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Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:19

Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton communityIt's been nearly a week since the Blizzard of 2016 struck, and the cleanup effort is leaving people in one Trenton neighborhood very upset.


Massive snow pile causing headaches Trenton community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:17

Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton communityIt's been nearly a week since the Blizzard of 2016 struck, and the cleanup effort is leaving people in one Trenton neighborhood very upset.


New York area ports shut down after dock workers walk out

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:16

A cargo ship is pictured in port during a stoppage at New Jersey portsNew York and New Jersey's cargo terminals shut down on Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the United States' busiest port networks. "To run a picket you need a permit and there wasn't one issued by the Port Authority," said a Port Authority official who requested anonymity.


Oregon occupation organizer Ammon Bundy, brother denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:09
Portland, Ore. (Reuters) - Ammon Bundy, organizer of the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge, will remain in custody pending his trial on felony conspiracy charges, a U.S. District Court judge ruled on Friday.

UnitedHealth Medicare plan must cover U.S. sex reassignment surgery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:05
Charlene Lauderdale, a U.S. Air Force veteran, first sought surgery through her UnitedHealthcare/AARP Medicare Complete insurance plan in November 2014. The federally funded plan, operated by a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc, denied the request. An administrative law judge with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ruled last April that the plan must cover the surgery, and the agency's Medicare Appeals Council upheld that decision this month.

Raccoon that attacked 6-year-old NJ boy had rabies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:00

Raccoon that attacked 6-year-old NJ boy had rabiesAuthorities on Friday confirmed a case of rabies in a raccoon that attacked a 6-year-old boy.


Florida sheriff's deputy charged with attempted manslaughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:56
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been charged with attempted manslaughter.

NJ towns ask for state help over turkey troubles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:54

NJ towns ask for state help over turkey troublesWhen you say Wild Turkey, some folks think about bourbon whiskey.


Noisy trucks, flooding fears over snow pile in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:52

Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton communityIt's been nearly a week since the Blizzard of 2016 struck, but the cleanup effort is leaving people in one Trenton neighborhood very upset.


Ex-Deptford cop sentenced to 30 years in friend's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:44

Ex-Deptford cop sentenced to 30 years in friend's deathA judge has sentenced a former southern New Jersey policeman to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of a friend.


Missing hunter of $2 million treasure followed these clues

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:42

FILE - In this March 22, 2013 file photo, Forrest Fenn sits in his home in Santa Fe, N.M. Geese, a few bald eagles and the majesty that is northern New Mexico’s landscape. That's all Fenn has spotted as he flies in a chartered helicopter over remote stretches of the Rio Grande, looking for any sign of, Randy Bilyeu a Colorado man who went missing while searching for his hidden treasure. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing,File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe, New Mexico, antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn wrote in his memoir "The Thrill of the Chase," self-published in 2010, that somewhere high in the Rocky Mountains, he had hidden a small bronze treasure chest containing nearly $2 million in gold coins, jewelry and precious artifacts. Since then, tens of thousands of people have tried in vain to find the bounty, following clues he dropped in a poem as part of the memoir.


Family of slain Oregon protester challenges FBI account of his death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:39

Aerial video released by the FBI shows a law enforcement officer pointing a weapon at a man at a police roadblock near Burns, OregonBy Peter Henderson BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - An anti-government protester who was killed after fleeing a traffic stop near the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon seemed to have been shot in the back while his hands were in the air, his family said on Friday. Relatives of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, 54, a spokesmen for the group that took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said he posed no threat and they were not accepting the Federal Bureau of Investigation's assertion that he was armed. "At this point we will await the outcome of any investigation, but based on the information currently available to us, we do not believe that LaVoy's shooting death was justified." The FBI released video on Thursday of state police fatally shooting Finicum.


Texas Supreme Court sides with cheerleaders on 'Bible banners'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:36
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday sided with a group of school cheerleaders and their parents who are seeking to have a lower court give them the right to put religious messages and biblical quotes on banners at football games. The banners have been displayed as football teams took to the field in the east Texas town of Kountze. "The District no longer prohibits the cheerleaders from displaying religious signs or messages on banners at school-sponsored events.

FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruption

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:31

In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, photo, a billboard with a message about reporting public corruption stands along Interstate 90 in Albany, N.Y. Authorities in New York's corruption-plagued capital city are using billboards to urge citizens to report crooked politicians, using a tactic more commonly employed to find missing people or fight drunk driving. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their suburban neighborhoods to the many state buildings scattered throughout New York's capital city. Based on Albany's remarkable penchant for corruption, odds are that a few of them have a story the feds would like to hear.


Officer resigns after uproar over words to black motorist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:31
ATLANTA (AP) — A white police officer in the greater Atlanta area who told a black driver "I don't care about your people" has resigned, authorities said Friday.

ASPCA seizes near-record 600 animals from no-kill shelter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:31

A rescued dog peers from within a kennel where hundreds of rescued animals are being kept for treatment about an hour southwest of Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued over 600 animals after they were found in conditions that the sheriff called "awful and very sad." (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other animals have been seized from a no-kill shelter.


Q&A: What's going on with the Oregon armed standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:29

Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge for the FBI in Portland, presents video of the shooting of Robert Finicum, shown at center left on the monitor, a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge, during a press conference in Burns, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBURNS, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to oppose federal land policy have been arrested and are behind bars until another court hearing Friday. Authorities and jailed group leader Ammon Bundy now are working to persuade the handful of holdouts at the remote preserve to stand down.


NY judge won't consider bid to free upstate chimp Kiko

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:26
State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe refused to sign an order sought by the nonprofit Nonhuman Rights Project to force directors of The Primate Sanctuary into her Manhattan court to defend keeping Kiko in captivity. The animal rights group has argued for many years in various courts that chimpanzees are intelligent animals that share many traits with humans, and that holding them captive amounts to unlawful imprisonment.

U.S. to withhold some Clinton emails with top secret information

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:25

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Grand View University in Des MoinesBy Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven private email chains of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be withheld from the public in their entirety because they contain top secret information, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The material, amounting to 37 printed pages, contained information U.S. intelligence agencies said was classified as top secret, State Department spokesman John Kirby said. "These documents were not marked classified at the time that they were sent," Kirby said, adding that the department would investigate whether the information in them was classified at the time.


Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:24

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Camden CountyAuthorities are investigating an auto pedestrian accident in Camden County.