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New Jersey's land-lovin' seal bound for Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:00

A female grey seal swims in a holding tank at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine N.J. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The land-loving seal, which has come ashore repeatedly in New York and New Jersey since march, is being sent to a zoo in Detroit because it has become too accustomed to humans. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches — and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them — is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly with the locals.


Administration says HealthCare.gov working well

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:49

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell smiles while answering a reporters question following her tour of the Greater Prince William Community Health Center, Evergreen Terrace Site, in Manassas, Va., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul starts Saturday with hopes that consumers will have a positive experience this time and fears that entrenched political opposition and renewed legal challenges may yet collapse the program. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.


Building collapse in French Quarter frays nerves

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:36

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, pedestrians watch down the street from where a three-story, brick-and-cypress building collapsed in the historic French Quarter section of New Orleans. The collapse of the 210-year-old building is raising warning flags about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections in one of America’s oldest and most fragile neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The collapse of a 210-year-old building in the heart of the French Quarter is raising warning flags about decay and a lack of rigorous inspections in one of America's oldest and most fragile neighborhoods.


Boy hospitalized after shooting self in face

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:28
SHARON HILL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in the face with a gun he found while sitting in a car in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Boy falls from Ferris wheel at Arizona carnival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:25
EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fall of a teenage boy from a Ferris wheel in suburban Phoenix.

2 brothers burned after gas is thrown onto bonfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:56
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts boys who were roasting marshmallows suffered serious burns when one of them threw gasoline onto a bonfire.

Hunting club may cancel endangered rhino hunt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:54

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013 file photo provided by Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo shows an Eastern black rhinoceros calf and its mother, 8-year-old Kapuki, at the zoo in Chicago. A Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Africa said it will cancel the hunt if a the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denies the winning bidder’s request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy. (AP Photo/Lincoln Park Zoo, Todd Rosenberg, File)DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Africa said it will cancel the hunt if a federal agency denies the winning bidder's request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy.


Lion gives birth to 3 cubs at Cincinnati Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:51

In this Nov. 14, 2014, photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo, an African lion named Imani watches over her three cubs in an enclosure at the zoo in Cincinnati. The first-time mom gave birth Thursday. (AP Photo/Cincinnati Zoo)CINCINNATI (AP) — An African lion named Imani has given birth to three cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo.


Teen driver caught after 35-mile, wrong-way chase

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:46
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a teen driving in the wrong lanes of Interstate 93 at speeds of more than 100 mph traveled about 35 miles before troopers used spike strips to stop her car.

Graphic ISIS video claims US aid worker beheaded

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:46

Graphic ISIS video claims US aid worker beheadedISIS released a graphic video on Sunday in which a black-clad militant claimed to have beheaded U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, who was captured last year.


Widening of Ohio Turnpike finally comes to a close

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:20
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Transportation workers have finally finished a plan to add a third lane to both directions along much of the Ohio Turnpike.

Florida residents alarmed over monkey business

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:58
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Unhappy at the idea of sharing their rural county with 3,200 macaque monkeys destined for research labs, a group of Florida residents have gone to court to try to stop the building of a breeding facility for the primates. Some inhabitants of Hendry County, better known for producing beef cattle and sugar cane, are complaining they only recently learned that the project was signed off in 2012 and is now under construction about a mile from their neighborhood. ...

3rd sinkhole forms, swallows part of car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:47
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — A third hole has formed in in the driveway of a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood and swallowed a car to its bumper.

Ebola Patient's Wife Will Pay for Evacuation to Nebraska

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:12
The wife of an Ebola-infected patient will pay for his medical evacuation from Sierra Leone to Nebraska.

Driver critical after Lower Providence crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:45

Driver critical after Lower Providence crashAn early morning one-car crash on a Montgomery County road has left the driver in critical condition.


Driver, 32, killed in South Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:44

Driver, 32, killed in South Philadelphia crashOne person was killed when a car slammed into a utility pole in South Philadelphia.


Memorial service held for baby serenaded on video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:39

This image from the memorial video for Ashley Picco and her son Lennon James shows Randy Roberts leading a prayer at the beginning of the service Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, Calif. (AP Photo/Loma Linda University Church, Picco Memorial)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grieving father who sang the Beatles' ballad "Blackbird" as his infant son clung to life told mourners that he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers and support after a video of the tender moment gained widespread Internet attention.


Indiana family: Awaiting US to confirm son's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:33
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of a U.S. aid worker purportedly beheaded by Islamic State group militants say they are aware of reports regarding the death of their "treasured son" but are awaiting government authentication.

The $1 billion divorce: Why Harold Hamm's ex-wife didn't win more

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:25

File photo shows Sue Ann Hamm standing in the courthouse hall before divorce proceedings with Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, in Oklahoma CityBy Joshua Schneyer (Reuters) - Just how much of Harold Hamm's fortune was amassed through his skill and hard work? That was a key question that Oklahoma divorce judge Howard Haralson had to weigh in his decision last week, when he ordered Hamm, the chief executive officer of Continental Resources - and Oklahoma's richest person - to hand over more than $1 billion in cash and assets to his ex-wife in one of the largest-ever U.S. divorce judgments. ...


All PNB letters removed; road closures in effect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 21:53

PNB letters removed from Center City buildingFor the second time in three months, demolition crews focused their attention on the top of a landmark building in Center City Philadelphia.