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Auto industry's past and future collide in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:34

File image of General Motors Corp. President of North America Mark Reuss introducing the Chevrolet 2014 Corvette in DetroitBy Paul Ingrassia DETROIT (Reuters) - For Detroit’s first auto show of the 21st Century in January 2000, General Motors announced "the largest auto show exhibit ever in North America" to usher in the new Millennium. Company publicists declared that if the exhibit's 230 tons of steel were melted into beams and laid end-to-end they would stretch seven miles, equivalent to crossing the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Canada four times each way, or running the length of a soccer field 105 times. GM’s press release added that the steel would rise three times higher than Mt. ...


NYC is paying $17M to settle 3 wrongful conviction cases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:29
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will pay $17 million to settle three wrongful criminal convictions.

Storm making roads slick in Ohio Valley, Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 21:17

A pair of frontal boundaries will bring rain to much of the Eastern Seaboard, with snow possible in the Northeast. Snow showers will also affect the Intermountain West. High pressure will keep the Great Plains and the upper Midwest largely dry. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)NEW YORK (AP) — The work week got off to a slippery start Monday as a storm packing freezing rain, sleet and snow made travel difficult from the Ozarks to New England.


Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 20:11

 POLITICSBy Matt Spetalnick, David Adams and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a positive tone for historic talks next week aimed at normalizing relations after decades of hostility, the officials said. ...


Katherine Scott reports on the wintry mix in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:57

Katherine Scott reports on the wintry mix in Bucks Co.Even though we are not seeing freezing rain in Bensalem right now, the ground is cold enough that you could still see slippery spots develop, especially on side streets that haven't been treated.


Katherine Scott reports on icy conditions in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:49

Katherine Scott reports on the wintry mix in Bucks Co.Even though we are not seeing freezing rain in Bensalem right now, the ground is cold enough that you could still see slippery spots develop, especially on side streets that haven't been treated.


U.S. bus lines added routes in 2014, airline flights fell: study

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:05
By Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. bus companies continued to add daily scheduled routes linking cities around the country in 2014 with a 2.1 percent increase, while airline flights fell 3.5 percent, according to a study released on Monday. According to the study by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University in Chicago, bus companies introduced new luxury-oriented services and expanded their national networks to capitalize on rising demand for short- and long-distance trips. ...

Karen Rogers reports on icy conditions on area roads

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:53

Karen Rogers reports on icy conditions on area roadsAction News' Karen Rogers reports on icy conditions developing on area roads early Monday due to a wintry mix arriving across the region.


UPDATED Maps: Wintry mix for Monday AM

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:36

 Wintry mix for Monday AMAccuWeather has updated information on sleet and freezing rain arriving across the region.


Nitrogen leak at LG Display factory kills 2, sickens 4

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 18:08

An area where a nitrogen leak occurred at LG Display's factory in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. LG Display said two people were killed and four others sickened by the nitrogen leak. LG Display Co. said in a statement Monday that the victims, employed by a LG contractor, were carrying out a regular repair and maintenance work when the nitrogen leak occurred not long after midday at the factory. (AP Photo/ Kwon Sook-hee, Yonhap) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul.


NYPD overseer reviews suspected chokehold cases

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department and an independent agency tasked with investigating excessive force claims are inconsistent in determining how and when officers are held accountable for using prohibited chokeholds, according a report being released Monday by the city's new inspector general for police.

Obama drops the tempered tone of his economic message

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:20

In this Jan. 6 2015 photo, President Barack Obama speaks to media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Obama is dropping the qualifications that tempered his economic message last year, choosing a bullish new pitch that the recovery is strong and widespread. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of last year, President Barack Obama tempered his pitch on the economy: It may be improving, he would say, but millions of Americans had yet to benefit from the rebound.


SHOW BITS: Freshening up for party time

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 14:55

Michael Keaton arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 72nd annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.


Golden Gate Bridge reopens after safety barrier installed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 14:37

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, Golden Gate Bridge workers shift traffic lanes during the end of the morning commute in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge will close to vehicles for 52 hours starting early Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2014 to install a steel and concrete moveable median barrier that will help make the iconic bridge safer to commuters. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden Gate Bridge reopened to traffic Sunday night following a weekend closure to install a safety barrier designed to reduce dangers of head-on crashes.


Police: Woman finds boyfriend, 2 others murdered in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:54

 Woman finds boyfriend, 2 others murdered in MayfairPhiladelphia police say three men were shot execution style in the Mayfair section of the city.


Winter Weather Advisory

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:51

 Wintry Mix To Rain TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee is tracking a wintry mix for the start of the morning commute.


Millions rally for unity against terrorism in France

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:49

Millions rally for unity against terrorism in FranceMore than a million people surged through the boulevards of Paris behind dozens of world leaders walking arm-in-arm Sunday in a rally for unity described as the largest demonstration in French history.


Obama to call for laws on data hacking, student privacy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:47

File- This Jan. 9, 2015, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking about the France newspaper attack. President Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked. Obama will also propose a bill that would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.


Divers retrieve 1 of 2 black boxes from crashed AirAsia jet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:47

Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve 1 of themAn official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt.


Crews locate body of missing worker in Bristol silo collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:36

Crews locate body of missing worker in Bristol silo collapseAuthorities say they have discovered the body of a worker who went missing when a silo collapsed at an industrial site in Bristol Township.