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Eagles co-founder guitarist Glenn Frey, who sang 'Take It Easy,' dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:32

Eagles co-founder guitarist Glenn Frey, who sang 'Take It Easy,' diesGlenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died.


Academy releases statement following calls for Oscars boycott

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:30

Academy releases statement following calls for Oscars boycottCalls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the Oscars' second straight year of all-white acting nominees has led the Academy to release a statement Monday night.


Lansdowne police search for 2 car burglars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:29

Lansdowne police search for 2 car burglarsPolice in Lansdowne, Delaware County are asking the public's help in locating two car burglars.


Facing primary fight from Sanders, Clinton embraces Obama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:21

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall at the Toledo Civic Center in Toledo, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Facing fresh campaign anxieties, Hillary Clinton is attaching herself to President Barack Obama, hoping to overcome liberal enthusiasm for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with a full-throated embrace of her one-time rival and boss.


The Latest: Travis Tritt 'still can't believe' Frey's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:05

FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Glenn Frey, of the the Eagles, performs at Belfast's Odyssey Arena in Northern Ireland. Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died at age 67. He died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the death of Glenn Frey, a co-founder of the rock band the Eagles (all times local):


Suspect in double shooting at homeless shelter in custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:04

Suspect in double shooting at homeless shelter in custodyThe man wanted for killing one homeless shelter worker, and wounding another, is now in police custody.


Colorado school staff missed red flags in deadly 2013 shooting: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:38

An Arapahoe high school student prays at the school in Centennial, ColoradoAdministrators and teachers at a Colorado high school failed to act on warnings signs that a student was acting in a threatening and violent way before he shot to death a classmate in 2013, an independent review of the rampage said on Monday. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado faulted administrators at Arapahoe High School in the Denver suburb of Centennial for not having shared information among staff and law enforcement about 18-year-old shooter Karl Pierson. The report said some students knew Pierson had firearms while certain staff members knew he had made threats, at one point saying he wanted to kill a coach who had kicked him off the debate team.


Hundreds gather in Oakland to honor MLK Day of Service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:19

Hundreds gather in Oakland to honor MLK Day of ServiceIn Oakland, hundreds came out to the Gardens at Lake Merritt today to remember and honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.


'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested on domestic violence charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:35

'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested on domestic violence chargeA jail supervisor says "American Pie" singer Don McLean has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Maine.


As Iowa looms, GOP wonders: Does Trump have fans, or voters?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:59

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with supporters before meeting with volunteers at the local Pizza Ranch restaurant, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day?


Gov. Snyder: Clinton politicizing Flint's water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:59
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder responded Monday to criticism from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic debates for his handling of Flint's water emergency, saying Clinton is making it a political issue.

Whistleblower cleared in CAfrican Republic sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' internal justice system has cleared a whistleblower who leaked information to French authorities in 2014 about a U.N. investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic had sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.

Perry sorry for saying Lady Gaga is falsely credited on song

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Record producer Linda Perry says she's sorry for tweeting Lady Gaga doesn't deserve songwriting credit for the Oscar-nominated "Til it Happens to You," from the college campus sexual-assault documentary "The Hunting Ground."

Teens suspended for sharing asthma inhaler at school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:14

Teens suspended for sharing asthma inhaler at schoolA pair of 7th graders in the Dallas, Texas, area have been suspended from school, because one allowed the other to use her asthma inhaler during an attack.


The Latest: Search for downed aircraft extends under water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:11

CORRECTS YEAR TO 2016, NOT 2106 - U.S. Marines walk on the beach at Waimea Bay near Haleiwa, Hawaii, where two military helicopters crashed into the ocean about 2 miles offshore, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters Friday, military officials said. (Mariana Keller via AP Photo)HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on the crash of two Marine helicopters off Hawaii (all times local):


Iraq searching for three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:03
Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said on Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Unknown gunmen seized the trio from a private apartment on Friday in the capital's southeastern Dora district, said Mohammed al-Karbouli, who sits on parliament's security and defense panel. Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militia fighters, seen as a bulwark in the fight against Islamic State militants, have a heavy presence in that part of the predominately Sunni district.

Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 08:00

RETRANSMIT FOR IMPROVED TONING - A search vessel cruises the waters off the beach at Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Two Marine helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters, military officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board.


Trader Joe's recalls raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contamination

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:56

Trader Joe's recalls raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contaminationTrader Joe's is recalling its store-brand raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contamination.


Fmr. Lions coach Jim Schwartz arrives in Philadelphia, expected to be Eagles defensive coordinator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:42

Fmr. Lions coach Jim Schwartz arrives in Philadelphia, expected to be Eagles defensive coordinatorAction News has learned there's a strong possibility the Philadelphia Eagles will name former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.


Young man found frozen thanks those who saved his life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:37

Young man found frozen thanks those who saved his lifeA doctor's hunch and a hospitals' determination bring a frozen man back to life.