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Ian Mader named AP's news editor in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:45

Ian Mader poses for a photo in Beijing on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor, based in Miami. (Eunice Mateo/Courtesy of Ian Mader via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Ian Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor based in Miami.


King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:37

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, presents Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa with Khadzhibek, a horse with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)SOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation.


Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:32

In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, photograph taken near Idaho Springs, Colo., traffic flows through one of the newly-reconstructed twin tunnels along Interstate 70. Voter-sanctioned tax limits are threatening the state's growth, which depends on a functioning road system that has become crippled under the burden of an expanding population in recent years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.


Sources: Off-duty Philadelphia officers assaulted by LeSean McCoy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:31

 LeSean McCoy investigated for assault on Philadelphia copsSources tell Action News that two off-duty Philadelphia police officers were assaulted by former Eagles player LeSean McCoy.


President Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:29

President Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat ZikaPresident Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.


Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah: White House

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:23

Jordan's King Abdullah reviews an honour guard during a celebration to mark the centennial of the Arab Revolt against the region's then ruling Ottoman Turks, in Jordan's Red Sea port of AqabaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Jordan's King Abdullah at the White House on Feb. 24, the White House said on Monday. The two leaders plan to discuss the fight against Islamic State, support for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Susan Heavey)


Groups urge Kerry to work for release of U.S. businessman held in Iran

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:21

United States Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks with Colombian President Santos at joint news conference in WashingtonBy Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Iranian-American groups wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, urging him to work for the release of an Iranian-American businessman who has been detained in Iran since October. The letter, delivered on Friday, said there was no evidence to justify the detention of Siamak Namazi, who was "left behind" in the wake of a U.S.-Iran prisoner deal that saw other Americans released from Iranian jails last month. "An American who has worked tirelessly as a bridge-builder of cultures, countries, and faiths is sitting in a prison in Tehran," said the letter, which was signed by the National Iranian American Council, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and other groups.


Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:08

A man smokes marijuana during a gathering to welcome back marijuana advocate Marc Emery in Windsor, OntarioBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost a year has passed since it became legal to smoke, but not sell, marijuana in Washington, D.C., and pot enthusiasts and opponents alike are chafing under a compromise that leaves smokers in a haze over how to obtain their weed. "It is kind of the Alice in Wonderland of cannabis legalization. It's like there's all these rules and regulations that no one follows," said Alex Jeffrey, executive director of DC NORML, a marijuana reform advocacy group.


Driver critically injured in utility truck rollover crash on I-95 in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:52

Driver critically injured in utility truck rollover crash on I-95 in DelawareA driver is hospitalized in critical condition after a utility truck crashed and overturned on I-95 in Delaware.


Storm causing tidal flooding along New Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:39

Storm causing tidal flooding along New Jersey shoreA storm moving up the coast is causing tidal flooding in some New Jersey shore towns.


North Carolina governor in minor traffic accident after Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:24
McCrory, who was a passenger in a California Highway Patrol vehicle, reported minor pain from the accident Sunday night but continued to his destination in another car, his office said in a statement. “We were very fortunate, and while I am still proud of the Carolina Panthers, this puts the game in proper perspective,” McCrory said.

Grand jury indicts duo accused of Southern jewelry robberies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:14
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman and man accused of robbing jewelry stores across the South have been indicted by a federal grand jury in northern Florida.

Cruise Ship Rocked by Hurricane-Force Winds Off US Coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:45
About 4,000 passengers ordered to stay in cabins as ceilings fell.

India says 3Q growth faster than China's at 7.3 percent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:36
NEW DELHI (AP) — India said its economy grew 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, a rate of expansion that puts the South Asian nation ahead of China's 6.8 percent growth during the same period.

Russia's central bank revokes licenses of 2 banks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:29
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Central Bank effectively closed down two of the country's smaller banks Monday after it revoked their operating licenses, its latest effort to consolidate the sprawling banking sector.

Motorist trapped after car slams into garage in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:56

Motorist trapped after car slams into garage in MantuaPhiladelphia Police say a motorist was trapped for a short time after a car slammed into a garage in Mantua.


Police investigate shooting in Chester, Pa.; 1 dead, 1 hurt, family says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 20:16

Police investigate shooting in Chester, Pa.; 1 dead, 1 hurt, family saysPolice are on the scene of a shooting in Chester which family members say has left one man dead and another hospitalized.


Top bankers urge closer ties to solve euro's problems

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:56
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over policy at the European level.

After big loss, Credit Suisse CEO asks board: Cut my bonus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:21
GENEVA (AP) — The new CEO of Credit Suisse has proposed that its board make a "significant" cut in his bonus after the Swiss bank posted disappointing earnings last week and announced 4,000 job cuts.

Man dies after starting Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:19
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man has died after starting a Raleigh race in which contestants are supposed to also eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts midway through the competition.