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Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:42

In this Friday, June 6, 2014, photo, Union Pacific locomotives are seen in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific reports quarterly earnings, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 22 percent as the railroad hauled 9 percent less freight, and officials predicted difficult conditions would persist this year.


Judge declines to suppress evidence in student slaying case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:33
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has denied a defense motion to suppress some evidence in the case of a man charged with killing a University of Virginia student.

Ocean County parents arrested in 2-year-old's drowning

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:26

Ocean County parents arrested in 2-year-old's drowningA mother and father have been arrested in connection to the drowning of their 2-year-old daughter.


Connecticut high school calls police after teen 'ISIS' pledge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:25
The police department in Ansonia, Connecticut in turn handed the matter over to the federal Department of Homeland Security, the Connecticut Post reported, citing local police officials and records of a school board meeting in Ansonia where the incident occurred in October. The 15-year-old boy, who was not identified due to his age, was not charged but was removed from classes at the school after substituting "ISIS," an acronym commonly used for Islamic State, for the words "the United States of America" during the pledge.

Oregon governor blasts federal response to refuge standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:22

A bumper sticker on a private truck is seen in front of a residential building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon(Reuters) - Oregon's governor blasted the federal government's response to the occupation of a wildlife refuge by a group of armed men saying the situation was "absolutely intolerable" and costing the state about $100,000 a week. Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, said she had been asked by federal officials to limit her public comments about the protest which began on Jan. 2 at the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and that she had no wish to escalate the situation. "The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and under-served by federal officials' response thus far." The takeover at Malheur was the latest flare-up in the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion, a decades-old conflict over the U.S. government's control of millions acres of land in the West.


Los Angeles Zoo worker falls in gorilla enclosure; hurts leg

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:15

Director of the Los Angeles Zoo John Lewis talks to the media in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. A worker at the Los Angeles Zoo has been hospitalized with a possible broken leg after falling into the gorilla enclosure. City fire officials say the animals in the enclosure were secured while the worker was rescued Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A worker at the Los Angeles Zoo has been hospitalized with a possible broken leg after falling into the gorilla enclosure.


U.S. East Coast girds for up to 2-1/2 feet of snow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:58

Workers plow snow from the sidewalk in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington D.C. and Baltimore were under blizzard warnings on Thursday and states of emergency were declared across the East Coast as preparations were made for a storm expected to bring up 30 inches (75 cm) of snow. As the first major East Coast winter storm began dumping snow on the nation's capital, residents from North Carolina to New York were told to stay indoors, avoid travel and stock up on food and other necessities. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged motorists to stay off roads, starting on Friday.


Woman's remains, jewelry found at Delaware County state park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:56

Woman's remains, jewelry found at Delaware County state parkPennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a young woman whose remains were found in a Delaware County state park.


New ads of club for Hartford elite take aim at stuffy image

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:55

This photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, shows the exterior of The Hartford Club in Hartford, Conn. The social hub for the capital city's upper crust, which counts Mark Twain among past members, is launching a public advertising campaign for the first time as it tries to overcome damage from the recession and a stuffy public image. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Club, a social hub for the city's upper crust that counts Mark Twain among past members, is launching its first modern advertising campaign to as it tries to overcome damage from the recession and a stuffy public image.


Man sentenced to life for 3 murders stemming from grudge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:52

Charles Severance sits during his sentencing at the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Fairfax, Va. Severance, a serial killer convicted of killing three prominent Alexandria residents over the course of a decade as part of a grudge against the city’s elite, was sentenced to life in prison. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A convicted serial killer was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents over the course of a decade as part of a grudge against the city's elite.


8 kids treated, 1 adult taken to ER due to unknown odor at Fontana school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:48

8 kids treated, 1 adult taken to ER due to unknown odor at Fontana schoolEight children were treated and one adult was transported to an emergency room after an unknown odor triggered a hazmat response at Fontana Middle School on Thursday.


Woman with dogs that ran on freeway banned from having pets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman arrested following a car chase while her six dogs ran into California freeway lanes had been banned from having pets because of a pending animal abuse case.

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.