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U.S. House of Representatives cancels voting on legislation due to storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will not vote on legislation on Tuesday and Wednesday because of the severe winter storm that hit the country's capital city over the weekend, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office The next vote by the congressional chamber is expected on Feb. 1. (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Valerie Volcovici)

Philadelphia public schools closed Monday due to snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:23

All Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools are closed MondayThe Philadelphia School District has decided to cancel classes at all public schools Monday, January 25, 2016, following a storm that brought over 22 inches of snow to the city.


Washington's Metro system to run limited service on Monday: WMATA

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:57
The Washington, D.C. area's Metro trains will begin providing a limited service starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said on Sunday, adding that fares will not be charged. Also, the bus system will only run on 22 routes, and avoid hilly terrain, narrow side streets and other areas that could experience problems from the major blizzard that hit the U.S. capital over the weekend. The buses will run every 30 minutes, WMATA said in a news release.

Washington's Metro system to run limited service on Monday: WMATA

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:57
The Washington, D.C. area's Metro trains will begin providing a limited service starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said on Sunday, adding that fares will not be charged. Also, the bus system will only run on 22 routes, and avoid hilly terrain, narrow side streets and other areas that could experience problems from the major blizzard that hit the U.S. capital over the weekend. The buses will run every 30 minutes, WMATA said in a news release.

Police officer dies after shoveling snow at Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died of a heart attack he suffered after shoveling snow at his home in Delaware.

1 dead after home invasion; homeowner had Craigslist ad

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:47
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — One man is dead after a Colorado homeowner selling an item on Craigslist was tied up during a home invasion, got free, grabbed a gun and shot a suspect.

1 dead after home invasion; homeowner had Craigslist ad

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:47
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — One man is dead after a Colorado homeowner selling an item on Craigslist was tied up during a home invasion, got free, grabbed a gun and shot a suspect.

Things to know about the massive weekend blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:46

People clear snow from parked cars on Henry Street in the Chinatown neighborhood in New York on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. 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/Peter Morgan)A massive blizzard that blanketed much of the eastern United States set records, paralyzed travel and damaged property. Here's a look at the storm's impact:


Snowed-out wedding goes off a day late, without a hitch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:30

In this photo provided by Cari Feiler Bender, Alison Haimes and Walter Cook celebrate their wedding at a restaurant in New York Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, a day after they had originally planned to get married. The couple's wedding was abruptly pushed back due to the massive blizzard that crippled the city on Saturday. (Cari Feiler Bender via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Saturday night nuptials gave way to a Sunday morning marriage for a New York couple whose wedding got snowed out by the massive blizzard that struck the city.


AP PHOTOS: Cleanup begins after huge East Coast snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:19

Snow is cleared along a street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in the wake of a storm that dumped heavy snow along the East Coast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)From West Virginia to southern Maine, millions of people are digging out following a massive storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the Washington D.C. region, halted most travel in New York City and flooded some coastal areas in New Jersey.


AP PHOTOS: Cleanup begins after huge East Coast snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:19

Snow is cleared along a street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in the wake of a storm that dumped heavy snow along the East Coast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)From West Virginia to southern Maine, millions of people are digging out following a massive storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the Washington D.C. region, halted most travel in New York City and flooded some coastal areas in New Jersey.


Woman delivers healthy baby after ride on fire truck

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:13
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Officials say a woman in labor who had to be taken to a hospital in a fire truck during Saturday's blizzard has given birth to a baby girl.

No-guns policy to be enforced at forum over Oregon standoff

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:12
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they'll strictly enforce a no-guns policy at a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge.

U.S. adds more countries to Zika travel alert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:58

A health worker fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighbourhood as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Soyapango, El Salvador(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Caribbean and Latin America. The CDC has cautioned pregnant women not to travel to these areas as Zika has been suspected to lead to birth defects. The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also known to carry the dengue, yellow fever and Chikungunya viruses.


Cape Verde plays down U.S. travel alert over Zika virus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:58
Cape Verde's health ministry said on Sunday concerns prompted by a U.S. travel alert were overblown and that the number of cases of the Zika virus in the West African island nation was on the decline. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended its travel warning on Friday to a further eight countries or territories - including Cape Verde - that pose a risk of infection with Zika, bringing the total to 22. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Caribbean and Latin America.

Philadelphia's former police chief to advise Chicago force

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:51

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, center, refers to the Justice Department's six-month assessment report in his hand as Mayor Michael Nutter, right, and Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, left, listen during a news conference in Philadelphia. Ramsey returns to Chicago to help amid protests that have called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign, Emanuel's office announced Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police who left to head departments in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia is returning to the city to help reform a force that's trying to regain public trust in the wake of a video showing a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced Sunday.


Sunny Sunday, still dangerous on the roads

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:47

Sunny Sunday, still dangerous on the roadsABC11 Meteorologist Steve Stewart said that the viewing area will finally see sunshine Sunday, but looks can be deceiving.


Sheriff: Man shot by stranded driver after stopping to help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:46
An intoxicated driver stuck in the winter storm shot and killed a man who came to help him, standing over the victim and firing several times after he fell to the ground, authorities in North Carolina said.

Gas prices plunge 14 cents over past 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:45
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has plunged 14 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.91 a gallon.

Sheriff: gun shop shootout over $25 kills 2, wounds 2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:38
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son died in a shootout over a $25 service charge, and another man and his 29-year-old son are hospitalized, Mississippi authorities said.