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Woman arrested after mother-in-law found murdered in N.J. home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:49

Woman arrested after mother-in-law found murdered in N.J. homeAn arrest has been made in a murder investigation after a Mercer County woman was found dead in her home.


4 remaining occupiers of wildlife refuge remain watchful

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:41

A convoy of armored vehicles and SUVs rolls past a barricade on the road near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The remnants of an armed group occupying the refuge to protest federal land policies say they won't leave until they get assurances they won't be arrested.(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge held their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who they fear may try to move them out to end the month-long standoff.


Man arrested after standoff with police involving 3-year-old in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:29

Man arrested after standoff with police involving 3-year-old in Delaware CountyA two-hour standoff between police and a man who refused to release a 3-year-old boy has ended without incident.


Man found dead in Delaware County ditch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:20

Man found dead in Delaware County ditchPolice are investigating after a man's body was discovered in Delaware County.


One dead as gunfire erupts outside Denver motorcycle expo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:09
A battle between rival bikers involving gunfire and knives erupted on Saturday afternoon outside a motorcycle exposition near downtown Denver, leaving at least one person dead and sending nine people to the hospital, authorities said. There were no immediate arrests in the mayhem, which took place at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo at the National Western Complex, Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez told reporters. Nine bikers were killed, 18 injured, and scores were arrested in that incident.

Two last California jail escapees caught in San Francisco after tip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:52

Escaped inmates seen in undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The last two fugitives who broke out a California jail last week were arrested on a tip from a man who saw their stolen van in the parking lot of a San Francisco Whole Foods supermarket, authorities said on Saturday, a day after a third escapee turned himself in. The manhunt that began after the three inmates escaped from an Orange County maximum-security jail on Jan. 22 came to an end when Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Jonathan Tieu, 20, were taken into custody in San Francisco's park district about 375 miles (604 km) north of the lockup, police said. A man approached police officers and pointed out a white van in the parking lot of a Whole Foods market that looked similar to the one the fugitives were reported to have stolen in Los Angeles following their escape, San Francisco police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said at a news conference.


Civil rights leader, politician Georgia Davis Powers dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:47

In a Feb. 27, 2015 photo provided by the Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia Powers Davis, left, visits with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes during Daughters of Greatness event at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. Powers, a giant in the fight for civil rights in Kentucky and the first woman and African-American elected to the state Senate, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her brother's house in Louisville, Ky., said Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky NAACP president and longtime friend. She was 92. (Mike Davidson/Ky Office of Secretary of State via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Georgia Davis Powers, a giant in the fight for civil rights in Kentucky and the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate, has died. She was 92.


The Latest: Huge fire destroys stockyard complex in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:34
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a large fire at the Blue Grass Stockyards in Kentucky (all times local):

Ted Cruz talks key issues, debate ahead of the Iowa Caucus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:20

Ted Cruz talks key issues, debate ahead of the Iowa CaucusIn the final weekend before the Iowa caucus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with abc13's Tom Abrahams.


Phoenix City Council wants Satanists exorcised from meeting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:11
PHOENIX (AP) — Members of the Phoenix City Council are seeking a new rule to stop a satanic group from delivering the opening prayer at an upcoming meeting.

Donations pour in to help ex-cop buy his K9 police partner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:09
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A retired Ohio police officer wants to purchase his longtime K9 partner but the town says he's going to have bid for him.

Man's body found dead in Delaware County ditch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 06:03

Man found dead in Delaware County ditchPolice are investigating after a man's body was discovered in Delaware County.


Former Seattle zoo elephant found dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:57

CORRECTS FROM JULY TO JANUARY- FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, Chai, an Asian elephant, stands in her enclosure at the Woodland Park Zoo, in Seattle. Chai, one of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year, has died. The Oklahoma City Zoo announced Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 that "Chai' was found dead in the elephant yard. Chai and Bamboo arrived at their new home in Oklahoma City last spring.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — One of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year has died.


Retired general, ex-CIA chief David Petraeus to receive no further punishment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:55

Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks after leaving the Federal Courthouse in CharlotteBy Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has decided not to impose further punishment on David Petraeus, a former U.S. military commander and CIA director who admitted sharing classified information with his mistress, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The short letter was sent by Stephen Hedger, the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, and the decision is in line with an Army review. Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA in 2012 after it was revealed that he was having an affair with his biographer, Army Reserve officer Paula Broadwell.


Police: 3 officers on leave after shooting woman in chase

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:19
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Police say three officers are on administrative leave after they fired at a woman involved in a carjacking.

Authorities: Man who exchanged gunfire with police arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:17
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man accused of exchanging gunfire with police in a busy central Florida intersection has been arrested.

The Latest: Man sees police handcuff 1 escaped inmate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 05:01

This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Bac Duong, one of three inmates who escaped Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, from the county's Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said Wednesday that some arrests have been made in the investigation, but the inmates themselves have not been captured. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for two inmates who remain at large after breaking out of a California jail on Jan. 22 (all times local):


Florida drive-by shooting kills 22-month-old boy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:55
(Reuters) - A 22-month-old boy sitting inside a car was killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting in Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on Saturday.

NFL player Manziel investigated over possible assault: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:51

 Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati BengalsThe ex-girlfriend of Johnny Manziel, a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns football team, was questioned by police in Fort Worth, Texas, over a possible disturbance involving the athlete, police said. Fort Worth police said in a statement that officers went to an apartment complex early on Saturday on a report of a possible assault.


Man stabbed on SEPTA bus in Philadelphia's Frankford section

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 04:13

Stabbing on SEPTA bus in Frankford caught on cameraPhiladelphia and SEPTA police are searching for the person stabbed a man on a bus in the city's Frankford section.