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Northeast Ohio residents get bottled water due to lead fears - reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:03

File photo of Mitzi Kreis and Harry Kreis loading their vehicle with filled water bottles at the Oregon Fire Station in Oregon, OhioThe Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency, the village of Sebring and the state agency are coordinating safety efforts after a report by Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels that exceed federal standards, according to a report in the Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown. Sebring village manager Richard Giroux issued an alert on Thursday night after tests found lead levels of 21 parts per billion at seven homes, according to WFMJ-TV in Youngstown. Flint's lead contamination problem came after a 2014 switch in water supplies to save money.


Northeast Ohio residents get bottled water due to lead fears - reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:03

File photo of Mitzi Kreis and Harry Kreis loading their vehicle with filled water bottles at the Oregon Fire Station in Oregon, OhioThe Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency, the village of Sebring and the state agency are coordinating safety efforts after a report by Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels that exceed federal standards, according to a report in the Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown. Sebring village manager Richard Giroux issued an alert on Thursday night after tests found lead levels of 21 parts per billion at seven homes, according to WFMJ-TV in Youngstown. Flint's lead contamination problem came after a 2014 switch in water supplies to save money.


Braving the wind gusts, heavy snow in Claymont

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:03

Braving the wind gusts, heavy snow in ClaymontHigh wind gusts are also a factor in Claymont, Delaware as folks cope with blizzard conditions.


'Sleeping on the interstate': Hundreds stranded in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:58
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend in Tennessee for Alexx and Kate Bragg turned into a grueling night of frozen gridlock along one of the country's busiest interstate highways.

Amid storm, Virginia governor takes a spin on snowplow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:51

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe jumps out of a snowplow after taking it for a spin around the Virginia Department of Transportation operation center in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Portions of Virginia are under a blizzard warning. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe does not let an opportunity go by for a fun ride — even in the middle of historic snowstorm.


Passerby hit as Las Vegas police confront man with gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:33

Metro Police officers block Las Vegas Boulevard South at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Capt. Matt McCarthy said officers responded to reports of a man walking in and out of Strip traffic waving a gun and pointing it at passers-by. Arriving officers approached the suspect, who did not obey their commands, McCarthy said. Officers fired on the man, who was not hit. (Mikayla Whitmore /Las Vegas Sun via AP) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — A juvenile passerby was injured Friday night after officers fired on a man who was walking in and out of traffic on the Las Vegas Strip waving a gun and pointing at people, the Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/20kf7CA .)


LIVE VIDEO: Snow falling on Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:30

 Snow falling on Center CityWe're watching the snow fall on Center City Philadelphia.


LIVE VIDEO: Watch Action News coverage of Blizzard 2016

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:22

 Watch Action News coverage of Blizzard 2016Action News is covering Blizzard 2016 from all across the area.


California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:20
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police.

UberX driver: People still need to get to work

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:17

 People still need to get to workIt's not just snow plow drivers on the road Saturday amid the blizzard condition.


DC is quiet, but the zoo's panda is out making snow angels

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:14

Panda at D.C.'s National Zoo frolics in snowWASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed, but a video of one of the zoo's four pandas enjoying the snow there is making a lot of people smile.


Folks finding ways to enjoy the snowstorm in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:04

Folks finding ways to enjoy the snowstorm in Center CityDespite the snowstorm in Center City, folks are finding a way to enjoy their Saturday.


A year later, cases linger in Ohio teen forced labor case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:55
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The third of four people accused of smuggling teens into the U.S. and keeping them as virtual slave laborers at an Ohio egg farm has pleaded guilty to charges.

New York City bridges and tunnels to close due to snow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:52
All bridges and tunnels into New York City operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will close on Saturday afternoon because of blizzard conditions in the metropolitan area, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. With forecasts of up to 30 inches (76.2 cm) of snow, New York will also enforce a travel ban on all roads in the southern part of the state and Long Island, beginning at 2:30 p.m. (1930 GMT), the governor said at a press conference.

China seeks 'new chapter' with Iran after sanctions end

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:52

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center right, shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as they pose for a photo in an official arrival ceremony, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday he hopes to open a "new chapter" in relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, as he paid the first visit by a Chinese leader to the Islamic Republic in 14 years.


AccuWeather: Blizzard 2016 is here

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:51

 Blizzard 2016 is hereMeteorologist Chris Sowers says most of our region will see 1 to 2 feet of snow along with serious coastal flooding.


Exhibit of Bill Cosby's art led to ethical questions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:38

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, members of the media tour the Bill and Camille Cosby collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The exhibit funded by Bill Cosby and his wife that showcases art from their private collection and led to questions about the cultural institution’s ethics is set to close. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was well on his way to becoming a national pariah for his alleged sexual misconduct when the Smithsonian launched an exhibit funded by Cosby and his wife that showcases art from their private collection.


Bush upbraids Trump at New Hampshire Republican forum

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:28

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee town hall in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unleashed a fury of criticism against Donald Trump on Saturday before imploring New Hampshire voters to forgo the billionaire businessman in the state's Feb. 9 primary.


In snow-covered Richmond, a good Samaritan in 4-wheel drive

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:58

Mike Aliff, left,of Richmond, hooks up a tow strap to Paul Kay's, right, car that is stuck in the snow in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Good Samaritan Aliff had helped six other motorists. Portions of Virginia are under a blizzard warning. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike Aliff is a four-wheel-drive good Samaritan.


Temple women's gymnastics team struck hours on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:27

Temple women's gymnastics team stuck hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University women's gymnastic team have spent hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.