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Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:07

This May, 2015 photo provided by explore.org, shows walruses on a beach, recorded by a robotic camera on Round Island, Alaska. A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ran out. But thanks to the philanthropic organization explore.org, the cam is again up and running.(explore.org via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.


5 things to know as Pyrex brand marks 100th year

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:56

In undated this photo provided by the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., a set of multicolored Pyrex mixing bowls that were introduced in the 1940s are shown. Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake. To mark their centennial, the Corning Museum of Glass will hold an exhibition devoted to the kitchen staple that started the country cooking in glass. (Corning Museum of Glass via AP)CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake.


Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:35

FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Cleveland’s politicians and community leaders are now working to make sure protests remain peaceful as the city awaits a verdict in the trial of a white officer in the deaths of the two unarmed people and a decision on whether charges will be filed in Rice's death. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.


Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:19

This undated photo provided the Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Abdirahman Yasin Daud, one of several Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Court documents filed Thursday, May 21, 2015, by prosecutors said Daud told friends he’d “spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.


Exclusive: Feds probe L.A.-area casino over cash transactions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:11
By Brett Wolf ST LOUIS (Reuters) - A federal grand jury is probing a Los Angeles-area casino following allegations by state authorities the business allowed some players to evade transaction reporting requirements and possibly launder money, a source said. The grand jury is probing the operations of the Gardena-based Normandie Casino, the source said. Authorities suspect many of California's roughly 90 casinos known as "card clubs" are not fully complying with laws requiring they report when customers use more than $10,000 in cash to buy poker chips, the source said.

Suspect in Washington quadruple killing apprehended: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:04
(Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of a Washington businessman and three others found in a torched mansion last week has been taken into custody, police said late on Thursday. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police said just before midnight that the man, identified as 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, had been apprehended. Police did not immediately provide additional details. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Michael Perry)

1 wounded in shooting in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:57

1 wounded in shooting in ChesterPolice are investigating a shooting that left one person wounded in Chester.


Manhunt for suspect in Washington D.C. mansion murders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:42

Suspect in Washington D.C. mansion murders arrestedPolice and federal agents searched Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of a wealthy construction executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper inside their Washington mansion last week.


Shot Pa. trooper: 'I crawled on my arms, dragged my legs'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:40

 'I crawled on my arms, dragged my legs'Eight months ago, Trooper Alex Douglass was shot outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Pike County.


19 guns stolen from Collingdale shop; suspects flee in minivan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:39

19 guns stolen from Collingdale shop; suspects flee in minivanPolice are looking for the suspects wanted for breaking in and stealing 19 firearms from a gun shop in Collingdale, Delaware County.


Parking in Philadelphia soon made easy with new app

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:27

Parking in Philadelphia soon made easy with new appPaying for parking in parts of the city will soon be as easy as taking out your smartphone - thanks to the Philadelphia Parking Authority's new official app.


Armed elderly woman engages California deputies in standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:26
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are trying to subdue an armed elderly woman who has barricaded herself at a Southern California mobile home park for most of the day and shot at a police robot.

Reality star Duggar resigns from Family Research Council

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:20

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that he has accepted the resignation of Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Family Research Council has accepted the resignation of Josh Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen.


6 Baltimore police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:02

6 Baltimore police officers indicted in death of Freddie GrayThe state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.


Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:48

FILE - In this May 13, 2011, file photo, tourists watch the sunset as a man sleeps on the grass near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks. Caldwell said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that the city would face legal challenges if he signed Bill 6 into law. His administration is proposing an alternative that he says the city can defend. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks.


Cuba, U.S. wrestlers tussle in Times Square

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:44

U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev wrestles Andres Ramos Dinza of Cuba during the "Salsa in the Square" wrestling match in New York's Times SquareBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World class wrestlers from Cuba and the United States celebrated the improving relations between the countries on Thursday with an outdoor exhibition amid the hubbub of Times Square. Billed as "Salsa in the Square," the event opened at rush hour and ended at nightfall with Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs registering the only pin of the showdown, taking down Luis Esteban Quintana Martinez in a bout lit only by the massive electronic screens that dominate the area. The U.S. team of Olympians and world championship wrestlers won nine of the 13 bouts against their Cuban counterparts, but the event went well beyond bragging rights.


Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:40

A pelican covered in oil sits on a beach about a mile west of Refugio State Beach, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off. (Kenneth Song/The News-Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; SANTA MARIA TIMES OUTGOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.


Parishioners appealing judge's order to vacate closed church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:07

FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Marc Dean, a parishioner who has been in a vigil at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church leaves in Scituate, Mass. For nearly 11 years now, parishioners have protested the closing of their church on the Massachusetts seacoast, keeping round-the-clock vigil there and holding Sunday services even though the Roman Catholic Church has de-consecrated the sanctuary. Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Friends of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church continued to stand their ground, announcing plans to appeal a judge's order to vacate the church by May 29. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)BOSTON (AP) — For nearly 11 years now, parishioners have protested the closing of their church on the Massachusetts seacoast, keeping round-the-clock vigil there and holding Sunday services even though the Roman Catholic Church has de-consecrated the sanctuary.


Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:06

President Barack Obama smiles as he walks across the South Lawn to the White House from Marine One, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Washington, as he returns from Connecticut where he delivered the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy and attended a Democratic National Committee event. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment.


Cleanup of oil-fouled California beach could take months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:32

Workers clean up an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in GoletaBy Steve Gorman SANTA BARBARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara said on Thursday it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition. Up to 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude petroleum, according to latest estimates, gushed onto San Refugio State Beach and into the Pacific about 20 miles (32 km) west of Santa Barbara on Tuesday when an underground pipeline that runs along the coastal highway burst. As much as a fifth of the amount was believed to have reached the ocean, leaving oil slicks that stretched for more than 9 miles (15 km) along the coast.