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Another winter storm hits East Coast; more cold temps coming

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:06

A woman is helped up after making a snow angel in a parking lot outside the Wells Fargo Center during a winter storm after an NHL hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Nashville Predators, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The latest in a seemingly unending parade of snowstorms moved over the East Coast on Saturday, dropping a wintry mix as far south as northern Georgia and potentially causing more headaches for snow-weary New England.


Bridge blocked by group protesting Pasco police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:01
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A group protesting a police shooting in Pasco, Washington, temporarily took over a bridge crossing the Columbia River.

Minneapolis officer wounded in apparent targeted attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:54

An officer searches with a dog accompanied by a SWAT team member after a Minneapolis police officer was shot , Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis. Police say two officers were standing by their marked squad car after having handling a burglary call early in the day when someone shot one of them. The wounded officer's partner drove him to a hospital, where he's listed in satisfactory. No one is in custody. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, David Joles) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police arrested a 43-year-old man Saturday after the early morning wounding of an officer who investigators believe was shot because he was a member of the police force.


Pa. snow plow operators find woman shot dead in vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:31

Pa. snow plow operators find woman shot dead in vehiclePolice say snow plow operators found a woman shot dead in a vehicle on a southwestern Pennsylvania highway.


Day 2 of Penn State THON 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:05

Day 2 of Penn State THON 2015More than 700 Penn State students are still on their feet dancing - all for the kids.


PHOTOS: THON 2015 at Penn State

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:04

 THON 2015 at Penn StateSee photos from the 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, known as THON.


Inmates to be transferred after unrest at Texas prison: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:58
(Reuters) - Thousands of inmates at a federal prison in south Texas will be moved to other facilities after an uprising by angry prisoners left the prison damaged and "uninhabitable," according to officials quoted in local press reports. The disturbance began early on Friday at the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, which primarily holds individuals who have entered the United States illegally. The prison, which is run by the private company Management & Training Corp, is located about 40 miles (64 km) from the Mexican border.

U.S. refinery strike widens to include nation's largest plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:47

Members of the United Steel Workers union picket the Tesoro refinery in Carson, CaliforniaBy Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. refinery strike widened on its 20th day, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off jobs and joining picket lines on Saturday as the United Steelworkers union (USW) pushes for a new contract that improves wages and safety. USW members are also scheduled to go on strike by 12 a.m. Sunday at Motiva's 235,000 bpd Convent, Louisiana and 238,000 bpd Norco, Louisiana refineries and the Shell Oil Co chemical plant in Norco, the union said. "The industry’s refusal to meaningfully address safety issues through good faith bargaining gave us no other option but to expand our work stoppage," USW International President Leo Gerard said in a statement. Motiva was targeted for the strikes because it is a 50-50 joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL].


Bridge blocked by group protesting Pasco police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:40
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A group protesting a police shooting in Pasco, Washington, took over a bridge crossing the Columbia River.

Chef Art Smith hosts mass gay wedding on Miami Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:06

In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, Celebrity Chef Art Smith discuss a healthy journey to wellness during an interview with the Associated Press in Miami Beach, Fla. Smith is hosting a group wedding for 101 same-sex couples Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 with a little help from some of the country’s top chefs who are in town for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With a mix of elegance and irreverence, only celebrity chef Art Smith could round up his famous chef buddies, a sea of white orchids and a drag queen DJ to pull off a wedding ceremony Saturday for more than two dozen same-sex couples on Miami Beach.


Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:03

Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozensMore than two dozen people were displaced after flames tore through an apartment complex in Lindenwold, New Jersey.


Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:03

Lindenwold apartment fire displaces dozensMore than two dozen people were displaced after flames tore through an apartment complex in Lindenwold, New Jersey.


Anti-abortion advocate Dr. John Willke dies at 89 in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:57

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 1995 file photo, John Willke speaks at the first anti-euthanasia conference in Amsterdam. Willke, the doctor who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement and argued that a woman's body can resist conception in a sexual assault, has died at his home in Cincinnati, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He was 89. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)CINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. John Willke, an obstetrician who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement with ideas including a belief that a woman can resist conception from a sexual assault, has died, his daughter said Saturday. He was 89.


Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:09

National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, accompanied by Vice Chair, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, conduct the opening news conference of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.


As many as 2,800 inmates to be moved from Texas prison

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:56
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility "uninhabitable," an official said Saturday.

VA's 'choice' program for health care off to slow start

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:25

In this photo taken Oct. 1, 2014, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, right, accompanied House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks in Tampa, Fla. Fewer veterans are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that plagued VA facilities nationwide. In fact, so few veterans are signing up for the much-ballyhooed Choice cards that allow access to private health care that the Veterans Affairs Department says it wants to redirect some of the $10 billion Congress allocated for the program. Republicans say the VA should do a better job selling the choice program. Lawmakers also want to address a quirk in the law that makes it harder for veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA clinic. The government measure the distance as the crow flies, rather than driving miles, leaving thousands of veterans out of the choice program. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)WASHINGTON (AP) — Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.


With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:20

Micah Young catches a frisbee on the beach Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Sunset Beach, Calif., as loaded cargo ships are anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Billions of dollars of cargo are sitting on dozens of massive ships anchored outside West Coast ports. They cannot dock because of historically bad cargo bottlenecks at 29 ports that handle about $1 trillion of trade annually, much of it with Asia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dockworkers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Saturday of clearing seaports of cargo that was caught up in a contract feud between their union and employers.


Khloe, Kim Kardashian safe after Montana traffic accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:01

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Khloe Kardashian, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive at the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center in New York. Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore said the accident occurred before noon on a highway between Bozeman and Belgrade, where the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located. Wilfore said he did not know their destination. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday.


Professor, two others dead in apparent murder-suicide in Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:59
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) - A university professor, his wife and his sister were found shot to death on Friday night in the family’s burning home in a prosperous Little Rock suburb, Arkansas authorities said. “The initial indication is murder-suicide, but it’s an open investigation so I can’t comment beyond that,” Captain Jim Hansard of the Maumelle, Arkansas police department, said on Saturday.  Maumelle is a city of 18,000 located across the Arkansas River from Little Rock, the state capital. The dead included Dr. James Wilbanks, 41, a professor of management at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Hundreds mark 50 years since Malcolm X's assassination

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:51

In this March 5, 1964, file photo, Muslim leader Malcolm X poses during an interview in New York. One of the last major digital holdouts, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” should soon be available as an e-book, the attorney for the late activist’s estate told The Associated Press, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago.