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AccuWeather: Another arctic blast coming

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 05:27

 Watch For Black IceMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another arctic blast is on the way this week!

Threat of attack draws shrugs at North American malls

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 05:14
By Todd Melby and Dan Riedlhuber BLOOMINGTON, Minn./EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - It was business as usual at Minnesota's Mall of America and Canada's West Edmonton Mall on Sunday, with most people either oblivious to any threat to attack the shopping centers or confident that the risk was too small to worry about. Shoppers, employees and recreational "mall walkers" were out in full force despite news of a videotape attributed to al Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamist militant group behind a deadly 2013 attack on a Kenyan shopping center, that appeared to threaten the North American malls. Mall of America (MOA), outside the Twin Cities, and West Edmonton Mall in Alberta issued statements saying they were implementing extra security measures but there were no signs of beefed-up law enforcement at either mall.

US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon, 26 cents in last month

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:56
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the hike seen two weeks prior for a total 26 cents rise in the last month.

Feud grows between father, partner of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:52

Feud grows between father, partner of Bobbi Kristina BrownWhile Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit her in the hospital.

Man charged with murder after girl's body found in Missouri hotel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:50
(Reuters) - The strangled body of a 6-year-old girl was found at a Missouri hotel on Saturday evening shortly after she was reported missing and a man was charged on Sunday with her murder, police said. Jasmine Miller was found dead in a room at the Windsor Inn near the city of Branson, a tourist destination in the Ozark Mountains known for its numerous entertainment theaters, many of which feature country music stars. Police said John Roberts, 55, strangled her, and charged him with murder in the first degree on Sunday, saying he acted alone. A spokesman for Branson's police department declined to answer questions about their relationship.

Storm drops more snow on Colorado areas, I-70 backs up

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:49

Heavy snow tops the leaves on the branch of a tree along Logan Street after a winter storm sent temperatures plunging to single-digit levels and dumped up to a foot of snow Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Denver. Forecasters predict that the snow and cold will persist until Monday before another storm sweeps over Colorado's Front Range communities. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Coloradans took to cross-country skis, snowshoes and sleds on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on some areas, breaking some local records and forcing churches to close.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' stays on top of weekend box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:46

In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from the film, "Fifty Shades of Grey." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures and Focus Features)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't relinquish control of the box office.

Coverage of THON 2015 at Penn State

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:40

Coverage of THON 2015 at Penn StateSee live coverage from the 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, known as THON.

LIVE BLOG: 2015 Oscars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:34

 2015 OscarsFollow all the action at the 87th annual Oscars! We'll be talking red carpet fashion, unforgettable Oscars moments and all about the night's big winners!

Smoke appears in Washington subway system three times in two days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:18

The Woodley Park Metro station in Washington, DC is shown filling with smoke in this handout photoBy John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mechanical failure on a Washington subway train caused smoke to fill a station stop on Sunday in the nation's capital, the third such incident in two days, according to officials. L'Enfant Plaza station briefly filled with smoke after a mechanical issue occurred around 11 a.m., Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said. Earlier on Saturday, around noon, passengers riding another train were evacuated after faulty brakes caused smoke to fill Woodley Park Metro station, officials said. The system, which operates in Washington, D.C., as well as the Virginia and Maryland suburbs, is the second-busiest in the country after New York City's subway network.

In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 04:16

FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Ben Pollara, who leads United for Care, the group that lobbied for a comprehensive medical marijuana law in last year's Florida ballot, is seen at a rally in Boca Raton, Fla. The constitutional amendment to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes did not pass inn November. Now there is a push to broadly legalize medical marijuana in Florida is going before state lawmakers. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year's presidential race could drive opponents to the polls.

Storms, freezing temps cause 21 deaths in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:57
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the storms and freezing temperatures this past week in Tennessee caused 21 deaths, including 11 attributed to hypothermia.

Kayla Mueller's dad tells 'Today' show: Policy trumped lives

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:51

Carl, left, and Marsha Mueller hold candles at a memorial in honor of their daughter Kayla Mueller on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Prescott, Ariz. Kayla Mueller's death earlier this month was confirmed by her family and U.S. officials. The 26-year-old international aid worker from Prescott had been captured in Syria in August 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The father of Kayla Mueller, the American woman killed after spending months in captivity under Islamic State militants, says the U.S. government "put policy in front of" American lives.

Oscars 2015: The complete list of winners and nominees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:31

 The complete list of winners and nomineesBest picture, best actor, best actress and more. Check out all the nominations for the 87th Oscars!

Authorities regain control of Texas prison from inmates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:21
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — Officers regained control of a South Texas prison where inmates had set fires and caused significant damage after taking over part of the facility, according to the private contractor operating the prison.

Feud grows between father, partner of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:14

Feud grows between father, partner of Bobbi Kristina BrownWhile Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit her in the hospital.

Chief: Retired officer apparently killed 2 daughters, self

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:46

A Harrison police officer stands outside a house where the bodies of a retired police officer and two of his daughters were found, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in Harrison, N.Y. Police Chief Anthony Marraccini did not provide any details on the circumstances surrounding the deaths. He said police found Glen Hochman, 52, and two teenage girls dead. He said police don't believe Hochman's wife and the couple's oldest daughter were home at the time of the deaths. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Seth Harrison)HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — A retired police officer apparently shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family's suburban New York home, a police official said Sunday.

Hundreds of inmates relocated after Texas prison uprising

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:44
(Reuters) - More than 300 inmates from a Texas federal prison damaged in an uprising on Friday were relocated on Sunday and hundreds more will be moved later in the day, said a private contractor who operates the prison. The inmates at the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas are being transferred to other U.S. Bureau of Prisons facilities in a process that will continue next week, said Issa Arnita, spokesman for Management & Training Corporation.

Residence hall evacuated after fire at Cheyney University

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:39

Residence hall evacuated after fire at Cheyney UniversityFirefighters were called to a Delaware County college after a fire broke out inside a dormitory on campus.

New year brings an increase in homicides to San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:36

Asale Haquekyah Chandler closes her eyes while remembering her slain son, Yalani Chandler, during an interview Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in San Francisco. In January, four young men sitting in a stolen car were gunned down in a trendy neighborhood near City Hall. Chandler, the mother of one of the quadruple homicide victims, says she’s upset that her son’s killers haven’t been found. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was, the mayor of San Francisco said, a "shocking start" to the year for a city amid a technology boom with soaring rents and construction cranes, fashionable restaurants and gentrifying neighborhoods.