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Trial set for NYPD officer charged in killing of unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man inside a housing project is going on trial.

Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:59

In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a Safeway grocery store following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016, in south-central Alaska. The quake knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake prone region, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (Vincent Nusunginya via the AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake.


Report details Unabomber's handwritten prison correspondence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:00

FILE - In this June 21, 1996, file photo, Theodore Kaczynski looks around as U.S. marshals prepare to take him down steps at the federal courthouse to a waiting vehicle in Helena, Mont. In handwritten letters to hundreds of supporters and curiosity seekers, Kaczynski expressed shock over the 9/11 attacks and wrote that he preferred Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential race. Kaczynski also wrote to pen pals from federal prison in Colorado asking for more information about Osama bin Laden and the origins of al-Qaida, and has relied on others to inform him about the rise of the Internet and social media. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)FLORENCE, Colo. (AP) — In handwritten letters to hundreds of supporters and curiosity seekers, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski expressed shock over the 9/11 attacks and wrote that he preferred Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential race.


New Mexico weighs anti-crime laws as other states ditch them

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:58

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016, House Republican Majority Leader, Nate Gentry, left, speaks prior to the opening the 2016 session in the New Mexico House Chamber of the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. A slate of proposed tough-on-crime measures brought in reaction to shootings, a spate of assaults and a homicide rate in Albuquerque that increased by 53 percent in 2015 has become a major focal point of the 30-day legislative session that began this week in Santa Fe. (AP Photo/Mark Holm,File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Criminal justice reform has become a hot topic around the nation amid a conversation about easing three-strikes sentencing laws, scaling back mandatory sentencing laws and focusing on rehabilitation.


Super Bowl 50: Residents list rentals at super-sized prices

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:38

In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, photo, Therese Lehane poses for a photo with her dog Rudy outside her house in San Jose, Calif. Lehane is renting out two of her rooms to Super Bowl news crews. In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high rents are legend, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected for the Super Bowl festivities. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high housing costs are notorious, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering to rent their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected for Super Bowl 50 festivities.


Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:33

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, vehicles make their way through downtown Flint, Mich. Lead pipes, that contributed to the poisoning of tap water in Flint, are a legacy of an era before scientists realized the severe long-term health consequences of lead exposure, yet they still carry water directly into older homes every day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. And he certainly can't be blamed for the Detroit school system's decaying facilities and wrecked finances, which have prompted teacher boycotts this month.


Allentown man, 54, collapses, dies after shoveling snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:15

Allentown man, 54, collapses, dies after shoveling snowLehigh County officials have confirmed an Allentown man's death was weather related.


Turnpike section where hundreds stranded back open

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:11

Turnpike section where hundreds stranded back openA section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh where hundreds of vehicles were stranded during the massive winter storm reopened in both directions Sunday, officials said.


Temple women's gymnastics team returns home after 30 hours stuck on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:09

Temple women's gymnastics team returns home after 30 hours stuck on Pa. TurnpikeAction News was there when the Temple University Lady Owls gymnastics team returned home Sunday after being stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 30 hours during this weekend's snow storm.


Why snow totals out of Washington, D.C., aren't measuring up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:05

Workers remove snow on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan National Airport, with the U.S. Capitol dome seen behind, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 in Arlington, Va. Millions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — There was definitely a lot of snow in Washington, but just how much may never really be known.


Drivers dig out cars day after blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:00

Drivers dig out cars day after blizzardThe day after the Blizzard of 2016, many spent the day digging their vehicles out from the mounds of snow Mother Nature dumped on Saturday.


East Coast, emerging from blizzard, faces difficult commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:52

Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow in Alexandria, Va., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Millions of Americans were digging themselves out after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)NEW YORK (AP) — After a weekend of sledding, snowboarding and staying put, the blizzard-blanketed Eastern U.S. will confront a Monday commute slowed by slick roads, damaged transit lines and endless mounds of snow.


SEPTA resumes some services, Regional Rail suspended

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:51

SEPTA resumes some services including limited Regional RailSEPTA has restored some services on Sunday, but says Regional Rail will remain suspended.


Flooding, beach erosion at the shore after the storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:45

Flooding, beach erosion at the shore after the stormAreas along the New Jersey coastline suffered serious beach erosion and flooding as a result of this weekend's storm.


US official seeks support for European trade deal in Poland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:43

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman meets with a Polish start-up entrepreneur, Chris Waclawek with the company Estimote, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016. Froman was in Warsaw to meet with Polish leaders but also to learns about the developments of several young entrepreneurs and tells them of the benefits they will feel from a new transatlantic trade deal which the United States and the European Union are seeking to finalize.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman was welcomed Sunday by Polish entrepreneurs as he worked to finalize a free trade pact between the United States and the European Union.


Forum over Oregon standoff canceled over safety concerns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:13

ADDS IDENTIFICATION OF ADRIAN SEWELL- Ryan Bundy, right, gestures toward Adrian Sewell at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in near Burns, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Bundy, part of an armed group occupying the refuge to protest federal land policies, says the sign will be displayed on a road leading to the area. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A judge who planned to host a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has canceled it due to safety concerns.


The Latest: Device lost in blizzard, snow totals may be off

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:57

A person holds an American Flag during a charge during an organized snowball fight at Dupont Circle Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 in Washington. Millions of Americans were preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on recovery efforts following the blizzard that slammed a large swath of the United States (all times local):


54-year-old Allentown man collapses, dies after shoveling snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:16

54-year-old Allentown man collapses, dies after shoveling snowLehigh County officials have confirmed an Allentown man's death was weather related.


Manhunt underway for prisoners who escaped from California jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:59

File photo of an inmate in handcuffs at the Orange County jail in Santa AnaAuthorities pressed on through the third day of an intense Southern California manhunt on Sunday for an accused killer and two other inmates charged with violent felonies who broke out of an Orange County jail through a plumbing tunnel, officials said. The escaped prisoners were identified as Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, who were housed together in a 68-man dormitory-style unit of the jail before slipping away early on Friday morning, Orange County Sheriff's Department officials said. "The three escapees ... are dangerous criminals," Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said in a statement.


Delaware to lift state of emergency at midnight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:53

Delaware to lift state of emergency at midnightDelaware Gov. Jack Markell has issued an order to lift a state of emergency at midnight imposed as a winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the mid-Atlantic region.