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Officer convicted due to dashcam video sentenced to 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:29
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer convicted of misconduct and other crimes with the help of a dashcam video has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Bergdahl lawyer may call Trump as witness in U.S. court-martial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:28

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort BraggRepublican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has made "appalling" comments about Bowe Bergdahl and may be called as a witness in the Army sergeant's court-martial on a desertion charge, one of Bergdahl's lawyers said on Friday. Eugene Fidell, a military law attorney at Yale Law School who is defending Bergdahl, said on CNN that Bergdahl's legal team has been monitoring statements by the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in November's election as possibly affecting his client's right to a fair trial.

S&P slashes Atlantic City credit rating four notches deeper into junk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:26
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services issued the super-downgrade of the city's bonds, to 'CCC-' from 'B,' because a default or distressed exchange or redemption "appears to be inevitable" unless there is an "unforeseen positive development," said S&P analyst Timothy Little in a comment. S&P's rating could be cut further, he said, if the city files for municipal bankruptcy, which local officials are scheduled to consider at an emergency City Council meeting next week.

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:12

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soarsNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August.

Colombians smuggled drugs to New York on Spanish Navy ship: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:10

File photo of people watching as the tall ship, The Juan Sebastian de Elcano, passes the Statue of Liberty in New York HarborTwo Colombians ran a major heroin and cocaine smuggling operation to New York aboard the Royal Spanish Navy’s official training ship, paying thousands of dollars in bribes to midshipmen on the vessel, prosecutors said on Friday. The two men were arrested late on Thursday in Colombia, said the office of New York’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan.

GM ignition switch trial ends abruptly amid claims of fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches abruptly ended Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the plaintiff's truthfulness.

AccuWeather Alert: Blizzard Warnings issued for NYC, NJ and Long Island until Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:29

 Blizzard Warnings issued for NYC, NJ and Long Island until SundayBlizzard and winter storm warnings have been issued as a major storm threatens to dump a foot of snow on New York City and parts of the Tri-State area.

Testimony casts doubt on defense claim in 1991 murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:28
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A retired Arizona detective cast some doubt Friday on a defense theory in the case of a woman charged with killing her young son in New Jersey 25 years ago.

Author who hinted at loot looks for missing treasure hunter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:23
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An author whose book hints at a cache of gold, jewelry and artifacts worth nearly $2 million in New Mexico launched his own search for a Colorado man who went missing while looking for the loot.

Florida police say officer ambushed in patrol car shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:23
A gunman shot and wounded a Florida police officer in a parked patrol vehicle on Friday in an ambush-style attack, said the Miami Gardens Police Department, which apprehended the suspect. Around 8:30 a.m., Officer David Starling noticed a black BMW sports utility vehicle driving past him, police said. "The officer was ambushed," Police Chief Antonio Brooklen told reporters.


Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:11

Lake Michigan ferry gets National Historic Landmark statusLUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the SS Badger, the last coal-fired steamship operating on the Great Lakes, being assigned National Historic Landmark Designation. National Park Service spokesman Jeremy Barnum said the landmark program mistakenly published inaccurate information on an official social media page on Thursday. The ferry has not received the historic designation, but the application is under review. A replacement story will not be sent.

Some charges against Penn State ex-administrators thrown out

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:05
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday dismissed several of the more serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Gov't: 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:05

 10th death linked to exploding Takata air bagsWASHINGTON (AP) — A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards, government safety officials said Friday, as they announced a new expansion of the largest auto safety recall in history.

Argentine president says debt talks slower than expected

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 05:05

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks during a press conference at the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Friday that talks to reach a fair agreement with holders of the country's unpaid bond debt may be slower than anticipated.

Weather forces NHL to postpone game in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:56
(Reuters) - The National Hockey League said Friday's game between the host Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks has been postponed due to a severe snowstorm threatening to bring record accumulations to the U.S. capital. A makeup date for the game will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed, the NHL said in a statement. The storm, expected to end late on Saturday afternoon, could leave 2 to 2.5 feet (61 to 76 cm) on the ground and bring winds of 30 to 50 mph (48 to 80 kph), according to the National Weather Service.

Parents appeal for help solving New Orleans hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:54
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The father of a tourist who police believe was struck by a car in New Orleans' French Quarter and dragged more than six miles across a Mississippi River bridge is appealing for the driver of the vehicle to turn himself in.

New Takata air bag recall to cover 5 million U.S. vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:52

Visitors walk behind a logo of Takata Corp on its display at a showroom for vehicles in TokyoThe new action brings to 28 million the number of Takata air bag inflators recalled and increases the number of vehicles affected in the United States to as many as 24 million, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. Friday's move was prompted in part by the death of the driver of a Ford Motor Co pickup truck last month, as well as new tests conducted on suspected faulty air bags. "This is a massive safety crisis," NHTSA spokesman Gordon Trowbridge told reporters.

Some want to block Wisconsin coyote hunting contest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:50
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As the sun begins to set this weekend in northern Wisconsin, hunters will start to gather at Main Street Ed's in the small town of Argonne, coyote carcasses in tow. Some will only have one; others could bring in a half-dozen or more.

Arkansas firefighter fatally shot by person he went to help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:49
A firefighter in Arkansas responding to a medical emergency was fatally shot on Friday by the person he had intended to assist, authorities said. East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Ronald Adams, 29, had responded to a report that a man had suffered a seizure and collapsed in suburban Little Rock, police said. "We're still interviewing witnesses, trying to put together what happened," said Captain Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.

Proposed UN resolution would authorize monitors for Colombia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution obtained Friday by The Associated Press would establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.