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West Coast ports reopen as labor secretary arrives for talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:52

Shipping containers sit idle at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in this file photoWest Coast ports, closed to incoming cargo vessels during the three-day holiday weekend, reopened in full on Tuesday as Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived in San Francisco seeking to broker a settlement ending months of shipping disruptions. Perez was sent to meet with the two sides in the conflict at the behest of President Barack Obama, who has come under mounting pressure to intervene in a labor dispute that has cascaded through the U.S. commercial supply chain and beyond. "Secretary Perez has meetings with both parties today in San Francisco," spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said in an email.


Bostonians grit teeth through nightmare commutes after snows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:31

As snow flurries begin to fall again, James McMasters shovels his car out of a giant snow mound, covering his and his neighbor's cars, along Prince Street in the North End of Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Nearly 8 feet of snowfall this winter has paralyzed greater Boston's transit system, infuriating commuters on and off the rails who may not see a return to normal for at least a month. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 8 feet of snowfall this winter has paralyzed greater Boston's transit system, infuriating commuters on and off the rails who may not see a return to normal for at least a month.


Man freed from prison sues Northwestern, says he was framed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:30
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois before he recanted filed a $40 million lawsuit Tuesday against Northwestern University and a professor he alleges conspired to frame him.

U.S. delays Obama's immigration steps after judge's rebuke

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:29

Maria, an undocumented migrant from Central America, looks out of a window in Los AngelesBy Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration on Tuesday delayed implementing his unilateral steps to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation after a judge blocked the actions at the urging of 26 states accusing Obama of exceeding his powers. In a setback to the president, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city along the Texas border with Mexico, issued a temporary court order on Monday stopping Obama's executive actions that bypassed a gridlocked Congress. "The law is on our side and history is on our side," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. The president said the administration will comply with the judge's order and delay accepting applications from some of the illegal immigrants for deportation relief and work permits that had been set to begin on Wednesday.


Courtroom commotion delays sentencing in fatal headphones robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:08

Courtroom commotion delays sentencing in fatal headphones robberyA man convicted in a west Philadelphia slaying that police say was over expensive headphones had his sentencing delayed Tuesday following some courtroom commotion.


Even with shift, NYC St. Patrick's Day parade draws gay protests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:07
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and elected officials said on Tuesday they would continue to protest New York City's main St. Patrick's Day parade even as organizers prepared to let a gay group carry a banner this year for the first time in the parade's history. The problem, they say, is that the group, an organization of gay NBCUniversal employees, does not represent gay Irish-American people at an event that marks the most prominent celebration of Irish heritage in the United States. "The issue has never been about having a gay group in the parade," Daniel Dromm, a City Council member, said at a news conference outside City Hall where he was joined by Irish Queers, a group that has organized annual protests of the parade. "It has always been about having an Irish gay group in the parade.

Train explosion in West Virginia: Could it happen here?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:03

 Could it happen here?Just two weeks after Action News first told you about trains carrying Bakken crude oil through our area, a train carrying the same kind of oil exploded in West Virginia.


Correction: Health Overhaul-Penalties story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 07:02

In this photo made Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, JPS Health Network patient navigator Delaila Hernandez, center, helps Fred Cardenas with documents during a Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas. Enrollment drives are being held across the country to help people beat the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federal marketplace. But in Texas and more than two dozen other states where millions of people fall into a so-called coverage gap, the outreach effort has involved more than just signups. (AP Photo/LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a story Feb. 14 about tax penalties assessed on those without health insurance, The Associated Press reported erroneously that taxpayers must apply for health insurance through the federal exchange and Medicaid before seeking an exemption. Eligible taxpayers may file for the exemption without first applying for health coverage.


Governor apologizes for police treatment of Indian man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:58
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government for the treatment of an Indian man who was roughed-up by police, calling the case one of "excessive force" in a letter made public Tuesday.

Colorado man in car crash confesses to killing wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:48
Police in Carbondale, a small mountain town about 125 miles west of Denver, said the man was driving a Toyota 4Runner on Monday when he collided with a tractor-trailer. The driver, whose name has not been released, was initially treated at a local hospital, but due to the severity of his injuries was then flown to a regional trauma center in Grand Junction, about 75 miles away, Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said in a statement.

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:46
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil from North Dakota's shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a train carrying more than 3 million gallons of crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.

Bundle up, New Orleans: Mardi Gras is cold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:42

Revelers dance to a brass band in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Revelers in glitzy costumes filled the streets of New Orleans for the annual fat Tuesday bash, opening a day of partying, parades and good-natured jostling for beads and trinkets tossed from passing floats. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If there was a theme for this year's Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans, it was 'Brrrrr.'


Vegas tourism agency may buy Riviera for up to $191 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:40

This Feb. 16, 2015 photo shows the Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Owners of the hotel which opened in 1955 have agreed to sell the property to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The tourism agency confirmed the potential purchase Tuesday, Feb. 17 after days of not commenting on rumors of a deal. (AP Photo/Kimberly Pierceall)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip won't be long for this world if a plan from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to buy, demolish it and make way for a growing convention center gets the go-ahead Friday morning.


St. Louis deadly police shooting case in prosecutor's hands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:38
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis prosecutor is reviewing a police probe of a knife-holding man shot and killed by two officers last summer.

Fmr. Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord pleads guilty to extortion charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:36

Fmr. Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord pleads guilty to extortion chargesFormer Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty to two counts of extortion on Tuesday morning.


California police chief fired over stolen gun scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:35
KENSINGTON, Calif. (AP) — A small California town has fired its police chief over his handling of an investigation into a sergeant accused of having his gun, badge and handcuffs stolen by a prostitute at a Nevada hotel.

Wal-Mart driver appeals in bid to delay Morgan crash suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:31

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart driver involved in a New Jersey highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured Morgan, has asked a federal judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan’s lawsuit against the company. Roper is not a defendant in Morgan’s lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but wants to intervene to delay it from moving forward until his criminal case is resolved. He filed his appeal Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company.


UN Security Council to meet Wednesday on Libyan crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:30
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council prepared to meet in emergency session on Libya on Wednesday, as permanent council members expressed initial support for a resolution on a response to the country's crisis.

Police search for suspects in fatal shooting of Las Vegas mom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:28
Police were still searching on Tuesday for one or more suspects who fatally shot a Las Vegas woman as she headed home from a driving lesson with her teenage daughter, in an apparent road-rage incident. Tammy Meyers was shot in the head on Thursday morning by the occupant of another vehicle minutes after a near-collision that touched off an argument, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She and her daughter drove to their home a few miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip and summoned another family member, who arrived with a gun, police say. "As of this release, no suspect or suspects have been identified and there is no definitive description of the suspect vehicle," the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a written statement.

Camden man charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:25

Camden man charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-oldA Camden, New Jersey man is accused with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child.