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Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:10

Attorney General Loretta Lynch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, before the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on gun control. Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns before Congress on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.


New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:09

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last.


Michigan governor on Flint water: 'I let you down'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:00

 'I let you down'Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has failed Flint residents but pledged to take new steps to fix the city's drinking water crisis, starting with committing millions in state funding and deploying more National Guard members.


Mother of slain journalist: Hostages' return gives hope

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:52
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The mother of slain journalist James Foley said Wednesday the family was "delighted" to see the return of four Iranian-American citizens freed by Iran in a prisoner swap with the United States and is hopeful that the U.S. government will make hostages more of a priority.

NYC's Bloomberg offers Latin American city-innovation prizes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean cities are being invited to vie for millions of dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as his charity extends an innovation competition to a new region.

Guidelines issued for California's assisted suicide law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With just months until the state's assisted suicide law goes into effect, the California Medical Association has issued guidelines to doctors on writing prescriptions of lethal doses of medication for terminally ill patients.

Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude.

The Latest: Murder-terrorism case suspect is back in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:33
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The latest on a Washington state man accused of terrorism for allegedly killing a New Jersey college student last year (all times local).

Council to hold no-confidence vote for Allentown mayor

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

Council to hold no-confidence vote for Allentown mayorThe Allentown City Council is planning to hold a "no-confidence" vote Wednesday afternoon that would call on the mayor to resign.


Female passenger killed, driver hurt in crash on Route 55 in N.J.

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

Female passenger killed, driver hurt in crash on Route 55 in N.J.Authorities tell Action News one female victim is dead and another hospitalized after a one-car crash on Route 55 in Gloucester County.


DA: Delco man tried to rape mom, grandmother; killed grandmother

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

 Delco man tried to rape mom, grandmother; killed grandmotherA Chester County man has been charged in the death of his grandmother and the attempted rape of both her and his own mother.


At Least 20 Dead After Taliban Splinter Group Attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:18
Several gunmen have stormed a university in Pakistan in an attack reportedly still underway.

Cop admits asking woman to model lingerie, gets job back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town was ordered to reinstate a police officer who was fired after asking a woman to put on lingerie for him when he responded to a fire alarm at a hotel, a judge ruled.

Police: Gun under pillow fires while guard sleeps, kills boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say they have arrested a security guard in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who apparently was shot when the gun under her pillow went off while they slept.

Hoverboard blamed for California house fire that killed dogs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:09
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a hoverboard sparked a house fire in Santa Rosa, California, that killed two dogs.

SeaWorld removing lifting floors from orca pools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:08
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld officials say they are getting rid of lifting floors in the company's killer whale pools that were installed after the death of trainer because they are no longer needed.

Smithsonian's black history museum to get $10 million gift

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture is getting a $10 million gift.

Iran's big market tempts European firms despite hazards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:54

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014 file photo an Iranian worker assembles a Peugeot 206 at the state-run Iran-Khodro automobile manufacturing plant near Tehran, Iran. Auto manufacturing is one field where interest could be strong. Before sanctions, Iran was a major market for France’s Peugeot. Iran with lots of infrastructure and vehicles is way overdue for an upgrade after years of sanctions. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, file)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With many barriers to dealing with Iran suddenly lifted as part of a deal to curb its nuclear activities, some European companies are ready to seize business opportunities in a tempting market of 78.5 million people.


Obama determined to find out what went wrong in Flint water crisis: White House

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:53

Obama boards Air Force One for travel to Detroit from Joint Base Andrews, MarylandABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants to find out what happened in Flint, Michigan where a switch in water supplies led to a variety of health problems, the White House said on Wednesday.


UN downsizing Ivory Coast mission in sign of progress

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is downsizing the peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast, signaling faith in the West African country's stability six years after political upheaval left thousands dead.