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FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:22

President Barack Obama waves before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden applaud (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and healthy job growth is complicated by the poor quality, and pay, of many of those jobs.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:01
"I have no more campaigns to run... I know, because I won both of them." — President Barack Obama, in an apparently unscripted quip near the end of his State of the Union speech.

2 have minor injuries in National Guard helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:43
RAMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pair of California pilots from the Army National Guard had only minor injuries after a helicopter crash-landed during training at the end of a runway in rural San Diego County.

Factbox: Potential 2016 contenders respond to State of the Union

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:43
Politicians who are considering jumping into the 2016 presidential contest weighed in on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Obama called for higher taxes on the wealthy and a new authorization of military force against Islamic State militants. Republicans who are expected to vie for their party's nomination bashed Obama's tax plans and said his foreign policy lacked leadership. Here are some of the responses from potential 2016 contenders: Republicans Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush: "While the sluggish recovery has been good for some, far too many people have been left behind.

Boston hospital surgeon dies after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:19

A man in wheelchair is taken away from the building where a shooting occurred at Brigham and Women's hospital in BostonA cardiac surgeon at a major Boston hospital died of gunshot wounds on Tuesday evening, hours after he was shot by a man who opened fire inside the medical center and later killed himself, officials said. Dr. Michael Davidson, the director of endovascular cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, died as a result of the morning shooting that occurred at the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the hospital said in a statement late on Tuesday. The city's Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that the shooter, also male, had asked for his victim by name before the attack. Brigham & Women's, located in downtown Boston amid a cluster of major healthcare facilities, is a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.


11 of 12 Pats' footballs under-inflated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:15
The New England Patriots had 11 of their 12 allotted game footballs under-inflated by 2 pounds of air (PSI) less than what's required by NFL regulations, according to sources either involved or familiar with the investigation of Sunday's AFC title game.

AccuWeather: Winter Weather Advisory For Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:11

 Snowy Afternoon and EveningMeteorologist Adam Joseph says the afternoon commute on Wednesday is the concern.


Radnor officer recalls heroic efforts on icy highway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:08

Radnor officer recalls heroic efforts on icy highwayIt was icy conditions that crippled the roadways, caused one pile-up after another and took lives.


Jury to resume Wednesday in Don Tollefson fraud trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:07

Jury to resume Wednesday in Don Tollefson fraud trialA Bucks County jury was excused for the night, but will return Wednesday in the fraud trial of former sportscaster Don Tollefson.


Highway reopens after construction collapse; 1 dead, 1 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:06
CINCINNATI (AP) — A worker killed when an overpass collapsed onto Interstate 75 in Cincinnati has been identified.

Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park employees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:00
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected, officials said Tuesday.

Tom Wolf sworn in as Pennsylvania's 47th governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:58

Tom Wolf sworn in as Pennsylvania's 47th governorDemocrat Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania's 47th governor, replacing Republican Tom Corbett.


Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:56

 The shadow of crisis has passedRefusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities.


Detroit-Windsor tunnel reopens after shutdown over package

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:48
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has reopened after a closure prompted by the discovery of a suspicious package containing what authorities say is likely a smoke bomb or grenade.

Doctor fatally shot inside hospital; gunman kills himself

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:37

Medical personnel walk past law enforcement officials, right, as they depart the Shapiro building at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. A person was critically shot at the hospital Tuesday and a suspect was in custody, Boston police said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — A man shot and fatally wounded a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday before killing himself.


Jury begins deliberations in Don Tollefson fraud trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:26

Jury to resume Wednesday in Don Tollefson fraud trialJury deliberations are now underway in the fraud trial involving former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson.


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:01

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa rehearses her remarks for the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:01

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa rehearses her remarks for the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.


FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:50

President Barack Obama waves before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden applaud (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and healthy job growth is complicated by the poor quality, and pay, of many of those jobs.


Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park employees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:46
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks includes five park employees who were infected.