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Classmates hold vigil for Montgomery County murder spree victims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:33

Classmates hold vigil for Montgomery County murder spree victimsClassmates remembered the youngest victims of last week's murder spree in Montgomery County Monday night.


Trooper injured in ambush shooting home for Christmas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:26

Trooper injured in ambush shooting home for ChristmasThe Pennsylvania State Trooper who survived an ambush shooting, allegedly at the hands of Eric Frein, is home for the holidays.


13 primates die at South Texas research facility

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:24
DALLAS (AP) — A South Texas research facility where 13 primates died of hyperthermia in overheated rooms could face federal penalties, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said Monday.

Local police on edge following NYPD assassinations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:21

Local police on edge following NYPD assassinationsPolice officers in Philadelphia's the 6th district and around the city got words of caution before they headed out on patrol today.


SEPTA bus involved in King of Prussia crash, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:04

SEPTA bus involved in King of Prussia crash, 2 injuredTwo people are hospitalized after a crash involving a SEPTA bus in King of Prussia, Montgomery County.


North Korea Internet outage in wake of Sony attack over

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:02

A South Korean army soldier watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."


Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:01

Residents burn tires at a blockade on the Pan-American highway during the groundbreaking day of the $50 billion transoceanic waterway construction project predicted to rival the Panama Canal, in Managua, Nicaragua, Monday, Dec. 22. 2014. The groundbreaking marked the start of some ancillary projects in Brito, a city about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nicaragua's Pacific coast where the first port will be built. Officials say the canal will be fully operational by 2019.(AP Photo/La Prensa, Oscar Navarrete)MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests from citizens in recent weeks.


Cruelty case against U.S. senator's son dropped in Arizona dog deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:53
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Animal cruelty charges against the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and two others will be dismissed after new information came to light about the deaths of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel in June, prosecutors said on Monday.     Authorities said the dogs died from overheating and suffocation caused by sweltering conditions in a cramped room of the pet boarding facility while the owners were away in Florida, leaving the animals in the care of Austin and Logan Flake. ...

Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:39

Mourners hold signs and an American flag as they gather with dozens to show support for policemen in New YorkNEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers.


Temple stuns No. 10 Kansas with 77-52 blowout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:33

Temple stuns No. 10 Kansas with 77-52 blowoutWill Cummings scored 19 points, Quenton DeCosey had 18 and Temple stunned No. 10 Kansas with a 77-52 rout Monday night that snapped the Jayhawks' eight-game winning streak.


Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:30

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009 photo, a bottle of Havana Club rum, center, sits on a shelf for sale at Pantry II Liquors in Miami. U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the potential for making Cuba Libres with Cuban rum, now that Americans visiting the Caribbean island will be allowed to bring home rum distilled there for the first time since the embargo took effect 55 years ago. Meanwhile, industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from the island by the 1959 Castro revolution, says it’s waiting to see what the impacts of thawing U.S.-Cuba relations will be. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.


Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:19

Cuba’s head of North American affairs, Josefina Vidal, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cuba says it’s open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.


President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 3

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:03

The motorcade carrying President Barack Obama travels through the rain en route to Marine Corps Base Hawaii where the President is going to the gym, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Kailua, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the third day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Monday:


Shippers seek US mediator in port labor talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The association that represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators at West Coast seaports says it's asking for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers.

Ga. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:39

Delta Airlines planes sit at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport on July 22, 2014 in New York CityATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday.


TV meteorologist says suspect didn't say anything, just started shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:37

TV meteorologist says suspect didn't say anything, just started shootingA Waco area meteorologist shot at a TV station is speaking out about the attack.


Texas TV meteorologist improving after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:33
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better."

U.S. West Coast port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:25
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports asked the union representing 20,000 dockworkers on Monday to consent to federal mediation in contract negotiations, saying the parties remained far from a deal after seven months of talks. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said urgency surrounding the talks has grown due to severe cargo slowdowns that the companies accused the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of instigating as a bargaining ploy. ...

Experts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:15
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:13

People walk past a TV screen showing a poster of Sony Picture's "The Interview" in a news report, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. The Korean letters on the screen read " Hollywood". (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: