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Escaped inmate was ordered deported to Vietnam in 1998

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:48

This undated booking photo provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows 43-year-old Bac Duong, one of three jail inmates charged with violent crimes, who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men include 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder; 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; and Duong, charged with attempted murder. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of three fugitive inmates who escaped from a California jail last week was ordered deported to Vietnam in 1998 but has been in this country racking up a lengthy rap sheet, immigration officials said Tuesday.


Milwaukee man charged with weapons possession, allegedly planned mass shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:47
A Milwaukee man who authorities said was planning to kill dozens of people in a mass shooting at a Masonic temple has been arrested and charged with possession of two machine guns and a silencer, federal officials said on Tuesday. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, told two people who turned out to be FBI confidential sources that he planned to carry out the shooting at a Masonic temple in Milwaukee in an attack that would be "known the world over" and in order to "ignite broader clashes," the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. Hamzeh was arrested on Monday after he bought the two machine guns and a silencer from undercover FBI agents during a meeting that included the FBI sources, authorities said.

Southbound side of Falls Bridge closed to drivers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:40

Southbound side of Falls Bridge closed to driversThe southbound side of the Falls Bridge in Fairmount Park was closed to drivers on Tuesday.


Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:37

FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, the Newark Liberty International Airport the air traffic control tower in Newark, N.J. A government watchdog says there are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage. A report released Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, by the Transportation Department's inspector general says the 13 airport towers, approach control facilities and en route centers have fewer fully trained controllers than the minimum number established by the Federal Aviation Administration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.


Gov. Haley asks SC prosecutor to sue feds over MOX project

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:33
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday moved forward with her threat to sue the U.S. Department of Energy for the agency's failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel deadline, asking South Carolina's top prosecutor to pursue litigation and collection of $1 million daily fine.

At least 48 people die as result of snowstorm that hit East

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:27

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 48 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. The deaths included car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.


Ex-TV show host arrested in 37-year-old sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:22
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man who once hosted a children's show on local television under the name "Mr. Wonder" has been arrested on charges he sexually abused children during a camping retreat nearly four decades ago.

'Affluenza' teen's deportation to U.S. imminent: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:21

U.S. national Ethan Couch is pictured in this undated handout photographBy Anahi Rama and Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The wealthy Texas youth known as the "affluenza" teen after he killed four people in a drunk driving incident in 2013 will be deported to the United States imminently after dropping a legal challenge in Mexico, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother, Tonya, were arrested in Mexico last month following a more than two-week manhunt. "He has withdrawn the legal challenge," said Fernando Benitez, Couch's lawyer in Mexico.


Allentown streets still buried 3 days after storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:12

Allentown streets still buried 3 days after stormOur area continues to dig out from this weekend's blizzard. One of the hardest hit areas is the Lehigh Valley where we saw record snow fall.


Health care fines press millennials as deadline nears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:09

In this photo taken Jan. 19, 2016, college student Christopher Rael poses for a picture at California State University, Long Beach, in Long Beach, Calif. Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don’t need insurance face painful choices this year as sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama’s health care law. With open enrollment over after Jan. 31, Rael is hoping his meager income will qualify him for Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid. “I cannot afford an additional bill,” he said. He paid a fine of about $150 for being uninsured in 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law.


Critics: Colorado 'outsourced' campaign finance enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:05
DENVER (AP) — Tammy Holland says she just wanted to get her rural Colorado neighbors to read up on a school board election when she took out newspaper ads last September that listed the candidates and criticized some of the board's votes.

Task force recommends how to cut US prisoner count by 60,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:57

 “From severe overcrowding to an insufficient array of programs and incentives to encourage behavioral change, the system is failing those it incarcerates and the taxpayers who fund it,” (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department should limit the types of cases it brings and more nonviolent criminals should be steered toward probation and away from prison, according to task force recommendations designed to cut the federal inmate count and save more than $5 billion in the coming years.


Philadelphia public & Archdiocesan schools to open Wednesday, Jan. 27th

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:57

Philadelphia public & Archdiocesan schools to open Wednesday, Jan. 27thAll Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools will be open on Wednesday, January 27th.


Hopes of a turnaround in Flint jeopardized by water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:56

FILE - Vehicles drive through downtown Flint, Mich., on Jan. 21, 2016. From its founding, Flint's fortunes essentially were entwined with a single industry. First it was the fur trade, which shifted to lumber, which gave way to the horse carriages that led to it being called Vehicle City. It was a fitting moniker for its next, most important role, as a powerhouse of auto manufacturing and the original home of General Motors. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — In a city long stereotyped for despair, some began seeing reasons for hope: A smattering of just-opened restaurants, students filling new college classrooms, fields of green growing where abandoned houses had stood.


6abc School Closings and Delays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:52

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


Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:49

In this 2015 photo provided by the Bureau of Land Management, a rangeland drill reseeds an area burned by the Soda Fire in southwest Idaho. A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, in an order issued in January 2015, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists say. (Bureau of Land Management via AP)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists say.


Anti-abortion activists had fake ID's for filming: Texas court papers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:48

A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New YorkTwo anti-abortion campaigners who secretly filmed a Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal tissue procurement used fake driver's licenses to enter the group's offices in the Houston area, court papers released in Texas on Tuesday said. In a twist for the Texas Republican leaders who ordered the probe, accusing the women's health group of illegally trading in aborted fetal tissue, a grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood and indicted video makers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on Monday for tampering with a governmental record.


Navy finds no sign of shooting at center; lockdown lifted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:47

Navy Medical Center personnel are directed to come out of building 2 with their hands in the air as they approach SWAT officers following a report of gunshots at a building on the campus of the complex, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in San Diego. (John Gastaldo /The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITSAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities found no gunman or signs of a shooting on Tuesday after receiving a report from a Department of Defense employee that shots had been heard at one of the nation's largest Naval medical facilities.


Former Chicago official convicted in red light camera bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:45
A Chicago jury on Tuesday convicted a former transportation official in a $2 million bribery scheme for using his influence to expand contracts for the city's red light traffic camera business. John Bills, 54, a former assistant transportation commissioner, helped get millions of dollars in contracts for Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems, part of Redflex Holdings Ltd. In exchange for his efforts that resulted in the installation of hundreds of red-light cameras at intersections, Bills received cash, golf outings, hotel rooms and airline tickets, the jury found.

Falling gas prices continue, AAA says possible end in spring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 06:30

Falling gas prices continue, AAA says possible end in springIt's the downward trend helping keep your wallet a little fuller.