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The Latest: Strong winds persist as storm lashes California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:08

Fierce winds trailing a daylong storm churn the Pacific Ocean, send waves over the breakwater at the Los Angeles community of Marina Del Rey, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Strong winds downed dozens of trees and power poles and ripped off rooftops across Southern California. The storm also churned up high surf along west and northwest-facing beaches.(AP Photo/John Antczak)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm lashing California (all times local):


Rescuers tow capsized cargo ship before it hits French coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:08

Rescuers tow capsized cargo ship before it hits French coastPARIS (AP) — Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days and was threatening to run aground in southwest France.


2 women hurt when SEPTA bus, school bus collide in Fern Rock

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:06

13 people taken to hospitals after SEPTA bus, school bus collide in Fern RockTwo women were hurt and a utility pole damaged after a collision involving a SEPTA bus and a mini school bus in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia.


US consumer spending flat in December, boosting savings rate to highest level in 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending flat in December, boosting savings rate to highest level in 3 years.

Football fans excited for Super Bowl Opening Night in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:18

Football fans excited for Super Bowl Opening Night in San JoseThe biggest Super Bowl 50 event won't be at Super Bowl City in San Francisco - it will be in the South Bay for the NFL's Media Night.


Sheriff: Florida deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:14
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy fatally shot a knife-wielding man who refused orders to drop his weapon during a fight in a southwest Florida parking lot.

Greece enters new round of bailout talks amid union unrest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:02

A man walks alongside tractors parked at a motorway at the toll stations in Malgara village, near the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Greek farmers continued highway blockades as a range of other professions are on strike to protest planned pension reforms that are part of the country's third international bailout requirements(AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government is entering a new round of negotiations with the country's creditors over the course of the latest bailout program, amid angry union reactions to proposed pension reforms that are a key part of the talks.


2 treated for CO poisoning in Queen Village section of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:40

2 treated for CO poisoning in Queen Village section of PhiladelphiaTwo people are being treated after being exposed to potentially deadly carbon monoxide fumes in their Philadelphia home.


NFL using videos on tablets at Pro Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:17
The NFL allowed coaches and players to use video on the Microsoft Surface tablets rather than just still photos for the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on Sunday.

New York vet gets Purple Heart 70 years after WWII battle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:08
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 90-year-old New York man wounded by Japanese fighter planes in World War II has been awarded a Purple Heart— 70 years after rescuing a fellow sailor.

African boy attacked by chimps recovers after New York surgery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:02

Dunia Sibomana, who was attacked two years ago by chimpanzees in his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, plays with Eian and Grace of his host family, in his room at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, New YorkJust weeks after a surgical team on New York's Long Island began a series of operations to rebuild both lips of an 8-year-old boy mauled by chimpanzees in Africa, the sound of success filled a play room at Stony Brook Children's Hospital. "Slurp!" was heard as Dunia Sibomana sipped a spoonful of chicken broth through his newly created lips. The surgery has already helped him keep food inside his mouth, speak more clearly and stop constant drooling, said lead surgeon Dr. Alexander Dagum, the hospital's chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery.


Among GOP rivals to Trump and Cruz, Rubio has most cash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:40

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple.


NTSB to release documents in Amtrak crash investigation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:30

NTSB to release documents in Amtrak crash investigationA federal accident investigations board is set to release documents that could shed light on the cause of a fatal Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia last year.nvestigators try to determine whether Amtrak train 188 was hit by something just before it crashed, for the first time we're hearing the frantic call made by transit police about another incident on the same night.


China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:22

FILE - in this Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 file photo, an official uses a loudspeaker on a Chinese police vehicle to speak to depositors from Ezubao outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing. Chinese state media reported late Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, that police arrested 21 employees at China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors for $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)BEIJING (AP) — Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history.


Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:48

Mourners gather Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses.


White House Brief: Things to know about GOP Sen. Rand Paul

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:35

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., answers a question as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, listens during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul's populist campaign, based on advocacy of a smaller, less-nosy government, gained popularity at first but he soon faded. The Kentucky senator was among those bumped from the main debate stage because of low polling, but won readmission for the last debate before the Iowa caucuses. A look at the senator:


Good Samaritans foil Bucks County attempted robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:55

Good Samaritans foil Bucks County attempted robberyGood Samaritans are to thank for a man being arrested after allegedly trying to attack and rob a woman in Bucks County.


Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:20

 Pessimistic. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal.


Monitor to submit 1st-year plan for Cleveland police reform

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:08

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 file photo shows New York attorney Matthew Barge addressing the Cleveland City Council Safety Committee, in Cleveland. The Cleveland police department must devise a new policy on use of force and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department. The monitoring team hired to oversee the consent decree was scheduled to submit the first-year plan to U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. on Monday, Feb.1, 2016. Barge, who heads the monitoring team, said the first-year plan was devised with the support and collaboration of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The city must devise a new use-of-force policy and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland Police Department.


NYC jury hears details of modern masters forgery scandal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:43

In this courtroom sketch of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, Domenico De Sole, a chairman of the board at Sotheby’s, gestures towards his fake Mark Rothko painting, at a civil trial in New York at Manhattan federal court. In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs. At left is De Sole's wife Eleanore and at right is De Sole's attorney Gregory Clarick at the podium. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs.