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'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.


Man killed in Wilmington's 3rd homicide of the year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:38

Man killed in Wilmington's 3rd homicide of the yearWilmington police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday.


Mother of New Jersey teen killed by deadly punch gets letter from organ recipient

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:34

Mother of New Jersey teen killed by deadly punch gets letter from organ recipientBeth Colon spends a lot of her time looking at pictures. But she recently got a letter in the mail that reminded her just how much life came from the tragedy.


Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:32
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health.

Freezing rain makes Northeast roads slick; at least 5 killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:07

In this image from PennDOT via FoxTV, more than 20 cars are piled up on I-76 in Philadelphia after freezing rain on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Slick roads caused a number of crashes, including collisions that also closed parts of Interstates 95 and 476 in and around Philadelphia. (AP Photo/PennDOT via FoxTV)NEW YORK (AP) — Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least five lives.


Multi-car pileups claim 4 lives on icy Pennsylvania highways

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:37

In this image from PennDOT via FoxTV, more than 20 cars are piled up on I-76 in Philadelphia after freezing rain on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Slick roads caused a number of crashes, including collisions that also closed parts of Interstates 95 and 476 in and around Philadelphia. (AP Photo/PennDOT via FoxTV)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several multi-car pileups — including one involving dozens of vehicles — in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens on Sunday as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.


Icy roads lead to crashes, five deaths in U.S. Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:25
(Reuters) - Five people were killed and others injured in crashes on icy roads in Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Sunday, authorities said. Light rain in the Philadelphia area caused flash-freezing on the roads and numerous crashes shut parts of Interstate 76 and other highways, said Eugene Blaum, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Two people died in crash on a frozen highway just west of Philadelphia in Delaware County, according the Pennsylvania State police. In northeastern Pennsylvania, a 34-year-old man died on Interstate 84 when his car overturned and he and his 12-year-old son were thrown from it.

Uggs may have saved woman's foot during Macy's crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:18

Uggs may have saved woman's foot during Macy's crashDoctors say a 19-year-old woman's Ugg boots may have saved her foot from amputation after she was run over by a car that jumped a curb and drove into a Macy's in California.


Former 'enemy combatant' back in Qatar after release from U.S. prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:08
By Harriet and McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Qatari man declared an enemy combatant following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and imprisoned as an al Qaeda operative has been freed from a U.S. prison and is back in Qatar, his lawyer said on Sunday. Ali al-Marri, who was convicted in 2009 of providing material support to al Qaeda, was released from federal prison in Colorado in the last few days and is home in Doha, Qatar, Charleston attorney Andy Savage said.

US government investigating Ford trucks for stalling problem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:59
DETROIT (AP) — Federal regulators are investigating whether Ford Motor Co. should expand a 2013 safety recall of diesel trucks.

Youngest participant in 1965 Selma march describes the day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:35

Lynda Blackmon Lowery speaks during a pre-Martin Luther King Day appearance at the New York Historical Society, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in New York. Blackmon, who spoke about her memoir "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom," was the youngest person to join Martin Luther King Jr. for the nonviolent 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — "Steady, loving confrontation."


Governor, UC president to study university finances together

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:45
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano have agreed to try to iron out their differences on tuition increases, the state's duty to fund higher education and the university's responsibility to control costs by tackling them together with help from their respective staffs and outside experts.

Icy roads lead to crashes, four deaths in U.S. Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:43
(Reuters) - Four people were killed and others injured in crashes on icy roads in Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Sunday morning, authorities said. Light rain in the Philadelphia area caused flash-freezing on the roads and reports of numerous crashes that shut parts of Interstate 76 and other highways, said Eugene Blaum, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Two people died in crash on an icy highway just west of Philadelphia in Delaware County, according the Pennsylvania State police. In Connecticut, an 88-year-old woman died after losing control of her car on an icy road in New Haven, the city's police department said in statement.

Black Caucus members invoke MLK at Ferguson church service

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:30

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., left, smiles along side fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, during a service at Wellspring Church, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Several members of the caucus spoke during the service about Martin Luther King Jr., a day before a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader, as well as their desire to reform police procedures after the death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings nationwide. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leading black members of Congress took to a church pulpit in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday to trace a direct link from Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police shootings across the U.S.