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Turnpike section where hundreds stranded back open

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:11

Turnpike section where hundreds stranded back openA section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh where hundreds of vehicles were stranded during the massive winter storm reopened in both directions Sunday, officials said.


Temple women's gymnastics team returns home after 30 hours stuck on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:09

Temple women's gymnastics team returns home after 30 hours stuck on Pa. TurnpikeAction News was there when the Temple University Lady Owls gymnastics team returned home Sunday after being stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 30 hours during this weekend's snow storm.


Why snow totals out of Washington, D.C., aren't measuring up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:05

Workers remove snow on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan National Airport, with the U.S. Capitol dome seen behind, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 in Arlington, Va. Millions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — There was definitely a lot of snow in Washington, but just how much may never really be known.


Drivers dig out cars day after blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:00

Drivers dig out cars day after blizzardThe day after the Blizzard of 2016, many spent the day digging their vehicles out from the mounds of snow Mother Nature dumped on Saturday.


East Coast, emerging from blizzard, faces difficult commute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:52

Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow in Alexandria, Va., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Millions of Americans were digging themselves out after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)NEW YORK (AP) — After a weekend of sledding, snowboarding and staying put, the blizzard-blanketed Eastern U.S. will confront a Monday commute slowed by slick roads, damaged transit lines and endless mounds of snow.


SEPTA resumes some services, Regional Rail suspended

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:51

SEPTA resumes some services including limited Regional RailSEPTA has restored some services on Sunday, but says Regional Rail will remain suspended.


Flooding, beach erosion at the shore after the storm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:45

Flooding, beach erosion at the shore after the stormAreas along the New Jersey coastline suffered serious beach erosion and flooding as a result of this weekend's storm.


US official seeks support for European trade deal in Poland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:43

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman meets with a Polish start-up entrepreneur, Chris Waclawek with the company Estimote, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016. Froman was in Warsaw to meet with Polish leaders but also to learns about the developments of several young entrepreneurs and tells them of the benefits they will feel from a new transatlantic trade deal which the United States and the European Union are seeking to finalize.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman was welcomed Sunday by Polish entrepreneurs as he worked to finalize a free trade pact between the United States and the European Union.


Forum over Oregon standoff canceled over safety concerns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:13

ADDS IDENTIFICATION OF ADRIAN SEWELL- Ryan Bundy, right, gestures toward Adrian Sewell at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in near Burns, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Bundy, part of an armed group occupying the refuge to protest federal land policies, says the sign will be displayed on a road leading to the area. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A judge who planned to host a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has canceled it due to safety concerns.


The Latest: Device lost in blizzard, snow totals may be off

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:57

A person holds an American Flag during a charge during an organized snowball fight at Dupont Circle Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 in Washington. Millions of Americans were preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on recovery efforts following the blizzard that slammed a large swath of the United States (all times local):


54-year-old Allentown man collapses, dies after shoveling snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:16

54-year-old Allentown man collapses, dies after shoveling snowLehigh County officials have confirmed an Allentown man's death was weather related.


Manhunt underway for prisoners who escaped from California jail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:59

File photo of an inmate in handcuffs at the Orange County jail in Santa AnaAuthorities pressed on through the third day of an intense Southern California manhunt on Sunday for an accused killer and two other inmates charged with violent felonies who broke out of an Orange County jail through a plumbing tunnel, officials said. The escaped prisoners were identified as Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, who were housed together in a 68-man dormitory-style unit of the jail before slipping away early on Friday morning, Orange County Sheriff's Department officials said. "The three escapees ... are dangerous criminals," Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said in a statement.


Delaware to lift state of emergency at midnight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:53

Delaware to lift state of emergency at midnightDelaware Gov. Jack Markell has issued an order to lift a state of emergency at midnight imposed as a winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the mid-Atlantic region.


New York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down government

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:38

Two boys play atop a pile of snow at the end of a street in Union CityBy Frank McGurty and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation's capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and local offices and schools planned to remain closed on Monday. Midtown Manhattan sprang back to life on a bright and sunny Sunday as residents and tourists rejoiced in the warming sunlight, digging out buried cars, heading to Broadway shows and cavorting in massive drifts left by New York City's second-biggest snowstorm in history. In Washington, where a traffic ban was still in effect, the recovery got off to a slower start, with the entire transit system closed through Sunday.


Allentown sets snow record with 31.9 inches during Blizzard of 2016

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:36

Allentown sets snow record with 31.9 inches during Blizzard of 2016A two-day total of 31.9 inches fell in Allentown during the Blizzard of 2016.


Blizzard of 2016 ranks #4 in Philadelphia history

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:26

Blizzard of 2016 ranks #4 in Philadelphia historyThe Blizzard of 2016 ranked as the fourth largest snowfall in Philadelphia history.


New Jersey Transit restores service system-wide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:24

New Jersey Transit restores service system-wideNew Jersey Transit begin restoring transit services at 11 a.m. Sunday.


Authorities seek 3 inmates _ and answers about their escape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:21

This image provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men from left are, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder, and 43-year-old Bac Duong, charged with attempted murder. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. on Friday and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities hunting three dangerous escapees from a maximum-security jail in Southern California called on the public's help to find them Sunday, offering $50,000 in rewards and saying they still don't have all the details of the elaborate escape plan.


Philadelphia trash, recycling pick up canceled Monday for storm clean up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:11

Snow emergency lifted for Philadelphia; Monday trash pick up canceledA snow emergency remains in effect for the City of Philadelphia as clean up efforts continue in the wake of the storm.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:01

Fred Leach, of East Falmouth, Mass., creates a path with a snowblower at Green Pond Marina, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in East Falmouth. A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow Saturday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: