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Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:45

Cleo Driver walks down an ice covered University Avenue in Oxford, Miss. on Thursday, March 5, 2015. A combination of sleet and ice has closed both the Lafayette County and Oxford School districts, as well as the University of Mississippi. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman) MAGS OUT NO SALES MANDATORY CREDITPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in West Virginia.


Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:44

Tanisha Sorenson, sister of murder victim Travis Alexander, cries as she leaves the courthouse with family and friends, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for the 2008 killing of Travis Alexander. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.


AccuWeather: Record Cold Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:42

 Record Cold TonightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking bitter cold air Friday, followed by a gradual warm up.


Police officer shot multiple times in North Philadelphia dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:38

Police officer shot and killed in North PhiladelphiaA police officer shot multiple times in North Philadelphia has died and two people have been taken into custody.


Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:32

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf courseHarrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.


Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:19

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, where he answered questions including on Iran, and about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of email. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release — and for possible security lapses — after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday.


Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:03

A morning commuter carries an umbrella through the cold and snow during the morning rush on Wall Street in New York's financial districtBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the Middle Atlantic states into southern New England, as well as from the lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.


Teen critical in Fishtown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:00

Teen critical in Fishtown shootingA teen boy is in critical condition after being shot in Philadelphia's Fishtown section.


Man shot by police on Skid Row is identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:55

This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet after his arrest for robbery. Robinet was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a confrontation with police. Authorities say he tried to grab a probationary officer's gun and three officers fatally shot him. The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal with mentally ill and other people in the downtrodden area, police leaders said. (AP Photo/Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a Skid Row confrontation over the weekend was identified Thursday under his true name — not the stolen identity he had used for years.


Philadelphia officer shot dead while trying to stop robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:40

This undated photo provided by Philadelphia Police Department, shows Robert Wilson III. Wilson, a Philadelphia police officer, was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday.


Public, Archdiocese schools in Philly closed Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:40

Public, Archdiocese schools in Philly closed FridayAll Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed Friday.


Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:37

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivers dinner remarks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. At the same time, the department is investigating whether Clinton violated policies intended to protect sensitive information when she conducted all of her official business through a personal account while serving as secretary from 2009 to 2013, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing a senior department official. Using personal email did not automatically break rules, but the department is determining whether work emails sent from that private account contained information that must be handled on a system meeting specific security protocols, the Washington Post reported.


Protesters at Nevada air base call for end to drone warfare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:32
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Protesters outside an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world.

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:28

Harrison Ford 'banged up' but recovering from plane crashHarrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries after using his extensive piloting skills to "beautifully" ...


State Department reviewing if Hillary Clinton's emails broke rules: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:15

File photo of former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton checking her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for TripoliThe U.S. State Department has begun a review of whether Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was secretary of state violated policies aimed at protecting sensitive information, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.


Ga. Senate OK's religious freedom bill feared by LGBT groups

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:12
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval Thursday to a contentious "religious freedom" bill — one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:01

Tanisha Sorenson, sister of murder victim Travis Alexander, leaves the court house with her husband, Harold Sorenson, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a jury deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for the 2008 killing of Alexander. (AP Photo/Matt York)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Idaho ex-governors say U.S. wants state to be nuclear waste dump

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:56
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Former Idaho Governors Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt threatened on Thursday to sue the U.S. Energy Department to prevent what they said was its efforts to turn the state into "a nuclear waste dumping ground." In a letter notifying the Energy Department of a possible lawsuit, the pair accused it of violating a federal environmental law by planning to ship spent nuclear fuel from elsewhere for study at the Idaho National Laboratory, the department's flagship nuclear research facility. A 1995 agreement hammered out between Idaho and the Energy Department bans shipments of commercial spent nuclear fuel.

Storm left Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:53

Traffic backs up as more than 50 miles of Interstate 65 southbound is shut down from the weather, Thursday, March 5, 2015, near Mount Washington, Ky. Kentucky State Police reported that the interstate will not reopen until Thursday evening. Kentucky has been walloped by a winter storm that has dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the state. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.


Elaine Wynn fights to stay on Wynn Resorts board

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:52
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Admonishing the Wynn Resorts board for attempting to oust its only female director and defending her role with the company, Elaine Wynn implored shareholders in a proxy statement Thursday to re-elect her to the board after other directors voted not to re-nominate her.