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Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:57

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos, right, leaves federal court in New York with his attorney Robert Gage. The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Skelos were both convicted in separate federal corruption trials despite Silver spending $2.9 million and Skelos spending $760,000 on defense attorneys last year, according to campaign finance reports. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.


NYC salt shed, hailed as art, gets first winter test

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:55

In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, photo, cars pass the Spring Street Salt Shed in New York. The building looks like a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges, with concrete walls that can look bluish or grayish or whitish, or some combination of the three. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — The building looks like a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges, with concrete walls that can look bluish or grayish or whitish, or some combination of the three. It would be an unusual structure in any setting, but none more than the fairly prosaic function it was created for — storing thousands of pounds of the rock salt that New York City's Department of Sanitation uses to deal with snowy streets.


Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:54

FILE - This June 24, 2014, file photo, shows a patch is seen on the commander's chair in the underground control room where a pair of missile launch officers man a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen.


Cook, Turner, Isaac inducted into NASCAR Hall

NBA - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Modified great Jerry Cook was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday to cap a career that featured six championships. He was joined by 1970 champion Bobby Isaac and Curtis Turner, called by some the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing. “This is the greatest honor in NASCAR, and […]
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Cook, Turner, Isaac inducted into NASCAR Hall

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Modified great Jerry Cook was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday to cap a career that featured six championships. He was joined by 1970 champion Bobby Isaac and Curtis Turner, called by some the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing. “This is the greatest honor in NASCAR, and […]
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Cook, Turner, Isaac inducted into NASCAR Hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Modified great Jerry Cook was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday to cap a career that featured six championships. He was joined by 1970 champion Bobby Isaac and Curtis Turner, called by some the “Babe Ruth of stock car racing. “This is the greatest honor in NASCAR, and […]

VIDEO: Tackling Brazil's Zika virus crisis

BBC World News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:44
Women are being warned to avoid getting pregnant in several Latin American and Caribbean countries.
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Woman questions husband’s shooting by Phoenix-area police

NBA - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:44

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas woman is questioning what led suburban Phoenix police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a hotel. Laney Sweet, of Granbury, Texas, says she has hired attorneys to look into the death of Daniel Shaver. Mesa police say officers were called Monday night after guests reported seeing a man […]
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Woman questions husband’s shooting by Phoenix-area police

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:44

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas woman is questioning what led suburban Phoenix police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a hotel. Laney Sweet, of Granbury, Texas, says she has hired attorneys to look into the death of Daniel Shaver. Mesa police say officers were called Monday night after guests reported seeing a man […]
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Woman questions husband’s shooting by Phoenix-area police

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:44

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas woman is questioning what led suburban Phoenix police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a hotel. Laney Sweet, of Granbury, Texas, says she has hired attorneys to look into the death of Daniel Shaver. Mesa police say officers were called Monday night after guests reported seeing a man […]

Woman questions husband's shooting by Phoenix-area police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:42
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas woman is questioning what led suburban Phoenix police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a hotel.

Key findings in AP nuclear missile corps probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:38

FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, a retired Minuteman 1 missile stands at the main entrance to Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The Minuteman 1 was replaced by the Minuteman 3 by 1971 which now form the foundation of the US nuclear defense strategy. In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Over the past 2½ years, The Associated Press has documented evidence of security problems, low morale and other troubles in the nation's nuclear missile corps.


VIDEO: Uncertain future for Calais migrants

BBC World News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:36
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has visited a migrant camp in northern France and called for a pan-European approach to the ongoing crisis.
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Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police

NBA - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:34

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Senior U.S. defense and military officials say that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is asking the coalition for more police training, particularly for Sunnis who will have to secure Ramadi and other towns once Islamic State militants are ousted. Abadi specifically asked for more trainers during talks with […]
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Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:34

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Senior U.S. defense and military officials say that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is asking the coalition for more police training, particularly for Sunnis who will have to secure Ramadi and other towns once Islamic State militants are ousted. Abadi specifically asked for more trainers during talks with […]
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Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:34

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Senior U.S. defense and military officials say that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is asking the coalition for more police training, particularly for Sunnis who will have to secure Ramadi and other towns once Islamic State militants are ousted. Abadi specifically asked for more trainers during talks with […]

Failed Talks Raise Specter of Biggest Default in Puerto Rico Crisis

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:32
Negotiations to restructure about $9 billion of the debt of Puerto Rico’s power company collapsed, raising the prospect of the biggest default yet in the island’s debt crisis.









Police: Driver hits gazebo featured in Chevy Chase movie

NBA - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:28

TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police say a drunken driver drove across a town common and struck a gazebo that was featured in the 1988 Chevy Chase movie “Funny Farm.” Police say a 71-year-old Connecticut man was charged with driving under the influence after the accident that occurred at 9:42 p.m. Friday on the […]
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Police: Driver hits gazebo featured in Chevy Chase movie

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:28

TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police say a drunken driver drove across a town common and struck a gazebo that was featured in the 1988 Chevy Chase movie “Funny Farm.” Police say a 71-year-old Connecticut man was charged with driving under the influence after the accident that occurred at 9:42 p.m. Friday on the […]
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Police: Driver hits gazebo featured in Chevy Chase movie

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:28

TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police say a drunken driver drove across a town common and struck a gazebo that was featured in the 1988 Chevy Chase movie “Funny Farm.” Police say a 71-year-old Connecticut man was charged with driving under the influence after the accident that occurred at 9:42 p.m. Friday on the […]