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Police: Women suspected of drugging men, stealing Rolexes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:04
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they're looking for two women suspected of drugging two men and stealing their Rolex watches after they met at a bar.

Miami doctor suspended; video shows attack on Uber driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:00
MIAMI (AP) — A doctor at a Miami hospital is on administrative leave after a video surfaced on YouTube showing her hitting and screaming profanities at an Uber driver.

US regulator blocks Philips' deal to sell Lumileds division

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:45
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Electronics giant Philips says the planned sale of a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital has been scrapped after the two sides failed to get clearance from U.S. regulators.

No charges after homeless man is paid to pour coffee on head

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:41
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say no charges will be filed after a stranger paid a homeless man $5 to pour coffee on himself twice.

AccuWeather Alert: Blizzard Warnings issued for NYC, NJ and Long Island until Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:37

 Blizzard Warnings issued for NYC, NJ and Long Island until SundayBlizzard and winter storm warnings have been issued across the Tri-State area as a major winter storm threatens to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the region this weekend.


Man shot dead at point blank range in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:30

Man shot dead at point blank range in West Oak LanePolice say a man in his 20s was shot and killed at point blank range in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood.


Airline pilot charged with flying under influence of alcohol

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:23

Airline pilot charged with flying under influence of alcoholA former Alaska Airlines captain was charged with piloting an airliner while under the influence of alcohol.


Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 20:11

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Kerry’s trip is expected to last nine days and to encompass stops in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Laos, Cambodia, and China. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Iraq's prime minister is appealing to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and help better fight the Islamic State group, as both grapple with ways to thwart the extremist group that he insists is losing ground.


PennDOT prepares, communites across the region brace for snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 19:37

PennDOT prepares, communites across the region brace for snowstormPennDOT crews continue to prepare the roads as communities across the region brace for the approaching snow storm.


Delaware Valley continues to prepare for snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 19:30

PennDOT prepares, communites across the region brace for snowstormPennDOT crews continue to prepare the roads for the approaching snowstorm.


AccuWeather: Blizzard Warning in effect, heavy snow conditions ahead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 18:57

 Blizzard Warning posted, heavy snow aheadMeteorologist David Murphy says clouds will increase today ahead of the storm. The first snowflakes arrive tonight.


AccuWeather: Heavy Snow, Blizzard Conditions Ahead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 18:45

 Blizzard Warning posted, heavy snow aheadMeteorologist David Murphy says clouds will increase today ahead of the storm. The first snowflakes arrive tonight.


Police: Woman seeking arrest to escape cold smashes window

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 18:40
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a woman who threw a piece of concrete through a window at the General Assembly Building was apparently trying to get arrested so she could escape the cold.

What We Know: Key takeaways on 'potentially crippling' storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 18:31
As people across the eastern United States prepare for this weekend's winter storm, here's what we know:

New York PSC approves fund to invest $5 billion in clean energy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 17:56

New York governor Cuomo speaks during the National Action Network (NAN) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Public Policy Forum in the Harlem section of New YorkThe state's Public Service Commission approved the fund after Cuomo officially requested renewable power mandates for the state the previous week, according to a statement from the Governor's office. The $5 billion from the state will draw more than $29 billion in additional funding from private investors, said Cuomo in the statement. The fund, managed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will be used to encourage projects targeting greenhouse gas reductions and providing cost-efficient renewable energy and is projected to generate $39 billion in consumer savings over the next decade.


Trove of Marine Corps films from 1930s-1970s to be preserved

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 17:54

This photo provided by the University of South Carolina shows a scene from the Battle of Iowa Jima, recorded by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945, is part of a collection of silent, color films being preserved by the Moving Image Research Collections at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. The university is in the process of preserving about 2,000 hours of film showing marines in action during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. (U.S. Marine Corps/University of South Carolina via AP)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see.


Vigil held for two missing UC Santa Cruz students swept out to sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 17:10

Vigil held for two missing UC Santa Cruz students swept out to seaThursday evening friends and family gathered to pay their respects to two UC Santa Cruz students that were swept out to sea at Bonny Doon Beach.


France, India to focus talks on defense deal, clean energy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:57

National Security Group commandos prepare to launch an assault during a drill to tackle a mock terror attack ahead of Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. India is tightening security with extra paramilitary soldiers and police deployed across the capital after a French consulate in southern India received a letter warning against the visit of French President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)NEW DELHI (AP) — Amid the pomp of a military parade, the leaders of France and India are planning ambitious discussions next week in New Delhi that could end with a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy.


SFO flights to East Coast canceled due to incoming blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:56

SFO flights to East Coast canceled due to incoming blizzardMany airline passengers scrambled Thursday night to grab a flight out of SFO to the East Coast before airports there shut down due to a blizzard.


Fremont launches campaign to raise awareness around rise in pedestrian accidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:20

Fremont launches campaign to raise awareness around rise in pedestrian accidentsThe city of Fremont is launching a campaign to raise awareness around driving and pedestrian safety in an effort to decrease accidents.