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Artists, activists team up to fight human trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:45

Artists, activists team up to fight human traffickingArtists and activists are teaming up in Midtown to fight the ever-growing problem of human trafficking.


Windy conditions hamper fire fight in Sea Isle City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:25

Windy conditions hamper fire fight in Sea Isle CityFire crews battled a stubborn fire inside a building that houses several businesses in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.


Traffic-free Manhattan transformed into winter playground

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:15
By Robert MacMillan NEW YORK (Reuters) - An otherworldly quiet descended over the streets of Manhattan on Saturday as a muffling blanket of snow and a complete ban on private vehicles transformed a city renowned for its bustle and horn-blaring traffic into a tranquil pedestrian mall. As a blizzard that seemed destined for the record books intensified, officials closed all bridges and tunnels into New York and banned all but emergency vehicles from its roads. The void was quickly filled as tourists bundled against the driving snow and wandered through intersections, taking selfies on their smartphones, making snow angels in the snow drifts of Times Square and huddling in coffee shops to warm themselves.

Windy conditions hamper building fire in Sea Isle City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:10

Windy conditions hamper fire fight in Sea Isle CityFire crews battled a stubborn fire inside a building that houses several businesses in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.


Blizzard pounds Jersey shore with widespread flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:03

Blizzard pounds Jersey shore with widespread floodingThe full effects of the Blizzard of 2016 are being felt up and down the New Jersey shoreline.


Stranded motorists dug out of snow on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:02

Stranded motorists dug out of snow on Pennsylvania TurnpikeA stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh that was shut down by a snowstorm, stranding hundreds of motorists including university athletics teams, began to clear Saturday afternoon.


At least 18 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 08:00

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 18 people have been killed as a snowstorm pounds the eastern part of the U.S. Some details of the deaths:


Athletes, trucks, cars halted on snowed-in Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:56

Stranded motorists dug out of snow on Pennsylvania TurnpikeSnowbound college athletes and teenage parishioners spent the night stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as they waited to be dug out from massive backups.


Uber to ground chopper flights around Sundance Film Fest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:53
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah county reached an agreement Saturday with ride-sharing company Uber to stop operating helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival.

Arizona students in trouble after taking picture with racial slur on t-shirt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:42

Arizona students in trouble after taking picture with racial slur on t-shirtAdministrators at a high school in Arizona are outraged after a racially-offensive picture surfaced showing six of its students.


Blizzard makes for tough going in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:36

Blizzard makes for tough going in Center City PhiladelphiaA curtain of clouds and snow covered the Center City skyline Saturday evening as the Blizzard of 2016 continued to rage on.


Elderly man dies while shoveling snow, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:26

88-year-old Montgomery County man dies while shoveling snowAn 88-year-old man died while shoveling snow in Montgomery County.


Blizzard has led to nearly 7,000 canceled flights

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:14

Travelers wait in a security line at O'Hare International Airport Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Chicago. Airlines at Chicago's two major airports have canceled 215 flights largely due to a blizzard threatening down on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)Airlines have canceled nearly 7,000 flights so far this weekend and are starting to cut service on Monday, as driving snow and ice bring many East Coast airports to a standstill.


AccuWeather: Blizzard begins to move out; flooding a concern

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 07:05

 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.


Factbox: Five worst snowstorms in New York City history

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:55
(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday that an intense blizzard that is forecast to drop as much as 30 inches (76.2 cm) of snow on the city this weekend has the potential to be one of the top five winter storms in recorded history. Here are five worst snowstorms ever to hit the largest city in the United States, according to the National Weather Service: - 26.9 inches (68.3 cm), Feb. 11-12, 2006 - 25.8 inches (65.5 cm), Dec. 26-27, 1947 - 21.0 inches (53.3 cm), March 12-14, 1888 - 20.9 inches (53.1 cm), Feb. 25-26, 2010 - 20.2 inches (51.3 cm), Jan. ...

U.S. East Coast blizzard brings New York, Washington to standstill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:55

People walk near the Washington Monument during a winter storm in WashingtonBy Barbara Goldberg and Idrees Ali NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing the nation's capital to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York, the largest city in the country. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. One person died in Maryland and three in New York while shoveling snow.


5-year-old killed in Wisconsin road attack; suspect fled

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 06:45
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy riding in the back seat of his father's car in southern Wisconsin was killed after an SUV pulled up alongside them and someone opened fire, authorities said.

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.