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1 dead in New Castle community center shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 21:40

1 dead in New Castle community center shootingPolice say one person is dead after a shooting inside the Rose Hill Community Center in New Castle, Delaware.


US to appeal ruling blocking Obama immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 21:19

President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Obama spent President's Day weekend playing golf in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the White House said Tuesday.


Mardi Gras in New Orleans: glitzy balls, then the parades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 20:12

CCH Pounder, actress on the television series NCIS New Orleans, throws beads from a float during the Krewe of Proteus parade in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The day is known as Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mardi Gras revelers are awaking to cold temperatures and light rain in New Orleans.


Police: Man mad at video game system shakes 3-month-old baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 20:07
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Police in Newport, New Hampshire, say a man has been accused of shaking his 3-month-old son twice, allegedly out of aggression toward a video game system.

John Rawlins reports on snow in New Castle, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:16

John Rawlins reports on snow in New Castle, Del.Snowfall presented a challenge for early commuters in New Castle, Delaware.


West Virginia train derails: Fires, oil tanker in river

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:44

A fire burns Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, after a train derailment near Charleston, W.Va. Nearby residents were told to evacuate as state emergency response and environmental officials headed to the scene. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Steve Keenan)MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, plunging at least one tanker into a river while sending a fireball skyward, authorities and residents say.


ACCUWEATHER MAPS: Tuesday's Snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:31

 Tuesday's SnowGet the latest from AccuWeather on a southern storm system that will bring a round of accumulating snow to the area.


Erin O'Hearn reports on snow in Roxborough

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:27

Erin O'Hearn reports on snow in RoxboroughThe hills of Roxborough and Manayunk in Philadelphia present a special challenge for road crews during snow storms.


Annie McCormick reports on snow in Mays Landing, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:18

Annie McCormick reports on snow in Mays Landing, NJThe Jersey Shore was expected to receive the most snowfall from Tuesday's storm.


New computerized tests debut this week, starting in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 16:43

In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2015, sixth grade teacher Carrie Young, back center, answers questions from her students about an exercise on their laptops as they practice for the the Common Core State Standards Test in her classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. On Tuesday, Ohio becomes the first state to administer one of two tests in English language arts and math based on the Common Core standards developed by two separate groups of states. By the end of the year, about 12 million children in 28 states and the District of Columbia will take exams that are expected to be harder than traditional spring standardized state tests they replace. In some states, they'll require hours of additional testing time students will have to do more than just fill in the bubble. The goal is to test students on critical thinking skills, requiring them to describe their reasoning and solve problems. (AP Photo/Ty Wright)STOCKPORT, Ohio (AP) — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she'll use this week to take a new test linked to the Common Core standards.


Top US labor official arrives as West Coast ports back up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:12

A container ship sits anchored in Elliott Bay in view of other ships docked at the Port of Seattle beyond, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Seattle. The waters off Los Angeles, Oakland and Washington state's Puget Sound have become parking lots for dozens of ships awaiting space at the docks. Employers are locking out dockworkers who man the cranes that lift cargo on and off ships, saying they have slowed work as a bargaining tactic, but the union denies that. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.


Pharrell Williams has deal for 'Happy' picture book, 3 more

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:07

 Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute," at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell Williams has a "Happy" deal for a series of children's picture books.


Obamacare rescue ruled out by some states, others weigh options

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:03

A woman picks up a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. The Supreme Court is due to hear opening arguments in the case known as King v. Burwell on March 4, marking the second major challenge to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the justices ruled in 2012 against a claim that it was unconstitutional. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the Republican governors of Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina and Wisconsin said the states were not willing to create a local exchange to keep subsidies flowing. Republicans argue that Obamacare is unacceptable government intervention that raises costs for consumers and businesses.


False-gunman warning panics Los Angeles airport passengers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:30
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 20 passengers, some of them screaming and trampling others, fled through emergency doors and onto the tarmac at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal Monday after someone incorrectly said an armed man was on the loose, authorities and witnesses said.

Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:29
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration Monday, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

From a shih tzu to a sheepdog, dogs advance at Westminster Kennel Club show

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:03

Swagger, an Old English Sheepdog, walks with his co-owner and handler Johnson during judging in the Herding Group at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bouncy beagle and a floppy Old English sheepdog were among a handful of canines selected on Monday to advance in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, a two-day event that draws more than 2,700 competitors from 15 countries. In its 139th year, the show is the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, behind the Kentucky Derby horse race. "It's a beautiful group of dogs," said Colton Johnson, from Colorado Springs, whose three-year-old Old English sheepdog, Swagger, won best in his group and will advance to the finals. From perfectly coiffed Standard Poodles to small and sprightly Bichon Frises, 192 breeds were featured in this year's event, taking place at Piers 92 and 94 and Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.


From a shih tzu to a sheepdog, dogs advance at Westminster Kennel Club show

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:03

Swagger, an Old English Sheepdog, walks with his co-owner and handler Johnson during judging in the Herding Group at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bouncy beagle and a floppy Old English sheepdog were among a handful of canines selected on Monday to advance in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, a two-day event that draws more than 2,700 competitors from 15 countries. In its 139th year, the show is the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, behind the Kentucky Derby horse race. "It's a beautiful group of dogs," said Colton Johnson, from Colorado Springs, whose three-year-old Old English sheepdog, Swagger, won best in his group and will advance to the finals. From perfectly coiffed Standard Poodles to small and sprightly Bichon Frises, 192 breeds were featured in this year's event, taking place at Piers 92 and 94 and Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.


AccuWeather: Accumulating Snow Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:59

 Morning Snow, Chilly AfternoonMeteorologist Melissa Magee says early morning snow will cause slower travel Tuesday.


Eagles safety Nate Allen detained by police in Fort Myers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:44

Eagles safety Nate Allen detained by police in Fort MyersAction News has learned Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen was detained by police in Fort Myers, Florida Monday afternoon.


Commuters, crews prepare for snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:40

Commuters, crews prepare for snowCommuters and crews prepared for the impending snowstorm Monday night.