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Crashed Australia seaplane recovered as deadly history revealed

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:39

Crashed Australia seaplane recovered as deadly history revealedA seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing five British tourists and the pilot, was recovered Thursday as reports emerged of the aircraft's involvement in another deadly accident two decades ago. The DHC-2 Beaver Seaplane was returning from a restaurant on New Year's Eve when it made a right turn and plunged into the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney. Richard Cousins, the 58-year-old boss of catering giant Compass, his sons Edward and William, fiancee Emma Bowden and her daughter Heather Bowden-Page died alongside pilot Gareth Morgan, who was reportedly Canadian-born.


California driver charged with single-punch murder of deputy

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:22

California driver charged with single-punch murder of deputySAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 70-year-old, off-duty sheriff's deputy braked to avoid two dogs and was rear-ended by a driver who then got out and delivered a fatal punch, police said Wednesday in announcing a murder charge against the man.


Trump Feud Is Putting Steve Bannon’s Favored Primary Candidates In A Bind

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 19:24

Trump Feud Is Putting Steve Bannon’s Favored Primary Candidates In A BindWASHINGTON ― Just a few months ago, conservative candidates looking to topple GOP incumbents were jockeying to win the support of Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News executive chairman who had a finger on the pulse of Donald Trump’s America.


Overrated In-N-Out adds new menu item and it's severely disappointing

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:22

Overrated In-N-Out adds new menu item and it's severely disappointingKick me out of California because it's about to get awkward in here. The beloved and simplistic California burger chain that draws long lines for its cheaply priced and Instagramable food has added a new menu item, which is big news for anyone who's willing to wait in line for soggy, cold, unsalted fries covered in dressing that tastes an awful lot like Thousand Island.  SEE ALSO: Down-N-Out is an Australian tribute to the classic In-N-Out burger According to the Sacramento Bee, which confirmed the new menu item with the company, In-N-Out hasn't added a new menu item in over a decade, but don't get too excited, because the burger chain's new menu item will leave you riddled with disappointment and longing for Shake Shack.  Hot chocolate.  In-n-Out’s Hot Cocoa is the bomb pic.twitter.com/Yhu4KCBFdK — SadMeowchine 【=◈︿◈=】 (@MandieKayy12) December 21, 2017 Yes, the burger chain, which has a stripped down menu of burgers, fries, shakes, and soft drinks decided to ignore the obvious choices, such as onion rings, chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, a fried chicken sandwich, or a real grilled cheese for hot chocolate served year round.  Don't tell me In-N-Out has a grilled cheese. That thing they offer is NOT grilled cheese.  The cocoa is available in all 328 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Oregon in a small 8-ounce serving for $1.60 or a large 16-ounce cup for $2.45, and comes with a side of marshmallows.  According to the Orange County Register , hot chocolate was previously sold at the restaurant chain in the 1950s. The cocoa powder is made by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. As the Bee speculated, the hot chocolate may be a sign that the chain plans to expand to cooler states, and it has already announced plans to open 50 new locations in Colorado. Look, I'm sure the hot chocolate is tasty but it's not exactly the most exciting or fitting menu item for a burger chain that operates mostly in warm states.  WATCH: This cat litter box is just like a washing machine


Impact of lions living alongside giraffe populations

Science Daily Animal News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:47

New research is calling for an urgent review into how populations of giraffes are managed in the wild when living alongside lions.

3-Year-Old Texas Girl Found Dead in Drain Was Victim of 'Homicidal Violence': Authorities

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:40

 AuthoritiesSherin Mathews, the 3-year-old Texas girl whose body was found in a drain in late October and whose parents have been charged in connection with the case, died from “homicidal violence,” PEOPLE learns


Judges deny Democrat's request to undo recount decision

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:33

Judges deny Democrat's request to undo recount decisionRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel on Wednesday refused to reverse a decision that stripped the Democratic candidate of her apparent one-vote victory in the race for a House seat, meaning a winner will be chosen with names drawn from a bowl.


Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. Helens

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:30

Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. HelensSEATTLE (AP) — A series of small earthquakes around Mount St. Helens in Washington state startled residents as far away as Portland, Oregon, and Seattle early Wednesday.


Freed Canadian hostage appears in court on criminal charges

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:09

Freed Canadian hostage appears in court on criminal chargesBy David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian court on Wednesday postponed a bail hearing for former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle, who was arrested on Saturday and faces criminal charges including assault, sexual assault and forcible confinement. The charges, filed on Monday, are for crimes prosecutors said occurred in Canada after Boyle and his family returned to the country last October. Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped in October 2012 while backpacking in Afghanistan.


Arizona Family of 4 Found Dead in Cabin on New Year's Day From Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:00

Arizona Family of 4 Found Dead in Cabin on New Year's Day From Possible Carbon Monoxide PoisoningA family of four was found dead in a cabin on New Year’s Eve and police believe carbon monoxide poisoning might be to blame.


