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Strength of NASA programs could be big boost to Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:00

Strength of NASA programs could be big boost to Bay AreaIt's not the State of the Union, but the state of things far beyond that could be big news for the Bay Area.


Gov. Christie going back to NJ to reassess 2016 bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:53

Gov. Christie going back to NJ to reassess 2016 bidRepublican Chris Christie says he's heading home to New Jersey to "take a deep breath" and take stock of his struggling presidential bid.


Gov. Christie going back to NJ to reassess 2016 bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:53

Gov. Christie going back to NJ to reassess 2016 bidRepublican Chris Christie says he's heading home to New Jersey to "take a deep breath" and take stock of his struggling presidential bid.


Ferguson city council want changes to police reform plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:49

Partially burned American flag lies on the street near the spot where Michael Brown was killed before an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the his death in FergusonThe Ferguson, Missouri city council voted on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department after the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, but with changes that must still get federal approval. In a unanimous vote, the council for the St. Louis suburb agreed with the basic terms of the agreement, which includes requiring the police department to give officers bias-awareness training and implement an accountability system. The council also asked that the agreement not apply to outside agencies if the city outsourced any police work.


Ferguson city council want changes to police reform plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:49

Partially burned American flag lies on the street near the spot where Michael Brown was killed before an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the his death in FergusonThe Ferguson, Missouri city council voted on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department after the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, but with changes that must still get federal approval. In a unanimous vote, the council for the St. Louis suburb agreed with the basic terms of the agreement, which includes requiring the police department to give officers bias-awareness training and implement an accountability system. The council also asked that the agreement not apply to outside agencies if the city outsourced any police work.


First flight of Cuban migrants arrives at Mexico border town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:36
In January, Mexico and Central American countries approved a plan for flights to allow the more than 7,000 Cubans trapped in Costa Rica since mid-November when Nicaragua closed its borders to continue on to the United States. Thousands of Cubans have turned to the Central American route to try to reach the United States, spurred by fears that a recent detente between Havana and Washington will end preferential U.S. asylum rights for Cubans that allow them to enter the United States by land without a visa.

First flight of Cuban migrants arrives at Mexico border town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:36
In January, Mexico and Central American countries approved a plan for flights to allow the more than 7,000 Cubans trapped in Costa Rica since mid-November when Nicaragua closed its borders to continue on to the United States. Thousands of Cubans have turned to the Central American route to try to reach the United States, spurred by fears that a recent detente between Havana and Washington will end preferential U.S. asylum rights for Cubans that allow them to enter the United States by land without a visa.

Ferguson seeks changes to police, court reform agreement with Justice Department.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:33
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson seeks changes to police, court reform agreement with Justice Department.

Ferguson seeks changes to police, court reform agreement with Justice Department.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:33
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson seeks changes to police, court reform agreement with Justice Department.

Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica coast, condition unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:31

Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica coast, condition unknownThe Coast Guard pulled a man from the ocean off the coast near Pacifica, after he was swept away by a powerful ocean wave.


Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica coast, condition unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:31

Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica coast, condition unknownThe Coast Guard pulled a man from the ocean off the coast near Pacifica, after he was swept away by a powerful ocean wave.


2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshman retention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:30
A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.

San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue flooding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:30

San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue floodingThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission began a series of workshops in an effort to improve the city's flood resilience, especially on Cayuga Avenue.


San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue flooding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:30

San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue floodingThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission began a series of workshops in an effort to improve the city's flood resilience, especially on Cayuga Avenue.


Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:27

Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mallCleanup from a Lunar New Year celebration is taking a little longer than usual after fireworks may have sparked a fire outside a mall in San Jose Monday night.


Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:27

Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mallCleanup from a Lunar New Year celebration is taking a little longer than usual after fireworks may have sparked a fire outside a mall in San Jose Monday night.


Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:15

Steam rises from the stakes of the coal fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, WyomingBy Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. The court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to grant a request by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy away from fossil fuels. The White House on Tuesday night said it disagrees with the court decision but said it expects the rule will survive the legal challenge.


Steps to improve allergy symptoms in SoCal's unseasonable weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:00

Steps to improve allergy symptoms in SoCal's unseasonable weatherIf you've been sneezing and wheezing and you think it's getting worse, doctors say you're probably right as the rain, winds and hot temps are a horrible mix for anyone with allergies.


Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:55

Whole Woman's Health founder speaks during media tour of the Whole Woman?s Health clinic in San Antonio, TexasAs the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open. The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case in November by agreeing to hear a challenge by abortion providers to parts of a restrictive, Republican-backed Texas law that critics contend is aimed at shutting abortion clinics. Texas Republicans who backed what is known as HB-2 contend the 2013 abortion law is aimed at protecting women's health.


Family of homeless man fatally shot in Venice sues LAPD chief, city

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:40

Family of homeless man fatally shot in Venice sues LAPD chief, cityAttorneys representing the family of Brendon Glenn announced the filing of lawsuits against the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck alleging wrongful death and excessive force in his death.