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Atlantic City Electric: More than 32,000 power outages

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:44

 More than 32,000 power outagesTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday morning as a blizzard hit the area.


Flint hospital suspected river, Legionnaires' outbreak link

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:34

This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the water tower at the Flint, Mich., water plant. Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price to fix the city’s lead-contamination problem, saying it could millions to replace damaged pipes. (Perry Rech/American Red Cross via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — The head of a Flint hospital that found Legionnaires' disease bacteria in its water system more than a year ago said he and experts suspected the Flint River was a likely source of the contaminant.


Massive blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:34

Massive blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstillA blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city.


Woman questions husband's shooting by Phoenix-area police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:17
PHOENIX (AP) — A Texas woman said Saturday she wants to know what led police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a suburban Phoenix hotel.

Passerby hit as Las Vegas police confront man with gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:05

Passerby hit as Las Vegas police confront man with gunA juvenile passerby was injured Friday night after officers fired on a man who was walking in and out of traffic on the Las Vegas Strip waving a gun and pointing at people.


Clinton dials back attacks on Sanders as Iowa caucuses near

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:56

A patch of sunlight shines on the Iowa state flag as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall at Eagle Heights Elementary School in Clinton, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton dialed back some of her biting attacks on rival Bernie Sanders on Saturday, refocusing on Republicans and her own experience in President Barack Obama's administration as she launched her closing argument to voters in Iowa.


VIDEO: For her first snow, she gets a blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:56

 For her first snow, she gets a blizzardThe Blizzard of 2016 left Main Street in Doylestown, Bucks County virtually deserted as the storm hit on Saturday afternoon.


AP PHOTOS: Images from winter storm slamming the East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:53

Dan Rafalin, left, lifts his daughter, Delila Rafalin, 5, while playing in heavy snowfall with their family on Independence Mall, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Millions of people in the U.S. are enduring a weekend storm hammering the East Coast, where some places will see more than 2 feet of snow by the time it ends. High winds and snow stranded drivers on highways in states including Kentucky and Pennsylvania, canceled thousands of flights and knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers. Mass transit systems closed and officials warned of the potential for ice in the Carolinas and coastal flooding in the mid-Atlantic.


3 inmates, including suspected murderer, escape from OC jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:47

3 inmates, including suspected murderer, escape from OC jailThree jail inmates, including a man suspected of murder, escaped from the Orange County Men's Jail on Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.


4 arrested during human trafficking, prostitution sting in Moreno Valley

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:39

4 arrested during human trafficking, prostitution sting in Moreno ValleyAuthorities arrested a man and three women during a prostitution sting operation in Moreno Valley.


From spa to insurance, some businesses stay open in blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:35

Old Town Alexandria resident Stacy Reyan, 44, reads a magazine in the relaxation room of the Lorien Hotel Spa after getting a facial and prior to sitting in the steam room, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 in Alexandria, Va. 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. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Sometimes, you just need a massage, even if you have to walk through knee-deep snow to get it.


Community event cancellations; submit your listing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:32

Church and community event cancellatons; submit yoursSee a list of local community events that are being canceled because of the snowstorm.


AccuWeather: Blizzard continues, nearly foot of snow for some

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:30

 Blizzard brings two feet of snow for some areasDespite some lulls in the snowfall during the day Saturday, the Blizzard of 2016 is far from over.


Storm washes buoy ashore in Ocean City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:26

Storm washes buoy ashore in Ocean CityHigh winds were swirling the sand and snow on the beach during the snowstorm in Ocean City, New Jersey, but that wasn't the only demonstration of the storm's power.


Uncle wanted in Arcadia double homicide taken into custody in Hong Kong: FBI

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:22

 FBIA family member wanted in connection to the double murder of two Arcadia teens was taken into custody Saturday in Hong Kong, according to the FBI.


Millions awake to heavy snow as blizzard barrels the East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:14

Millions awake to heavy snow as blizzard barrels the East CoastMillions of Americans awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps as a mammoth winter storm crawled up the East Coast, making roads impassable, shutting down mass transit and bringing the nation's capital and its largest city to a standstill.


Bank robbery suspect's release from prison was mistake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:01
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The suspect in a robbery in which an Oklahoma bank president was fatally shot had been released from a Texas prison by mistake, records show.

Men climb onto vehicle roof during Ocean City flood

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:58

Men climb onto vehicle roof during Ocean City floodAn Action News viewer was there as two men were forced to quickly escape floodwaters in Ocean City, New Jersey.


Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:57

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos, right, leaves federal court in New York with his attorney Robert Gage. The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Skelos were both convicted in separate federal corruption trials despite Silver spending $2.9 million and Skelos spending $760,000 on defense attorneys last year, according to campaign finance reports. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.


NYC salt shed, hailed as art, gets first winter test

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:55

In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, photo, cars pass the Spring Street Salt Shed in New York. The building looks like a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges, with concrete walls that can look bluish or grayish or whitish, or some combination of the three. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — The building looks like a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges, with concrete walls that can look bluish or grayish or whitish, or some combination of the three. It would be an unusual structure in any setting, but none more than the fairly prosaic function it was created for — storing thousands of pounds of the rock salt that New York City's Department of Sanitation uses to deal with snowy streets.