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Nissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:39
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.

Fed is expected to remain 'patient' about a first rate hike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:57

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, left, is acknowledged by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, with British Prime Minister David Cameron, during a roundtable meeting at the IMF in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, it is widely expected to repeat the pledge it made in December: That it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows.


Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:44

A vehicle is seen smashed into the window of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Thieves in the SUV smashed through the glass doors of the museum and made off with gold nuggets on display. (AP Photo/Kristin Bender)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.


Mother charged with contaminating sick son's IV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 20:58

Mother charged with contaminating sick son's IVA West Virginia woman is accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital.


Inspector General concludes firefighter sex investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 20:36

Inspector General concludes firefighter sex investigationThe Philadelphia Inspector General's Office has reportedly finished an investigation into alleged sexual activity involving a female paramedic and a number of male firefighters.


Video: UPS driver throws box, urinates against Texas house

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 20:25
HOUSTON (AP) — A UPS driver has been fired after a Houston homeowner posted security video that shows the delivery man throwing a parcel over a gate and urinating against a house.

Opera strives to strike a chord with U.S. youth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 20:23

Opera singer Ana Maria Martinez receives a gift from students at Lake View High School in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a public high school in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, opera singer Eric Owens recently talked with a music class about stage fright, proper breathing and making words matter. The news for U.S. opera has been gloomy in recent years with big opera companies like the New York City Opera and the Baltimore Opera Company shutting down. "There's a concern that if we see a lot of senior citizens, what happens when they pass away and who will fill those seats?" said Cayenne Harris, manager of Chicago's "Lyric Unlimited" outreach program at the city's 61-year-old Lyric Opera.


Suspect Charged With Murder of Couple in Craigslist Car Case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:58
Bud and June Runion vanished after trip to see car located via Craigslist and now a suspect has been charged.

CommScope buying some of TE Connectivity ops for about $3B

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:55
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — CommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach.

Hazmat crews contain ammonia leak in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:51

Hazmat crews contain ammonia leak in FrankfordHazmat crews worked to contain an ammonia leak in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Wednesday.


Inspector General releases findings of firefighter sex investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:39

Inspector General concludes firefighter sex investigationThe Philadelphia Inspector General's Office has reportedly finished an investigation into alleged sexual activity involving a female paramedic and a number of male firefighters.


Police release findings of firefighter sex investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:37

Inspector General concludes firefighter sex investigationThe Philadelphia Inspector General's Office has reportedly finished an investigation into alleged sexual activity involving a female paramedic and a number of male firefighters.


Flames damage house in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:16

Flames damage house in North PhiladelphiaA fast-moving blaze damaged a house in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


3 injured in head-on crash in South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:46

3 injured in head-on crash in South JerseyThree people were injured after a head-on crash involving a car and pick-up truck in Shamong, New Jersey late Tuesday night.


Falling bricks crash through Center City Lululemon store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:33

Falling bricks crash through Center City Lululemon storeThree women were injured after falling bricks crashed through the roof of a Lululemon store on Tuesday afternoon in Center City Philadelphia.


6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:00

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Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 17:55

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, and top city officials hold a news conference at the city's Office of Emergency Management, in New York in advance of a storm that shut down the city's transportation system when predictions were that the storm would dump 18 to 24 inches of snow on the city. The next day de Blasio revealed that his administration only received word that the subways - which are under the state’s control - were being shut down mere minutes before Cuomo made the public announcement. He declined to second-guess the decision but made clear he wanted its repercussions studied. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File )NEW YORK (AP) — They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.


Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.

Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:11

Jose Castaneda, center, speaks about his cousin who was killed in an incident with Denver Police as activists Rev. Patrick Demmer, left, and Anthony Grimes lsten before heading into a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, with officials from the office of the Denver District Attorney. The activists are calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old girl who allegedly hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle early Monday in a northeast Denver alleyway. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.


Accuweather: Bitter Cold Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:40

 Sunny, Brisk and Cold TodayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking single digit wind chills for your morning commute.