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Runnemede school crossing guard suspended after contacting mayor about snow covered crosswalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:16

Runnemede school crossing guard suspended after contacting mayor about snow covered crosswalkParents are rallying behind Runnemede crossing guard Gina Bowne, demanding her two-day suspension be overturned.


Coast guard rescues 22 sailors off coast of Spain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:03

Coast guard rescues 22 sailors off coast of SpainThe coast guard rescued 22 sailors off a ship that was sinking off the coast of Spain.


Project aims to mark dozens of American slave trade ports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 21:31

 Rhode Island, where some 1,000 slave-trading voyages were launched. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A project aimed at memorializing America's slave-trade ports is moving to Rhode Island, where some 1,000 slave-trading voyages were launched.


Small fire damages church in Brewerytown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 21:16

Small fire damages church in BrewerytownFire damages a Philadelphia church in the Brewerytown neighborhood.


How Planned Parenthood's accusers became the accused in Texas case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:56

A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New YorkAn aggressive legal strategy pursued by U.S. women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood may have been critical in turning the tables on opponents who were seeking to prosecute it in Texas for allegedly profiting from sales of aborted fetal tissue. In a surprise move disclosed on Monday, a grand jury in Harris County not only cleared Planned Parenthood's Gulf Coast affiliate but also indicted the two anti-abortion activists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who had prompted the probe in the first place.


VIDEO: Philadelphia shooting victims crash into car, house in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:49

 Philadelphia shooting victims crash into car, house in Hunting ParkTwo parked cars and a house were heavily damaged by an out-of-control minivan after both men in the vehicle had been shot, police say - and it was all caught on camera.


East Bay water district admits mistake on 'water waster' list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:37

East Bay water district admits mistake on 'water waster' listThe East Bay Municipal Utility District is apologizing to some of its customers after there were some errors in the report of biggest water wasters.


Super Bowl City traffic congestion woes continue in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:33

Super Bowl City traffic congestion woes continue in San FranciscoThe Super Bowl has the potential to rake in record cash, but until then, major closures for Super Bowl City have meant a challenging commute for people who live and work in San Francisco.


Widow of Illinois officer accused of assisting in scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:21

Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, of Antioch,Ill., appearars at the Lake County sheriff's office after she was indicted in Waukegan, Ill., by a Lake County grand jury. The grand jury on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, indicted the 51-year-old Gliniewicz on felony counts of money laundering and disbursing charitable funds without authority for personal benefit. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the wife of a disgraced northern Illinois policeman who embezzled money from a youth program and then staged his own suicide to look like a homicide.


Safety concerns rise after second tourist attacked at Twin Peaks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 20:05

Safety concerns rise after second tourist attacked at Twin PeaksA second attack on a tourist happened Wednesday at San Francisco's Twin Peaks and it is raising concern for the thousands of tourists coming for the Super Bowl.


Viewer's Guide: Trump drama, closing arguments before Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:41

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one thing to attack Donald Trump when he's standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he's not?


Oregon occupation leader Bundy urges remaining protesters to go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:33

Inmates are seen in police jail booking photos released in Oregon and ArizonaBy Peter Henderson BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The leader of a month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Wednesday urged remaining protesters to leave the site and go home, a day after his arrest and the death of a supporter. Ammon Bundy, who was taken into custody with several members of his group at a traffic stop along Highway 395, north of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon, urged federal authorities to let his comrades leave the compound without being prosecuted. Please stand down... Please go home," Bundy said in a statement read by his attorney, Michael Arnold, following a court hearing.


Evidence found in homicide case of GP Sports employee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:31

Evidence found in homicide case of GP Sports employeeSan Jose homicide detectives found a severed ear and a pool of blood in a fire-damaged building next to GP Sports, where they believe Kyle Myrick was killed by a co-worker.


Most Americans support Obama's contested immigration plan: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:05

A man holds an envelope from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives Museum in WashingtonMost Americans say they back a plan that would allow certain illegal immigrants to stay in the country, but support for the idea slips when President Barack Obama's name is attached to the question, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll. The results underscore the polarized nature of the debate over how to overhaul immigration laws and how to address the estimated 11 million people living illegally in the country. In 2014, Obama bypassed the Republican-controlled Congress to issue an executive order to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and offer them work permits, but he was blocked by court challenges from Republican-governed states.


4 sickened by CO fumes in Bear, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 18:59

4 sickened by CO fumes in Bear, Del.An 8-year-old is among four people in Bear, Delaware being treated for exposure to carbon monoxide.


Arrest made after threat to Chester police officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 18:36

Arrest made after online threat to Chester police officersOfficials say on Wednesday, a second set of threats was posted on Instagram and Facebook making threats against Chester police officers.


Alameda Co. residents complain about neighbors with multiple horses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 18:05

Alameda Co. residents complain about neighbors with multiple horsesResidents in Fairview, near Hayward, complained some horse owners have too many on their property and took the issue to the county.


In U.S. oil capital Houston, no cheap fuel bonanza for airlines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:13

United Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New JerseyWhile airlines are in no rush to pass on fuel savings to passengers brought by the collapse in oil prices, the Houston travel market has left them little choice. Airlines serving the U.S. oil capital have resorted to steep discounts to lure newly budget-conscious energy executives back into the air, according to an analysis of ticket prices provided exclusively to Reuters. Crude's 70-percent drop in the past 19 months has made the Houston travel market a rare point of downward pressure on airline revenues.


Facebook to expand beyond its 'like' button 'pretty soon'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:50

Facebook to expand beyond its 'like' button 'pretty soon'It won't be long before Facebook's 1.6 billion users have more ways to quickly express their feelings on the world's largest social network. After four months of testing outside the U.S., Facebook CEO ...


Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leave 1 person dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:30
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants to abandon the Oregon wildlife refuge they have occupied for more than three weeks and where they are now surrounded by federal agents.