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NYC carriage horse plan still needs council approval

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:20

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) — A deal to reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages in New York City and permanently move stables to Central Park will now go to the City Council for approval in a compromise between the drivers and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had pledged to end the popular rides.


Bitter cold, icy roads follow blast of light snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:18

Bitter cold, icy roads follow blast of light snowBitter cold temperatures plus whipping winds made Monday the teeth-chattering, punch-in-your-gut type of weather that we have dodged so far this winter.


Police: Employee killed in homeless shelter was shot 5 times

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

 Employee killed in homeless shelter was shot 5 timesPolice say a man who was evicted from a North Philadelphia homeless shelter returned Sunday morning with a gun, killing one employee and injuring another.


Davos chief: Europe, falling oil, inequality among worries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:38

President and Founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Davos, Switzerland, Monday Jan. 18, 2016. The world's political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — At Davos, Iran is center-stage, North Korea has been disinvited for nuclear saber-rattling, and World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab says he's worried about Europe's future, the fallout of plunging oil prices and gaping inequality worldwide.


Missing 12-year-old Philadelphia girl found safe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:36

Missing 12-year-old Philadelphia girl found safePhiladelphia police say a 12-year-old girl, reported missing over the weekend, has been found safe.


Family of man killed by Ohio college police officer gets $4.85 million in settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:18

An impromptu memorial for Samuel Dubose is posted near the crime scene in Cincinnati OhioThe family of a black Ohio man killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop will receive $4.85 million and free college tuition for his 12 children in a settlement, attorneys said Monday. Body camera video of the traffic stop showed Samuel DuBose, 43, was shot in the head by Officer Ray Tensing in July last year after he was pulled over for a missing front license plate on his vehicle. DuBose attempted to prevent the officer from opening the car door before the car started slowly rolling forward.


New Eagles coach Doug Pederson arrives in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:09

 New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson arrives in PhillyThe new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson, has arrived.


Russian ruble hits a new low as oil prices weaken

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:07

A woman smokes outside an exchange booth in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The Russian ruble, battered by weak oil prices, on Monday dropped to new low and broke an all-time record against the euro. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble, battered by weak oil prices, on Monday fell to an all-time low against the euro and dropped to its lowest level in more than a year against the dollar.


Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:03

This image provided by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows Pacific and Atlantic meridional sections showing upper-ocean warming for the past six decades (1955-2011). Red colors indicate a warming (positive) anomaly and blue colors indicate a cooling (negative) anomaly. The amount of global-warming triggered heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground. And they’ve seen ocean heat content rise in recent years. But a new study using ocean observing data that goes back to the British research ship Challenger in the 1870s, includes high-tech modern underwater monitors and computer models, tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the oceans in the past 150 years. (Timo Bremer/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.


Authorities: Homeland Security agent shoots would-be robber

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:44
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Homeland Security agent shot and critically wounded a man who tried to rob him near his home in Jacksonville.

Ohio officer dead; man accused of hunting police in custody

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:38

Police booking photo of Herschel Jones III is shown in Mt. Vernon, OhioPolice received a call close to midnight on Sunday from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Jones III, "had left with weapons and was looking to kill an officer," Shaffer said in a statement. "(She said) police officers in Danville were in danger," Shaffer said.


Wyoming officials back various schemes in bid to rescue coal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:37

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2006, file photo, shows an aerial view of a coal mine in northeast Wyoming near Gillette, Wyo. Public enemy No. 1 for climate change and no longer the fossil fuel that utilities prefer to generate electricity, coal has few allies these days but still has friends in Wyoming. From burning the stuff underground to hosting a contest to find profitable uses for power plant emissions, the top coal-producing state is desperate to bring about a coal savior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Public enemy No. 1 for climate change and no longer the fossil fuel utilities prefer to burn to generate electricity, coal has few allies these days. But one state is still fighting to save the industry: Wyoming.


Tata Steel UK announces layoffs amid cheap Chinese imports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:32
LONDON (AP) — Manufacturer Tata Steel on Monday announced it will cut 1,050 jobs in Britain as part of cost-savings plans to compete against cheap Chinese imports, raising the clamor for government intervention to protect struggling industries.

2nd Indiana man faces trial in deadly house explosion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 23:24

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2012 file aerial photo, the homes that were leveled and the numerous neighboring homes that were damaged from a massive explosion that sparked a huge fire and killed two people are shown in Indianapolis. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in the trial of Bob Leonard, who faces two counts of murder as well as arson and conspiracy charges. (Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The half brother of a man serving two life sentences in a deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion that devastated a subdivision is facing a weekslong trial for his alleged role in the blast, which prosecutors say was a scheme to collect a big insurance payout.


Philadelphia Marine among 12 missing after helicopter crash in Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:38

Philadelphia Marine among 12 missing after helicopter crash in HawaiiTwo Pennsylvania men, from Philadelphia and Adams County, are among 12 Marines who went missing after two helicopters crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.


Another potential 'First Guy' on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:30

FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Frank Fiorina, husband of Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina,listens as she speaks with a guest in Manchester, N.H. While former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Frank Fiorina, is pitching voters on the candidacy of his wife on the Republican side. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)MARION, Iowa (AP) — There's another man out on the presidential campaign trail this year looking to become America's first gentleman.


Bend and a beer: Yoga classes and craft breweries team up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 22:06

In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 photo, Reed Patterson practices yoga while holding onto his beer at the Platform Beer Co., in Cleveland. Craft breweries are partnering up with yoga studios around the country as more breweries are hosting classes to attract a new crowd to the bars and yoga studios are using the beer to get more men to try yoga. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)MIAMI (AP) — Call it detox and retox: Around the country, yogis are jumping up from savasana and hopping onto a barstool as yoga classes are making their way into breweries.


Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:39
By Ahmed Rasheed and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said on Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Unknown gunmen seized the trio from a private apartment on Friday in the capital's southeastern Dora district, said Mohammed al-Karbouli, who sits on parliament's security and defense panel. Iskandar Witwit, deputy head of the same panel, gave a similar account citing senior security officials who said the civilians had been taken from the district's Sihha residential complex.

Sister of American released by Iran arrives in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:37

Sarah Hekmati, sister of Amir Hekmati, smiles as she arrives at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, the day after former US marine Amir Hekmati landed safely in Geneva and was transferred to Germany after being released from prison in Iran on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The sister of former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati has arrived in Germany to meet him following his release from Iran as part of a prisoner swap.


4 suspects at large after stolen minivan crashes in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 21:19

4 suspects at large after stolen minivan crashes in OlneyPhiladelphia police are searching for four suspects who crashed a stolen minivan in Olney.