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Phoenix school district outraged over photo of racial slur

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:29
PHOENIX (AP) — A suburban Phoenix school district is taking disciplinary action after a photo of students spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts showed up on social media.

GOP establishment moving a little closer to accepting Trump

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:21

In this Jan. 21, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Las Vegas. Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee.


Flint lead problem could be eased by recoating old pipes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:12

This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the water tower at the Flint, Mich., water plant. Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price to fix the city’s lead-contamination problem, saying it could millions to replace damaged pipes. (Perry Rech/American Red Cross via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFlint's mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city's lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million.


Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:11

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The second straight year of all-white acting nominees has turned this year’s Academy Awards into a referendum on diversity in the movie industry and sparked protests around Hollywood’s biggest annual celebration. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:09

Officers stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 during the March for Life 2016, an annual rally on the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Accumulating questions: What's a blizzard? Is this El Nino?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:09

Madison Riley, left, and Katie Lantuh walk down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue with the U.S. Capitol behind them, as the snow falls, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Washington. One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend's big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Winds will soon turn spiteful. The East has no place to go. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:02
"I have my computer, my phone and a really good book, but no clothing." — Business traveler Jennifer Bremer of Raleigh, North Carolina, who was stranded at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago as a massive snowstorm pummeled the East Coast.

US tribes oppose massive pipeline expansion in Canada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:41
SEATTLE (AP) — A proposed pipeline-expansion project in Canada will put the fishing rights and cultural heritage of U.S. tribes at risk, a lawyer representing several Washington state tribes told Canadian energy regulators.

Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:23

Family, friends and comrads pay their respects during a memorial service for the 12 U.S. Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission. Military members and families gathered for the memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe after the status of the dozen missing Marines changed to deceased following five days of searching. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii (AP) — Young pilots looked up to Capt. Kevin Roche. Sgt. Jeffrey Sempler enjoyed teaching and wanted to be an English teacher after the Marine Corps.


Uber to resume chopper flights despite sheriff's order

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:19
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Uber plans to resume helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in spite of a cease-and-desist order from a Utah sheriff who says he could arrest pilots who land near Park City.

California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:17

FILE - This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leaving court after a hearing in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for Davis a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.


East Coast blizzard may dump record snow on Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:40

A man walks in the snow after a winter storm arrived in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A winter storm that could bury parts of the U.S. Middle Atlantic region under 3 feet (90 cm) of snow slammed into Washington on Friday, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barreled up the East Coast. The blizzard started to blanket the Washington area during the early afternoon. Six people had died in car crashes as a wintry mix spread across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.


Court quashes obstruction charges against Ex-Penn State officials in Sandusky scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:37

File photo of Penn State University President Graham Spanier in State College(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday threw out obstruction charges against three former Penn State officials accused of trying to hamper the child molestation case against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, court documents show. Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier, former athletic director Timothy Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz still have to answer charges of child endangerment and failure to report suspected child abuse, following the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision.


No major traffic accidents to report after evening rainstorm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:31

No major traffic accidents to report after evening rainstormWith another El Nino-fueled storm hitting the Bay Area Friday afternoon, there was a good amount of rain but surprisingly we did not get all the problems that can come with it.


Surfers hit SoCal coast in search of big waves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:31

Surfers hit SoCal coast in search of big wavesSurfers took to the coast of Southern California as a high surf provided plenty of big waves for thrill seekers on Friday.


Postal Service suspends Saturday operations ahead of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:23

Postal Service suspends Saturday operations ahead of blizzardThe U.S. Postal Service announced Friday night all operations have been suspended for Saturday in Philadelphia, Southern/Central New Jersey and Delaware, due to blizzard condition warnings.


Storm brings concern of flooding, high winds on Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:59

Storm brings concern of flooding, high winds on Jersey ShoreOfficials and residents take precautions ahead of expected rising waters during this weekend's tides.


California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:58

FILE - This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leaving court after a hearing in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for Davis a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.


DelDOT works to keep roads operational in winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:49

DelDOT works to keep roads operational in winter stormDelDOT crews are working through the night to keep I-95 operational.


Gov. Chris Christie declares state of emergency for NJ ahead of blizzard, flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:47

Gov. Chris Christie declares state of emergency for NJ ahead of blizzard, floodingGovernor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for New Jersey as snow began to fall across the state.