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U.S. Air Force says nuclear missile damaged in 2014: AP

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 07:15
The U.S. Air Force has said maintenance errors by three airmen damaged a nuclear-armed missile in its silo in 2014, triggering an accident investigation, the Associated Press reported on Friday. The accident occurred on May 17, 2014, but the Air Force only explained the consequences on Friday after questions by the Associated Press, the news agency reported. The Air Force released a statement and brief summary of the investigation results, and said the accident had not put public safety at risk, according to the Associated Press.

Accumulating questions: What's a blizzard? Is this El Nino?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 07:14

Madison Riley, left, and Katie Lantuh walk down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue with the U.S. Capitol behind them, as the snow falls, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Washington. One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend's big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Winds will soon turn spiteful. The East has no place to go. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


StormTracker 6 at 6abc.com/Weather

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 07:13

StormTracker 6 at 6abc.com/WeatherSee the latest radar images from StormTracker 6 as the snow moves through the area.


East Coast blizzard bids for place in Washington DC history

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 07:08

Commuters make their way past Farragut Square on a chilly morning after a light snow fell in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A winter storm that could bury parts of the U.S. Middle Atlantic region under nearly three feet of snow slammed into Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barrels up the populous East Coast. After emergency officials planned and residents scrambled for days to stock up on supplies, the blizzard started to blanket the Washington area during the early afternoon after six people had died in car crashes as a wintry mix spread across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. The storm could dump two to two and a half feet (61 to 76 cm) of snow on the capital and bring winds of 30 to 50 mph (48 to 80 kph) before winding down late on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.


Mandatory evacuation issued for some residents in Barnegat, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:53

Mandatory evacuation issued for some residents in Barnegat, N.J.Officials in Barnegat, New Jersey have issued a mandatory evacuation for some residents ahead of a severe winter storm, expected to bring major coastal flooding.


Ceremony honors 12 U.S. Marines killed in Hawaii helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:52

Search for 12 Marines off the North Shore of OahuThe memorial service was held on the island of Oahu at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, the home base for more than 6,000 Marines. "As I look into the crowd, I can see that this tragedy has affected the entire community," Marine Lieutenant Colonel Eric Purcell said. The Marines were full of "joy and hope" and showed a willingness to "train at any time" that contributed to the defense of the United States, Purcell said.


Delaware declares state of emergency as winter storm nears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:51

Delaware declares state of emergency for winter stormDelaware has officially declared a state of emergency, this as a strong winter storm begins to hit the region.


Judge agrees to narrow order over leaked information

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:48
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday agreed to narrow his order that required scores of people involved in a corporate bankruptcy to disclose under oath whether they had talked to reporters for the Bloomberg news service who were covering the case.

Due to blizzard, flights at Philadelphia Int'l Airport canceled for Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:44

Due to blizzard, flights at Philadelphia Int'l Airport canceled for SaturdayAirlines have canceled all flights from Philadelphia International Airport for Saturday as a major storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions.


Gov. Christie returning to New Jersey from campaign trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:43

Gov. Christie returning to New Jersey from campaign trailGov. Chris Christie says he is returning to New Jersey from the presidential campaign trail ahead of a snowstorm expected to bring blizzard conditions.


Snow emergency declared for Philadelphia ahead of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:43

Snow emergency declared for Philadelphia ahead of blizzardPhiladelphia city officials have announced a snow emergency ahead of an approaching snowstorm expected to bring blizzard conditions to the area.


Snow Emergencies declared in Philadelphia area as blizzard conditions loom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:42

Snow Emergencies declared in Philadelphia area as blizzard conditions loomHere is a list of snow emergencies declared across the area:


Shopping frenzy as blizzard approaches the area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:40

Shopping frenzy as blizzard approaches the areaAs the first major snowstorm of the season approached, it was a shopping frenzy at stores like the Giant in Havertown.


California eyes 1-drug executions amid debate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:33

Father George Horan, second from left, listens as members of public testify on proposed regulations to use a single lethal drug for the execution of condemned inmates, during a public hearing by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Horan, a death penally opponent, spoke against the use of the single injection of powerful barbiturates in executions that would replace the series of three drugs used in California's last execution, of Clarence Ray Allen in 2006.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end them entirely.


Officer convicted due to dashcam video sentenced to 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:29
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer convicted of misconduct and other crimes with the help of a dashcam video has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Bergdahl lawyer may call Trump as witness in U.S. court-martial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:28

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort BraggRepublican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has made "appalling" comments about Bowe Bergdahl and may be called as a witness in the Army sergeant's court-martial on a desertion charge, one of Bergdahl's lawyers said on Friday. Eugene Fidell, a military law attorney at Yale Law School who is defending Bergdahl, said on CNN that Bergdahl's legal team has been monitoring statements by the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in November's election as possibly affecting his client's right to a fair trial.


S&P slashes Atlantic City credit rating four notches deeper into junk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:26
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services issued the super-downgrade of the city's bonds, to 'CCC-' from 'B,' because a default or distressed exchange or redemption "appears to be inevitable" unless there is an "unforeseen positive development," said S&P analyst Timothy Little in a comment. S&P's rating could be cut further, he said, if the city files for municipal bankruptcy, which local officials are scheduled to consider at an emergency City Council meeting next week.

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:12

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soarsNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August.


Colombians smuggled drugs to New York on Spanish Navy ship: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:10

File photo of people watching as the tall ship, The Juan Sebastian de Elcano, passes the Statue of Liberty in New York HarborTwo Colombians ran a major heroin and cocaine smuggling operation to New York aboard the Royal Spanish Navy’s official training ship, paying thousands of dollars in bribes to midshipmen on the vessel, prosecutors said on Friday. The two men were arrested late on Thursday in Colombia, said the office of New York’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan.


GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the plaintiff's truthfulness.