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Oscar winner Jamie Foxx helps rescue driver from vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:31

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Jamie Foxx presents the Hollywood actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life. Foxx and the victim’s father say Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, that Foxx and one other hero pulled a man from his burning truck moments before it became engulfed in flames near Foxx’s Southern California home. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life.


4-alarm Center City fire under control, 2 firefighters injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:27

4-alarm Center City fire under control, 2 firefighters injuredA multi-alarm apartment building fire that brought massive flames and billowed smoke across the Center City skyline sent two firefighters to the hospital.


State Republicans to unveil CPS takeover plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:24

State Republicans to unveil CPS takeover planABC7 has learned state Republicans will introduce legislation to take control of the Chicago Public Schools system away from the city.


Dubai tower blaze shows risks in common building material

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:21

In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 photo, the burned hulk of The Address Downtown is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Skyscraper fires like the blaze that struck the 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year’s Eve, swiftly turning it into a towering inferno, are not that rare. The New Year's Eve tower fire in Dubai has raised new issues about the safety of exterior sidings put on high-rise buildings in the United Arab Emirates and around the world. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Within minutes, the revelry of New Year's Eve in Dubai turned to horror as those gathered for fireworks downtown watched flames race up the side of one of the glistening city's most prominent luxury hotels.


Police: 3 men placed skimming device on Overbrook ATM

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:18

 3 men placed skimming device on Overbrook ATMPhiladelphia police are looking for three men they say tried to steal bank information from unsuspecting customers in the Overbrook section.


Calls for boycott over diversity throw Oscars into turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:13

In a Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo, Jada Pinkett-Smith arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of mostly white nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday, Jan. 17, 2016, that they will not attend this year’s ceremony. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees are forcing stars to choose sides and threatening to throw the movie industry's biggest night of the year into turmoil.


Officials: Delaware County man posed as contractor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:54

 Delaware County man posed as contractorA Delaware County man faces several charges for allegedly scamming Drexel Hill homeowners out of thousands of dollars.


Greyhound bus departs from LA, crashes in San Jose; 2 dead, 8 hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:52

Greyhound bus departs from LA, crashes in San Jose; 2 dead, 8 hospitalizedA Greyhound bus driver said he was fatigued before the vehicle plowed into safety barrels on a highway and flipped on its side early Tuesday, killing two women and sending at least eight other people to the hospital.


Amidst drop in oil prices, U.S. Navy deploys 'Great Green Fleet'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:51

U.S. Navy Secretary Mabus speaks in front of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, as it arrives at the U.S. naval base in YokosukaThe U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called "Great Green Fleet" on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first criticized the high cost of alternative fuels. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Reuters the deployment is the next step in a fleet-wide effort that has seen the Navy cut its oil consumption by 15 percent since he took charge in 2009 and the Marine Corps curb its use by 60 percent. A focus on energy and energy-saving technology gives the U.S. Navy a military advantage, Mabus said.


The Latest: Woman killed in bus crash identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:50

A California Highway Patrol officer moves belongings from a Greyhound bus crash that left two dead and at least eight injured on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. A Greyhound spokeswoman said the bus, which left Los Angeles Monday night, was carrying 20 passengers in addition to the driver. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on a deadly Greyhound bus accident (all times local):


Officials: Bus driver said he was tired before deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:48

A California Highway Patrol investigator examines the scene of a fatal Greyhound bus crash, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. The bus flipped on its side while traveling north on Highway 101, according to the San Jose Fire Department. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Greyhound bus driver said he was fatigued before the vehicle plowed into safety barrels on a Northern California highway and flipped on its side early Tuesday, killing two women and sending at least eight other people to the hospital, authorities said.


Police: Woman jumps in SUV, stabs Denver fire chief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:34
DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a woman stabbed Denver's fire chief after jumping into his vehicle near the department's headquarters.

Search called off for Marines missing since helicopter crash off Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:20

Search for 12 Marines off the North Shore of OahuThe Coast Guard said that as of sunset on Tuesday evening, when the effort was formally called off, some 40,000 square nautical miles of ocean had been searched, along with shorelines. "A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact and I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard when I say our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing," Captain Jim Jenkins, acting commander of the Coast Guard's 14th District, said. The Coast Guard would support any future search operations Marine Corps might want to launch, he added.


Michigan governor devotes speech to Flint water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:06

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst of an economic comeback, and Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy.


Search suspended for Marines missing after helicopters crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:59

This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps shows a Marine Officer attached to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 uses binoculars to search for debris of a helicopter mishap in Haliewa Beach Park, Hawaii. Rescuers battled winds of up to 23 mph and waves up to 30 feet as they searched for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters they were in crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.(Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Officials Tuesday suspended their massive search for 12 Marines who were aboard two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii last week.


East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:52

This image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center shows an early computer model forecasting the chances of a windy, strong sleet-snow storm hitting the East Coast this weekend, Jan. 22-23, 2016. Meteorologists say tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm, meteorologists say.


Crews battle 2-alarm North Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:50

1 hospitalized, 5 displaced in North Philadelphia fireAt least one person is hospitalized due to a two-alarm fire in North Philadelphia Tuesday night.


Arizona city made famous by Eagles song celebrates Frey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:43

In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, photo courtesy of Tom McCauley, the corner in Winslow, Ariz., made famous by the 1972 Eagles' song "Take it Easy." Fans are leaving flowers, hand-written notes and candles at the site to celebrate the life of Eagles band member Glenn Frey. Frey died Monday, Jan. 18. He was 67. (Tom McCauley via AP)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Winslow, Arizona, was all but forgotten when Interstate 40 displaced Route 66 and began whisking travelers around its downtown in the late 1970s.


IS acknowledges death of 'Jihadi John' in magazine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:42

FILE - This image made from militant video, which has been verified by SITE Intelligence Group and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John,” who appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages. SITE, which tracks terrorist activity, says the Islamic State group is acknowledging the death of the masked militant and published a "eulogizing profile" of him on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in its English-language magazine Dabiq. (SITE Intelligence Group via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged the death of the masked militant known as "Jihadi John," who appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages, in an article in its online English-language magazine Dabiq.


A California man whose family says he was 117 has died

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:34
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California man whose family said he was 117 years old has died. The age would have likely made him the oldest person on earth when he died.