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New York state to set up upstate fuel reserve in November

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:47
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency such as 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) will be kept in the reserve in terminals in Rensselaer, Brewerton, Rochester, Marcy, Vestal and Buffalo, Governor Andrew Cuomo's office said on Wednesday in a release. ...

Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:40

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is surrounded by preachers as he addresses a crowd at a Houston church regarding a legal dispute five pastors fighting subpoenas from Houston city attorneys demanding they turn over copies of any sermons they delivered that relate to Houston’s equal rights ordinance. Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking the speeches and other information. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.


Jefferson, Abington Health move closer toward merger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:38

Jefferson, Abington Health move closer toward mergerLeaders of two Philadelphia-area health systems signed a letter of intent to move toward merging the organizations.


New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:38

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a beachfront bar & grill is in ruins on the Sea Bright N.J,. oceanfront two weeks after Superstorm Sandy. Sea Bright, a low-lying community on a narrow strip of sand between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River, floods regularly and suffered catastrophic damage in Superstorm Sandy. Two years later, it is one of the New Jersey municipalities that is furthest along in post-storm remediation and planning for future storms. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.


Surveillance released in baseball bat attack, shooting in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:35

Surveillance released in baseball bat attack, shooting in Queen VillagePolice have released surveillance video from an incident where they say a man was attacked, beaten with a baseball bat and shot in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.


Stabbing reported at Northeast Philadelphia hotel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:33

Stabbing reported at Northeast Philadelphia hotelPolice are investigating the report of a stabbing inside a Northeast Philadelphia hotel.


Unmanned balloon a bust in Frein manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:32

Unmanned balloon a bust in Frein manhuntPennsylvania State Police say an unmanned balloon brought in from Ohio has not been helpful in the search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper.


NFL power rankings: Unpredictable Seahawks all over the place

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:31
Conflicted over the Seahawks' recent performances? You're not the only one.
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RAF jets intercept cargo plane

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:30
Two RAF jets create a sonic boom as they intercept a Latvian cargo plane over Kent and accompany it to Stansted Airport.
Categories: BBC World News

Catholic Church to close, merge a dozen schools in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:28

Cardinal George, archbishop of Chicago, attends news conference in RomeBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Catholic Church will close or merge a dozen of its 240 Chicago-area schools due to falling attendance in some areas of the country's largest parochial school system, the Archdiocese of Chicago said on Wednesday. "We will not be able to maintain all schools in their current form," outgoing Cardinal Francis George said in a letter posted on the website of the archdiocese, which has a deficit of millions of dollars. Six schools would close in June 2015 while another six would merge into three, affecting 1,280 elementary school students, it said. ...


Texas veterinarian indicted for mistreating dog he was to put down

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:23
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Texas veterinarian accused of keeping alive a dog he had promised to euthanize and using it as a source for blood transfusions was charged on Wednesday with animal cruelty. Millard "Lou" Tierce, 71, was indicted by a grand jury in Tarrant County on charges of theft, misapplication of fiduciary property and animal cruelty relating to the treatment of the dog, prosecutors said. A lawyer for Tierce declined to comment on the indictment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. ...

NJ students' experiment destroyed in rocket blast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:20

NJ students' experiment destroyed in rocket blastOcean City High School students watched as a space-supply rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia. An experiment they had designed was on board.


Hidden camera captures street harassment

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:20
Hidden camera captures the street harassment women face
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Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:19

Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak makes his way towards the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The European Union’s energy chief is hoping Wednesday’s negotiations between Ukraine and Russia will assure the breakthrough needed to guarantee that Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and, by extension, parts of the EU this winter. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks between Ukraine and Russia to guarantee that Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and parts of the EU this winter dragged on into the night Wednesday, the European Union said.


What is Orbital Sciences?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:19

This image provided by NASA shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft was filled with about 5,000 pounds of supplies slated for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. (AP Photo/NASA, Joel Kowsky)NEW YORK (AP) — NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well — until this week.


Liberia ambassador: US aid key to stopping Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:17

Liberia's ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh speaks during an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. Sulunteh says his country needs help from U.S. troops, more ambulances and food to cope with the Ebola crisis, but he believes it can be brought under control by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Liberia needs help from U.S. troops, more ambulances and food to cope with the Ebola crisis, but the deadly disease can be brought under control by the end of the year, its ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.


Delaware girl home month after vicious dog attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:16

Delaware girl home month after vicious dog attackAn 8-year-old Delaware girl critically injured after being attacked by a pit bull in her home has been allowed to return home.


Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:16

Handout of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket rolls from the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in VirginiaBy Ian Simpson and Irene Klotz WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later. ...


Witnesses: FAMU hazing suspect led ritual on bus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:14
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida A&M band member being tried on hazing charges in the death of a drum major was the ring leader and decided who could participate in the initiation ritual, two former band members said Wednesday.

Hawaii residents flee lava flow

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:14
Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by the Kilauea volcano are evacuated from their homes as lava hits the first houses in its way.
Categories: BBC World News