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Brazilian mining firm allegedly knew dam at risk of bursting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:28

Brazilian mining firm allegedly knew dam at risk of burstingSAO PAULO (AP) — The mining company responsible for Latin America's biggest environmental tragedy on record knew since 2013 that its dam in southeast Brazil was at risk of bursting.


Bitter cold strikes Northern Plains, Great Lakes regions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:27
CHICAGO (AP) — The arctic air mass that froze water pipes in Minnesota this weekend is sticking around in some parts of the upper Midwest.

Jesse Jackson says Flint residents 'betrayed' by water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:27
(Reuters) - Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Sunday that Flint, Michigan is a "disaster zone" and could be the next epicenter in the fight for economic and social equality as the city struggles through a crisis with lead-contaminated drinking water. Speaking at a church rally in Flint a day after President Obama declared a federal emergency, the prominent civil rights leader compared the city to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, places where the civil rights movement in the 1960s unfolded. "The people of Flint have been betrayed," he said.

Nigeria: Minister alleges $9 billion stolen from economy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:26
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Fifty-five people, including former governors, Cabinet ministers and government workers, stole $9 billion dollars from Nigeria's treasury, the information minister said Monday.

Man dies in crash while taking pregnant wife to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:05
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their third child crashed and died after apparently suffering some kind of medical problem.

The Latest: Ex-boyfriend kills 2 NY students, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:04

Matt Hutchnson is seen in an undated photo provided by SUNY Geneseo. Three bodies were discovered Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, near the State University of New York at Geneseo after Geneseo police responded to the home around 6 a.m. Sunday following a 911 call. The dead were identified as 21-year-old Kelsey Annese, of Webster, New York; 24-year-old Matthew Hutchinson, of Vancouver, British Columbia; and 24-year-old Colin Kingston, of Geneseo. Police said Annese and Hutchinson were students at Geneseo and Kingston was a former student. (Keith Walters/SUNY Geneseo via AP)GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — The latest in the deaths of three young people at a home near a college campus in New York (all times local):


Family of Idaho pastor detained in Iran to reunite with him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:59
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The family of an Idaho pastor who was freed after being held in an Iranian prison is planning to reunite with him on the East Coast.

Report: High school dismissed warning signs before shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:52
DENVER (AP) — Administrators at a suburban Denver high school dismissed increasingly obvious warning signs that a troubled student was a threat before he killed a classmate and himself two years ago, a report released Monday shows.

911 call goes unanswered as dispatcher orders pizza

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:51

911 call goes unanswered as dispatcher orders pizzaA 911 call in Florida went unanswered because the dispatcher was on the line ordering pizza, according to investigators.


Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:50

Pope Francis shakes hands with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde during their meeting at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)ROME (AP) — The Vatican says it will ensure that its supply chains don't use forced labor after a forum of some of the world's biggest supermarket chains and food manufacturers announced new efforts to slave-proof their own supply chains.


Taxis in Budapest block traffic, demand ban on Uber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:41

 “Ban Uber!” (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than 100 taxis blocked traffic in downtown Budapest on Monday as drivers demanded a ban on Uber and other ride-hailing apps.


AccuWeather: Windy, Very Cold Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 03:25

 Windy, Very Cold TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says it stays uncomfortably cold through tomorrow, but temperatures improve after that. We're watching possible rain or snow at the end of the week.


Price for Gas Hit 47 Cents in Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:49
Michigan was the first state to have gas under $1 in likely over a decade.

Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:37
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long shadow over them.

Eagles officially announced Doug Pederson as new head coach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:25

Philadelphia Eagles officially announce Doug Pederson as new head coachThe Philadelphia Eagles were finally able to make it official on Monday: Doug Pederson is the team's new head coach.


Fire damages popular restaurant in Cumberland County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:20

Fire damages popular restaurant in Cumberland County, N.J.Firefighters are battling a blaze at a popular historic restaurant in Cumberland County that has gone to three alarms.


VIDEO: New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson arrives in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:20

Philadelphia Eagles officially announce Doug Pederson as new head coachThe new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson, has arrived.


Water main break in East Whiteland Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:15

Water main break in East Whiteland Twp., Pa.A water main break shut down part of a road in Chester County Monday morning.


More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:08

Map shows earthquakes across Oklahoma and surrounding region; 3c x 5 inches; 146 mm x 127 mm;OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory.


Virginia panel rejects bill to decriminalize adultery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 01:49
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime.