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Storm brings snow, cold to West for New Year's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 16:35

Ryanne Girard, 9, and her sister, Harper, 2, are stuck in the slush while they attempt to sled down a hill after a rare snow storm hits parts of Southern California Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Temecula, Calif. A blustery winter storm has dumped snow across the West, forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)Bundled-up revelers planning to usher in 2015 along the Las Vegas Strip or watch flower-decorated floats in the Rose Parade in Southern California were dealing with near-freezing temperatures early Thursday after a blustery winter storm dumped show and ice across the West.


Jeb Bush quits board posts ahead of possible White House run: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 15:28

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush addresses the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington(Reuters) - Potential U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has resigned from all of his corporate and non-profit board member positions, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, as the former Florida governor explores a run for the White House. The Post, citing a statement emailed to the paper by one of Bush's aides late on New Year's Eve, said he even stepped down from the board of his education foundation. ...


Second suspect arrested in shooting of Los Angeles police car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 14:19
(Reuters) - A second suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a Los Angeles shooting over the weekend where two men opened fire on a police squad car. James Brooks, 19, was taken into custody in Las Vegas by a joint FBI and Los Angeles Police Department task force, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Prosecutors said two officers on Sunday were driving their patrol car through a south Los Angeles intersection where rival gang members had been engaged in a firefight when their vehicle was fired upon. One of the officers returned fire, but no one was injured in the exchange. ...

Crystal ball drops in New York, ushering in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 13:41

Sean Reilly and Emily Verselin share a kiss at midnight in Times Square during a New Year's Eve celebration, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — A million people crammed into New York's Times Square ushered in 2015 with cheers, hugs and kisses after the glittering New Year's Eve ball descended from high above and a ton of confetti wafted down onto revelers below.


Bush resigns from remaining board memberships

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:48

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Washington. There’s a whole year of campaigning, positioning and politicking to go before the next campaign for president kicks off with the Iowa Caucus in early 2016. Here’s a look at 10 things to look out for next year that might tell us something about how that campaign to come (which is really already underway) may shake out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that helps clear a path toward a 2016 presidential campaign.


Police: Man stabbed by intruder in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:41

 Man stabbed by intruder in TaconyPolice say a man was stabbed by an intruder at his home in Philadelphia's Tacony section.


Health officials warn of possible measles exposure in Delco, Philly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:33

Health officials warn of possible measles exposure in Delco, PhillyThe Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising the public of potential exposure to a case of measles in Delaware and Philadelphia counties.


Woman, 2 children rescued from Camden fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:31

Woman, 2 children rescued from Camden firePolice officers jumped into action to rescue a woman and two children from a burning home in Camden.


Ringing in the New Year across the region

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:29

Ringing in the New Year across the regionPeople across the area rang in the New Year with fireworks bursting into the air, plenty of food and lots of fun.


Better weather allows AirAsia search to resume

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:20

Indonesian soldiers carry coffins containing bodies of victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Indonesian Military Air Force base in Surabaya, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. A massive hunt for the victims of the jet resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, but wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to identify their loved ones. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window Thursday to "fight with full force" to find the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, with officials also hustling to locate the plane's fuselage after it crashed into the Java Sea four days ago.


2nd suspect in LA patrol car shooting arrested

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Wednesday after a weekend shooting in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire.

Key developments in police-communities tension

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 11:51

In this Dec. 30, 2014, aerial photo taken from a video provided by WTXF Television, authorities investigate the scene after a man was shot and killed by police after he tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him in Upper Darby, Pa. Authorities said the man had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents. (AP Photo/WTXF Television) MANDATORY CREDITThe killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and in New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers.


Maryland governor commutes sentences for remaining death row inmates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 11:37

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks at a campaign rally for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown in MarylandBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Wednesday commuted the death sentences of the last four inmates remaining on death row, effectively ending capital punishment in the state. Maryland lawmakers voted two years ago to abolish the death sentence for future offenders beginning 2013. O'Malley, a Democrat and possible White House contender, on Wednesday said that leaving the last four prisoners to await the death penalty "does not serve the public good. ...


Deadly winter storms batter California, chill New Year's Eve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:42

Snow covers a subdivision neighborhood after a storm brought snow to many southern California locales, in Yucaipa, California.By Eric M. Johnson and Mark Guarino (Reuters) - Two people died on a wind-thrashed California island, and scores of motorists were left stranded on snow-swept mountain roads farther inland as winter storms chilled much of the Western United States on New Year's Eve, officials said on Wednesday. High winds also toppled a tree onto a home overnight in the Northern California town of Redding, killing a woman and injuring a child, a fire official said. ...


APNewsBreak: Elon Musk, actress wife split again

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:16

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Talulah Riley, left, and Elon Musk attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Musk and his wife are divorcing for a second time. The entrepreneur and his wife, Riley, issued a joint statement Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, announcing they are splitting amicably after they remarried in July 2013 following their previous breakup. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Elon Musk split up with wife, Talulah Riley, for the first time, he told the whole world.


Four slightly hurt by Rose Bowl 'dust devil' in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:16
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A freak funnel of wind struck a concession area outside the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena during a pregame event on Wednesday, tossing tents and canopies through the air and slightly injuring four people, a fire department official said. The burst of wind, which a National Weather Service specialist called a "cold dust devil," was caught in a video clip posted on YouTube showing vendors and bystanders, including a person dressed in a cow costume, yelling and running for cover. ...

Philly prepares to ring in the New Year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:58

Ringing in the New Year across the regionWith fireworks and lots of fun - Philadelphia is preparing to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015.


Storm brings snow, cold to West for New Year's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:41

Ryanne Girard, 9, and her sister, Harper, 2, are stuck in the slush while they attempt to sled down a hill after a rare snow storm hits parts of Southern California Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Temecula, Calif. A blustery winter storm has dumped snow across the West, forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies, and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.


Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:39

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jury selection for Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.


World War II ski soldier, vets group founder dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:14
DENVER (AP) — Earl Ervin Clark, who served in the famed 10th Mountain Division in World War II and helped found the unit's veterans association, has died. He was 95.