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AccuWeather: Winter Storm Warning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:54

 Winter Storm WarningMeteorologist Karen Rogers says the rain changes to snow over the next few hours.

Federal offices in DC area close ahead of winter weather

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region.

AccuWeather: Rain Changes to Sleet & Snow Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:12

 Winter Storm WarningMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking snow for Thursday, the heaviest across our southern areas.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 16:02
"It is not difficult to imagine how a single tragic incident set off the city of Ferguson like a powder keg." — Attorney General Eric Holder after the Justice Department issued a report calling for changes in the suburban St. Louis city's law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Veterinarian detained in East Timor returns to Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:19
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport.

Oregon woman arrives in U.S. after stuck in East Timor for six months

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:56

Dr. Stacy Addison arrives at Portland International Airport after being detained for six months in East TimorBy Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon woman arrested on a drug charge while traveling in East Timor arrived home in Portland on Wednesday to a swarm of national and local media after six months of diplomatic negotiations. Stacey Addison, who said she was never in possession of drugs, was imprisoned for two months and then released without travel documents in December, leaving her unable to leave the Southeast Asian country. Really strange, but really good," said Addison, a 41-year-old veterinarian who was initially detained when a man with whom she shared a cab was arrested on drug charges last September. Prison conditions were basic, but she was treated well, Addison said at Portland International Airport.

On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:29

This undated photo provided by the Olympic Regional Development Authority shows a person taking a skeleton ride at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y. For $75, visitors on winter Saturdays can take a sled ride belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug. While racers take running jumps onto their sleds and can exceed 80 mph, visitors are pushed off about halfway down the run and can hit 30 to 40 mph. (AP Photo/Olympic Regional Development Authority)LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.

Hillary Clinton's focus on women's pay may resonate broadly: poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:14

 Security Through Inclusive Leadership" at Georgetown University in WashingtonBy Amanda Becker and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton's message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016. Fifty-one percent of respondents said the U.S. government should be doing more to encourage equal pay, the online poll of 2,348 adults from Feb. 27 to March 3 showed. Broken down by political party, 67 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of Republicans said the federal government should be playing a more active role, according to the poll. The broad interest in pay equality may indicate why Clinton, the presumed Democratic presidential front-runner, has chosen to highlight gender during recent appearances.

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:00

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said nothing was illegal or improper about her use of the non-government account and that she believed her business emails to State Department and other .gov accounts would be archived in accordance with government rules. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

At least two protesters arrested in Ferguson hours after U.S. report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:49
(Reuters) - At least two protesters were arrested outside police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday, according to police and online video, just hours after the release of a U.S. probe that found racial bias in the department. The footage, shared by protesters, a local lawmaker and reporters on Twitter late on Wednesday, showed police take into custody at least two of the few dozen demonstrators. When contacted, Ferguson police were not able to provide exact arrest totals or specify the charges, but a dispatcher said protesters had been asked to move out of the street "many, many times." The arrests come just hours after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a report that found systemic racial bias created a "toxic environment" in the St. Louis suburb, but cleared white officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown there last August. Brown's killing touched off a national debate on race, led to months of street protests and amplified long-standing complaints in Ferguson and across the country of police harassment and mistreatment of minorities.

Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:35

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) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:26

In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Group wants special prosecutor for Washington state slain Mexican case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:48
A Hispanic advocacy group has called for a special prosecutor to be brought in to handle the fatal police shooting in Washington state of a Mexican farmworker who pelted officers with rocks before trying to flee. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old unemployed apple picker from Mexico's Michoacan state, sparked protests accusing police in the city of Pasco of overly aggressive tactics in dealing with Hispanic residents. Consejo Latino said in a statement that Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant's working relationship with the investigating unit could affect any decision to press charges. The group asked Sant to request state Attorney General Robert Ferguson to appoint an out-of-area special prosecutor to take over.

Man found dead inside Hatboro home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:37

Man found dead inside Hatboro homeOfficials are investigating the discovery of a man found dead inside a home in Hatboro, Montgomery County.

More mutilated animals found in California's capital city

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:34
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More mutilated animals were found Wednesday in California's capital city, the third discovery in as many days.

Camden athlete triumphs after tragedy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:32

Camden athlete triumphs after tragedyA high school athlete from Camden is turning tragedy into triumph with every shot he makes on the basketball court.

Microsoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:17

People walk through the Microsoft booth at the Game Developers Conference, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.

Passengers use emergency slides after landing in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:13

In this photo provided by Andy Long passengers slide down emergency chutes after an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, N.C., soon after landing in Denver, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at Denver International Airport when smoke was reported in the aircraft just before noon, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and the passengers and crew members slid down to safety from Flight 445 before being taken by bus to the concourse, said Crane and American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely. (AP Photo/Andy Long)DENVER (AP) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday.

Second Los Angeles hospital identifies 'superbug' infections

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:09
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A second top Los Angeles hospital has reported an outbreak of drug-resistant "superbug" infections, and dozens more potential exposures, from procedures performed with a fiber-optic instrument called a duodenoscope. The notice from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of four such infections and 67 more patients who were at risk coincided with a hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, reporting a similar outbreak involving at least five infections and more than 280 potential exposures.

Fatal apartment fire in Bristol Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:03

Fatal apartment fire in Bristol TownshipA man was killed in an apartment fire in Bristol Township, Bucks County.