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Gov. Wolf declares State of Emergency ahead of snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:42

Gov. Wolf declares State of Emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of snowstormGov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of this weekend's winter storm.


Car plunges into Delaware River in Morrisville, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:29

Car plunges into Delaware River in Morrisville, Bucks CountyFirst responders are on the scene of a water rescue on the Delaware River in Bucks County.


High levels of CO found inside Wilmington apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:28

High levels of CO found inside Wilmington apartment complexFirefighters investigated a report of high levels of carbon monoxide found inside a high-rise apartment complex in Wilmington Delaware.


Flight attendant accused in North Dakota, Virginia threats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:27

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D., shows Justin Cox-Sever, 22, of Tempe, Ariz. Cox-Sever, a flight attendant accused of making a phony bomb threat that forced a flight he was working to make an emergency landing in North Dakota, is accused in a similar incident in Virginia. Cox-Sever, who was a SkyWest Airlines flight attendant from Tempe, Arizona, was charged Jan. 13, 2016, in a Virginia federal court with making a bogus bomb threat that forced a SkyWest flight to Chicago to return to Charlottesville last July. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant accused of making a phony bomb threat that forced a flight he was working to make an emergency landing in North Dakota is accused in a similar incident in Virginia.


Los Angeles Zoo worker rescued after falling into gorilla enclosure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:23

Los Angeles Zoo worker rescued after falling into gorilla enclosureAn employee at the Los Angeles Zoo was rescued after falling into the gorilla enclosure on Thursday, fire officials said.


Restaurant manager seen hauling roadkill into North Carolina eatery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:16

Restaurant manager seen hauling roadkill into North Carolina eateryA Concord, North Carolina, restaurant owner is apologizing after photos were taken allegedly showing him bringing a roadkill deer into his restaurant.


Big jump in gun seizures at U.S. airport security checkpoints

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:14
U.S. security officials intercepted a record 2,653 firearms - 83 percent of them loaded - from carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2015, a 20 percent increase from the previous year, a federal agency said on Thursday. The 2,212 firearms seized in 2014 was itself a record, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The firearms seized last year were intercepted at 236 airports, 12 more than in 2014, TSA said.

Chris Christie on storm: If I needed to go back I would

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:59

 If I needed to go back I wouldMuch of New Jersey is now under a blizzard watch as forecasters continue tracking a major snowstorm.


Twin brothers, 58, die in 1-vehicle crash on upstate NY road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:51
COTTEKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 58-year-old twin brothers have died after the pickup truck they were riding in hit a tree along an upstate New York road.

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:38

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meetingEuropean Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its next meeting in March if plunging oil prices and market turmoil threaten the economy. ...


New Jersey beachfront owners challenge sand dunes plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:32
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Seventeen oceanfront homeowners are challenging New Jersey's right to use eminent domain to seize strips of their sand for a protective dune project, calling it a land grab.

Woman's remains found at Delaware County state park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:28

Woman's remains, jewelry found at Delaware County state parkPennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a young woman whose remains was found in a Delaware County state park.


Texas family sues over body that went missing from casket

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:24
The family of Julie Mott, who died in August at the age of 25, has filed suit against the Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries of San Antonio for misplacing her body, they said. "After the memorial service, but before the body was transferred to the crematorium, Mission lost possession of Julie Mott's body, and to this day has been unable to explain how they lost the body," the lawsuit filed this month states. Mission Park officials and local volunteers have searched parks and wooded areas for clues on where the body may have been left, but have come up empty, they said.

PennDOT hits the road as shoppers hit stores

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:19

PennDOT hits the road as shoppers hit storesPreparations continue across the area as a snowstorm targets our area.


Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 6-month high

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:16

FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since July, though applications remained at historically low levels.


Will Smith joins wife in not attending the Oscars

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:06

Will Smith joins wife in not attending the OscarsWill Smith says he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees.


3 injured after SUV bursts into flames in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

3 injured after SUV bursts into flames in DelawareThree people were injured after an SUV burst into flames in New Castle, Delaware.


Winter Storm Sparks More Than 100 Accidents in DC Area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 23:33
The snow even slowed down the president's motorcade.

AccuWeather: Winter Storm Watch Begins Friday Evening

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 23:08

 Blizzard Watch for portions of areaMeteorologist David Murphy says heavy snow is on the way to much of the region through Saturday. A foot or more is possible.


Correction: Brain-Injured Senator story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 23:02
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Jan. 20 about a car crash involving a Connecticut state senator, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the crash. It happened Jan. 14, not Dec. 14.