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Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica coast, condition unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:31

Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica coast, condition unknownThe Coast Guard pulled a man from the ocean off the coast near Pacifica, after he was swept away by a powerful ocean wave.


2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshman retention

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:30
A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.

San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue flooding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:30

San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue floodingThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission began a series of workshops in an effort to improve the city's flood resilience, especially on Cayuga Avenue.


San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue flooding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:30

San Francisco PUC begins workshops to improve Cayuga Avenue floodingThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission began a series of workshops in an effort to improve the city's flood resilience, especially on Cayuga Avenue.


Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:27

Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mallCleanup from a Lunar New Year celebration is taking a little longer than usual after fireworks may have sparked a fire outside a mall in San Jose Monday night.


Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:27

Lunar New Year fireworks may have sparked fire at San Jose mallCleanup from a Lunar New Year celebration is taking a little longer than usual after fireworks may have sparked a fire outside a mall in San Jose Monday night.


Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:15

Steam rises from the stakes of the coal fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, WyomingBy Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. The court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to grant a request by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy away from fossil fuels. The White House on Tuesday night said it disagrees with the court decision but said it expects the rule will survive the legal challenge.


Steps to improve allergy symptoms in SoCal's unseasonable weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:00

Steps to improve allergy symptoms in SoCal's unseasonable weatherIf you've been sneezing and wheezing and you think it's getting worse, doctors say you're probably right as the rain, winds and hot temps are a horrible mix for anyone with allergies.


Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:55

Whole Woman's Health founder speaks during media tour of the Whole Woman?s Health clinic in San Antonio, TexasAs the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open. The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case in November by agreeing to hear a challenge by abortion providers to parts of a restrictive, Republican-backed Texas law that critics contend is aimed at shutting abortion clinics. Texas Republicans who backed what is known as HB-2 contend the 2013 abortion law is aimed at protecting women's health.


Family of homeless man fatally shot in Venice sues LAPD chief, city

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:40

Family of homeless man fatally shot in Venice sues LAPD chief, cityAttorneys representing the family of Brendon Glenn announced the filing of lawsuits against the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck alleging wrongful death and excessive force in his death.


Bay Area drivers excited to find gas below $2 a gallon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:31

Bay Area drivers excited to find gas below $2 a gallonWaiting in line paid off in Mill Valley on Tuesday morning as customers watched gas prices fall before their very eyes.


SF considering fund for businesses displaced by during Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:27

SF considering fund for businesses displaced by during Super BowlSupervisors Aaron Peskin and Jane Kim introduced an ordinance that would create the Super Bowl Impact 50 Fund to help vendors with permits who were displaced.


Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:12
Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director says.

U.S. to study Zika link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:10

A health worker prepares insecticide before fumigating in a neighborhood in San JuanBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are heading to Puerto Rico this week to study whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus will cause an increase in cases of a rare neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome as the outbreak intensifies in this U.S. territory. The World Health Organization last month predicted that Zika would spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. "Right now we're focusing on Puerto Rico, where we've just started seeing cases of Zika as well as cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome," Dr. James Sejvar, a neuroepidemiologist at the CDC, told Reuters in an interview.


New balloon technique offers hope for weight loss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:04

New balloon technique offers hope for weight lossA new procedure which involves inserting balloons into a patient's stomach is offering hope for weight loss.


Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man died of a stab wound that he could have survived if he hadn't waited 18 minutes for an ambulance, the outgoing medical director of the District of Columbia's fire department said in a scathing resignation letter that questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to reform the long-troubled agency.

Bergdahl case delayed over classified information dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:52

File- This Jan. 12, 2016, file photo shows Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exiting a courthouse at Fort Bragg, N.C. after a pretrial hearing. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has temporarily halted the desertion case against Sgt. Bergdahl while it considers a dispute between the sides over how to handle classified information. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)A military appeals court halted proceedings against U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday while it considers a dispute over how much leeway the defense should have in accessing classified information.


Federal relief may soon be on way for California Dungeness crab fishermen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:40

Federal relief may soon be on way for California Dungeness crab fishermenWith crab season hanging on the edge, California and the Bay Area's beleaguered fishermen are beginning to get some help both locally and they hope federally, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:31

Sister Mary Benedicte, left, serves food at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.


Former Columbus Police officer sues over firing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:28
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer is suing a Mississippi city after he was fired for his role in a fatal death.