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The Latest: Greyhound bus accidents kill 7 over past 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:20

A California Highway Patrol officer moves belongings from a Greyhound bus crash that left two dead and at least eight injured on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. A Greyhound spokeswoman said the bus, which left Los Angeles Monday night, was carrying 20 passengers in addition to the driver. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest on a deadly Greyhound bus accident (all times local):


Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt U.S. mayors' conference

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:15

Protester against Chicago Mayor Emanuel stands in front of mayors at opening press conference of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in WashingtonDemonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement interrupted the U.S. Conference of Mayors' meeting on Wednesday, protesting the killing of a Chicago teenager by police and the lead-tainted water supply of Flint, Michigan. At least three people among onlookers and one person on stage held up signs when Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the group's president, spoke during the meeting's opening news conference at a hotel in Washington, D.C. One protester interrupted her several times, shouting, "You failed us!" Baltimore was torn in April by rioting over the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, and six police officers are facing charges.


Woman robbed at knifepoint near Temple University's campus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:12

Woman robbed at knifepoint near Temple University's campusPolice are investigating a knifepoint robbery near Temple University's campus in North Philadelphia.


Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:10

Attorney General Loretta Lynch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, before the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on gun control. Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns before Congress on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.


New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:09

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last.


Michigan governor on Flint water: 'I let you down'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:00

 'I let you down'Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has failed Flint residents but pledged to take new steps to fix the city's drinking water crisis, starting with committing millions in state funding and deploying more National Guard members.


Mother of slain journalist: Hostages' return gives hope

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:52
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The mother of slain journalist James Foley said Wednesday the family was "delighted" to see the return of four Iranian-American citizens freed by Iran in a prisoner swap with the United States and is hopeful that the U.S. government will make hostages more of a priority.

NYC's Bloomberg offers Latin American city-innovation prizes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean cities are being invited to vie for millions of dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as his charity extends an innovation competition to a new region.

Guidelines issued for California's assisted suicide law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With just months until the state's assisted suicide law goes into effect, the California Medical Association has issued guidelines to doctors on writing prescriptions of lethal doses of medication for terminally ill patients.

Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude.

The Latest: Murder-terrorism case suspect is back in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:33
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The latest on a Washington state man accused of terrorism for allegedly killing a New Jersey college student last year (all times local).

Council to hold no-confidence vote for Allentown mayor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:24

Council to hold no-confidence vote for Allentown mayorThe Allentown City Council is planning to hold a "no-confidence" vote Wednesday afternoon that would call on the mayor to resign.


Female passenger killed, driver hurt in crash on Route 55 in N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:20

Female passenger killed, driver hurt in crash on Route 55 in N.J.Authorities tell Action News one female victim is dead and another hospitalized after a one-car crash on Route 55 in Gloucester County.


DA: Delco man tried to rape mom, grandmother; killed grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:19

 Delco man tried to rape mom, grandmother; killed grandmotherA Chester County man has been charged in the death of his grandmother and the attempted rape of both her and his own mother.


At Least 20 Dead After Taliban Splinter Group Attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:18
Several gunmen have stormed a university in Pakistan in an attack reportedly still underway.

Cop admits asking woman to model lingerie, gets job back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town was ordered to reinstate a police officer who was fired after asking a woman to put on lingerie for him when he responded to a fire alarm at a hotel, a judge ruled.

Police: Gun under pillow fires while guard sleeps, kills boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say they have arrested a security guard in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who apparently was shot when the gun under her pillow went off while they slept.

Hoverboard blamed for California house fire that killed dogs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:09
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a hoverboard sparked a house fire in Santa Rosa, California, that killed two dogs.

SeaWorld removing lifting floors from orca pools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:08
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld officials say they are getting rid of lifting floors in the company's killer whale pools that were installed after the death of trainer because they are no longer needed.

Smithsonian's black history museum to get $10 million gift

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture is getting a $10 million gift.