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Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California

Yahoo! National News - 34 min 39 sec ago

In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, photo, motorists get gas at a Costco station in Sacramento, Calif. Fuel experts, economists and consumer advocates are expected to appear at a hearing of the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, to discuss why California gas prices are consistently higher than the national average. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.


The Latest: Nevada lawmaker to support Oregon occupiers

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

U.S. judge again denies Texas request to bar Syrian refugees

Yahoo! National News - 39 min 30 sec ago
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas would suffer irreparable harm. The same judge rejected in December the state's request for a restraining order saying the evidence presented was "largely speculative hearsay." "The Court does not deny that the Syrian refugees pose some risk.

Inmate recaptured after mistaken release in Los Angeles

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows inmate Steven Lawrence Wright. The department says Wright, a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail Jan. 30, 2016, has been captured in Nevada. The department says detectives learned Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 that Wright might be hiding in a Boulder City hotel and requested assistance from the FBI and local police departments. Wright was taken into custody without incident.(Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.


6abc School Closings and Delays

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6abc School Closings and DelaysSee the latest school closings, delays and early dismissals for Tuesday, February 8 sent to Action News and 6abc.com.


Correction: Child Abuse story

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DENVER (AP) — On Feb. 8, The Associated Press erroneously published a story from 2012 about the Colorado Department of Human Services considering relaxing the requirements for social workers in child abuse cases. The Department of Human Services approved the change in April 2012.

Michael Bloomberg Says He is Considering Presidential Bid

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Michael Bloomberg spoke candidly about the possibility of a presidential run.

FBI agent says evidence manipulated in Baltimore 'Serial' hearing

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Convicted murderer Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, MarylandAdnan Syed, 35, is serving a life sentence for the 1999 strangulation of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Syed's lawyers are seeking a new trial based on new evidence amid questions about the fairness of the case that were raised by the podcast in late 2014. During the fourth day of a hearing in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald said defense lawyers had shown him "manipulated evidence" of cell phone records when he was on the stand last week.


Police: Off-duty Memphis officer shoots intruder at home

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say one of their off-duty officers has shot a person at a home in the nearby Mississippi city of Southaven.

Arizona panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar-for-dollar credit for concealed carry permit holders on Monday.

Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 15 min ago

Joe Conlon, technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, discusses challenges associated with fighting the mosquito that carry the Zika virus during the association's annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Experts say the mosquito species known to spread the Zika virus live and breed in people's homes and yards, making them tough to reach with sprays and often requiring labor-intensive door-to-door interventions. (AP Photo/Ross Bynum)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.


Firefighters battling grass fires across central Oklahoma

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Firefighters are battling wind-blown grass fires across central Oklahoma, including a fire that has forced partial closure of a busy turnpike.

Mexico names new heads of Pemex, health, social security

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 29 min ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S.-educated economist took up the reins of state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos in one of several Cabinet changes announced Monday by President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

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In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 image from video, Luke Waid discusses the lead-contamination in Flint’s water as he watches his 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, and infant son, Luke Jr, in their Flint, Mich., home. A federal lawsuit filed Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, seeks unspecified damages from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the state of Michigan and city of Flint claiming Sophia has been sickened by the city’s water. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)DETROIT (AP) — One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease.


U.S. health official: Widespread Zika vaccine not likely to be available for years

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 39 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Monday that a widespread vaccine to combat the Zika virus will likely not be available for years. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters during a briefing at the White House that initial steps are under way but health officials believe it is "unlikely to have vaccine that's widely available for a few years." (Reporting by Clarece Polke; Editing by Chris Reese)

AccuWeather: Winter Storm Warnings, Snow on the Way

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago

 Winter Storm Warnings, Snow on the WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking show showers arriving tonight and continuing through Tuesday night.


Sources: LeSean McCoy investigated for assault on Philadelphia cops

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 LeSean McCoy investigated for assault on Philadelphia copsSources tell Action News that former Eagles player and current Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation.


Feds: Army deserter who supported IS faces gun charges

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SEATTLE (AP) — An Army deserter from Washington state who called Osama bin Laden "a beautiful man," made statements supporting the Islamic State group and called for the death of American troops has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including machine guns, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.

Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When the emergency room fills up — whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.