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A look at New Hampshire's midnight voters

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

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 1984, file photo, Neil Tillotson gets ready to cast the first ballot in the New Hampshire presidential primary in Dixville, N.H. In Dixville, one of three tiny northern towns where voters will cast ballots just after midnight Feb. 9, no one quite knows how the early voting tradition started. But most agree it had something to do with rival photographers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots. On Feb. 9, three tiny northern towns will share the spotlight when their residents cast the first ballots in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary:


Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:55

Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal caseBill Cosby's attraction to Andrea Constand began the moment he spied her across a Temple University gym in about 2002. The flirting - some would say grooming - began almost immediately.


Budget fight leaves Illinois stuck with overdue bills

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:41

In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Frankie Redditt, President/CEO of Ashley’s Quality Care, Inc., left, and Michael Robinson, CFO, are joined by other officers at the company headquarters with stacks of invoices to the state and payroll bills on the table in Chicago. As Illinois politicians continue to squabble over a budget that should have taken effect July 1, hundreds of state contractors have been left with little more than I.O.U.s, according to more than 500 pages of documents, since Nov. 1, released to The Associated Press under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The state owes $2 million to Ashley’s Quality Care in Chicago, according to Robinson. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Friday afternoon email read with remarkable alacrity, given its message: The trip to a Springfield store to buy all-purpose Fabuloso Cleaner for the Secretary of State's office was for naught.


Last two California jail escapees caught in San Francisco after tip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 20:23

Escaped inmates seen in undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in CaliforniaThe last two fugitives who broke out of a California jail last week were arrested on a tip from a man who saw their stolen van in the parking lot of a San Francisco Whole Foods supermarket, authorities said on Saturday, the day after a third escapee turned himself in. The manhunt that began after the three inmates escaped from an Orange County maximum-security jail on Jan. 22 came to an end when Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Jonathan Tieu, 20, were apprehended in San Francisco's park district about 375 miles (604 km) north of the lockup, police said. A man approached police officers and pointed out a white van in the parking lot of a Whole Foods market that looked similar to the one the fugitives reportedly stole in Los Angeles after escaping, San Francisco police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said at a news conference.


One dead in shooting outside Denver motorcycle expo; event canceled

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 20:23

Police officers stand watch outside the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center after a shooting at a motorcycle show in Denver, ColoradoA battle involving gunfire and knives erupted at a Denver motorcycle exposition on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least one person dead and sending seven people to the hospital, authorities said. There were no immediate arrests in the mayhem, which took place at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo at the National Western Complex, Denver Police Chief Robert White said at a news conference. "Whether it was motorcycle gang-related, whether it was motorcycle club-related, that is still to be determined," White said.


Man, 21, shot to death while sitting in car in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 20:22

Man, 21, shot to death while sitting in car in West PhiladelphiaA young man was shot to death while sitting in his car in West Philadelphia, police say.


Egypt raises import duties on luxury goods to 40 percent

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 19:54
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has placed new import duties on luxury goods, applying a presidential decree aimed at steering demand toward local products.

Novak Djokovic sweeps Andy Murray in Australian Open final

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 19:43
Novak Djokovic is a six-time Australian Open champion after defeating Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Sunday.

2 Philadelphia officers assaulted outside Bustleton bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 19:24

Philadelphia police officers assaulted outside Bustleton barTwo Philadelphia police officers were assaulted while trying to break up an early morning fight outside a Bustleton bar.


Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 19:19

In this Oct. 17, 2015 photo, students learn to operate drones at a school run by TT Aviation Technology in Beijing. TT Aviation Technology Co. - and their instructors - are part of a new cottage industry sprouting up in China, where drones are being deployed in rising numbers and touted as a game-changer in agriculture, logistics, film production and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot schools.


Americans among militant suspects detained in Saudi Arabia: paper

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 18:26
Nine Americans are among 33 suspects detained on terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia over the past week, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Sunday citing an unnamed source. It reported that four Americans were detained on Monday and another five in the following days, along with 14 Saudis, three Yemenis, two Syrians, an Indonesian, a Filipino, a United Arab Emirates citizen, a Palestinian and a citizen of Kazakhstan. Saudi Arabia in 2014 declared Islamic State a terrorist organization and has detained hundreds of its supporters.

It's (almost) down to the voting in Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 17:02

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Clinton Middle School, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Clinton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — The 2016 presidential contenders are begging their Iowa supporters to get to the caucuses Monday and Donald Trump, true to form, is in-your-face about it.


Cross-border sting nets arrest of Sinaloa Cartel members

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 16:59
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The highly secretive, daylong law enforcement operation around the Arizona border with Mexico resulted in the arrest of two dozen alleged high-level Mexican drug cartel members, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.

Key events in the escape and hunt for 3 California inmates

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 14:09

This banner atop the Orange County Sheriff's Department webpage shows the latest iteration of their Internet "wanted" poster, showing that all three escaped inmates are in custody as of Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was a tip that led San Francisco police to the two remaining fugitives who broke out of a Santa Ana, Calif., jail. A third surrendered Friday. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Here are some key dates and events in the escape and hunt for three California inmates who broke out of a maximum security jail using a Google Earth map, cutting tools and a rope made of bed linens. Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, were all back in custody Saturday after Nayeri and Tieu were arrested in San Francisco. Duong turned himself in Friday.


FBI negotiates with defiant Oregon refuge holdouts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 14:08

People carry flags in a convoy of vehicles during the "Stand Your Ground" rally opposed to the shooting death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum organized by the Pacific Patriots Network in Burns, OregonThe FBI negotiated with four armed occupants at a remote federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Saturday while the holdouts in a video posted online expressed their mistrust of the government and reluctance to leave. One of the four protesters remaining at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge said in a darkly lit video posted on Friday that he wanted to be assured he would not be arrested if he left. Tensions in the standoff remained high four days after Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, 54, a spokesman for the group that seized buildings at the refuge on Jan. 2, was killed by police during the arrests of occupation leader Ammon Bundy and several other protesters as they traveled on a highway.


Philadelphia police search for missing woman suffering from dementia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:59

Philadelphia police search for missing woman suffering from dementiaPhiladelphia police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 56-year-old Rosalyn Agee-Wright.


Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in murder of Paris Wright

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:50

 $20,000 reward offered in murder of Paris WrightCrystal Wright says her son, Paris, was finding his way in adulthood when his life was cut short by two men.


San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:47

In this Jan. 14, 2016 photo, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is interviewed in San Francisco. San Francisco police officers are being asked to take an oath co-authored by Sgt. Yolanda Williams to turn in any colleagues who display intolerant behavior. Creation of the oath was driven by Williams, who sued the department after discovering she was the subject of racist text messages among several officers. The widely endorsed oath is part of this liberal city’s attempts to repair damaged police-community relations, like those that have caused unrest in other places. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women.


Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:37

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San FranciscoAfter a week with SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was an observant citizen who led police to the two remaining violent fugitives who broke out of a California jail eight days ago using a Google Earth map and a rope made of bed linens.


1 dead, 6 hurt in shooting, stabbing in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 13:11

1 dead, 6 hurt in shooting, stabbing in DenverDenver police say one person is dead and six others injured in a shooting and stabbing at a motorcycle expo.