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New Jersey Gov. Christie backs Atlantic City takeover plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:57

A man mops the entrance to a store along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New JerseyBy Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - Atlantic City's local officials backed a revised plan proposed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday that called for the city to be rescued through additional layers of state oversight and new revenue sources. The plan, which Christie introduced with state Senate President Steve Sweeney and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian by his side, combines elements of previous proposals to save the distressed gambling hub. The city council passed a resolution late on Tuesday to support the new proposal.


DA: Chester Co. fugitive taunted police before arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:54

 Chester Co. fugitive taunted police before arrestA fugitive wanted in a witness intimidation case out of Chester County is now under arrest, but he was far from quiet during his time on the lam.


McCain vows to undo U.S. legislation that eased Russian rocket engine ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:52

McCain speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the NATO StratCom COE in RigaU.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Wednesday said he planned to introduce legislation that would strike language included in a massive 2016 spending bill that eased a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines. McCain vowed to do "everything in my power" to ban future use of the engines, which power the Atlas 5 rocket built by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.


Pentagon questions future viability of Lockheed-Boeing venture

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's chief arms buyer on Wednesday said it was 'questionable' whether United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, could survive if the U.S. Defense Department immediately stopped using the Russian RD-180 engine that powers ULA's Atlas 5 rocket.

India's Jet Airways Kathmandu flight evacuated, second time this week

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:51
Passengers on a Kathmandu-bound aircraft of India's Jet Airways were evacuated minutes before take-off from New Delhi on Wednesday due to a security alert, the second such incident this week on the same flight. The plane's doors were closed and it was ready for take-off when the alert was raised, according to a Jet Airways spokesman. The incident comes two days after the same Jet Airways' Delhi-Kathmandu 9W 260 flight was delayed due to a security scare, but investigations later found nothing unusual.

Allentown man dies in CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:51

Allentown man dies from CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipeA 55-year-old Allentown man is the latest victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from this weekend's snow storm.


Police: Man killed woman who rejected his advances at a bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:30
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man shot and killed a woman just moments after she rejected his advances at a bar.

Former Delaware State Representative Ben Ewing struck and killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:30

Former Delaware State Representative Ben Ewing struck and killedA former Delaware state representative was struck and killed in Bridgeville Tuesday evening.


Tractor-trailer crash slows traffic on I-476 in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:10

Tractor-trailer crash slows traffic on I-476 in DelcoA tractor-trailer crash slowed traffic in the southbound lanes on the Blue Route in Delaware County.


VIDEO: Garbage truck explodes in Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:10

 Garbage truck explodes in Mercer CountyA garbage truck caught fire, and then exploded, in a Mercer County neighborhood on Tuesday, and a viewer caught the scene on video.


At least 49 people die as result of snowstorm that hit East

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 22:26

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 49 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. The deaths resulted from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.


The Latest: Man accused in Masonic plot moved to new jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 22:22

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh is seen in an undated photo provided by the Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. Federal agents said Tuesday that Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the United States. (Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a man accused of planning to attack a Masonic temple in Milwaukee (all times local):


Driver crashes vehicle into bushes off I-76 ramp in Wynnefield Heights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 22:00

Driver crashes vehicle into bushes off I-76 ramp in Wynnefield HeightsPolice say a driver lost control and crashed a vehicle into some brush in the Wynnefield Heights section of Philadelphia.


Malaysian anti-graft agency to appeal move to clear PM Najib

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:55

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers his opening speech at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Wednesday, Jan. 27, it will appeal the attorney general's decision to clear Najib of criminal charges over a $681 million financial scandal. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Wednesday it will appeal the attorney general's decision to clear Prime Minister Najib Razak of criminal charges over a $681 million financial scandal.


Families of 2 killed in train-car collision file lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:43
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The families of two New York men killed last year when a Metro-North train struck an SUV have filed negligence lawsuits against the railroad and its engineer.

Court to weigh practice of Christian prayers at meetings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is poised to examine whether county commissioners in North Carolina should be allowed to open their meetings with Christian prayers.

Federal court to hear arguments in transgender restroom case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Virginia transgender student's lawsuit challenging his school's restroom policy.

German government trims 2016 growth forecast to 1.7 pct

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:26
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to 1.7 percent amid concerns over weakening growth abroad and global political tensions.

The Latest: Stubborn fire spreads, New Orleans' Canal Street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:20

Firefighters battle a fire on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a stubborn six-alarm fire that broke out in a building in downtown New Orleans on Wednesday. All times are local.


The Latest: Closing of Pennsylvania Turnpike postponed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:02

As temperatures push into the upper 50s, from left, Sam DuMont, Jake Wack, and Luke DuMont shovel a patch of snow and ice along Washington Avenue in Fredericksburg, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The three youths have spent their snow days shoveling snow for homeowners in town. The three let their customers determine how much money to pay them. (Peter Cihelka/The Free Lance-Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the massive snowstorm that hit the East Coast. (all times local):