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At least 145 sickened from apparent gas leak at Texas school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:59
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say at least 145 students and staff members at a Southeast Texas middle school received hospital treatment after an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday.

Inquiry finds sales of concert tickets are a 'fixed game'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:38

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 file photo, New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman speaks during a Law Day event at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman says investigators found abuses in sales of concert and sports tickets that prevent consumers from buying affordable tickets or sometimes even getting them at all, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York's attorney general says that's probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or otherwise unavailable to the general public.


14 St. Ignatius students suspended for attending racist-themed party

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:28

14 St. Ignatius students suspended for attending racist-themed partySan Francisco's St. Ignatius College Preparatory has suspended 14 students after learning they took part in a party with a racist theme last Saturday night.


FBI agent says four protesters remain at Oregon refuge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:27
BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The occupation by militia activists of a U.S. federal wildlife refuge in Oregon continued through Thursday, with four protesters still remaining holed up at the compound after the arrest of three others who left through law enforcement checkpoints, the FBI said.

Taxpayers may have to pay for demolition of cliffside buildings in Pacifica

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:22

Taxpayers may have to pay for demolition of cliffside buildings in PacificaThe Pacifica buildings ravaged by cliff erosion need to come down. That's according to San Mateo County Officials. The buildings' owner is ultimately responsible but taxpayers will likely foot the bill.


Teen critical after crashing dirt bike in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:17

Teen critical after crashing dirt bike in Strawberry MansionA teenager is in critical condition after crashing a dirt bike into a car in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Warriors celebrate San Francisco arena name despite obstacles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:14

Warriors celebrate San Francisco arena name despite obstaclesDespite litigation aimed at preventing their move and the fact that it's not set to open until 2019, the Golden State Warriors are celebrating the new name for their proposed arena in San Francisco.


Deported 'affluenza' teen booked into Texas detention center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:03

This frame grab from a Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 taken from a video provided by Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM, shows a hooded Ethan Couch, as he is processed by Mexican immigration agents, in Mexico City. INM said that Couch, who used an "affluenza" defense in a 2013 fatal drunken-driving accident in Texas, was taken to the Mexico City airport from an immigration holding center, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Couch was escorted onto a commercial plane, en route to Dallas, Thursday morning. (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM via AP)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was booked into a Texas juvenile detention center following his deportation from Mexico on Thursday, more than a month after he and his mother fled the U.S. as prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.


2-year-old hit, killed by father's truck in Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:55

2-year-old hit, killed by father's truck in RichmondRichmond police are reporting a 2-year-old girl was struck and killed by her parent's truck in Richmond this afternoon.


Orange County jail teacher arrested for helping 3 escape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:50

This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Nooshafarin Ravaghi. Ravaghi, 44, who taught English classes at Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif., was was arrested Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, on suspicion of helping three inmates escape the lockup. She was arrested nearly a week after the men — one an alleged killer — cut their way out of the jail and rappelled down an outside wall last Friday. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who taught English classes at a Southern California jail was arrested Thursday on suspicion of helping three inmates — including an alleged killer — escape the lockup, and the men are believed to be riding around in a stolen van.


FBI officials train to provide security for Super Bowl 50

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:30

FBI officials train to provide security for Super Bowl 50With a million people expected in the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50 events, behind-the-scenes resources are preparing to respond to anything ranging from an active shooter situation to a suspicious package.


Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:25

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Cherry HillCamden County authorities are investigating an accident that seriously injured a pedestrian in Cherry Hill.


Video shows slain Oregon occupier reach for jacket pocket

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:19
BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The FBI on Thursday released video showing one of the men occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge reach for his jacket pocket before he was shot dead by law enforcement after speeding away from a traffic stop where the group's leader was arrested. Authorities said 54-year-old Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was armed when he was stopped by police and killed on Tuesday afternoon. (Reporting by Peter Henderson in Burns, Ore. ...

'Duct tape challenge': Mom issues warning after son's life-threatening injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:03

 Mom issues warning after son's life-threatening injuriesWashington mom Sarah Fish is issuing a warning after her son almost died after taking on the popular 'duct tape challenge.'


Escaped California inmates believed living out of stolen van

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:48

Escaped inmates seen in undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in CaliforniaThree inmates who escaped nearly a week ago from a maximum-security jail unit in Southern California are believed to be living out of a utility van they stole two days after their breakout, a sheriff's department spokesman said on Thursday. Lieutenant Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff's Department also said a community college instructor who taught at the jail and had befriended one of the fugitives was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of assisting in the escape by furnishing the inmates with Google Maps information. Hallock said the teacher, Arvaghi Nooshafarian, 44, was an English-as-a-second-language teacher for the presumed mastermind of last Friday's jailhouse getaway, Hossein Nayeri, 37, who is accused of the mutilation torture of a kidnap victim in 2012.


Calls to U.S. trafficking hotline on the rise, organizers say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:32
The number of calls reporting human trafficking cases to a U.S. national hotline rose last year, as did calls from trafficking survivors, showing that public awareness of the issue is growing, organizers said on Thursday. Some 1,600 survivors contacted the hotline in 2015, a 24 percent jump from a year earlier, said the Polaris Project, which operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline and a BeFree Textline. "The more people that are calling out to us means the more people who are getting help," said Brandon Bouchard, a spokesman for the Washington-based Polaris.

Barbie dolls to come in three new body types: curvy, tall and petite

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:29

 curvy, tall and petiteBarbie maker Mattel says it will start selling the doll in three new body types -- tall, curvy and petite. She'll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles.


Iowa's Branstad says security top concern for GOP voters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:24

In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa’s longtime Republican governor sees a national electorate very unhappy with government and financial institutions, but are ultimately most concerned about their nation’s and their personal security. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With just days to go until the Iowa caucuses, the state's longtime Republican governor says that the federal government has failed to assure the American people that they are safe.


Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:19

John M. Simpson, of Consumer Watchdog, presents concerns about self-driving cars while speaking at a public hearing held by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. DMV officials began hearing from advocates and skeptics about the draft regulations the agency released last month on self-driving vehicles. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits.


Cosby's lawyers: DA playing game of 'gotcha' after 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:19

 DA playing game of 'gotcha' after 12 yearsLawyers for Bill Cosby are accusing prosecutors of playing a game of "gotcha" by waiting 12 years to charge him in a sex-assault case and using his testimony in a civil lawsuit against him.