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UN can't reach residents of Islamic State's de facto capital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it cannot deliver aid to 600,000 people in two Syrian cities controlled by the Islamic State group.

Maui fisherman reels in tiger shark, gets bitten

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:12
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.

Rita's Italian Ice expanding to Middle East

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:09

Rita's Italian Ice expanding to Middle EastIt's not a mirage: Rita's Italian Ice is bringing its cool treats to the desert.


Man guilty of killing housemates whose bodies left to rot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 03:04
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder and other charges after the decomposed bodies of his two housemates were found behind a Los Angeles home.

Air Force probing alleged 'treason' remark by general

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it is investigating an allegation that a two-star general told lower-ranking officers that passing information to Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason.

35 years in prison for Saudi airman in Vegas child rape case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:44

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Defendant Mazen Alotaibi, listens to comments by his defense attorney, Don Chairez during the jury selection process for his trial at Justice Court in Las Vegas. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 for Alotaibi, a 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who was found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year's Eve 2012. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant has been sentenced to serve a mandatory 35 years in Nevada state prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel two years ago.


Fugitive treasure hunter arrested in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:42
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A treasure hunter who allegedly bilked investors after recovering tens of millions of dollars worth of gold from a shipwreck was arrested in south Florida after years on the run and was due to appear in federal court there on Thursday. Tommy Thompson was detained on Tuesday night at a Hilton hotel in Palm Beach County, said Barry Golden, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service in the Southern District of Florida. U.S. marshals in Ohio said Thompson would be extradited in a matter of days to that state, where he was charged in 2012 with criminal contempt for failing to appear in federal court to reveal the location of gold and funds from his treasure hunt. Thompson was arrested with a woman, Alison Antekeier, who also has an outstanding arrest warrant in Ohio, according to Golden.

Northwestern University gets $100 million gift from Buffett sister

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:21
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The sister of financial investor Warren Buffett has given Northwestern University more than $100 million, the largest single gift in the school's 164-year history, the university said on Wednesday. The gift from Roberta Buffett Elliott, who earned a degree in history from the university in 1954, will create the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the university said in a statement. "Bertie was convinced we couldn’t wait any longer to get this Institute under way and that Northwestern was its perfect home," said Northwestern President Morton Schapiro.

Investigation beings into collapse at Center City Lululemon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:17

Investigation begins into collapse at Center City LululemonIt was a scary scene for shoppers in Center City Tuesday afternoon when bricks fell through the roof of the Lululemon Athletica apparel store on the 1500 block of Walnut Street.


Single mom who lost job jailed in bomb threat bank heist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:16
BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — A single mother who told police she recently lost her job has been jailed on charges she tried to rob $40,000 from a Pennsylvania bank by claiming to have a bomb in her car at a drive-thru window.

After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:13

In this Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 photo, shoppers walk by the Apple Store along the the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. Apple Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.


NTSB releases report on fatal West Tenn. helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:11
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says a medical helicopter crash that killed three people in west Tennessee was likely caused when the pilot lost control of the aircraft during a climb.

School bus involved in accident in Hamilton Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:05

School bus involved in accident in Hamilton TownshipA school bus in Atlantic County was involved in a fender bender Wednesday morning.


California man charged with murder, sexual assault in baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:40
(Reuters) - A California man has been charged with murder, sexual assault and torture in the death of his 19-day-old daughter, authorities said. The baby's body was discovered Saturday in the front cab of a pickup truck in the Los Angeles suburb of Newhall, after her parents reported her missing, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The father, Matthew Brendan Warner, 30, was charged on Tuesday and faces life imprisonment in the alleged attack on the infant, L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a news release. Warner is due to be arraigned on Feb. 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Lacey said.

Google: YouTube is so overloaded staff cannot filter content

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:36

ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, 2nd right, and Public Policy manager of Google Verity Harding attend a meeting of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) on a counter-terrorism action plan, at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.


Handcuffed Pa. woman flees in stolen police car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:30

Handcuffed Pa. woman flees in stolen police carDash-cam video shows a woman leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen police cruiser - and she did it while her hands were cuffed behind her back.


USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:26
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying.

3 people hospitalized after apartment blaze in Whitemarsh Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:24

3 people hospitalized after apartment blaze in Whitemarsh Twp.Three people are hospitalized and several had to be rescued after an apartment blaze in Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania.


Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:18

A Nissan logo is seen on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'AutomobileNissan Motor Co is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and U.S. regulators said on Wednesday. Some 552,135 Rogues from model years 2008 and 2013 will be recalled because moisture could seep through the driver side floor and cause an electrical short to wiring that could lead to a fire, Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. No crashes or injuries have been reported due to the wiring issue, a Nissan spokesman said on Wednesday morning. Also, 215,789 Pathfinder SUVs from the 2013 and 2014 model years and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles will be recalled for problems related to a secondary hood latch, Nissan and NHTSA said.


Judge says Caesars bankruptcy case will be held in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:06
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday that the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. will proceed in Illinois, denying a motion by several creditor groups who wanted the case heard in Delaware.