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Police question witnesses in Mississippi Mardi Gras shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:18
Police are questioning witnesses to a shooting that broke out after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, leaving two men dead and injuring four others.

Police: Remains of Ohio woman found at several locations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:15
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Human remains found at several locations in northern Ohio over the weekend are believed to be those of one woman who was last seen in July, police said.

Fire breaks out at Fontana recycling yard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:14

Fire breaks out at Fontana recycling yardMassive cleanup is underway in Fontana after a fire broke out at a recycling yard Sunday night.


Smoking United Airlines flight to LAX makes emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 01:11

Smoking United Airlines flight to LAX makes emergency landingIt was a frightening moment in the sky for some passengers heading to Los Angeles International Airport as their plane was forced to turn back to Tucson due to the cabin suddenly being filled with smoke.


Detectives: Inmate grabs guard's stun gun and fires, hurts 4

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:59
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Detectives say a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard's stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers.

New York City to embark on annual count of street homeless

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of volunteers will fan out across New York City on Monday for the city's annual one-night count of homeless people living on the streets.

Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer testified emotionally in his own defense Monday about the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project stairwell in 2014.

Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:38

In this Feb. 5, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The main thing to know about Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.


1 killed in high-speed wreck in Santa Ana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:38

1 killed in high-speed wreck in Santa AnaOne person was killed following a high-speed crash in Santa Ana. The driver in one of the cars involved in the wreck fled the scene, police said.


Fierce winds, summer-like temps mean high fire danger in SoCal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:27

Fierce winds, summer-like temps mean high fire danger in SoCalFierce Santa Ana winds and unseasonably warm temperatures mean high fire danger for parts of the Southland on Monday.


Suspect charged with dragging Philadelphia police officer in Overbrook identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:24

Suspect charged with dragging Philadelphia police officer in Overbrook identifiedPolice have identified the suspect charged with dragging a Philadelphia officer during a traffic stop before fleeing the scene.


French ex-minister in court over tax fraud, money laundering

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:22

FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac waits for the start of a hearing at the National Assembly in Paris. Cahuzac, a one-time champion in the fight against tax evasion, appears in court Monday Feb.8, 2016 on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first and resounding political scandal under President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)PARIS (AP) — Jerome Cahuzac was the face of France's fight against tax evaders — until he was forced to acknowledge that he himself was dodging taxes, hiding money in tax havens around the world.


NJ teen involved in 'knockout game' Facebook video turns himself in to police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:11

NJ teen involved in 'knockout game' Facebook video turns himself in to policeA teen who was involved in a violent attack posted to social media has turned himself into police.


Pedestrian struck, killed in Jurupa Valley hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:05

Pedestrian struck, killed in Jurupa Valley hit-and-run crashRiverside County sheriff investigators are looking for a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Jurupa Valley.


Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation.


Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:03

Former telephone company employee Tony Marano is seen at a speaking engagement in ToykoAUSTIN, Texas (Reuters)- Somewhere in the Dallas area, a retired man sitting in a home office is making social media videos backing Japanese right-wing views that have made him a celebrity among hawks in the Asian country. Hardly known in the United States, Tony Marano, 66, is called the "Texas Daddy" in Japan, where he has spawned a small industry that includes books, speaking tours, T-shirts emblazoned with his cartoon likeness and scores of videos, some of which have been viewed more than 300,000 times. "I am just expressing my opinion," said Marano in an accent that gives away his Brooklyn upbringing.


Audi tearjerker, 'Puppymonkeybaby' among Super Bowl winners

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:58

This image provided by Audi shows a scene from the company's "The Commander" spot for Super Bowl 50. The ad features the new Audi R8 V10. (Audi via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it's a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.


Second hiker in 1 week to fall to death in Mount Baldy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:57

Second hiker in 1 week to fall to death in Mount BaldyMount Baldy trails were closed on Monday after the death of a second hiker in less than a week.


Ian Mader named AP's news editor in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:45

Ian Mader poses for a photo in Beijing on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor, based in Miami. (Eunice Mateo/Courtesy of Ian Mader via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Ian Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor based in Miami.


King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:37

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, presents Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa with Khadzhibek, a horse with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)SOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation.