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NYC man gets prison for subway hammer attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:53
NEW YORK (AP) — A mugger who hit two New York City subway riders on the head with a hammer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Residents displaced by gas leak get more time to return

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to give Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive gas leak much more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged.

State seeks delay in 3 Freddie Gray trials, pending appeals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:42

FILE - These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A Baltimore judge will hear motions, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, from prosecutors who want to force Porter to testify against four officers even though Porter's charges are still pending after his own trial ended in December in a hung jury. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors have asked a judge to delay the trials of three police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case until appellate courts decide if another officer awaiting retrial on related charges can be compelled to testify against them.


Two shot dead, four wounded after Mississippi Mardi Gras parade

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:39
Officers directing traffic heard shots fired shortly after the parade ended on Sunday, Pass Christian Police Chief Timothy Hendricks said at a news conference on Monday. Two of the wounded were in stable condition on Monday afternoon and two others were released, Hendricks said. Hendricks said he did not consider the incident an act of terrorism, or being racially motivated.

Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:30

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file frame grab from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in Chicago. For more than a year after Van Dyke killed McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage and autopsy results that raised serious questions about whether other officers on the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder. The lack of swift action against the officers illustrates the difficulty of confronting the “code of silence” that has long been associated with police in Chicago and elsewhere. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.


Philadelphia Eagles release WR Riley Cooper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:27

Philadelphia Eagles release WR Riley CooperThe Eagles have released wide receiver Riley Cooper, the team announced on Monday.


The Latest: Mother of man killed by NYPD officer speaks out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man (all times local):

Governor, health officials sued over Ebola quarantines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:18
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 were essentially imprisoned illegally under a state policy based on politics, not science, according to a lawsuit they filed on Monday.

Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:16

Jean Brown bundles up as she walks in downtown Providence, R.I., during a snow storm, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut, could see winter storm conditions with an accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. The heaviest snowfall is expected during Monday's morning commute through the afternoon. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)BOSTON (AP) — The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow.


Villanova No. 1 in AP college hoops poll for first time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:03

Villanova No. 1 in AP college hoops poll for first timeVillanova is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time.


Trails closed after 2nd Mount Baldy death in a week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:43

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2016 file photo shows the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains, with Mount Baldy the highest peak at the left, seen from Chinatown near downtown Los Angeles. Authorities have closed trails at Baldy following the death of the second hiker in a week. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say 47-year-old Dong Xing Liu died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, after he slipped and fell in the Icehouse Saddle area.(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have closed trails at Southern California's Mount Baldy following the death of the second hiker in less than a week.


Judge adopts deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisons

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:41
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state's 10 prisons.

Child pornography arrest in Evesham Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:39

Child pornography arrest in Evesham Twp., N.J.An Evesham Township, N.J. man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.


Volunteers sought for 2016 DNC in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:37

Volunteers sought for 2016 DNC in PhiladelphiaOrganizers of the 2016 Democratic National Convention here in Philadelphia announced a new registration portal as they continue to ask for volunteers.


Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sectors take a beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:36

Trader Jonathan Corpina works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Monday, putting the market on track for its second sizeable loss in a row. Technology, financial and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading Monday. The decline followed drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second big loss in a row. Crude oil prices slumped again.


Mazda recalls SUVs due to risk of fuel filler pipe ruptures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:23
DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire.

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:16

This photo provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shows the interior of a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters, like the one at upper left, in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the number of vehicles in the investigation to more than 856,000. But it stopped short of calling for a recall. The probe now covers 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2012 through 2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans with 3.6-liter V6 engines. (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles via AP)DETROIT (AP) — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.


AccuWeather: On-and-off snow through Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:14

 On-and-off snow through TuesdayMeteorologist David Murphy says the first snow showers could arrive this evening. Periods of snow will be with us on Tuesday and Tuesday night.


AccuWeather: Snow is heading our way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:08

 On-and-off snow through TuesdayMeteorologist David Murphy says the first snow showers could arrive this evening. Periods of snow will be with us on Tuesday and Tuesday night.


Damaged cruise ship to turn around, sail back to New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:04

Damaged cruise ship to turn around, sail back to New JerseyA Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins overnight as their belongings flew about and winds howled outside.