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Accuweather: Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday night

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 18 min ago

 Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday nightMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking snow arriving tonight. A WINTER STORM WATCH goes into effect Monday afternoon for the entire region. A BLIZZARD WATCH goes into effect for Ocean and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey.


Senior House Republican says housing finance reform 'huge priority'

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 40 min ago

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Hensarling questions financial regulators about the effects of the Volcker RuleA top U.S. Republican lawmaker will revisit a plan to reduce government involvement in the country's housing finance system, and expects Senate colleagues to be receptive to potential changes, according to an interview aired on C-SPAN on Sunday. Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Committee on Financial Services, said shepherding legislation to remove a government backstop for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be a "huge priority," adding that he is willing to compromise to get a bill passed. "We've got to get off that boom-bust-bailout cycle, and I fear that under government control, we are once again repeating the same mistakes of the past," he said.


New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 14 min ago

In this Jan. 14, 2015, photo, 21-month-old Noelle Roberts plays with Fisher-Price toys while "baby wrangler" Melanie Ruskin keeps her engaged and photographer Michael Mandolfo records the moment at a studio in Buffalo, N.Y. Fisher-Price has been using local kids on its packaging for years, eschewing “professional” models in favor of the babies and toddlers parents who trundle in to the toy maker’s headquarters in the quaint village of East Aurora, N.Y. The company recently began photographing children in a second studio, in Buffalo, to tap into the urban center’s more multi-cultural feel and better reflect the faces in the 150 countries where Fisher-Price toys are sold. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has been using local kids on its packaging for years, eschewing "professional" models in favor of the babies and toddlers parents trundle in to the toy maker's headquarters in the quaint village of East Aurora, outside Buffalo.


Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 23 min ago

A plane takes off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a rail link to LaGuardia, one of the nation's busiest airports. Cuomo's plan calls for an elevated AirTrain connecting the airport with the Willets Point station 1.5 miles away. The station, opposite the New York Mets' ballpark, serves both the Long Island Rail Road commuter rail and the No. 7 subway line. Currently airport users use taxis, buses, shuttles, cars or limousines to get to LaGuardia. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens.


Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 27 min ago

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter.


Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 15 min ago

Visitors to the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park look at fallen a tree that was blown down by heavy winds in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los Angeles. About 9,000 customers were without electricity in the San Fernando Valley Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.


New theory surfaces on identity of Zodiac Killer

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 15 min ago

New theory surfaces on identity of Zodiac KillerThe Zodiac Killer was never identified or caught but now there's a new theory on who he is.


'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 16 min ago

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The process of finding "death qualified" jurors has slowed down jury selection in federal case against Tsarnaev, who is charged with setting off two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 marathon. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.


PennDOT, region prepare for more snow

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 36 min ago

PennDOT, region prepare for more snowAction News's John Rawlins reports from PennDOT's facility in Norristown with the latest on preparations for the latest snowfall.


F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Twitter Bomb Threat

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 6 min ago
Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled today to escort two airliners enroute to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta for a possible bomb threat, NORAD said.

Suspected DUI driver hits police car in West Philadelphia; officer hurt

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 33 min ago

Suspected DUI driver hits police car in West Philadelphia; officer hurtA Philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after a crash involving a suspected drunk driver.


VIDEO: Reading for more snow

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 53 min ago

 Reading for more snowRoad crews and area residents are readying themselves for more snow headed our way.


Rowan University freshman wounded in drive-by shooting in Glassboro

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 59 min ago

Rowan University freshman wounded in drive-by shooting in GlassboroPolice are looking for the triggerman in a drive-by shooting near Rowan University's campus in Glassboro.


Accuweather: Winter Storm Watch Monday Night

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 59 min ago

 Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday nightMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking more snow for Monday and Tuesday.


UPDATED MAPS: Sunday night's snow

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 29 min ago

 Two winter stormsAccuWeather has updated information on a clipper system expected to bring snow to the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys Sunday into Monday.


Accuweather: Winter Storm Watch for Monday Night

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 48 min ago

 Snow tonight, major storm possible Monday nightMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking more snow for Monday and Tuesday.


Dog returns after vanishing from Texas, appearing in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 22 min ago
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A dog who vanished from his Texas yard last year has been returned home after turning up in a central Indiana city some 1,100 miles away.

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste'

Yahoo! National News - 18 hours 26 min ago

U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it.


Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records

Yahoo! National News - 19 hours 20 min ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.

TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

Yahoo! National News - 20 hours 54 min ago

File-This Aug. 6, 1993, file photo shows Joe Franklin speaking as a guest on the "John Gambling Radio Show". Franklin died Saturday Jan. 24, 2015 of cancer, which he had had for a few years, longtime producer and friend Steven Garrin said. He was 88. (AP Photo/Kevin Larkin)NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.