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Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 1 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 1 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter.

Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in Wash. canal

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 38 min ago
SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed.

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 39 min ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 39 min ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 39 min ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 42 min ago

Rick Caso, center, watches as his son Andrew sleds down a hill, with One World Trade Center obscured in the background, at Liberty State Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down as a monster storm, that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow, moved through the northeast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring anywhere from a few inches to a couple of feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:


What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 42 min ago

Rick Caso, center, watches as his son Andrew sleds down a hill, with One World Trade Center obscured in the background, at Liberty State Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down as a monster storm, that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow, moved through the northeast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring anywhere from a few inches to a couple of feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:


People across the Northeast US prepare for snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 56 min ago

Dr. Jaishree Capoor of Manhattan boards an ealy train home at the Metro-North Railroad station in White Plains, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Capoor works at the Children's Rehabilitation Center, and an impending blizzard led to the clinic closing early Monday and canceling Tuesday appointments. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)The snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off-limits.


Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 58 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 58 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 58 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 1 min ago

This undated photo from a wanted poster released by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Pedro Flores, left, and his twin brother, Margarito Flores. The brothers are scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Jan, 27, 2015, at federal court in Chicago on drug trafficking charges. The Flores twins cut deals to buy tons of narcotics from Joaquin "El Chapo” Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel in the 2000s, and later cooperated with U.S. investigators. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service)CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.


Hundreds testify in Idaho Capitol for 'Add the Words' bill

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 4 min ago

Hundreds of people line up to attend or testify at the House State Affairs Committee hearing on a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections to the state's Human Rights Act, at the state Capitol building, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts on how to respond to the question he had just been handed in front of religious freedom supporters and hundreds of gay rights advocates.


Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 12 min ago

This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law, shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of Stein's. (AP Photo/California Department of Justice, Megan's Law, File)SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.


Federal government failing to protect children, report says

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 35 min ago
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 55 min ago

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF MOSB114 - Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, victim of Saturday shelling pour soil at his grave during funerals in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Monday Jan. 26, 2015. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April 2014, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September. Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Black Sea still controlled by Ukrainian forces, has been a symbolic bulwark against the separatist advance that if captured by the rebels would give them a land corridor to Russia-controlled Crimea. The city had been relatively quiet for months before Saturday's attack.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday.


Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 16 min ago
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.