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AccuWeather: Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:09

 Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlierThe snowstorm heading our way has been speeding up and is expected to bring snow to parts of our area in the 4 p.m hour, and could arrive in Philadelphia around 7 p.m.


Texas man pleads not guilty in wife's killing in 1973

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:59
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — A Houston-area man has pleaded not guilty to killing his 19-year-old wife more than four decades ago in suburban Chicago.

Ex-Alaska Airlines pilot charged with flying drunk on the West Coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:57
A former Alaska Airlines pilot has been charged with flying two passenger flights between California and Oregon in 2014 while under the influence of alcohol, federal prosecutors said. David Arntson, 60, was arrested on Wednesday and arraigned in U.S. court in Los Angeles on a felony charge of piloting a plane with passengers after drinking, Eileen Decker, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, said in a statement on Thursday. Arntson flew from San Diego International Airport to an airport in Portland, Oregon, and then another trip to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, Decker said.

Amtrak plans to continue NE Corridor service despite blizzard conditions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:52

Amtrak plans to continue NE Corridor service despite blizzard conditionsAmtrak plans to continue operating Northeast Corridor service through the weekend, despite blizzard conditions.


United Airlines pilots approve contract extension

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:50

Customers of United wait in line to check in at Newark International airport in New Jersey in this file photoFor years, the company struggled to conclude joint contracts for flight attendants and maintenance workers following the 2010 merger of United and Continental, hurting workers' morale. "While it will increase costs in the near term, having good labor relations is worth the investment," said Sterne Agee CRT analyst Adam Hackel. Out of the 10,569 eligible pilots, 90.94 percent participated in a ratification vote and 79 percent of them approved the agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said on Friday.


U.S. government suspends enrollment in Cigna Medicare Advantage, drug plans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:45
The government said Cigna did not handle complaints and grievances properly from patients who had been denied coverage for health benefits or drugs, according to a Jan. 21 letter from its regulator, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Cigna said in a regulatory filing the suspension, effective immediately, does not affect members currently enrolled in the plans.

'Daddy uh-oh': Man gets probation for accidental bomb blast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:39
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man whose 2-year-old son said to police "Big boom, Daddy uh-oh" after his father accidentally detonated a homemade bomb has been sentenced to two years of probation.

AccuWeather: Blizzard Warnings issued, storm moving quickly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:39

 Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlierThe snowstorm heading our way has been speeding up and is expected to bring snow to parts of our area in the 4 p.m hour, and could arrive in Philadelphia around 7 p.m.


AccuWeather: Snow to start in the area around 4 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:33

 Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlierThe arrival of the snow this evening is going to happen be much sooner than previously expected, and Blizzard Warnings are in effect.


AccuWeather: Blizzard Warning issued; timeline moved up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:32

 Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlierA Blizzard Warning is now posted for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, beginning Friday evening and lasting until 10 a.m. Sunday morning.


Hanford employee positive for radioactive contamination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:30
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An employee at the Hanford Fire Station has tested positive for a very low level of internal radioactive contamination after handling breathing equipment used at the nuclear reservation's Plutonium Finishing Plant.

Police officer indicted in shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:26

Protesters react outside the Dekalb County, Ga., courthouse after it was announced that a grand jury decided to indict a Dekalb County police offer accused of shooting an unarmed naked man in March, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white Atlanta-area police officer who shot a naked, mentally ill black veteran who was unarmed has been indicted on felony murder and other charges.


U.S. Court appoints lead counsel in Volkswagen multi-district litigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:20

Detail view of a Volkswagen logo at the North American International Auto Show in DetroitCabraser would also lead the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to hear cases pertaining to Volkswagen's usage of software to evade emissions limits, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of California said. Earlier in December, Volkswagen and the U.S. Department of Justice had both urged the U.S. Judicial Panel on multi-district litigation to send the cases to Detroit, but were ultimately assigned the Northern District of California in San Francisco, where the first Volkswagen case in the country was filed.


US, New Mexico ink settlements over nuclear radiation leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:15
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy have inked $74 million in settlements over dozens of permit violations stemming from a radiation leak that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository.

Stocking up ahead of the blizzard in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:06

Stocking up ahead of the blizzard in Delaware CountyThe last-minute mad dash ahead of the snow storm was in full swing Friday.


Charges dropped against 6 Ferguson protesters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:51

In this Feb. 9, 2015 photo, protester Heather De Mian, who uses a motorized wheelchair, is arrested by Ferguson police duirng a protest outside the Ferguson, Mo., police station marking the six-month anniversary of Michael Brown's death. Prosecutors, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, dropped charges against six activists arrested during the protest just as their trial was about to begin. The circumstances of the arrests were highlighted in the Justice Department report as an example of how Ferguson officers routinely violated First Amendment rights. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against six activists who were arrested during a protest in Ferguson, just as their trial was about to begin. The case was expected to include allegations of police brutality, claims of missing evidence and discussions about the shortcomings of body cameras.


2 sleeping in dumpster hurt when bin gets emptied into truck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:46
VANCOUVER, Washington (AP) — Authorities say two people sleeping in a trash bin in Washington state were injured when a garbage truck picked up the container and emptied it into a compactor.

AccuWeather: Blizzard Warning posted, heavy snow ahead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:46

 Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlierA Blizzard Warning is now posted for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, beginning Friday evening and lasting until 10 a.m. Sunday morning.


CDC expands tropical virus alert; 22 destinations on list

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:44

This January 2016 image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been linked in Brazil to a large number of cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect. Infants with microcephaly have smaller than normal heads and their brains do not develop properly. (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP)Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes.


Kansas lawmaker imposes dress code on female witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:19
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A dress code imposed by a Kansas Senate committee chairman that prohibits women testifying on bills from wearing low-cut necklines and miniskirts is drawing bipartisan ridicule from female legislators.