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Judge agrees to narrow order over leaked information

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:48
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday agreed to narrow his order that required scores of people involved in a corporate bankruptcy to disclose under oath whether they had talked to reporters for the Bloomberg news service who were covering the case.

Due to blizzard, flights at Philadelphia Int'l Airport canceled for Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:44

Due to blizzard, flights at Philadelphia Int'l Airport canceled for SaturdayAirlines have canceled all flights from Philadelphia International Airport for Saturday as a major storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions.


Gov. Christie returning to New Jersey from campaign trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:43

Gov. Christie returning to New Jersey from campaign trailGov. Chris Christie says he is returning to New Jersey from the presidential campaign trail ahead of a snowstorm expected to bring blizzard conditions.


Snow emergency declared for Philadelphia ahead of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:43

Snow emergency declared for Philadelphia ahead of blizzardPhiladelphia city officials have announced a snow emergency ahead of an approaching snowstorm expected to bring blizzard conditions to the area.


Snow Emergencies declared in Philadelphia area as blizzard conditions loom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:42

Snow Emergencies declared in Philadelphia area as blizzard conditions loomHere is a list of snow emergencies declared across the area:


Shopping frenzy as blizzard approaches the area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:40

Shopping frenzy as blizzard approaches the areaAs the first major snowstorm of the season approached, it was a shopping frenzy at stores like the Giant in Havertown.


California eyes 1-drug executions amid debate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:33

Father George Horan, second from left, listens as members of public testify on proposed regulations to use a single lethal drug for the execution of condemned inmates, during a public hearing by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Horan, a death penally opponent, spoke against the use of the single injection of powerful barbiturates in executions that would replace the series of three drugs used in California's last execution, of Clarence Ray Allen in 2006.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end them entirely.


Officer convicted due to dashcam video sentenced to 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:29
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer convicted of misconduct and other crimes with the help of a dashcam video has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Bergdahl lawyer may call Trump as witness in U.S. court-martial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:28

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort BraggRepublican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has made "appalling" comments about Bowe Bergdahl and may be called as a witness in the Army sergeant's court-martial on a desertion charge, one of Bergdahl's lawyers said on Friday. Eugene Fidell, a military law attorney at Yale Law School who is defending Bergdahl, said on CNN that Bergdahl's legal team has been monitoring statements by the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in November's election as possibly affecting his client's right to a fair trial.


S&P slashes Atlantic City credit rating four notches deeper into junk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:26
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services issued the super-downgrade of the city's bonds, to 'CCC-' from 'B,' because a default or distressed exchange or redemption "appears to be inevitable" unless there is an "unforeseen positive development," said S&P analyst Timothy Little in a comment. S&P's rating could be cut further, he said, if the city files for municipal bankruptcy, which local officials are scheduled to consider at an emergency City Council meeting next week.

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:12

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soarsNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August.


Colombians smuggled drugs to New York on Spanish Navy ship: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:10

File photo of people watching as the tall ship, The Juan Sebastian de Elcano, passes the Statue of Liberty in New York HarborTwo Colombians ran a major heroin and cocaine smuggling operation to New York aboard the Royal Spanish Navy’s official training ship, paying thousands of dollars in bribes to midshipmen on the vessel, prosecutors said on Friday. The two men were arrested late on Thursday in Colombia, said the office of New York’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan.


GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the plaintiff's truthfulness.

AccuWeather Alert: Blizzard Warnings issued for NYC, NJ and Long Island until Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

 Blizzard Warnings issued for NYC, NJ and Long Island until SundayBlizzard and winter storm warnings have been issued as a major storm threatens to dump a foot of snow on New York City and parts of the Tri-State area.


Testimony casts doubt on defense claim in 1991 murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:28
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A retired Arizona detective cast some doubt Friday on a defense theory in the case of a woman charged with killing her young son in New Jersey 25 years ago.

Author who hinted at loot looks for missing treasure hunter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:23
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An author whose book hints at a cache of gold, jewelry and artifacts worth nearly $2 million in New Mexico launched his own search for a Colorado man who went missing while looking for the loot.

Florida police say officer ambushed in patrol car shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:23
A gunman shot and wounded a Florida police officer in a parked patrol vehicle on Friday in an ambush-style attack, said the Miami Gardens Police Department, which apprehended the suspect. Around 8:30 a.m., Officer David Starling noticed a black BMW sports utility vehicle driving past him, police said. "The officer was ambushed," Police Chief Antonio Brooklen told reporters.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Lake Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:11

Lake Michigan ferry gets National Historic Landmark statusLUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the SS Badger, the last coal-fired steamship operating on the Great Lakes, being assigned National Historic Landmark Designation. National Park Service spokesman Jeremy Barnum said the landmark program mistakenly published inaccurate information on an official social media page on Thursday. The ferry has not received the historic designation, but the application is under review. A replacement story will not be sent.


Some charges against Penn State ex-administrators thrown out

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:05
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday dismissed several of the more serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Gov't: 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:05

 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bagsWASHINGTON (AP) — A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards, government safety officials said Friday, as they announced a new expansion of the largest auto safety recall in history.