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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.


Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:54

FILE - This June 24, 2014, file photo, shows a patch is seen on the commander's chair in the underground control room where a pair of missile launch officers man a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen.


Woman questions husband's shooting by Phoenix-area police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:42
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas woman is questioning what led suburban Phoenix police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a hotel.

Key findings in AP nuclear missile corps probe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:38

FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, a retired Minuteman 1 missile stands at the main entrance to Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The Minuteman 1 was replaced by the Minuteman 3 by 1971 which now form the foundation of the US nuclear defense strategy. In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Over the past 2½ years, The Associated Press has documented evidence of security problems, low morale and other troubles in the nation's nuclear missile corps.


Things to Know: What to do if you're stuck at the airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:19
Bowing to a wintry mix of heavy snow, ice and wicked winds across much of the country, airlines are canceling thousands of flights through the weekend.

West Point cadet acquitted of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 04:04
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point cadet was acquitted Saturday of sexually assaulting a fellow cadet he was dating.

AP sources: Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:57

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the C40 cities awards ceremony, in Paris. Bloomberg is taking some early steps toward launching a potential independent campaign for president. That's according to three people familiar with the billionaire media executive's plans. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly for Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.


California lethal injection plan spurs capital punishment fight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:55

File photo of the death chamber is seen at the federal penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Advocates and opponents of capital punishment sparred on Friday over California's proposed new lethal injection protocol, highlighting deep divisions in a state that houses a quarter of U.S. death row inmates but has not executed anyone in a decade. The plan to use barbiturates to execute inmates sentenced to die in the most populous U.S. state drew fire from religious activists, who called capital punishment grisly and anti-democratic at a hearing in Sacramento. "As of next month, the state will have been remiss in its duties for a decade," said Michele Hanisee, vice president of the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys. "The family members of the victims are dying before the murderers." The informational hearing was part of the state's process for adopting a new protocol for lethal injection that would use one drug, a barbiturate, to put condemned inmates to death.


AccuWeather: Blizzard continues, another foot of snow for some

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:51

 Blizzard continues, another foot of snow for someDespite some lulls in the snowfall during the day Saturday, the Blizzard of 2016 is far from over.


Atlantic City Electric reports 40,000 power outages

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:29

Atlantic City Electric reports 40,000 power outagesTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday morning as a blizzard hit the area.


Atlantic City Electric reports 40,000 power outages

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:29

Atlantic City Electric reports 40,000 power outagesTens of thousands of people in south Jersey were without power Saturday morning as a blizzard hit the area.


Northeast Ohio residents get bottled water due to lead fears - reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:03

File photo of Mitzi Kreis and Harry Kreis loading their vehicle with filled water bottles at the Oregon Fire Station in Oregon, OhioThe Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency, the village of Sebring and the state agency are coordinating safety efforts after a report by Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels that exceed federal standards, according to a report in the Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown. Sebring village manager Richard Giroux issued an alert on Thursday night after tests found lead levels of 21 parts per billion at seven homes, according to WFMJ-TV in Youngstown. Flint's lead contamination problem came after a 2014 switch in water supplies to save money.


Northeast Ohio residents get bottled water due to lead fears - reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:03

File photo of Mitzi Kreis and Harry Kreis loading their vehicle with filled water bottles at the Oregon Fire Station in Oregon, OhioThe Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency, the village of Sebring and the state agency are coordinating safety efforts after a report by Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels that exceed federal standards, according to a report in the Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown. Sebring village manager Richard Giroux issued an alert on Thursday night after tests found lead levels of 21 parts per billion at seven homes, according to WFMJ-TV in Youngstown. Flint's lead contamination problem came after a 2014 switch in water supplies to save money.


Braving the wind gusts, heavy snow in Claymont

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:03

Braving the wind gusts, heavy snow in ClaymontHigh wind gusts are also a factor in Claymont, Delaware as folks cope with blizzard conditions.


'Sleeping on the interstate': Hundreds stranded in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:58
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend in Tennessee for Alexx and Kate Bragg turned into a grueling night of frozen gridlock along one of the country's busiest interstate highways.

Amid storm, Virginia governor takes a spin on snowplow

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:51

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe jumps out of a snowplow after taking it for a spin around the Virginia Department of Transportation operation center in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Portions of Virginia are under a blizzard warning. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe does not let an opportunity go by for a fun ride — even in the middle of historic snowstorm.


Passerby hit as Las Vegas police confront man with gun

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:33

Metro Police officers block Las Vegas Boulevard South at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Capt. Matt McCarthy said officers responded to reports of a man walking in and out of Strip traffic waving a gun and pointing it at passers-by. Arriving officers approached the suspect, who did not obey their commands, McCarthy said. Officers fired on the man, who was not hit. (Mikayla Whitmore /Las Vegas Sun via AP) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — A 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, the Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/20kf7CA .)


LIVE VIDEO: Snow falling on Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:30

 Snow falling on Center CityWe're watching the snow fall on Center City Philadelphia.


LIVE VIDEO: Watch Action News coverage of Blizzard 2016

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:22

 Watch Action News coverage of Blizzard 2016Action News is covering Blizzard 2016 from all across the area.


California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:20
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police.