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1 seriously injured in Manhattan partial building collapse

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:55
Emergency workers responded to a partial-building collapse on the west side of Manhattan Wednesday. A spokesman for the FDNY told Yahoo News that the three-story building, located on West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, was under construction. One worker was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the spokesman said, as first responders continue to look for any other victims. Photos by local media outlets showed scaffolding collapsed onto a school…
Bipartisan deal paves way for Homeland Security vote
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to quickly pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown loomed Friday at midnight. The House's response was uncertain. Earlier Wednesday, Republicans there reacted tepidly at best to the plan, put forward by Senate GOP leader…
Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Security
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to quickly pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown loomed Friday at midnight. The House's response was uncertain. Earlier Wednesday, Republicans there reacted tepidly at best to the plan, put forward by Senate GOP leader…
3 nabbed in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State group
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., and federal officials said one of them spoke of attacking President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island. Akhror Saidakhmetov was arrested at Kennedy Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, authorities said. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev had a ticket to…
3 arrested in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States were arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday, U.S. officials said. — Akhror Saidakhmetov, a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, authorities said. — Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, a resident of Brooklyn and citizen of…
Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 124 people
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:51
PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 124 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath. The avalanches buried homes across four northeast provinces, killing those beneath, said Mohammad Aslam Syas, the deputy director of the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority. The province worst hit appeared to be Panjshir province, about 100 kilometers…
No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 05:47
A wide swath of the country shivered in freezing, record-breaking temperatures while other areas saw more winter precipitation Tuesday. A mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain hit parts of the southern Plains and the South, where school districts in more than a half-dozen states from Texas eastward canceled or delayed classes. Meanwhile, the East Coast endured colder-than-usual weather. Temperatures were well below average in many spots, and even far below zero.
‘American Sniper’ jury finds ex-Marine guilty of murder
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:45
View gallery.A jury took a little more than two hours to find ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder. (REUTERS/LM Otero …STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Erath County District Court Judge Jason Cashon sentenced Eddie Ray Routh to life in prison without the possibility of parole then turned the floor over to the families of the two men the defendant had just been found guilty of murdering.
Ex-Marine guilty of 'American Sniper' murders
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 01:42
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Testimony has concluded in the trial of an ex-Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man. Attorneys in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh (ROWTH) are to deliver closing arguments by the end of the day Tuesday. The final person to testify was defense rebuttal witness Dr. Mitchell Dunn, who had also testified earlier. Under prosecution questioning, Dunn said he didn't believe Routh was intoxicated when Kyle…
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 01:42
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The result exposed possible vulnerability for an incumbent who has widespread support from business leaders, national name recognition and millions of dollars in campaign funds. He participated in half a…

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