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Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:18
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

City and suburban residents wait for streets to be cleared

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 18:55

City and suburban residents wait for streets to be clearedSnow removal crews are working early Tuesday morning to clear the streets in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.


A look at the group that made Planned Parenthood videos

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:28

This Oct. 22, 2015, photo shows a Planned Parenthood in Houston. A grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. The footage from the clinic in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITThe leader of the Center for Medical Progress has been indicted in Houston by a grand jury investigating the anti-abortion group's undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the handling of fetal tissue. Here is some information about the center:


Alaska quake renews focus on state's emergency readiness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:26

Tyrrel Corveia, 14, lifts a piece of the road surface along a crack in Kalifornsky-Beach Road near Kasilof, Alaska, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, following a magnitude-7.1 earthquake. Corveia lives in a yurt and said she woke up to the structure shaking on its stilts, but said the home sustained no damage. (Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Alaska's most populous region has renewed focus on the state's readiness to deal with a natural disaster.


Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:11

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks about a criminal justice reform bill during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan.21, 2016. The legislation includes reductions in mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offers, while also increasing minimums for interstate domestic violence. A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation’s criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by Cornyn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.


Clinton, Sanders woo undecided Iowa voters as caucus nears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:42

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands onstage during a commercial break during a CNN town hall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wooing undecided Iowa voters, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Monday night each cast themselves as life-long champions for tackling economic inequality, but offered differing visions for addressing the nation's problems.


13 rescued from sinking boat off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:25
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials in South Florida say 13 people have been rescued from a sinking yacht off the coast of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Bikram yoga founder fined $924k in sexual harassment suit: media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:55
The founder of the Bikram yoga practice was ordered to pay $924,500 on Monday to a former legal adviser who said she was fired for investigating sexual misconduct charges against her employer, media reported. Minakshi Jafa-Bodden, the former personal attorney of celebrity yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, was awarded compensatory damages by a Los Angeles jury for claims of discrimination, retaliation and of suffering sexual harassment herself, The Los Angeles Times reported. During the trial, Choudhury had dismissed the accusations and said Jafa-Bodden was let go because she did not have a license to practice law in the United States, the Times and other media reported.

Hyundai Motor's 2015 profit sinks to 5-year low

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:45

A visitor checks the Hyundai Motor's Genesis EQ900 sedan displayed at its showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Hyundai Motor Co. reported its eighth consecutive drop in quarterly earnings on weak sales in China and emerging markets and lower demand for passenger vehicles. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. reported its lowest annual profit in five years after a failure to fully anticipate strong demand for sports utility vehicles in China led to a sales drop in the world's largest auto market.


End of Prop 47 means new funds for Fresno

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:39

End of Prop 47 means new funds for FresnoAn agency tasked with spending millions of dollars in savings from a controversial voter-approved initiative came to Fresno to seek community input on how it should be spent.


Local community activist H. Spees announces his candidacy for Fresno mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:26

Local community activist H. Spees announces his candidacy for Fresno mayorCommunity activist "H" Spees has officially announced his candidacy for Fresno mayor. The 62 year old joins Fresno City Councilman Lee Brand as the second candidate in the race.


A look at investigations into Flint's lead-tainted water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:14

Latishia Simpson carries a case of water to be loaded onto a U-Haul truck for the people of Flint on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Stephen and Keneisha Darden, owners of Exquisite Hair Design, wanted to help people affected by the Flint water crisis, so they put out a message on Facebook saying they would be collecting water to donate. With the help of family, friends and the Kalamazoo community, they were able to collect 466 cases of water as well as 50 one-gallon water jugs within one week. (Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the appointment of a special counsel to aid his office's investigation into whether laws were broken regarding Flint's lead-tainted water. It is unclear at this point if the probe could result in criminal or civil charges. Flint's public works director, Michigan's top environmental regulator, a state spokesman and a high-ranking federal regulator have resigned in connection with the crisis. Two other state environmental officials have been suspended pending an investigation.


Report finds Fresno police understaffed, overworked and with low morale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:14

Report finds Fresno police understaffed, overworked and with low moraleFor the men and women we depend on to keep us safe, a report finds that there are not enough of them in Fresno and it is weighing down on the department.


Key years in "Doomsday Clock" time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:04
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The "Doomsday Clock" by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm by reflecting how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies. Midnight represents the apocalypse. Here are some key dates in the clock's nearly 70-year history:

APNewsBreak: Survey: Religious objections law cost millions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:03

In this July 30, 2015 photo, Daniel Lavely, of Vincennes, Ind., checks out a display of replica weapons in the exhibition hall of the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis. Tourism officials say Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in revenue after a dozen conventions picked cities other than Indianapolis amid the uproar over the state’s controversial religious objections law. The state Senate is scheduled to take up measures addressing LGBT rights on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state's religious objections law.


Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:52

The exterior of Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif., is seen Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Three inmates, including a man suspected of a killing, cut through metal, crawled through plumbing tunnels, climbed a roof and rappelled down four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets. The three inmates very likely had help from the inside to pull off their daring plan, but they also have the complacency of jail staff to thank, experts in jail and prison security said Monday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes.


Shanghai stock index drops more than 6 percent, other Asian markets also down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:52
TOKYO (AP) — Shanghai stock index drops more than 6 percent, other Asian markets also down.

Person with gun prompts lockdown at North Carolina college

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:48
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A person with a gun prompted a lockdown at a central North Carolina college, although it is not believed any shots were fired.

A look at investigations into Flint's lead-tainted water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:39

Latishia Simpson carries a case of water to be loaded onto a U-Haul truck for the people of Flint on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Stephen and Keneisha Darden, owners of Exquisite Hair Design, wanted to help people affected by the Flint water crisis, so they put out a message on Facebook saying they would be collecting water to donate. With the help of family, friends and the Kalamazoo community, they were able to collect 466 cases of water as well as 50 one-gallon water jugs within one week. (Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Monday the appointment of a special counsel to aid his office's investigation into whether laws were broken regarding Flint's lead-tainted water. It is unclear at this point if the probe could result in criminal or civil charges. Flint's public works director, Michigan's top environmental regulator, a state spokesman and a high-ranking federal regulator have resigned in connection with the crisis. Two other state environmental officials have been suspended pending an investigation.


Obama to focus on expanding access to retirement accounts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:03

President Barack Obama walks to his vehicle from Marine One helicopter after landing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, for a visit with wounded military personnel. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month.