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Virginia officer charged with murder in off-duty shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:28
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has set bond for a police officer facing a murder charge in the off-duty shooting of an 18-year-old at a car wash.

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:26

FILE - In this June 2, 2013 file photo, the Jefferson Memorial is seen from the Washington Monument in Washington. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, it faces billions of dollars in delayed maintenance for projects ranging from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to making sure the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.


Wintry mix makes for a messy commute on Friday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:26

Wintry mix makes for a messy commute on FridaySouth Jersey got a few inches of snow Friday morning. The roads were a slushy mess as people went to work and the kids went to school.


Salem Witch Museum loses bid for witch trials book

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:25
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a museum in Salem, Massachusetts, say they weren't able to get their hands on a psalm book once owned by a judge in the city's famed witch trials.

Anti-austerity Portuguese government gets EU's OK for budget

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:09

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, left, address the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In a tug of war over budgets, the European Commission approved Portugal's so-called anti-austerity spending plan on Friday, but only after extracting a promise for almost $1 billion in additional cost cuts.


Police: Suspect sought for gas station robbery in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:02

 Suspect sought for gas station robbery in MontcoPolice are asking the public's help in identifying the suspect who allegedly robbed an American Gas Station at gunpoint in Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania.


FDNY: 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:55

 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapseOne person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed in, smashing the roofs of parked cars as it crashed onto the street.


Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:54
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gun-rights supporters who challenged Maryland's assault weapon's ban will get another chance to argue that it should be overturned.

Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:54

In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo provided by Richard Johnson, the girls basketball team at Flagstaff, Ariz., High School does a cheer with their hair tied back in traditional Navajo buns before taking the floor for pre-game warmups. But before play could begin the referee made them remove the hair ties, saying they were a safety hazard. This sparked sharp criticism from the school’s principal and the president of the Navajo Nation. Officials say the hair ties won’t be prohibited in the future.(Richard Johnson via AP)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls' basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee's decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry.


Teammate assault allegations investigated at Pa. high school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:54
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating reports that younger players have been assaulted by older players on a high school basketball team over the last 10 years.

Rapper Meek Mill facing jail term over parole violations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:52

Rapper Meek Mill facing jail term over parole violationsPhiladelphia rapper Meek Mill could be heading back to jail for parole violations that he blames on his erratic concert schedule but prosecutors link to his romance with girlfriend Nicki Minaj.


A timeline of crimes authorities blamed on Missouri couple

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:46
Law enforcement officers have linked Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper to a spree of abductions and robberies in Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. A timeline of the crimes, from interviews with law enforcement by The Associated Press and its member news organizations and statements by local police and the U.S. Marshals Service:

The Latest: Doctor gets 30 years to life for drug deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left three patients dead (all times local):

New York fire chaplain escorts bride to wedding after crane collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:04
By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many brides cope with surprises on their wedding day, but Nesh Pillay was in for a doozy. Dressed in a white sheath dress, the 25-year-old who works in public relations was getting her hair done with her sister at a downtown Manhattan salon when she felt the ground shake and heard an enormous crash as a construction crane collapsed. The crash killed one person and injured at least three, drawing dozens of New York City police officers and firefighters to the scene.

Obama's move on gender pay gap seen as first step in uphill battle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:53

A woman walks carefully around piles of snow at a bus shelter in WashingtonBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Advocates fighting to close the U.S. gender pay gap hailed President Barack Obama's proposal to expand salary reporting requirements but said much more was needed to end wage discrimination. Under the plan, companies with 100 employees or more must provide data on hours worked and salary ranges, broken down by gender, race and ethnicity, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each year to help identify and combat pay discrimination. Lisa Maatz, vice president of government relations at the American Association of University Women, said the data would be useful in passing legislation, making companies comply with existing laws and proving the gender pay gap is not a myth.


The Latest: Missouri suspects led police on chase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:44

Authorities investigate a crime scene Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Milton, Fla. The search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended in a shootout in the Florida Panhandle early Friday that left the man dead and the woman wounded, authorities said. Blake Fitzgerald died and Brittany Nicole Harper was taken to a local hospital, according to a statement from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)MILTON, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri couple suspected in a multistate crime spree. All times local:


2 homes damaged in 2-alarm blaze in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:30

2 homes damaged in 2-alarm blaze in CamdenFirefighters are battling a 2-alarm blaze that damaged two houses in Camden, New Jersey.


Preliminary hearing waived in Oklahoma politician's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:29
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 27-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing his father, who was Oklahoma's labor commissioner, has waived a preliminary hearing on a first-degree murder charge.

NYC mayor orders cranes put in safety position after deadly collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all construction cranes similar to the one that collapsed in lower Manhattan on Friday morning into a safety position while police investigated the cause of the crash. The collapse of a tracked crane working at a downtown building killed at least one person and injured at least three, city officials said. "Thank God it was not worse," de Blasio told reporters. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

Molly Schuyler retakes chicken-eating title at Wing Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:09
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time in three years, Molly Schuyler's chicken-chomping skills led her to victory at Philadelphia's Wing Bowl.