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Police: Man shackled girl, 15, as collateral for loan to dad

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BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man kept a 15-year-old girl in shackles as collateral for a loan to her father.

Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 32 min ago

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice, the 12 year old boy fatally shot by a rookie police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 22, during a protest in Washington, D.C. The city of Cleveland requested Rice’s estate to pay $500 for his ambulance ride and medical services as the boy's "last dying expense" in a creditor's claim filed Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Cuyahoga County Probate Court. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Cleveland has apologized for the city sending a claim to the estate of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer, seeking $500 for transporting the boy by ambulance to a hospital.


The Latest: Sheriff shares more details of fatal shootings

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 33 min ago

An investigator walks beneath a police tape line at the scene of a shooting at a shopping center in Abingdon, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A man opened fire inside a shopping center restaurant during lunchtime. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):


Bloomberg cautiously eyes 3rd party presidential bid

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 33 min ago

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor and U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change Michael Bloomberg, center, talks with diplomats after attending the biennial "Investor Summit on Climate Risk" on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton’s blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump’s ascension in the tumultuous Republican race. But those surrounding the billionaire centrist caution that he’s not rushing to join the fray. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race.


The Latest: Bevin says his focus is fixing 'fiscal crisis'

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 36 min ago
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's effort to oppose Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's effort to dismantle the state's health care program known as kynect (all times local):

Three of last four occupiers surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 39 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Three of the last four armed protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, but the final holdout vowed to remain holed up until "my grievances are heard."

Suspect photo released after cab driver robbed, slashed in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 45 min ago

Suspect photo released after cab driver robbed, slashed in Queen VillagePhiladelphia police have released a photo of the man they believe attacked a cab driver with a knife in Queen Village.


Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

AccuWeather: Morning Snow Shower; Bitter Cold Coming

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 Morning Snow Shower; Bitter Cold ComingMeteorologist David Murphy says brief snow showers are moving through parts of the region. Record lows are possible Sunday morning.


US markets follow global shares lower

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US markets follow global shares lowerMajor U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in midday trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners.


October trial for Ohio cop who shot driver in traffic stop

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FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, center, glances toward his lawyer Stewart Mathews, right, after entering not guilty pleas on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19, 2015, traffic stop shooting of Samuel DuBose, during Tensing's arraignment at Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. During a brief court session on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan scheduled an Oct. 24, 2016, trial and an April 6, 2016, pretrial hearing for Tensing, who was released last year on $1 million bond and wasn’t in the courtroom. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — An October trial date has been scheduled for a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop.


Colorado deputy dies after being shot while on duty

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff's deputy shot while on duty has died after he was taken off life support.

U.S. House panel rejects measure to keep air traffic system in FAA

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A Republican-controlled U.S. House panel on Thursday turned back a Democratic attempt to head off a drive to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system. A measure offered by Representative Peter DeFazio, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sought to protect the Federal Aviation Administration from funding disruptions and to address other issues that Republicans view as reasons for transferring air traffic control from the FAA to a new private, nonprofit corporation. The committee voted 34-25, along party lines, to reject the measure as an amendment to a six-year bill that would privatize air traffic control and authorize FAA funding for the next six years.

Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 9 min ago

In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, professor Edward Neth poses for a photo in his office at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry at UConn has a list price of $303. For students who use the version that Neth is preparing from publicly available material for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.


Federal trial again delayed in Charleston church shooting

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge on Thursday delayed the trial of a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church as attorneys wait to see whether the federal government will seek the death penalty.

California residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 22 min ago

FILE - In this file photo from Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, waves crash near a damaged section of seawall in Pacifica, Calif. Living with the Pacific Ocean as your backyard has its benefits. But the crumbling ocean cliffs have forced dozens to move quickly and at a high cost. Still, others remain, unsure of when the call to leave might come. The toll has been heavy in recent years. In 2010, two apartment buildings undermined by previous storms were evacuated and face demolition. Last month, during El Nino storms, the residents of another apartment building and two homes were forced to move out. Continuing erosion has left these three neighboring apartments sitting unsafely on the edge of an 80-foot bluff. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."


Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to '08 crisis

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday.

The Latest: European stock markets close sharply lower

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 22 min ago

A woman uses a card to open a door next to an index board at the reception hall of the Stock Exchange in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Banks, particularly in Europe, have come under pressure over recent days as investors fret about their ability to cope with a bigger than expected global slowdown at a time when many still have sizeable bad loans on their books. Greece is expected to slip back into a mild recession in 2016, while the global sell-off in financial markets saw the value of shares on the Athens Stock Exchange sink to their worst level since 1989. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):


UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 26 min ago

In this image made from video, British Health Secretary Member of Parliament Jeremy Hunt delivers a statement to the House of Commons in London, outlining the progress of talks with the British Medical Association (BMA), Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Jeremy Hunt told the house Thursday that talks had ended in stalemate, and the Government will now impose its new contract on junior doctors, after talks failed to reach agreement.(image from video / PA via AP)LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England.


Storm-battered Anthem of the Seas cruise ship returns to port

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Storm-battered Anthem of the Seas cruise ship returns to portA cruise ship has returned to its New Jersey port after it was battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean.