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New Jersey Democrats want $15 an hour minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:01

New Jersey Democrats want $15 an hour minimum wageDemocratic leaders want to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour.


Man found stabbed in Ogontz home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:00

Man found stabbed in Ogontz homePhiladelphia police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed in the city's Ogontz section.


AccuWeather: Watch for snow during Friday morning commute

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:58

 Watch for snow during Friday morning commuteMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking wet snow to hit part of the area during the Friday morning commute.


2 NYPD officers shot at Bronx housing project

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:56

2 NYPD officers shot at Bronx housing projectTwo New York City police officers shot Thursday night in the Bronx are expected to survive, and investigators said they believe they have all suspects in custody.


Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:53

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," "Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.


AP FACT CHECK: Dems in New Hampshire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:50

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, shakes hands as they greet the audience before the audience before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by the very richest Americans.


BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:50

BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead in North CarolinaA BMX icon was found dead in North Carolina Thursday from an apparent suicide, police say.


BMX racing icon Dave Mirra found dead in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:50

BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead in North CarolinaA BMX icon was found dead in North Carolina Thursday from an apparent suicide, police say.


2 police officers shot in New York public housing complex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:39

Emergency officials gather near the site where two police officers were shot in the Bronx section of New York, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Two police officers were shot while on patrol in a public housing project on Thursday night and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was in custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers patrolling a housing project were shot and wounded by a gunman who apparently later killed himself with the same weapon a few miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was delivering his State of the City address on Thursday.


Main Line massage parlor shut down, 2 women charged after raid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:35

Main Line massage parlor shut down, 2 women charged after raidA Main Line massage parlor has been shut down and two women are facing prostitution charges after Radnor and Pennsylvania State Police conducted an uncover sting in Wayne.


ONLY ON ABC7News.com: Man allegedly stabbed by Mario Woods recounts incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:22

 Man allegedly stabbed by Mario Woods recounts incidentFor the first time, the man stabbed by Mario Woods speaks out telling only ABC7 News what led up to the deadly encounter between Woods and San Francisco Police in December.


The Latest: Police say gunman who shot 2 cops killed himself

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:02

Police officers walk near the site where two police officers were shot at the Melrose Houses in the Bronx section of New York, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Two police officers were shot while on patrol in a public housing project on Thursday night and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was in custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two police officers shot in a New York public housing complex (all times local):


Chief defends major's promotion, domestic violence past

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:54
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha defended the promotion of a major who was arrested in 1994 for domestic violence after a lawmaker complained the selection is bad for the department's image.

Ferd Kaufman, longtime AP photographer, dead at 89

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:49

CORRECTS DATE TO FEB. 3, NOT FEB. 4 - Former Dallas Associated Press photo staffer Ferd Kaufman is shown in a June 27, 2015 photo in Richardson, Texas. Kaufman, who in 20 years as a photographer with The Associated Press in Texas helped cover the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in a local hospital after several months of failing healthaccording to his wife, Ida Kaufman. He was 89. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)DALLAS (AP) — Ferd Kaufman, an Associated Press photographer who was at Dallas police headquarters as authorities brought in President John F. Kennedy's assassin, has died in Texas. He was 89.


Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off face to face

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:48

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton spar during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment.


Teen gang members charged in Los Angeles park killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:34

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti take questions about the bodies found at a park, during a news conference at LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, on the investigation into the killings of Gabriela Calzada, 19, and Briana Gallegos, 17, whose bodies were found in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights on Oct. 28, 2015. Two teenagers, Jose Antonio Echeverria, 18, and Dallas Stone Pineda, 17, were charged Thursday in the double murder. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two teenage gang members were charged Thursday with murdering a 19-year-old woman and her 17-year-old friend last fall in a Los Angeles park and leaving their bodies just off a popular hiking trail where a woman walking her dog found them.


Official: Massive LA-area gas leak could be capped in a week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California official outlined a plan Thursday to cap the massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week.

Some San Francisco restaurants near Super Bowl City report business cut in half

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:08

Some San Francisco restaurants near Super Bowl City report business cut in halfSome restaurants near Super Bowl City in San Francisco are reporting their business has been cut in half, with some saying they can't wait for the Super Bowl to go away.


Suspended U.N. diplomat lacks immunity from U.S. bribe case: judge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:02

Francis Lorenzo, a suspended deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, exits the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New YorkA suspended deputy United Nations ambassador from the Dominican Republic cannot claim diplomatic immunity to avoid U.S. charges that he participated in a vast bribery scheme, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan ruled that as a naturalized U.S. citizen, neither treaty obligations nor federal law entitled Francis Lorenzo to immunity from prosecution due to his diplomatic role.


Unreliable phone data helped convict Maryland man in 'Serial' case: expert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:47

Syed arrives at Baltimore City Circuit CourthouseThe murder conviction of a Baltimore man that was explored by the 2014 podcast "Serial" was based in part on unreliable cellphone data, a forensic expert testified at a court hearing on Thursday. Adnan Syed, 35, was convicted in 2000 of kidnapping and strangling his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, 18, and is serving a life sentence. Gerald Grant, a communications forensics expert, testified in Baltimore City Circuit Court that jurors should have been told that AT&T cellphone records used to place Syed at the site where Lee's body was buried were flawed.