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Occupants escape partial home collapse in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:48

12 displaced after partial home collapse in FrankfordOfficials are investigating after a partial collapse at a home in the city's Frankford section.


4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:40

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters stand guard near Burns, Ore. Thousands of archeological artifacts and maps detailing where more can be found are stored at a national wildlife refuge currently being held by a group of armed protestors. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)Thousands of archaeological artifacts — and maps detailing where more can be found — are kept inside the national wildlife refuge buildings currently being held by an armed group of protestors angry over federal land policy.


Jury convicts man on 31 counts in prison drone plot trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:33

Thaddeusw Shortz se observa en esta fotografía sin fecha proporcionada por el departamento policial del condado de Allegany. El hombre confesó haber participado en una red de contrabando a una prisión que utilizaba un dron para ingresar artículos vía aérea a una prisión de máxima seguridad estatal, informó un fiscal. (Departamento Policial del condado de Allegany vía AP)CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a man of 31 offenses Friday for plotting to fly illegal drugs, a cellphone and other contraband aboard a drone into a maximum-security state prison.


Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:26

A protester argues with police outside the annual Interfaith Breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr., to address efforts to restore people's trust amid the city's ongoing police shooting scandal, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)CHICAGO (AP) — Unions representing Chicago police officers are fighting for the destruction of tens of thousands of documents from disciplinary files dating back several decades, just as activists and community leaders are demanding more access and transparency from a department under intense scrutiny after several controversial police shootings.


APNewsBreak: Coal suspension affects 30-plus mining projects

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:18

In this April 4, 2013, photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday.


New Yorkers blast Cruz's comments on 'New York values'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:10

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, 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)NEW YORK (AP) — When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And some responded about the way you'd expect New Yorkers to react.


NTSB: Excessive speed likely caused fatal Delaware bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:09
Excessive speed and lack of traffic signs warning of an approaching curve were likely the causes of a 2014 tour bus crash in Delaware that killed three people and injured dozens, according to a federal report released Friday.

Arkansas man found guilty of abducting, killing realtor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:07
The defendant, Arron Lewis, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Beverly Carter, 50, who was found buried in a shallow grave four days after her disappearance in September, 2014. A massive manhunt was launched for Carter with the case resonating through the real estate industry nationwide as a cautionary tale on the risks to brokers, especially women, of showing properties alone.

US Treasury Secretary demands action on Puerto Rico's crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 08:04

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, center, with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, left, speaks at the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting at the Treasury Department in Washington. Lew is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 with Puerto Rican government officials and business leaders to talk about the territory's worsening economic crisis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Friday to pass legislation by March to help ease Puerto Rico's economic crisis before it's too late.


The Latest: Tribe to seek prosecution if relics go missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:58

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters stand guard near Burns, Ore. Thousands of archeological artifacts and maps detailing where more can be found are stored at a national wildlife refuge currently being held by a group of armed protestors. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over federal buildings at an Oregon wildlife refuge (all times local):


U.S. Marine helicopters crash off Hawaii, search underway for crews

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:55

A CH-53E Super Stallion, used by the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463,prepares to carry off a U.S. Army Huey Helicopter aboard Barber's Point Naval Air Station, Marine Corps Base HawaiiThe search for 12 Marines missing at sea after two helicopters collided near the island of Oahu in Hawaii was being hampered by high waves, U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Friday. Two Coast Guard cutters and several Coast Guard aircraft were searching, along with two U.S. Navy warships and local police and fire department helicopters, Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Second Class Melissa McKenzie said. The CH-53E helicopters, belonging to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, were reported to have collided just before midnight local time (0500 ET), Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Mooers said.


Suspect released after second arrest for California woman's 1983 murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:47
A man arrested for a second time for the sexual assault and murder of a San Francisco teenager found buried on a beach in 1983 has been cleared of all charges. San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said the charges against John Joseph Scott were dropped on Thursday and he was released from custody. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said in a statement after Scott's Nov. 16 arrest in Topock, Arizona, that the case was reopened earlier in 2015 and DNA evidence from the scene matched Scott's.

Mom gets 34 years in prison for locking girl in closet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:43
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman whose daughter was 10 years old and weighed just 32 pounds when she was rescued from a closet was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison.

Hearing for man accused in jewelry store robberies postponed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:40
ATLANTA (AP) — A bond hearing set Friday for a man accused of helping a 24-year-old woman rob jewelry stores across the South has been postponed until next week.

Transcripts of 2010 Fed meeting show concerns about leaks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:37

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Transcripts released Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, show that in the fall of 2010, officials of the Federal Reserve were worried not just about a sluggish economy but also about in-fighting at the Fed and possible leaks of sensitive information. The transcripts reveal that Bernanke told members of the Fed's top policy group at a Nov. 2 meeting that he was concerned about reports of leaks to the news media and to financial market players. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts released Friday show that in the fall of 2010, officials of the Federal Reserve were worried not just about a sluggish economy but also about in-fighting at the Fed and possible leaks of sensitive information.


Mom gets 34 years in prison for locking girl in closet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:23
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman whose daughter was 10 years old and weighed just 32 pounds when she was rescued from a closet was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison.

Bird flu found at Indiana turkey farm not same as 2015 virus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:22
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bird flu virus that's a different strain than the one that ravaged turkey and chicken farms in the Midwest last summer has been found at a southern Indiana turkey farm, federal officials said Friday, cautioning that a quick response could stem any larger outbreak.

Attorneys: Cleveland dodging payment on $19M in judgments

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:21

David Ayers poses for a photograph outside his apartment building, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Cleveland. Ayers says he feared for his life during the nearly 12 years he spent in an Ohio prison for a murder that evidence showed he didn’t commit. The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals exonerated Ayers in 2011 and allowed him to go free and a federal court jury two years later awarded him $13.2 million in compensation for wrongful imprisonment, a verdict upheld by the 6th Circuit. But Ayers hasn’t received a dime of that money and it’s not clear when or if he will. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — David Ayers says he feared for his life during the nearly 12 years he spent in a prison for a murder that evidence showed he didn't commit.


Latest: Dead woman's son criticizes defense portrayal of her

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:20
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The latest on the capital murder trial of a man charged in the death of an Arkansas real estate agent (all times local):

Reaction to MGM's plan to charge for parking on Vegas Strip

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/16/2016 - 07:19

This architectural rendering provided by MGM Resorts International shows a proposed new MGM Resorts parking garage. Casino giant MGM Resorts International will announce Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, that it plans to begin charging visitors for parking this year at some of its properties in Las Vegas. (MGM Resorts International via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International said Friday that it will become the first major casino company to start charging visitors for parking on the Las Vegas Strip.