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Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:49

Two beach goers play horse shoes in the sand, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Seal Beach, Calif. Ten days with record heat and no rain have Californians worrying about the drought again. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Where did El Nino go?


The Latest: Faculty asks university's president to resign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:31
The Latest on the turmoil at Mount St. Mary's University after an uproar over the president's plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds:

Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:27

Water bottles line a window of a classroom with a sign that reads "How many water bottles have you wasted?" as students listen to NFL players Justin Forsett, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, and Torrey Smith, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, who joined Flint Southwestern students as they understand their perspective on the city's water crisis on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at Flint Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows.


Baylor regents set measures to curb sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:27
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University regents announced on Friday that they have approved added measures to improve the school's response to sexual assault incidents, including hiring more counselors and additional training for faculty and staff.

Mom of boy found dead in septic tank guilty of neglect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:21
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank has been convicted of neglect and abuse.

Bill would make men confirm marriage for ED medication

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:21
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state lawmaker has filed a bill that would require men have at least two office visits and swear on a Bible they are married before a doctor could prescribe them erectile dysfunction medication.

LeSean McCoy makes first comments since assault allegations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:21

LeSean McCoy makes first comments since assault allegationsFormer Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has made his first public comments since allegations arose that he and three others assaulted two off-duty police officers inside an Old City nightclub.


The Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:18

A Phoenix police officer, center, tries to give instructions to parents waiting to board buses to reunite with their children, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz., after two students died in a shooting at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb. The danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children.(AP Photo/Matt York)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):


Experts identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:11
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation — four where chlorine gas was allegedly used against rebel-held areas and one involving mustard gas.

FBI: No rigged explosives found at site of Oregon standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:09
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — FBI officials said Friday they haven't found any rigged explosives or booby traps at the national wildlife refuge in Oregon that had been seized by an armed group.

2 more men charged in Southern jewelry robberies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:08
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two more men accused of participating in a string of jewelry store robberies across the South are facing federal charges in Florida.

The Latest: Art teacher killed in manhole cover accident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:04
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of a woman whose vehicle was struck by a manhole cover on a Boston highway (all times local):

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 08:04
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fraternity connected to a racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma last spring said Friday that members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.

Family of man shot by Cincinnati university officer sues: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:56

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera shows his handgun drawn in CincinnatiFormer officer Raymond Tensing has already been charged with murder in the death of Samuel DuBose, 43. Tensing had initially claimed that he shot DuBose during an off-campus stop because he was being dragged by DuBose's car. Police use of lethal force, especially by white officers against unarmed blacks and other minorities, has been the focus of nationwide protests, and the killing of DuBose also fueled demonstrations.


Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:40
BOSTON (AP) — A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

Court gunman's widow sentenced to life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:35

File- This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo shows Lenore Matusiewicz, 67, reading a court order obtained by Delaware authorities prohibiting her from having any contact with her three granddaughters, in Bayville, N.J. Matusiewicz the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges. Matusiewicz learned her fate while lying in a bed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Randall Chase, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges.


Search for missing airman stationed in Dover continues Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:32

Search for missing airman stationed in Dover continues SaturdayThe search will continue Saturday for a missing U.S. airman stationed at Dover Air Force Base.


Hospital where woman in custody died cited for deficiencies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:24
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly examine the woman when she complained of difficulty breathing, state health officials said.

Huge New Jersey fire that burned for 20 hours is contained

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:23

John Adams, left, Tommy DeStefano, center, and Dave Ellmer converse as they stand on a hill overlooking a large warehouse fire a day after flames engulfed the facility, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Hillsborough, N.J. Firefighters have contained the massive fire and officials said the blaze didn't pose an imminent public health threat. Fire officials say plastic pellets were being stored in most of the complex, and environmental officials have been testing air quality. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.


Smoke trail from massive industrial park fire in North Jersey seen from Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 07:19

Smoke trail from massive industrial park fire in North Jersey seen from PhillyIt's been more than 24 hours since firefighters began battling a raging warehouse fire in northern New Jersey that destroyed a half million square feet including two buildings, burning nonstop and in deep-freeze conditions.