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Factbox: Northeast transit snarled by blizzard Monday and Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:28
(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY will be suspending service on all bus, commuter rail and subway service at 11 p.m. It added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4 p.m. ET to help commuters but the LIRR may need to suspend service as of 11 p.m., subject to further evaluation of the severity of the storm, according to the MTA website. NYC Transit and MTA buses are planning to operate normal bus service for the evening's rush hour, but all service will be suspended at 11 p.m. Staten Island Railway service is currently running on or close to schedule, but service will be suspended at 11 p.m. The public can check http://alert.mta.info/ for updates. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page that it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:29
DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:29
DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in Wash. canal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:52
SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed.

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:51
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:51
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:51
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:47

Rick Caso, center, watches as his son Andrew sleds down a hill, with One World Trade Center obscured in the background, at Liberty State Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down as a monster storm, that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow, moved through the northeast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring anywhere from a few inches to a couple of feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:


What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:47

Rick Caso, center, watches as his son Andrew sleds down a hill, with One World Trade Center obscured in the background, at Liberty State Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down as a monster storm, that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow, moved through the northeast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring anywhere from a few inches to a couple of feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:


People across the Northeast US prepare for snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:34

Dr. Jaishree Capoor of Manhattan boards an ealy train home at the Metro-North Railroad station in White Plains, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Capoor works at the Children's Rehabilitation Center, and an impending blizzard led to the clinic closing early Monday and canceling Tuesday appointments. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)The snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off-limits.


Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:31
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:31
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:35

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF MOSB114 - Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, victim of Saturday shelling pour soil at his grave during funerals in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Monday Jan. 26, 2015. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April 2014, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September. Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Black Sea still controlled by Ukrainian forces, has been a symbolic bulwark against the separatist advance that if captured by the rebels would give them a land corridor to Russia-controlled Crimea. The city had been relatively quiet for months before Saturday's attack.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday.


Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:14
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:58
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2014, and it was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had illegal substances, a report released Tuesday shows.

What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:38

A cyclist navigates between a New York Dept. of Sanitation truck with a snow plow attached, and park cars on New York's Sixth Ave., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:


Boston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:30
BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said.

Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:28
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.