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Arkansas firefighter fatally shot by person he went to help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:49
A firefighter in Arkansas responding to a medical emergency was fatally shot on Friday by the person he had intended to assist, authorities said. East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Ronald Adams, 29, had responded to a report that a man had suffered a seizure and collapsed in suburban Little Rock, police said. "We're still interviewing witnesses, trying to put together what happened," said Captain Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.

Proposed UN resolution would authorize monitors for Colombia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution obtained Friday by The Associated Press would establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.

In Wisconsin, civil service change is another labor setback

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:47
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker made a national name for himself among conservatives by redefining Wisconsin's labor landscape, eliminating public unions, wiping out closed shops and erasing local prevailing wages. Now, coming off a short-lived presidential bid, he's poised to deal state workers another blow by revamping the state's 110-year-old civil service system.

Armed group's leader balks at FBI talks without media

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:46

Ammon Bundy, right, shakes hand with a federal agent guarding the gate at the Burns Municipal Airport in Oregon on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bundy is the leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to protest federal land policies. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler).BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon met briefly with a federal agent Friday, but left because the agent wouldn't talk with him in front of the media.


Kansas' highest court voids Wichita marijuana ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:43

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in MontevideoBy a 7-0 vote, the Kansas Supreme Court said Wichita ignored filing and disclosure rules that were mandated by state law, and meant to ensure that legislators and voters in the state's most populous city understood the ordinance before a vote was taken. Approved by voters last April with a 54 percent majority, the ordinance set a maximum $50 fine for adults over 21 who were convicted for the first time of possessing no more than 32 grams (1.1 ounces) of marijuana, or related drug paraphernalia. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt had sought to void the Wichita ordinance on that basis and several others, including the basis for Friday's decision.


United Airlines jet skids off runway at Chicago's O'Hare airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:42
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A United Airlines plane carrying 179 passengers and six crew members skidded partly off the runway on Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after arriving from San Francisco, but no one was injured, airline and airport officials said.

The Latest: Armed group's leader refuses private FBI talk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:39

Ammon Bundy, left, approaches an FBI gate at the Burns Municipal Airport in Oregon on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bundy is the leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to protest federal land policies. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler).BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


U.S. moms-to-be seek reassurance about Zika after trips abroad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:34

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 SalvadorU.S. doctors are fielding a spate of calls from expectant mothers who recently traveled to countries affected by the Zika virus and fear possible exposure to the mosquito-borne infection linked to a spike in fetal brain damage in Brazil. New U.S. treatment guidelines only recommend blood tests for pregnant women with symptoms of infection. "These effects are not necessarily going to be seen at a time when the mother can decide to terminate the pregnancy," said Dr. Natalie Meirowitz of Long Island Jewish Medical Center.


Philadelphia officer wounded in shooting leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:31
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia policeman who was severely wounded by a man who police say told them he was "following Allah" after he shot the officer at close range has left the hospital.

Freed Iranian-American reporter Rezaian headed to U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:24
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian headed home to the United States on Friday, days after being freed from 18 months in prison in Iran as part of a historic prisoner exchange between Tehran and the United States. The Post's owner and Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos accompanied the Iranian-American journalist and his family on the flight to the United States on a private jet, the Post reported. The newspaper printed a picture of Bezos with his arm around Rezaian's shoulder and both men smiling aboard an aircraft.

Police: no gun found after officer-involved shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:11
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police investigating the officer-involved shooting of a reportedly armed carjacking suspect in Jacksonville say they have not located the suspect's gun.

More details of Penn Station overhaul plan emerge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:06
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The $3 billion vision for Manhattan's Penn Station includes more light, a new grand entrance, added retail and office space and even a hotel — all part of the plan to transform the cavernous rail hub that Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday called "a blight on the greatest city in the world."

Texas man gets life in prison for 10th drunk driving offense

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:57
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A judge concerned about public safety sentenced a 62-year-old North Texas man to life in prison for his 10th drunken driving conviction since the 1980s.

The Latest: US top lawyer says tough to halt IS recruitment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:53

A general view of Davos with hotel Belevedere in the foreground where business leaders and heads of States meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest developments from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local.


New Jersey, Long Island prep for blast of winter snow, flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:42

New Jersey, Long Island prep for blast of winter snow, floodingA coastal flood watch also is in effect from Ocean County south. Forecasters are concerned about widespread moderate flooding to localized major flooding. In Barnegat Township, a voluntary evacuation will soon be underway for people living in a portion of the coastal region that now has only one way in and one way out due to bridge construction.


Chinese president in Tehran for 1st visit in 14 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:41
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Tehran Friday to hold talks with Iranian officials about future economic and political cooperation, Iran's state TV reported.

76ers game Saturday postponed due to snow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:35

76ers game Saturday postponed due to snowThe NBA announced that two games for Saturday are being postponed because of snow, including the 76ers game.


The Latest: Opponent says state risks botched executions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:10
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations hearing on California's proposed use of one lethal injection for executions (all times local):

AccuWeather: Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:09

 Snowstorm moving quickly, arriving earlierThe snowstorm heading our way has been speeding up and is expected to bring snow to parts of our area in the 4 p.m hour, and could arrive in Philadelphia around 7 p.m.


Texas man pleads not guilty in wife's killing in 1973

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:59
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — A Houston-area man has pleaded not guilty to killing his 19-year-old wife more than four decades ago in suburban Chicago.