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Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 13:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company — and she will have to wait until she's 50-years-old to have an equal chance to lead a country.

U.S. federal judge wounded while resisting Detroit robbery bid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 13:10
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg in Detroit on Thursday night during an attempted robbery outside his home, police said. Two men approached Berg around 9 p.m. and during an ensuing struggle one of the suspects shot the judge in his right leg, Detroit Police spokeswoman June West said. The Detroit Free Press newspaper said the suspects fled in a car after the shooting. Berg was nominated to the federal bench in eastern Michigan by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to the court's website.

Plane skids off snowy New York runway, stops next to icy bay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:46

10 a.m., authorities said. Six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest just feet from the roiling waters of an icy bay.


AccuWeather: Record Cold Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:42

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


Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:37

FILE - In this June 5, 2008 file photo, actor Harrison Ford arrives for the premiere of his film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in Tokyo. Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, March 5, 2015, an official said. The 72-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" actor is an aviation enthusiast who often flies out of the Santa Monica Airport. He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.


Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:36

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.


Chain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:33

Zully Broussard speaks to a nurse before beginning a kidney removal at California Pacific Medical Center in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney.


VIDEO: John Rawlins reports on snow aftermath in Wayne

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:33

 John Rawlins reports on snow aftermath in WayneJohn Rawlins reports on the aftermath of a snow storm that dropped nearly 10 inches of snow to the Wayne area.


Police officer shot and killed in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:28

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.


Officials: Truck driver fell asleep in fatal collision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:27

This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows the scene of an accident in which a motorist was killed and five students and others were injured in a crash involving a school bus, box truck and car near Orondo in Central Washington state Thursday, March 5, 2015. Two people in the truck were seriously hurt, according to the Washington State Patrol. Most injuries to the students and driver of the Orondo School District bus were minor, but one student may have a serious injury, Trooper Darren Wright said. (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol)ORONDO, Wash. (AP) — A truck driver apparently fell asleep Thursday before his vehicle crossed the center line of a rural Washington highway and collided with a car and a school bus, killing the car driver and sending dozens of students to the hospital for evaluation, the Washington State Patrol said.


Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:45
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery.

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.