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AP PHOTOS: Cleanup begins after huge East Coast snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:19

Snow is cleared along a street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in the wake of a storm that dumped heavy snow along the East Coast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)From West Virginia to southern Maine, millions of people are digging out following a massive storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the Washington D.C. region, halted most travel in New York City and flooded some coastal areas in New Jersey.


Woman delivers healthy baby after ride on fire truck

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:13
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Officials say a woman in labor who had to be taken to a hospital in a fire truck during Saturday's blizzard has given birth to a baby girl.

No-guns policy to be enforced at forum over Oregon standoff

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:12
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they'll strictly enforce a no-guns policy at a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge.

U.S. adds more countries to Zika travel alert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:58

A health worker fumigates the Altos del Cerro neighbourhood as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Soyapango, El Salvador(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Caribbean and Latin America. The CDC has cautioned pregnant women not to travel to these areas as Zika has been suspected to lead to birth defects. The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also known to carry the dengue, yellow fever and Chikungunya viruses.


Cape Verde plays down U.S. travel alert over Zika virus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:58
Cape Verde's health ministry said on Sunday concerns prompted by a U.S. travel alert were overblown and that the number of cases of the Zika virus in the West African island nation was on the decline. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended its travel warning on Friday to a further eight countries or territories - including Cape Verde - that pose a risk of infection with Zika, bringing the total to 22. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Caribbean and Latin America.

Philadelphia's former police chief to advise Chicago force

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:51

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, center, refers to the Justice Department's six-month assessment report in his hand as Mayor Michael Nutter, right, and Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, left, listen during a news conference in Philadelphia. Ramsey returns to Chicago to help amid protests that have called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign, Emanuel's office announced Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police who left to head departments in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia is returning to the city to help reform a force that's trying to regain public trust in the wake of a video showing a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced Sunday.


Sunny Sunday, still dangerous on the roads

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:47

Sunny Sunday, still dangerous on the roadsABC11 Meteorologist Steve Stewart said that the viewing area will finally see sunshine Sunday, but looks can be deceiving.


Sheriff: Man shot by stranded driver after stopping to help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:46
An intoxicated driver stuck in the winter storm shot and killed a man who came to help him, standing over the victim and firing several times after he fell to the ground, authorities in North Carolina said.

Gas prices plunge 14 cents over past 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:45
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has plunged 14 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.91 a gallon.

Sheriff: gun shop shootout over $25 kills 2, wounds 2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:38
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son died in a shootout over a $25 service charge, and another man and his 29-year-old son are hospitalized, Mississippi authorities said.

$50,000 reward offered as manhunt for 3 escaped inmates continues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:31

$50,000 reward offered as manhunt for 3 escaped inmates continuesThe FBI and US Marshals Service is offering a combined reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrests of three inmates who escaped from a maximum-security jail in Santa Ana Friday.


$50,000 reward offered as manhunt for 3 escaped inmates continues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:31

$50,000 reward offered as manhunt for 3 escaped inmates continuesThe FBI and US Marshals Service is offering a combined reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrests of three inmates who escaped from a maximum-security jail in Santa Ana Friday.


Water main break closes part of Wade Avenue in Raleigh

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:27

Water main break closes part of Wade Avenue in RaleighA water main break closed a portion of Wade Avenue in Raleigh on Sunday morning


Feds to end ultralight-led whooping crane migration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:06
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will stop supporting the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall.

Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:56

Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snowMillions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City.


Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:56

Gentle sunshine follows single-day East Coast record snowMillions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City.


6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:47

6abc School Closings and DelaysSee the latest school closings, delays and early dismissals for Monday, January 25 sent to Action News and 6abc.com.


Hong Kong police arrest Chinese suspect in L.A. double murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:31

Forty-four-year-old Deyun Shi is escorted by plainclothed police officers in Hong KongHong Kong police said on Sunday they had arrested a Chinese national sought by U.S. authorities on suspicion of murdering two people and attempting to murder a third person in Los Angeles. In a statement, the Hong Kong police said they had arrested a 44-year-old man following a formal U.S. extradition request, adding he would appear in court on Monday. U.S. officials named the suspect on Saturday as Deyun Shi and said he was suspected of having killed two of his teenage nephews, aged 14 and 15, at a home in Arcadia, a city in Los Angeles county.


Snow blamed for Downingtown church roof collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:29

Snow blamed for Downingtown church roof collapseHeavy snow is being blamed for a roof collapse at a Downingtown church.


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

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:12

Temple women's gymnastics team to head home after being stuck for hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University Women's Gymnastics team plans to head home Sunday after finally getting off the Pennsylvania Turnpike after being stuck in the snow during this weekend's storm.