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NJ Transit restoring services at 11 a.m.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:02

New Jersey Transit restores service system-wideNew Jersey Transit will begin restoring transit services at 11 a.m.


Plan to build backwoods hut in White Mountains fuels debate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:59

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2004 file photo, the Lakes of the Clouds Hut sits just below the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. The structure is the highest among those owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club, sitting on a ridge at 5,012 feet. It’s been more than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in the White Mountains. But a plan to put one less than two miles into the woods has stirred passions among some hikers and outdoor lovers who say the mountains are already overrun by wealthy out-of-staters who are trampling on a fragile part of the world and undermining the outdoor experience. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a plan to put one less than 2 miles into the woods has stirred passions among some outdoor lovers who say the mountains are already overrun by wealthy out-of-staters who are trampling on a fragile part of the world and undermining the outdoor experience.


Puerto Rico gov. warns of fallout from failed utility

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:51
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has warned of grave consequences for island consumers and businesses if a deal to restructure its troubled electric utility's $8.2 billion bond debt is not completed.

Composite sketch released of Santa Monica sexual assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:51

Composite sketch released of Santa Monica sexual assault suspectThe Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on the beach.


Ex-Wisconsin cop accused of killing 2 women to stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:50

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo Steven Zelich appears in court in Kenosha, Wis. Jury selection for the former police officer accused of choking to death Jenny Gamez, an Oregon college student, and then stuffing her in a suitcase and leaving it on a rural highway is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Wisconsin. (Sean Krajacic/Kenosha News via AP, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing an Oregon woman and another from Minnesota and ditching their bodies in suitcases along a highway is set to stand trial this week in the first woman's death. Here's what you need to know:


No bomb found on diverted Turkish Airlines flight from Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:14
ISTANBUL/DUBLIN (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight from Houston, Texas, diverted to Shannon, Ireland, on Sunday was found to have no explosive devices on board and would take off to Istanbul soon, a spokesman for the flag carrier said. The plane, bound for Turkey's largest city, was diverted after a piece of paper with "bomb" written on it was discovered in the toilet, a spokesman for Turkish Airlines said. Nothing was found in the search of the aircraft in Shannon, the Turkish Airlines spokesman said, adding that the plane would take off again to Istanbul.

High tide causing more flooding at Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 22:25

High tide causing more flooding at Jersey shoreThe full effects of the Blizzard of 2016 are being felt up and down the New Jersey shoreline.


Sleds, ATVs take over Art Museum steps during Philadelphia blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 21:37

Sleds, ATVs take over Art Museum steps during Philadelphia blizzardIt's a city tradition not to be missed by hundreds sledding down the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


High tide could cause more flooding at Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 21:33

High tide causing more flooding at Jersey shoreThe full effects of the Blizzard of 2016 are being felt up and down the New Jersey shoreline.


Philadelphia Int'l Airport 'gradually' resumes operations Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 21:04

Philadelphia Int'l Airport 'gradually' resumes operations SundayThe Philadelphia International Airport is "gradually" resuming operations Sunday after it cancelled all flights on Saturday due to blizzard conditions, officials say.


SEPTA to resume services Sunday morning

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 20:45

SEPTA resumes some services, Regional Rail suspendedSEPTA announced Saturday night services will resume Sunday morning after this weekend's storm.


Travel ban for New York lifted; 3 snow shoveling deaths in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 20:29

Travel ban for New York lifted; 3 snow shoveling deaths in NYCA travel ban has been lifted in New York City, but mass transit service remains mostly disrupted after New York City received its second biggest snowfall in history.


Travel ban lifted on Long Island, LIRR rail service shut down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 20:19

Travel ban lifted on Long Island, LIRR rail service shut downTraffic is moving again on the Long Island Expressway and other roadways after a travel ban was lifted Sunday morning.


Power Outages: 16,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in the dark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:52

 18,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in darkTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday night after a blizzard hit the area.


AccuWeather: The Clean Up Begins

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:40

 The Clean Up BeginsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says bundle up and take your time shoveling today.


Here are the snow totals for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:34

Here are the snow totals for New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutA massive snowstorm brought significant amounts of snow to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Saturday, with more than 2 feet in some areas.


Major earthquake hits south Alaska, tremors felt in Anchorage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 19:19
(Reuters) - A major earthquake hit southern Alaska early on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off tremors felt more than 170 miles (280 km) away in the state's biggest city Anchorage. Twitter users reported feeling shaking, but there were no immediate reports of casualties in the region. "Long and pretty strong earthquake and power out in West Anchorage," wrote David Hulen.

AccuWeather: Sun returns after blizzard buries Tri-State area

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:56

 Sun returns after blizzard buries Tri-State areaAccuWeather says Sunday will be a good day for digging out after more than two feet of snow fell in Central Park on Saturday.


Allentown sets snow record with 30.2 inches during Blizzard of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:55

Allentown sets snow record with 30.2 inches during Blizzard of 2016A total of 30.2 inches fell Saturday in Allentown in the Lehigh Valley during the Blizzard of 2016.


Matt Damon brings call for clean water for all to Sundance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:30

Actor Matt Damon, left, and Gary White, co-founders of Water.org, take part in a panel discussion on the global water crisis at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, is something millions of people across the globe experience every day.