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Ex-exec sentenced to 1 month in West Virginia chemical spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:16

Former Freedom Industries owner and president Dennis Farrell walks into federal Court in Charleston W.Va., Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Farrell is scheduled to be sentenced for his conviction on a pollution charge in a 2014 chemical spill into a Charleston river that prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days. (Tom Hindman/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Freedom Industries executive was sentenced Thursday to one month in federal prison for a chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.


Judge orders northeast Iowa zoo to remove tigers, lemurs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:15

This Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 photo shows Rajahn the tiger in his enclosure at the Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa. The owners of the private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the animals. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The owners of a private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled Thursday that they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the animals.


The Latest: 9 others charged with armed Oregon standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:14

A closed Sod House Lane, about 4 miles outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, displays an electronic sign warning of arrest, Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four armed occupiers of the national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning, after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


What We Know: Last occupiers of nature preserve surrender

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:13
The last four occupiers of an Oregon nature preserve surrendered Thursday to the FBI, ending a nearly six-week standoff that began when a larger armed group seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and demanded that the land be turned over to locals. Here's what we know:

The Latest: Officer dies after gun battle outside Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:13
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a gun battle during a law enforcement operation in suburban Atlanta that killed an officer and wounded a suspect. (all times local):

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:10

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.


Man pleads guilty to firing rifle at Connecticut mosque

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:10
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for firing a rifle at a mosque next to his home shortly after the deadly attacks in Paris.

No suspects or motive a week after 6 found dead in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:07

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, crosses and crime scene tape are seen outside a home in Chicago where six bodies were found Feb. 4. A Chicago police spokesman said Wednesday, Feb. 10 they believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of the six family members. The victims were two boys, ages 13 and 10, two women and two men. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have no suspects and a motive remains elusive one week after six family members were found dead in their Chicago home, police said Thursday, with investigators now focusing on video evidence, the weapons used and interviews with relatives and acquaintances to try to glean clues about why the family was targeted.


Ex-Irish bank executive agrees to return to Ireland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:59
BOSTON (AP) — The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, now living in Boston, has dropped his fight against extradition and agreed to return to Ireland to face fraud charges.

Mom who faked cancer sentenced in beating of 11-month-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:59

Mom who faked cancer sentenced in beating of 11-month-old daughterA Bucks County woman has been sentenced in connection with severely beating her 11-month-old daughter.


AccuWeather: Even Colder Air On The Way

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:59

 Even Colder Air On The WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking more snow squalls, record lows and our next winter storm.


State Dept. subpoenaed documents from Clinton Foundation: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:35

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea and her husband President Clinton to speak to supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in ManchesterU.S. State Department investigators last year issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation seeking documents about projects run by the charity that may have required U.S. government approval when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. A U.S. official said the matter was being investigated by the Inspector General, the State Department's internal watchdog. Citing unnamed sources for the report, the Post said the subpoena issued in the fall also asked for records related to senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who for six months in 2012 simultaneously worked for several employers including the State Department, the foundation, and Clinton's personal office.


If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:30

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III speaks during a city council meeting in Ferguson, Mo. As Ferguson leaders consider a lawsuit filed against the city by the U.S. Department of Justice, the town's effort at an amended agreement with DOJ acknowledged that losing the police department is a possibility. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency.


Court won't postpone officers' trials in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:29
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge is refusing to postpone the trials of three police officers in the Freddie Gray case.

NY man arrested after waving gun-like object on live TV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:29
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested.

A look at key players in Oregon wildlife refuge standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:24

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation, and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 10,, the FBI said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a tense standoff that began more than a month ago. The armed group seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 and demanded changes to federal land use policies.


Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:21

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise the Senate began pushing toward final congressional approval. McConnell said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, the measure would relieve people of “the worry that their Internet access is being taxed.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.


California utility 'temporarily controls' leaking gas flow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:19

A gas company sign marks a fence near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter RanchThe company, a unit of Sempra Energy, said in a statement that while this was a "positive development," more work needed to be done before the leak would be permanently sealed off. The largest such leak ever in California, at its height it accounted for a fourth of all methane emissions statewide. Los Angeles prosecutors have filed misdemeanor criminal charges against the gas company over the leak and the first wrongful death claim was filed last Thursday.


Driver indicted in police officer's death at traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:19
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A driver who police say struck and killed an officer working on a drunken-driving task force has been indicted on a manslaughter charge.

U.S. blacklists prominent Islamic State preacher, two others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:16
The United States blacklisted three people on Thursday for working for Islamic State, including the militant group's most prominent ideologue and a senior oil official. Turki al-Bin'ali was sanctioned for helping Islamic State recruit foreign fighters, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement. Bin'ali, 31, was an early supporter of Islamic State and authored a frequently cited biography of the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.