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France, India to focus talks on defense deal, clean energy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:57

National Security Group commandos prepare to launch an assault during a drill to tackle a mock terror attack ahead of Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. India is tightening security with extra paramilitary soldiers and police deployed across the capital after a French consulate in southern India received a letter warning against the visit of French President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)NEW DELHI (AP) — Amid the pomp of a military parade, the leaders of France and India are planning ambitious discussions next week in New Delhi that could end with a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy.


SFO flights to East Coast canceled due to incoming blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:56

SFO flights to East Coast canceled due to incoming blizzardMany airline passengers scrambled Thursday night to grab a flight out of SFO to the East Coast before airports there shut down due to a blizzard.


Fremont launches campaign to raise awareness around rise in pedestrian accidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:20

Fremont launches campaign to raise awareness around rise in pedestrian accidentsThe city of Fremont is launching a campaign to raise awareness around driving and pedestrian safety in an effort to decrease accidents.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:02
"I am sure that Mr. Lugovoi and Mr. Kovtun placed the polonium-210 in the teapot at the Pine Bar on 1 November 2006." — British Judge Robert Owen, who concluded that two Russian men acting at the behest of Russia's security services, probably with approval from President Vladimir Putin, poisoned former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko.

VIDEO: Miami doctor suspended after purported Uber attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:55

 Miami doctor suspended after purported Uber attackA Miami doctor was placed on administrative leave after a video of her appearing to assault an Uber driver went viral.


Victims of ex-Oklahoma officer say lives forever changed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:00

Daniel Holtzclaw, center, stands with his attorneys Robert Gray, left, and Scott Adams, during his sentencing in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, was convicted of raping and sexually victimizing several women on his beat. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teenager raped by an Oklahoma City cop on the front porch of her mother's home says she doesn't know how to react when she sees law officers now, even though the man who attacked her is going to prison for the rest of his life.


Double shooting in Norwalk sends man, woman to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:58

Double shooting in Norwalk sends man, woman to hospitalSheriff's deputies are investigating a double shooting in Norwalk that sent a man and a woman to the hospital on Thursday.


Military: Human remains found at Arizona F-16 crash site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:54
BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — Human remains have been found at an Arizona crash site where an F-16 fighter jet piloted by a student from Taiwan went down, the military said Thursday night.

SoCal Gas officials grilled during Porter Ranch gas leak hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:53

SoCal Gas officials grilled during Porter Ranch gas leak hearingOfficials with the Southern California Gas Company answered questions about the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak at a hearing in Granada Hills on Thursday.


Twelve Marines declared dead after helicopter crash off Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:32

Search for 12 Marines off the North Shore of OahuThe Coast Guard called off the search for the missing Marines on Tuesday after five days of search and rescue efforts across some 40,000 square nautical miles of ocean, along with shorelines. The Marines were officially classified as deceased on Wednesday and Marine Corps officers personally notified each family, a statement from the Marines said. The two CH-53E helicopters belonging to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay were on a routine training mission when they were reported to have collided just before midnight on Jan. 14, according to the Coast Guard.


The Latest: Human remains found at Arizona F-16 crash site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:28
BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest developments in the crash of an F-16 fighter in northwestern Arizona. (All times local):

Exclusive: California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:28

A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter RanchLong before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 of “major failures” without a rate hike to pay for comprehensive inspections of 229 storage wells. The previous year, Pacific Gas & Electric pointed to an absence of safety standards for storage wells as reason to launch its own monitoring program that went beyond state rules, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters.


Washington in bullseye of potentially historic storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:25

Christine Perusz loads up on ice-melting chemicals at Barnes Supply Co., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Durham, N.C. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation's capital like the UFO from "Independence Day." Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land on Washington.


TSA takes ABC7 behind-the-scenes at LAX security

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:04

TSA takes ABC7 behind-the-scenes at LAX securityThere may be airports that handle more flights, but when it comes to passengers going through terminals, the Los Angeles International Airport is number one.


Stock market tumble could keep pension funds behind

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:57

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a trader looks at his phone outside the New York Stock Exchange, as world stock markets plunged after China's main index sank to its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis. The slide on Wall Street could damage public-employee pension funds around the country that have yet to recover from the Great Recession. Since the start of 2016, stocks have been down by about 8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country, most of which haven't even recovered from the Great Recession, and the burden could end up falling on taxpayers.


Donald Trump: Establishment 'warming up' to me

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:54

Donald Trump Jr., right, with his father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his brother, Eric Trump, left, during a campaign rally on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday the Republican establishment is "warming up" to his candidacy as he ramped up his attacks against his chief rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.


2 dead, 2 injured after eastern Oklahoma bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:51

Authorities block a street at the scene of a bank robbery Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Eufaula, Okla. The FBI says two people have been shot to death, including a bank employee, during a bank robbery at the Bank of Eufaula. (Kevin Harvison/McAlester News-Capital via AP) MANDATORY CREDITEUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — A bank president was fatally shot during a robbery Thursday in eastern Oklahoma and the suspected gunman was killed after an ensuing car chase, authorities said.


Jail chaplain testifies against LASD deputies accused of beating inmate, falsifying report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:38

Jail chaplain testifies against LASD deputies accused of beating inmate, falsifying reportChaplain Paulino Juarez is still shaken by the beating he witnessed inside the Men's Central Jail nearly seven years ago.


Brains vs. blizzards: Harvard students take on snow removal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:36

In this December 2015 photo provided by Harvard University, junior Cesar Maeda explains a robotic snow blower to a group of officials at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. Eighteen juniors representing several engineering disciplines spent the fall semester inventing a robotic remote-control rooftop snowblower, a super-heated icicle cutter and a freeze-resistant doormat. The inventions grew out of last winter’s record snowfall, which stretched campus maintenance department workers to their limit and forced a campus shutdown for the first time since the Blizzard of ‘78. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell/Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Winter is bearing down anew, and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it.


Alabama carries out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:23

This Jan. 20, 2016, photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Eugene Brooks, convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman. Brooks is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Atmore, Ala., in what would be Alabama's first execution in more than two years. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Here is the latest on the execution of Christopher Eugene Brooks in Alabama. (All times are local):)