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San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:23

In this Jan. 14, 2016 photo, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is interviewed in San Francisco. San Francisco police officers are being asked to take an oath co-authored by Sgt. Yolanda Williams to turn in any colleagues who display intolerant behavior. Creation of the oath was driven by Williams, who sued the department after discovering she was the subject of racist text messages among several officers. The widely endorsed oath is part of this liberal city’s attempts to repair damaged police-community relations, like those that have caused unrest in other places. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women.


Man found shot after accident in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:15

Man found shot after accident in LoganA 30-year-old man is in critical condition after he was found shot in the city's Logan section.


Bac Duong in custody, 2 other Orange County escaped inmates believed to be in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 02:13

Bac Duong in custody, 2 other Orange County escaped inmates believed to be in San JoseOrange County sheriff's officials said two escaped inmates are believed to be in the San Jose area, and could possibly be heading for the Fresno area.


Calf rescued from ice on frozen pond in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 01:57

Calf rescued from ice on frozen pond in IndianaThe owner of a baby calf and a sheriff's captain worked together to rescue the baby animal from falling into a frozen pond in Indiana.


Minnesota groups seek money to keep youths from extremism

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 01:56
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting.

Shooting, car crash temporarily shuts down WB lanes of SR-60 in City of Industry

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 01:33

Shooting, car crash temporarily shuts down WB lanes of SR-60 in City of IndustryA shooting followed by a single-car crash shut down the westbound lanes and on and offramps of State Route 60 near the City of Industry and Hacienda Heights border.


Coke takes minority stake in Nigerian drink, snack maker

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 01:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says it has taken a 40 percent stake in Nigerian company that makes snacks and dairy and juice drinks.

Man, young boy involved in standoff in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 01:16

Man, young boy involved in standoff in DelcoA two hour standoff between police and a man who was holding a 3-year-old boy has ended peacefully.


Clinton, Kasich win New York Times endorsement in U.S. presidential race

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:53

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, IowaThe New York Times's editorial board endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich as they seek to become their parties' nominees in the U.S. presidential election, calling Clinton one of the most "deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history." Clinton, a front-runner facing a strong challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders, and Kasich, who has only dimly registered in the polls, received the endorsements from one of the nation's largest newspapers two days before voters in Iowa hold the first nominating contest for the Nov. 8 election. "Mr Sanders does not have the breadth of experience or policy ideas that Mrs Clinton offers," the board wrote, after praising him for making important points about economic inequality and foreign policy.


Kasich 'only plausible choice' for Republican nomination: NY Times Board

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:52
(Reuters) - The New York Times Editorial Board on Saturday said Ohio Governor John Kasich was the "only plausible choice" in the race for the Republican nomination in the U.S. presidential election. The editorial board said that, while Kasich was an underdog, he had "been capable of compromise and believes in the ability of government to improve lives." It said that front-runner Donald Trump did not have experience of international issues or interest in learning about them. It said Ted Cruz would "say anything to win." (Reporting by Idrees Ali)

Water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:49

FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo,Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder has released some, but not all, of his government emails related to Flint’s water emergency. The 274 pages cover 2014 and 2015. That includes the 18-month period during which the city switched its water source while under state financial management until it reconnected to Detroit’s system because of lead contamination blamed on state regulatory failures. Snyder has withheld the emails of others in the executive office along with his own emails from earlier. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Under fire for his administration's role in Flint's lead-tainted water emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder did something that would be legally required in most other states by releasing his government emails related to the crisis.


Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sells at auction for $82K

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:44

Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sells at auction for $82KThe black Fiat 500L, one of two used by Pope Francis during his trip to the city in September for the World Meeting of Families, sold at auction on Friday night.


Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:33

In this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Terry Work stands outside a store that accepts food stamps in Bon Aqua, Tenn. Work's 27-year-old deaf son recently was denied disability payments, meaning he is considered able-bodied. And that means he stands to lose his food stamps, even though she said her son has trouble keeping a job because of his deafness. More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.


Escaped Inmate Captured, Others Believed to Be in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:31
One of the three inmates who escaped a California prison has been caught.

A state-by-state look at federal food aid work waivers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:26
The federal government ended statewide work waivers this year for certain adults receiving aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, sometimes referred to as food stamps. In some cases, states were able to retain work waivers for certain counties or cities where there are higher unemployment rates and fewer available jobs.

Boy, 16, arrested after shot fired in Ben Franklin High School

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:25

Boy, 16, arrested after shooting incident at Ben Franklin High SchoolFive students are in custody after a shot was fired in Philadelphia's Ben Franklin High School on Friday.Philadelphia police have a 16-year-old boy in custody for the shooting incident Friday at Benjamin Franklin high school.


Missing 9-year-old girl from West Philadelphia found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:04

Missing 9-year-old girl from West Philadelphia found safePolice say 9-year-old Shabreah McClean who went missing from West Philadelphia on Friday has been found safe.


Civil rights leader, politician Georgia Davis Powers dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:01

FILE - In a July 18, 2000 file photo, Georgia Davis Powers, right, a former Kentucky state senator and first black state senator, accepts a Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame 2000 Inaugural Inductee award from Beverly L. Watts, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, in Louisville, Ky. Powers died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her brother's house in Louisville, Ky., said Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky NAACP president and longtime friend. She was 92. (AP Photo/ Patti Longmire, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was 92.


NYC pilot program aims to foster greater school diversity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Gentrification has been coming fast to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The influx of wealthier, white residents is being reflected in the hallways of Public School 705.

'Gilmore Girls' to be revived by Netflix

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:28

'Gilmore Girls' to be revived by NetflixLauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are taking a trip back to Stars Hollow.