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Stepmom of missing boy breaks silence, denies involvement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:14
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of a missing Oregon boy has broken her silence, telling People magazine she never harmed him.

New flare-ups over the racial demographics of abortion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion and race, two of America's most volatile topics, have intersected in recent flare-ups related to the disproportionately high rate of abortion among black women.

New flare-ups over the racial demographics of abortion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion and race, two of America's most volatile topics, have intersected in recent flare-ups related to the disproportionately high rate of abortion among black women.

15-year term imposed in jewelry store worker kidnap, torture

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:08

15-year term imposed in jewelry store worker kidnap, tortureOne of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.


15-year term imposed in jewelry store worker kidnap, torture

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:08

15-year term imposed in jewelry store worker kidnap, tortureOne of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.


Audit: Vegas-area cabs overcharging public by $47M a year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:06
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — If the cash you doled out for a Las Vegas cab ride hurt your wallet, it's not all in your head — auditors in Nevada also think taxi rates are outrageous.

Anxiety in the air as world elite meets in Davos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:03

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Christine Lagarde speaks during a panel session on the first day of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In the couple of hours before Morgan Stanley chief James Gorman sat down Wednesday to speak on a panel in Davos, Switzerland, he had lost some $600,000 on the value of his shares in the bank.


New 49ers coach Chip Kelly: I had a great experience in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:01

 I had a great experience in PhiladelphiaChip Kelly had nothing but good things to say about his time in Philadelphia as he was introduced as the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.


New 49ers coach Chip Kelly: I had a great experience in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:01

 I had a great experience in PhiladelphiaChip Kelly had nothing but good things to say about his time in Philadelphia as he was introduced as the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.


Jamie Apody speaks with Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:01

Jamie Apody speaks with Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim SchwartzAction News sports reporter Jamie Apody speaks with new Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.


Crash spurs new questions about lawmaker with brain injury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:59
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state senator who has been working to recover from a traumatic brain injury he suffered in a 2014 fall faces new questions about his health following a recent car crash in which police say he was driving the wrong way.

The Latest: Fitch downgrades Chicago schools' credit rating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:58
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on Illinois Republicans proposing a state takeover of Chicago Public Schools (all times local):

3 likely scenarios for eastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a nor'easter eyes the eastern United States, the National Weather Service is warning of a "potentially paralyzing winter storm" at the end of the week for parts of the mid-Atlantic region, including the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas, where a blizzard watch has been issued.

Watchdog faults FAA's air traffic control operations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:53

Watchdog faults FAA's air traffic control operationsWASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on air traffic control operations has doubled over two decades, while productivity has declined substantially and efforts to improve performance have been ineffective, according to a report released Wednesday by a government watchdog.


Feds: Detective punched, kicked, menaced man with seatbelt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:51
CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a suburban Cleveland detective punched and kicked a suspect, drove him to a cemetery, wrapped a seatbelt around his neck and threatened to put him in the ground.

'Affluenza' teen to drop fight against Mexico deportation: source

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:49

U.S. national Ethan Couch is pictured in this undated handout photographLawyers for a Texas teen who killed four people in a so-called "affluenza" drunk-driving case have told Mexican authorities they want to drop their fight against his deportation to the United States, a Mexican official said on Wednesday. Ethan Couch's legal team presented a document to a court in western Jalisco state seeking to end the effort, although the 18-year-old must still sign the paperwork and have it ratified by judicial authorities, the official said. Couch and his mother, Tonya, were arrested in Mexico last month following a more than two-week manhunt.


Rookie officer charged in killing of unarmed man nears trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:46
NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man in a housing project stairwell is nearing a trial expected to feature testimony about the officer's panicked and shaken state in the tragedy's aftermath.

1 person killed in house fire in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:45

1 person killed in house fire in DelawareA house fire killed one person in Talleyville, Delaware late Tuesday night.


Falls Bridge closures to start next week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:35

Falls Bridge closures to start next weekDrivers who use the Falls Bridge in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park section will need to plan another route to get around.


Doggies in diapers? Housetraining troubles not uncommon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:19

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama is pulled away by her dogs Bo and Sunny, after welcoming the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House in Washington. Sunny, the Portuguese water dog who joined fellow first dog Bo and the Obama family in 2013, has housetraining issues. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house.