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Port Newark/Port Elizabeth longshoremen work stoppage resolved after labor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:50

Port Newark/Port Elizabeth longshoremen work stoppage resolved after labor disputeThe NYSA's Beverly Fedorko said both sides agreed to "expeditiously seek solutions to ...longstanding issues" that include hiring and technology.


Utah lawmakers consider $14 million public lands lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:46
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legal consulting team hired by the state told lawmakers this week that they've devised a credible way to sue the federal government to get the state control over public lands, but Gov. Gary Herbert said the potential $14 million price tag is making some state officials pause.

Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sold at auction for $82K

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:43
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The popemobile is staying in Philadelphia.

Escaped California Inmate in Police Custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:38
One of the three inmates who escaped a California prison has been caught.

Police ID man shot dead in Juniata Park; 2 suspects sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:34

Police ID man shot dead in Juniata Park; 2 suspects soughtA 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia Wednesday evening has been identified.


Longshoremen set to return to ports in New York, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:29

FILE - This Monday, June 30, 2008 file photo shows a cargo ship near Port Newark in Newark, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, more than 1,000 longshoremen walked off the job at ports in New York and New Jersey, putting ship unloading at a standstill. It wasn't immediately known what prompted the action. No ships were being unloaded and no trucks were being allowed to enter the port. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Longshoremen are expected to return to the job at ports in New York and New Jersey after a surprise walkout on Friday put a halt to the unloading of ships at the nation's third-busiest port.


Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:21

This undated photo provided by Forrest Fenn shows an estimated 2 million dollars of gold jewelry and other artifacts that Fenn has hidden for treasures hunters to find. Thousands have set off into the wilds of the West in search for Forrest Fenn’s cache of gold, jewelry and artifacts. But until now, none of the treasure hunters has been in such a dangerous predicament as Randy Bilyeu, who has gone missing along Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. (Forrest Fenn via AP)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.


FBI weapons stolen from vehicle in latest Bay Area incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:11
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three handguns and an FBI agent's badge were stolen early Friday from a locked and alarmed vehicle in the latest such incident in the San Francisco Bay Area, the FBI said.

The Latest: New Jersey port operations to resume

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:10
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on striking longshoremen at ports in New York and New Jersey (all times local):

The Latest: Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sold for $82K

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:06
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on an auction for a Fiat used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia (all times local):

Facebook will prohibit gun sales

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:54

Facebook will prohibit gun salesFacebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.


The Latest: Sanders says don't politicize Clinton emails

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:51

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shakes hands during a campaign rally, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, just days out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):


Correction officer attacked by inmate at Rikers Island

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:35

Correction officer attacked by inmate at Rikers IslandInvestigators say the officer was slashed on the ear Friday afternoon by an inmate who refused to take off unauthorized footwear.


Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final Iowa stretch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:31

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up an editorial that also lists his talking points as he speaks during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)RINGSTED, Iowa (AP) — Lagging Republicans jostled for second place in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa's crucial caucuses.


Judge rules 'affluenza' teen can stay in juvenile facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:27

This frame grab from a Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 taken from a video provided by Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM, shows a hooded Ethan Couch, as he is processed by Mexican immigration agents, in Mexico City. INM said that Couch, who used an "affluenza" defense in a 2013 fatal drunken-driving accident in Texas, was taken to the Mexico City airport from an immigration holding center, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Couch was escorted onto a commercial plane, en route to Dallas, Thursday morning. (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM via AP)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck won't be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a hearing to determine whether his case will be transferred to adult court, where he could face time behind bars, a judge ruled Friday.


Funeral Saturday for toddlers killed in snow-covered, carbon monoxide-filled car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:26

Funeral Saturday for toddlers killed in snow-covered, carbon monoxide-filled car1-year-old Messiah Bonilla and 3-year-old Saniyah Bonilla died of carbon monoxide poisoning, along with their mother.


Man struck, seriously injured in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:26

Man struck, seriously injured in Camden CountyA 50-year-old man is in grave condition after an auto pedestrian accident in Camden County.


Prosecutors use refuge occupiers' own words against them

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:25

This photo taken from an FBI video shows Robert "LaVoy" Finicum after he was fatally shot by police Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 near Burns, Ore. A video released Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 by the FBI of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge shows the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a gun in his pocket. (FBI via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ammon Bundy and his followers made ample use of social media and videos to summon armed recruits to join their takeover of a wildlife refuge and to declare their readiness to stand their ground. Now federal authorities are using the occupiers' own words against them.


Environmental group says reaches accord to stop offshore fracking in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:19
(Reuters) - A conservation group said the federal government must stop approving offshore fracking from oil platforms in California's Santa Barbara Channel under the settlement of a lawsuit it filed. The group, the Center for Biological Diversity, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, had challenged what it said was the U.S. Department of the Interior's practice of rubber-stamping fracking off California's coast without engaging the public or analyzing fracking's threats to ocean ecosystems, coastal communities and marine life.

Family of slain Oregon protester challenges FBI account of his death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:14

Kim Rollins holds a sign with other demonstrators during a protest outside the Harney County Court House in Burns, OregonAs four armed anti-government protesters held their ground at a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon on Friday, the family of a protester killed by police said he seemed to have been shot in the back with his hands up, although authorities said he was reaching for a gun. Relatives of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, 54, a spokesman for the group that seized buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said he posed no threat and they were not accepting the authorities' assertion that he was armed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released video on Thursday of state police fatally shooting Finicum, and contended it showed him making a move for a gun in his coat pocket.