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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.


AP News Guide: Latest developments in Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:08

Members of the Michigan National Guard load bottled water for residents at a fire station, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The Michigan Legislature voted Thursday to direct another $28 million to address Flint's water emergency, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs in the city struggling with a lead-contaminated supply. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint residents dealing with lead-contaminated water were warned Friday that water samples from more than two dozen locations have higher lead levels than can be treated by filters that have been widely distributed. They also will have more aid on the way after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder earlier signed into law $28 million more in emergency funding. The Republican governor said the funding will provide immediate resources in Flint, but is not the end of state assistance.


Flint residents warned of lead above filter grade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:06
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials warned Flint residents Friday that water samples from more than two dozen locations have higher lead levels than can be treated by filters that have been widely distributed to deal with the city's contamination crisis, underscoring the need for all residents to have their water tested.

Fire crews battle blaze at Trenton home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 09:53

Fire crews battle 2-alarm blaze at Trenton homeFire crews are battling a blaze at a home in Trenton, New Jersey.


Firefighters battle blaze at Trenton home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 09:50

Fire crews battle 2-alarm blaze at Trenton homeFire crews are battling a blaze at a home in Trenton, New Jersey.


Latest: Water expert says high Flint readings no surprise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 09:37

Members of the Michigan National Guard load bottled water at a fire station, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The Michigan Legislature voted Thursday to direct another $28 million to address Flint's water emergency, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs in the city struggling with a lead-contaminated supply. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The latest on Flint's water crisis and efforts to fix the problem of lead in the drinking water (all times local):


Operations being restored at New York-area ports after shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 09:32

A cargo ship is pictured in port during a stoppage at New Jersey portsOperations at New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals were being restored on Friday night after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job earlier in the day, shuttering one of the United State's busiest port networks, officials said. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the terminals and leases them to port operators, said some nine hours later that operations were being restored and gates would open as scheduled on Monday.


Two escaped California inmates believed in San Jose: official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 09:30
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The two remaining inmates who escaped a week ago from a maximum-security jail in Southern California are believed to be hiding out in the Bay Area city of San Jose, officials said on Friday.