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Bird exhibit at Montco zoo collapses under snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 04:31

Bird exhibit at Montco zoo collapses under snowA bird exhibit at a zoo in Norristown, Pa. collapsed under the weight of snow during the weekend blizzard.


Mentally ill man's deadly shooting fits troubling pattern

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 04:24

CORRECTS TO CLARIFY THAT BARBARA NOEL WAS READING A COPY OF THE PROTECTIVE CUSTODY ORDER THAT SHE OBTAINED FOR HER SON, NOT A CORONER'S REPORT ON HER SON'S SHOOTING - In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 photo, Barbara Noel, mother of Michael Noel, reads the protective custody order that she obtained prior to the Dec. 21 fatal shooting of her son by a St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputy at their home in St. Martinville, La. Michael had paranoid schizophrenia. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — On the day her son was killed, Barbara Noel saw familiar signs that the 32-year-old needed help: Michael Noel was guzzling coffee and growing agitated, kicking an ironing board and knocking over an ashtray.


Mass transit limps back to life after blizzard; Issues persist on LIRR

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 04:17

LIRR service partially restoredMass transit limped back to live across the New York Area Monday after the weekend blizzard blanketed the Tri-State with snow and prompted many commuter lines to completely halt service.


University of Oklahoma pledges changes after lab fined for animal mistreatment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 04:01
The University of Oklahoma has changed the way it runs a lab that uses live animals after the facility was found to have violated federal regulations for treatment that includes allowing guinea pigs the bleed to death, it said on Monday. The university was fined $19,143 for violating the U.S. Animal Welfare Act by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which cited the lab for violations that occurred in 2014 and 2015, the USDA said in late 2015. The university's Health Sciences Center has implemented comprehensive corrective actions in response to each of the incidents, the school said.

Helping drivers was family tradition for man slain in storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 04:00

This Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo provided by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office shows Marvin Jacob Lee. Lee is charged with murder after he shot and killed a man who came to help him after he was stuck on the side of the road in snow. (Catawba County Sheriff's Office via AP)NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — A man who police say was killed by a stranded driver he was trying to help during heavy snow went out each winter storm to rescue motorists stuck in ditches, his sister said Monday.


Pennsylvania eyes icy roadways as snow melts, then freezes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:56

Pennsylvania eyes icy roadways as snow melts, then freezesGov. Tom Wolf's administration is turning its attention to what could become a thaw-and-freeze cycle that creates icy roadways a couple days after a major snowstorm left much of Pennsylvania digging out.


State Supreme Court won't review 'Borgata Babes' casino case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:53
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's highest court says an Atlantic City casino can regulate how much its cocktail waitresses weigh.

New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:50
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data.

Virginia couple weds despite snow, with tiny change in plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:45
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple refused to allow the recent snowstorm to ruin their marriage plans.

F-35 jets headed to UK air shows this summer: U.S. Marines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:45

Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet is seen in its hanger at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in MarylandThe U.S. Marine Corps on Monday said it would send a pair of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets to two air shows in Britain this summer, a key milestone for the $391 billion weapons program after its thwarted international debut in 2014. Some U.S. Air Force F-35 jets will also take part in the events, according to sources familiar with the plans. Air Force officials could not immediately be reached for comment.


$5 parking at PPA garages extended

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:43

$5 parking at PPA garages extendedThe Philadelphia Parking Authority announced that reduced-rate parking will continue on Monday night following the weekend blizzard.


Twitter parts with 4 key execs in latest sign of turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:42

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. Twitter says that four executives are leaving the company. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that Alex Roetter, Skip Schipper, Katie Stanton and Kevin Weil are exiting the company. Roetter served as senior vice president of engineering, Schipper was vice president of human resources, Stanton was vice president of social media and Weil was senior vice president of product. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of Twitter's key executives are leaving the company in an exodus that has escalated the uncertainty facing the messaging service as it struggles to broaden its audience and lure back disillusioned investors.


$5 parking at PPA garages extended; trash collection Tues.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:39

$5 parking at PPA garages extendedThe Philadelphia Parking Authority announced that reduced-rate parking will continue on Monday night following the weekend blizzard.


Florida State settles rape lawsuit involving former football star

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:38

 Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay BuccaneersFlorida State University has agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit accusing it of failing to adequately investigate a woman's allegations that she was raped in 2012 by the school's former star quarterback, Jameis Winston. The university said on Monday it was seeking to avoid the expense of ongoing litigation by settling the lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman under Title IX, which requires colleges receiving federal funds to thoroughly investigate all sexual abuse complaints. “Although we regret we will never be able to tell our full story in court, it is apparent that a trial many months from now would have left FSU fighting over the past rather than looking toward its very bright future," university President John Thrasher said in a statement.


Clinton courts youth with celebs, but many prefer Sanders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:34

In this photo taken Jan. 21, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and musician Demi Lovato acknowledge the cheering crowd at a rally on the campus of University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Hillary Clinton has a lot of celebrity pals on her side, like singers Katy Perry or Demi Lovato. It’s a play to help the former secretary of state connect with younger voters. But so far, the star power isn’t swaying the college set. Instead, they prefer a rumpled 74-year-old who eschews a Hollywood opening act. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton has a lot of celebrity pals on her side, like actress Lena Dunham and singers Katy Perry or Demi Lovato, the latter of whom belted out hits at a campaign concert at the University of Iowa.


Healthcare IT firm Cerner's CEO diagnosed with cancer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:13
There was no evidence of the cancer elsewhere in his body, Patterson said in a note to shareholders on Monday. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company's shares were down about 1.27 percent at $56.65 on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein disclosed in September that he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and would be able to work mostly as normal during treatment.

Ex-cop pleads guilty to murdering Oregon woman found in suitcase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:50
A former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing two women, stuffing their bodies into suitcases and dumping them on a rural road pleaded guilty on Monday to murder in one of the cases, online court records showed. Steven Zelich, 54, entered guilty pleas in Kenosha County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree reckless homicide with use of a dangerous weapon and hiding a corpse. "We know that there is behavior here that is extremely dangerous and this was the surest way to be sure that Steven Zelich was not going to be able to end anybody else's life," Graveley said.

Unplowed streets in Queens have many residents fuming

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:50

Unplowed streets in Queens have many residents fumingThe blizzard left dozens of neighborhoods impassible in the city's largest borough, and with school open on Monday, at least some buses got stuck.


Newark residents dig out after blizzard; Shore towns dry out after flooding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:49

Newark residents dig out after blizzard; Shore towns dry out after floodingResidents across New Jersey are dealing with the effects of the blizzard that blanket the state with snow and caused flooding throughout many shore towns.


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:48

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, people line up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, as the justices began to discuss sentences for young prison 'lifers.' A decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana. The Supreme Court ruled Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that people serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers must have a chance to seek their freedom. The court ruled in the case of Henry Montgomery, who has been in prison more than 50 years, since he killed a sheriff's deputy as a 17-year-old in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1963. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to seek their freedom under a Supreme Court decision announced Monday.