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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:22

FILE - in this Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 file photo, an official uses a loudspeaker on a Chinese police vehicle to speak to depositors from Ezubao outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing. Chinese state media reported late Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, that police arrested 21 employees at China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors for $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)BEIJING (AP) — Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history.


Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:48

Mourners gather Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses.


White House Brief: Things to know about GOP Sen. Rand Paul

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:35

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., answers a question as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, listens during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul's populist campaign, based on advocacy of a smaller, less-nosy government, gained popularity at first but he soon faded. The Kentucky senator was among those bumped from the main debate stage because of low polling, but won readmission for the last debate before the Iowa caucuses. A look at the senator:


Good Samaritans foil Bucks County attempted robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:55

Good Samaritans foil Bucks County attempted robberyGood Samaritans are to thank for a man being arrested after allegedly trying to attack and rob a woman in Bucks County.


Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:20

 Pessimistic. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal.


Monitor to submit 1st-year plan for Cleveland police reform

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:08

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 file photo shows New York attorney Matthew Barge addressing the Cleveland City Council Safety Committee, in Cleveland. The Cleveland police department must devise a new policy on use of force and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department. The monitoring team hired to oversee the consent decree was scheduled to submit the first-year plan to U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. on Monday, Feb.1, 2016. Barge, who heads the monitoring team, said the first-year plan was devised with the support and collaboration of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The city must devise a new use-of-force policy and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland Police Department.


NYC jury hears details of modern masters forgery scandal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:43

In this courtroom sketch of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, Domenico De Sole, a chairman of the board at Sotheby’s, gestures towards his fake Mark Rothko painting, at a civil trial in New York at Manhattan federal court. In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs. At left is De Sole's wife Eleanore and at right is De Sole's attorney Gregory Clarick at the podium. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs.


Michael Feeney, 'tenacious journalist,' dies at 32

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:25
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He was 32.

Heart plays free concert in Santa Clara as part of Super Bowl festivities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:23

Heart plays free concert in Santa Clara as part of Super Bowl festivitiesHeart headlined a free concert Sunday in Santa Clara where fans in the South Bay are kicked off their week-long Super Bowl party.


Minnesota governor hospitalized after fainting at event

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:08
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was taken to a hospital for testing after fainting Sunday during an event in the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury, his chief of staff said.

Toyota to suspend production in Japan due to parts shortage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:07
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it will suspend vehicle production in Japan for six days this month due to a shortage of parts.

1 killed by fallen tree as wet winter storm hits California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:22

Firefighters work to remove a large tree that fell across multiple lanes of traffic, killing a motorist, in Pacific Beach, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Powerful winds have downed dozens of trees and power poles and blown away rooftops as a winter storm moves across California. (John Gastaldo/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — A motorist was fatally struck by a tree that toppled as a winter storm moved across California, bringing powerful winds, heavy rain and snow, authorities said Sunday.


Juvenile charged after text message threat to Cherry Hill High School East

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:14

Juvenile charged after text message threat to Cherry Hill High School EastPolice say a juvenile has been charged in connection with a threat made to a high school in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Justice Dept. to review San Francisco police after shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:13
Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Brian Stretch and Ronald Davis, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Director, would hold a news conference in San Francisco on Monday at 2 p.m. PST (1700 GMT Sunday), it said in a statement. Protests broke out in the city in December over the police killing of a black man earlier that month, with demands that the city's police chief be fired. San Francisco's Mayor Edwin Lee and police chief Greg Suhr were also slated to attend the news conference, the Justice Department statement said.

2nd Virginia Tech student arrested in death of 13-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:00

2nd Virginia Tech student arrested in death of 13-year-old girlA second Virginia Tech student has been arrested in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl whose disappearance last week from her Virginia home set off a frantic four-day search.


Balmy Sunday brings welcomed calm after storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:58

Balmy Sunday brings welcomed calm after stormIt was just a week ago, Mother Nature hammered the Delaware Valley with record-breaking snow that left many digging out for days.


Trump loaned $10 million to his campaign toward end of 2015

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:56

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign filings show the billionaire show the Republican front-runner spent just $6.8 million in the final three months of last year. The outlay is less than half of what Ted Cruz, his nearest rival in the polls, spent during the same period.


Fire damages popular Camden County deli

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:55

Fire damages popular Camden County deliCamden County officials are investigating a fire at a popular deli.


Pedestrian struck, killed in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:54

Pedestrian struck, killed in Camden CountyAuthorities are investigating a fatal auto pedestrian accident in Camden County.


Police: Man charged in SEPTA bus stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:49

 Man charged in SEPTA bus stabbingPolice say a man has been charged in connection with a stabbing on a bus in the city's Frankford section.