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Bridge blocked by group protesting Pasco police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:40
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A group protesting a police shooting in Pasco, Washington, took over a bridge crossing the Columbia River.

Chef Art Smith hosts mass gay wedding on Miami Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:06

In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, Celebrity Chef Art Smith discuss a healthy journey to wellness during an interview with the Associated Press in Miami Beach, Fla. Smith is hosting a group wedding for 101 same-sex couples Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 with a little help from some of the country’s top chefs who are in town for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With a mix of elegance and irreverence, only celebrity chef Art Smith could round up his famous chef buddies, a sea of white orchids and a drag queen DJ to pull off a wedding ceremony Saturday for more than two dozen same-sex couples on Miami Beach.


Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:03

Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozensMore than two dozen people were displaced after flames tore through an apartment complex in Lindenwold, New Jersey.


Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:03

Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozensMore than two dozen people were displaced after flames tore through an apartment complex in Lindenwold, New Jersey.


Anti-abortion advocate Dr. John Willke dies at 89 in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:57

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 1995 file photo, John Willke speaks at the first anti-euthanasia conference in Amsterdam. Willke, the doctor who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement and argued that a woman's body can resist conception in a sexual assault, has died at his home in Cincinnati, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He was 89. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)CINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. John Willke, an obstetrician who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement with ideas including a belief that a woman can resist conception from a sexual assault, has died, his daughter said Saturday. He was 89.


Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:09

National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, accompanied by Vice Chair, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, conduct the opening news conference of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.


As many as 2,800 inmates to be moved from Texas prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:56
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility "uninhabitable," an official said Saturday.

VA's 'choice' program for health care off to slow start

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:25

In this photo taken Oct. 1, 2014, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, right, accompanied House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks in Tampa, Fla. Fewer veterans are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that plagued VA facilities nationwide. In fact, so few veterans are signing up for the much-ballyhooed Choice cards that allow access to private health care that the Veterans Affairs Department says it wants to redirect some of the $10 billion Congress allocated for the program. Republicans say the VA should do a better job selling the choice program. Lawmakers also want to address a quirk in the law that makes it harder for veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA clinic. The government measure the distance as the crow flies, rather than driving miles, leaving thousands of veterans out of the choice program. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)WASHINGTON (AP) — Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.


With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:20

Micah Young catches a frisbee on the beach Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Sunset Beach, Calif., as loaded cargo ships are anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Billions of dollars of cargo are sitting on dozens of massive ships anchored outside West Coast ports. They cannot dock because of historically bad cargo bottlenecks at 29 ports that handle about $1 trillion of trade annually, much of it with Asia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dockworkers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Saturday of clearing seaports of cargo that was caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers.


Khloe, Kim Kardashian safe after Montana traffic accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:01

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Khloe Kardashian, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive at the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center in New York. Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore said the accident occurred before noon on a highway between Bozeman and Belgrade, where the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located. Wilfore said he did not know their destination. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday.


Professor, two others dead in apparent murder-suicide in Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:59
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) - A university professor, his wife and his sister were found shot to death on Friday night in the family’s burning home in a prosperous Little Rock suburb, Arkansas authorities said. “The initial indication is murder-suicide, but it’s an open investigation so I can’t comment beyond that,” Captain Jim Hansard of the Maumelle, Arkansas police department, said on Saturday.  Maumelle is a city of 18,000 located across the Arkansas River from Little Rock, the state capital. The dead included Dr. James Wilbanks, 41, a professor of management at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Hundreds mark 50 years since Malcolm X's assassination

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:51

In this March 5, 1964, file photo, Muslim leader Malcolm X poses during an interview in New York. One of the last major digital holdouts, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” should soon be available as an e-book, the attorney for the late activist’s estate told The Associated Press, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago.


VIDEO: Kenneth Moton reports on snow from King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:45

 Kenneth Moton reports on snow from King of PrussiaKenneth Moton reports on the snowy conditions from King of Prussia, Pa.


VIDEO: Annie McCormick reports on snow in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:45

 Annie McCormick reports on snow in PhiladelphiaAnnie McCormick reports on the snowy conditions in Philadelphia.


Standoff nearing end at south Texas prison: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:39
(Reuters) - Law enforcement said they were making progress on Saturday ending a disturbance at a federal correctional facility in southern Texas were as many as 2,000 inmates were protesting medical services, according to a published report. The disturbance began early Friday at the Willacy County Correctional Center, which primarily holds immigrants who entered the United States illegally, and is run by the private company Management & Training Corp, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The unrest, which prison officials said was not a riot, began when prisoners refused to come to breakfast or report for work to protest medical services at the facility, the Express-News and local broadcaster KGBT-TV reported. Management & Training Corp could not immediately be reached for comment about the standoff.

Main break in Port Richmond leaves 100 homes without water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:19

Main break in Port Richmond leaves 100 homes without waterOfficials say 100 homes are without water after an 8-inch water main break in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section Saturday morning.


California man pleads not guilty to drowning dog in river

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:15
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man has pleaded not guilty to drowning his ex-girlfriend's dog in the American River.

Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:14
The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of an impact on the price consumers pay for gasoline.

Brown reduces length of fraternity suspension after review

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:03
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it's reducing sanctions against a fraternity accused of allowing two female students to be drugged at an unauthorized party last year but won't overturn them.

ACCUWEATHER MAPS: New expected snowfall totals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 06:56

 New expected snowfall totalsAccuWeather has new expected snowfall totals for today's snow, ice and rain mix.