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Iowa kicks off 2016 U.S. presidential race with caucus tradition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:06

People dismantle the signage on stage after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders' campaign rally in Dubuque, IowaThe long and sometimes arcane ritual of electing the next U.S. president begins on Monday in more than 1,100 schools, churches and libraries across Iowa, a state that wields political influence far greater than its small size. After more than a year of up-close and personal evaluation of the candidates, Iowans will gather with their neighbors on what promises to be a cold wintry night to kick off the state-by-state process of picking the Republican and Democratic nominees for the Nov. 8 presidential election. The starring opening-night role of the largely rural Midwestern state in the presidential drama, now four decades old, is a source of pride for Iowa voters, who spend months evaluating the candidates, looking them in the eye and asking questions.


State Department declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 17:06

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification. The revelation came three days before Clinton competes in the Iowa presidential caucuses.


David Bowie wanted ashes scattered in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:46

FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. Bowie wanted his ashes to be scattered in Bali, "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals" and left most of his estate to his widow, the supermodel Iman and his two children, according to his will filed Friday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)NEW YORK (AP) — Rock legend David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals," and he left most of his estate to his two children and his widow, the supermodel Iman, according to his will filed Friday in Manhattan.


America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:37

In this Jan. 21, 2016, photo, political buttons are for sale at a gift shop in Des Moines, Iowa. For some Americans, the promise of political change and disruption has come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve of the first voting contest in the 2016 presidential election, these voters are pushing for bolder, more uncompromising action, with an intensity that has shaken both the Republican and Democratic establishment. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave.


Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:18

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2013 file photo, U.S. troops gather in to Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan. Conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, 15 years into a war that few Americans talk about any more. That’s preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:05

Girls read the Quran, Islam's holy book, at a local madrassa (seminary) in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:00
"The documents are being upgraded at the request of the intelligence community because they contain a category of top secret information." — State Department spokesman John Kirby after the Obama administration confirmed that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.

Chargers to stay in San Diego for 2016 season

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 14:46

Chargers to stay in San Diego for 2016 seasonDean Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers, said the team will stay in the city for at least the 2016 season, but they have the option to move to Inglewood in the next year.


ABC7 gets exclusive tour in White House room closed to the public

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 14:46

ABC7 gets exclusive tour in White House room closed to the publicBeing invited to the White House is a great honor, but ABC7's David Ono was given the rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the historical rooms off limits to the public.


Feds: Ohio clergy student arrested for seeking sex with baby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 13:39
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio seminary student has been arrested in California on suspicion of intending to travel to Mexico to have sex with a toddler or baby.

Suspension lifted for Runnemede crossing guard after snowy crosswalk incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 13:31

Suspension lifted for Runnemede crossing guard after snowy crosswalk incidentThe Runnemede school crossing guard who got in trouble for sticking her neck out about the snow conditions will have a chance to clear her punishment.


Man in grave condition after being struck by school bus in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 13:26

Man in grave condition after being struck by school bus in Camden CountyA 50-year-old man is in grave condition after an auto pedestrian accident in Camden County.


Fire crews battle 2-alarm blaze at Trenton home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 13:17

Fire crews battle 2-alarm blaze at Trenton homeFire crews battled dipping temperatures and heavy flames at a home in Trenton, New Jersey.


2 suspects sought after man gunned down in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:57

2 suspects sought after man gunned down in Juniata ParkPolice say two men are wanted in connection with the robbery and shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia Wednesday evening.


Little black car star of Auto Show charity event

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:53

Little black car star of Auto Show charity eventThe car of the night was the Fiat Pope Francis Rode in during his visit to Philadelphia.


US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:40

US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.


Newsstand owner in Times Square says teens stealing candy, beating him

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:28

Newsstand owner in Times Square says teens stealing candy, beating himThere's a newsstand in the heart of New York City where the owner says some young thugs are ripping him off, stealing, and even hitting him.


10-year-old Kinnelon girl and classmates targeted by online predator

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:26

10-year-old Kinnelon girl and classmates targeted by online predatorThe stranger, posing as a 13-year-old boy from Ohio, sent several direct messages and elicit photos on Instagram to a 10-year-old girl.


Husband arrested in murder of wife in North Arlington apartment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:19

Husband arrested in murder of wife in North Arlington apartmentWhen officers arrived at apartment 28K, investigators say they found 45-year-old Eric Pleger in the same room with the lifeless body of his wife, 47-year-old Luisa, who had apparently been dead since Thursday.


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Attempted luring of 10-year-old girl in Jackson Heights; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:12

 Attempted luring of 10-year-old girl in Jackson Heights; suspect in custodyIt happened on Friday around 7:40 a.m. on 81 Street in Jackson Heights. Police say a 10-year-old girl was walking when she spotted a man on the other side of the street and he motioned for her to come to him.