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Police: Senator's family SUV stolen from his Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:31

 Senator's family SUV stolen from his Delaware homeOfficials say U.S. Sen. Chris Coons' family SUV was stolen from his Delaware home.


Deal struck to save historic ocean liner SS United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:21

Deal struck to save historic ocean liner SS United StatesThe SS United States, a historic and record-breaking ocean liner that once hosted royalty and presidents, has escaped the scrap heap and will undergo a rebirth, supporters announced Thursday.


Drug traffickers seek safe haven amid legal marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:17

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, employees tends to marijuana plants at a grow house in Denver. According to law enforcement officials, Colorado’s legal marijuana marketplace is in some cases serving as cover for a host of illegal drug traffickers who hide their product among the state’s many legal growing operations, then covertly ship it elsewhere and pocket millions of dollars from its sale. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — Seeking a safe haven in Colorado's legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state's sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press.


Burning candle sparks house fire in Hockessin, 4 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:26

Burning candle sparks house fire in Hockessin, 4 hurtFour people were hurt after a burning candle set a house on fire in Hockessin, Delaware.


Washington police have mixed results after federal oversight: review

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:25

Police officers block the street outside of the Imagine Southeast Public Charter School, which was locked down because of three nearby shootings in WashingtonThe Metropolitan Police Department of Washington's overall record on use-of-force reforms is mixed seven years after federal monitoring ended, a first-of-its-kind review said on Thursday. The results of the review of whether the department remains in compliance with a 2001 agreement with the Department of Justice were released as police across the United States are under scrutiny over relationships with the communities they serve, especially minorities.


Girl, 11, dies trying to rescue siblings from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 01:16

Girl, 11, dies trying to rescue siblings from burning homeA house fire in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., has claimed the lives of two children, including an 11-year-old girl who went back into the house to rescue two other children, officials said.


Six dead in Virginia murder-suicide after police standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:59
Police in Chesapeake, Virginia, about 200 miles south of Washington, found five bodies, including the suspected gunman, inside a home shortly after 2 a.m., Chesapeake police said in a statement. An investigation led police to a nearby residence where the armed man was barricaded inside, police said. Police believe the suspect killed the relatives before they arrived, the statement said.

2011 Christie road repair funding move now center of lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:15

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives for a meeting with state and federal transportation officials to discuss plans to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, in Newark, N.J. Since Christie, now a Republican presidential candidate, announced in January 2011 that nearly $2 billion of Port Authority dollars for a cancelled underwater rail project would go toward repairing the Pulaski Skyway connecting two New Jersey cities and other state projects, the decision to do so - and the justification for it - have come under increased scrutiny. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers warned five years ago that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to take $1.8 billion from a bistate port agency to fix state roads might cause legal problems.


Firefighters battle house blaze in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:15

Firefighters battle house blaze in Cherry HillFirefighters are battling a house blaze in Cherry Hill, New Jersey Thursday morning.


4 injured in house fire in Hockessin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:12

Burning candle sparks house fire in Hockessin, 4 hurtFour people were hurt in a house fire in Hockessin, Delaware.


AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:09

FILE - This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Officials say Jan. 27, 2016, a U.N. aviation panel is recommending a ban on shipping rechargeable batteries as cargo on passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes. (AP Photo/FAA, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel has recommended that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision.


U.S. failed to protect migrant children from traffickers: Senate probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:07

Rob Portman speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in WashingtonU.S. authorities failed to conduct proper background checks before releasing undocumented migrant children to guardians, who in some cases exploited them, a bipartisan U.S. Senate investigation found. Republican Senator Rob Portman opened a Thursday hearing on the findings saying the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lacked proper procedures to protect undocumented children entering the United States without an accompanying adult. The Senate investigation was prompted by a case in Portman's home state of Ohio in which at least six children from Guatemala were forced to work long hours on egg farms in Marion County.


Police: NJ woman hid heroin, cocaine inside child's car seat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:07

 NJ woman hid heroin, cocaine inside child's car seatA New Jersey woman is accused of hiding heroin and crack cocaine in her year-old child's car seat during a traffic stop.


The Latest: Trump makes new attack on Fox host Megyn Kelly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses. All times local.

Trump Says He 'Was Pushed Away' From Debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:45
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared Wednesday night on Fox News.

A coffee named 'Death Wish' wins a Super Bowl commercial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:26

In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, photo, provided by QuickBooks, Michael Brown, owner of Death Wish Coffee Company, poses for a picture during Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Big Game finalists tour, in Round Lake, N.Y. Death Wish Coffee Co. won a competition held by software maker Intuit for a 30-second spot during the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, 2016. The Round Lake, N.Y., company beat more than 15,000 companies in voting by the public and Intuit employees. (Hans Pennink/QuickBooks via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A coffee with an edgy name and made by a small business is getting a commercial in Super Bowl 50.


Rihanna releases new album, 'ANTI,' on Jay Z's Tidal service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:13

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, singer Rihanna poses before Christian Dior's Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection to be presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris. Rihanna has released her much anticipated new album through Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service, which she co-owns. Rihanna released “ANTI” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, on the streaming service. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna has released her much anticipated new album through Jay Z's Tidal streaming service, which she co-owns.


NASA remembers somber anniversary of Challenger explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:12

NASA remembers somber anniversary of Challenger explosionThe Challenger accident happened 30 years ago Thursday. NASA is honoring the victims of that accident across multiple states.


3 injured in house fire in Hockessin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:51

Burning candle sparks house fire in Hockessin, 4 hurtThree people were hurt in a house fire in Hockessin, Delaware.


30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 22:30

 New voice at astronauts' memorialAs families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.