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Pastor freed by Iran to reunite with wife at North Carolina retreat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:02

Naghmeh Abedini is pictured in the home of her parents in West Boise, IdahoSaeed Abedini, an American pastor freed this month from an Iranian prison as part of a U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap, will be reunited with his wife and children on Monday at a Christian center in the North Carolina mountains. The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, founded by the famed evangelical minister and his family, said Abedini wanted time to adjust and reconnect with his family after more than three years of imprisonment in Iran. Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, also told Reuters last week the couple would work on their marriage.


Washington, D.C. mayor says 'several days' of cleanup ahead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Monday there were "several days" of cleanup still ahead after a storm dumped two feet (61 cm) of snow in the U.S. capital and urged residents to stay home if they can. The Washington metro system, on limited service early on Monday, will open all its stations within the city at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT), Bowser said. "It's important to know that the roads are still dangerous," she said at a news conference. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu Editing by W Simon)

DART to resume service Monday with adjusted schedule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:35

DART to resume service Monday with adjusted scheduleDART will resume regular service Monday with some schedule adjustments, officials announced on Sunday.


Ford blames market conditions, pulls out of Japan, Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:19

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a man looks at a Ford Fiesta compact car in Tokyo. Ford Motor Co. said Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that it's pulling out of Japan and Indonesia before the end of the year because there is no path to grow sales or make sustained profits. The automaker says "market dynamics" prevent it from competing effectively in both of the countries, so it will cease operations and concentrate resources elsewhere. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits.


Snow emergency lifted for Philadelphia; Monday trash pick up canceled

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:18

Snow emergency lifted for Philadelphia; Monday trash pick up canceledA snow emergency has been lifted for the City of Philadelphia as clean up efforts continue in the wake of the storm.


Lingering flight delays remain in the wake of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 22:44
Nearly 1,510 flights remain delayed or cancelled in the aftermath of a massive weekend blizzard that slammed into the eastern U.S., wreaking havoc on travel in the nation's busiest cities. But that was ...

U.S. top court declines to revive North Dakota abortion limits

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 22:40
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected North Dakota's bid to revive a restrictive Republican-backed law struck down by a lower court that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception. The court turned away the state's appeal, leaving in place a July 2015 ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked the 2013 law. North Dakota's law was among the strictest of a series of statutes passed at the state level imposing limits on abortion.

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.