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California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:17

FILE - This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leaving court after a hearing in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for Davis a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.


East Coast blizzard may dump record snow on Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:40

A man walks in the snow after a winter storm arrived in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A winter storm that could bury parts of the U.S. Middle Atlantic region under 3 feet (90 cm) of snow slammed into Washington on Friday, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barreled up the East Coast. The blizzard started to blanket the Washington area during the early afternoon. Six people had died in car crashes as a wintry mix spread across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.


Court quashes obstruction charges against Ex-Penn State officials in Sandusky scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:37

File photo of Penn State University President Graham Spanier in State College(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday threw out obstruction charges against three former Penn State officials accused of trying to hamper the child molestation case against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, court documents show. Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier, former athletic director Timothy Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz still have to answer charges of child endangerment and failure to report suspected child abuse, following the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision.


No major traffic accidents to report after evening rainstorm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:31

No major traffic accidents to report after evening rainstormWith another El Nino-fueled storm hitting the Bay Area Friday afternoon, there was a good amount of rain but surprisingly we did not get all the problems that can come with it.


Surfers hit SoCal coast in search of big waves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:31

Surfers hit SoCal coast in search of big wavesSurfers took to the coast of Southern California as a high surf provided plenty of big waves for thrill seekers on Friday.


Postal Service suspends Saturday operations ahead of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:23

Postal Service suspends Saturday operations ahead of blizzardThe U.S. Postal Service announced Friday night all operations have been suspended for Saturday in Philadelphia, Southern/Central New Jersey and Delaware, due to blizzard condition warnings.


Storm brings concern of flooding, high winds on Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:59

Storm brings concern of flooding, high winds on Jersey ShoreOfficials and residents take precautions ahead of expected rising waters during this weekend's tides.


California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:58

FILE - This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leaving court after a hearing in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for Davis a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.


DelDOT works to keep roads operational in winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:49

DelDOT works to keep roads operational in winter stormDelDOT crews are working through the night to keep I-95 operational.


Gov. Chris Christie declares state of emergency for NJ ahead of blizzard, flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:47

Gov. Chris Christie declares state of emergency for NJ ahead of blizzard, floodingGovernor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for New Jersey as snow began to fall across the state.


The Latest: 1 more day at sea for cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:44

 1 more day at sea for cruise shipWASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the blizzard slamming the eastern part of the United States (all times local):


AccuWeather: Snowfall totals going up as blizzard nears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:43

 BlizzardMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says most of our region will see 1 to 2 feet of snow and coastal flooding is a big concern.


Passengers get extra day at sea on cruise to Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:40
BALTIMORE (AP) — For the passengers on a cruise ship heading back to snowy Baltimore from the Bahamas, one more day at sea doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

Uber to resume chopper flights despite sheriff's order

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:36
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Uber says it will resume helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday despite a cease-and-desist order from a Utah sheriff.

Snow emergency in effect for Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:30

Snow emergency in effect for PhiladelphiaA snow emergency went into effect for Philadelphia at 9 p.m. on Friday night.


15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:20
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly that 15 countries including oil producer Venezuela are in arrears in paying their annual contribution to the U.N. regular budget, which means they can't vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Thousands report power outages across viewing area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:57

Thousands report power outages across viewing areaA winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the ABC11 viewing area as a winter storm brings in a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. More than 103,000 are without power.


VA allowing dying paratrooper to spend last days with wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:47
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Veterans Administration is allowing a 92-year-old World War II veteran who is dying of cancer to spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home that is not approved by the agency, but his family says he is probably too close to death to move.

Michigan cooperative, confrontational with US on Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:29

The Flint River is shown near downtown Flint, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-tainted water flowing through their taps have been slighted by the government or ignored altogether. For many, it echoes the lackluster federal response to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, pledging to work together to ensure the safety of Flint's drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands.


$50,000 being offered for information on hit-and-run that killed father in Torrance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:28

$50,000 being offered for information on hit-and-run that killed father in TorranceA $50,000 rewards is being offered for leads to a hit-and-run incident that left an 82-year-old man dead in Torrance.