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Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sells at auction for $82K

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:44

Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sells at auction for $82KThe black Fiat 500L, one of two used by Pope Francis during his trip to the city in September for the World Meeting of Families, sold at auction on Friday night.


Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:33

In this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Terry Work stands outside a store that accepts food stamps in Bon Aqua, Tenn. Work's 27-year-old deaf son recently was denied disability payments, meaning he is considered able-bodied. And that means he stands to lose his food stamps, even though she said her son has trouble keeping a job because of his deafness. More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.


Escaped Inmate Captured, Others Believed to Be in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:31
One of the three inmates who escaped a California prison has been caught.

A state-by-state look at federal food aid work waivers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:26
The federal government ended statewide work waivers this year for certain adults receiving aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, sometimes referred to as food stamps. In some cases, states were able to retain work waivers for certain counties or cities where there are higher unemployment rates and fewer available jobs.

Boy, 16, arrested after shot fired in Ben Franklin High School

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:25

Boy, 16, arrested after shooting incident at Ben Franklin High SchoolFive students are in custody after a shot was fired in Philadelphia's Ben Franklin High School on Friday.Philadelphia police have a 16-year-old boy in custody for the shooting incident Friday at Benjamin Franklin high school.


Missing 9-year-old girl from West Philadelphia found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:04

Missing 9-year-old girl from West Philadelphia found safePolice say 9-year-old Shabreah McClean who went missing from West Philadelphia on Friday has been found safe.


Civil rights leader, politician Georgia Davis Powers dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:01

FILE - In a July 18, 2000 file photo, Georgia Davis Powers, right, a former Kentucky state senator and first black state senator, accepts a Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame 2000 Inaugural Inductee award from Beverly L. Watts, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, in Louisville, Ky. Powers died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her brother's house in Louisville, Ky., said Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky NAACP president and longtime friend. She was 92. (AP Photo/ Patti Longmire, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was 92.


NYC pilot program aims to foster greater school diversity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Gentrification has been coming fast to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The influx of wealthier, white residents is being reflected in the hallways of Public School 705.

'Gilmore Girls' to be revived by Netflix

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 23:28

'Gilmore Girls' to be revived by NetflixLauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are taking a trip back to Stars Hollow.


Facebook, Instagram crack down on gun sales policy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:58

Facebook, Instagram crack down on gun sales policyFacebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.


Search for missing girl from West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:49

Missing 9-year-old girl from West Philadelphia found safePolice are searching for 9-year-old Shabreah McClean who went missing from West Philadelphia on Friday.


AP SPIN METER: Sanders says he'll quickly break up big banks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:29

 resentment against Wall Street, bailed-out big banks and a financial system seen as rigged. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ground: resentment against Wall Street, bailed-out big banks and a financial system seen as rigged.


Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:06

President Barack Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, during a ceremony marking the 7th anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy.


Iowa kicks off 2016 U.S. presidential race with caucus tradition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:06

People dismantle the signage on stage after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders' campaign rally in Dubuque, IowaThe long and sometimes arcane ritual of electing the next U.S. president begins on Monday in more than 1,100 schools, churches and libraries across Iowa, a state that wields political influence far greater than its small size. After more than a year of up-close and personal evaluation of the candidates, Iowans will gather with their neighbors on what promises to be a cold wintry night to kick off the state-by-state process of picking the Republican and Democratic nominees for the Nov. 8 presidential election. The starring opening-night role of the largely rural Midwestern state in the presidential drama, now four decades old, is a source of pride for Iowa voters, who spend months evaluating the candidates, looking them in the eye and asking questions.


State Department declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 17:06

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification. The revelation came three days before Clinton competes in the Iowa presidential caucuses.


David Bowie wanted ashes scattered in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:46

FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, David Bowie attends an awards show in New York. Bowie wanted his ashes to be scattered in Bali, "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals" and left most of his estate to his widow, the supermodel Iman and his two children, according to his will filed Friday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)NEW YORK (AP) — Rock legend David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals," and he left most of his estate to his two children and his widow, the supermodel Iman, according to his will filed Friday in Manhattan.


America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:37

In this Jan. 21, 2016, photo, political buttons are for sale at a gift shop in Des Moines, Iowa. For some Americans, the promise of political change and disruption has come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve of the first voting contest in the 2016 presidential election, these voters are pushing for bolder, more uncompromising action, with an intensity that has shaken both the Republican and Democratic establishment. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave.


Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:18

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2013 file photo, U.S. troops gather in to Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan. Conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, 15 years into a war that few Americans talk about any more. That’s preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:05

Girls read the Quran, Islam's holy book, at a local madrassa (seminary) in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)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.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:00
"The documents are being upgraded at the request of the intelligence community because they contain a category of top secret information." — State Department spokesman John Kirby after the Obama administration confirmed that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classification.