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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.


Lingering flight delays remain in the wake of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 22:44
Nearly 1,510 flights remain delayed or cancelled in the aftermath of a massive weekend blizzard that slammed into the eastern U.S., wreaking havoc on travel in the nation's busiest cities. But that was ...

U.S. top court declines to revive North Dakota abortion limits

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 22:40
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected North Dakota's bid to revive a restrictive Republican-backed law struck down by a lower court that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception. The court turned away the state's appeal, leaving in place a July 2015 ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked the 2013 law. North Dakota's law was among the strictest of a series of statutes passed at the state level imposing limits on abortion.

East Coast digging out after massive weekend blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 22:07

 slippery roads, spotty transit service mounds of snow, and closed schools and government offices. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. For many, the weekend extended into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Elsewhere, thousands in North Carolina remained without electricity.


Charleston church where parishioners killed has new pastor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 21:52
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston church where nine parishioners attending a Bible study were shot and killed has a new pastor.

Officials may temporarily turn Niagara Falls into trickle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 21:37
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are considering temporarily turning Niagara Falls into a trickle.

Navy SEAL who died in parachute incident was unconscious

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 21:35
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An investigation has concluded that a Navy SEAL who died in a parachute training incident in Florida last year was unconscious after exiting the plane.

Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-outs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:29
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit teachers plan to protest outside of a court where a judge is to hear arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school.

LIRR service partially restored

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:22

LIRR service partially restoredThe MTA says partial train service has been restored on the Long Island Rail Road. Babylon, Ronkonkoma and Huntington branches are running with express trains making local stops until they're filled.


SEPTA resumes many services, including limited Regional Rail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 20:15

SEPTA resumes many services, but some hurdles remainSEPTA has restored much of its service following the Blizzard of 2016, including limited service on its Regional Rail lines.