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Service restored in Port Richmond water main break

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:41

Service restored in Port Richmond water main breakOfficials say service has been restored to the 100 homes that were without water after a water main break in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


VIDEO: Annie McCormick reports on snow in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:39

 Annie McCormick reports on snow in PhiladelphiaAnnie McCormick reports on the snowy and icy mess across the City of Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Kenneth Moton reports on snow in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:38

 Kenneth Moton reports on snow in King of PrussiaKenneth Moton reports on the messy commute and snowy conditions in King of Prussia, Pa.


States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:34

In this photo made with a 25 second exposure on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, vehicles travel along Interstate 70 in Wright City, Mo. Built in the 1950s and '60s with an expected life of 20 years, a 200-mile span of the four-lane interstate between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City is crumbling beneath its surface as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads.


Another winter storm to pummel eastern United States with snow and sleet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:29

People walk under snow along Pennsylvania Avenue in WashingtonA fresh band of winter weather that churned up the East Coast on Saturday, pummeling the storm-weary region with snow, sleet and freezing rain, was expected to gradually taper off Sunday morning, forecasters said. Six inches or more of fresh snow was forecast for parts of the Northeast by early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Boston, which had already been hit by 98.7 inches (251 cm) of snow going into the weekend, saw only about an inch Saturday, but local weather watchers there were forecasting the total tally to hit 100 inches by midnight. Snow and ice contributed to major delays at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Saturday, with some arriving flights delayed more than two hours, and flights destined for Newark International Airport in New Jersey were delayed more than three hours, according to a Federal Aviation Administration advisory.


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.