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Feds to end ultralight-led whooping crane migration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:06
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will stop supporting the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall.

Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:56

Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snowMillions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City.


Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:56

Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snowMillions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City.


Hong Kong police arrest Chinese suspect in L.A. double murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:31

Forty-four-year-old Deyun Shi is escorted by plainclothed police officers in Hong KongHong Kong police said on Sunday they had arrested a Chinese national sought by U.S. authorities on suspicion of murdering two people and attempting to murder a third person in Los Angeles. In a statement, the Hong Kong police said they had arrested a 44-year-old man following a formal U.S. extradition request, adding he would appear in court on Monday. U.S. officials named the suspect on Saturday as Deyun Shi and said he was suspected of having killed two of his teenage nephews, aged 14 and 15, at a home in Arcadia, a city in Los Angeles county.


Snow blamed for Downingtown church roof collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:29

Snow blamed for Downingtown church roof collapseHeavy snow is being blamed for a roof collapse at a Downingtown church.


Temple women's gymnastics team to head home after being stuck for hours on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:12

Temple women's gymnastics team to head home after being stuck for hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University Women's Gymnastics team plans to head home Sunday after finally getting off the Pennsylvania Turnpike after being stuck in the snow during this weekend's storm.


Former NJ hospital pharmacist accused of morphine theft

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:01
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former registered pharmacist is accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline at a southern New Jersey hospital where he once worked.

Accused cop shooter makes emotional outburst in Miami courtroom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:59

Accused cop shooter makes emotional outburst in Miami courtroomDavid Andres Mejia, 23, is accused of ambushing a police officer in a drive-by shooting, but Mejia claims he is the victim.


Power Outages: 18,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in dark

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:56

 18,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in darkTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday night after a blizzard hit the area.


Delaware Gov. Markell: State of emergency remains in effect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:51

 State of emergency remains in effectDelaware Gov. Jack Markell has lifted a driving ban he had imposed as a winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the mid-Atlantic region.


Larger-than-life Nashville politician Hooker dead at 85

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:37

CHANGES YEAR TO 2016 NOT 2015 - FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, John Jay Hooker sits outside his retirement home apartment in Nashville, Tenn. Hooker, a large figure in Tennessee politics who once worked as special counsel to Robert Kennedy, spent his last days fighting to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Tennessee. Hooker died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Nashville. He was 85. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family friend said larger-than-life Nashville political figure John Jay Hooker Jr., who spent his last days fighting to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Tennessee, died on Sunday at 85.


Turnpike section where hundreds were stranded will reopen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:21

Turnpike section where hundreds were stranded will reopenState authorities say they hope to quickly reopen a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh where hundreds of vehicles were stranded during the massive winter storm.


'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

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

This Jan. 7, 2016 photo provided by The Nature Conservancy shows the San Lorenzo River overflowing around the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, Caif. The Nature Conservancy an environmental group in California is recruiting drone hobbyists to map flooding and coastal damage after El Nino storms with the idea that the images will help predict what the future coastline will look like as sea levels rise from global warming. (Matt Merrifield via AP)LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.


Firefighters rescue 23 animals from burning home in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 01:12

Firefighters rescue 23 animals from burning home in CaliforniaFirefighters saved the lives of nearly two-dozen animals after a fire engulfed their California home.


3 inmates cut into plumbing tunnels to escape from OC jail

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

3 inmates cut into plumbing tunnels to escape from OC jailThree jail inmates, including a man suspected of murder, escaped from the Orange County Men's Jail on Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.


Media General Inc. Chairman Bryan dies at 77

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:46
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Media General Inc. Chairman John Stewart Bryan III, the former publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has died. He was 77.

4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Ludlow in San Bernardino County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:16

4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Ludlow in San Bernardino CountyAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 struck five miles west southwest of Ludlow in San Bernardino County Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


NJ Transit restoring services at 11 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:02

New Jersey Transit restores service system-wideNew Jersey Transit will begin restoring transit services at 11 a.m.


Plan to build backwoods hut in White Mountains fuels debate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:59

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2004 file photo, the Lakes of the Clouds Hut sits just below the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. The structure is the highest among those owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club, sitting on a ridge at 5,012 feet. It’s been more than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in the White Mountains. But a plan to put one less than two miles into the woods has stirred passions among some hikers and outdoor lovers who say the mountains are already overrun by wealthy out-of-staters who are trampling on a fragile part of the world and undermining the outdoor experience. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a plan to put one less than 2 miles into the woods has stirred passions among some outdoor lovers who say the mountains are already overrun by wealthy out-of-staters who are trampling on a fragile part of the world and undermining the outdoor experience.


Puerto Rico gov. warns of fallout from failed utility

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:51
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has warned of grave consequences for island consumers and businesses if a deal to restructure its troubled electric utility's $8.2 billion bond debt is not completed.