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Tips for how to prep car for snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:04

Tips on how to make your vehicle snowstorm readyAction News spoke with AAA about what tips they have for drivers to get their car ready for stormy weather conditions in the forecast this weekend.


Baltimore judge rules against prosecutors over Freddie Gray trial witness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:00

Baltimore Police Officer William Porter and his attorneys arrive at the courthouse for pretrial hearings in the case of Caeser Goodson in BaltimoreA judge on Wednesday rejected prosecutors' request that a Baltimore policeman facing retrial over the death of black detainee Freddie Gray be forced to testify in the trials of his fellow officers. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams said the motion by the state compelling testimony by Officer William Porter appeared to be a "stall tactic" since it would have indefinitely postponed the trials of all six officers charged in Gray's death last April.


Police cruiser chasing suspected carjacker crashes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:59

Police cruiser chasing suspected carjacker crashesA police cruiser chasing a suspected carjacker in the Mantua section of Philadelphia crashed into another vehicle.


Foundation head pleads guilty in U.N. bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:56

Sheri Yan walks with lawyer Isabelle Kirshner and an identified woman in New YorkThe head of a New York-based foundation pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to bribe a former U.N. General Assembly president to advance various business interests, becoming the second defendant to admit wrongdoing in the case. Sheri Yan, who was Global Sustainability Foundation's chief executive, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to one count of bribery in connection with illicit payments made to John Ashe, the former General Assembly president. Choking back tears, Yan admitted that beginning in 2012, she agreed with others to pay money to Ashe, who was also the U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda, to influence officials in Antigua and the United Nations to support business interests.


Sheriff: Possible explosive found where officers shot man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:47

The carport of a home in Statesville, N.C., is pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, where a man was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies the day before. The Iredell County sheriff's deputies were trying to serve an eviction notice on Samuel Edward Grady, 55,, when investigators say he lunged at the deputies with a large knife. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina investigators found a possible explosive device in the home where sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man during a confrontation in Statesville, a sheriff said Wednesday.


New investigator named for prep school sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:43
BOSTON (AP) — A new lead investigator has been chosen to look into allegations of sexual abuse at a prestigious Rhode Island boarding school.

NTSB investigating fatal Greyhound bus crash in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:38

NTSB investigating fatal Greyhound bus crash in San JoseOfficials have identified a second victim who was killed in a Greyhound bus crash in San Jose Tuesday as Maria Ortiz.


More charges for driver accused of plowing into Las Vegas pedestrians

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:19

Holloway, of Oregon, leaves the courtroom after her initial appearance at the Regional Justice Center in Las VegasAn Oregon woman facing a murder charge for killing a tourist when she drove onto a sidewalk and caused chaos on the Las Vegas Strip was charged on Wednesday with dozens more counts, including attempted murder, for harming other pedestrians, prosecutors said. Lakeisha Holloway, 24, has been charged with 71 counts, most of them for attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon for striking more than 30 people with her sedan on Dec. 20, according to the charging document. Holloway was originally charged with murder in the death of an Arizona woman, as well as child abuse or neglect for having her 3-year-old daughter in the back seat and failure to stop after a collision.


Regulators delay action again on huge California methane leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:19

Porter Ranch resident Angel Maldonado, 35, who is seven months pregnant, listens to speakers at a meeting of air quality regulators to discuss potential rules against the utility that operates the site of a gas leak in Porter RanchAir quality regulators, meeting for the third time this month to address a huge natural gas leak that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes, delayed action again on Wednesday on a proposal to curtail the escaping methane. The stench of gas fumes has sickened scores of people and led to efforts to temporarily relocate of some 6,000 households from the Porter Ranch community of northern Los Angeles at the edge of the leaking Aliso Canyon underground gas storage field.


What We Know: The president's immigration policies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:01

FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2016, file photo, members of CASA de Maryland participate in a immigration rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. By agreeing to hear a challenge to Obama’s immigration plan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2016, raised hopes that Obama may have one last chance to make good on an unfulfilled promise to millions of immigrants, many of whom feel abandoned by his administration’s recent deportation raids. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's immigration plans. A look at how that could play out over the next year:


NTSB: Ice protection not on when plane crashed into house

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — The ice protection system was not activated on a business jet that crashed into a Maryland house, killing six people, even though the air temperature was near freezing, according to a federal safety investigation released Wednesday.

Obama says Flint crisis reminder government cannot 'shortchange' services

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to continue to offer support for the local response to the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. "If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid's health could be at risk," Obama said in remarks at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit. Obama met with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Tuesday.

Stocks slide as oil tumbles, S&P lowest in almost 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Energy stocks are leading another sell-off on Wall Street as the price of oil continues to plunge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell to its lowest level in almost two years.


Public meeting over decade-old oil in Gulf leak gets testy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:55

FILE - This March 31, 2015 file photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. Taylor Energy President William Pecue on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, told a gathering of industry experts and environmental advocates in Baton Rouge the decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday.


What We Know: Key takeaways on brewing nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:54
There goes the weekend: The South and East are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm.

Big storm with significant snowfall looms for East, South

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:53

United States Post Office employee Todd Smith delivers the mail Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Danville, Ky. Snow and drizzle began falling early Wednesday across much of Kentucky and Tennessee leading school districts and some universities to cancel classes and officials to warn motorists to drive carefully. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate-Messenger via AP) TABLOIDS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — As people in the South and East readied themselves for a nor'easter that might bring heavy snowfall by week's end, snow fell on much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.


Ex-guard at N.Y.'s Rikers Island sentenced for assaulting inmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:52
A former guard at New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail for assaulting an inmate in 2009 in an incident that blinded the man in one eye. Victor Rodman, 53, had been convicted in October at a nonjury trial in the city's Bronx borough by a state judge, Martin Marcus. Under the sentence imposed by Marcus on Wednesday, Rodman can serve his time on weekends while completing 250 hours of community service, prosecutors said.

Ex-casino exec, waitress and gambler charged with scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:48
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A casino vice president plotted with a cocktail waitress and a gambler to steal more than $400,000 from a northeastern Pennsylvania casino, orchestrating a scam involving stolen identities and free slots play, authorities said.

Connecticut man accused of killing parents pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:44
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of killing his parents after they threatened to cut him out of their will has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

AccuWeather: Friday and Saturday Snow Likely

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:38

 Friday and Saturday Snow LikelySnow will very likely be coming to our area, but the totals - and the timing - are still up in the air.