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Safe found in debris of mansion once owned by Pablo Escobar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:28

Christian De Berdouare sits on the newly discovered second safe found during demolition of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's former mansion, Monday Jan. 25, 2016 in Miami Beach, Fla. De Berdouare and his wife say the safe will remain locked in a bank vault until they finish filming a documentary about Escobar's link to the property. (C.M. Guerrero/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A locked safe has been found in the debris of a Miami Beach mansion once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.


Woman stranded in car buried in snow for 3 days rescued

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:27
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say a woman has been rescued after being stranded inside a car buried in snow for three days.

Man exaggerated impairment, scammed government of $1.5M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:17
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Navy veteran scammed federal agencies out of more than $1.5 million by exaggerating his multiple sclerosis, claiming he needed a wheelchair to get around when he was actually playing golf, baseball and taking part in a grueling foot race, prosecutors said.

Appeals court allows bird killings near NYC airports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 01:02

The John F. Kennedy International airport is seen in the Queens borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said government officials may shoot down migratory birds flying near New York City airports to protect aircraft, rejecting claims by an animal rights group that such killings are excessive. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a federal permit issued to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that allowed bird shootings in emergency situations. The group Friends of Animals challenged a June 2014 permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that empowered the Port Authority to stop any "direct threat to human safety" posed by migratory birds.


Christie apologies for 'crazy mayor' comment during NJ flooding remarks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:47

Christie apologies for 'crazy mayor' comment during NJ flooding remarksAction News has learned Gov. Chris Christie has apologized to the south Jersey official he referred to as 'one crazy mayor' during a campaign appearance Monday night.


Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:45

Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in RhawnhurstA water main rupture flooded two cars and caused the street to collapse in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia.


Hoboken man disappears during blizzard after leaving bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:45

Hoboken man disappears during blizzard after leaving barMatthew Genovese was last seen wearing a gray Fordham T-shirt with maroon text beneath a red/orange/grey flannel with khaki pants, and tan Timberland boots.


NY Assembly backs broader contraceptives coverage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:41

NY Assembly backs broader contraceptives coverageNew York's Assembly has passed legislation to require that health insurance plans cover all federally approved categories of prescribed contraceptive drugs, devices and products.


Water main break floods 2 cars in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:41

Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in RhawnhurstA water main rupture flooded two cars and caused the street to collapse in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia.


California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:35

A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch(This January 23 story has been corrected to change name of owner of Kansas storage facility to ONEOK in paragraph 38) By Nichola Groom (Reuters) - Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 of “major failures” without a rate hike to pay for comprehensive inspections of 229 storage wells. Twenty-six of its wells were “high risk” and should be abandoned - even though they complied with state regulations, the utility wrote in a rate filing.


American tourist murdered in Grenada by man with sword, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:33

American tourist murdered in Grenada by man with sword, police sayAn American tourist from Georgia was murdered on the Caribbean island of Grenada while on vacation, police say. Grenada police are questioning a man who turned himself in.


Tennessee teen dies after drinking racing fuel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:31

Tennessee teen dies after drinking racing fuelFriends and family are remembering a teenager who died after he reportedly drank racing fuel.


The Latest: Activists accused of using fake licenses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:27
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of two anti-abortion activists who made an undercover video of Planned Parenthood (all times local):

Sanitation workers still working to clear snow off Queens streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:13

Sanitation workers still working to clear snow off Queens streetsThere has been plenty of kudos for New York City workers battling to clean up from the second most powerful snowstorm - ever. However, there have been pockets where the cleanup hasn't happened . Thousands of impassible snow mounds have left many Queens residents furious.


Police: Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:11

 Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in OlneyPolice are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's Olney section.


NYC's pension operations need to be brought into 21st century: comptroller

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02
The management and operations of New York City's public pension funds need to be brought "into the 21st century", the city's Comptroller said on Tuesday after releasing a report he commissioned on the bureau which runs the funds. The report on the Bureau of Asset Management, which oversees the investments of $160 billion of New York City pension funds, concluded that the unit's "current investment strategy presents a very high level of operational risk" and "an operational failure is increasingly likely". The report highlighted a number of flaws in the system, according to a summary by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Prosecutor: Ex-teacher assaulted girls with divorced parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher who a prosecutor said preyed on "girls who had divorced parents" was found guilty of more than 40 charges involving the sexual assaults of several students.

NYPD officers help deliver baby on FDR Drive during the morning rush

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02

NYPD officers help deliver baby on FDR Drive during the morning rushNYPD officers sprang into action to make a special delivery on the FDR Drive during the Tuesday morning rush hour, helping to bring a newborn into the world.


Suspect in Islamic State-inspired plot competent for trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:44
MIAMI (AP) — A man is competent to stand trial in an alleged plot the FBI says was inspired by the Islamic State terror group to detonate a bomb on a Florida Keys beach.

VIDEO: 2 drivers wield bat, rod in Austin road rage fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:42

 2 drivers wield bat, rod in Austin road rage fightCell phone video purportedly shows two drivers using a baseball bat and a rod during a fight in the middle traffic in Austin.