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Chad Pradelli reports on snow in Pennsauken

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:54

Chad Pradelli reports on snow in PennsaukenAction News reporter Chad Pradelli reports on snow from Pennsauken, New Jersey.


Toddler left in day care van found wandering on NY street

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:45
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy left alone in a day care van has been found wandering on a New York street.

Teen snow-tubing on New York street hits light pole and dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:29
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy snow-tubing down a New York street with friends has crashed into a light pole and died.

Crash downs power lines, sparks fire in Newtown Square

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:27

Crash downs power lines, sparks fire in Newtown SquareA motorist was injured after crashing into a utility pole in snowy conditions in Newtown Square.


Some travel restrictions lifted in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:11

Travel ban lifted for all counties in New JerseyThe state of New Jersey has lifted some of the travel restrictions imposed last night due to the approaching nor'easter.


W.Va. town restoring water service following diesel spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:05
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in southeastern West Virginia are turning the water back on for about 12,000 Lewisburg area residents who lost service after a diesel fuel spill.

6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:05

6abc School Closings and DelaysSee the latest school closings, delays and early dismissals sent to Action News and 6abc.com.


China says 'harmful info' must be managed after VPNs blocked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:46
BEIJING (AP) — Responding to reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users jump the Great Firewall, an Internet official said Tuesday that "harmful information" must be managed.

Erin O'Hearn reports on snow in Hamilton Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:19

Erin O'Hearn reports on snow in Hamilton Twp., N.J.Action News' Erin O'Hearn reports on snowy conditions on the New Jersey Turnpike in Hamilton Township.


Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:40

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Holly, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.


Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.

UPDATED Maps: Tracking a Nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:10

 Tracking a Nor'easterAccuWeather has updated information on snow arriving Monday night into Tuesday.


Wall Street left with skeleton crews down as blizzard bears down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
By John McCrank and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays Capital in New York, who expected to work from home on Tuesday. Big investment banks, which serve a broad array of clients globally that were not hit by the storm, emphasized they were open for business. "Most brokers down here have already gotten a room in the city and mostly right downtown near the financial district," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O’Neil Securities in New York.

Uber limits price hikes in New York City snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
(Reuters) - Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service that has attracted criticism for jacking up prices at times of high demand, has told New York City customers that it will charge no more than 2.8 times the usual fare for trips during the snowstorm that began hitting the city on Monday. The company is hoping to head off charges of price gouging after it raised fares by much higher multiples during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which resulted in a flood of criticism that it was taking advantage of stricken customers. "Due to the State of Emergency declared in New York City, prices will not exceed 2.8x the normal fare," Uber said in an email to users of its app on Monday. The company said the fee policy is in line with an agreement it signed with the State of New York's attorney general in July last year that was designed to prevent massive price surges.

Factbox: Biggest New York City snowfalls on record

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
The city may never sleep but New York officials urged residents to hibernate in coming days as a blizzard was forecast to bring up to 3 feet of snow to the area. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents to leave work early on Monday and stay inside through the night. Below is a rundown of the largest snowfalls in recent New York history, according to city and federal records: * New York City's biggest snowfall on record hit on Feb. 11, 2006, and lasted through the following day. Measurements taken from Central Park showed the two-day Nor'easter dumped 26.9 inches of powder on the city, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports, halting Long Island Railroad service and causing heavy subway delays for those who ventured out of their snow-packed homes.

East Coast snow storm delays $1.7 billion of U.S. municipal sales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
U.S. municipal bond market supply shrank on Monday in the face of an East Coast blizzard, with Pennsylvania pushing off a $1 billion general obligation debt sale until next week and cash-strapped Atlantic City delaying a $12 million bond anticipation note deal. Altogether, issuers postponed $1.7 billion of municipal bond sales, including more than two-thirds of the week's competitive deal calendar, as what the National Weather Service called a "crippling and potentially historic blizzard" bore down on Wall Street. Pennsylvania had originally planned to bring its competitively bid deal, the largest sale of the week, to market on Tuesday morning. Similarly, Atlantic City, the New Jersey casino hub recently put under emergency management, rescheduled its debt sale slated to price on Tuesday, until later this week.

Muni conference in New York postponed due to storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A municipal bond conference organized by the Bond Buyer publication is being postponed to Feb. 18 due to a storm set to hit New York, marketing manager Eric Fusco said. The Bond Buyer's National Outlook 2015 conference was scheduled to be held on Tuesday. Forecasters predict up to 3 feet (90cm) of snow in the coming day and millions of people face snarled transportation. (Reporting by Megan Davies; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

New York City's roads to close to non-emergency traffic on Monday night

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's roads and streets will be indefinitely closed to non-emergency vehicles from 11 p.m. EST on Monday as potentially record-breaking blizzard heads toward the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. They will remain closed until a further announcement, he said at a news conference. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Bill Trott)

Factbox: Northeast transit snarled by blizzard Monday and Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY will be suspending service on all bus, commuter rail and subway service at 11 p.m. It added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4 p.m. ET to help commuters but the LIRR may need to suspend service as of 11 p.m., subject to further evaluation of the severity of the storm, according to the MTA website. NYC Transit and MTA buses are planning to operate normal bus service for the evening's rush hour, but all service will be suspended at 11 p.m. Staten Island Railway service is currently running on or close to schedule, but service will be suspended at 11 p.m. The public can check http://alert.mta.info/ for updates. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page that it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:29
DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.