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Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:38

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2012 file photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. For those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. But the right to use those names is ripe for debate after a longtime Grand Canyon concessionaire applied to trademark them. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.


Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook react to 'deflate-gate' scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:36

Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook react to 'deflate-gate' scandalFormer Eagles players Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook reacted to the latest developments in the Patriots 'Deflate-gate' scandal.


Snowplow driver escapes injury when parking garage collapses

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:33
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The top deck of a New Jersey parking garage being cleared by a snowplow has collapsed, but the snowplow operator has escaped serious injury.

Clipper System Sunday Night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:12

 Clipper System Sunday NightMeteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking more snow for Monday.


Added protections for consumer information on health website

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:12

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is seen on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore. The Obama administration is reversing itself after an outcry over consumer privacy on HealthCare.gov, the government's health insurance website. The Associated Press confirms that the administration made changes to the website to scale back release of consumers' personal information to private companies that analyze Internet performance and sell ads. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.


Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:05

In this Jan. 7, 2015 photo, cattle rancher Randy Cree adds fuel to a factor at his farm near Big Springs, Kan. Cree has not been able to afford to fill the fuel tanks at his farm, but with prices below $2.00 he plans completely fill his two 300-gallon and one 200-gallon tanks as soon as he can get a fuel truck to deliver it. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.


Cops: Escaped murder suspect, 17, kidnapped elderly woman

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:04
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday.

Man so angry he kicks pet Chihuahua, killing it

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:04
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 32-year-old Tacoma man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he kicked his small dog so hard that it died.

FBI: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:00

Atlanta AirportATLANTA (AP) — Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said.


Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:59

A crime lab investigator carries bags of evidence past markers on the road at the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Two women were shot to death and six people were wounded early Saturday at a house party in Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.


Lock of Abe Lincoln's hair sells for $25,000 at Dallas auction

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:54

Handout photo of a frame with six windows that contain Carte-de-Visites and autographs of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and Boston CorbettBy Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A lock of slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's hair and items connected to his assassin were top sellers on Saturday at an auction that fetched $803,889 in the sale of a top private collection of Lincoln memorabilia. Fetching $25,000 was the lock of hair removed by Surgeon General Joseph Barnes shortly after Lincoln was shot by actor and Confederacy supporter John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. The lock of hair was among about 300 items that belonged to Fort Worth, Texas history buff Donald Dow and is considered one of the best private Lincoln memorabilia collections known to exist, according to Heritage Auction officials. Dow, a late Fort Worth art gallery owner, built the collection over five decades, beginning in 1963 with the purchase of a box of books, according to his son Greg Dow, who is selling the collection.


Port Richmond hit-and-run victim out of coma, driver still sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:43

Port Richmond hit-and-run victim out of coma, driver still soughtA grandmother who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Port Richmond is now out of a coma but police are still searching for the driver who hit her.


Nor'easter didn't stop dedicated parents in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:38

Nor'easter didn't stop dedicated parents in BensalemAn overnight Nor'easter didn't stop some parents in Bensalem, Bucks County who are dedicated to their children's education.


Nor'easter brings snow, rain to the area

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:25

Nor'easter brings snow, rain to the areaIt was tough getting around as a Nor'easter moved through the area early Saturday, but by late morning the rain washed much of the snow away.


U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:07
Two U.S. airline flights accompanied by military fighter jets landed safely on Saturday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after bomb threats were made against them, an airport spokesman said. The threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, were deemed credible, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. No bomb was found aboard the Delta flight while the Southwest flight was still being searched by explosives units, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett said.

Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near Los Angeles school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

Coach Bill Belichick: Patriots 'followed rules to the letter'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:58

 Patriots 'followed rules to the letter'New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls and said his team earned its spot in the Super Bowl fairly.


Jindal headlines all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:55

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reads from the bible during a prayer rally, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. Jindal continued to court Christian conservatives for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally hosted by the American Family Association. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.


Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 05:34
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:59
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Airport spokesman says police searching 2 planes at Atlanta's main airport after bomb threats.