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10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:19

Ukrainian government soldiers rest by armored vehicle on the road between the towns of Dabeltseve and Artemivsk, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. International attention will be focused in the coming days on the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, where Ukrainian government forces have for weeks been fending off severe onslaughts from pro-Russian separatists. A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

Latest storm blows out of New England; frigid cold follows

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 09:48

Allen Millette adds to the growing pile of snow in his yard in New Bedford, Mass., Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The National Weather Service is reporting snowfall over a foot across eastern Massachusetts, with pockets near 2 feet. (AP Photo/Standard Times, David W. Oliveira)BOSTON (AP) — Another weekend, another major snowstorm: The latest system to sweep the Northeast brought another foot to Boston — on top of 6 feet that has fallen over the last month — and tested New Englanders who say the winter is beginning to feel like one without end.

Woman stung by scorpion on flight from LA to Portland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 09:43
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off.

Woman found dead in the snow in Lakewood, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 09:11

Woman found dead in the snow in Lakewood, NJAuthorities say foul play is not suspected in the death of a woman found outside her neighbor's home in a southern New Jersey townhome development.

UN Security Council OKs resolution against Yemen rebels

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:57

Supporters of Houthi Shiites shout slogans while marching on a street as they celebrate the fourth anniversary of the uprising in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The United States, Britain and France moved to close their embassies in Yemen on Wednesday, increasing the isolation of Shiite rebels who have seized power. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council on Sunday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shiite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government in a crisis that has pushed the Arab world's poorest country near collapse.

Experts say Oregon probe focusing on financial crimes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:54
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Legal experts say a subpoena used in a federal grand jury investigation into Oregon's fallen governor and his fiancée indicates that authorities are investigating possible violations of public corruption laws and financial crimes including wire or mail fraud, bribery and tax evasion. The subpoena was sent to the state's administrative agency on the same day Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation.

Denver police upset after memorial vandalized during protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:46
DENVER (AP) — Denver Police Chief Robert White on Sunday defended his policy ordering police not to interfere with protesters, saying he found it "disgusting" that they vandalized a memorial for fallen police officers while officers had to stand by and watch, but he said their restraint was necessary to protect the community.

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:44

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banksA report from a cybersecurity firm says an international hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the globe in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known

Video purports to show ISIS beheading Christian hostages

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:35

Video purports to show ISIS beheading Christian hostagesA video released by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group purports to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages.

Car crashes in snowy conditions in Langhorne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:15

Car crashes in snowy conditions in Langhorne, Pa.Drifting snow is being blamed for a one-vehicle crash in Langhorne that injured one person.

Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:58
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's judicial building office overlooks Montgomery's Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended the 1965 march for voting rights.

Draft U.S. rules on commercial drones keep some limits on use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:50

A man looks over a 360Heros drone at the Intel booth during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las VegasBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation regulator proposed rules on Sunday for commercial drone flights that would lift some restrictions but would still bar activities such as the delivery of packages and inspection of pipelines that have been eyed by companies as a potentially breakthrough use of the technology. The long-awaited draft rules from the Federal Aviation Administration would require unmanned aircraft pilots to obtain special pilot certificates, stay away from bystanders and fly only during the day. The rules also say pilots must remain in the line of sight of its radio-control drone, which could limit inspection of pipelines, crops, and electrical towers that are one of the major uses envisioned by companies. "This rule does not deal with beyond line of sight, but does allow for the use of a visual observer to augment line of sight by the operator of the unmanned aircraft," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a conference call with reporters on Sunday.

Teens killed in Exton crash ID'd, driver charged

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:35

Teens killed in Exton crash ID'd, driver chargedAction News has learned the identities of the teen siblings killed when a pickup truck crashed into their minivan in Exton - and authorities say the driver of the truck is now facing charges.

New Jersey woman found frozen to death near her home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:35
(Reuters) - A New Jersey woman was found frozen to death in the snow near her home on Sunday morning, authorities said. Olivia Benito, 66, had stopped by a neighbor's house for drinks after they left a benefit event at an Elks Club in Lakewood, New Jersey, Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor's office, said in a news release. The neighbor told police that Benito had some alcoholic beverages during the course of the evening, Della Fave said. The neighbor said she discovered Benito face down in snow when she went out to clear her car of snow at about 7 a.m. on Sunday, Della Fave said.

Official: Canada to introduce legislation to end rail strike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:30
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Conservative government will introduce legislation to end a strike at Canadian Pacific Railway by more than 3,000 Teamsters members.

Best-picture nod for 'Selma' caps big year for black women

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:17

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, actors from left, Tom Wilkinson, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, and director Ava DuVernay pose for photographers at the European premiere of "Selma," at a central London cinema. Black female filmmakers are one of Hollywood’s greatest rarities. DuVernay defies incredible odds with the film’s Oscar bid for best picture. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three black women released movies in 2014, more than ever before in a single year. And one of them is a contender for the motion picture academy's top prize.

Police chased tractor-trailer 34 miles, dodged thrown fridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:02
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police — including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator — as he led them on a 34-mile chase in western Pennsylvania, authorities said Sunday.

ISIS Video Purports to Show Execution of Christian Men in Libya

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:46
Security experts concerned about expansion of ISIS into Libya.

Driver charged in Exton crash that killed 2 teens ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:46

Teens killed in Exton crash ID'd, driver chargedAuthorities have identified the driver arrested and charged in a crash that killed two teens in Exton, Chester County.

Freighter backlog worsens outside major West Coast ports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:32

Cranes and containers are seen at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial imageBy Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the two busiest U.S. cargo hubs on Sunday because of a dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. With cargo delays rippling through the U.S. economy, Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Co Ltd said it planned to slow production at some of its North American plants starting on Monday because of a lack of parts from Asia. Under pressure to address the months-long strife, President Barack Obama on Saturday dispatched U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help broker an agreement. By Sunday morning, 34 container ships, tankers and other cargo vessels were waiting to dock at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, up from 32 on Saturday, said Lee Peterson, a spokesman for the port of Long Beach.