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Federal relief may soon be on way for California Dungeness crab fishermen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:40

Federal relief may soon be on way for California Dungeness crab fishermenWith crab season hanging on the edge, California and the Bay Area's beleaguered fishermen are beginning to get some help both locally and they hope federally, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:31

Sister Mary Benedicte, left, serves food at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.


Former Columbus Police officer sues over firing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:28
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer is suing a Mississippi city after he was fired for his role in a fatal death.

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:21

A parade-goer laughs to celebrate as she watches the the Saint Anne Parade move through New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. People across New Orleans are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season. Floats and marching bands will parade down the city's St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.


Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:21
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.

Teen gets 15 years in toddler stepbrother's fire death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:15
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen has been ordered to spend 15 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his 14-month-old stepbrother.

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:15

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.


Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:04

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primariesDonald Trump and Bernie Sanders looked to emerge from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with their first victories of the 2016 presidential election, while rivals hoped a state famous for political surprises would give their own White House bids a needed boost.


Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney's Force-ful quarter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:56

 the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.


Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney's Force-ful quarter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:56

 the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it's coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.


Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.

The Latest: Ex-execs of Haslam-owned chain charged

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:54
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the case against the former president of the truck stop chain Flying J (all times local):

Canadian Pacific wants vote on Norfolk Southern deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:52
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian Pacific plans to ask Norfolk Southern shareholders whether they want the two railroads to pursue a merger.

Haslam-owned chain exec advised 'say one thing, do another'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:50
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former top executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advised sales staff to "Say one thing, do another," when it came to dealing with customers, according to an indictment.

Michigan governor says to request another $195 million for Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:49

The front of the Flint Water Plant is seen in FlintThe new funding request is in addition to $37 million that has already been appropriated this year by the Republican-led legislature, said Snyder spokesman Dave Murray. "That's a significant investment in the people of Flint," Murray said. The city of some 100,000 people was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its source of water from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money.


Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:41

An unidentified man walks past a Confederate monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A legislative committee is considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for local officials to remove Confederate memorials like the obelisk, which the city park board has voted to take down. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.


Social justice advocate kills self outside Ohio Statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:30
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the homeless, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:26
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday as wildfires threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season.

North Carolina takes map delay request to US Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 08:25
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.