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It's (almost) down to the voting in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 17:02

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Clinton Middle School, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Clinton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — The 2016 presidential contenders are begging their Iowa supporters to get to the caucuses Monday and Donald Trump, true to form, is in-your-face about it.


Cross-border sting nets arrest of Sinaloa Cartel members

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 16:59
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The highly secretive, daylong law enforcement operation around the Arizona border with Mexico resulted in the arrest of two dozen alleged high-level Mexican drug cartel members, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.

Key events in the escape and hunt for 3 California inmates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 14:09

This banner atop the Orange County Sheriff's Department webpage shows the latest iteration of their Internet "wanted" poster, showing that all three escaped inmates are in custody as of Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was a tip that led San Francisco police to the two remaining fugitives who broke out of a Santa Ana, Calif., jail. A third surrendered Friday. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Here are some key dates and events in the escape and hunt for three California inmates who broke out of a maximum security jail using a Google Earth map, cutting tools and a rope made of bed linens. Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, were all back in custody Saturday after Nayeri and Tieu were arrested in San Francisco. Duong turned himself in Friday.


FBI negotiates with defiant Oregon refuge holdouts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 14:08

People carry flags in a convoy of vehicles during the "Stand Your Ground" rally opposed to the shooting death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum organized by the Pacific Patriots Network in Burns, OregonThe FBI negotiated with four armed occupants at a remote federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Saturday while the holdouts in a video posted online expressed their mistrust of the government and reluctance to leave. One of the four protesters remaining at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge said in a darkly lit video posted on Friday that he wanted to be assured he would not be arrested if he left. Tensions in the standoff remained high four days after Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, 54, a spokesman for the group that seized buildings at the refuge on Jan. 2, was killed by police during the arrests of occupation leader Ammon Bundy and several other protesters as they traveled on a highway.


Philadelphia police search for missing woman suffering from dementia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:59

Philadelphia police search for missing woman suffering from dementiaPhiladelphia police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 56-year-old Rosalyn Agee-Wright.


Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in murder of Paris Wright

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:50

 $20,000 reward offered in murder of Paris WrightCrystal Wright says her son, Paris, was finding his way in adulthood when his life was cut short by two men.


San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:47

In this Jan. 14, 2016 photo, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is interviewed in San Francisco. San Francisco police officers are being asked to take an oath co-authored by Sgt. Yolanda Williams to turn in any colleagues who display intolerant behavior. Creation of the oath was driven by Williams, who sued the department after discovering she was the subject of racist text messages among several officers. The widely endorsed oath is part of this liberal city’s attempts to repair damaged police-community relations, like those that have caused unrest in other places. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women.


Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:37

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San FranciscoAfter a week with SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was an observant citizen who led police to the two remaining violent fugitives who broke out of a California jail eight days ago using a Google Earth map and a rope made of bed linens.


1 dead, 6 hurt in shooting, stabbing in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:11

1 dead, 6 hurt in shooting, stabbing in DenverDenver police say one person is dead and six others injured in a shooting and stabbing at a motorcycle expo.


Amtrak expected to release evidence Monday in train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:02

Amtrak expected to release evidence Monday in train derailmentInvestigators are set to release evidence Monday that could reveal why an Amtrak train derailed last May.


Vigil held for pregnant Pottstown teen who died shoveling snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:57

Vigil held for pregnant Pottstown teen who died shoveling snowFriends and family gathered Saturday to remember the pregnant teenager who died during the Blizzard of 2016 while shoveling snow.


Arrest warrant issued in New Castle homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:52

Arrest warrant issued in New Castle homicideA Delaware community is on high alert after a man was found dead inside a New Castle home.


Stabbing on SEPTA bus in Frankford caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:48

Stabbing on SEPTA bus in Frankford caught on cameraPhiladelphia and SEPTA police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted in connection with a stabbing on a bus in the city's Frankford section.


Party turns deadly in Fresno County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:44

Party turns deadly in Fresno CountyThe flier for the birthday party where a man and woman were killed advertises a DJ, plenty of alcohol and encourages everyone to spread the word by sharing the flier on social media.


2 teens wounded in Bethlehem shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:39

2 teens wounded in Bethlehem shootingTwo teens are hospitalized, one critical and one in serious condition, after a shooting in Northampton County.


Rick Williams in Iowa: Busy day for candidates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:37

 Busy day for candidatesIt's the last weekend before the Iowa caucus, and candidates in both parties are making a last minute push for votes.


Graffiti art on display in Central Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:29

Graffiti art on display in Central FresnoArtists from across California and Nevada painted dozens of murals at Calwa Park Saturday for the third annual Bizare Art Fest.


Authorities ID victims of fatal crash near Planada

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:26

Authorities ID victims of fatal crash near PlanadaCalifornia Highway Patrol officers say17-year-old Adam Sandoval and 20-year-old Robert Delarosa were ejected after losing control of a stolen Cadillac.


Attempted kidnapping at FAX bus stop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:23

Attempted kidnapping at FAX bus stopPolice say 61-year-old Mirce Djordjeski approached the 24-year-old victim in his car. After a brief conversation, he tried to pull her into the car as he drove away.


Merced police investigate officer-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:20

Merced police investigate officer-involved shootingThe officer told the suspect to drop his gun, but he refused. That's when the officer fired one round, missing the suspect.