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911 call goes unanswered as dispatcher orders pizza

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:51

911 call goes unanswered as dispatcher orders pizzaA 911 call in Florida went unanswered because the dispatcher was on the line ordering pizza, according to investigators.


Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:50

Pope Francis shakes hands with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde during their meeting at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)ROME (AP) — The Vatican says it will ensure that its supply chains don't use forced labor after a forum of some of the world's biggest supermarket chains and food manufacturers announced new efforts to slave-proof their own supply chains.


Taxis in Budapest block traffic, demand ban on Uber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:41

 “Ban Uber!” (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than 100 taxis blocked traffic in downtown Budapest on Monday as drivers demanded a ban on Uber and other ride-hailing apps.


AccuWeather: Windy, Very Cold Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:25

 Windy, Very Cold TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says it stays uncomfortably cold through tomorrow, but temperatures improve after that. We're watching possible rain or snow at the end of the week.


Price for Gas Hit 47 Cents in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:49
Michigan was the first state to have gas under $1 in likely over a decade.

Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:37
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long shadow over them.

Eagles officially announced Doug Pederson as new head coach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:25

Philadelphia Eagles officially announce Doug Pederson as new head coachThe Philadelphia Eagles were finally able to make it official on Monday: Doug Pederson is the team's new head coach.


Fire damages popular restaurant in Cumberland County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:20

Fire damages popular restaurant in Cumberland County, N.J.Firefighters are battling a blaze at a popular historic restaurant in Cumberland County that has gone to three alarms.


VIDEO: New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson arrives in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:20

Philadelphia Eagles officially announce Doug Pederson as new head coachThe new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson, has arrived.


Water main break in East Whiteland Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:15

Water main break in East Whiteland Twp., Pa.A water main break shut down part of a road in Chester County Monday morning.


More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:08

Map shows earthquakes across Oklahoma and surrounding region; 3c x 5 inches; 146 mm x 127 mm;OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory.


Virginia panel rejects bill to decriminalize adultery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:49
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime.

Woman shot during robbery attempt in Wissinoming

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

Woman shot during robbery attempt in WissinomingA 21-year-old woman was shot and wounded during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section.


Rome court acquits ex-Vatican accountant of corruption

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:33
ROME (AP) — A court in Rome Monday acquitted an Italian monsignor, who was fired from his job as a Vatican accountant, of corruption, a defense lawyer for the priest said.

NY man faces case that tests limits of criminal blame

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:23
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man is about to go on trial in vehicular homicide case that tests the limits of criminal consequences. He wasn't behind the wheel when a police officer was struck and killed — he was leaning against the guardrail.

NYC carriage horse plan still needs council approval

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

File- This April 28, 2014, file photo shows a horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park, in New York. New York City officials are close to a deal that would save Central Park's horse-drawn carriages from a threatened ban. A City Hall official not authorized to speak publicly about ongoing union negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday the plan would substantially reduce the number of horses operating in the city.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A deal to reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages in New York City and permanently move stables to Central Park will now go to the City Council for approval in a compromise between the drivers and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had pledged to end the popular rides.


Bitter cold, icy roads follow blast of light snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:18

Bitter cold, icy roads follow blast of light snowBitter cold temperatures plus whipping winds made Monday the teeth-chattering, punch-in-your-gut type of weather that we have dodged so far this winter.


Police: Employee killed in homeless shelter was shot 5 times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:07

 Employee killed in homeless shelter was shot 5 timesPolice say a man who was evicted from a North Philadelphia homeless shelter returned Sunday morning with a gun, killing one employee and injuring another.


Davos chief: Europe, falling oil, inequality among worries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:38

President and Founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Davos, Switzerland, Monday Jan. 18, 2016. The world's political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — At Davos, Iran is center-stage, North Korea has been disinvited for nuclear saber-rattling, and World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab says he's worried about Europe's future, the fallout of plunging oil prices and gaping inequality worldwide.


Missing 12-year-old Philadelphia girl found safe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:36

Missing 12-year-old Philadelphia girl found safePhiladelphia police say a 12-year-old girl, reported missing over the weekend, has been found safe.