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Florida police officer wounded in 'ambush' shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:17
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida police officer was shot and wounded Friday in what his chief called an ambush attack.

Police investigate physical confrontation between Oakland high school security guard, student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:13

Police investigate physical confrontation between Oakland high school security guard, studentFor the second time in two years police are investigating a physical confrontation between a security guard and student at Oakland's Fremont High School and it was all caught on camera.


Post reporter released by Iran flown back to US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post says owner Jeff Bezos (BAY'-zohs) has flown Post reporter Jason Rezaian (reh-ZY'-ahn) back to the United States after his release from Iranian custody.

Browning-Ferris appeals U.S. ruling on 'joint employment'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:11
Browning-Ferris Industries, a subsidiary of Republic Services Inc, this week sought review of the National Labor Relations Board's decision on joint employment by a federal appeals court in Washington. The company "strongly believes that it has rights that require vindication," Browning-Ferris' attorney Stuart Newman of Seyfarth Shaw said of the petition, filed on Wednesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

East Coast blizzard, West Coast rain causes travel mess at SFO

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:11

East Coast blizzard, West Coast rain causes travel mess at SFOBecause of bad weather on both coasts, Friday is not the day to fly.


VIDEO: Cars towed from Upper Darby snow emergency routes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:08

 Cars towed from Upper Darby snow emergency routesLike many communities across the area, a snow emergency went into effect on Friday night in Upper Darby, Pa.


Designer makes gowns out of car interior material

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:07

In this Jan. 14, 2016 photo, Models Wendy Schaffer, left to right, Joan Lutz, Stefanie Kwiatkowski, and Dominique Jackson stand in front of a Buick Enclave at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit . The surface of the Enclave’s instrument panel is supplied by Inteva Products LLC, a Troy, Michigan-based maker of engineered components and systems. The thermoplastic material is called Inteather. Inteva commissioned a fashion designer to produce four gowns using Inteather. The results were on display during a pop-up fashion show at the auto show. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)DETROIT (AP) — One auto supplier is taking the term "ready to wear" to a whole new level.


The Latest: US denies appeal for Flint disaster declaration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:05

Vehicles make their way through downtown Flint, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-tainted water flowing through their taps have been slighted by the government or ignored altogether. For many, it echoes the lackluster federal response to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — The latest on the Flint water crisis (all times local):


Pacifica declares local of emergency due to falling cliffs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:00

Pacifica declares local state of emergency due to falling cliffsThe city of Pacifica is asking for state and federal assistance due to the coastline that is falling away and unstable roads.


Airlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advances

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:58

Airlines cancel flights as snowstorm snarls Eastern USNEW YORK (AP) — Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S.


San Jose rental rates among the highest in the nation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:51

San Jose rental rates among the highest in the nationIn Santa Clara County, rental rates are some of the highest they've ever been, and they're projected to go up even more in the upcoming year.


Chinese stock market woes impacting Bay Area real estate market

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:51

Chinese stock market woes impacting Bay Area real estate marketThe U.S. stock market isn't the only part of the economy affected by the slide in Chinese markets.


Shivering homeless man finds warmth in strangers' kindness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:32

Grover Price, 35, right, with The Hope Center, asks a homeless man standing outside of the Samaritan Inn on Salem Avenue in Roanoke, Va., if he wants to stay in warm shelter on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Price opened up a second shelter at Paradise Cathedral on Melrose Avenue to accommodate more people, when he ran out of space at The Hope Center where people slept overnight. (Erica Yoon/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBILOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A teenage girl hopped out of a car at a red light as the snow pelted down, and handed a red wool blanket to a stranger.


George Zimmerman divorce finalized; keeps truck, family dog

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:31

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 file photo,George Zimmerman gestures during his testimony at a hearing for accused shooter Matthew Apperson in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman is officially divorced. The Orlando Sentinel reports that a Seminole County judge signed the divorce order Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 ending his marriage to Shellie Zimmerman. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman is officially divorced.


Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:29

Kathy Ostrowski, lobbyist and legislative director for the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life, criticizes a state Court of Appeals ruling on abortion, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The ruling blocked enforcement of the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester procedure. (AP Photo/John Hanna).WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.


SF DA files bribery charges against former HRC and staffer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:24

SF DA files bribery charges against former HRC and stafferThree former San Francisco City Hall insiders are facing corruption charges for allegedly taking contributions from undercover FBI agents in exchange for political access and favors.


Man arrested on suspicion of shooting firefighter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:16
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Pulaski County Sheriff's deputies arrested a homeowner on suspicion of manslaughter after a firefighter was shot to death while responding to a medical emergency call at a rural home near Little Rock.

Clinton faces challenge in Iowa caucus reminiscent of 2008

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:14

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Recall this 2008 storyline: Hillary Clinton enters the presidential campaign as the Democratic front-runner, runs into an inspirational candidate who generates big crowds and enthusiasm. And she winds up in a dogfight in Iowa.


Flint lead problem could be eased by recoating old pipes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:14

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.


IMF sees 2016 negative growth for Latin America, Caribbean

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 09:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will maintain this year the same overall 0.3 percent negative growth seen in 2015.