The White House Loves To Rewrite Resumes Of Ex-Trump Aides Who Cause Trouble For Him

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:15

The White House Loves To Rewrite Resumes Of Ex-Trump Aides Who Cause Trouble For HimWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday released a head-scratching statement in response to explosive comments by his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, detailed in a forthcoming book.


Little wasp bodies mean little wasp brain regions

Science Daily Animal News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:01

A new study looking at 19 species of paper wasps found that body size may lead to variation in the complex parts of their brains.

Cheetah at St. Louis Zoo gives birth to 8 cubs

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:42

Cheetah at St. Louis Zoo gives birth to 8 cubsST. LOUIS (AP) — A cheetah named Bingwa at the St. Louis Zoo is a proud mother — eight times over.


Book Suggests New Aspects of Obstruction Case

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:41

Book Suggests New Aspects of Obstruction CaseRachel Maddow highlights excerpts in the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, that add details and possible new avenues of inquiry for potential obstruction of justice cases against the Trump team.


Anti-Immigrant Signs Pop Up On California Highways As State Becomes A Sanctuary

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:57

Anti-Immigrant Signs Pop Up On California Highways As State Becomes A SanctuaryAs California officially became a “sanctuary state” at the start of the new year, fake signs with anti-immigrant messages appeared near the state’s borders.


The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protests

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:20

 Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protestsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):


Hopes raised for release of British human rights activist jailed in Ethiopia

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:56

Hopes raised for release of British human rights activist jailed in EthiopiaHopes have been raised that a British human rights activist jailed illegally in Ethiopia could soon be released, after the country's prime minister announced the pardoning of political prisoners and the closure of a prison where he may have been detained and tortured. Andy Tsege, 62, was abducted by Ethiopian security forces in 2014, having been tried and sentenced to death in absentia. The Ethopian government claims he is a terrorist, while human rights campaigners say the father-of-three was illegally detained on politically motivated charges. But in an unexpected announcement on Wednesday, HailemariamDesalegn, the Ethiopian prime minister, said he would drop charges against political prisoners and also close the notorious Maekelawi Prison. "Political prisoners that are facing prosecutions and are already under arrest will be released," Hailemariam said. "And the notorious prison cell that was traditionally called Maekelawi will be closed down and turned into a museum." It remains unclear whether Mr Tesge is among those due to be set free, but human rights campaigners say his release is long overdue and that he has been tortured by his captors.  There is a real opportunity for the Ethiopian Government to release British father Andy Tsege after the Ethiopian PM announced some political prisoners will be freed #Ethiopiahttps://t.co/Jbuu57aMgapic.twitter.com/I5kgGtynms— Reprieve (@Reprieve) January 3, 2018 “This is a real opportunity for the Ethiopian government to recognise Andy’s desperate situation and ensure he is one of those released. "After being kidnapped, illegally transported to Ethiopia, tortured and locked up on death row for the past three and a half years, it is long past time that Andy is returned to his partner and three children in London," said Maya Foa, director of the legal charity Reprieve, which has supported Mr Tsege's case.  The activist was born in Ethiopia but became a British citizen after seeking political asylum in London in 1979, and he has raised a family in the UK. Some of the prominent politicians currently in custody include opposition leaders Bekele Gerba and Merara Gudina. A number of journalists also remain in detention. "Potentially big news," Human Rights Watch researcher Felix Horne said on Twitter after the announcement, as some observers waited to see the government's next move. The protests demanding wider freedoms began in late 2015 and led to hundreds of reported deaths and tens of thousands of arrests while disrupting one of Africa's fastest growing economies. "The crackdown on the political opposition saw mass arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, unfair trials and violations of the rights to freedom of expression and association," rights group Amnesty International has said.


The DOJ Wants A Citizenship Question On The Census. That Could Blow Up The Whole Survey

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:54

The DOJ Wants A Citizenship Question On The Census. That Could Blow Up The Whole SurveyThe Department of Justice’s recent request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has sparked concerns that such a move would lower response rates within immigrant communities.


Trump turns on Bannon: 'He lost his mind'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:47

 'He lost his mind'“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” Trump said in a statement torching his former chief strategist. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”


US weather latest: Dog frozen solid on Ohio doorstep amid arctic conditions

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:18

 Dog frozen solid on Ohio doorstep amid arctic conditionsAnimal protection workers are investigating after a dog was found “frozen solid” on a porch in Toledo, Ohio. The dead animal, believed to be a three-year-old American Bulldog, was found curled up outside a house in King Street in the city by the Toledo Area Humane Society, which works to prevent cruelty to animals. “I don’t know how long she was out there, she was frozen solid,” Megan Brown, an investigator for the organisation told local newspaper The Blade.


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