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Amtrak modifies schedule ahead of snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:41

Amtrak modifies schedule ahead of snowstormAmtrak says its schedules will be modified in anticipation of the coming snowstorm, which could bring as much as a foot of snow to parts of the region.


American Airlines canceling Philadelphia flights Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:39

American Airlines canceling Philadelphia flights SaturdayAmerican Airlines has cancelled all flights out of Philadelphia on Saturday ahead of the winter storm.


Man accused of beating, sexually assaulting woman for months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:34

Man accused of beating, sexually assaulting woman for monthsA woman says she was held her against her will for months and she had to endure repeated sexual assaults and beatings.


Charges dropped against man suspected of fatal hit-and-run accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:13

Charges dropped against man suspected of fatal hit-and-run accidentThe charges have been dropped against a man who was suspected in a deadly hit-and-run crash.


Arrest made in murder of teen girl shot while in back of car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:09

Arrest made in murder of teen girl shot while in back of carThe San Jacinto County sheriff tells Eyewitness News his officers arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Victoria Cantu.


Viral video shows Florida officer playing hoops with kids after call

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:09

Viral video shows Florida officer playing hoops with kids after callA video showing a police officer in Florida playing basketball with a group of kids is going viral, along with the message from the department.


The Latest: Federal government to close at noon Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:51

This image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) shows a computer model forecasting the chances of a snow storm hitting the East Coast this weekend, Jan. 22-23, 2016. Snow up to two feet, was forecast for areas west and southwest of the Washington, with Washington possibly getting 15 to 20 inches, Philadelphia could see 12 to 18, and New York City and Long Island could see 8 to 10, (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the heavy snowfall expected to hit the Washington area and the Northeast. (all times local)


4 arrested at California Subway shop after 1 denied sandwich

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:15
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are under arrest in an attack at a Sacramento Subway shop after one of them was denied a sandwich.

Remains of Vietnam War soldier buried in southern Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:06

A procession to Little Prairie Cemetery in Albion, Ill., carries Pfc. Kenneth L. Cunningham's remains Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2016. Hundreds of people lined the streets as a hearse went through the southern Illinois city of Albion carrying the remains of Cunningham, an airman listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. (Denny Simmons/Evansville Courier & Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITALBION, Ill. (AP) — A staff sergeant from Illinois who served in the U.S. Army and was killed during a mission in Vietnam has been laid to rest next to his parents 46 years after his death.


Taiwanese military pilot presumed dead in F-16 crash in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:01
A Taiwanese student pilot stationed at a U.S. Air Force base was presumed killed in the crash of his F-16 fighter jet on Thursday during routine air-to-air combat training maneuvers over northwestern Arizona, U.S. military officials said. The pilot was believed to have died when his Fighting Falcon aircraft, a Taiwanese government-owned plane, went down shortly before 9 a.m. near the town of Bagdad, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Phoenix, the officials said. The student aviator, whose name was not immediately released, was among a group of fighter pilots from allied foreign governments assigned for training to Luke Air Force Base, just west of Phoenix, according to Brigadier General Scott Pleus, the base commander.

Grand jury indicts police officer who shot unarmed naked man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:01

Protesters react outside the Dekalb County, Ga., courthouse after it was announced that a grand jury decided to indict a Dekalb County police offer accused of shooting an unarmed naked man in March, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta area grand jury on Thursday indicted a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man on charges including felony murder, aggravated assault and violating oath of office.


Alabama carries out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:56

This Jan. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Eugene Brooks, convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman. Brooks is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Atmore, Ala., in what would be Alabama's first execution in more than two years. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman received a lethal injection Thursday evening in Alabama's first execution in more than two years.


Township worker pulls woman to safety after car plunges into Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:43

Township worker pulls woman to safety after car plunges into Delaware RiverA township worker jumped into the Delaware River and pulled a woman to safety after her car drove into the water in Bucks County.


Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:14
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will lay off some of its central office staff this week as it deals with its precarious financial state, the head of the district said Thursday.

Alabama to carry out first death penalty since 2013 on rapist: murderer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:12

Alabama inmate Christopher Brooks is seen in an undated picture from the Alabama Department of CorrectionsChristopher Brooks was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 6:38 p.m. CST at the state's death chamber in Atmore, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. This was the first time Alabama used a new three-drug protocol that includes midazolam, a sedative that has drawn national scrutiny after several botched executions. Brooks was sentenced to death for bludgeoning 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell to death in her apartment.


Georgia grand jury indicts police officer for murder of black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:06

Police Officer Robert Olsen is seen in an undated handout picture released by the DeKalb County Police Department in GeorgiaA grand jury indicted a white police officer on Thursday for felony murder and other criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed, naked black man at an apartment complex near Atlanta last March. The Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by police killings of unarmed black men since 2014, has focused attention on race and policing. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James told reporters that DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen was indicted on six charges for the March 9 shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Hill.


Details about 12 Marines in Hawaii helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:03

This undated photo provided by the Orlando Family shows Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando. Two helicopters each carrying six Marines went down off Oahu's north shore late Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The U.S. Marine Corps on Saturday, Jan. 16 released the names of the Marines missing including Orlando. (Courtesy Orlando Family via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — A dozen Marines are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii last week. The Marine Corps has changed their status to deceased after failing to find any sign of them despite five days of searching. They all earned various decorations and were members of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Here are their stories:


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:00

Richard Warner, of Newtown, Pa., right, and an unidentified man discuss the pros and cons of various snowblowers outside a Lowe's home improvement warehouse Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Langhorne, Pa. The northern mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia, is preparing for a weekend snowstorm that is now forecast to reach blizzard conditions. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


College's faculty council opposes effort to fire professor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:51
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The faculty council of a suburban Chicago Christian college has recommended the school end its effort to fire a tenured professor who asserted while wearing a headscarf that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

New UN arrangements set out to monitor arms embargo on Iran

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:42
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has set out new arrangements to monitor an arms embargo on Iran and restrictions on its ballistic missiles and other programs that remain in place after its compliance with last summer's landmark nuclear deal and the lifting of U.N. and Western sanctions.