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Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 14:06
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China.

Fans brave chilly temps to see 'The Boss' heat up stage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 13:47

Fans brave chilly temps to see 'The Boss' heat up stageBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed Friday night before a near sold-out crowd at the Wells Fargo Center.


New Castle County police issue Gold Alert for missing Newark man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 13:36

New Castle County police issue Gold Alert for missing Newark manNew Castle County Police have issued a Gold Alert for 46-year-old George Hamilton of Newark.


UC Berkeley launches app to further study earthquakes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 13:33

UC Berkeley launches app to further study earthquakesIn hopes of eventually creating an earthquake early warning system, UC Berkeley launched an app to help further study earthquakes with the help of your phone.


Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 13:28

Students embrace after leaving campus, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. after two teens were shot Friday at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb. Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at the school, but it was not clear what led up to their deaths, Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters. Authorities were not looking for anyone else, and a gun was found near the bodies, she said. (AP Photo/Matt York)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.


Police ID machete-wielding man in Ohio restaurant attack as Somali National

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

Police ID machete-wielding man in Ohio restaurant attack as Somali NationalThe machete-wielding man who stormed an Israeli-owned Ohio restaurant is now being identified by authorities as a Somali National.


Suspects wanted in SEPTA bus vandalism in North Philadelphia

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

Suspects wanted in SEPTA bus vandalism in North PhiladelphiaSEPTA and Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects, believed to be teenagers, who pelted a Route 60 bus with stones.


Warming centers opened as brutal cold arrives

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 13:24

Warming centers opened as brutal cold arrivesThis weekend's dangerous temperatures has local officials opening warming centers for those in need.


City enacts Code Blue in effort to get homeless indoors

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

City enacts Code Blue in effort to get homeless indoorsMany will tell you the best way to stay warm is to stay inside. Well, when you don't have a home, inside is not an easy option.


Man charged, reward for second suspect in Juniata Park murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 13:16

Man charged, reward for second suspect in Juniata Park murderA $20,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Rasheed Tancemore of West Wishart Street in Philadelphia.


Man arrested, reward for second suspect in Juniata Park murder

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

Man charged, reward for second suspect in Juniata Park murderA $20,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Rasheed Tancemore of West Wishart Street in Philadelphia.


Cosby's lawyers try again to get his sex assault case tossed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:59

Cosby's lawyers try again to get his sex assault case tossedLawyers for Bill Cosby are trying again to have the comedian's sex assault case in Pennsylvania dismissed.


Suspects wanted in North Philadelphia vandalism to SEPTA bus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:57

Suspects wanted in SEPTA bus vandalism in North PhiladelphiaSEPTA and Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects, believed to be teenagers, who pelted a Route 60 bus with stones.


'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:54

 Pope meets Russian Orthodox leaderWith an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.


PECO restores power to customers after Center City underground fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:49

PECO restores power to customers after Center City underground firePECO officials said service was restored Friday night to remaining customers without power after a fire erupted underground in Center City Thursday night, affecting homes and businesses.


After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:23

A man wave American flag from atop a car at the Narrows roadblock, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four occupiers of a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon surrendered Thursday. The holdouts were the last remnants of a larger group that seized the wildlife refuge nearly six weeks ago, demanding that the government turn over the land to locals and release two ranchers imprisoned for setting fires. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — Right fight; wrong strategy.


Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:04
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.

Utah plans to take legal action against EPA over mine waste

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 11:55
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday he plans to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency following reports that it didn't alert the state to river contamination after a massive mine waste spill.

Voting rights groups sue federal election official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 11:45
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 11:37

Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, talks to reporters about the state's plans for fighting mosquito-borne illness as George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, center, and Virginia Pressler, director of the state Department of Health, listen on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in Honolulu. Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.