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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 (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the SS Badger, the last coal-fired steamship operating on the Great Lakes, being assigned National Historic Landmark Designation.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.


Argentine president says debt talks slower than expected

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

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks during a press conference at the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Friday that talks to reach a fair agreement with holders of the country's unpaid bond debt may be slower than anticipated.


Weather forces NHL to postpone game in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:56
(Reuters) - The National Hockey League said Friday's game between the host Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks has been postponed due to a severe snowstorm threatening to bring record accumulations to the U.S. capital. A makeup date for the game will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed, the NHL said in a statement. The storm, expected to end late on Saturday afternoon, could leave 2 to 2.5 feet (61 to 76 cm) on the ground and bring winds of 30 to 50 mph (48 to 80 kph), according to the National Weather Service.

Parents appeal for help solving New Orleans hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:54
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The father of a tourist who police believe was struck by a car in New Orleans' French Quarter and dragged more than six miles across a Mississippi River bridge is appealing for the driver of the vehicle to turn himself in.

New Takata air bag recall to cover 5 million U.S. vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:52

Visitors walk behind a logo of Takata Corp on its display at a showroom for vehicles in TokyoThe new action brings to 28 million the number of Takata air bag inflators recalled and increases the number of vehicles affected in the United States to as many as 24 million, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. Friday's move was prompted in part by the death of the driver of a Ford Motor Co pickup truck last month, as well as new tests conducted on suspected faulty air bags. "This is a massive safety crisis," NHTSA spokesman Gordon Trowbridge told reporters.


Some want to block Wisconsin coyote hunting contest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:50
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As the sun begins to set this weekend in northern Wisconsin, hunters will start to gather at Main Street Ed's in the small town of Argonne, coyote carcasses in tow. Some will only have one; others could bring in a half-dozen or more.

Arkansas firefighter fatally shot by person he went to help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:49
A firefighter in Arkansas responding to a medical emergency was fatally shot on Friday by the person he had intended to assist, authorities said. East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Ronald Adams, 29, had responded to a report that a man had suffered a seizure and collapsed in suburban Little Rock, police said. "We're still interviewing witnesses, trying to put together what happened," said Captain Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.

Proposed UN resolution would authorize monitors for Colombia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution obtained Friday by The Associated Press would establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.

In Wisconsin, civil service change is another labor setback

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:47
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker made a national name for himself among conservatives by redefining Wisconsin's labor landscape, eliminating public unions, wiping out closed shops and erasing local prevailing wages. Now, coming off a short-lived presidential bid, he's poised to deal state workers another blow by revamping the state's 110-year-old civil service system.

Armed group's leader balks at FBI talks without media

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:46

Ammon Bundy, right, shakes hand with a federal agent guarding the gate at the Burns Municipal Airport in Oregon on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bundy is the leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to protest federal land policies. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler).BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon met briefly with a federal agent Friday, but left because the agent wouldn't talk with him in front of the media.


Kansas' highest court voids Wichita marijuana ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:43

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in MontevideoBy a 7-0 vote, the Kansas Supreme Court said Wichita ignored filing and disclosure rules that were mandated by state law, and meant to ensure that legislators and voters in the state's most populous city understood the ordinance before a vote was taken. Approved by voters last April with a 54 percent majority, the ordinance set a maximum $50 fine for adults over 21 who were convicted for the first time of possessing no more than 32 grams (1.1 ounces) of marijuana, or related drug paraphernalia. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt had sought to void the Wichita ordinance on that basis and several others, including the basis for Friday's decision.


United Airlines jet skids off runway at Chicago's O'Hare airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:42
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A United Airlines plane carrying 179 passengers and six crew members skidded partly off the runway on Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after arriving from San Francisco, but no one was injured, airline and airport officials said.

The Latest: Armed group's leader refuses private FBI talk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:39

Ammon Bundy, left, approaches an FBI gate at the Burns Municipal Airport in Oregon on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bundy is the leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to protest federal land policies. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler).BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


U.S. moms-to-be seek reassurance about Zika after trips abroad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:34

A health worker fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighbourhood as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Soyapango, El SalvadorU.S. doctors are fielding a spate of calls from expectant mothers who recently traveled to countries affected by the Zika virus and fear possible exposure to the mosquito-borne infection linked to a spike in fetal brain damage in Brazil. New U.S. treatment guidelines only recommend blood tests for pregnant women with symptoms of infection. "These effects are not necessarily going to be seen at a time when the mother can decide to terminate the pregnancy," said Dr. Natalie Meirowitz of Long Island Jewish Medical Center.