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Massive blizzard paralyzes New York and Washington, 19 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:22

A jeep makes its way north though heavy snow on the FDR Drive with the Brooklyn Bridge in background during a snowstorm in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg and Idrees Ali NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of residents, business owners and workers began digging out on Sunday from a massive blizzard that brought Washington, New York and other northeastern U.S. cities to a standstill, killing at least 19 people in several states. The storm was the second-biggest in New York City history, with 26.8 inches (68 cm) by midnight Saturday, just shy of the record 26.9 inches set in 2006, the National Weather Service said. Thirteen people were killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia on Saturday.


Actors, producers share support for Oscars boycott at award shows

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:21

Actors, producers share support for Oscars boycott at award showsStars were eager to share their opinions on the Oscars boycott over the lack of diversity while attending the Producer's Guild Awards and NAACP Image Awards nominees luncheon on Saturday.


At least 18 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 18 people have been killed as a snowstorm pounds the eastern part of the U.S. Some details of the deaths:


What We Know: Key takeaways from massive winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55
Here's what we know about the winter storm hitting the eastern United States:

What We Know: Key takeaways from massive winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55
Here's what we know about the winter storm hitting the eastern United States:

Body found in container in Crenshaw District may be missing man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:55

Body found in container in Crenshaw District may be missing manHomicide detectives were investigating the scene where a decomposed body was found inside a container in the Crenshaw District on Saturday.


Uncle wanted in Arcadia double homicide taken into custody, victims ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:05

Uncle wanted in Arcadia double homicide taken into custody, victims ID'dA family member wanted in connection to the double murder of two Arcadia teens was taken into custody Saturday in Hong Kong, according to the FBI.


Blizzard for record books paralyzes New York and Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:04

People walk near the Washington Monument during a winter storm in WashingtonBy Barbara Goldberg and Idrees Ali NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 2 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with 26.8 inches (68 cm) by midnight, just short of the record set in 2006, the National Weather Service said. It was among Washington's biggest ever snowstorms too.


300-year-old stolen cello found in Glendale, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:58

300-year-old stolen cello found in Glendale, police sayA 300-year-old cello that was stolen in November was found inside a stolen car in Glendale, police said Saturday.


Porter Ranch residents angry over failure to shut down gas leak facility

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:45

Porter Ranch residents angry over failure to shut down gas leak facilityPorter Ranch residents were angry after the South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board approved a nuisance abatement order but stopped short of shutting the facility down.


This snowstorm is the 2nd biggest in New York City's history

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:14

This snowstorm is the 2nd biggest in New York City's historyCentral Park's weather station recorded 26.8 inches of snow so far for this storm. The record for the top slot is 26.9 inches of snow.


A year later, cases linger in Ohio teen forced labor case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:09
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The third of four people accused of smuggling teens into the U.S. and keeping them as virtual slave laborers at an Ohio egg farm has pleaded guilty to charges in a case that brought national attention to the exploitation of young immigrants fleeing unrest in Central America.

2 dead, 2 shot in South LA shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:00

2 dead, 2 shot in South LA shootingFour people were shot, two of them fatally, following a shooting in South LA Saturday night, Los Angeles police said.


Arizona students in trouble after taking picture with racial slur on t-shirt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:42

Arizona students in trouble after taking picture with racial slur on t-shirtAdministrators at a high school in Arizona are outraged after a racially-offensive picture surfaced showing six of its students.


Family of San Bernardino terror attack victim sues county

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:35

Family of San Bernardino terror attack victim sues countyAnother family of a victim of the San Bernardino terror attack is suing San Bernardino County, alleging it failed to prevent the massacre.


Church and community event cancellatons; submit yours

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:24

Church and community event cancellatons; submit yoursSee a list of local church services and community events that are being canceled because of the snowstorm.


Atlantic City Electric: More than 23,000 power outages

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:15

 16,000 Atlantic City Electric customers in the darkTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday night after a blizzard hit the area.


Philadelphia Int'l Airport to 'gradually' resume operations Sunday, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:05

Philadelphia Int'l Airport to 'gradually' resume operations Sunday, officials sayThe Philadelphia International Airport plans to "gradually" resume operations Sunday after it cancelled all flights on Saturday due to blizzard conditions, officials say.


Temple women's gymnastics team headed home after being stuck for hours on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:00

Temple women's gymnastics team headed home after being stuck for hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University women's gymnastics team spent more than 24 hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during this weekend's storm.


AccuWeather: Blizzard brings two feet of snow for some areas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 12:58

 The Clean Up BeginsDespite some lulls in the snowfall during the day Saturday, the Blizzard of 2016 is far from over.