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The Latest: Germany floats gas tax idea to pay migrant costs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 21:41

Two Afghan young women wait to be registered in the Tabakika registration center on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Thousand of refugees and migrants continue to reach Greece's shores despite the winter weather.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on the continuing wave of migration to Europe by people fleeing war or seeking better lives:


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 21:24

An Indian police officer fires a teargas shell as a Kashmiri Muslim, center, ducks to avoid it during the funeral procession for Sajad Ahmed Bhat, a top rebel commander, on the outskirts of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Clashes erupted as police tried to stop a march by thousands participating in a funeral procession of the local militant who was killed in a gunfight with government forces. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Pregnant women told to avoid countries with Zika outbreaks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 21:18

Pregnant women told to avoid countries with Zika outbreaksPregnant women should avoid traveling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday.


Police on scene of barricade situation in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 20:52

Barricade situation ends in West Philadelphia, man taken into custodyPolice are on the scene of a barricade situation in West Philadelphia.


Police searching for missing 22-year old New Jersey woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 20:47

Police searching for missing 22-year old New Jersey womanDevorah Stubin of Passaic suffers from a seizure disorder, and has not been seen or heard from since a traffic stop Friday night in Maywood.


Siege Ends in Burkina Faso Hotel Attack, 126 Freed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 20:07
About 126 people were freed and four extremists killed.

2 hurt in 2-car crash in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 19:56

2 hurt in 2-car crash in Southwest PhiladelphiaTwo people were hurt in a wild crash in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 19:26
"We know that the gunmen won't get out of the hotel alive. Our country is not for jihadists or terrorists. They got it wrong." — Gilbert, a witness who gave only his first name, after al-Qaida-linked militants killed 23 people at a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso.

Official: Siege Ends in Burkina Faso Hotel Attack, 126 Freed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 17:33
About 126 people were freed and three extremists killed.

Official: Siege Ends in Burkina Faso Hotel Attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 17:19
About 126 people were freed and three extremists killed.

Attackers Strike Near Hotel in Burkina Faso

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 16:15
10 bodies were reportedly found in a cafe following the attack.

Police say man arrested in US vehicle stolen from refuge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 16:09

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., is seen from atop an old fire lookout on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. A small, armed group has been occupying the refuge since Jan. 2 to protest federal land use policies. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man they said was driving a government vehicle stolen from a wildlife refuge being occupied by an armed group protesting federal land policies as the standoff in Oregon's high desert hit the two-week mark.


Tennessee Powerball winners: No big changes to lives

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 16:02

Rebecca Hargrove, second from right, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, presents a ceremonial check to John Robinson, right; his wife, Lisa, second from left; and their daughter, Tiffany, left; after the Robinson's winning Powerball ticket was authenticated at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The ticket was one of three winning tickets in the $1.6 billion jackpot drawing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The small-town Tennessee couple that bought one of three magic tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they don't plan to quit their jobs or buy a new house.


Images shed new light on scope of Porter Ranch gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 15:54

Images shed new light on scope of Porter Ranch gas leakNew scientific images show the extensive scope of the months-long gas leak in Porter Ranch.


Video of Daniel Wozniak confessing to murder of 2 people released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 15:52

Video of Daniel Wozniak confessing to murder of 2 people releasedEyewitness News obtained the videotaped confession of convicted Orange County actor Daniel Wozniak, who faces the death penalty for murdering two people.


Suicide Forest: Spectacular beauty with a frightening and dark secret

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 15:49

 Spectacular beauty with a frightening and dark secretA new movie called "The Forest" is bringing attention to a quiet and beautiful forest, but there's a reason government officials would rather you forget it exists.


2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2016 Ford Mustang

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 15:44

2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2016 Ford MustangIt may look like the one that made a comeback in 2010, but the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is actually an all new car.


Mobster who posed as Idaho rancher set for trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 14:51
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boston mobster who posed as an Idaho rancher for more than a decade goes to court in Boise next month.

California residents vent frustrations over state's biggest gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 13:42

Handout photo of the Aliso Canyon gas storage field that is leaking in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Paula Lehman LOS ANGELES - California residents sickened and forced to evacuate their homes in the biggest methane gas leak in state history voiced their frustrations at a public meeting on Friday, with many saying they opposed the resumption of work at the natural gas facility. Neither the state nor the utility have been able to stop the leak that has affected thousands of residents since it was detected on Oct. 23 at an underground natural gas storage field in Porter Ranch in northern Los Angeles. Environmental activists such as Erin Brockovich have called it the worst leak in the United States since the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Suspect guilty of manslaughter in 2014 Bourbon St. gunfight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 13:33

This image provided by Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, shows Trung Le. A jury in New Orleans late Friday, Jan. 15 ,2016 returned a guilty verdict in the trial of Le, the only suspect arrested in a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine other people wounded. Le was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of 21-year-old Brittany Thomas, who was visiting New Orleans from Hammond, Louisiana. He also was found guilty of attempted manslaughter for firing at a still-unknown second shooter. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jury in New Orleans late Friday returned a guilty verdict in the trial of the only suspect arrested in a 2014 gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine other people wounded.