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Exclusive: Zika virus discourages many Americans from Latin America travel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 21:15

A woman looks on next to a banner as soldiers and municipal health workers take part in cleaning of the streets, gardens and homes as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vectorThe rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. Airlines and cruise ship operators have yet to report drops in bookings because of Zika, and analysts have downplayed the impact that newly sedentary parents-to-be could have on their revenue. "I am actively trying to get pregnant with my husband, so I am a little bit concerned," said Erica, a respondent who said she was bitten by a mosquito during a January trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Zika has been reported.


Pieces of collapsed crane hauled away after TriBeCa collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:58

Pieces of collapsed crane hauled away after TriBeCa collapseIn order for the crane to be hauled away, it had to be cut up into dozens of pieces, but it had to be done so without compromising its integrity, so investigators can examine it for clues.


Over $1M raised for Bay Area charities at celebrity party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:53

Over $1M raised for Bay Area charities at celebrity partySuper Bowl eve wasn't all about bling and being seen, an event called the "Big Game Big Give" party, invited the rich and famous to raise money for important Bay Area causes.


Super Bowl's Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differently

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:37

Super Bowl's Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differentlySometime late last season or early this season - depends on whom you ask - Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers' other defensive backs were heading toward a drill as part of their weekly "Turnover Circuit," when assistant coach Eric Washington yelled out a spur-of-the-moment greeting.


Man, 22, critical in Olney shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:23

Man, 22, critical in Olney shootingA young man was critically injured during an early morning shooting on a Philadelphia street.


Celebrities play flag football in Santa Clara for charity

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:56

Celebrities play flag football in Santa Clara for charityThe day before the Super Bowl, in Santa Clara there were celebrities and former NFL players who played flag football for charity.


Eddie DeBartolo gets elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:47

Eddie DeBartolo gets elected to Pro Football Hall of FameFormer 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.


AccuWeather: Milder Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:40

 Sunday's MilderMeteorologist Melissa Magee says temperatures stay above average through the weekend.


Anti-Police Terror Project marched through SFO

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:35

Anti-Police Terror Project marched through SFOTo get their message heard, the group the Anti-Police Terror Project marched through San Francisco International Airport.


Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 15:30

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump flashes a double thumbs up after a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night.


Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison among Hall's 2016 class

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 15:22
Quarterbacks Brett Favre and Ken Stabler and receiver Marvin Harrison headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame's eight-member class of 2016. They will be formally inducted in Canton on Aug. 6.

Mom says store denied use of dressing room for breastfeeding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 14:58
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Barney's New York has responded to a complaint from a mother who says she was not allowed to breastfeed her daughter in the store dressing room.

Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:59

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at the Franklin Pierce University Fieldhouse, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Rindge, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.


Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:51
CHICAGO (AP) — A Christian college near Chicago and a political science professor who wore a headscarf to show solidarity with Muslims have agreed to part ways.

Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders' New Hampshire advantage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:42

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton peeks through signs of hers as she greets supporters during a campaign stop in a Manchester, N.H., neighborhood Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi.


Cam Newton named NFL MVP; Ron Rivera wins coach of the year

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:31
On the eve of Super Bowl 50, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, while Ron Rivera earned coach of the year honors.

Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:29

In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, photo The 6th Street Bridge that spans the Los Angeles River is seen in Los Angeles, before it is closed permanently for demolition. The landmark bridge, dating to the 1930's, is being replaced due to deterioration caused by a chemical reaction in the concrete. The $449 million project to build a replacement bridge, designed by architect Michael Maltzan, is expected to be completed by 2019 at the earliest. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.


Crime Fighters: $10,000 reward offered in murder of David Alston

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:21

 $10,000 reward offered in murder of David AlstonDetectives are seeking the public's help in the murder of a man found fatally shot inside his car in Chester, Pennsylvania.


Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in polls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:10

Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in pollsMarco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate.


North Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:09

North Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile testNorth Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.