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In struggling mill city, 24-year-old mayor seeks turnaround

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 22:30

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 photo newly elected Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia has a conversation in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. Correia, 24, is the youngest Fall River mayor to ever serve. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jasiel Correia is 24 years old, the maker of a smartphone app, a former shoe salesman — and this hard-luck former manufacturing hub's third mayor in 13 months.


Deputies: Man killed in dispute over touching truck

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 22:23
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say a man was killed in a dispute over whether he touched another man's pickup truck.

Man convicted of stealing $240 from double homicide scene

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 22:19
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who happened upon a double homicide, didn't report the deaths and stole $240 cash from the home has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Chocolate wars: Nestle loses bid to trademark KitKat shape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 22:02

File photo of Nestle logo on KitKat chocolate in VeveyLONDON (AP) — Nestle has lost a long-running court battle to trademark the four-finger shape of its KitKat chocolate bar in Britain.


2 hurt in crash on Route 55 in Gloucester County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:45

Female passenger killed, driver hurt in crash on Route 55 in N.J.Two people have been injured in a crash on Route 55 in Gloucester County.


US consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in December, up just 0.7 percent for 2015 overall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in December, up just 0.7 percent for 2015 overall.

US housing starts dip 2.5 percent in December, but construction for all of 2015 highest since 2007

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing starts dip 2.5 percent in December, but construction for all of 2015 highest since 2007.

Austria announces caps on refugees: 37,500 in 2016; 127,500 through 2019

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:25
VIENNA (AP) — Austria announces caps on refugees: 37,500 in 2016; 127,500 through 2019.

Police: 3-year-old Arizona girl kept in closet, offered for sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:25

 3-year-old Arizona girl kept in closet, offered for sexPolice in a Phoenix suburb are investigating a child-abuse case in which a 3-year-old malnourished girl was bound with duct tape, kept in a trash sack inside closet and offered for sex by a man babysitting the child, officials said Tuesday.


In survey, mayors say they worry about aging infrastructure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayors across the U.S. say they worry about their cities' aging infrastructure and they'd like more state and federal support, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Sarah Palin's Son Arrested for Punching and Kicking Girlfriend, Police Say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:13
Track Palin, 26, was arrested Monday in Wasilla, Alaska, police say.

Gunmen Open Fire at Pakistani University, Killing 20

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:06
Several gunmen have stormed a university in Pakistan in an attack reportedly still underway.

UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 2005

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:58
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.K. has fallen to its lowest level since October 2005, buoying Britain's Conservative government as it imposes its austerity-led agenda.

WWII veteran from upstate NY receives overdue medals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:42
FONDA, N.Y. (AP) — A World War II veteran from upstate New York who fought in some of the fiercest battles in Europe has been awarded long overdue military decorations for his combat service.

Music streamer Deezer raises 100M euros after abandoned IPO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — France-based music streaming service Deezer says it has raised 100 million euros ($109 million) from its two largest shareholders to fuel its expansion after abandoning plans for an initial public offering of stock last year.

Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:35

In this Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Carol Hensen colors at the DeForest Public Library in DeForest, Wis. Libraries and other groups nationwide are setting up get togethers for adults to color as the practice of coloring becomes more and more popular. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups.


Texas set to execute man convicted of strangling female impersonator

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:07
Texas plans on Wednesday to execute a man convicted of strangling a female impersonator in Houston in 2001 and then stealing the victim's car. Richard Masterson, 43, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, it will be the state's first this year and the 532nd in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.

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

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:06

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — 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.


AccuWeather: Better Today, Friday and Saturday Snow Likely

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:56

 Better Today, Friday and Saturday Snow LikelyMeteorologist David Murphy says snow is likely Friday night. Rain may mix in on Saturday in some areas.


Gunmen Open Fire At Pakistan University, Killing 20

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:34
Several gunmen have stormed a university in Pakistan in an attack reportedly still underway.