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Physician Ben Carson eyes May announcement of presidential bid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:38

Ben Carson, a retired surgeon, speaks at a luncheon during the Republican National Committtee's "Building on Success" meeting in San DiegoRetired surgeon Ben Carson on Sunday said he could form a committee to explore a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination this month and make a formal announcement in May. "That's a reasonable time frame," Carson told "Fox News Sunday" when asked by host Chris Wallace about the timing of an exploratory committee and formal announcement. "We're putting all that together." Carson, a former Fox News contributor who is popular with Tea Party conservatives, ranked fourth among possible Republican candidates in a recent Fox News poll of potential voters in Iowa, coming in behind former Florida Governor Job Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.


FACT CHECK: What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:35

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, a TSA agent checks a bag at a security checkpoint area at Midway International Airport in Chicago. Spending for the Homeland Security Department hangs in the balance as Congress fights over unrelated immigration provisions attached by Republicans to the agency’s annual spending bill. In the view of some House conservatives, though, shutting off the agency’s budget is “not the end of the world.“ What would happen if Congress fails to reach a deal to renew homeland security spending by Feb. 27? (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department's budget will shut off.


Unusually large Republican 2016 field sparks 'staff primary'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:10

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Detroit Economic Club in DetroitPotential candidates are scrambling to sort through the rosters of campaign veterans in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire and elsewhere in a talent search that reflects the fact that the Republican field for 2016 is the largest in recent memory. "There is a known universe of operatives with many of them headquartered in early primary states," said Republican strategist Kevin Madden, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney in his 2012 presidential campaign. Every ideological slice of the Republican spectrum is represented, from mainstream former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a favorite of the small government Tea Party movement, to libertarian Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a Fox News personality. Others exploring presidential runs include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Texas Governor Rick Perry.


West Chester mom defends controversial stance on vaccines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:03

West Chester mom defends controversial stance on vaccinesThe recent measles outbreak has sparked a vaccine debate. Doctors say they are not harmful but some parents disagree.


Man robbed at gunpoint in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:54

Man robbed at gunpoint in TaconyPhiladelphia police are searching for a gunman who robbed a man in Tacony.


AirAsia jet turns back to Malaysia due to technical problem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:46

An AirAsia ground staff uses her smartphone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. AirAsia X said the flight heading from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia turned back shortly after takeoff due to a technical problem, circling for hours to burn fuel before landing safely in Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An AirAsia X flight heading from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia turned back shortly after takeoff Sunday due to a technical problem, circling for hours before landing safely back in Kuala Lumpur, the long-haul budget carrier said.


No winner of Powerball jackpot, lifting top prize to $450 million

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:19
Powerball's jackpot climbed on Sunday to $450 million, one of the richest ever offered by the multi-state lottery, after the previous evening's drawing failed to produce any grand prize winners. The winning numbers in Saturday's drawing were 5, 10, 21 34 and 58, lottery officials said, and the Powerball number was 33. The next drawing will take place on Wednesday evening. The cash option for the jackpot rose to $304.1 million after Saturday's drawing.

Bruce Jenner involved in fatal Malibu crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:04

Bruce Jenner involved in fatal Malibu crashOlympic gold medalist and Kardashian family patriarch Bruce Jenner was behind the wheel of an SUV involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Malibu that killed a woman and injured seven others, authorities said.


AccuWeather Maps: Monday's Wintry Mix

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 20:55

 Monday's Wintry MixAccuWeather is tracking a wintry mix for Monday in portions of the 6abc viewing area.


Armed men rob Delaware County restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 20:04

Armed men rob Delaware County restaurantPolice in Delaware County are searching for two armed robbers who held up an East Lansdowne restaurant.


Police: Pittsburgh-area mall shooting targeted 1 of 3 victims; gunman sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:57

Teen arrested in Pittsburgh-area mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targetedThree people were hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after a man opened fire on another man at a Pittsburgh-area mall and struck two bystanders as well, police said, and officers were searching for the suspect.


Lottery: No Powerball winner, jackpot grows to $450 million

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:34

 No Powerball winner, jackpot grows to $450 millionLottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $394 million Powerball drawing.


Lottery: No jackpot winner in $380M Powerball drawing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 18:51
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million Powerball drawing.

Police: Mall shooting targeted 1 of 3 victims; gunman sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 17:25
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized Sunday with gunshot wounds after a man opened fire on another man at a Pittsburgh-area mall and struck two bystanders as well, police said, and officers were searching for the suspect.

Brian Williams taking himself off air temporarily

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 16:05

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Williams says he's temporarily stepping away from his nightly newscast amid questions about his credibility. In a message sent to NBC News staff and released by NBC on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, Williams says it has "become painfully apparent" to him that his actions have made him too much a part of the news. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Williams said he is temporarily stepping away from the "NBC Nightly News" amid questions about his memories of war coverage in Iraq, calling it "painfully apparent" that he has become a distracting news story.


Police: 5 dead, including gunman, in Georgia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 15:30

Map locates Douglasville, Georgia where a gunman opens fire killing at least five in a suburban neighborhood.; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man shot six people Saturday afternoon, killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children before turning the gun on himself on a quiet, suburban street outside Atlanta, police and neighbors said.


Police: Mall shooting targeted 1 of 3 victims; gunman sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 14:02
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a Pittsburgh-area shopping center on Saturday evening, wounding three people, two critically, in a shooting that targeted one of the victims, police said. The mall and a hospital's emergency room were placed on lockdown as police searched for the suspect.

Bruce Jenner involved in fatal Malibu crash; star is unhurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 13:51

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven other's were injured, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was in one of the cars involved in the four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., that killed a woman, Los Angeles County authorities said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — There's no indication Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi who were nearby when the SUV he was driving became involved in a four-vehicle crash that killed a woman, authorities said Saturday.


Wildfire near California-Nevada line destroys 40 homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 13:32
SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Forty homes were destroyed in a wind-driven wildfire that burned nearly 11 square miles and forced the evacuation of about 150 people in two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada, officials said Saturday.

Philadelphia University Coach Herb Magee reaches 1000 wins

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 12:39

Philadelphia University Coach Herb Magee reaches 1000 winsPhiladelphia University's men's basketball coach Herb Magee earned his 1000th career win on Saturday.