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NYC ID program starts off with a bang

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:49

Luis Gordillo, a carpenter from Ecuador, adjusts his shirt collar as he has his picture taken while applying for a New York City municipal ID card at Make the Road New York in the Queens section of New York, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register. City officials have scrambled to keep up with the demand. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register.


Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:48

This undated handout photo provided by Access Health CT shows Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan. It’s not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there’s an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama’s law. Taxpayers who got erroneous tax information from the government are now receiving robo-calls and electronic messages advising them not to file their returns yet. Some are taking it in stride; others wonder what else could go wrong. (AP Photo/Access Health CT)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season.


Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:44

This image provided by the Middletown Police Department shows Eric Lonergan of Rio de Janeiro. Lonergan is accused of possessing a controlled substance and illegally obtaining or supplying drugs. Lonergan was one of four Wesleyan University students arrested Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 in connection with about a dozen hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. (AP Photo/Middletown Police Department)MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations.


Retired Goodyear blimp gondola joins Cleveland exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:22
CLEVELAND (AP) — The gondola of the decommissioned Spirit of Goodyear blimp has landed at its new home in a Cleveland historical society exhibit.

National monument supporters in California get antsy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:16

FILE - In this May 17, 2010 file photo, the peloton rides on a mountain road during the second stage of the Tour of California cycling race near Berryessa Pines, Calif. California lawmakers and an array of interest groups are ramping up effort to designate four new national monuments in the state. From bill introductions to appearances at the sites by high-profile guests, they want to win protections before President Barack Obama leaves office.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state's famous wine country.


Details about proposed national monuments in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of California's congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act on the bills. The proposed national monuments include:

Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering.

Florida police chief fired for arrest in prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:33
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida police chief has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.

Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:11

In this Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 photo, Supervisor Jim Finch poses at Conklin Town Hall in Conklin, N.Y. Some Southern Tier towns are raising the question of seceding to Pennsylvania. Finch and other local officials talking about expanding Pennsylvania’s border to gobble up some towns clustered around the Keystone State’s northeast corner don’t really expect it to happen. But members of the Upstate New York Towns Association hope the headline-grabbing idea will result in something good for a struggling part of the state. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.


FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 22:19
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Wall Street analyst says FairPoint shareholders are pressing for a sale of the company now that it has negotiated a new labor pact with workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 20:05
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion. Police said an underground blast had blown a cast-iron manhole cover skyward and the heavy metallic disk came crashing down on his head. In the snowy first week of February, Consolidated Edison Inc, the local utility, tallied about 600 "smokers," fires and occasional explosions involving manholes, part of a seasonal surge that plagues New York every winter. "These incidents are yet another example of New York City's outdated infrastructure.

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:34

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice." (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.


AccuWeather: Sunny And Cold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 18:56

 Sunny And ColdMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another round of cold temperatures will be followed by a wintry mix late Sunday.


Man sentenced in death of boy made to hold paint buckets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 18:52
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years.

Stolen Oscar dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o located

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:24

Stolen Oscar dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o locatedThe stolen Oscar dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o has apparently been located after the person who took the dress called TMZ.


Obama signs bill funding homeland security department for one week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed late Friday a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one week, the White House said. The House of Representatives passed the bill hours before an impending deadline for funding the department amid a debate over the president's recent unilateral action on immigration policy. (Reporting By Julia Edwards; Editing by Richard Borsuk)

US appeals court: Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:46

 the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.


U.S. appeals court says Boston bomber trial can stay in city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:43

Courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev during the jury selection process in his trial at the federal courthouse in Boston(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled the trial for the accused Boston Marathon bomber can go ahead in the city, over attempts from his attorneys to change the venue on the basis an impartial jury could not be seated so close to the site of the 2013 attack. The split three-judge panel of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals backed District Judge George O'Toole, who has three times rejected pleas by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers to move the trial out of Boston, where the bombing killed three people and injured 264. "We are unable to conclude that it is clear and indisputable that the petitioner cannot receive a fair trial by an impartial jury in the Eastern Division of Massachusetts," the judges wrote in the 80-page opinion.


AccuWeather: Near Record Lows

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:36

 Sunny And ColdMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another night of bitter temperatures will be followed by a wintry mix late Sunday.


First Picture of 'Jihadi John' as an Adult Emerges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:30
Mohammed Emwazi identified as alleged ISIS executioner.