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Travel ban lifted on Long Island, LIRR rail service shut down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 20:19

Travel ban lifted on Long Island, LIRR rail service shut downTraffic is moving again on the Long Island Expressway and other roadways after a travel ban was lifted Sunday morning.


Power Outages: 16,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in the dark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:52

 18,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in darkTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday night after a blizzard hit the area.


AccuWeather: The Clean Up Begins

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:40

 The Clean Up BeginsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says bundle up and take your time shoveling today.


Here are the snow totals for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:34

Here are the snow totals for New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutA massive snowstorm brought significant amounts of snow to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Saturday, with more than 2 feet in some areas.


Major earthquake hits south Alaska, tremors felt in Anchorage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:19
(Reuters) - A major earthquake hit southern Alaska early on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off tremors felt more than 170 miles (280 km) away in the state's biggest city Anchorage. Twitter users reported feeling shaking, but there were no immediate reports of casualties in the region. "Long and pretty strong earthquake and power out in West Anchorage," wrote David Hulen.

AccuWeather: Sun returns after blizzard buries Tri-State area

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:56

 Sun returns after blizzard buries Tri-State areaAccuWeather says Sunday will be a good day for digging out after more than two feet of snow fell in Central Park on Saturday.


Allentown sets snow record with 30.2 inches during Blizzard of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:55

Allentown sets snow record with 30.2 inches during Blizzard of 2016A total of 30.2 inches fell Saturday in Allentown in the Lehigh Valley during the Blizzard of 2016.


Matt Damon brings call for clean water for all to Sundance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:30

Actor Matt Damon, left, and Gary White, co-founders of Water.org, take part in a panel discussion on the global water crisis at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, is something millions of people across the globe experience every day.


LA-area teenage brothers killed; uncle captured in China

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:56

This photo providedby the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Deyun Shi, 44. Authorities believe Shi killed his teenage nephews before fleeing to China because he was upset his wife wanted a divorce. The LASD says a woman called 911 on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, reporting she had found her two sons suffering from head trauma in their Arcadia, Calif., home. The 15- and 16-year-old boys were pronounced dead when police arrived. Authorities were working to intercept Shi.(Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe a Los Angeles-area man killed his teenage nephews before fleeing to China because he was upset his wife wanted a divorce.


Inmates rappelled from roof to escape California jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:48

This image provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men from left are, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder, and 43-year-old Bac Duong, charged with attempted murder. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. on Friday and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are continuing to search for three inmates who escaped from a Southern California maximum-security jail by cutting through half-inch steel bars and rappelling from the roof by a makeshift rope.


Massive blizzard paralyzes New York and Washington, 19 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:22

A jeep makes its way north though heavy snow on the FDR Drive with the Brooklyn Bridge in background during a snowstorm in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg and Idrees Ali NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of residents, business owners and workers began digging out on Sunday from a massive blizzard that brought Washington, New York and other northeastern U.S. cities to a standstill, killing at least 19 people in several states. The storm was the second-biggest in New York City history, with 26.8 inches (68 cm) by midnight Saturday, just shy of the record 26.9 inches set in 2006, the National Weather Service said. Thirteen people were killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia on Saturday.


Actors, producers share support for Oscars boycott at award shows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:21

Actors, producers share support for Oscars boycott at award showsStars were eager to share their opinions on the Oscars boycott over the lack of diversity while attending the Producer's Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards nominees luncheon on Saturday.


At least 18 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 18 people have been killed as a snowstorm pounds the eastern part of the U.S. Some details of the deaths:


What We Know: Key takeaways from massive winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55
Here's what we know about the winter storm hitting the eastern United States:

What We Know: Key takeaways from massive winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55
Here's what we know about the winter storm hitting the eastern United States:

Body found in container in Crenshaw District may be missing man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55

Body found in container in Crenshaw District may be missing manHomicide detectives were investigating the scene where a decomposed body was found inside a container in the Crenshaw District on Saturday.


Uncle wanted in Arcadia double homicide taken into custody, victims ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:05

Uncle wanted in Arcadia double homicide taken into custody, victims ID'dA family member wanted in connection to the double murder of two Arcadia teens was taken into custody Saturday in Hong Kong, according to the FBI.


Blizzard for record books paralyzes New York and Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:04

People walk near the Washington Monument during a winter storm in WashingtonBy Barbara Goldberg and Idrees Ali NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 2 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with 26.8 inches (68 cm) by midnight, just short of the record set in 2006, the National Weather Service said. It was among Washington's biggest ever snowstorms too.


300-year-old stolen cello found in Glendale, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:58

300-year-old stolen cello found in Glendale, police sayA 300-year-old cello that was stolen in November was found inside a stolen car in Glendale, police said Saturday.


Porter Ranch residents angry over failure to shut down gas leak facility

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:45

Porter Ranch residents angry over failure to shut down gas leak facilityPorter Ranch residents were angry after the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board approved a nuisance abatement order but stopped short of shutting the facility down.