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Super Bowl events will impact San Francisco for nearly 3 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:17

Super Bowl events will impact San Francisco for nearly 3 weeksWhile Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara will take place on just one day in February, residents in San Francisco will feel the event's impact for nearly three weeks.


Oakland unveils city's first solar electric bike share station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:11

Oakland unveils city's first solar electric bike share stationIt's hard to get much greener than riding a bike. The city of Oakland wants to make it easier than ever to get around on two wheels instead of four.


Ex-Power Ranger charged with murder in roommate's stabbing death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:09

Ex-Power Ranger charged with murder in roommate's stabbing deathA 36-year-old actor best known for his role as one of the 'Power Rangers' in the children's TV show was charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword last year.


South Bay experiments with on demand public transit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00

South Bay experiments with on demand public transitThere's a new app that could have a big impact on suburban transit and eliminate the need for a car.


7-Eleven store owner in Chino Hills receives $1 million check

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:52

7-Eleven store owner in Chino Hills receives $1 million checkThe owner of a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills that sold one of three winning Powerball jackpot tickets was presented with a $1 million check Thursday, which he plans to share with employees.


Fire breaks out at South Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:49

Fire damages home in South PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire broke out Thursday night at a home in South Philadelphia.


Fire breaks out at South Philadelphia vacant home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:46

Fire damages home in South PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire broke out Thursday night at a vacant home in South Philadelphia.


Many upset at lack of diversity in 2016 Oscar nominations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:27

Many upset at lack of diversity in 2016 Oscar nominationsThe Oscar nominations revealed Thursday morning are being criticized by civil rights activists for their lack of diversity.


Navy personnel chief confident about female submariners

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:25

Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the Navy's chief of personnel, speaks to sailors at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Moran says he's confident the service will overcome any cultural barriers to fully integrating women into the submarine force. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top human resources officer said Thursday he's confident the service will overcome any cultural barriers to fully integrating women into the submarine force.


Pomona nurse is not the Chino Hills Powerball jackpot winner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:10

Pomona nurse pranked by son, was not Chino Hills Powerball jackpot winnerA Pomona nurse identified by her employer as the winner of the record-breaking Powerball jackpot did not, in fact, win, her daughter told the Los Angeles Times.


Expert: El Nino storms helping Bay Area drought, but don't stop conserving

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:08

 El Nino storms helping Bay Area drought, but don't stop conservingAn official with the Sonoma County Water Agency says the kind of recent rainstorms that have been hitting the Bay Area are helping the drought. Do not, however, assume it's over yet.


Q&A: Legionnaires' disease adds to water concerns in Flint

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:07
DETROIT (AP) — A water crisis in Flint has focused mostly on the impact of drinking supplies containing lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources to save money. But Michigan officials stunned the community this week when they also reported an increase in Legionnaires' disease cases over the past two years in Genesee County, where Flint is located.

2 men wanted in attempted robbery, shooting at Strawberry Mansion tattoo parlor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:02

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


Angry residents voice earthquake concerns at Edmond forum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:55
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Angry residents in this Oklahoma City suburb chastised policymakers on Thursday for not taking action sooner to restrict oil and gas wastewater injection wells that have been linked to a dramatic rise in earthquakes.

Video released of 2013 Chicago police shooting of black teen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:50

Mark Smolens, left, and Brian Coffman right, attorneys for the family of Cedrick Chatman who was shot and killed by Chicago police in 2013, speak at a news conference at the federal courthouse Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Chicago. A federal judge on Thursday granted the release of 2013 surveillance video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting Chatman, a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect after the city withdrew its objection to it being made public.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Video released Thursday shows a 2013 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white Chicago police officer, though footage of the moment the teenager is shot doesn't clearly answer whether the teen turned toward the pursuing officers or was holding anything, as the officer who opened fire has said.


Man hospitalized after Feltonville shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:50

Man hospitalized after Feltonville shootingA man is hospitalized after a shooting in the city's Feltonville section.


Sikh bus driver says police didn't recognize hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California bus driver wearing a turban was called a suicide bomber during an attack that left him hospitalized, but officers failed to recognize the assault as a hate crime, a Sikh advocacy group representing the man said Thursday.

Winners of $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot still officially unknown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:32

The 7-11 store where a winning Powerball ticket was sold is shown in Chino Hills, CaliforniaBy Victoria Cavaliere LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three ticket holders with a claim on a record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot were laying low on Thursday, their identities officially still a mystery even as lottery officials revealed the retailers in California, Florida and Tennessee that sold them the lucky tickets. Each of the winning tickets is worth $528.8 million to the holders, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories that sold millions of Powerball tickets. The winning numbers of 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10, picked in a drawing on Wednesday night, appeared on tickets sold in three stores: a 7-Eleven convenience store in Chino Hills, California, a Publix supermarket in Melbourne Beach, Florida and Naifeh's Food Mart in Munford, Tennessee.


Vikings kicker meets supportive, letter-writing 1st-graders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:25

Max Birdwell, 4, kicks a football from the hold of Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh during a visit to Northpoint Elementary School, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Blaine, Minn. First graders at the school wrote letters of encouragement to Walsh after he missed a potentially game-winning field goal in last Sunday's NFL football playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT MBO TV is soft outBLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The first-graders at Northpoint Elementary obediently sat cross-legged on the floor, eagerly awaiting the arrival of their newfound friend.


Police: Intruder at Wisconsin school said he was a knight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:23
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Police say an intruder at a Wisconsin high school wanted to get to the top of the school's tower because he thought he was a knight in a castle.