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East Coast digging out after massive weekend blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 22:07

 slippery roads, spotty transit service mounds of snow, and closed schools and government offices. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. For many, the weekend extended into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Elsewhere, thousands in North Carolina remained without electricity.


Charleston church where parishioners killed has new pastor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 21:52
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston church where nine parishioners attending a Bible study were shot and killed has a new pastor.

Officials may temporarily turn Niagara Falls into trickle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 21:37
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are considering temporarily turning Niagara Falls into a trickle.

Navy SEAL who died in parachute incident was unconscious

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 21:35
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An investigation has concluded that a Navy SEAL who died in a parachute training incident in Florida last year was unconscious after exiting the plane.

Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-outs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:29
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit teachers plan to protest outside of a court where a judge is to hear arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school.

LIRR service partially restored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:22

LIRR service partially restoredThe MTA says partial train service has been restored on the Long Island Rail Road. Babylon, Ronkonkoma and Huntington branches are running with express trains making local stops until they're filled.


SEPTA resumes many services, including limited Regional Rail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:15

SEPTA resumes many services, but some hurdles remainSEPTA has restored much of its service following the Blizzard of 2016, including limited service on its Regional Rail lines.


India nears deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:01

French President Francois Hollande, center, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, during the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday that could push a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)NEW DELHI (AP) — India and France said Monday that they are close to sealing a multibillion euro agreement for New Delhi to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets.


SEPTA resumes some services including limited Regional Rail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 19:57

SEPTA resumes many services, but some hurdles remainSEPTA has restored some services, including limited service on its Regional Rail lines.


Saudi Aramco chairman defends oil giant's possible IPO move

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 19:21

FILE - In this June 23, 2008 file photo, an oil worker is seen at the Khurais oil facility in an area where operations are being expanded, about 60 miles southeast of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Khalid al-Falih, the chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant says plans for a possible initial public offering are not being driven by a need for cash amid a global slump in oil prices, but instead signal a desire for greater openness to outside investors. Al-Falih spoke on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant said on Monday that plans for a possible initial public offering are not being driven by a need for cash amid a global slump in oil prices, but instead signal a desire for greater openness to outside investors.


AP NewsBreak: $1 billion insured losses in California fires

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 19:06
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's insurance department estimates that two deadly wildfires that burned up vast parts of the state last year caused $1 billion in insured losses.

Chinese suspect in Los Angeles murders says wants to return to U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 18:44

Forty-four-year-old Deyun Shi is escorted by plainclothed police officers in Hong KongA Chinese national sought by the United States on suspicion of murdering two nephews in Los Angeles told a Hong Kong court on Monday that he would surrender to U.S. authorities. Deyun Shi is suspected of having killed two of his teenage nephews, aged 14 and 15, at a home in Arcadia, a city in Los Angeles county. The victims were found on Friday and Shi was arrested on Saturday at Hong Kong airport.


Boeing completes first refueling flight of KC-46A tanker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 18:35
Boeing Co and air crews from the U.S. Air Force completed the first refueling flight of the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker on Sunday, transferring 1,600 pounds (725.75 kg) of fuel to an F-16 fighter jet flying at 20,000 feet (6096 m), Boeing said. Boeing, which has taken a total of $1.3 billion in pre-tax charges on the program to date, had hoped to carry out the first refueling flight last year.

What you need to know for your Monday morning commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 18:21

What you need to know for your Monday morning commuteIt's a busy day ahead for thousands of people still digging out, but headed back to work after the weekend blizzard..


German business confidence falls more than expected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 17:14
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing a larger-than-expected fall in German business confidence this month, with managers' assessment of the outlook for the next six months darkening.

Adidas says it is seeking more information from IAAF

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:48

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, newly elected International Association of Athletics Federations President Sebastian Coe speaks during a press briefing at the IAAF Congress at the National Convention Center in Beijing. The British government ordered ambassadors around the world to lobby athletics leaders to vote for Sebastian Coe in the IAAF presidential election, aiming to ensure “British interests are protected,” diplomatic messages obtained by The Associated Press reveal. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Sportswear company Adidas says it is in "close contact" with track and field's governing body, the IAAF, about the sport's doping and corruption scandals, amid reports it is considering ending its sponsorship.


Trump's wife remains private despite prospect of presidency

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:27

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2006, file photo, Donald Trump and wife Melania attend the Second Annual Quill Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. If the prospect of first lady Melania Trump evokes no clear image, that’s no accident. Donald Trump’s wife has said little in the campaign about the type of first lady she’d like to be should her husband win the Republican nomination and the presidency. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump.


Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:27
BOSTON (AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury.

Trial set for NYPD officer charged in killing of unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man inside a housing project is going on trial.

Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:59

In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a Safeway grocery store following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016, in south-central Alaska. The quake knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake prone region, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (Vincent Nusunginya via the AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake.