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US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday.

Police: Rowan University students scammed 7-Eleven out of $35,000

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:12

 Rowan University students scammed 7-Eleven out of $35,000Nine Rowan University students are facing charges after investigators say they scammed a 7-Eleven to the tune of $35,000.


Rights group sues for details of U.S. counter terrorism effort

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:07
A civil liberties group said on Friday it has sued the U.S. government for more information about a federal program that tries to enlist Americans in helping to identify and discourage violent extremism in their communities. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University said it filed the lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan to force the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security to release records about their "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) program. Spokespeople for Homeland Security and the Justice Department were not immediately available to comment.

Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:58

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a interview with The Associated Press, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Burlington, Iowa. Rubio isn’t backing off his position that would allow millions of people in the country illegally to stay, saying Americans are prepared to deal with a process that does not involve mass deportations. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million people in the U.S. illegally, and will instead propose solutions to accommodate those who have no criminal record.


Michigan black lawmakers want Detroit school manager fired

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:58
The Michigan legislative black caucus voted on Friday to ask Governor Rick Snyder to fire Darnell Earley, the controversial Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager who had formerly presided over the city of Flint and its lead-contaminated water system. "Conditions have only worsened under Earley's tenure, as the city of Flint worsened with his involvement," said Representative Sheldon Neeley, a Flint Democrat and the caucus' first vice chair. "He is the problem, not the solution." Detroit Public Schools is under state oversight and pressure from declining enrollment.

One of three escaped California inmates surrenders to police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:52

Escaped inmates seen in undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in CaliforniaOne of three inmates who escaped a week ago from a maximum-security jail in Southern California has been taken into custody after surrendering to law enforcement, police said on Friday. Bac Duong, 43, gave himself up to police in Santa Ana, California, shortly before noon, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens told a news conference. Carrie Braun, a sheriff's spokeswoman, said Duong apparently surrendered "because of the pressure that was being put on him by the general community" during an exhaustive, week-long manhunt.


Pennridge School District bus driver facing sexual assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:49

Pennridge School District bus driver facing sexual assault chargesA bus driver for the Pennridge School District is facing sexual assault charges in Bucks County.


Attorney: Reviewing if race played role in stun gun arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:47
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area city councilman who was stunned with a Taser in October during a videotaped confrontation with police said Friday he's happy the officer who wrongly arrested him has been indicted, but his legal team said it is investigating whether race was a factor.

Police ID victim and person of interest in New Castle homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:26

Police ID victim and person of interest in New Castle homicideA Delaware community is on high alert after a man was found dead inside a New Castle home.


Man arrested in player's death says he fired into crowd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:23
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man arrested after a Knoxville high school football player was killed shielding friends from gunfire told police he fired into the group of teenagers with a .40-caliber Glock handgun.

5 students in custody after shot fired in Ben Franklin High School

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:23

5 students in custody after shot fired in Ben Franklin High SchoolFive students are in custody after a shot was fired in Philadelphia's Ben Franklin High School on Friday.


U.S. healthcare professionals prepare for Zika virus, but say don't panic

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:22

U.S. healthcare professionals prepare for Zika virus, but say don't panicHealth officials in Pennsylvania say they've tested six to eight people for the Zika virus, all of whom had recently traveled to affected areas.


Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:19

Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton communityIt's been nearly a week since the Blizzard of 2016 struck, and the cleanup effort is leaving people in one Trenton neighborhood very upset.


Massive snow pile causing headaches Trenton community

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:17

Massive snow pile causing headaches for Trenton communityIt's been nearly a week since the Blizzard of 2016 struck, and the cleanup effort is leaving people in one Trenton neighborhood very upset.


New York area ports shut down after dock workers walk out

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:16

A cargo ship is pictured in port during a stoppage at New Jersey portsNew York and New Jersey's cargo terminals shut down on Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the United States' busiest port networks. "To run a picket you need a permit and there wasn't one issued by the Port Authority," said a Port Authority official who requested anonymity.


Oregon occupation organizer Ammon Bundy, brother denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:09
Portland, Ore. (Reuters) - Ammon Bundy, organizer of the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge, will remain in custody pending his trial on felony conspiracy charges, a U.S. District Court judge ruled on Friday.

UnitedHealth Medicare plan must cover U.S. sex reassignment surgery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:05
Charlene Lauderdale, a U.S. Air Force veteran, first sought surgery through her UnitedHealthcare/AARP Medicare Complete insurance plan in November 2014. The federally funded plan, operated by a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc, denied the request. An administrative law judge with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ruled last April that the plan must cover the surgery, and the agency's Medicare Appeals Council upheld that decision this month.

Raccoon that attacked 6-year-old NJ boy had rabies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:00

Raccoon that attacked 6-year-old NJ boy had rabiesAuthorities on Friday confirmed a case of rabies in a raccoon that attacked a 6-year-old boy.


Florida sheriff's deputy charged with attempted manslaughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:56
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been charged with attempted manslaughter.

NJ towns ask for state help over turkey troubles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 06:54

NJ towns ask for state help over turkey troublesWhen you say Wild Turkey, some folks think about bourbon whiskey.