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Guilty plea in gruesome hit-run crash that killed woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:21

Guilty plea in gruesome hit-run crash that killed womanA man accused of driving under the influence before a gruesome hit-and-run crash that killed one woman and injured her sister has pleaded guilty to charges in the eastern Pennsylvania case.


Residents complain about snow covered side streets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:17

Residents complain about snow covered side streetsOne of the big challenges, as always in Philadelphia, is clearing those small side streets.


Fire damages home in Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:10

Fire damages home in Mt. AiryA fast-moving fire has damaged a home in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.


White House welcomes Supreme Court ruling on electricity markets rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a federal rule for electricity markets that encouraged grid operators to pay large users to reduce consumption at peak times is good news for consumers and clean energy, the White House said on Monday. "This decision allows us to continue realizing billions in annual savings from innovative incentives and business models that ensure we use our electricity system efficiently as we integrate more energy efficiency and renewable energy onto the power grid," White House spokesman Frank Benenati said in a statement. ...

Body found in partially snow-covered car in Hackensack Burger King parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:59

Body found in partially snow-covered car in Hackensack Burger King parking lotLieutenant Justin Derevyanik of the Hackensack Fire Department says an engine company was called to respond at 8:23 a.m. to assist police and paramedics at the Burger King parking lot on Hackensack Avenue.


Here's how you can make $13.50/hour helping dig out NYC after snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:45

Here's how you can make $13.50/hour helping dig out NYC after snowstormThe sanitation department said it's looking for laborers to remove snow from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, step streets and other locations throughout the city.


Trial starts for oil truck operator in North Dakota murder-for-hire case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:44
The trial of an oil truck operator charged with orchestrating the killings of two business rivals competing for work in North Dakota's Bakken oil patch was set to begin on Monday in Washington state. James Henrikson admitted last fall to an interstate murder-for-hire plot to kill Kristopher "KC" Clarke in February 2012 in North Dakota and Douglas Carlile in December 2013 in Spokane, Washington. Jury selection was scheduled to begin on Monday morning in Richland, in southeastern Washington state, Henrikson's lawyer, Todd Maybrown, and a U.S. District Court clerk in Spokane said.

#PlowMyStreet: Call attention to your unplowed streets across the region

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:38

#PlowMyStreet: Call attention to your unplowed streets across the regionEyewitness News is asking followers to use the hashtags #PlowMyStreet and #abc7ny to report unplowed streets.


Video from Chopper 6 HD shows flooding damage at New Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:34

Videos from Chopper 6 HD show flooding damage, beach erosion at New Jersey shoreChopper 6 HD flew over Jersey shore communities impacted by flooding during the Blizzard of 2016.


Former NFL quarterback Vince Young arrested for DWI in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:33

Vince Young speaks to the press for the first time as a Buffalo Bill, in Orchard Park, New YorkFormer NFL quarterback and University of Texas football star Vince Young has been arrested in Austin on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said on Monday. Young, 32, was pulled over on Sunday night after his sport utility vehicle was seen moving erratically and drifting between lanes on a major highway running through Austin, a police arrest affidavit said. Young has not spoken to the media about the incident.


AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:04

In this Jan. 23, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign stop at Sherburne Hall in Pelham, N.H. Trashing President Barack Obama and arguing that he has failed to spend enough on defense has become a staple for Republican presidential hopefuls. Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapon system in the U.S. military’s inventory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio maintains that President Barack Obama is more interested in providing money to Planned Parenthood than for the nation's armed forces. The front-runner in the GOP race, Donald Trump, says the U.S. military is a "disaster." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapons system in the U.S. military's inventory.


High court upholds government's energy conservation program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 01:02

High court upholds government's energy conservation programWASHINGTON (AP) — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.


Correction: Big Snowstorm-Airlines story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:52

Travelers wait in a security line at O'Hare International Airport Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Chicago. Airlines at Chicago's two major airports have canceled 215 flights largely due to a blizzard threatening down on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)In a story Jan. 24 about airports returning to service after a blizzard hit the East Coast, The Associated Press, relying on information from Delta Air Lines, erroneously reported that Delta's first flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport after the blizzard was to Santiago, Chile. The first flight was to Santiago, Dominican Republic.


Icy conditions lead to crash on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:40

Icy conditions lead to crash on I-95 in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say icy conditions led to a crash on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia.


LIVE VIDEO: Chopper 6 over storm aftermath at NJ shore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:16

 Chopper 6 over storm aftermath at NJ shoreChopper 6 is surveying the aftermath of this weekend's storm at the NJ shore


Pastor freed by Iran to reunite with wife at North Carolina retreat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:02

Naghmeh Abedini is pictured in the home of her parents in West Boise, IdahoSaeed Abedini, an American pastor freed this month from an Iranian prison as part of a U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap, will be reunited with his wife and children on Monday at a Christian center in the North Carolina mountains. The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, founded by the famed evangelical minister and his family, said Abedini wanted time to adjust and reconnect with his family after more than three years of imprisonment in Iran. Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, also told Reuters last week the couple would work on their marriage.


Washington, D.C. mayor says 'several days' of cleanup ahead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Monday there were "several days" of cleanup still ahead after a storm dumped two feet (61 cm) of snow in the U.S. capital and urged residents to stay home if they can. The Washington metro system, on limited service early on Monday, will open all its stations within the city at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT), Bowser said. "It's important to know that the roads are still dangerous," she said at a news conference. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu Editing by W Simon)

DART to resume service Monday with adjusted schedule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:35

DART to resume service Monday with adjusted scheduleDART will resume regular service Monday with some schedule adjustments, officials announced on Sunday.


Ford blames market conditions, pulls out of Japan, Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:19

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a man looks at a Ford Fiesta compact car in Tokyo. Ford Motor Co. said Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, that it's pulling out of Japan and Indonesia before the end of the year because there is no path to grow sales or make sustained profits. The automaker says "market dynamics" prevent it from competing effectively in both of the countries, so it will cease operations and concentrate resources elsewhere. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to grow sales or make sustained profits.


Snow emergency lifted for Philadelphia; Monday trash pick up canceled

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:18

Snow emergency lifted for Philadelphia; Monday trash pick up canceledA snow emergency has been lifted for the City of Philadelphia as clean up efforts continue in the wake of the storm.