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Watchdog faults FAA's air traffic control operations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:53

Watchdog faults FAA's air traffic control operationsWASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on air traffic control operations has doubled over two decades, while productivity has declined substantially and efforts to improve performance have been ineffective, according to a report released Wednesday by a government watchdog.


Feds: Detective punched, kicked, menaced man with seatbelt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:51
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a suburban Cleveland detective punched and kicked a suspect, drove him to a cemetery, wrapped a seatbelt around his neck and threatened to put him in the ground.

'Affluenza' teen to drop fight against Mexico deportation: source

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:49

U.S. national Ethan Couch is pictured in this undated handout photographLawyers for a Texas teen who killed four people in a so-called "affluenza" drunk-driving case have told Mexican authorities they want to drop their fight against his deportation to the United States, a Mexican official said on Wednesday. Ethan Couch's legal team presented a document to a court in western Jalisco state seeking to end the effort, although the 18-year-old must still sign the paperwork and have it ratified by judicial authorities, the official said. Couch and his mother, Tonya, were arrested in Mexico last month following a more than two-week manhunt.


Rookie officer charged in killing of unarmed man nears trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:46
NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man in a housing project stairwell is nearing a trial expected to feature testimony about the officer's panicked and shaken state in the tragedy's aftermath.

1 person killed in house fire in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:45

1 person killed in house fire in DelawareA house fire killed one person in Talleyville, Delaware late Tuesday night.


Falls Bridge closures to start next week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:35

Falls Bridge closures to start next weekDrivers who use the Falls Bridge in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park section will need to plan another route to get around.


Doggies in diapers? Housetraining troubles not uncommon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:19

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama is pulled away by her dogs Bo and Sunny, after welcoming the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House in Washington. Sunny, the Portuguese water dog who joined fellow first dog Bo and the Obama family in 2013, has housetraining issues. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house.


Planet Nine: Scientist say good evidence for 9th planet in solar system

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:13

 Scientist say good evidence for 9th planet in solar systemScientists reported Wednesday they finally have "good evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.


Puppy stolen, traded for crack, is found and OK

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:07
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Yorkshire terrier puppy that was swiped from a Florida pet store, stuffed down a person's sweater and traded for crack cocaine has been found unharmed.

DA: Chester Co. man tried to rape mom, grandmother; killed grandmother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:53

 Chester Co. 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.


New Mexico rescue worker discovers fallen climber is ex-wife

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:49
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rescue team volunteer Scott Hicks was responding to call about a woman who died while rock climbing when he received a shock: The body belonged to his ex-wife.

World War II veteran to reunite with wartime girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:49

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2015, Norwood Thomas, 93, talks with Joyce Morris via Skype from his home in Virginia Beach, Va. During World War II, Morris lived in England and was Joyce Durrant, the girlfriend of Thomas, a D-Day paratrooper with the Army's 101st Airborne Division. Morris now lives in Australia. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A World War II veteran will travel to Australia to reunite with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.


Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:47

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference at Chicago's Union Station on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, where he announced his support for a proposal by top Illinois Republicans for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months.


Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:46

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, right, talks with the committee's ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, before the whole panel voted to approve new measures to set fat, sugar and sodium limits in school lunches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee.


Villanova announces $25 million gift to law school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:36

Villanova announces $25 million gift to law schoolVillanova University has announced a $25 million leadership gift to the university's school of law, the largest ever to the law school and the second-largest such gift in the university's history.


Prominent NY emergency room doctor accused of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:35
NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who wrote a book on how to improve patient-physician relations is facing charges he sexually abused two female patients at a New York City hospital.

The Latest: Expert: Gulf leak can't be compared to BP spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:20
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The latest on a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):

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.