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AccuWeather: Wind Chill Advisory

Yahoo! National News - 37 min 5 sec ago

 Wind Chill AdvisoryDangerously cold air has arrived to the region and then we're looking at snow on the horizon.


Woman's throat slashed in Frankford bar fight

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 5 sec ago

Woman's throat slashed in Frankford bar fightPolice say someone slashed a woman's throat during a bar fight in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Man shot and killed outside West Philadelphia bar

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 5 sec ago

Man shot and killed outside West Philadelphia barPolice are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man outside a West Philadelphia bar.


ANALYSIS: As Presidential Race Gets Bigger, Donald Trump Goes Smaller

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 18 min ago
The death of Justice Scalia raised the stakes of a presidential campaign.

Asian-American judges among Obama's options as he seeks to replace Scalia

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 31 min ago
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. Within a few hours, Obama said he intends to make a nomination, despite Republicans stressing they opposed any appointment being made until after November's presidential election. The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate would have to approve the nomination.

Reaction to death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 48 min ago

Reaction to death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin ScaliaInfluential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79.


Longtime Philadelphia journalist Acel Moore dies

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 2 min ago

Longtime Philadelphia journalist Acel Moore diesA former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists has died.


Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 27 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million.

State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton Emails

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 49 min ago
More than 44,000 pages have now been released

Teeth-chattering temps move in to northeastern US

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 12 min ago

People shield themselve from the wind as a woman leaves after the Christian Siriano Fall 2016 show during Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in New York. Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter, a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup.


2 injured, 4 apartments destroyed in Bucks County blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:39

2 injured, 4 apartments destroyed in Bucks County blazeTwo residents were injured and four apartments were destroyed after a fire erupted inside apartments in Middletown, Pennsylvania.


Suspect arrested in deadly stabbing of woman, 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:34

FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, New York City police enter a hotel, while searching for a man suspected of suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel in the Staten Island borough of New York. Police on Saturday, Feb. 13 arrested fugitive Michael Sykes, suspected of the stabbings, in Queens, ending a four-day manhunt. Sykes was brought back to a police precinct on Staten Island, where he was arrested on three counts of murder, attempted murder and robbery charges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested a fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel used as homeless housing, ending a four-day manhunt.


1 hospitalized after 2 vehicles collide in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:26

1 hospitalized after 2 vehicles collide in Fairmount ParkOne person is hospitalized after an accident in Fairmount Park.


Clinton, Sanders Blast Republicans for Threatening to Block Scalia Replacement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:24
SCOTUS vacancy becomes talking point on Democratic presidential race, too.

Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in murder of Branden Agnew

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:23

 $20,000 reward offered in murder of Branden AgnewCity of Philadelphia is offering up to $20,000 for anyone that comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.


Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:19

 Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefulsRepublican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.


Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after I-78 pileup

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:11

 3 killed, scores to hospitals after I-78 pileupA bus carrying the Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team was one of the vehicles involved in the crash.


Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:05

Pope Francis, seen on the other side of the framed glass that usually holds the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, holds a flower bouquet as he prays to her inside a private room at the Basilica built in her honor, during Mass in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The image in the frame was removed and placed inside the private room. The pontiff's five-day visit included a prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine, the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world and one that is particularly important to the first Latin American pope. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.


Ursinus College health report released

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:03

Ursinus College health report releasedAction News received new information in connection with the nearly 200 people who were sickened at Ursinus College.


Obama statement on death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:00
Following is the full text of remarks from President Barack Obama on Saturday on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. For almost 30 years, Justice Antonin 'Nino' Scalia was a larger-than-life presence on the bench - a brilliant legal mind with an energetic style, incisive wit, and colorful opinions.   He influenced a generation of judges, lawyers, and students, and profoundly shaped the legal landscape. He will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court.