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Oakland dockworkers join others back in operation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:03
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The seaport in Oakland, California, appeared to have joined others on the West Coast in resuming its normal operations on Sunday night after work disruptions earlier in the day, officials said.

Oscars 2015: The complete list of winners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:57

 The complete list of winnersBest picture, best actor, best actress and more. Check out all the winners for the 87th Oscars!


13-year-old shot in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:19

13-year-old shot in WilmingtonAuthorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot in Wilmington.


Evacuations after high levels of carbon monoxide detected in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:18

Evacuations after high levels of carbon monoxide detected in Center CitySeveral people were evacuated after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in Center City Philadelphia.


Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith on-camera spat on Oscars red carpet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:17

Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith on-camera spat on Oscars red carpet'50 Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson brought her mother, Melanie Griffith as her date to the Oscars. On the red carpet, the two got into a little spat about it.


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:58

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.


2 firefighters, homeowner injured in Charlestown Twp. fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:20

3 firefighters injured in Charlestown Twp. fireTwo firefighters and a homeowner were injured in a two-alarm fire in Charlestown Township, Chester County.


Tsarnaev's lawyer has saved notorious clients from death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:07

FILE -- In this April 26, 2013 file photo, defense attorney Judy Clarke speaks to students at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lead attorney has a record of saving those accused of horrific crimes from death row. Judy Clarke’s clients have included Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Atlantic Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph and Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)BOSTON (AP) — With her arm around the young man's back, she gives him a gentle pat and leans in to whisper something to him. Judy Clarke could be his mother, with this simple, comforting gesture, but she is not.


Man found shot twice in the chest in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:41

Man found shot twice in the chest in South PhiladelphiaA man was shot multiple times in the chest inside a home in South Philadelphia.


U.S. refinery strike affects one-fifth of national capacity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:52

Members of the United Steel Workers union picket the Tesoro refinery in Carson, CaliforniaBy Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines. Sources familiar with the negotiations said talks may resume by mid-week to end the walkout by 6,550 members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) at 15 plants, including the 12 refineries. The refinery work stoppage began on Feb. 1 when talks for a new three-year contract between the USW and lead oil company negotiator Shell Oil Co broke down. After the latest breakdown between the two sides, Steelworkers leaders targeted Shell, which is the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, calling workers out at a chemical plant and three refineries in the company's Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] joint-venture with Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL].


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:50

In this Feb. 16, 2015 photo provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, workers fight a fire after a crude oil train derailment south of south of Timmins, Ontario. As investigators in West Virginia and Ontario pick through the wreckage from the latest pair of oil train derailments to result in massive fires, U.S. transportation officials predict many more catastrophic wrecks involving flammable fuels in coming years absent new regulations. (AP Photo/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Hundreds of inmates relocated after Texas prison uprising

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:28
(Reuters) - More than 300 inmates from a Texas federal prison damaged in an uprising were relocated on Sunday and hundreds more were to be moved later in the day, according to the private contractor that operates the prison. The inmates at the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, were being transferred to other U.S. Bureau of Prisons facilities in a process that will continue next week, said Issa Arnita, spokesman for Management and Training Corp. "Inmates continue to be fully cooperative with the relocation efforts," Arnita said in a statement.

Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:21

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee, left, speaks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, vice chair, at the committee's morning session at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.


Valeant agrees to buy Salix for about $10 billion in cash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:17
Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has agreed to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for about $10 billion in cash.

Oscars 2015: The complete list of nominees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 09:08

 The complete list of winnersBest picture, best actor, best actress and more. Check out all the nominations for the 87th Oscars!


Oscars 2015: The complete list of winners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:53

 The complete list of winnersBest picture, best actor, best actress and more. Check out all the nominations for the 87th Oscars!


11 Wesleyan students treated for MDMA drug overdoses

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:52
(Reuters) - Eleven students at Connecticut's Wesleyan University are being treated for overdoses of the drug MDMA, and one of them, a sophomore, is in critical condition, officials said on Sunday. The sophomore at the elite school in Middletown was transported to a hospital early on Sunday with two students in less serious conditions but showing similar symptoms, Michael Whaley, vice president for student affairs, said in an emailed statement to the school. Wesleyan spokeswoman Lauren Rubenstein said in an email that seven students were transported to hospitals "with overdose symptoms consistent with the use of Molly (MDMA)." Another four went directly to hospitals, she said. It is the main chemical in ecstasy, a psychoactive drug.

San Diego mayor, Chargers owner meet to talk stadium plans

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:39

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 file photo,The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers face off against each other during the second half of an NFL football game in San Diego. The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in Carson in a joint statement Thursday night, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos met on Sunday and afterward announced that a mayor's advisory committee will speed up its work and present a stadium plan to the team within three months that could keep it from moving to the Los Angeles area.


Disney hikes ticket prices at US theme parks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

VIDEO: Alicia Vitarelli from the Oscars red carpet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:09

 Alicia Vitarelli from the Oscars red carpetAlicia Vitarelli is in Hollywood for the big night!