in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced Cho to a year in prison for aviation law violations that stemmed from her inflight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The headline-grabbing "nut rage" episode reached a conclusion Thursday with a one- year prison sentence for its chief protagonist, Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah. A South Korean court found that she violated aviation law when she ordered a crew member off a Dec. 5 flight before it took off from New York, forcing the Korean Air plane to return to the gate. Cho, then head of cabin service at the airline, was angered at being offered macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish, and she physically confronted the crew in the first-class cabin.

Emaciated sea lion pup rescued from side of San Francisco highway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:19
(Reuters) - Wildlife officials in California were nursing an emaciated sea lion pup back to health on Thursday, a day after it was found beside a busy highway in San Francisco more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) from the ocean. The pup was spotted by two motorists after apparently pulling itself uphill through bushes and across the Skyline Boulevard near Fort Funston National Park. They were then joined by national park ranger Matt Wallat, who happened to be driving by and stopped to help. It was not clear why the young sea lion - named Percevero, from the Latin for perseverance, by Wallat - strayed so far from the water.

Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:12

Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic National ConventionPhiladelphia has won the bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Thursday.

Police: Several people found dead in New Mexico home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:12
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho say they're investigating the deaths of "several" people at a home.

Latest US high school graduation rate rises to 81 percent

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says the latest high school graduation rate has reached 81 percent.

U.S. appeals court to hear arguments on moving Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:08

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said it would hear arguments on whether to move the trial of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of the city that was the site of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The appeals court's decision to hear arguments on Feb. 19 comes after a district court judge three times rejected pleas by defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys to move the trial. Defense attorneys contend too many people in the Boston area had a direct connection to the event to empanel an impartial jury. Three people were killed and 264 injured when two homemade bombs went off at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013.

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Glen Mills; $564M winners in TX, NC, Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:06

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Glen Mills; $564M winners in TX, NC, Puerto RicoTickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.