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3 teens arrested in deadly shooting at Seattle homeless camp

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:38
SEATTLE (AP) — Police arrested three teenage boys Monday in connection with a shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment that left 2 people dead and three others wounded.

Philadelphia teenager turns beating video in powerful message against bullying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:33

Philadelphia teenager turns beating video into powerful message against bullyingA teenage girl beaten unconscious allegedly by a group of her peers decided to turn her pain into a passionate message.


Police: Man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:33

 Man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical conditionA man seen running in his underwear on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia is in critical condition after being struck multiple times.


Despite Amtrak engineer's clarity, no answer why train sped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:32

FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia. On Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, more than 160 documents related to the accident were released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The documents don't come to any conclusions on the cause of the crash but offer a glimpse into what investigators have learned. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His memory significantly sharper, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian spent an hour last November walking investigators through the minutes before the Amtrak train he was operating derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight and injuring more than 200 people.


Sheriff: Fugitives had outside aid, kidnapped cab driver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:29

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas speaks on the arrest of three escaped inmates at a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Inmates, Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, escaped on Jan. 22 from Central Men's Jail in Orange County planned their escape from a California jail for at least six months then abducted a taxi driver and drove to northern California, where two of the fugitives argued about killing him, authorities said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who pulled off an intricate getaway from a California jail had outside help from a man who slipped them escape tools and gave them a ride to safety before they kidnapped a taxi driver at gunpoint and held him captive for a week while arguing over whether to kill him, authorities said Monday.


Michigan environmental agency presents Flint water-testing plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:06

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, MichiganMichigan environmental authorities presented a plan to federal officials on Monday to test lead-contaminated water in Flint to determine when the city's water would be safe to drink again, the agency said The plan calls for testing in homes, schools, restaurants and the water distribution system, as well as blood testing, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) said in a statement. Some portions of the city's water system could be given an all-clear on a rolling basis before mid-April, the Detroit Free Press newspaper reported, citing other state officials. Michigan's governor on Thursday extended a state of emergency in Flint until April 14 to help the cash-strapped city recover from the lead contamination crisis which began after it switched water sources in 2014 to try to save money.


O'Malley, Huckabee drops out of race for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:01

O'Malley, Huckabee drop out of race for presidentFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses.


Ruling may be weeks away on North Carolina voter ID mandate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:48
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge's decision appears to be at least several weeks away in litigation over North Carolina's photo ID mandate for voters, making it likely that the new requirement will begin when early in-person voting begins March 3.

In one Iowa town, democracy plays out in its own unique way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:37

Precinct chair John Anderson, center, directs voters before a Republican party caucus in Nevada, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — In this Iowa town, Ward 2 Democratic precinct chairwoman Kathy Johnson kicked things off on an upbeat note at precisely 7 p.m. local time.


Asian stock markets mostly lower as oil extends fall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:22

Trader John Santiago, foreground left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Another steep drop in oil and natural gas prices is pulling the stock market lower in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as the price of oil extended losses following a 6-percent plunge that was sparked by data showing a manufacturing slowdown in the world's two largest economies.


Police: Singing man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:21

 Singing man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical conditionA man seen running in his underwear on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia is in critical condition after being struck multiple times.


O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:18

O'Malley, Huckabee drop out of race for presidentFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses.


Trump, Cruz, Rubio battle in Iowa's leadoff caucuses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:06

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined on stage by former Republican vice presidential candidate, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a campaign event, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans caucused Monday night in what looked to be a three-way battle among Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in an intense fight for the GOP's identity and soul.


LA County authorities accidentally release murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:00

In this undated photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Steven Lawrence Wright. Los Angeles County authorities say they've accidentally released Wright who was awaiting trial for a gang-related murder. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, that Wright was mistakenly released from Inmate Reception Center (IRC) custody on Saturday, Jan. 30. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say they've accidentally released an inmate awaiting trial for a gang-related murder.


Man charged with attacking flight attendants, passenger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:46
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man flying from Washington, D.C., to Jacksonville, Florida, had to be restrained after attacking another passenger and two flight attendants.

Federal agents report finding 8 pipe bombs in man's home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:43

In this photo released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, agents test materials after a Tampa, Fla., man was taken into custody when authorities found multiple pipe bombs and bomb-making material in his home Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. ATF agents, along with FBI bomb technicians and Tampa police executed a search warrant at the home of 24-yard-old Michael Ramos. (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities say they've taken a Tampa man into custody after finding eight pipe bombs and bomb-making materials in his home.


U.S. arrests Hezbollah members on charges of sending drug money to Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:35
Members of the Hezbollah militant group were arrested on charges they used millions of dollars from the sale of cocaine in the United States and Europe to purchase weapons in Syria, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said on Monday. Hezbollah has sent fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's almost five-year-old civil war. It is designated a terrorist organization by the United States.

Pedestrian struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:20

 Singing man in underwear struck on Roosevelt Boulevard, in critical conditionA man is critical after being struck by a vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia.


The Latest: Witness heard shot, saw biker holding gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:11

In this photo provided by 9NEWS/KUSA-TV Denver, authorities respond to the scene of a deadly shooting and stabbing at the National Western Complex, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Denver. Denver police say multiple people were injured at The Colorado Motorcycle Expo. (9NEWS/KUSA-TV Denver via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — The Latest on shooting and stabbing incident that left one dead and seven others injured at a motorcycle expo (all times local):


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:02

Electronic screens post prices of Alphabet stock, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reports quarterly earnings Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: