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What We Know: The president's immigration policies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:01

FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2016, file photo, members of CASA de Maryland participate in a immigration rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. By agreeing to hear a challenge to Obama’s immigration plan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2016, raised hopes that Obama may have one last chance to make good on an unfulfilled promise to millions of immigrants, many of whom feel abandoned by his administration’s recent deportation raids. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's immigration plans. A look at how that could play out over the next year:


NTSB: Ice protection not on when plane crashed into house

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — The ice protection system was not activated on a business jet that crashed into a Maryland house, killing six people, even though the air temperature was near freezing, according to a federal safety investigation released Wednesday.

Obama says Flint crisis reminder government cannot 'shortchange' services

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to continue to offer support for the local response to the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. "If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid's health could be at risk," Obama said in remarks at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit. Obama met with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Tuesday.

Stocks slide as oil tumbles, S&P lowest in almost 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Energy stocks are leading another sell-off on Wall Street as the price of oil continues to plunge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell to its lowest level in almost two years.


Football dominates the TV ratings, helping Sean Penn

NBA - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Football dominated the past week in the television ratings — and Sean Penn was among the beneficiaries. The Nielsen company said Sunday’s edition of CBS’ “60 Minutes” was seen by 20.6 million viewers, its largest audience since a postelection interview with President-elect Barack Obama in 2008. The show opened with a […]
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Football dominates the TV ratings, helping Sean Penn

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Football dominated the past week in the television ratings — and Sean Penn was among the beneficiaries. The Nielsen company said Sunday’s edition of CBS’ “60 Minutes” was seen by 20.6 million viewers, its largest audience since a postelection interview with President-elect Barack Obama in 2008. The show opened with a […]
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Football dominates the TV ratings, helping Sean Penn

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:59

NEW YORK (AP) — Football dominated the past week in the television ratings — and Sean Penn was among the beneficiaries. The Nielsen company said Sunday’s edition of CBS’ “60 Minutes” was seen by 20.6 million viewers, its largest audience since a postelection interview with President-elect Barack Obama in 2008. The show opened with a […]

Public meeting over decade-old oil in Gulf leak gets testy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:55

FILE - This March 31, 2015 file photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. Taylor Energy President William Pecue on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, told a gathering of industry experts and environmental advocates in Baton Rouge the decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday.


2nd defendant, US citizen, pleads guilty in UN bribery case

NBA - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:55

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen has become the second person to plead guilty in New York City in connection with a bribery scandal at the United Nations. Sheri Yan entered the plea in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. A Chinese businesswoman pleaded guilty in the case a week ago. The case resulted in […]
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2nd defendant, US citizen, pleads guilty in UN bribery case

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:55

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen has become the second person to plead guilty in New York City in connection with a bribery scandal at the United Nations. Sheri Yan entered the plea in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. A Chinese businesswoman pleaded guilty in the case a week ago. The case resulted in […]
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2nd defendant, US citizen, pleads guilty in UN bribery case

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:55

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen has become the second person to plead guilty in New York City in connection with a bribery scandal at the United Nations. Sheri Yan entered the plea in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. A Chinese businesswoman pleaded guilty in the case a week ago. The case resulted in […]

What We Know: Key takeaways on brewing nor'easter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:54
There goes the weekend: The South and East are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm.

Snohomish County closes on first buyout of land in Oso slide

NBA - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:54

The Snohomish County Council has agreed to buy 100 remaining parcels of land where the deadly 2014 slide struck.
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Snohomish County closes on first buyout of land in Oso slide

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:54

The Snohomish County Council has agreed to buy 100 remaining parcels of land where the deadly 2014 slide struck.
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Snohomish County closes on first buyout of land in Oso slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:54

The Snohomish County Council has agreed to buy 100 remaining parcels of land where the deadly 2014 slide struck.

Big storm with significant snowfall looms for East, South

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:53

United States Post Office employee Todd Smith delivers the mail Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Danville, Ky. Snow and drizzle began falling early Wednesday across much of Kentucky and Tennessee leading school districts and some universities to cancel classes and officials to warn motorists to drive carefully. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate-Messenger via AP) TABLOIDS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — As people in the South and East readied themselves for a nor'easter that might bring heavy snowfall by week's end, snow fell on much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.


Ex-guard at N.Y.'s Rikers Island sentenced for assaulting inmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:52
A former guard at New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail for assaulting an inmate in 2009 in an incident that blinded the man in one eye. Victor Rodman, 53, had been convicted in October at a nonjury trial in the city's Bronx borough by a state judge, Martin Marcus. Under the sentence imposed by Marcus on Wednesday, Rodman can serve his time on weekends while completing 250 hours of community service, prosecutors said.

Miller and Harris back for this AFC title game vs. Brady

NBA - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:51

DENVER (AP) — Backslaps for the backups. That’s all pass-rusher Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could provide the last time the New England Patriots played the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship. The backbone of Denver’s dominant defense is ready for the rematch Sunday. “I was happy for my teammates then, I’m happy […]
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Miller and Harris back for this AFC title game vs. Brady

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:51

DENVER (AP) — Backslaps for the backups. That’s all pass-rusher Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could provide the last time the New England Patriots played the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship. The backbone of Denver’s dominant defense is ready for the rematch Sunday. “I was happy for my teammates then, I’m happy […]
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Miller and Harris back for this AFC title game vs. Brady

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:51

DENVER (AP) — Backslaps for the backups. That’s all pass-rusher Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could provide the last time the New England Patriots played the Denver Broncos for the AFC championship. The backbone of Denver’s dominant defense is ready for the rematch Sunday. “I was happy for my teammates then, I’m happy […]