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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:07

AP10ThingsToSee - A reveler from the Sao Clemente samba school poses for a photo as he waits for the start of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:07

AP10ThingsToSee - A reveler from the Sao Clemente samba school poses for a photo as he waits for the start of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Record-breaking cold in U.S. Midwest heads to frigid East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:05

A woman reads a tablet beside a fire pit on cold winter evening outside the Science Center at Harvard University in CambridgeBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bone-chilling cold in the U.S. Midwest shattered records in Chicago on Thursday, closing schools and starting its trudge eastward to an already frozen Boston and New York. Arctic air was expected to keep its grip on the nation's midsection on Friday morning, a day after the minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 22 Celsius) measured in Chicago broke the low temperature record of minus 7 degrees for the day set in 1936, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Oravec. The wind chill made temperatures in Chicago feel like minus 25, he said. Chicago public schools, serving 396,000 students in the third largest U.S. school district, canceled classes on Thursday and many commuters there were bundled so heavily that only their eyes could be seen.


Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 01:05

Suzanne Bryant (L), and partner Sarah GoodfriendAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Despite Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin have married a same-sex couple under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons.


Correction: Muslim Leader-Arrest story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:55

The undated booking photo provided by the Elgin Police Department shows Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, 75, of Gilberts, Ill. Saleem, the longtime head of the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, Ill. was arrested Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school. Saleem is due to appear in Cook County bond court on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Rolling Meadows, Ill. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Elgin Police Department)CHICAGO (AP) — In a Feb. 17 story about a lawsuit accusing the head of the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, Illinois, of sexual abuse, The Associated Press, based on information from the plaintiffs' law firm, erroneously referred to an umbrella group, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, as the Council of Islamic Organizations in Greater America. Based on the same source, the AP also erroneously reported that the Elgin institute is a member of the umbrella group, when it is not.


Multi-alarm fire burning at home in Millville, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:44

Multi-alarm fire burning at home in Millville, NJFirefighters are battling a multi-alarm fire at a home in Millville, Cumberland County.


Multi-alarm fire burning at home in Millville, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:44

Multi-alarm fire burning at home in Millville, NJFirefighters are battling a multi-alarm fire at a home in Millville, Cumberland County.


Judge throws out Ohio inmates' lethal injection lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:32
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by four death row inmates who challenged a new Ohio law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs.

Colombians sentenced to prison for U.S. drug agent's murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:32
Two Colombians have been sentenced to prison for the 2013 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent in Bogota, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Edwin Gerardo Figueroa Sepulveda, 39, was sentenced in federal court to 30 years for his role in the killing of DEA Special Agent James "Terry" Watson, the department said in a statement. Wilson Daniel Peralta-Bocachica, 31, received a 40-month sentence during the hearing on Wednesday before Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. Figueroa Sepulveda had pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the murder and to conspiracy to kidnap.

Colombians sentenced to prison for U.S. drug agent's murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:32
Two Colombians have been sentenced to prison for the 2013 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent in Bogota, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Edwin Gerardo Figueroa Sepulveda, 39, was sentenced in federal court to 30 years for his role in the killing of DEA Special Agent James "Terry" Watson, the department said in a statement. Wilson Daniel Peralta-Bocachica, 31, received a 40-month sentence during the hearing on Wednesday before Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. Figueroa Sepulveda had pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the murder and to conspiracy to kidnap.

Bobbi Kristina Brown: Nick Gordon 'desperately wants to be with' his love

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:28

 Nick Gordon 'desperately wants to be with' his loveThe lawyers for Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, discuss his wishes to "be with the one he loves"


Bobbi Kristina Brown: Nick Gordon 'desperately wants to be with' his love

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:28

 Nick Gordon 'desperately wants to be with' his loveThe lawyers for Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, discuss his wishes to "be with the one he loves"


Powerball jackpot grows again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:15

Powerball jackpot grows againThe Powerball prize is growing again, with no jackpot winning tickets sold on Wednesday night.


Powerball jackpot grows again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:15

Powerball jackpot grows againThe Powerball prize is growing again, with no jackpot winning tickets sold on Wednesday night.


Statements conflict on whether others knew of Ohio killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:10
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A quadruple murderer and two of his acquaintances gave conflicting statements about whether anyone knew about his killings before he confessed to police, according to newly released police records.

Dancer's death reveals world of 'pumping parties,' surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:52

Dancer's death reveals world of 'pumping parties,' surgeryAn exotic dancer's death at an airport hotel has led Philadelphia police to investigate the strange underworld of "pumping parties" and illegal cosmetic surgery.


Police: Drunken passenger assaults airline staff at airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities allege a drunken Delta Air Lines passenger assaulted airline staff and police at Los Angeles International Airport before she was arrested.

Former Federal Judge Regrets 55-Year Marijuana Sentence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:12
Weldon Angelos was just 24 years old when he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for three marijuana sales.

Philadelphia School Reform Commission approves 5 new charters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:05

Philadelphia School Reform Commission approves 5 new chartersIn a meeting Wednesday, Philadelphia's School Reform Commission approved five new charter school applications and denied 34.


Gov. Wolf decries Philadelphia's charter school expansion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:46

Gov. Wolf decries Philadelphia's charter school expansionPhiladelphia's School Reform Commission has approved just five of 39 new charter school applications, but Gov. Tom Wolf and a teachers' union say any new charters will be a financial strain on the city's public school system.