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School district blames social media for spread of #AbingtonFightWeek

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:05

School district blames social media for spread of #AbingtonFightWeekThe Abington School District is blaming social media for the spread of altercations in connection with the hashtag #AbingtonFightWeek.


Rescue underway after tree falls on home in Broomall, Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:01

Woman killed, man rescued after tree falls on home in Broomall, Delaware CountyRescue crews have removed a woman believed to have been trapped after a tree fell on a home in Broomall, Delaware County.


Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:51
Scientists who want to get a handle on the growth of New England's gray seal population are using drones as part of an effort to photograph the animals.

Ukrainian minister hopes resignation will speed up reforms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:48

Ukraine's Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius, a Lithuanian national, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Abromavicius says routine efforts from government leadership to shoot down reforms— further damaging the country's already crippled economy— prompted him to resign from his post. Aivaras Abromavicius wrote in his resignation letter published on Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016 that Ukraine's leadership lacks the political will to enact much-needed changes and has routinely obstructed reforms. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian economy minister whose resignation plunged the country into yet another political crisis said on Friday he hopes it will help create momentum for economic reforms.


Crane collapses, crushes cars in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:17

Crane collapses in New York City; 1 dead, 2 seriously injuredA crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan Friday morning, crushing a row of parked cars and injuring at least two people.


Tree falls on home in Broomall, Delaware County; 2 people reported trapped

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:14

Rescue underway after tree falls on home in Broomall, Delaware CountyPolice and firefighters are on the scene, after a tree fell on home in Broomall, Delaware County.


Crane collapses in New York City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:09

Crane collapses in New York City; 1 dead, 2 seriously injuredA crane has collapsed at Worth and Church Streets in TriBeCa in Lower Manhattan.


Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:57

In a Jan. 15, 2016 photo provided by Kimberly Miccio, Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Morrell’s granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio, holding her own daughter, accompanied Morrell to Binghamton from Spring Hill, Fla., where they both live. Morrell had searched for 50 years for Pierce, who at age 13 was forced to give up the baby she had named Eva May. (Kimberly Miccio via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.


World stocks turn lower after mixed US job report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:52

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Asian stock markets were uneven on Friday as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how far the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)LONDON (AP) — World stock markets turned lower on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report showed a slowdown in the pace of hiring in the world's largest economy but a decrease in the overall rate of unemployment.


Scandal-hit VW postpones earnings release, annual meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:36
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it is postponing release of its full-year earnings as well as its annual shareholder meeting due to open questions about its diesel emissions scandal.

Mass. woman pleads guilty to slamming kids' heads on floor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:23
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to nine months in jail for slamming her four young children's heads into the floor of a Springfield grocery store while high on drugs.

Burberry to allow online buying of clothes right off runway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:00
LONDON (AP) — Luxury retailer Burberry says it will combine its menswear and womenswear catwalk shows into a single presentation twice a year and allow buyers to purchase items right off the runway.

Protesting chauffeurs disrupt access to Paris airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:56

Chauffeurs, one holding the French flag, drive their vehicles during a demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Hundreds of French chauffeurs are staging a counter-protest after repeated demonstrations by taxi drivers against looser industry regulations. Tensions have mounted between taxis and chauffeured car services like Uber throughout Europe, with taxis claiming the smartphone-based services are operating outside of the law. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris' city center after having disrupted access to the Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services as the government loosens regulations in the evolving sector.


NYC police say drone hits Empire State Building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:44
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man was arrested after he apparently lost control of a small drone that crashed into the Empire State Building.

7 Moments That Mattered in the Democratic Presidential Debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:36
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off one-on-one for the first time.

Snow sculptors from across the nation compete in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:18

Dave Andrews works on his team's snow sculpture entitled "“The Doormaster,” depicting an an old man controlling worm holes ,Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Lake Geneva, Wisc. Fifteen teams are taking part in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, which began Wednesday with judging set for Saturday morning along Geneva Lake. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Fifteen teams of snow sculptors from 11 states have gathered in Wisconsin to compete to be named the best in the nation.


Officials: Death of boy found near highway ruled a homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:16
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 5-year-old boy whose remains were found wrapped in a blanket and packed in a suitcase by the side of a Massachusetts highway has been ruled a homicide.

Local residents open main blocked India-Nepal border point

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:12

Local residents of Nepal and India living near the border cross a bridge at Birgunj, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Vehicles have passed through the main border point between the two nations after local residents forcibly removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who for months have been demanding changes in the new constitution. (AP Photo/Jiyalal Sah)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new constitution.


PennDOT ready for morning snowy commute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:29

PennDOT ready for morning snowy commutePennDOT has 180 crews working to help commuters get through the snowy Friday morning travel.


NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:28

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, is flanked by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, and Netherlands’ Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert as they pose for a picture at the Maritime Museum prior to an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — NATO's chief met Friday with European Union defense ministers to discuss boosting cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.