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Twelve Marines declared dead after helicopter crash off Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:32

Search for 12 Marines off the North Shore of OahuThe Coast Guard called off the search for the missing Marines on Tuesday after five days of search and rescue efforts across some 40,000 square nautical miles of ocean, along with shorelines. The Marines were officially classified as deceased on Wednesday and Marine Corps officers personally notified each family, a statement from the Marines said. The two CH-53E helicopters belonging to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay were on a routine training mission when they were reported to have collided just before midnight on Jan. 14, according to the Coast Guard.


The Latest: Human remains found at Arizona F-16 crash site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:28
BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest developments in the crash of an F-16 fighter in northwestern Arizona. (All times local):

Exclusive: California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:28

A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter RanchLong before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 of “major failures” without a rate hike to pay for comprehensive inspections of 229 storage wells. The previous year, Pacific Gas & Electric pointed to an absence of safety standards for storage wells as reason to launch its own monitoring program that went beyond state rules, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters.


Washington in bullseye of potentially historic storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:25

Christine Perusz loads up on ice-melting chemicals at Barnes Supply Co., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Durham, N.C. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation's capital like the UFO from "Independence Day." Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land on Washington.


TSA takes ABC7 behind-the-scenes at LAX security

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:04

TSA takes ABC7 behind-the-scenes at LAX securityThere may be airports that handle more flights, but when it comes to passengers going through terminals, the Los Angeles International Airport is number one.


Stock market tumble could keep pension funds behind

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:57

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a trader looks at his phone outside the New York Stock Exchange, as world stock markets plunged after China's main index sank to its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis. The slide on Wall Street could damage public-employee pension funds around the country that have yet to recover from the Great Recession. Since the start of 2016, stocks have been down by about 8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country, most of which haven't even recovered from the Great Recession, and the burden could end up falling on taxpayers.


Donald Trump: Establishment 'warming up' to me

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:54

Donald Trump Jr., right, with his father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his brother, Eric Trump, left, during a campaign rally on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday the Republican establishment is "warming up" to his candidacy as he ramped up his attacks against his chief rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.


2 dead, 2 injured after eastern Oklahoma bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:51

Authorities block a street at the scene of a bank robbery Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Eufaula, Okla. The FBI says two people have been shot to death, including a bank employee, during a bank robbery at the Bank of Eufaula. (Kevin Harvison/McAlester News-Capital via AP) MANDATORY CREDITEUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — A bank president was fatally shot during a robbery Thursday in eastern Oklahoma and the suspected gunman was killed after an ensuing car chase, authorities said.


Jail chaplain testifies against LASD deputies accused of beating inmate, falsifying report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:38

Jail chaplain testifies against LASD deputies accused of beating inmate, falsifying reportChaplain Paulino Juarez is still shaken by the beating he witnessed inside the Men's Central Jail nearly seven years ago.


Brains vs. blizzards: Harvard students take on snow removal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:36

In this December 2015 photo provided by Harvard University, junior Cesar Maeda explains a robotic snow blower to a group of officials at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. Eighteen juniors representing several engineering disciplines spent the fall semester inventing a robotic remote-control rooftop snowblower, a super-heated icicle cutter and a freeze-resistant doormat. The inventions grew out of last winter’s record snowfall, which stretched campus maintenance department workers to their limit and forced a campus shutdown for the first time since the Blizzard of ‘78. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Winter is bearing down anew, and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it.


Alabama carries out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:23

This Jan. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Eugene Brooks, convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman. Brooks is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Atmore, Ala., in what would be Alabama's first execution in more than two years. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Here is the latest on the execution of Christopher Eugene Brooks in Alabama. (All times are local):)


Indigenous leader: Save native languages from extinction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Canadian tribal chief is calling for urgent efforts to revive indigenous languages, saying their extinction is going unnoticed while the world focuses on the preservation of cultural heritage sites.

Best squirrel videos for 'Squirrel Appreciation Day'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:03

Best squirrel videos for 'Squirrel Appreciation Day'Thursday was Squirrel Appreciation Day. So to show our appreciation for the furry critter we have our top three favorite squirrely moments.


Rock salt hot commodity for shoppers ahead of snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:52

Rock salt hot commodity for shoppers ahead of snowstormWith 24 hours left before the storm lands, it's safe to say rock salt is at the top of many shoppers' lists.


AccuWeather: Blizzard Watch for portions of area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:44

 Blizzard Watch for portions of areaMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says the combination of heavy snow and high winds will cause big problems this weekend.


Amtrak modifies schedule ahead of snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:41

Amtrak modifies schedule ahead of snowstormAmtrak says its schedules will be modified in anticipation of the coming snowstorm, which could bring as much as a foot of snow to parts of the region.


American Airlines canceling Philadelphia flights Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:39

American Airlines canceling Philadelphia flights SaturdayAmerican Airlines has cancelled all flights out of Philadelphia on Saturday ahead of the winter storm.


Man accused of beating, sexually assaulting woman for months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:34

Man accused of beating, sexually assaulting woman for monthsA woman says she was held her against her will for months and she had to endure repeated sexual assaults and beatings.


Charges dropped against man suspected of fatal hit-and-run accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:13

Charges dropped against man suspected of fatal hit-and-run accidentThe charges have been dropped against a man who was suspected in a deadly hit-and-run crash.


Arrest made in murder of teen girl shot while in back of car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:09

Arrest made in murder of teen girl shot while in back of carThe San Jacinto County sheriff tells Eyewitness News his officers arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Victoria Cantu.