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Hiker falls 1,500 feet to death in Mount Baldy while rescuing friend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:36

Hiker falls 1,500 feet to death in Mount Baldy while rescuing friendA hiker fell to his death in Mount Baldy while trying to help a friend who was slipping down a mountainside on Tuesday.


Clinton defends progressive record against Sanders critique

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:33

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers a question from the audience during a democratic primary town hall sponsored by CNN, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up a new line of attack in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday, putting Hillary Clinton on the defensive over her liberal credentials just days after she eked a slim victory in the Iowa caucuses.


Credit Suisse announces 4,000 job cuts amid big Q4 loss

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:17
GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse says it's cutting roughly 4,000 jobs to reduce costs after announcing a massive pre-tax loss in the fourth quarter that includes "substantial charges which are not reflective of our underlying business performance."

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:41

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against himWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group on arbitrary detention decides that the three years he has spent holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy does not amount to illegal detention.


Out-of-control car launches onto roof of Palos Verdes Estates house

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:26

Out-of-control car launches onto roof of Palos Verdes Estates houseAn out-of-control car launched onto the roof of a home in Palos Verdes Estates on Wednesday.


Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty in decapitation death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:21
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol Agent accused in the death of a man whose decapitated body was found floating near Texas' South Padre Island has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Trespasser at Taylor Swift's Los Angeles home detained

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:19

Trespasser at Taylor Swift's Los Angeles home detainedA man was detained after Los Angeles police said he was trespassing at the home of superstar Taylor Swift on Thursday.


Cosby case moves forward; deposition a key trial question

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:56

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, right, arrives for a court appearance Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004. A judge will decide whether to dismiss a sexual assault case against the comedian over an unwritten promise of immunity that a former prosecutor says he gave Cosby's now-deceased lawyer. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — As a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby moves forward, a key battle will be waged over explicit testimony he gave in a deposition more than a decade ago.


Deficit, declining enrollment causes Santa Clara private school to shutter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:37

Deficit, declining enrollment causes Santa Clara private school to shutterStudents at a private high school in the South Bay will soon have to find a new place to learn.


Interim sheriff: Reserve deputy program's return undecided

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:26

Interim Tulsa County Sheriff Michelle Robinette speaks to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her office at the county courthouse in Tulsa, Okla. Robinette said the fate of the agency's reserve deputy program is still undetermined after a member fatally shot an unarmed man last April. (AP Photo/Justin Juozapavicius)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The fate of an Oklahoma county's reserve deputy program is still undecided after a member fatally shot an unarmed man last April, the agency's third sheriff in four months said Wednesday.


Doctors give high school athletic trainers new tools to diagnose concussions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:22

Doctors give high school athletic trainers new tools to diagnose concussionsSeveral months after the death of former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, there's new information on the toll playing football took on his brain and body. Now, doctors are educating high school athletic trainers to help prevent concussions.


Program helps underserved students explore Bay Area with field trips

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:20

Program helps underserved students explore Bay Area with field tripsA local program is giving students from underserved Bay Area schools a free and convenient trip from their classroom to the San Francisco Bay, and it involves a bus.


Out-of-control car lands on roof of Calif. house

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:19

Out-of-control car lands on roof of Calif. houseAn out-of-control car landed on the roof of a home Wednesday in Palos Verdes Estates, California.


Manhunt continues for Los Angeles inmate mistakenly freed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:13

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) — Investigators scrambling to recapture a Los Angeles County murder suspect accidentally released from jail have been notifying potential targets of his freedom, interviewing those who know him best and chasing down tips from the public.


4 holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:11

A convoy of armored vehicles and SUVs rolls past a barricade on the road near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The remnants of an armed group occupying the refuge to protest federal land policies say they won't leave until they get assurances they won't be arrested.(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)The four armed activists still occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have shown no signs they are ready to leave more than a week after the main figures in the standoff were arrested.


Dad says Nevada holdout learned government distrust from him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:07
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The 73-year-old father of one of the four holdouts at the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon says Jeffrey Banta may have learned his distrust of the U.S. government from him growing up hunting and fishing in the wide-open of spaces of rural northern Nevada.

Car crashes, lands on roof of Calif. home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:07

Out-of-control car lands on roof of Calif. housePolice in a Los Angeles suburb are trying to figure out exactly how a car crash ended with the vehicle on top of an attached garage.


7 On Your Side: Man's Super Bowl dreams nearly dashed after StubHub cancels ticket

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:02

 Man's Super Bowl dreams nearly dashed after StubHub cancels ticketOne man's excitement about getting great tickets to the Super Bowl turned to disappointment in a matter of 30 minutes.


Obama proposing more spending on job training programs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will propose spending nearly $6 billion more on programs designed to help young people land their first job.

Rick Santorum ends bid for the White House, backs Rubio

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:59

Rick Santorum ends bid for the White House, backs RubioFormer Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says he is ending his bid for the White House and will support Republican candidate Marco Rubio.