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Cities take anti-extremism efforts to White House

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:49

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, Mohamed Farah, left, executive director of Ka Joog, talks with Vice President Daud Mohamed in Minneapolis. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger will lead a delegation of local law enforcement and Somali community leaders, including Farah, to a meeting in Washington on Feb. 18, 2015. Farah said he plans to talk about of some the successes his youth group has had through its educational and arts programs. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors and civic leaders from several U.S. cities will convene at a White House summit this week to discuss ways of countering violent extremism, eager to share ideas on how to shut off terrorist recruiting pipelines that have sent Western fighters to conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.


Teen boy dies after falling from moving car in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:01

Teen boy dies after falling from moving car in MayfairA teen boy has died after falling from the top of a moving vehicle in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


2 killed, 1 injured in minivan, pickup truck crash in Exton

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:32

2 dead in minivan, pickup truck crash in ExtonTwo people are dead and another person injured after a crash involving a minivan and a pickup truck in Exton, Chester County.


3 Wounded at Danish Synagogue, Hours After Cafe Attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:22
Copenhagen police searching for gunman who opened fire today on a cafe that was hosting a free speech event, killing one man and injuring three cops.

Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:20

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, a supporter holds a tablet in front of the White House in Washington during a demonstration before President Obama's immigration address. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving. Armed with new Social Security numbers, many of these immigrants who were living in the U.S. illegally will now be able to claim up to four years’ worth of tax credits designed to benefit the working poor. For big families, that’s a maximum of nearly $24,000, as long as they can document their earnings during those years. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.


U.S. agency fixes problem hampering Obamacare applications

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:11

Fifty-four-years-old Natalia Pollack, uninsured since 1999, is helped to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, by Carlos Tapia, a certified application councilor in New York CityA day before the open enrollment deadline for private health coverage under Obamacare, some consumers were unable to submit applications because of "intermittent issues" with income verification, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department said on Saturday. It said in a statement that it had worked with the Internal Revenue Service to fix the problem. The department said consumers who were affected should log into their account on the HealthCare.gov website and click on their 2015 application to finish it and complete their enrollment for coverage. The department said anyone who was unable to submit an application because their income could not be verified due to this or any other technical problem will receive an extension for enrollment.


Not again! Another storm blankets winter-weary New England

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:07

Parking meters sits mostly buried in a mound of snow Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, along a street in downtown Boston. Another winter storm that could bring an additional foot or more of snow to some areas is forecast for the region beginning Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)BOSTON (AP) — Snow and dangerously high winds roared into New England for the fourth time in less than a month, the latest blow to a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas.


Autopsy shows New York Times writer Carr died of lung cancer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:53

Dean Baquet, right, Executive Editor of The New York Times, listens as Bruce Headlam, Managing Editor for Video, speaks during a memorial for media columnist David Carr at the Times headquarters, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for the Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Sara Krulwich) NO SALESNEW YORK (AP) — New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released Saturday.


FAA seeking drone rules favorable to commercial operators

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:38

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, the Aerialtronics Altura Zenith drone is seen at an event at the National Press Club in Washington. An economic analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration indicates the agency, citing economic and safety benefits, is seeking regulations largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones. The analysis, which was posted online, describes draft rules that would clear the way for widespread use of small drones for all manner of chores, including aerial photography, crop monitoring, and inspections of cellular towers, bridges and other tall structures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is readying rules largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones for commercial purposes, according to a federal analysis, potentially leading to the widespread flights by unmanned aircraft performing aerial photography, crop monitoring, inspections of cell towers and bridges and other work.


Snag affecting health law sign-ups gets a fix

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:35

In this photo made Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, a laptop shows the HealthCar.Com web site during an Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas. Enrollment drives are being held across the country to help people beat the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federal marketplace. But in Texas and more than two dozen other states where millions of people fall into a so-called coverage gap, the outreach effort has involved more than just signups. (AP Photo/LM Otero)WASHINGTON (AP) — A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for President Barack Obama's health care law has been fixed, officials say. Any consumer whose enrollment was hampered by the glitch will be provided with a special enrollment period.


18-year-old found fatally shot in Townsend, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:51

18-year-old found fatally shot in Townsend, Del.Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in Townsend, Delaware.


APNewsbreak: UN draft urges action on Yemen's crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:37
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members are considering the first resolution on Yemen since a rebel takeover spun the Arab world's poorest country into the danger of collapse.

In Newark, the American dream is this year's sweetest Valentine

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:29
By Peter Wolf NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - For more than 200 couples who lined up in Newark, New Jersey, on a frigid Valentine's Day morning, the city's plan to sell building lots at the bargain price of $1,000 a piece was a chance to make the American dream come true. The turnout was also beyond the wildest dreams of the officials who came up with the idea of offering a sweetheart deal to attract fledgling families to neighborhoods of the state's largest city that need of an influx of new residents. "Families are the core of community, so we wanted to change the perception of our community, to get people to choose to live in Newark," said Mayor Ras Baraka. "But this has taken on a life of its own." Baraka, the son of poet and activist Amiri Baraka, said a website about the sale drew 10,000 hits, and the offer has garnered international media attention.

Women survive 60 ft. plunge off overpass in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:19

Women survive 60 ft. plunge off overpass in New JerseyTwo women are grateful to be alive after their car plunged 60 feet off a highway in New Jersey.


Sweetheart deal: Newark sells vacant lots to couples

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 08:11
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of couples gathered in Newark on Valentine's Day to take part in what city officials called a sweetheart deal: the chance to buy land on the cheap and build a home in New Jersey's largest city.

Oregon's next governor celebrates state's 156th birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:54

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown speaks during a celebration at the Oregon Historical Society to mark the 156th anniversary of Oregon's admission to the union as the 33rd state in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Brown will become Oregon’s governor next week on the heels of the resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Making her first official public appearance since Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation amid an ethics scandal, Oregon governor-to-be Kate Brown was swarmed by media and well-wishers Saturday as she entered the Oregon Historical Society at an event marking the state's 156th birthday.


Michele Ferrero, maker of Nutella, dies on Valentine's Day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:54

Nutella produced from Italy, priced at 6.25 BAM, are displayed for sale at a FIS supermarket in VitezMichele Ferrero, the world's richest candy maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazlenut spread helped raise generations of Europeans and defined Italian sweets, died on Valentine's Day, the company said. ...


Couple meets and gets married in the same day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:40

Couple meets and gets married in the same dayValentine's Day is a day for love and a Houston-area couple could be an inspiration. They met and married all on the same day.


Kerosene heater blamed for deadly fire in Southwest Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:36

Kerosene heater blamed for deadly fire in Southwest Philadelphia homeOfficials say a kerosene heater may be the blame for a fire that claimed the life of a man inside a home in Southwest Philadelphia late Friday night.


Officer, suspect injured in confrontation in Morrisville

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 07:36

Officer, suspect injured in confrontation in MorrisvilleA police officer and a suspect were injured during a confrontation at a 7-Eleven in Morrisville, Bucks County.