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1 dead in crash in Cinnaminson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 03:04

1 dead in crash in CinnaminsonA man has died after a crash on Route 130 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey late Friday night.


Panda cub Bao Bao approaches milestone of living separately

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 02:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant panda cub Bao Bao (bow-bow) is nearing a major milestone at the National Zoo and will soon begin living separately from her mother.

NYC, Orthodox Jews in talks over ritual after herpes cases

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 02:36

In this Feb. 11, 2015 photo, Abraham Romi Cohn is handed a scalpel during the bris, or ritual circumcision, of Yosef Sananas in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is negotiating a medical protocol that would allow for religious freedom as it navigates health officials' concern over the practice of oral suction during ultra-Orthodox circumcision ceremonies, in which a rabbi sucks blood from a wound on the penis. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue.


Gov: Ex-Mexican Mafia chief lacks insight about role

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 02:15

This image provided by the California Department of Corrections shows a photo of Rene "Boxer" Enriquez. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday Feb. 20, 2015 he has blocked parole for the former leader of the notorious Mexican Mafia prison gang who has turned on his former comrades and now aids law enforcement. Enriquez has been in prison since 1993 serving a sentence of 20 years-to life in prison for two murders, multiple assaults and conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances. (AP Photo/California Department of Correction)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Mexican Mafia leader Rene "Boxer" Enriquez has helped law enforcement for years, hasn't been disciplined in a decade and had support for his parole request from federal and state agencies and the corrections system itself.


Seeing red: Traffic cameras hot topic in Chicago mayoral race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 01:53

Cars approach an intersection where a red light camera is placed in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - It is one of the most dreaded pieces of mail in Chicago - the $100 ticket that comes after being caught by one of the city's red light or speed cameras. Chicago is hardly the only U.S. city to install such cameras. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who supports the nation's largest automated camera system, is polling slightly under the 50 percent plus one vote he needs to avoid a run-off against the second-highest vote-getter. Chicago has red-light cameras at 174 intersections and 144 speed cameras near schools and parks around the city.


2 kids, ages 1 and 6, dead in New Jersey house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 01:40
ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Two young siblings ages 1 and 6 were killed in an overnight house fire in New Jersey, officials said Saturday.

AccuWeather: Snow Developing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 01:40

 Snow DevelopingMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a winter storm will bring snow, ice and rain to the area.


Dozens affected by water main break in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 01:20

Main break in Port Richmond leaves 100 homes without waterOfficials say twenty-seven people have been affected by an 8-inch water main break in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section Saturday morning.


Affidavit: Man admits leaving mall with missing Md. sisters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 01:17

This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows the original missing person/suspicious circumstances bulletin for the 1975 disappearance of two young sisters in Maryland, Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon, who never returned home from a shopping mall. Police affidavits say a sex offender told investigators he left a Maryland shopping mall with two young sisters who disappeared in 1975, and that he later saw his uncle sexually assaulting one of the girls. Authorities have been searching for the remains of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and 10-year-old Katharine Lyon on a remote mountain in Bedford County, Virginia, some 200 miles from their Montgomery County, Maryland, home, since September. A Bedford grand jury also is investigating. The Washington Post reports that Montgomery County police declined to say how credible they find 58-year-old Lloyd Welch's recent statements. Police have named Welch and his uncle, 69-year-old Richard Welch, "persons of interest" in the case, but neither has been charged. (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A sex offender told investigators he left a Maryland shopping mall with two young sisters who disappeared in 1975 and later saw his uncle sexually assaulting one of the girls, according to newly unsealed police affidavits.


VIDEO: Alicia Vitarelli sits down with Jimmy Kimmel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:56

 Alicia Vitarelli sits down with Jimmy KimmelAlicia Vitarelli is spending Oscar weekend in Hollywood and she talked to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel about his after the Oscars special.


Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:34

Paula Olson prepares a goat for milking, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, on her farm near Madrid, Iowa. Demand for goat milk, cheese and other products has steadily increased in recent years, and goat farmers and dairy producers across the country are grappling with meeting this demand while continuing to develop their products. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters.


Flames rip through apartment roof in Lindenwold, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:27

Flames rip through apartment roof in Lindenwold, N.J.Flames damaged several apartments at a complex in Lindenwold, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Two children dead in New Jersey house fire: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:10
(Reuters) - A house fire in New Jersey left two children aged one and six dead, local media reported, citing authorities. The blaze broke out on Friday evening at a residence in Orange, outside of Newark, NJ Advance Media reported, citing the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The children's mother escaped the fire and was "distraught," NJ Advance Media quoted the prosecutor's office as saying in a statement. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Office, along with the Orange Fire Department, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Special prosecutors to handle new trial in 4 Ohio slayings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 22:53
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Special prosecutors from the Cleveland area will handle a new trial for a man convicted of gunning down four people at an Akron townhome.

Malcolm X's legacy survives 50 years after his assassination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 22:41

File photo of Attallah Shabazz and Malaak Shabazz, two of the six daughters of the late Malcolm XThe uncompromising message of Malcolm X, who had virtually embodied the black power movement in its early years, carries particular resonance today, they say, a half-century after his shooting death in New York on Feb. 21, 1965. His ideas are at the core of a national debate over the treatment of African-Americans and other minorities by the U.S. criminal justice system that heated up after last summer's killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. Those two galvanizing cases echo an incident in April 1957, when a black man named Johnson Hinton was beaten by police in New York's Harlem neighborhood and a young Malcolm X famously came to his defense. Malcolm X, born as Malcolm Little and also known as Malcolm Shabazz, was a powerful orator who rose to prominence as the national spokesman of the Nation of Islam, an African-American Muslim group that opposed integration with whites.


Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 22:21
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation's roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments.

Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 21:39

 Testimony from 162 witnesses, a nine-month bench trial and thousands of findings by the judge that defendants engaged in what the nation’s largest public health organizations have called a massive campaign of fraud. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.


Weather-battered schools turn to virtual days for students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 21:06

Ice floes are viewed along the Hudson River in New YorkBy Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of U.S. students stayed home this week due to snow and freezing temperatures, but some kids were not able to spend the day sledding or watching TV.     School districts from Oklahoma to Kentucky to Massachusetts kept students busy in virtual classrooms by assigning work online that was monitored by their teachers. Younger students or those without computers were not left out. Many of those students received paper materials on the day before bad weather was forecast.     The school districts are trying virtual classes because of the concern that too many bad-weather days mean losing instruction time, lengthening school days or extending the school year deep into the summer, school officials said. "Having these online learning days helps to avoid those gaps," said Dee Dee Nauert, who teaches fifth and sixth graders at Notre Dame Academy in Louisville.


2 injured in head-on crash in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 20:53

2 injured in head-on crash in North PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured and hospitalized after a two vehicle head-on crash in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary U.S. public

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 19:05

U.S. President Obama speaks at the General Session of the 2015 Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday began a broad sales pitch to the U.S. public about the merits of free trade deals, an area in which he faces stiff resistance from many in his own Democratic party. Obama has said he wants to work with Congressional Republicans to finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, an agreement that would stretch from Japan to Chile, covering 40 percent of the world economy. "I’m the first to admit that past trade deals haven’t always lived up to the hype," Obama said in his weekly address. "But that doesn’t mean we should close ourselves off from new opportunities." The first step in working with other nations to finalize the TPP deal is to pass "fast track" legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress.