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Push to legalize recreational pot use in Maine takes step forward

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:49
An effort to legalize recreational marijuana use in Maine took a step forward on Monday when activists said they had gathered sufficient signatures to earn their proposal a spot on the state's ballot this November. David Boyer, of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, said the group's proposal to allow adults 21 and older to legally possess marijuana had garnered the support of 103,115 Maine voters, more than 10 percent of the total and well over the 61,123 valid signatures needed to qualify.   "It makes a really strong statement," Boyer said following a press conference in an affluent suburb outside Portland, Maine's largest city.

Falls Bridge now closed to all vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:46

Falls Bridge now closed to all vehiclesThousands of drivers who use the Falls Bridge each day will need to find another way to get around.


Strip clubs team up with authorities to bust sex traffickers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:38

In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 photo, members of the industry group Club Owners Against Sex Trafficking attend a presentation by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent teaching owners of strip clubs and strippers how to spot sex traffickers, at the Burbank Community Services Building in Burbank, Calif. ICE officials had learned that operators of such clubs were often clueless about spotting sex traffickers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Angebrandt wasn't all that surprised when his bosses at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked their expert on sex trafficking to put together a public presentation on how to spot the signs of it.


Police: 5-year-old called to report parents shot; both dead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:38
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy called police in Chattanooga to report that his parents had been shot, and both were pronounced dead at the scene.

13 people taken to hospitals after SEPTA bus, school bus collide in Fern Rock

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:31

13 people taken to hospitals after SEPTA bus, school bus collide in Fern RockSEPTA says a total of 13 people, including one of its bus drivers, are being evaluated at area hospitals after a collision involving a SEPTA bus and a mini school bus in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia.


Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:28

Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 votingIn a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses.


Oklahoma prison system mum on convicted cop's whereabouts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:25
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials won't disclose where they are housing a former police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women on his beat, saying the information must be kept secret for his own protection.

CDC says Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreaks Appear to Be Over

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:22

CDC says Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreaks Appear to Be Over(Reuters) - Two E.coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc that affected more than 50 people across 14 states appear to be over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday. 


Amtrak Acela train struck, damaged by object in Bridesburg section of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:20

Amtrak Acela train struck, damaged by object in Bridesburg section of PhiladelphiaAmtrak officials are working to determine what struck one its Acela trains, damaging a window on one of the high-speed train's cars as it traveled through the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia.


After 16 years, mystery San Diego patient has a name

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:06
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the 16 years that have passed since his van crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border, a severely brain damaged San Diego patient has been called only "Garage 66."

Police: Missing woman has been located

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:30

 Missing woman has been locatedPolice say they have located a woman who was reported missing over the weekend.


2 hopitalized after CO found in Queen Village home in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:29

2 hopitalized after CO found in Queen Village home in PhiladelphiaTwo people were hospitalized after being exposed to potentially deadly carbon monoxide fumes in their Philadelphia home.


Georgia court: Immigrants can't sue state agency on tuition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:28
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and wanted access to in-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities.

U.S. justice officials to unveil review of San Francisco police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:13

San Francisco Police Chief Suhr speaks on fatal Dodgers fan stabbing in San FranciscoThe protesters had demanded the departure of Police Chief Greg Suhr, who is due to appear alongside Mayor Edwin Lee and federal officials at a news conference at 2 p.m. PST (2200 GMT), according to a Justice Department statement on Sunday. The statement did not specify what is covered in the review but said Brian Stretch, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, and Ronald Davis, director of the police department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, will address reporters. Protests flared in San Francisco over the fatal police shooting on Dec. 2 of Mario Woods, 26, which was filmed by bystanders and described by San Francisco's public defender as unnecessary.


Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer gets own license plate

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:40
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer whose final wish was to become famous in China is getting his own license plate.

Man who grew 17 pot plants gets 8-year prison sentence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:18

Man who grew 17 pot plants gets 8-year prison sentenceA southern New Jersey man who was found guilty last year of growing marijuana is heading to prison.


Turkey refuses entry to Russian trucks amid sour relations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:15
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's long-haul trucks are no longer allowed into Turkey, a Russian trucking union and lobby group said on Monday.

Spain: Ex-IMF boss to stand trial in bank card probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:11
MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it will try Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, and 65 others for alleged misuse of corporate credit cards issued by Spain's Bankia group.

Singapore seizes bank accounts in Malaysian fund probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:05
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore announced Monday that it has seized a large number of bank accounts in a probe into alleged misappropriations related to an indebted Malaysian state investment fund.

Bomb attacks on pipelines cause massive oil spill in Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 23:05
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple bombings of Agip oil pipelines have caused thousands of barrels of oil to pollute waterways, farms and fishing grounds in Nigeria's southern Bayelsa state, residents said Monday.