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O'Malley, Huckabee drops out of race for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:01

O'Malley, Huckabee drop out of race for presidentFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses.


Ruling may be weeks away on North Carolina voter ID mandate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:48
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge's decision appears to be at least several weeks away in litigation over North Carolina's photo ID mandate for voters, making it likely that the new requirement will begin when early in-person voting begins March 3.

In one Iowa town, democracy plays out in its own unique way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:37

Precinct chair John Anderson, center, directs voters before a Republican party caucus in Nevada, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — In this Iowa town, Ward 2 Democratic precinct chairwoman Kathy Johnson kicked things off on an upbeat note at precisely 7 p.m. local time.


Asian stock markets mostly lower as oil extends fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:22

Trader John Santiago, foreground left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Another steep drop in oil and natural gas prices is pulling the stock market lower in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as the price of oil extended losses following a 6-percent plunge that was sparked by data showing a manufacturing slowdown in the world's two largest economies.


Police: Singing man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:21

 Singing man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical conditionA man seen running in his underwear on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia is in critical condition after being struck multiple times.


O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:18

O'Malley, Huckabee drop out of race for presidentFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses.


Trump, Cruz, Rubio battle in Iowa's leadoff caucuses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:06

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined on stage by former Republican vice presidential candidate, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a campaign event, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans caucused Monday night in what looked to be a three-way battle among Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in an intense fight for the GOP's identity and soul.


LA County authorities accidentally release murder suspect

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

In this undated photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Steven Lawrence Wright. Los Angeles County authorities say they've accidentally released Wright who was awaiting trial for a gang-related murder. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, that Wright was mistakenly released from Inmate Reception Center (IRC) custody on Saturday, Jan. 30. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say they've accidentally released an inmate awaiting trial for a gang-related murder.


Man charged with attacking flight attendants, passenger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:46
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man flying from Washington, D.C., to Jacksonville, Florida, had to be restrained after attacking another passenger and two flight attendants.

Federal agents report finding 8 pipe bombs in man's home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:43

In this photo released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, agents test materials after a Tampa, Fla., man was taken into custody when authorities found multiple pipe bombs and bomb-making material in his home Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. ATF agents, along with FBI bomb technicians and Tampa police executed a search warrant at the home of 24-yard-old Michael Ramos. (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities say they've taken a Tampa man into custody after finding eight pipe bombs and bomb-making materials in his home.


U.S. arrests Hezbollah members on charges of sending drug money to Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:35
Members of the Hezbollah militant group were arrested on charges they used millions of dollars from the sale of cocaine in the United States and Europe to purchase weapons in Syria, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said on Monday. Hezbollah has sent fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's almost five-year-old civil war. It is designated a terrorist organization by the United States.

Pedestrian struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical condition

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

 Singing man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical conditionA man is critical after being struck by a vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia.


The Latest: Witness heard shot, saw biker holding gun

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

In this photo provided by 9NEWS/KUSA-TV Denver, authorities respond to the scene of a deadly shooting and stabbing at the National Western Complex, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Denver. Denver police say multiple people were injured at The Colorado Motorcycle Expo. (9NEWS/KUSA-TV Denver via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — The Latest on shooting and stabbing incident that left one dead and seven others injured at a motorcycle expo (all times local):


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

Electronic screens post prices of Alphabet stock, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reports quarterly earnings Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Man shot in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:54

Man shot in Southwest PhiladelphiaA man is hospitalized after being shot in Southwest Philadelphia.


Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:49

In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Anna Rushing, left, 73, and her sister, Nancy Watson, right, 72, both of Flint, talk about their itchy, red and dry skin symptoms they believe they received from the lead in Flint water as they talk near cases of bottled water in the kitchen. (Todd McInturf/The Detroit News via AP)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink.


Flint water crisis could squeeze Michigan's finances: S&P

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

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan(Reuters) - Costs related to the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, could pressure the state's finances and derail recent efforts to build budget reserves, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Monday. "At the state level, political costs for Michigan have been greater than financial costs at this point. Financially strapped Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source for tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from Detroit's water system to save money.


1 dead, 1 injured when train crashes into truck at crossing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:31
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and another injured in a fiery accident when a freight train hit a commercial truck hauling a flatbed trailer at a crossing in Virginia

AP PHOTOS: Iowans gather to caucus, make pick for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:26

Precinct captain for Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, John Grouse explains the caucus process before caucusing begins in Nevada, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — At hundreds of fire stations, high school gyms, church basements, American Legion halls and even a few private homes, Iowans gathered Monday night for the state's famed caucuses — the first step toward picking a new U.S. president.


No arrests made after Denver brawl between biker clubs

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

In this photo provided by 9NEWS/KUSA-TV Denver, authorities respond to the scene of a deadly shooting and stabbing at the National Western Complex, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Denver. Denver police say multiple people were injured at The Colorado Motorcycle Expo. (9NEWS/KUSA-TV Denver via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — More than one person, including a Colorado Department of Corrections officer, opened fire during a weekend brawl among members of motorcycle clubs that left one dead and seven others injured, but police officials said Monday they still don't know who fired the fatal shot.