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At least 42 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:40

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 42 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the eastern U.S. The deaths occurred in car accidents, from carbon monoxide poisoning, and from heart attacks while shoveling snow:

Judge orders temporary stop to 'nipple law' in Missouri city

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:39
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nipples can be exposed in the southwest Missouri city of Springfield while the American Civil Liberties Union and city leaders seek to resolve a dispute over an indecent exposure ordinance passed after a topless rally.

Young children discover woman's body in snow in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:27

Young children discover woman's body in snow in New JerseyYoung children discovered the body of a woman who was buried in the snow in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:23

Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videosAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.

Latest: Missouri senators react to charges against educator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:55

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2015 file frame grab provided by Mark Schierbecker shows Melissa Click, right, an assistant professor in the University of Missouri's communications, during a run-in with student journalists at a campus protest that followed the resignations of the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor in Columbia, Mo. Click, who confronted a student photographer and another student videographer during the protests and called for 'muscle' to remove them, was charged with misdemeanor assault on Monday, Jan. 25, 2106. (Mark Schierbecker via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on an assistant University of Missouri professor being charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests (all times local):

Lawyers challenge Texas law on harboring immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:51
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigrant rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging part of a Texas border security bill they say could allow state authorities to target shelters and landlords for harboring immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Protest outside Phoenix-area school after racial slur photo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:48
PHOENIX (AP) — Some members of the NAACP protested outside a suburban Phoenix school Monday after a photo of students spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts showed up on social media last week.

Fancy a 'political revolution'? Try 'Bernie's Yearning' ice cream

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:48

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at Iowa State University in Ames, IowaThe flavor named "Bernie's Yearning" is mint ice cream topped with a solid chocolate disk, to reflect Sanders' campaign theme of economic inequality, according to Ben Cohen, co-founder of Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's. Beneath it, the rest of us," according to the label, which suggests eaters smash up the chocolate and mix it with the ice cream. Cohen launched the flavor on his own using "Ben's Best" branding and said it is not an endorsement by Ben & Jerry's, now a unit of Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products maker.

Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:47

The exterior of Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif., is seen Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Three inmates, including a man suspected of a killing, cut through metal, crawled through plumbing tunnels, climbed a roof and rappelled down four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets. The three inmates very likely had help from the inside to pull off their daring plan, but they also have the complacency of jail staff to thank, experts in jail and prison security said Monday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes.

Anti-abortion activists indicted in Texas for Planned Parenthood video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:47

A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New YorkTwo anti-abortion activists behind the filming of videos on fetal tissue procurement by Planned Parenthood were indicted by a Texas grand jury on Monday, while clearing the women's health group of any wrong-doing. The videos released last summer led Texas and other Republican-controlled states to try to halt funding for local Planned Parenthood operations, with Republicans in the U.S. Congress also pushing for a funding cut. "After a lengthy and thorough investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Rangers, and the Houston Police Department, a Harris County grand jury took no action Monday against Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast," the Harris County District Attorney's office said in a statement.

Trial starts for oil truck operator in North Dakota murder-for-hire case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:46
The trial of an oil truck operator charged with orchestrating the killings of two business rivals competing for work in North Dakota's Bakken oil patch began on Monday in Washington state. James Henrikson admitted in a September plea agreement to an interstate murder-for-hire plot to kill Kristopher "KC" Clarke in February 2012 in North Dakota and Douglas Carlile in December 2013 in Spokane, Washington. The trial was scheduled after a U.S. judge in eastern Washington granted Henrikson's request to withdraw his guilty plea in November.

Stroke does not deter Saint Joe's Avery Marz's goal to play basketball

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:42

Stroke does not deter Saint Joe's Avery Marz's goal to play basketballThe hawk will never die. That's the Saint Joe's motto and the same can be said about the drive of Avery Marz.

Slain officer called loving, talkative by wife, colleagues

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:36

The funeral procession for Unified police officer Doug Barney makes it's way towards the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Barney was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, Jan. 17. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News via AP))WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — The first U.S. police officer killed on duty this year was remembered Monday as a talkative man who loved to fix cars, spend time with his family and greet people with his signature line, "What's up my brother?"

UN panel: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:35
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a U.N. panel of experts says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

The Latest: Indicted anti-abortion group say it follows law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:34
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas grand jury indicting two anti-abortion activists who covertly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood clinics (all times local):

UN OKs mission to monitor future cease-fire in Colombia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:31
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.

Man accused of negligent homicide in death of grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:31
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a man who ignored his 90-year-old grandmother's cries for help as she lay on her garage floor has been charged with negligent homicide after she was found dead.

Driver breaks down at trial for crash that killed officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:23

Francis Belizaire holds his head in his hand after testifying in Nassau County Court on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Mineola, N.Y. Belizaire testified about how he struck and killed a police officer investigating an accident on the Long Island Expressway in October 2012. The Nassau County district attorney did not charge Belizaire in the officer's death, but instead is prosecuting an alleged drunken driver, whom they say set off a sequence of crashes, including the one involving Belizaire that resulted in the officer's death. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who struck and killed a New York police officer investigating an accident on the Long Island Expressway broke down in tears testifying at the trial of another driver who is charged in the officer's death, saying he had barely a second to stop before smashing his SUV into the officer and the other man's vehicle.

APNewsBreak: Survey: Religious objections law cost millions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:18

In this July 30, 2015 photo, Daniel Lavely, of Vincennes, Ind., checks out a display of replica weapons in the exhibition hall of the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis. Tourism officials say Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in revenue after a dozen conventions picked cities other than Indianapolis amid the uproar over the state’s controversial religious objections law. The state Senate is scheduled to take up measures addressing LGBT rights on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state's religious objections law.

A look at anti-crime measures proposed in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:16

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, Nicole Chavez, left, mother of a teen killed in a drive-by shooting, listens while New Mexico House Majority Leader Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, speaks about proposed legislation to punish repeat violent offenders, in Albuquerque, N.M. A slate of proposed tough-on-crime measures brought in reaction to shootings, a spate of assaults and a homicide rate in Albuquerque that increased by 53 percent in 2015 has become a major focal point of the 30-day legislative session that began this week in Santa Fe. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push is underway in New Mexico to lengthen prison terms and let judges deny bail. The agenda is reminiscent of a wave of 1990s anti-crime laws that some states are now reversing.