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Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:41
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fewer ships sailed through Arctic waters in 2014.

Have you heard the one about the Arizona sasquatch?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:36
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A photo posted on Facebook depicting what Arizona officials said may have been a family of sasquatches, attracting hundreds of comments from skeptics and believers alike, was just a joke, authorities said on Monday. The Arizona Department of Transportation said there was no mystery about the image of several dark objects taken by a state traffic camera and posted on New Year's Day for all to spin theories about. "We were just having a little fun," department spokesman Tim Tait said. ...

Man shot by San Francisco officers left suicide notes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:25
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police, authorities said Monday.

Two killed in train collision with school bus in North Dakota: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:19
(Reuters) - A teenage student and a school bus driver were killed and at least 11 others were injured on Monday when a train struck a school bus in northeastern North Dakota, local media reported. The collision occurred at about 3:45 p.m. local time, when the bus failed to yield to an oncoming train at a crossing near Larimore, according to the Grand Forks Herald. The newspaper said the 62-year-old bus driver and a 17-year-old student were killed. Altru Hospital in Grand Forks said in a statement it had received 10 patients from the collision. ...

Landslides, flooding menace rain-soaked western Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:16

Elevated water levels of the Tolt River pass near a residence after heavy rains caused the river to rise in Carnation, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - An unusual burst of heavy rainfall in western Washington state caused landslides and flooding early on Monday, knocking three homes off foundations and forcing the evacuation of a nursing home, officials said. Several landslides in rain-soaked coastal Grays Harbor County pushed muddy floodwater and debris across key state highways, county and rural roads, most of which remained closed at nightfall in and around Aberdeen and Hoquiam, the county's largest cities. ...

2-year-old found safe at scene of shooting that left 3 dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:58
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old child was found sleeping inside a Palm Springs apartment where three people died in a weekend murder-suicide.

New York police arrest son in murder of hedge fund founder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:58
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder of his father, who was discovered shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend, police said. Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said. His son was taken into custody and questioned, and he was arrested on charges of homicide and criminal possession of a weapon on Monday, according to New York Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. ...

Asian stocks fall for second day amid oil, Greece worries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:50

Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. US stocks opened lower Monday, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil plunged again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Tuesday for a second day as slumping oil prices and concern Greece might leave the European currency union fueled unease about the global growth outlook.

2 dead, a dozen injured in North Dakota train-bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:42
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A school bus failed to yield to railroad crossing and stop signs and collided with an empty freight train Monday in North Dakota, killing the bus driver and a 17-year-old student and injuring 12 other people, the Highway Patrol said.

NYT reporter questioned at hearing in CIA leak case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:41
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York Times reporter is providing little assistance to prosecutors as they put a former CIA officer on trial for allegedly leaking classified information about a botched operation in Iran.

Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:18

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. Obama has the power to veto legislation, an action he’s only taken twice in six years. Expect plenty more in the next 24 months in showdowns between the Democratic president and the GOP-led Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Church investigates Md. bishop who fatally struck cyclist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:17
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Episcopal Church has begun disciplinary proceedings against a Baltimore-based bishop who fatally struck a cyclist with her car, an official in the diocese where she worked said Monday.

White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:02

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Earnest discussed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., who admitted to speaking to a white supremacist group in 2002, the Sony cyberattack, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago, saying who the GOP has in leadership "says a lot about who they are."

Albuquerque officer shot during stop is 31-year veteran

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:39

This image from video provided by the Albuquerque Police Department shows the alleged suspect in an attack on an Albuquerque police officer, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. Authorities said that Lou Golson, a 31-year-veteran of the force, was wounded at a traffic stop shooting and is in stable condition following surgery. Police said Sunday that they were still searching for his attacker and released three blurry photos of the alleged suspect that had been taken by a video camera carried by Golson. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer shot during a traffic stop of a suspected drunken driver is a 31-year veteran who came out of retirement to work in the department's DWI unit.

Police chief's wife says she was asleep when he shot her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:27
ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia police chief who told a 911 dispatcher that he accidentally shot her in bed said she was asleep when the shooting happened but believes it was unintentional, authorities said Monday.

Trial in former W.Va. coal CEO's case delayed until April

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:22
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a former West Virginia coal baron facing criminal charges in connection with a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men.

2 men attempt most difficult climb in world at Yosemite

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:13

 a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, rises more than 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.

Infant found dead in California dumpster after parents shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:00

n impromptu memorial grows along a sidewalk next to a laneway where the body of 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz was found dead inside a dumpster in Imperial Beach, CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police who found a 3-week-old girl dead in a dumpster more than 100 miles from the Southern California home where she was abducted after her parents and uncle were shot asked for the public's help on Monday in finding the person responsible. The body of Eliza Delacruz was recovered on Sunday afternoon from a dumpster behind a strip mall in the city of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, about 120 miles south of the home in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach where she was last seen, authorities say. ...

Southern California woman set on fire; husband sought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 08:57
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are looking for a man they say poured gasoline on his wife and set her on fire.