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Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago

Women's reproductive rights supporter Gonzalez speaks with Planned Parenthood volunteer during media tour of the Whole Woman?s Health clinic in San Antonio, TexasAs the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open. The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case in November by agreeing to hear a challenge by abortion providers to parts of a restrictive, Republican-backed Texas law that critics contend is aimed at shutting abortion clinics. Texas Republicans who backed what is known as HB-2 contend the 2013 abortion law is aimed at protecting women's health.


Bay Area drivers excited to find gas below $2 a gallon

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 11 min ago

Bay Area drivers excited to find gas below $2 a gallonWaiting in line paid off in Mill Valley on Tuesday morning as customers watched gas prices fall before their very eyes.


SF considering fund for businesses displaced by during Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

SF considering fund for businesses displaced by during Super BowlSupervisors Aaron Peskin and Jane Kim introduced an ordinance that would create the Super Bowl Impact 50 Fund to help vendors with permits who were displaced.


UN experts: North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 26 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime.

Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 30 min ago
Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director says.

U.S. to study Zika link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 32 min ago

A health worker prepares insecticide before fumigating in a neighborhood in San JuanBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are heading to Puerto Rico this week to study whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus will cause an increase in cases of a rare neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome as the outbreak intensifies in this U.S. territory. The World Health Organization last month predicted that Zika would spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. "Right now we're focusing on Puerto Rico, where we've just started seeing cases of Zika as well as cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome," Dr. James Sejvar, a neuroepidemiologist at the CDC, told Reuters in an interview.


Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man died of a stab wound that he could have survived if he hadn't waited 18 minutes for an ambulance, the outgoing medical director of the District of Columbia's fire department said in a scathing resignation letter that questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to reform the long-troubled agency.

Bergdahl case delayed over classified information dispute

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 50 min ago

File- This Jan. 12, 2016, file photo shows Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exiting a courthouse at Fort Bragg, N.C. after a pretrial hearing. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has temporarily halted the desertion case against Sgt. Bergdahl while it considers a dispute between the sides over how to handle classified information. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)A military appeals court halted proceedings against U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday while it considers a dispute over how much leeway the defense should have in accessing classified information.


Federal relief may soon be on way for California Dungeness crab fishermen

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Federal relief may soon be on way for California Dungeness crab fishermenWith crab season hanging on the edge, California and the Bay Area's beleaguered fishermen are beginning to get some help both locally and they hope federally, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 11 min ago

Sister Mary Benedicte, left, serves food at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.


Former Columbus Police officer sues over firing

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 14 min ago
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer is suing a Mississippi city after he was fired for his role in a fatal death.

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 21 min ago

A parade-goer laughs to celebrate as she watches the the Saint Anne Parade move through New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. People across New Orleans are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. Floats and marching bands will parade down the city's St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.


Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 21 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.

Teen gets 15 years in toddler stepbrother's fire death

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 26 min ago
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen has been ordered to spend 15 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his 14-month-old stepbrother.

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 27 min ago

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.


Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 38 min ago

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primariesDonald Trump and Bernie Sanders looked to emerge from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with their first victories of the 2016 presidential election, while rivals hoped a state famous for political surprises would give their own White House bids a needed boost.


Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney's Force-ful quarter

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 45 min ago

 the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.


Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney's Force-ful quarter

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 45 min ago

 the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.


Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 46 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.