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Chris Christie on storm: If I needed to go back I would

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:59

 If I needed to go back I wouldMuch of New Jersey is now under a blizzard watch as forecasters continue tracking a major snowstorm.


Twin brothers, 58, die in 1-vehicle crash on upstate NY road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:51
COTTEKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 58-year-old twin brothers have died after the pickup truck they were riding in hit a tree along an upstate New York road.

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:38

ECB holds out chance of more stimulus at March meetingEuropean Central Bank head Mario Draghi let rattled investors know that the bank is poised to take action as soon as its next meeting in March if plunging oil prices and market turmoil threaten the economy. ...


New Jersey beachfront owners challenge sand dunes plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:32
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Seventeen oceanfront homeowners are challenging New Jersey's right to use eminent domain to seize strips of their sand for a protective dune project, calling it a land grab.

Woman's remains found at Delaware County state park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:28

Woman's remains, jewelry found at Delaware County state parkPennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a young woman whose remains was found in a Delaware County state park.


Texas family sues over body that went missing from casket

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:24
The family of Julie Mott, who died in August at the age of 25, has filed suit against the Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries of San Antonio for misplacing her body, they said. "After the memorial service, but before the body was transferred to the crematorium, Mission lost possession of Julie Mott's body, and to this day has been unable to explain how they lost the body," the lawsuit filed this month states. Mission Park officials and local volunteers have searched parks and wooded areas for clues on where the body may have been left, but have come up empty, they said.

PennDOT hits the road as shoppers hit stores

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:19

PennDOT hits the road as shoppers hit storesPreparations continue across the area as a snowstorm targets our area.


Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 6-month high

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:16

FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since July, though applications remained at historically low levels.


Will Smith joins wife in not attending the Oscars

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:06

Will Smith joins wife in not attending the OscarsWill Smith says he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees.


3 injured after SUV bursts into flames in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

3 injured after SUV bursts into flames in DelawareThree people were injured after an SUV burst into flames in New Castle, Delaware.


Winter Storm Sparks More Than 100 Accidents in DC Area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 23:33
The snow even slowed down the president's motorcade.

AccuWeather: Winter Storm Watch Begins Friday Evening

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 23:08

 Blizzard Watch for portions of areaMeteorologist David Murphy says heavy snow is on the way to much of the region through Saturday. A foot or more is possible.


Correction: Brain-Injured Senator story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 23:02
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Jan. 20 about a car crash involving a Connecticut state senator, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the crash. It happened Jan. 14, not Dec. 14.

1 person hurt after car crash on Roosevelt Blvd.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:56

1 person hurt after car crash on Roosevelt Blvd.One person was injured in a car crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


Hundreds of tow truck drivers honor Michigan man at funeral

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:40
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of tow truck operators formed a funeral procession for a fellow driver in Michigan who was fatally struck while pulling another vehicle out of a ditch.

Mom gets 25 years in prison for Florida baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:35
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose 8-week-old infant was found buried near their home has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

11-year-old boy killed by falling hay bale in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:28
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy was killed after being crushed by a hay bale in Pennsylvania, a day after an 8-year-old in the area was seriously hurt in a farm equipment accident.

1 dead, 1 hurt in dump truck crash on Route 70 in Pemberton Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:22

1 dead, 1 hurt in dump truck crash on Route 70 in Pemberton Twp., N.J.One person is dead and another hospitalized after a dump truck and a van collided in Pemberton Township.


Alabama to carry out first death penalty since 2013 on rapist-murderer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:57
Christopher Brooks, 44, was scheduled to be killed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CST at the state's death chamber in Atmore just one day after Texas carried out the second U.S. execution of the year. There were 28 executions in the United States last year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which monitors capital punishment nationwide. Brooks was sentenced to death for bludgeoning 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell to death in her apartment.

Michigan couple accused of starving of girl, 5, stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:51
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A trial is taking placed for a Michigan couple accused of abusing, torturing and starving the man's 5-year-old daughter to death.