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A year later, cases linger in Ohio teen forced labor case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:55
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The third of four people accused of smuggling teens into the U.S. and keeping them as virtual slave laborers at an Ohio egg farm has pleaded guilty to charges.

New York City bridges and tunnels to close due to snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:52
All bridges and tunnels into New York City operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will close on Saturday afternoon because of blizzard conditions in the metropolitan area, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. With forecasts of up to 30 inches (76.2 cm) of snow, New York will also enforce a travel ban on all roads in the southern part of the state and Long Island, beginning at 2:30 p.m. (1930 GMT), the governor said at a press conference.

China seeks 'new chapter' with Iran after sanctions end

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:52

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center right, shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as they pose for a photo in an official arrival ceremony, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday he hopes to open a "new chapter" in relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, as he paid the first visit by a Chinese leader to the Islamic Republic in 14 years.


AccuWeather: Blizzard 2016 is here

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:51

 Blizzard 2016 is hereMeteorologist Chris Sowers says most of our region will see 1 to 2 feet of snow along with serious coastal flooding.


Exhibit of Bill Cosby's art led to ethical questions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:38

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The exhibit funded by Bill Cosby and his wife that showcases art from their private collection and led to questions about the cultural institution’s ethics is set to close. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was well on his way to becoming a national pariah for his alleged sexual misconduct when the Smithsonian launched an exhibit funded by Cosby and his wife that showcases art from their private collection.


Bush upbraids Trump at New Hampshire Republican forum

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:28

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee town hall in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unleashed a fury of criticism against Donald Trump on Saturday before imploring New Hampshire voters to forgo the billionaire businessman in the state's Feb. 9 primary.


In snow-covered Richmond, a good Samaritan in 4-wheel drive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:58

Mike Aliff, left,of Richmond, hooks up a tow strap to Paul Kay's, right, car that is stuck in the snow in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Good Samaritan Aliff had helped six other motorists. Portions of Virginia are under a blizzard warning. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike Aliff is a four-wheel-drive good Samaritan.


Temple women's gymnastics team struck hours on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:27

Temple women's gymnastics team stuck hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University women's gymnastic team have spent hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Temple women's gymnastics team struck 13 hours on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:20

Temple women's gymnastics team stuck hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University women's gymnastics team has spent 13 hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Tunisian youths demand jobs, say govt is failing them

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:14

Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid shares a smile with ministers prior to preside over an extraordinary Cabinet meeting in Carthage, outside Tunis, Saturday Jan. 23, 2016. Tunisia's prime minister, Habib Essid, cut short a visit to France as Tunisia's president vowed Friday to end the cycle of unrest that has pummeled towns across the country as authorities imposed a nationwide curfew, five years after the nation, convulsed by protests, overthrew its longtime ruler and moved onto the road to democracy. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)KASSERINE, Tunisia (AP) — Unemployed young people from the Tunisian city that touched off nationwide protests say the government is failing them and protested anew Saturday in a precarious calm enforced by a nationwide curfew.


Water distributed in Ohio village after testing finds lead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:14
SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Volunteers are distributing water this weekend to residents of a northeast Ohio village after tests found lead levels that exceed federal standards.

Atlantic City Electric reports 36,000 power outages

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:09

Atlantic City Electric reports 36,000 power outagesTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday morning as a blizzard hit the area.


Global policymakers seek to reassure after market turbulence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:07

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, left, gestures while Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne listens during a panel"The Global Economic Outlook"at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. World leaders are holding a flurry of diplomatic meetings at the World Economic Forum and worried CEOs are debating about how to deal with this year's volatile markets and low oil prices.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that the slowdown in China is a natural turn for an economy in transition.


McCrory: Storm didn't underwhelm us, power outages climb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:04

 Storm didn't underwhelm us, power outages climbA winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the ABC11 viewing area as a winter storm brings more wintry weather Saturday.


Exclusive: California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:01

A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter RanchLong 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.


Ohio parents arrested after 2-year-old is stuck in toilet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:58
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the parents of a 2-year-old northeast Ohio boy have been arrested and jailed after the toddler became stuck in a toilet while left alone in the family's apartment.

AP Poll: Public doubts Washington's problem-solving ability

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:54

Graphic shows the results of an AP-NORC Center poll about people's confidence in the federal government; 2c x 4 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 107 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little to no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country's most important priorities, according to a national survey.


Puerto Rico power debt relief deal falls apart

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:53
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A deal to restructure Puerto Rico's troubled power utility's $8.2 billion bond debt fell apart early Saturday, after lawmakers missed a Friday midnight deadline to approve key conditions for the proposed bond swap, including putting a debt payment charge directly on customers' bills.

PHOTOS: Viewer pictures of shore flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:53

 Viewer pictures of shore floodingThe blizzard hitting the area is causing major flooding at the Jersey shore


New York's MTA to suspend bus service due to blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will suspend all bus service in New York City at 12 p.m. on Saturday because of blizzard conditions, an official said. The announcement came as a fierce winter storm gripped the region, with up to 18 inches of snow forecast to pile up in city streets before easing later in the day. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; E$diting by Mark Heinrich)