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Officials hold meeting on terrorism after ambush shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:06

Officials hold meeting on terrorism after ambush shootingThere is a heightened sense of alarm, if not concern, in the wake of the recent attack on Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett.


How much lottery money goes to public schools?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:05

How much lottery money goes to public schools?While there were several people in the U.S. who took home millions of dollars in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, one of the biggest winners was public education.


Eagles expected to hire Doug Pederson as head coach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:58

Eagles expected to hire Doug Pederson as head coachThe Philadelphia Eagles are expected to hire Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their new head coach, Action News has learned.


Truck crash slows traffic on NE Extension southbound

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:37

Truck crash slows traffic on NE Extension southboundA truck crash caused heavy delays on the Northeast Extension in Montgomery County.


Bay Area designer creates first commercial, personal submarine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:33

Bay Area designer creates first commercial, personal submarineA Bay Area designer has created the first ever consumer-friendly submarine.


Trump, Cruz go at each other in year's first GOP debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:31

Trump, Cruz go at each other in year's first GOP debateRepublican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values," ending months of civility between fiery contenders seeking to tap into voter anger and frustration.


FEMA maps show parts of Redwood City at higher risk of flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:20

FEMA maps show parts of Redwood City at higher risk of floodingSoon more parts of the Bay Area will be deemed federal flood zones and that will cause some homeowners to buy mandatory flood insurance.


Latest: Michigan's Snyder asks Obama to declare emergency

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:08

Members of the Army National Guard fill out paperwork and wait for instructions at the Saginaw Armory, in Buena Vista Township, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, on how they will help with the Flint Water Crisis. Thirty-one members of the Michigan National Guard will man five fire stations in Flint, Mich., to hand out free water and filters to Flint residents affected by lead in their drinking water. (Jeff Schrier/The Saginaw News via AP)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):


New York City mayor on cusp of possible horse carriage deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:07

File- This April 28, 2014, file photo shows a horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park, in New York. New York City officials are close to a deal that would save Central Park's horse-drawn carriages from a threatened ban. A City Hall official not authorized to speak publicly about ongoing union negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday the plan would substantially reduce the number of horses operating in the city.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — City officials are close to a deal that would save Central Park's horse-drawn carriages from a threatened ban.


Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:04

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016, file photo, a sign declares the boundary line of the Southern California Gas Co. gas fields where a gas well has been leaking methane daily near the community of Porter Ranch in Los Angeles. In trying to reassure the public there's no long-term health risk from the leak, Southern California Gas Co. has said in news releases and FAQs on its website that since the crisis began, just two air samples briefly showed elevated concentrations of the substance. But a closer look at the online data by The Associated Press and outside experts actually shows that a dozen samples from the Porter Ranch community contained at least twice the amount of benzene that Southern California air regulators consider the normal background level. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes acknowledged Thursday that it understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked during the crisis.


Police: Woman falls asleep while smoking, dies in Trenton apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:03

 Woman falls asleep while smoking, dies in Trenton apartment fireOfficials said a 75-year-old woman who fell asleep while smoking died in a fire at a senior living facility in Trenton, New Jersey.


2 men wanted in shootout at Strawberry Mansion tattoo parlor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:01

2 men wanted in shootout at Strawberry Mansion tattoo parlorTwo men are wanted after an attempted robbery and shootout at a tattoo parlor left a man injured in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


San Francisco lawmaker authors bill to tighten restrictions on assault weapons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:57

San Francisco lawmaker authors bill to tighten restrictions on assault weaponsState lawmakers are trying to tighten California's assault weapons ban by authoring a bill to close a loophole they believe has allowed killers in mass shootings to get their hands on these weapons.


Firefighters battle blaze at South Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:56

Fire damages home in South PhiladelphiaFirefighters battled a house fire Thursday night in South Philadelphia.


California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:47
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state's tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved Thursday to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians.

Best Lines of the Republican Debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:39
The candidates had a number of zingers and one-liners.

In light of fatal shooting, BART says not all train cameras record video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:38

In light of fatal shooting, BART says not all train cameras record videoIn light of a fatal shooting that took place on a train at the West Oakland station, BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey has confirmed that not all the train cameras are actually recording.


7 On Your Side: Woman warns of PG&E scammer asking for back payments on bills

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:38

 Woman warns of PG&E scammer asking for back payments on billsBay Area residents are getting calls and emails lately saying they owe back payments to PG&E even though they've paid their bills.


The Latest: Candidates give closing statements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:33

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is the latest from the GOP presidential debates, sponsored by Fox Business Network, in North Charleston, S.C. All times local.


U.S. Navy eyes more measures to end 'scourge' of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:26

Richardson waits for Abe before their talks in TokyoChief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said continued efforts to combat sexual assaults were a central part of his goal of strengthening the entire Navy workforce - one of four pillars of new strategic guidance released last week. "Until we eliminate this and go to zero, we can never be satisfied," Richardson said, calling sexual assaults the most egregious of destructive behaviors seen in the military. The Navy and other U.S. military services have stepped up their efforts in recent years to crack down on sexual assault in the military, as well as on retaliation against those who report such attacks.