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UN panel: $40 billion needed to aid people in war, disasters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 05:21

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a press conference ahead of the launch of the UN’s report on humanitarian financing, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An estimated $40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters — and one possibility to help fill the $15 billion funding gap is a small voluntary tax on tickets for soccer games and other sports, concerts and entertainment events, airline travel, and gasoline, a U.N.-appointed panel said.


Philadelphia police search for missing 12-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 05:09

Philadelphia police search for missing 12-year-old girlPhiladelphia police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 12-year-old London Barabun-Solomon of 1600 Ivy Hill Road.


Philadelphia police search for missing elderly man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:58

Philadelphia police search for missing elderly manPhiladelphia police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 88-year-old Modesto Rodriguez.


Man shot, killed in Feltonville

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:47

Man shot, killed in FeltonvillePolice are investigating a homicide in the city's Feltonville section.


Netflix chief says 2016 will bring emphasis on family shows

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:42

EXCLUSIVE - Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos seen at Netflix 2016 Winter TCA on Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Netflix/AP Images)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs in the category this year led by the Feb. 26 premiere of the "Fuller House" remake.


Man killed in North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:37

Man killed in North Philadelphia shootingPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in North Philadelphia.


Man shot and killed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:27

Man shot and killed in FrankfordA man was shot and killed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


A look at the 7 Iranian prisoners released by the US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S pardoned or dropped the charges against seven Iranians in a prisoner swap for the release of four Americans held by Iran. The seven were accused or convicted of violating U.S. sanctions. Six of them have dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, and at least two plan to stay in the U.S.

Police: Man evicted from homeless shelter shoots 2, 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 03:00
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who had been evicted from a Philadelphia homeless shelter for being intoxicated fatally shot one employee and wounded another after returning for his belongings Sunday morning, authorities said.

Man driving stolen car killed in southern New Jersey crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:59

Man driving stolen car killed in southern New Jersey crashAuthorities say a man driving a stolen car was killed when it crashed on a southern New Jersey roadway.


The Latest: 2 people die, 4 children injured in Fla. tornado

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:52
DUETTE, Fla. (AP) — The latest developments in the tornadoes that struck communities in Florida south of Tampa Bay (all times local):

Clinton says FBI has not contacted her about emails

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:37

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the First in the South Dinner at the Charleston Mariott Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the FBI has not contacted her regarding its probe of whether she held classified information on her private email server.


5 die in house fire in Virginia; 5 survive flames

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:35
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Emergency response officials say five people were killed in an early morning fire in suburban Richmond.

Man dies after taking part in botched French clinical trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:10

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine, left, and Professor Gilles Edan, the chief neuroscientist at Rennes Hospital, address the media during a press conference held in Rennes, western France, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Six previously healthy medical volunteers have been hospitalized — including one man who is now brain dead — after taking part in a botched drug test at the Biotrial lab in western France, the French Health Ministry said Friday. (AP Photo/David Vincent)PARIS (AP) — A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a compound similar to cannabis, and five other participants remain hospitalized after one of France's most troubling medical incidents.


Florida group helps rescue golden retrievers from Turkey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:09
LECANTO, Fla. (AP) — Florida rescue groups are helping to recover golden retrievers from Turkey and bring them back to the United States.

Indiana officials: No new bird-flu infections reported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:59
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say no additional turkey farms in a southern Indiana county have tested positive for bird flu since an outbreak at 10 farms.

Two grandparents die, four children injured in Florida storms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:55
Two grandparents were killed and four children injured in Florida early on Sunday when severe storms gusted in from the Gulf of Mexico, spinning off at least two tornadoes, local officials and the National Weather Service said. Steven Wilson, 58, died when a twister destroyed a mobile home with seven people inside in Duette, Florida, about an hour south of Tampa, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. One of the children was severely injured, the National Weather Service's Tampa office reported, confirming that a strong tornado blasting winds up to 127 miles per hour (204 kph) had touched down in the area around 3:30 a.m. ET (0830 GMT) Another tornado was reported further south on Florida's west coast in Siesta Key, according to the weather service.

In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:40
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring that children are being force-fed course material "straight from the pits of hell."

Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:22

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. Suspicion over federal plans to restore Mexican gray wolves has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and elected officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)DENVER (AP) — Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators.


Martin Luther King had complicated legacy on gun violence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:06

FILE - In this April 3, 1968 file photo, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King, and Ralph Abernathy. King is one of America's most famous victims of gun violence. Just as guns were a complicated issue for King in his lifetime, they loom large over the 30th anniversary of the holiday honoring his birthday. (AP Photo, File)Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn't like them.