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Surfers hit SoCal coast in search of big waves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:31

Surfers hit SoCal coast in search of big wavesSurfers took to the coast of Southern California as a high surf provided plenty of big waves for thrill seekers on Friday.


Postal Service suspends Saturday operations ahead of blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 13:23

Postal Service suspends Saturday operations ahead of blizzardThe U.S. Postal Service announced Friday night all operations have been suspended for Saturday in Philadelphia, Southern/Central New Jersey and Delaware, due to blizzard condition warnings.


Storm brings concern of flooding, high winds on Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:59

Storm brings concern of flooding, high winds on Jersey ShoreOfficials and residents take precautions ahead of expected rising waters during this weekend's tides.


California governor rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:58

FILE - This Dec. 22, 1970 file photo shows Charles Manson followers Bruce Davis, left, and Steve Grogan leaving court after a hearing in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for Davis a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved in the more notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time Friday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California.


DelDOT works to keep roads operational in winter storm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:49

DelDOT works to keep roads operational in winter stormDelDOT crews are working through the night to keep I-95 operational.


Gov. Chris Christie declares state of emergency for NJ ahead of blizzard, flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:47

Gov. Chris Christie declares state of emergency for NJ ahead of blizzard, floodingGovernor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for New Jersey as snow began to fall across the state.


The Latest: 1 more day at sea for cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:44

 1 more day at sea for cruise shipWASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the blizzard slamming the eastern part of the United States (all times local):


AccuWeather: Snowfall totals going up as blizzard nears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:43

 BlizzardMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says most of our region will see 1 to 2 feet of snow and coastal flooding is a big concern.


Passengers get extra day at sea on cruise to Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:40
BALTIMORE (AP) — For the passengers on a cruise ship heading back to snowy Baltimore from the Bahamas, one more day at sea doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

Uber to resume chopper flights despite sheriff's order

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:36
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Uber says it will resume helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday despite a cease-and-desist order from a Utah sheriff.

Snow emergency in effect for Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:30

Snow emergency in effect for PhiladelphiaA snow emergency went into effect for Philadelphia at 9 p.m. on Friday night.


15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 12:20
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly that 15 countries including oil producer Venezuela are in arrears in paying their annual contribution to the U.N. regular budget, which means they can't vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Thousands report power outages across viewing area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:57

Thousands report power outages across viewing areaA winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the ABC11 viewing area as a winter storm brings in a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. More than 103,000 are without power.


VA allowing dying paratrooper to spend last days with wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:47
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Veterans Administration is allowing a 92-year-old World War II veteran who is dying of cancer to spend his last days with his wife in a Colorado nursing home that is not approved by the agency, but his family says he is probably too close to death to move.

Michigan cooperative, confrontational with US on Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:29

The Flint River is shown near downtown Flint, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-tainted water flowing through their taps have been slighted by the government or ignored altogether. For many, it echoes the lackluster federal response to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, pledging to work together to ensure the safety of Flint's drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands.


$50,000 being offered for information on hit-and-run that killed father in Torrance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:28

$50,000 being offered for information on hit-and-run that killed father in TorranceA $50,000 rewards is being offered for leads to a hit-and-run incident that left an 82-year-old man dead in Torrance.


Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:18

Family, friends and comrads pay their respects during a memorial service for the 12 U.S. Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission. Military members and families gathered for the memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe after the status of the dozen missing Marines changed to deceased following five days of searching. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii (AP) — Young pilots looked up to Capt. Kevin Roche. Sgt. Jeffrey Sempler enjoyed teaching and wanted to be an English teacher after the Marine Corps.


Cuba, US officials hold talks on Internet and telecoms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:01
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials say they have held two days of talks with their U.S. counterparts about telecommunications and the Internet.

At least 9 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:53

A snow plow truck makes its way down Electric Road in southwest Roanoke County past Tanglewood Mall on Friday morning, Jan. 22, 2016, in Roanoke, Va. A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm's path prepared for icy roads, possible power outages and other treacherous conditions. (Erica Yoon/The Roanoke Times via AP)At least nine people have been killed in accidents as a snowstorm pounds the eastern part of the U.S. Some details of the deaths:


Big snowstorm hitting millions of Americans this weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend's big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, white-out conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States.