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Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:33

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in ChesterPolice say a pedestrian has suffered serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Chester.


PennDOT crews prepare roads for snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:22

PennDOT crews prepare roads for snowPennDOT says it has over 300 plows ready to handle whatever Mother Nature brings on Tuesday.


Storm preps in NJ community include leaf bales

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:18

Storm preps in NJ community include leaf balesSome unique berms are being tested as a way to hold back the tide and halt flooding in one Jersey shore community.


Italian bank UniCredit earnings drop amid market turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 21:04
MILAN (AP) — Italian lender UniCredit says its earnings dropped in the fourth quarter, on a day its shares were being battered amid broad concerns over the country's banking system.

Snow, coastal flood concerns at the Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:48

Snow, coastal flood concerns at the Jersey ShoreIn addition to snow, there are coastal flooding concerns in New Jersey.


Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts; Diet Coke volume falls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:47

FILE - In this July 9, 2015, file photo, bottles of Coca-Cola are on display at a Haverhill, Mass., supermarket. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Coca-Cola Co., reports financial results. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even though Diet Coke continued to suffer declines.


UK media groups lose secrecy challenge on terror trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:39
LONDON (AP) — Britain's media have lost a challenge to the unprecedented secrecy in the coverage of the trial of a British law student who had been accused of targeting former Prime Minister Tony Blair or planning a Mumbai-style attack.

Dozens gather at vigil to remember slain 13-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:37
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Organizers held a vigil in Blacksburg, Virginia, to remember a 13-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed last month.

US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:25

This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to Royal Caribbean's ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The ship is turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. (Flavio Cadegiani via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.


6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:20

6abc School Closings and DelaysSee the latest school closings, delays and early dismissals for Tuesday, February 9 sent to Action News and 6abc.com.


Greek farmers block main highway in protest against reform

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:19

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, protesting farmers from the agricultural region of Thessaly park their tractors in the Vale of Tempe, central Greece. Protest organizers said on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 that the tractor blockade on the highway linking Athens to Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, would be in effect indefinitely unless the government withdrew proposals for tax hikes and an overhaul of the pension system. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Farmers in northern Greece blocked traffic on the country's main highway Tuesday, intensifying nationwide protests against austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders.


6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:16

6abc School Closings and DelaysSee the latest school closings, delays and early dismissals for Tuesday, February 9 sent to Action News and 6abc.com.


Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:12
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. (KO) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.24 billion.

Lock of Lennon's hair expected to fetch $10K at auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:10

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 4-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon's hair before he started shooting "How I Won the War." Heritage Auctions says the lock of hair is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. (Heritage Auctions via AP)DALLAS (AP) — A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month.


California 'shaken baby' case in vanguard of new legal challenges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 20:02

Handout photo of Suzanne JohnsonAfter 17 years in prison for an infant's death at her San Diego daycare center, Suzanne Johnson is in the forefront of legal challenges to "shaken baby syndrome" as courts catch up with medical advances in understanding the mechanisms of childhood brain trauma. Appeals such as Johnson's are occurring with greater frequency at both the federal and state level, said Deborah Tuerkheimer, a Northwestern University law professor who wrote a book on the subject. "Criminal convictions are final, and science moves on," she said.


Police: 4 die in roll-over crash in central New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:45
LEMITAR, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead including a young mother and her toddler after their vehicle was involved in a roll-over crash in central New Mexico.

Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:20

Train crash in Germany kills at least 8, injures 150Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least eight people and injuring some 150, police


Delaware roads ready for snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:04

Delaware roads ready for snowDelDot crews are ready for snowy conditions in Delaware.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:48

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, people wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria, where Doctors Without Borders says dozens of people have died of starvation since September. (AP Photo, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Spain: Trash fire causes rail commuter chaos in Barcelona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:32
MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of commuters in the Spanish city of Barcelona are facing travel chaos as smoke from a fire filled railway tunnels and forced authorities to suspend train service.