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North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:21
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of North Carolina asked federal judges to delay an order requiring two congressional districts to be redrawn, saying absentee voting is already under way for the March 15 primary.

FBI agent says evidence manipulated in Baltimore 'Serial' hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:21

Convicted murderer Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, MarylandBy Donna Owens BALTIMORE (Reuters) - An FBI agent on Monday accused lawyers for a convicted murderer of manipulating cell phone records in their bid to win a retrial for the Maryland slaying made famous by the podcast "Serial." Adnan Syed, 35, is serving a life sentence for the 1999 strangulation of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Syed's lawyers are seeking a new trial based on new evidence amid questions about the fairness of the case that were raised by the podcast in late 2014. During the fourth day of a hearing in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald said defense lawyers had shown him "manipulated evidence" of cell phone records when he was on the stand last week.


The Latest: Weather forecast called for storm-force winds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:16

This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to the deck of Royal Caribbean's ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The ship is turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. (Flavio Cadegiani via AP)MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):


Chipotle shuts U.S. stores for food safety meeting, rivals pounce

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:15

A sign is seen posted on the door of a Chipotle Mexican Grill in New YorkChipotle Mexican Grill closed all of its U.S. restaurants during prime lunchtime hours on Monday to hold staff meetings on food safety guidelines, sparking offers from rivals eager to poach customers of the burrito chain as it recovers from several food-borne outbreaks. More than 50,000 Chipotle employees crowded into rented movie theaters and other locations to hear live video feeds of co-Chief Executives Steve Ells and Montgomery Moran laying out their program to improve restaurant safety. Chipotle's shares have lost nearly a third of their value and sales have plunged about 30 percent since November, when first reports of E. Coli sickness linked to the chain emerged.


Professor gets more than 6 years in prison for child porn

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:12
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in federal prison for his massive child pornography collection that topped a half million images, a federal judge said on Monday.

Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic to reopen next week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:11
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Planned Parenthood clinic where three people were killed in November will reopen next week even though repairs aren't finished yet.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:02
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Monday following a steep sell-off in materials, financials and technology stocks. The market pared its losses by the end of the day but still ended down for the second day in a row. The Nasdaq composite index closed almost 20 percent below its record high last year.

DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:57

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether Ferguson can afford it. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone, according to new estimates that further raise questions about whether the community can afford it.


Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:55

In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Austin Wing, left, and Abdi Shariff check out pictures on Shariff's phone at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine. The two students were players on the state championship-winning soccer team. In Lewiston, white residents now see the black newcomers want the same things they do _ a safe place to raise a family, good schools, freedom and jobs, said Abdi Said, a refugee who was originally put in San Jose, California, before he moved to Lewiston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.


Despite defeat, NYC mayor vows to revive horse carriage deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:48
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is insisting that he will try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses.

Man on trial for chain-reaction crash that left officer dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:47
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges in the death of a police officer, despite the fact that another driver was actually the one who struck and killed the highway patrolman.

Former Phillies outfielder Delmon Young charged with attacking attendant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:47

Former Phillies outfielder Delmon Young charged with attacking attendantMajor League Baseball player and former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was arrested after authorities say he choked and threatened a parking attendant at a Miami hotel.


Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:42

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, two people walk past one of the entrances to the Chesapeake Energy Corporation campus in Oklahoma City. Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The announcement came as Chesapeake’s stock plummeted following a news report that the company hired a law firm. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The announcement came after a news report that said it hired a law firm spooked investors and sent its stock plummeting.


Parents of Flint, Michigan, toddler sue over lead in water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:34

The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, MichiganThe parents of a 2-year-old Flint, Michigan, girl sued the city and state on Monday over high levels of lead in the child's blood, accusing officials of callous and deliberate indifference over contaminated water. The lawsuit by Flint residents Luke Waid and Michelle Rodriguez said government officials and workers had violated their constitutional rights to due process in the course of switching the source of the city's water to the Flint River from Lake Huron in April 2014.


Police in Texas fatally shoot naked man they say charged at officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:33
A police officer in Texas fatally shot a naked man on Monday who charged at officers and had been reported acting aggressively toward people in a neighborhood of Austin, police said. The race of the officer was not given but the killing comes as protesters in San Antonio are questioning if race was at play in the fatal shooting by police in the city to the southwest of Austin last week of an unarmed black man. Officers arrived on the scene and confronted the man, a police official said.

Philadelphia prepares for snow; no trash pickup Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:33

Philadelphia prepares for snow; no trash pickup TuesdayPhiladelphia crews are preparing for more snow in the forecast.


Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:29

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2012, file photo, ballot inspector Connie Bell, right, holds open a curtain on a voting booth during voting in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary at Memorial High School in Manchester, N.H. It’s been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.


National Security Agency merging offensive, defensive hacking operations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:29

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency on Monday outlined a reorganization that will consolidate its spying and domestic cyber-security operations, despite recommendations by a presidential panel that the agency focus solely on espionage. The NSA said the reorganization, known as “NSA21,” or NSA in the 21st century, will take two years to complete, well into the first term of whoever is elected president in November. A review board appointed by President Barack Obama recommended in December 2013 that the NSA concentrate solely on foreign intelligence gathering.


White House Asks Congress for $1.8B to Fight Zika Virus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:16
Obama said Americans should take the virus seriously but not panic.

Investigators identify Syria site of possible sarin attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has identified the Damascus suburb of Daraya as the site of a possible sarin gas attack last year, citing blood samples provided by the Syrian government.