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New Jersey shoppers stocking up for storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:32

New Jersey shoppers stocking up for stormThe countdown is on for the first major snowstorm of the season, and people in the Garden State aren't wasting any time preparing for it.


New Jersey grocery stores stocking up for storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:31

New Jersey shoppers stocking up for stormThe countdown is on for the first major snowstorm of the season, and people in the Garden State aren't wasting any time preparing for it.


Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:26

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, right, holds a sample of a fuel blend alongside Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, during a refueling at sea aboard the USS William P. Lawrence guided missile destroyer Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in waters off Coronado, Calif. The U.S. Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuel, calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel — a mix made from beef fat — calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.


Pinkett Smith says Oscars backlash not really about Oscars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:22

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the world premiere of "Focus" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Pinkett Smith says the backlash to the all-white acting nominees for the Academy Awards “isn’t really about the Oscars.” Pinkett Smith on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, said she wouldn’t attend or watch the Feb. 28 ceremony in a video that helped prompt calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith says the backlash to the all-white acting nominees for the Academy Awards "isn't really about the Oscars."


Palin Suggests Arrested Son Suffers From PTSD

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:07
She tells Trump rally Track the Army vet "came back a bit different.”

Transit agency to install real cameras on commuter trains

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:45
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say they will replace all fake security cameras with working ones, following the shooting death of a passenger.

Regulators scrap plan to burn off leaking methane in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:24

Porter Ranch resident Angel Maldonado, 35, who is seven months pregnant, listens to speakers at a meeting of air quality regulators to discuss potential rules against the utility that operates the site of a gas leak in Porter RanchBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Air quality regulators agreed on Wednesday to scrap a proposal to capture and burn off some of the methane spewing into the air from a subterranean pipeline rupture that has forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes since October. The stench of odorized methane fumes has sickened scores of people and led to efforts to temporarily relocate more than 6,000 households from the Porter Ranch community of northern Los Angeles at the edge of the leaking Aliso Canyon gas storage field.


Airlines Offer Refunds, Waivers Ahead of East Coast Winter Storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:18
Parts of the East Coast could be hit with an historic amount of snow.

Governors' emails show debate over blame for Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:58

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) — A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder's top aide told him the "real responsibility" for the city's water issues rested with local government officials, emails released Wednesday showed.


Bay Area first responders hold emergency drill in San Francisco Bay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:55

Bay Area first responders hold emergency drill in San Francisco BayThere was a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Wednesday with vessels and rescue boats. It was an emergency response operation without the actual emergency.


6abc Sports Flash: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:21

 Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016Jeff Skversky and Ducis Rodgers discuss the Eagles hiring of Doug Pederson.


Attack on Denver's fire chief appears random, unprovoked

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:09
DENVER (AP) — Investigators say the attack on Denver's fire chief near the department's headquarters appears to have been random and unprovoked.

3 likely scenarios for eastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:07
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.

1 fisherman dead, 2 missing after boat hits Oregon jetty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:03
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crabbing boat collided with a jetty on the Oregon coast, killing one fisherman and triggering a search for two others, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. A fourth man aboard, the vessel's captain, survived.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:03

Pakistani students look at a pool of blood following an attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday, killing many people, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


U.S. immigration case could set limits on presidential power

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:58

A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in WashingtonBy James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama's immigration policies could have an impact far beyond determining whether millions of undocumented immigrants can remain in the country. The case has the potential to constrain the power of Obama's successor to bypass Congress and act alone. Should Obama’s order blocking deportations for certain immigrants be invalidated by the justices, the decision could hamper future presidents' ability to craft policy through executive fiat, legal experts told Reuters.


Immigration advocates say SFPD violated city's sanctuary city ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:55

Immigration advocates say SFPD violated city's sanctuary city ordinanceImmigration advocates are accusing the San Francisco Police Department of violating the city's sanctuary city ordinance after officers released a man that ICE agents waited for outside the station.


The Latest: Search suspended for 2 missing fishermen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:51
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the search for missing fishermen off the Oregon Coast (all times local):

NY parks, weeks after rape claim, set to get security funds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:48
NEW YORK (AP) — The city's parks are poised to receive additional money for security less than two weeks after a young woman reported being gang-raped by teenage boys in a playground.

EarLens hearing aid uses laser light to transmit sound

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:42

EarLens hearing aid uses laser light to transmit soundA Menlo Park-based company created a newly approved hearing aid that uses laser light instead of vibrating sound to transmit sound into the ear.