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Factbox - Five worst snowstorms in New York City history

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 12:08
(Reuters) - An intense blizzard has dumped 25.1 inches (63.8 cm) of snow in New York City's Central Park, the National Weather Service said on Saturday, ranking it No.3 among the city's worst snow storms. The following are the five worst snowstorms to hit the largest city in the United States before this week, according to the NWS: - 26.9 inches (68.3 cm), Feb. 11-12, 2006 - 25.8 inches (65.5 cm), Dec. 26-27, 1947 - 21.0 inches (53.3 cm), March 12-14, 1888 - 20.9 inches (53.1 cm), Feb. 25-26, 2010 - 20.2 inches (51.3 cm), Jan. 7-8, 1996 The deepest snowfall from the blizzard paralyzing the ...

The Latest: Maryland governor orders closure of highways

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:56

A man waits for a D train at the snow-covered 25th Avenue stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in New York. Service at above-ground stations was suspended later in the day due to a blizzard. (AP Photo/David Boe)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the blizzard slamming a large swath of the United States (all times local):


Blizzard packing hurricane-force winds cripples East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:52

Despite adverse weather conditions, people visit New York's Central Park as a large winter storm enveloped the East Coast on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city.


Temple women's gymnastics team stuck hours on Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:38

Temple women's gymnastics team headed home after being stuck for hours on Pa. TurnpikeThe Temple University women's gymnastics team has spent hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


What We Know: Key takeaways from massive winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:26
Here's what we know about the winter storm hitting the eastern United States:

Family of woman killed in terror attack files claims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:18
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Family members of a woman killed in the San Bernardino attack are seeking $204 million in damages in three claims against the county.

Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:09
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books.

Inmates rappelled from roof to escape California jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:01

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) — Three inmates escaped from a Southern California maximum-security jail by cutting through half-inch steel bars and rappelling from the roof by a makeshift rope, authorities said Saturday as they continued hunting for the men, who include an alleged killer.


Leaking Los Angeles gas well ordered shut down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. was ordered Saturday to permanently close and seal a storage well that's poured natural gas into the air over a Los Angeles neighborhood for months and driven thousands from their homes.

Regulators approve health study on huge California gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 10:19

Homes are seen in Porter Ranch near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter RanchBy Paula Lehman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Regional air quality regulators in California voted on Saturday to require the utility responsible for a ruptured underground pipeline in the Los Angeles area to underwrite an independent study on the health effects of a huge methane leak from the site. The natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, just outside the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch, began on Oct. 23 and ranks as the worst ever in California.


Massive snowstorm brings flooding to East Coast

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

Coastal flooding from a winter snowstorm inundates houses along W. 7th Avenue, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in North Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/Robb Nunzio)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A massive winter storm that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on the eastern United States raised flood waters in communities up and down the Atlantic Coast Saturday, closing roads and prompting evacuations.


1 rancher renounces federal grazing contract at Bundy event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:49

Ryan Bundy, right, gestures in front of a sign 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 rancher from New Mexico renounced his U.S. Forest Service grazing contract at an event held by an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to protest federal land use policies.


The Latest: Rancher renounces contract at Bundy event

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:48

Ryan Bundy, right, gestures in front of a sign 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) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):


Official: Philadelphia Int'l Airport to 'gradually' resume operations on Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:38

Philadelphia Int'l Airport to 'gradually' resume operations Sunday, officials sayThe Philadelphia International Airport plans to "gradually" resume operations on Sunday after it cancelled all flights on Saturday due to blizzard conditions, a spokeswoman said.


VIDEO: Raw video of flooding in South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:18

 Viewer pictures of shore floodingStreets were flooded in south Jersey as the tide came in on Saturday morning.


Homeowner fights back, two suspects arrested in Seabrook

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:14

Homeowner fights back, two suspects arrested in SeabrookBrian Johnson says he had company over Friday night, five adults and four children, when four uninvited masked men arrived with weapons in hand.


VIDEO: Blizzard slows Amtrak service at 30th Street Station

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:11

 Blizzard slows Amtrak service at 30th Street StationAs the storm progressed through the day, most Amtrak trains were cancelled Saturday leaving the 30th Street Station lobby almost void where there once was a steady flow of foot traffic.


Blizzard slows Amtrak service at 30th Street Station

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:06

 Blizzard slows Amtrak service at 30th Street StationAs the storm progressed through the day, most Amtrak trains were cancelled Saturday leaving the 30th Street Station lobby almost void where there once was a steady flow of foot traffic.


Michigan questions some US demands regarding Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 09:03

FILE - This Jan. 21, 2016 file photo shows the Flint River near downtown Flint, Mich. City leaders are floating a shockingly high price to replace the city's water infrastructure damaged after the state’s disastrous decision in 2014 to use the Flint River as the city’s drinking water source without adding a chemical to control corrosion, which caused high levels of chloride from the river to react with iron in the pipes, causing lead to leach into water for a year and a half and contributing to a spike in child lead poisoning before city and state officials fully acknowledged the problem. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a letter pledging to work with the federal government to ensure the safety of Flint's drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands.


Major snowstorm delays cruise ship's return to Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:52

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, photo, provided by Meg Ryan, passengers aboard Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship wait in line to use the phone, while at sea. The Maryland Department of Transportation said Friday that the blizzard hitting the East Coast will prevent the port in Baltimore, where the ship was expected to return on Sunday, from being ready for the ship until Monday. (Meg Ryan via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — For the passengers on a cruise ship heading back to snowy Baltimore from the Bahamas, one more day at sea doesn't sound like such a bad idea.