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Police: Person of interest in custody in SEPTA bus stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:34

 Man charged in SEPTA bus stabbingPolice say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with a stabbing on a bus in the city's Frankford section.


Investigation starts into huge fire at Lexington stockyard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:24

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at Viking Wholesale after it had spread from the neighboring Bluegrass Stockyards on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Lexington Fire Department spokesman Joe Best said Saturday the blaze was one of the largest he has seen in his 25 years with the department.(AP Photo/David Stephenson)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Investigators say they are interviewing witnesses to a massive fire that destroyed a beef cattle auction business in Kentucky.


Banks reach $154.3 million settlement on "dark pool" fraud

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:04

FILE - A July 29, 2015 file photo shows the sign on a branch of Barclays Bank in London. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, that two major global banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, will pay a combined $154.3 million to settle state and federal investigations that they misled clients about the safety of trading on their "dark pool" financial exchanges. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major global banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, are paying a combined $154.3 million to settle government investigations that they misled clients about being able to safely trade on their "dark pool" financial exchanges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Sunday.


Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:01

Mourners gather Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses.


Police: Truck spills hundreds of heads of cabbage on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:01
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer crash overturned on Interstate 95 in North Carolina and spilled hundreds of heads of cabbage that took hours to clear away.

Greece, creditors start new round of bailout talks Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:31
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government enters a new round of talks with its creditors, skeptical about the depth and efficacy of its pension reform plans, facing protests over those plans from a broad spectrum of professions.

A look at the escape and re-arrests of 3 California inmates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:30
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three escaped inmates are back in custody more than a week after cutting through a grate, climbing through plumbing tunnels and rappelling to the ground from the roof of a Southern California jail.

2 Virginia Tech students charged in death of teen girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:22

This undated photo provided by the Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Madison Lovell. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech engineering students have been arrested in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl whose disappearance last week from her Virginia home set off a frantic, four-day search.


Baylor faces accusations of ignoring sex assault victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:00
An Outside the Lines investigation found several examples at Baylor in which school officials either failed to investigate, or adequately investigate, allegations of sexual violence.

Trust Ted? Cruz facing growing attacks on credibility

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:54

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign event at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz needs you to trust him.


5 killed in house fire near Detroit; cause of blaze unknown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:53

Police and fire officials investigate a house fire that killed five people at a home in Novi, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Authorities say five restaurant workers were killed in the house fire near Detroit. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. (Brandy Baker/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNOVI, Mich. (AP) — Five adults who were co-workers at a local restaurant were killed Sunday after a fire started in the basement of a suburban Detroit home, authorities said.


Makeshift memorial springs up on Oregon highway for rancher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:43

A makeshift roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum stands on a highway north of Burns, Oregon Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — About a dozen people paid their respects Sunday afternoon at a makeshift memorial that has sprung up where rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot and killed by police last week on U.S. Highway 395 north of Burns.


Man slashed on subway platform in sixth attack this year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A man was slashed Sunday in the sixth such attack in New York's subways and on streets this year — following a spate of blade-wielding assaults in public places that started in the fall, police said.

NYC: Deal reduces tourism helicopter traffic by 50 percent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Helicopter operators carrying tourists over New York City landmarks have agreed to a gradual reduction in tours to 50 percent by next year, meaning tens of thousands fewer trips and quieter homes and neighborhoods, officials said Sunday.

Report: Small group of Chicago cops cost $34M in settlements

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:26
CHICAGO (AP) — A group of 124 Chicago police officers has cost the city $34 million in misconduct settlements since 2009, according to a newspaper report.

Rubio seeks a balance between anger and optimism in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:14

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio thinks he has struck the perfect balance between anger and optimism needed to win over the outraged and inspire potential conservatives to turn out and vote.


The Latest: Family friend: Murdered girl was an 'angel'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:13

Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt, left, and Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson listen to questions during a news conference Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Blacksburg Va. Virginia Tech student, David Eisenhauer, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Madison Lovell, whose remains were found in North Carolina. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The latest in the death of missing Blacksburg teen Nicole Madison Lovell (all times local):


Famed character actor Abe Vigoda recalled as a class act

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:12

A police officer gets a closer look at a painting of Abe Vigoda during his funeral service in New York, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The actor who played Phil Fish on the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and Sal Tessio in the classic movie "The Godfather" was mourned at a funeral Sunday in New York. Vigoda died Tuesday in his sleep at age 94. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody who knew "The Godfather" and "Barney Miller" actor Abe Vigoda made mourners smile through their tears Sunday faster than comedian and friend Gilbert Gottfried.


Man critical in West Philadelphia beating, police struck on way to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:04

Man critical in West Philadelphia beating, police struck on way to hospitalA man is in critical condition after being beaten in West Philadelphia.


Officials: Ohio man made several tries to find child for sex

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 04:50

In this Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), former Columbus, Ohio, seminarian Joel Wright, second left, is arrested at San Diego’s airport in San Diego on federal charges for allegedly seeking to have sex with infant and young girls in Mexico. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio seminarian arrested for allegedly seeking to have sex with infants and young girls in Mexico was carrying $2,000 in cash along with baby clothes and a bottle in his luggage, a Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said Sunday.