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Sanitation workers still working to clear snow off Queens streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:13

Sanitation workers still working to clear snow off Queens streetsThere has been plenty of kudos for New York City workers battling to clean up from the second most powerful snowstorm - ever. However, there have been pockets where the cleanup hasn't happened . Thousands of impassible snow mounds have left many Queens residents furious.


Police: Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:11

 Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in OlneyPolice are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's Olney section.


NYC's pension operations need to be brought into 21st century: comptroller

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02
The management and operations of New York City's public pension funds need to be brought "into the 21st century", the city's Comptroller said on Tuesday after releasing a report he commissioned on the bureau which runs the funds. The report on the Bureau of Asset Management, which oversees the investments of $160 billion of New York City pension funds, concluded that the unit's "current investment strategy presents a very high level of operational risk" and "an operational failure is increasingly likely". The report highlighted a number of flaws in the system, according to a summary by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Prosecutor: Ex-teacher assaulted girls with divorced parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher who a prosecutor said preyed on "girls who had divorced parents" was found guilty of more than 40 charges involving the sexual assaults of several students.

NYPD officers help deliver baby on FDR Drive during the morning rush

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02

NYPD officers help deliver baby on FDR Drive during the morning rushNYPD officers sprang into action to make a special delivery on the FDR Drive during the Tuesday morning rush hour, helping to bring a newborn into the world.


Suspect in Islamic State-inspired plot competent for trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:44
MIAMI (AP) — A man is competent to stand trial in an alleged plot the FBI says was inspired by the Islamic State terror group to detonate a bomb on a Florida Keys beach.

VIDEO: 2 drivers wield bat, rod in Austin road rage fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:42

 2 drivers wield bat, rod in Austin road rage fightCell phone video purportedly shows two drivers using a baseball bat and a rod during a fight in the middle traffic in Austin.


Man stabbed inside South Philadelphia market, suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:42

Man stabbed inside South Philadelphia market, suspect arrestedPolice are investigating a stabbing inside a South Philadelphia market that sent a man to the hospital.


Taser used when black motorist killed to be tested again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:28
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A state judge is allowing additional tests on a Taser that a white police officer used before he shot and killed a black man last year.

Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:22
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients.

FAA: Laser pointer targets plane approaching LaGuardia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:20

 Laser pointer targets plane approaching LaGuardiaFAA officials say someone with a laser pointer targeted a plane approaching LaGuardia Airport Monday night.


French taxis, air traffic controllers, schools on strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00

Taxi drivers on strike stand next to their cars as they demonstrate in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and other public servants in nationwide strikes and demonstrations. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as Uber.


Civil trial to begin for Florida deputy who shot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:36
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by a young black man who was unarmed when a sheriff's deputy shot him, leaving him paralyzed.

Ford recalls about 391K Ranger pickups due to air bag death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:15

This Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, photo, shows a blue oval Ford sign above the entrance to Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Ford announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, that the company is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries. The recall covers trucks from 2004 through 2006 in the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 391,000 Ranger pickups because the driver's air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries.


Protests escalate against Greek pension reform

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:38

State hospital workers scuffle with police outside the Greek Finance Ministry during a protest against new austerity reforms by Greek government in central Athens, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The scuffles occurred Tuesday as farmers continues sporadic highway closures, mostly on northern Greece, and a growing number of professional associations have called for strikes.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State hospital workers scuffled with police outside the finance ministry Tuesday, as protests across Greece escalate against sweeping pension reforms proposed by the government.


Gov. Chris Christie on NJ flooding: 'Want me to go down there with a mop?'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:33

 'Want me to go down there with a mop?'The mayor of North Wildwood, NJ says he is "disappointed" by Gov. Chris Christie's controversial campaign trail comments about the flooding experienced in Cape May County during the Blizzard of 2016.


Fire damages business, apartments in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:30

Fire damages business, apartments in South PhiladelphiaFirefighters battled a fast-moving blaze that damaged a commercial business and apartments in South Philadelphia.


Several porch roofs collapse in Parkside

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:23

Several porch roofs collapse in ParksideA row of porch roofs collapsed under the weight of snow in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.


Investigation underway after authorities fatally shoot man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:20
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — An investigation is underway in Alabama after a Clanton police officer and a Chilton County deputy shot and killed a man.

Icy conditions lead to crash on I-476 in Broomall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 20:56

Icy conditions lead to crash on I-476 in BroomallIcy conditions caused a truck to overturn on I-476 Tuesday morning.