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Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:22

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis waves to the faithful on his arrival in Tacloban, Philippines, as rain drips from the roof of his vehicle. For months, Francis has been drafting an encyclical on the environment and global warming which he hopes to release by June or July 2015. In a news conference as he traveled last week to the Philippines, he said global warming was "mostly" man-made. And he said he wanted his encyclical out in plenty of time to be absorbed before the next round of U.N. climate change talks in Paris in November after the last round in Lima, Peru, failed to reach an agreement. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.


Wanted teen agrees to return to home state of Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:21
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old suspected of committing a string of crimes with his 13-year-old girlfriend is returning to his home state of Kentucky to face charges.

Key issues as Colorado theater shooting trial begins

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:57

FILE - In this July 27, 2012 file photo, crosses, flowers and other mementos of the victims of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting are shown at sunrise with the movie theater in the background. Jury selection begins Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the trial of accused gunman James Holmes in the shootings at the Denver-area movie theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorneys have acknowledged he was the gunman but say he is mentally ill and was gripped by a psychotic episode when he opened fire in the theater. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in an attack on a Colorado movie theater is set to begin, with the first of 9,000 prospective jurors reporting to court on Tuesday.


Investigation underway into close call during takeoff at JFK Airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:00

Investigation underway into close call during takeoff at JFK AirportHaving been given a clearance, a passenger-packed JetBlue flight 1295 headed full throttle down JFK's runway. At about the same time, Caribbean Airways Flight 526 had just landed. Air Traffic Control gave it instructions to hold short, meaning to stop before crossing the active runway.


Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:25

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Alexandra Clark, a fan of the City of Chicago snowplow tracker app removes the overnight snow from her car in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise an computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of snow plows in real time has built up such an obsessive following. in a tweet to the mayor’s office last January, Clark, said, “Plow tracker said my street was plowed an hour ago - Pull the other leg,” She included a photo showing her street in the West Side Wicker Park neighborhood was still choked with snow. A pair of heavy truck tire tracks suggested a plow might indeed have passed, but with the blade up. Snow is frozen into Chicago lore. The city averages around 40 inches each winter; last winter the city got more than 80. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time.


Caution urged after ice, accidents reported on secondary roads Monday morning

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 19:08

Caution urged after ice, accidents reported on secondary roads Monday morningMotorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution heading out Monday morning, after icy conditions and several minor accidents were reported on secondary roads.


Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morning

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:58

Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morningMotorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution heading out Monday morning, after icy conditions were being reported on secondary roads and sidewalks.


Man sandwiched between two semi trucks survives 26 car pileup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:53

Man sandwiched between two semi trucks survives 26 car pileupA driver lived to tell his story after getting pinned between two semi trucks during a 26 car pileup over the weekend in Oregon.


PennDOT prepares for refreeze during Monday morning commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:34

Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morningMotorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution heading out Monday morning, after icy conditions were being reported on secondary roads and sidewalks.


Teens suspected in southern crime spree captured in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:32

FILE - In this December 2014 file photo provided by Tammy Martin, her son Dalton Hayes poses with his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips at his family's home in Leitchfield, Ky. Kentucky authorities say two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the South have been apprehended in in Panama City Beach Florida early Sunday Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Tammy Martin, FILE)One of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks around the South awaited a first court appearance Monday in Florida, where they were captured over the weekend.


Cosby welcomed by audience in California city of Turlock

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:30

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Cosby, 77, is facing sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women, with some of the claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby was embraced by fans on Sunday during his first performance in California since allegations of past sexual assaults surfaced.


Belichick, Brady to 6th Super Bowl with 45-7 rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:05

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick congratulates LeGarrette Blount after his touchdown during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No coach has more postseason wins than Bill Belichick. No quarterback has been to more Super Bowls than Tom Brady.


Fitness model struck and killed by train in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:57
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A fitness model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:07

Marchers hold up a "March On" and "Still They Marched" signs as they make their way towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Selma, Ala. Several clebraties such as Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Common, and David Oyelowo lock arms and march to promote the movie "Selma."(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.


Crews battle fire at diner in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:49

Crews battle fire at diner in West Oak LaneFirefighters were called to battle a fire at a popular diner in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Sunny & Windy Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:37

 Icy Morning, Blustery AfternoonMeteorologist Melissa Magee says winds could gust up to 30mph Monday.


PennDOT preps for refreeze during Monday morning commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:29

Caution urged after ice reported on secondary roads Monday morningPennDOT started calling in crews on Sunday evening to prep the roads in hopes of preventing more dangerous conditions during the morning commute.


Author: Key North Korean defector 'misled' him on life story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:28

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk speaks during a panel at the fifth Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy at the International Conference Center in Geneva (CICG), in Geneva, Switzerland. Shin, who fled a North Korean prison camp and became the face of international efforts to hold the country accountable for widespread human rights abuses, has changed important parts of his life story. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A prominent North Korean defector who fled a prison camp and became the face of international efforts to hold the country accountable for widespread human rights abuses has changed important parts of his life story.


All 3 victims killed in Schuylkill Expressway, Blue Route crashes ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:26

All 3 victims killed in Schuylkill Expressway, Blue Route crashes ID'dAuthorities identified all three people killed after icy conditions caused multiple accidents on major roadways and bridges across the tri-state area.


Secret Service: Shots fired outside Joe Biden's Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:39

 Shots fired outside Joe Biden's Delaware homeThe U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.