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California Gov. Jerry Brown urges caution in State of State speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:47

California Gov. Jerry Brown urges caution in State of State speechGov. Jerry Brown urged fiscal caution Thursday as he laid out his next agenda for California in his State of the State address.


Magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits off Jalisco, Mexico coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:41

Magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits off Jalisco, Mexico coastA magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Thursday morning. A tsunami warning was not issued.


Charges stick against school officials in players rape case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:38
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied motions to dismiss charges against three Tennessee high school officials facing allegations that they failed to report the sexual abuse of school basketball players by teammates.

Court orders return of $1.6 million in claim money

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:19
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court has ordered repayment of more than $1.6 million in claim money paid to an Alabama couple's business after BP's 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.

What to expect when you're expecting two feet of snow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:17

A woman walks in the snow along a street in WashingtonWith a huge winter storm looming over the eastern United States, many of the region's residents will stock up on canned goods, bottled water and - for some - diapers. The storm, which is expected to pound the Mid-Atlantic states on Friday and Saturday, has mothers-to-be asking a simple, yet vital, question: What do you do if you go into labor and there are two feet of snow on the ground? "I'm vascillating between thinking this is no big deal and freaking out," Julie Walsh, a former lobbyist living in the Washington, D.C.-area, wrote on a Facebook page for "These Walls," her personal blog.


Finance exec arrested in murder of his pediatrician wife in NY suburb

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:16
A New York finance executive was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday in the stabbing death of his wife, a prominent pediatrician, in their multimillion-dollar suburban home, law enforcement officials said. Jules Reich, 61, was arraigned overnight on suspicion of killing his wife, Robin Goldman, 58. Police found her dead with multiple stab wounds in the shower of the couple's house in Scarsdale early on Wednesday, Westchester County District Attorney spokesman Robert Wolf said.

Feds say Georgia inmates carried out fraud scheme from cells

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:07
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia inmates used contraband cellphones to carry out financial fraud schemes from their prison cells, federal prosecutors in Atlanta say.

Ohio judge reviews possible grand jury changes after Rice decision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:47

 Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Cleveland CavaliersThe Ohio judge who oversees county grand juries, including the one that ruled not to indict two Cleveland police officers for the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, said on Thursday he has formed a committee to review the process to see if it can be made more efficient. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John J. Russo said in a statement that his office has appointed two judges to lead a grand jury review committee that will evaluate local rules and help guide grand juries in the future. Russo's announcement followed reports that the Rice grand jury never voted on specific charges against the officers involved in the November 2014 shooting because they had found that the use of force was justified.


11-year-old boy killed by falling hay bale in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:45

11-year-old boy killed by falling hay bale in Lancaster, PennsylvaniaAuthorities say an 11-year-old boy was killed after being crushed by a hay bale in Pennsylvania, a day after an 8-year-old in the area was seriously hurt in a farm equipment accident.


Gov. Wolf declares State of Emergency ahead of snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:42

Gov. Wolf declares State of Emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of snowstormGov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of this weekend's winter storm.


Car plunges into Delaware River in Morrisville, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:29

Car plunges into Delaware River in Morrisville, Bucks CountyFirst responders are on the scene of a water rescue on the Delaware River in Bucks County.


High levels of CO found inside Wilmington apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:28

High levels of CO found inside Wilmington apartment complexFirefighters investigated a report of high levels of carbon monoxide found inside a high-rise apartment complex in Wilmington Delaware.


Flight attendant accused in North Dakota, Virginia threats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:27

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D., shows Justin Cox-Sever, 22, of Tempe, Ariz. Cox-Sever, a flight attendant accused of making a phony bomb threat that forced a flight he was working to make an emergency landing in North Dakota, is accused in a similar incident in Virginia. Cox-Sever, who was a SkyWest Airlines flight attendant from Tempe, Arizona, was charged Jan. 13, 2016, in a Virginia federal court with making a bogus bomb threat that forced a SkyWest flight to Chicago to return to Charlottesville last July. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant accused of making a phony bomb threat that forced a flight he was working to make an emergency landing in North Dakota is accused in a similar incident in Virginia.


Los Angeles Zoo worker rescued after falling into gorilla enclosure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:23

Los Angeles Zoo worker rescued after falling into gorilla enclosureAn employee at the Los Angeles Zoo was rescued after falling into the gorilla enclosure on Thursday, fire officials said.


Restaurant manager seen hauling roadkill into North Carolina eatery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:16

Restaurant manager seen hauling roadkill into North Carolina eateryA Concord, North Carolina, restaurant owner is apologizing after photos were taken allegedly showing him bringing a roadkill deer into his restaurant.


Big jump in gun seizures at U.S. airport security checkpoints

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:14
U.S. security officials intercepted a record 2,653 firearms - 83 percent of them loaded - from carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2015, a 20 percent increase from the previous year, a federal agency said on Thursday. The 2,212 firearms seized in 2014 was itself a record, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The firearms seized last year were intercepted at 236 airports, 12 more than in 2014, TSA said.

Chris Christie on storm: If I needed to go back I would

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:59

 If I needed to go back I wouldMuch of New Jersey is now under a blizzard watch as forecasters continue tracking a major snowstorm.


Twin brothers, 58, die in 1-vehicle crash on upstate NY road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:51
COTTEKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 58-year-old twin brothers have died after the pickup truck they were riding in hit a tree along an upstate New York road.

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:38

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meetingEuropean Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its next meeting in March if plunging oil prices and market turmoil threaten the economy. ...


New Jersey beachfront owners challenge sand dunes plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:32
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Seventeen oceanfront homeowners are challenging New Jersey's right to use eminent domain to seize strips of their sand for a protective dune project, calling it a land grab.