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Hundreds gather in Oakland to honor MLK Day of Service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:19

Hundreds gather in Oakland to honor MLK Day of ServiceIn Oakland, hundreds came out to the Gardens at Lake Merritt today to remember and honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.


'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested on domestic violence charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:35

'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested on domestic violence chargeA jail supervisor says "American Pie" singer Don McLean has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Maine.


As Iowa looms, GOP wonders: Does Trump have fans, or voters?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:59

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with supporters before meeting with volunteers at the local Pizza Ranch restaurant, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day?


Gov. Snyder: Clinton politicizing Flint's water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:59
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder responded Monday to criticism from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic debates for his handling of Flint's water emergency, saying Clinton is making it a political issue.

Whistleblower cleared in CAfrican Republic sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' internal justice system has cleared a whistleblower who leaked information to French authorities in 2014 about a U.N. investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic had sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.

Perry sorry for saying Lady Gaga is falsely credited on song

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Record producer Linda Perry says she's sorry for tweeting Lady Gaga doesn't deserve songwriting credit for the Oscar-nominated "Til it Happens to You," from the college campus sexual-assault documentary "The Hunting Ground."

Teens suspended for sharing asthma inhaler at school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:14

Teens suspended for sharing asthma inhaler at schoolA pair of 7th graders in the Dallas, Texas, area have been suspended from school, because one allowed the other to use her asthma inhaler during an attack.


The Latest: Search for downed aircraft extends under water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:11

CORRECTS YEAR TO 2016, NOT 2106 - U.S. Marines walk on the beach at Waimea Bay near Haleiwa, Hawaii, where two military helicopters crashed into the ocean about 2 miles offshore, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters Friday, military officials said. (Mariana Keller via AP Photo)HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii (all times local):


Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:03
Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said on Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Unknown gunmen seized the trio from a private apartment on Friday in the capital's southeastern Dora district, said Mohammed al-Karbouli, who sits on parliament's security and defense panel. Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militia fighters, seen as a bulwark in the fight against Islamic State militants, have a heavy presence in that part of the predominately Sunni district.

Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:00

RETRANSMIT FOR IMPROVED TONING - A search vessel cruises the waters off the beach at Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Two Marine helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters, military officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board.


Trader Joe's recalls raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contamination

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:56

Trader Joe's recalls raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contaminationTrader Joe's is recalling its store-brand raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contamination.


Fmr. Lions coach Jim Schwartz arrives in Philadelphia, expected to be Eagles defensive coordinator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:42

Fmr. Lions coach Jim Schwartz arrives in Philadelphia, expected to be Eagles defensive coordinatorAction News has learned there's a strong possibility the Philadelphia Eagles will name former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.


Young man found frozen thanks those who saved his life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:37

Young man found frozen thanks those who saved his lifeA doctor's hunch and a hospitals' determination bring a frozen man back to life.


Utah officer was paying off cancer bills when he was killed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:35

Police talk at the scene of an officer-involved shooting, in Holladay, Utah, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Utah police officer Douglas Barney was killed Sunday, after he was shot by a suspect who was later killed by police. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The veteran Utah police officer who was shot to death over the weekend was working overtime to pay for his cancer treatments when he encountered a fugitive who went missing from a drug rehab center for parolees, officials said.


St. Louis police identify suspected robber killed by officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:25
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police identified the 52-year-old man killed by an officer after a reported fast-food restaurant robbery.

Orange County residents turn kitchen scraps to power source

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:19
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Some Orange County residents are learning how citrus peels, lawn clippings — even chicken bones — have a second life as a clean energy source.

Man arrested in fatal stabbing with replica Civil War sword

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:18
SPLUNGE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing another man with a replica Civil War sword after a fight at a mobile home in Mississippi.

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey, Who Sang 'Take It Easy,' Dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:03

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey, Who Sang 'Take It Easy,' DiesGlenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died. Frey, who was 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said on its website. “The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery,” a statement on the band’s website said.


Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:57

This undated artist rendering provided by NASA shows the Jason-3 satellite. The latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect ocean events like El Nino is scheduled for launch Sunday, Jan. 17, from California. If successful, the Jason 3 satellite will continue more than two decades of sea level measurements. (NASA via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over.


Homeless suspect surrenders in slaying of shelter worker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A homeless man suspected of killing a shelter worker and wounding another a day after he was evicted has surrendered to police.