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PennDOT tracking the first flakes ahead of Tuesday's storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:31

PennDOT tracking the first flakes ahead of Tuesday's stormThe timing of the snow has the potential of turning rush hour into a mess Tuesday morning. So, PennDOT is doing everything it can to get ahead of the storm, pre-treating roadways all day today.

2 men charged in US in attempted Gambia coup

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government of the small West African nation of Gambia, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Police in California seek man who wounded 3, left baby dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:03
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police pleaded for the public's help Monday to find a gunman who shot the parents and uncle of a 3-week-old baby girl who later was found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border 120 miles from her home.

Sony Corp. CEO breaks silence on 'The Interview' hack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:58

Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony, speaks during a news conference at the International CES on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sony Corp.'s top corporate executive on Monday condemned the recent hacking assault against its film division, saying his employees were victims of a "vicious and malicious cyberattack," while adding that he's proud of them for standing against "the extortionist efforts of criminals."

Welcome center plan for Rhode Island seaside mansion gets OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:53
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A divisive proposal to build a welcome center on the grounds of a national historic landmark that's been called America's Downton Abbey has been given the go-ahead.

At CES gadget show: Dish gives cord-cutters live sports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:51

Toshiyuki Osawa, president of Sharp Electronics Corporation, introduces Sharp 4K Ultra HD televisions Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the International CES in Las Vegas. Also known as Ultra HD, 4k offers four times the sharpness of today's high-definition video. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive — until now. Dish Network Corp. on Monday unveiled an Internet-only subscription offering that includes ESPN.

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."