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Correction: Vail-Utah Ski Resorts Investments story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:06

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, a skier enjoys a run at Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah. Vail Resorts Inc. is announcing plans to build a high-speed gondola this summer that would connect its newly acquired Utah ski resort to another it owns to create what the company says will be the largest ski area in the United States. Vail announced the connecting lift plans Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, as part of $50 million in investments at Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Vail Resorts investments in two Utah ski resorts, The Associated Press reported erroneously which resort was purchased by Powdr Corp. executive Ian Cumming. Cumming purchased the majority interest of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, not Solitude Mountain Resort.


Search under way after Mississippi woman burned alive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:02
By Therese Apel COURTLAND, Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi investigators searched on Tuesday for a "person of interest" in the death of a 19-year-old woman who police said was set on fire after being doused with a flammable liquid. Deputies responded to a call on Saturday about a burning car in Courtland, Mississippi, and found Jessica Chambers on fire outside the vehicle, the Panola County Sheriff's Office said. She died of thermal injuries at a hospital, with preliminary autopsy results revealing severe burns over 98 percent of her body, said Panola County Coroner Gracie Gulledge. ...

Men rescue kids during Arizona apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:59
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Bystanders worked together to lower two young children to safety from a third-floor apartment in a suburban Phoenix complex where nearby units were on fire.

Guilty plea in suburban New York train-shove case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:54
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who pushed a student in front of a commuter train in the New York City suburbs has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

British royal couple pays respects at New York's September 11 Memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:52

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during their official Royal Visit to the United States in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but resolute crowd of admirers who withstood driving rain and wind for a glimpse of the royal pair. Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, laid a bouquet of white roses and a handwritten note at one of the two memorial pools marking where the World Trade Center towers once stood. Etched along the pools are names of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when two hijacked planes destroyed the twin towers. ...


U.S. couple formerly held in Qatar sues husband's ex-employer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:49

Pastor Waybright speaks with the Huang family during their first public appearance after leaving Qatar, in Pasadena, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American couple convicted and later cleared in the death of their adopted African-born daughter in Qatar has sued the husband's former employer, saying the engineering company essentially abandoned them after they were arrested. Matthew and Grace Huang also charge that MWH Global asked them to relocate to Qatar in 2012 to work on an infrastructure project related to the 2022 World Cup without warning them of hostility they could face as an interracial family living in the tiny Gulf Arab state. ...


10 key findings from report on CIA interrogations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:47

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, take an elevator to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, as Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was scheduled to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program:


'Selma' nominated for 8 NAACP Image Awards

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:45

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma," from Paramount Pictures and Pathé. The Civil Rights march drama is up for eight NAACP Image Awards honoring diversity in the arts, including outstanding motion picture; lead actor for David Oyelowo; supporting actor for Andre Holland, Common and Wendell Pierce; supporting actress for Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey; and director for Ava DuVernay. The awards will be presented in a Feb. 6 ceremony airing on the TV One channel. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The civil rights drama "Selma" led all films Tuesday when it collected eight nominations for NAACP Image Awards.


Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton taken to hospital after crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:37

Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton taken to hospital after crashPanthers quarterback Cam Newton has been taken to a hospital after being involved in an auto accident in Charlotte.


AccuWeather: Heavy rain this morning, gusty afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:09

 Heavy rain this morning, gusty afternoonMeteorologist David Murphy says freezing rain in the NW suburbs changes to rain during the morning.


Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:05

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2010 file photo, an Amazon.com package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service driver in Palo Alto, Calif. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don’t have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.


Volunteers bring Santa to remote Alaska village

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:03

This photo taken Dec. 6, 2014, shows Christmas toys and other supplies being loaded from a C130 military transport plane onto sleds being pulled by snowmobiles in Shishmaref, Alaska. The Alaska National Guard provided transport for the good Samaritan program Operation Santa, which took gifts and schools supplies to about 300 children in the Inupiat Eskimo community. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)SHISHMAREF, Alaska (AP) — Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream.


Ex-Va. gov's lawyers want longer sentencing memo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:01
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyers are seeking permission to file a longer-than-usual brief about his sentencing on federal corruption charges.

Obamacare consultant apologizes for remarks on stupidity of voters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:00

Economist Jonathan Gruber speaks at a conference of the Workers Compensation Research Institute in BostonBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber apologized on Tuesday for remarks in which he referred to "the stupidity of the American voter" and told a congressional committee that President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law was not passed in a deceptive manner. Gruber, a healthcare economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said he had not intended to denigrate the 2010 Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, and played down his role in its development. ...


Philadelphia female firefighter killed in blaze identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:00

Female Philadelphia firefighter killed in blaze identifiedPhiladelphia city officials have identified the female firefighter killed in a fire early Tuesday morning in West Oak Lane.


Man accused of impersonating agent to plead guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:55

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Williams County Jail in Williston, N.D., shows Steven Goldmann, a convicted felon working as a bounty hunter in the North Dakota oil patch after his arrest in Williston on an illegal weapons charge. Goldmann, who tried to pass himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch, says he will plead guilty to an illegal weapons charge. He is charged in federal court with six counts, including four counts of impersonating an officer. Under the plea agreement, Goldmann would plead guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. The remaining five charges would be dropped. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Williams County Jail, File)FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A convicted con man who tried to pass himself off as an FBI agent to get perks in the North Dakota oil patch will plead guilty to an illegal weapons charge under an agreement filed in federal court.


Some flights delayed in Texas amid lingering fog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:41
DALLAS (AP) — Heavy fog has delayed or canceled dozens of flights in North Texas.

159 arrested in Berkeley, protests from California to NYC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:38

159 arrested in Berkeley, protests from California to NYCHundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protested grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men on the other side of the country.


Nearly 40 years after conviction, third Cleveland man cleared of murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:34
By Kim Palmer (Reuters) - A Cleveland judge on Tuesday dropped all charges against the last of three men to be exonerated for a 1975 murder after the key witness in the case recanted his testimony. Kwame Ajamu, 56, who spent 27 years in prison for the robbery and murder of Harold Franks, told reporters after his court hearing that he had no bitter feelings and is overwhelmed with joy. “I’m so happy today that this battle had come to an end,” said Ajamu, formerly known as Ronnie Bridgeman, as he wept and thanked his attorneys and wife before hugging the judge and the prosecutor. ...

Hallmark pulls holiday wrapping paper with swastika-like image

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:31
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Hallmark Cards Inc, the purveyor of products that it says "make the world a more caring place," was pulling gift wrap from U.S. stores after a complaint that the paper appears to display a swastika, a symbol associated with the persecution of Jews. Hallmark issued an apology on Tuesday and said that the blue and silver wrapping paper was designed to represent a type of vessel, and any similarity to a swastika was unintentional. The company said the pattern has been in the company's reference archives for several years. ...