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FBI: Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill Israelis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:18

 Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill IsraelisA Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple to "defend Islam" had first wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents.


Allentown man dies from CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:16

Allentown man dies from CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipeA 55-year-old Allentown man is the latest victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from this weekend's snow storm.


Student questioned after threat to Center City charter school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 02:13

No threat at Center City charter school after morning scarePolice are questioning a student after an online threat was made against a Philadelphia charter school.


Michael Nutter joins Columbia University faculty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:57

Michael Nutter joins Columbia University facultyFormer Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has landed a new job.


Philadelphia schools reopen after Blizzard of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:46

Philadelphia schools reopen after Blizzard of 2016At James Dobson Elementary School in Manayunk, the sidewalks were clear and treated, and the school was ready to welcome the students back.


Things to know about arrests of activists from Oregon refuge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:41

Law enforcement personnel work at the airport, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Burns, Ore. Authorities were restricting access on Wednesday to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge being occupied by an armed group after one of the occupiers was killed during a traffic stop and eight more, including the group's leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI arrested the leaders of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks during a traffic stop that left one dead. Here is a rundown of what happened and what it means:


Bikram Choudhury, hot yoga founder, ordered to pay nearly $6.5M in damages in harassment lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:38

Bikram Choudhury, hot yoga founder, ordered to pay nearly $6.5M in damages in harassment lawsuitThe founder of Bikram yoga has been ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million in a lawsuit that claimed he sexually harassed and wrongfully fired an adviser.


Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leaves 1 person dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:36

Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leaves 1 person deadThe Oregon nature preserve being occupied by an armed anti-government group was surrounded by law-enforcement agents Wednesday, a day after one of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others, including the group's leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested.


Ex-police chief: Deputy had no reason to shoot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:32
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former police chief testified that a sheriff's deputy had no legitimate reason to open fire when he shot and paralyzed an unarmed, young black man.

UN chief wants clean energy investments doubled by 2020

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is challenging investors around the world to at least double their investments in clean energy by 2020.

Wendy's probing likely fraudulent payment-card charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:14

A Wendy's Co restaurant is pictured in Monrovia"Reports indicate fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after payment cards were legitimately used at some restaurants," Wendy's spokesman Bob Bertini told Reuters in an email statement. Large retailers such as Target Corp and Home Depot Inc have been victims of security breaches in recent years.


Flint hires professor who helped bring water crisis to light

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

Registered Nurse Brian Jones draws a blood sample from Grayling Stefek, 5, at the Eisenhower Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The students were being tested for lead after the metal was found in the city's drinking water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Flint's water crisis and efforts to fix the problem of lead in the drinking water (all times local):


Authorities: 1 man dead in house explosion in eastern Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 01:11
NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a house explosion has left one man dead in eastern Ohio.

The Latest: Wounded sheriff's deputy led drug raid

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

Officials work the scene where a sheriff's deputy was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a shooting of a deputy involved in a drug raid in New Orleans (all times local):


2 teenagers dead, 2 sickened from drinking racing fuel, soda

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A poison control official says two Tennessee teens are dead after drinking a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, and two others were sickened by the mixture they called "Dewshine."

Cops: Neglect led to death of woman in chair for 6 months

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:51
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two relatives of an 82-year-old woman who authorities say died after she sat in the same chair for six months have been charged with neglect, according to warrants obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Cop pleads not guilty to killing ex with daughter, 7, in car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:41
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A suspended New Jersey police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges that he chased and gunned down his ex-wife while their 7-year-old daughter was in his car.

Possible tornado tosses vehicle along Florida turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:41
MIAMI (AP) — A possible tornado picked up a southbound vehicle on Florida's Turnpike near Fort Lauderdale and dropped it in the northbound lane as a line of severe storms hit the area, officials said Wednesday morning.

Texas dad who took away daughter's phone not guilty of theft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:22
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge.

Police: Woman wanted in shoveling scheme, burglary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:21

 Woman wanted in shoveling scheme, burglaryNew Castle County police are trying to identify a woman they say forced her way into a 76-year-old woman's home in Claymont and stole cash and a debit card.