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Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:03

This images provided by Heritage Auctions shows a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, removed by Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes shortly after Lincoln was shot, which sold for $25,000 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at a Historical Americana auction in Dallas, Texas. The Donald P. Dow collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair sold for more than $800,000. (AP Photo/ Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.


Man shot in the head in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:05

Man shot in the head in WilmingtonAuthorities say a man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Wilmington.


Man shot 12 times in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:01

Man shot in the head in WilmingtonAuthorities say a man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in Wilmington.


FBI identifies kidnap suspect on lam in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:27
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday identified a man suspected in a kidnapping in Missouri after authorities say he crashed a car-jacked van more than 500 miles away in Kentucky and fled in another stolen vehicle. Robert "Robbie" Caldwell, 25, and an unidentified man are being sought in the Thursday morning kidnapping of a 67-year-old man outside his home in Kansas City as he was getting ready to leave for work, the FBI said in a statement. He returned to Kansas City on Friday. Caldwell is believed to be driving that car, the FBI said.

AccuWeather Maps: Tracking Sunday's snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:40

 Sunday night's snowAccuWeather is tracking a clipper system expected to bring more snow to the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.


Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:27
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.

Balloon crew aiming to break records finally launches

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:55
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After experiencing delays earlier this month, an international team aiming to break two major ballooning records finally launched a helium-filled balloon in Japan.

Winter's 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:49

Stuyvesant ParkBOSTON (AP) — Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.


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.