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Lots Of Sunshine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 18:12

 Cold Start, Mild FinishMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the mild weather continues through the weekend.


Unruly passenger forces Delta plane to land in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 13:57
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land at the Albuquerque International Sunport between 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday.

AP PHOTOS: People around the world mark Christmas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 13:34

Pakistani worshipper Aiman Javed, 17, poses for a picture next to an outdoor Mass on Christmas Day, in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)People around the world celebrate Christmas with prayers, festive meals, costume parades and selfies.


On Christmas visit with troops, Obama lauds end of Afghanistan mission

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 13:25

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet U.S. military personnel at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Christmas Day in Kaneohe Bay, HawaiiBy Julia Edwards KANOEHE BAY, Hawaii (Reuters) - One week before the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay. One man in the crowd yelled "Huah!", a traditional cheer of the U.S. military, and the audience applauded as Obama spoke of the United States officially ending its fighting role in Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict. ...


Garden State Parkway sign changed to 'Clark Griswold'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:57

Garden State Parkway sign changed to 'Clark Griswold'Someone changed a sign at an exit on the Garden State Parkway for Clark Westfield to read "Clark Griswold" on Thursday morning.


UPS surprises family with returning soldier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:51

UPS surprises family with returning soldierA South Jersey family had extra reason to celebrate this Christmas thanks to a surprise delivery all the way from the Middle East.


Hundreds of theaters begin screening 'The Interview'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:49

Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.


Driver charged for striking valet outside King of Prussia restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:47

Driver charged for striking valet outside King of Prussia restaurantPolice say a confrontation at a King of Prussia restaurant ended with a valet being thrown from the windshield of a car and a woman being apprehended for driving erratically.


Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:30

Several goats munch on a pine tree in Reno on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2015. They are owned by Vince Thomas, founder of Goat Grazers, who along with his 40 goats are teaming up with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to help recycle Christmas trees and keep them out of landfills. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Marcella Corona)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.


Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:30

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. .22, 2014, file photo, members of the New Rochelle, N.Y. police department place a wreath at a makeshift memorial near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)Two New York police officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.


Oregon woman freed from East Timor prison four months after arrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veterinarian from Oregon who was arrested while traveling in East Timor in September was released from jail on Thursday after nearly two months of detention, the U.S. State Department said. Dr. Stacey Addison, 41, who was said by friends to be visiting East Timor as part of a round-the-world trip, was initially detained and held for five days on a drug charge. She was then conditionally released without her passport. ...

Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:12

Patrons wait in line to see "The Interview" at the the at the Valley Art theater in Tempe, Ariz., on Thursday Dec. 25, 2014. The film's Christmas Day release was canceled by Sony after threats of violence by hackers linked to North Korea, but the release was reinstated in some independent theaters and through a variety of digital platforms. (AP Photo/Alina Hartounian)NEW YORK (AP) — Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.


President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 6

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 10:59

President Barack Obama waves to the traveling press as he plays golf with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii's Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Kaneohe, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the sixth day of their holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday:


Wisconsin man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 tree

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 10:50

Neil Olson of Wausau, Wis., sits, Oct. 17, 2014, in front of the Christmas tree that has been in his living room since 1979. He is planning on keeping it up until all his sons can gather with him at his home. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Dan Young)WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree when two of his sons went off to war in 1974, vowing not to take it down until all six children returned to his Wisconsin home for Christmas. The same tree, he says, is still standing in his living room.


Transit officers help mother deliver baby on train

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 10:39
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Transit officers in Pennsylvania helped make a very special Christmas delivery.

Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 10:34

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, a Marine stands guards outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, signifying that President Barack Obama is working inside. After taking a shellacking in the November midterm elections, many Democrats remain confident that the 2016 presidential landscape still tilts in their favor. Republicans, meanwhile, are out to disprove the idea of an enduring “Obama coalition.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.


Couple accused of stealing Christmas decor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 10:30
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A married couple in Colorado Springs stands accused of stealing Christmas displays from dozens of families.

SEPTA officers help mother deliver baby on train

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 09:58

SEPTA officers help mother deliver baby on trainTransit officers in Philadelphia helped make a very special Christmas delivery.


Washington minimum wage to hit $9.47 an hour, highest in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 09:49
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.

Washington minimum wage to hit $9.47 an hour, highest in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 09:49
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.