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Prosecutor: Police not providing details on shootings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney who recently filed murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers said police aren't sending her information to review on other shootings.

New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:53

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. In new rules that went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2015, North Dakota is requiring oil companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars. Crude from North Dakota's oil patch has been linked to several fiery oil train crashes in the past two years. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.


Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:52

In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo, a Pinterest employee walks past the Lego wall at the Pinterest office in San Francisco. The San Francisco-based venture capital darling celebrated its fifth birthday in March 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NEW YORK (AP) — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get creatively inspired. And it's fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google.


Coroner: Death of Lower Moreland couple ruled murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:43

 Death of Lower Moreland couple ruled murder-suicideThe death of a Montgomery County couple has been ruled a murder-suicide.


U.Va. releases new interim sexual misconduct policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:41
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new interim policy on sexual misconduct and gender-based violence at the University of Virginia requires that all complaints be examined by the school's investigator or a trained external investigator.

McDonald's revamps grilled chicken to cut ingredients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:36

This undated product image provided by McDonald's shows the fast food chain's new "Artisan Grilled Chicken" sandwich. McDonald's says it's simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, marking the latest sign the company is rethinking its menu to keep up with changing tastes. (AP Photo/McDonald's)NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it is simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, marking the latest sign the company is rethinking its menu to keep up with changing tastes.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:23
ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California governor orders officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for first time.

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:18

In this June 15, 2014 photo, a polar bear dries off after taking a swim in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska. A paper published Wednesday, April 1, 2015 says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey, Brian Battaile)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird eggs, berries and other land food sources.


"New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:11

This image provided by The John Innes Centre, UK, shows a salad made with red and purple tomatoes. A small British company is planning to apply for U.S. permission to produce and sell purple tomatoes that have high levels of anthocyanins, compounds found in blueberries that some studies show lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration would have to approve any health claims used to sell the products. Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. (AP Photo/Andrew Davis, The John Innes Centre, UK)WASHINGTON (AP) — With recent government approval of potatoes that don't bruise and apples that don't brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves.


Purported kidnapper drops ultimatum to California police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:52
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person claiming to be the ringleader of a group that says it abducted a California woman last week in an attempt to get a ransom has backed away from a threat to police to apologize for calling it a hoax.

Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder Robert Schuller ailing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:51

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2006 file photo, Rev. Robert A. Schuller poses for a photo outside the Crystal Cathedral in Orange, Calif. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist who founded the world-famous Crystal Cathedral, is ailing and could be in his final days, his daughter Carol Schuller Milner said, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist who founded the world-famous Crystal Cathedral megachurch, is ailing and could be in his final days, his daughter said Wednesday.


States rewrite microbrew laws as demand for craft beer grows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:45

Supporters clap after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, center, signed Senate Bill 1030, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Ariz. The bill allows microbreweries to keep running their restaurants even as they grow into large beer producers. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a microbrewery and restaurant in a historic red brick building into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.


Friends, neighbors ID Lower Moreland couple found mutilated by chainsaw in home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:42

 Death of Lower Moreland couple ruled murder-suicideThere are still no answers in the gruesome deaths of a Montgomery County couple, who were killed by a chainsaw.


Entrance fees rising in some national parks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:37

FILE- This Sept. 27, 2010 file photo shows hikers on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Be prepared to pay a bit more if you’re going to visit some of the national parks and recreation areas this summer. After a six-year moratorium, the federal government has begun increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other activities. The National Park Service says the money raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to fix roads, trails and park buildings. (AP Photo/Carson Walker, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.


'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:33

This Tuesday, March 31, 2015 photo shows the Imax laser projector at the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Chinese Theatre, one of the largest Imax theaters in the world, is one of more than a dozen locations that Imax expects to outfit with laser projection this year. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format.


AccuWeather: Sunny With a Cool Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:09

 Sunny With a Cool BreezeMeteorologist Karen Rogers tracks warmer temperatures for the first week of April.


Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:07

 'Long, long time' to understandLufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week - but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.


Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:03

This handout photo provided by Carnegie Mellon University, taken in March 2015, shows an exoskeleton boot on a person walking in a park in Pittsburgh. Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an exoskeleton boot that makes it easier to walk, burning less calories. When engineers tested the invention they did so by having people wear a pair of the devices, not one. (AP Photo by Lisa Lau/Carnegie Mellon University) (AP Photo, Lisa Lau, Carnegie Mellon University Experimental Biomechatronics Lab)WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done.


Florida family caught stuffing kids into trunk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:48

Florida family caught stuffing kids into trunkA Florida family is under investigation after being caught on camera stuffing kids into the trunk of a car.


2015 GMC Canyon grows larger and better

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:47

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck. (AP Photo/GM)The GMC Canyon pickup truck is sizable, powerful, capable and attractively styled for 2015, but it's still smaller than a full-size, half-ton truck.