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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.

Chinese man pleads guilty for plot to steal U.S. corn secrets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:25
A Chinese man charged with conspiracy to steal high-tech U.S. corn seeds pleaded guilty in federal court in Iowa on Wednesday for participating in the theft of the patented seeds with the intention of transporting them to China, court documents show. Federal authorities began investigating Mo Hailong, 46, for conspiring to steal corn seeds from DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto after DuPont security staff noticed his suspicious activity. Mo was employed as director of the international business of the Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co, Ltd,, a part of Da Bei Nong Group that runs businesses covering seeds, animal feed and livestock.

Ferguson police agree to overhaul policies, training

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:20

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, file photo, police and Missouri National Guardsmen face protesters gathered in front of the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Mo. The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, city officials announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The recommended overhaul to the Ferguson Police Department and the city’s municipal court system follows seven months of negotiations and likely averts a civil rights lawsuit that federal officials can bring against departments that resist changing their policing practices. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Ferguson Police Department has agreed to overhaul its policies, training and practices as part of a sweeping deal with the Justice Department following the 2014 fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


The Latest: 3 more arrested at refuge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 14:25

Police officers block the turnout to Sodhouse Lane, which is the main road leading to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Authorities were restricting access on Wednesday to the Oregon refuge being occupied by an armed group after one of the occupiers was killed during a traffic stop and eight more, including the group's leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


Several Arrests Made in Connection With Prison Escape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 14:00
Up to five people were arrested in connection with the California prison escape.

Cruz looks to shore up support among Iowa evangelicals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 13:58

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, poses for photos with a group of children at a campaign event at Bridge View Center Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, the evangelical vote can make or break a campaign — which is why both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are battling over support from the most conservative voters, as the race heats up ahead of the state's leadoff caucus.


Debate feud injects fresh chaos into GOP primary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 13:56

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives on stage before speaking during a campaign stop on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Gilbert, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An explosive feud between Donald Trump and Fox News Channel is overshadowing the final sprint to Iowa's presidential caucuses, injecting a new sense of chaos into the 2016 Republican contest.


No new grand jury for two indicted in Planned Parenthood videos: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 13:31

People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New YorkTwo people indicted by a Texas grand jury for presenting fake driver's licenses as part of a plan to secretly video tape Planned Parenthood will not have their cases presented again to a new grand jury, the prosecutor in the case said on Wednesday. In a twist for the Texas Republican leaders who ordered an investigation and accused the women's health group of illegally trading in aborted fetal tissue, a grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood and indicted video makers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on Monday for tampering with a governmental record. "The inconvenient truth of a criminal investigation is that it doesn't always lead where you want to go," Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a video message.


Samsung warns of tough 2016 after 4Q profit sinks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 13:05

A man walks by Samsung Electronics's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffer amid weakening global demand for consumer electronics. (Lim Hun-jung/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffered from weakening global demand for consumer electronics.


West Philadelphia man & friends take 50k bottles of water to Flint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:57

West Philadelphia man & friends take 50k bottles of water to FlintA West Philadelphia man and his friends have taken their own action to make an impact on the Flint water crisis.


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:47

Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go homeA 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.


2 shootings in Chester, 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:41

2 shootings in Chester, 1 deadPolice in Chester, Delaware County are investigating two shootings, one deadly.


SUV gets stuck in Pennsauken sinkhole

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:38

SUV gets stuck in Pennsauken sinkholeAn SUV got stuck in a sinkhole in Pennsauken, Camden County.


Analysis of racial polling shows whites more aware of racism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:20

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, President-elect Barack Obama and his family wave to supporters as they arrive for his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago. More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling. W.K. Kellogg Foundation analysis, obtained by The Associated Press, notes that since President Barack Obama's election in 2008, polls have shown an overall decrease in the number of people who believe race relations are "very or fairly good."(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling.


Clinton presses for debate before New Hampshire primary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:15

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign event at Music Man Square, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton pressed the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday to add a presidential debate before next month's New Hampshire primary, seeking another high-profile exchange with rival Bernie Sanders as she trails him in the first primary state.


Lawyer: 'Runaway grand jury' indicted abortion foes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:13

This photo provided by The Center for Medical Progress shows anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, who produced a series of undercover videos that seek to implicate Planned Parenthood in illegalities related to the handling of fetal tissue. On Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, a grand jury indicted Daleiden and one of his colleagues, Sandra Merritt, on a felony charge for using fake driver's licenses to gain access to a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas. (The Center for Medical Progress via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists facing charges after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood did use fake driver's licenses to get into a Texas clinic, their attorneys acknowledged Wednesday, but their actions weren't meant to defraud or harm the abortion provider.


Asian stocks edge higher after cautious Fed outlook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:47

Specialist Paul Cosentino, foreground, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Stocks are opening broadly lower as energy companies take another tumble and after Apple predicted its first sales decline in 13 years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets edged higher Thursday after the Fed sounded a note of caution on the world economy and its effect on U.S. growth but left the door open for continued rate hikes.