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UN: Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia said the Cabinet agreed Thursday on a model for elections later this year, calling the long-awaited decision "an important milestone" for the impoverished Horn of Africa nation grappling with Islamic extremist insurgents.

AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:47

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, answers a question as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center, listens and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, looks on during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.


West report OK'd, stricter ammonium nitrate standards urged

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:37
WACO, Texas (AP) — Federal regulators approved a report Thursday that found inadequate emergency response coordination and training and careless storage of potentially explosive materials contributed to a catastrophic 2013 blast at a Texas fertilizer plant.

In Iowa push, Sanders expands criticism of Clinton's record

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:34

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane Sanders wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at the Burlington Memorial Center, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street and history of evolving on issues, seeking an upset victory in Monday's first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.


GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:28

GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absenceAbsent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate - a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.


Noble Square teacher accused of fondling, sending Snapchats to students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:24

Noble Square teacher accused of fondling, sending Snapchats to studentsA former instructor from Noble Street College Prep on the city's near Northwest Side is accused of fondling and sending sexually explicit Snapchats to students, police said.


Jim McMahon says medical marijuana helped him kick pain pill habit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:23

Jim McMahon says medical marijuana helped him kick pain pill habitBears legend Jim McMahon says medical marijuana got him off a heavy prescription pill habit.


Little Golden State Warriors fans fall in love with Riley Curry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:09

Little Golden State Warriors fans fall in love with Riley CurryValentine's Day is still less than three weeks away, but a few young Golden State Warriors fans already have their eyes set on the very adorable Riley Curry.


At least 145 sickened from apparent gas leak at Texas school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:59
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say at least 145 students and staff members at a Southeast Texas middle school received hospital treatment after an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday.

Inquiry finds sales of concert tickets are a 'fixed game'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:38

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 file photo, New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman speaks during a Law Day event at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman says investigators found abuses in sales of concert and sports tickets that prevent consumers from buying affordable tickets or sometimes even getting them at all, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York's attorney general says that's probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or otherwise unavailable to the general public.


14 St. Ignatius students suspended for attending racist-themed party

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:28

14 St. Ignatius students suspended for attending racist-themed partySan Francisco's St. Ignatius College Preparatory has suspended 14 students after learning they took part in a party with a racist theme last Saturday night.


FBI agent says four protesters remain at Oregon refuge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:27
BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The occupation by militia activists of a U.S. federal wildlife refuge in Oregon continued through Thursday, with four protesters still remaining holed up at the compound after the arrest of three others who left through law enforcement checkpoints, the FBI said.

Taxpayers may have to pay for demolition of cliffside buildings in Pacifica

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:22

Taxpayers may have to pay for demolition of cliffside buildings in PacificaThe Pacifica buildings ravaged by cliff erosion need to come down. That's according to San Mateo County Officials. The buildings' owner is ultimately responsible but taxpayers will likely foot the bill.


Teen critical after crashing dirt bike in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:17

Teen critical after crashing dirt bike in Strawberry MansionA teenager is in critical condition after crashing a dirt bike into a car in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Warriors celebrate San Francisco arena name despite obstacles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:14

Warriors celebrate San Francisco arena name despite obstaclesDespite litigation aimed at preventing their move and the fact that it's not set to open until 2019, the Golden State Warriors are celebrating the new name for their proposed arena in San Francisco.


Deported 'affluenza' teen booked into Texas detention center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:03

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 teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was booked into a Texas juvenile detention center following his deportation from Mexico on Thursday, more than a month after he and his mother fled the U.S. as prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.


2-year-old hit, killed by father's truck in Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:55

2-year-old hit, killed by father's truck in RichmondRichmond police are reporting a 2-year-old girl was struck and killed by her parent's truck in Richmond this afternoon.


Orange County jail teacher arrested for helping 3 escape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:50

This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Nooshafarin Ravaghi. Ravaghi, 44, who taught English classes at Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif., was was arrested Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, on suspicion of helping three inmates escape the lockup. She was arrested nearly a week after the men — one an alleged killer — cut their way out of the jail and rappelled down an outside wall last Friday. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who taught English classes at a Southern California jail was arrested Thursday on suspicion of helping three inmates — including an alleged killer — escape the lockup, and the men are believed to be riding around in a stolen van.


FBI officials train to provide security for Super Bowl 50

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:30

FBI officials train to provide security for Super Bowl 50With a million people expected in the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50 events, behind-the-scenes resources are preparing to respond to anything ranging from an active shooter situation to a suspicious package.


Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:25

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Cherry HillCamden County authorities are investigating an accident that seriously injured a pedestrian in Cherry Hill.