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Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:30

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, elephant Angelica is seen at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.


3rd death in shootings at California nightclub, gas station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:25

A man is comforted in the parking lot outside of the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Loma Linda, Calif. Several friends and family members gathered at the hospital where a loved one was taken following an early morning shooting that occurred outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGSSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a third victim has died following shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station that investigators say involved rival gangs.


AccuWeather MAPS: Thursday's snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:25

 Thursday's snowstormAccuWeather is tracking the system that is bringing snow to our area today.


Attorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:23
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Exxon settles New Jersey environmental lawsuit for $225 million

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:00
(Reuters) - New Jersey officials said on Thursday that ExxonMobil had agreed to pay $225 million to the state to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations through the state. The state would not receive money from the deal until fiscal 2016 at the earliest, and the accord must be approved by the judge overseeing the 2004 lawsuit after a public comment period, according to a statement from acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. Democrats, who lead New Jersey's legislature, have said they will intervene in the lawsuit and have scheduled a March 19 hearing to probe the reasons behind the deal.

Hispanic group seeks special prosecutor in police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:57
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Hispanic group is calling for a special prosecutor in the case of an unarmed Mexican man who was killed by officers in Washington state after throwing rocks at cars and police.

Officer loses control of cruiser, crashes into vet clinic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:54
SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a police officer lost control of his cruiser on a slippery road before crashing through the wall of a veterinary clinic in Pennsylvania.

Wendy Saltzman reports on snow in King of Prussia, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:48

Wendy Saltzman reports on snow in King of Prussia, Pa.Action News reporter Wendy Saltzman reports from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on the snow conditions Thursday.


Snow emergency for Philadelphia now in effect Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:46

Snow emergency for Philadelphia now in effect ThursdayMayor Nutter announced that a snow emergency is now in effect Thursday in Philadelphia.


Prosecutor to seek misdemeanor charge, but no felony, against police chief who shot wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:39
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutor to seek misdemeanor charge, but no felony, against police chief who shot wife .

Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: U.S. official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:35

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivers dinner remarks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. "I want the public to see my email," Clinton said in a tweet late on Wednesday. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible." The controversy has landed Clinton in trouble just as she is planning to launch a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.


Police: Florida mom forces boy to jump from 2nd-floor window

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:28
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman wielding a shotgun forced her 7-year-old son to jump out of a second-floor apartment window early Thursday before she jumped as well in an apparent suicide attempt, police said.

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia in New York; airport closes runways

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:26

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia in New York; airport closes runwaysA plane has skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York and crashed into a fence.


Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:23

Mistrial in Jodi Arias case after jury deadlocks on sentenceA judge has declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after jurors deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.


Senate Democrats step up pressure for vote on attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:12

Lynch testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Thursday wrote a formal letter to Republicans urging them to hold a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. There is still no date set by the Republican majority for a vote to be held on the Senate floor for Lynch's nomination, despite the Senate judiciary committee's endorsing her a week ago. The letter, circulated by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy, urged the Republicans to schedule a floor vote as soon as possible.


Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia in New York; airport closes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:59

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia in New York; airport closesA plane has skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York and crashed into a fence.


Michael Brown's parents announce civil lawsuit in death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:59

Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., right, parents of teenager Michael Brown who was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, speak during a press conference about the UN Committee Against Torture who convenes this week to evaluate the US government's compliance with the Convention Against Torture, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit in their son's death.


Eva Pilgrim reports on snow in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:54

Eva Pilgrim reports on snow in Cherry Hill, N.J.Action News reporter Eva Pilgrim reports on the snow conditions from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Family of slain Missouri teen to file wrongful death lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:52

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, attend an hearing of Committee against Torture at the United Nations in GenevaThe parents of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a family attorney said on Thursday. "He did not have to kill Michael Brown," attorney Daryl Parks said of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:49

Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia in New York; airport closesA plane has skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York and crashed into a fence.