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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman signed contract through 2022

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:08

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman takes a question during a news conference before the NHL All-Star hockey game skills competition Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gary Bettman said his relationship with the union has never been better.


Falls Bridge closure begins Monday for repairs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:08

Falls Bridge closure begins Monday for repairsThousands of drivers who use the Falls Bridge each day will need to find another way to get around starting Monday.


Decades-long search for "Mr. Wonder" ends with arrest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:05

In this Jan. 25 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Frank Szeles after his arrest in Bonita, Calif. Louisiana authorities claim Szeles is 76-year old fugitive Frank John Selas III, a children's TV show host known as "Mr. Wonder" who fled Louisiana in 1979 amid allegations that he sexually abused several kids during a camping retreat. Szeles told a judge Wednesday he is not Selas. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP)BONITA, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors in a well-to-do section of this San Diego suburb knew him as Frank Szeles, a friendly Cub Scouts leader who frequently gave swimming lessons to young children in his backyard pool.


Police: Armed robber may have posed as cop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:02

 Armed robber may have posed as copPhiladelphia police are looking for a pair of armed robbers, one of whom may have posed as an officer.


Bush doing whatever it takes to stay relevant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:52

Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush greets the crowd after a campaign event at the Jeb 2016 field office, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Hiawatha, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush's supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he's now trying a cost-free, personal tactic: hugs.


Philadelphia police officers assaulted outside Bustleton bar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:52

Philadelphia police officers assaulted outside Bustleton barThree Philadelphia police officers were assaulted while trying to break up an early morning fight outside a Bustleton bar.


3 displaced in Olney house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:43

3 displaced in Olney house fireA house fire in the Olney section of Philadelphia has left three people homeless.


Police: Person of interest in custody in SEPTA bus stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:34

 Man charged in SEPTA bus stabbingPolice say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with a stabbing on a bus in the city's Frankford section.


Investigation starts into huge fire at Lexington stockyard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:24

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at Viking Wholesale after it had spread from the neighboring Bluegrass Stockyards on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Lexington Fire Department spokesman Joe Best said Saturday the blaze was one of the largest he has seen in his 25 years with the department.(AP Photo/David Stephenson)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Investigators say they are interviewing witnesses to a massive fire that destroyed a beef cattle auction business in Kentucky.


Banks reach $154.3 million settlement on "dark pool" fraud

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:04

FILE - A July 29, 2015 file photo shows the sign on a branch of Barclays Bank in London. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, that two major global banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, will pay a combined $154.3 million to settle state and federal investigations that they misled clients about the safety of trading on their "dark pool" financial exchanges. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major global banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, are paying a combined $154.3 million to settle government investigations that they misled clients about being able to safely trade on their "dark pool" financial exchanges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Sunday.


Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:01

Mourners gather Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses.


Police: Truck spills hundreds of heads of cabbage on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:01
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer crash overturned on Interstate 95 in North Carolina and spilled hundreds of heads of cabbage that took hours to clear away.

Greece, creditors start new round of bailout talks Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:31
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government enters a new round of talks with its creditors, skeptical about the depth and efficacy of its pension reform plans, facing protests over those plans from a broad spectrum of professions.

A look at the escape and re-arrests of 3 California inmates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:30
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three escaped inmates are back in custody more than a week after cutting through a grate, climbing through plumbing tunnels and rappelling to the ground from the roof of a Southern California jail.

2 Virginia Tech students charged in death of teen girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:22

This undated photo provided by the Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Madison Lovell. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech engineering students have been arrested in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl whose disappearance last week from her Virginia home set off a frantic, four-day search.


Baylor faces accusations of ignoring sex assault victims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:00
An Outside the Lines investigation found several examples at Baylor in which school officials either failed to investigate, or adequately investigate, allegations of sexual violence.

Trust Ted? Cruz facing growing attacks on credibility

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:54

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign event at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz needs you to trust him.


5 killed in house fire near Detroit; cause of blaze unknown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:53

Police and fire officials investigate a house fire that killed five people at a home in Novi, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Authorities say five restaurant workers were killed in the house fire near Detroit. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. (Brandy Baker/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNOVI, Mich. (AP) — Five adults who were co-workers at a local restaurant were killed Sunday after a fire started in the basement of a suburban Detroit home, authorities said.


Makeshift memorial springs up on Oregon highway for rancher

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:43

A makeshift roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum stands on a highway north of Burns, Oregon Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — About a dozen people paid their respects Sunday afternoon at a makeshift memorial that has sprung up where rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot and killed by police last week on U.S. Highway 395 north of Burns.


Man slashed on subway platform in sixth attack this year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A man was slashed Sunday in the sixth such attack in New York's subways and on streets this year — following a spate of blade-wielding assaults in public places that started in the fall, police said.