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Ted Cruz talks key issues, debate ahead of the Iowa Caucus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:20

Ted Cruz talks key issues, debate ahead of the Iowa CaucusIn the final weekend before the Iowa caucus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with abc13's Tom Abrahams.


Phoenix City Council wants Satanists exorcised from meeting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:11
PHOENIX (AP) — Members of the Phoenix City Council are seeking a new rule to stop a satanic group from delivering the opening prayer at an upcoming meeting.

Donations pour in to help ex-cop buy his K9 police partner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:09
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A retired Ohio police officer wants to purchase his longtime K9 partner but the town says he's going to have bid for him.

Man's body found dead in Delaware County ditch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:03

Man found dead in Delaware County ditchPolice are investigating after a man's body was discovered in Delaware County.


Former Seattle zoo elephant found dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:57

CORRECTS FROM JULY TO JANUARY- FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, Chai, an Asian elephant, stands in her enclosure at the Woodland Park Zoo, in Seattle. Chai, one of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year, has died. The Oklahoma City Zoo announced Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 that "Chai' was found dead in the elephant yard. Chai and Bamboo arrived at their new home in Oklahoma City last spring.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — One of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year has died.


Retired general, ex-CIA chief David Petraeus to receive no further punishment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:55

Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks after leaving the Federal Courthouse in CharlotteBy Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has decided not to impose further punishment on David Petraeus, a former U.S. military commander and CIA director who admitted sharing classified information with his mistress, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The short letter was sent by Stephen Hedger, the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, and the decision is in line with an Army review. Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA in 2012 after it was revealed that he was having an affair with his biographer, Army Reserve officer Paula Broadwell.


Police: 3 officers on leave after shooting woman in chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:19
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Police say three officers are on administrative leave after they fired at a woman involved in a carjacking.

Authorities: Man who exchanged gunfire with police arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:17
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man accused of exchanging gunfire with police in a busy central Florida intersection has been arrested.

The Latest: Man sees police handcuff 1 escaped inmate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:01

This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Bac Duong, one of three inmates who escaped Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, from the county's Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said Wednesday that some arrests have been made in the investigation, but the inmates themselves have not been captured. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for two inmates who remain at large after breaking out of a California jail on Jan. 22 (all times local):


Florida drive-by shooting kills 22-month-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:55
(Reuters) - A 22-month-old boy sitting inside a car was killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting in Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on Saturday.

NFL player Manziel investigated over possible assault: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:51

 Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati BengalsThe ex-girlfriend of Johnny Manziel, a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns football team, was questioned by police in Fort Worth, Texas, over a possible disturbance involving the athlete, police said. Fort Worth police said in a statement that officers went to an apartment complex early on Saturday on a report of a possible assault.


Man stabbed on SEPTA bus in Philadelphia's Frankford section

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:13

Stabbing on SEPTA bus in Frankford caught on cameraPhiladelphia and SEPTA police are searching for the person stabbed a man on a bus in the city's Frankford section.


Ex-justice minister of France accepts honorary degree in US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:11

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone speaks with former French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, after a ceremony in which Taubira was granted an honorary doctorate of laws and human rights. (Elora Hennessey/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's former justice minister has accepted an honorary doctorate degree in law and human rights from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Arrest made in Pet Valu store robbery in Jenkintown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 03:49

Arrest made in Pet Valu store robbery in JenkintownPolice have arrested Robert Ameen Young, Jr. for the alleged armed robbery of a Pet Valu store in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.


Obama to make first visit to U.S. mosque next week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 03:19

U.S. President Obama delivers remarks to members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room at the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will make his first visit as president to a U.S. mosque next week in a defense of religious freedom, the White House said, following a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States. Obama will visit on Wednesday the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he will hold a roundtable with the community and deliver remarks, a White House official said on Saturday. At the mosque, the president will "reiterate the importance of staying true to our core values – welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference, and protecting our nation's tradition of religious freedom," the official said.


Cheney runs for Wyoming's US House seat, to announce Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 03:18

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2010 file photo, Liz Cheney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Cheney filed federal election documents Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, showing she's running for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cheney seeks to replace Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis, who plans to retire at the end of her current term.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt to woo voters in a state where she has been a full-time resident for only a few years.


From pork rinds to pocket knives, surplus centers see it all

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:33

In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, a basket of confiscated items are seen at the surplus center in Concord, N.H. The state-owned surplus center collects unclaimed property from airports in 4 states. The warehouse is open to the public on Mondays and manager John Supry says buyers line up at the door to be first inside. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? Seek out your nearest state surplus store, where many airports nationwide send their unclaimed and confiscated items.


San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:23

In this Jan. 14, 2016 photo, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is interviewed in San Francisco. San Francisco police officers are being asked to take an oath co-authored by Sgt. Yolanda Williams to turn in any colleagues who display intolerant behavior. Creation of the oath was driven by Williams, who sued the department after discovering she was the subject of racist text messages among several officers. The widely endorsed oath is part of this liberal city’s attempts to repair damaged police-community relations, like those that have caused unrest in other places. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women.


Man found shot after accident in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:15

Man found shot after accident in LoganA 30-year-old man is in critical condition after he was found shot in the city's Logan section.


Bac Duong in custody, 2 other Orange County escaped inmates believed to be in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:13

Bac Duong in custody, 2 other Orange County escaped inmates believed to be in San JoseOrange County sheriff's officials said two escaped inmates are believed to be in the San Jose area, and could possibly be heading for the Fresno area.