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Crews making progress against Arizona wildfire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:13
Crews battling a wildfire in Arizona's eastern mountains are making headway with successful burnout operations, even as the blaze blackens more territory.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen off Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:13
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday called off a search after looking for 20 hours for a missing 14-year-old swimmer who disappeared a day earlier after getting caught in rough water in Ocean City, New Jersey. The boy was last seen swimming on Sunday night with friends, said Petty Officer Cindy Oldham, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard in Atlantic City, New Jersey, about 11 miles northeast of Ocean City. The Coast Guard was alerted of the missing boy at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oldham said, adding that he was wearing white swimming shorts. Oldham said the search could be resumed if further information surfaces, such as a report that the boy had been spotted.

What's behind GSK's China scandal?

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:12
Sex tape gives new twist to GSK China probe
Categories: BBC World News

Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:09
Yosemite National Park on Monday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed an act protecting the park for generations of visitors.

Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:07

In this photo June 7, 2014, photo released by BP Alaska, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology using an AeroVironment Puma drone is given a pre-flight checkout in preparation for flights by BP at its Prudhoe Bay, Alaska operations. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. The federal effort to provide drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, said a report released June 30 by a government watchdog. A report by the Transportation Department's inspector general says the Federal Aviation Administration hasn't figured out what kind of technology unmanned aircraft should use to avoid crashing into other planes. (AP Photo/BP Alaska)WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal effort to provide civilian drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday.


Boy's death draws attention to immigration perils

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:04

This undated image provided by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office shows a piece of clothing that was worn by Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas earlier this month. When authorities found the body of the 11-year-old boy in South Texas, a phone number for his brother in Chicago was scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle. The boy, wearing "Angry Birds" jeans, black leather boots and a white rosary around his neck, had come from his home country of Guatemala and apparently got lost in the Texas brush, near the border with Mexico and less than a mile from the nearest home. (AP Photo/Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy's body about a mile from Texas' southern border, they also discovered his brother's Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.


Second Wisconsin suitcase body is identified as Oregon woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:02
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - An Oregon mother has been identified as the second victim whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in a grassy ditch along a rural road in southeastern Wisconsin, authorities said Monday. The badly decomposed body of Jenny Gamez, 21, who disappeared in 2012 from Cottage Grove, Oregon, was found on June 5 stuffed in a suitcase in Walworth County, 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Milwaukee, Town of Geneva Police Chief Steve Hurley said. Gamez's foster mother, Lorraine Eriksen, said she submitted dental records to police to help in her identification. Eriksen said she last saw Gamez on Mother's Day in 2011 when she stopped to bring her a plant.

Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:01
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who will win? Everything you need to know on day 20 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Firearms makers moving to more gun-friendly U.S. southern states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:00
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle on Monday to the governor of South Carolina, its new home. PTR Industries Inc is among a wave of firearms makers moving or expanding away from the industry's traditional base in the U.S. Northeast to the more gun-friendly South. “Everybody who is looking to expand in new factory space is looking outside the Northeast. The reasons are taxes, labor and laws,” said Brian Ruttenbur, an analyst with CRT Capital Group.

Jury selection opens for accused Texas bomber who wrote to Unabomber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:00
By Jana J. Pruet DALLAS (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Texas man accused of trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline and suspected of seeking guidance from jailed Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Anson Chi, 35, is facing four counts of firearms and weapons violations that could bring him as much as 30 years in jail if convicted. Prosecutors said in their indictment that he tried to destroy a suburban Dallas section of a natural gas pipeline with a bomb in June 2012. Court documents said Chi, 35, began writing letters in July 2011 to serial bomber Kaczynski, who is serving a life sentence for deadly bomb blasts, The documents said Chi told Kaczynski he shared the same anti-technology beliefs and was seeking help developing a website.

Ukraine president ends ceasefire

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:59
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ends a unilateral ceasefire in the east of the country, saying: "We will attack, we will free our land."
Categories: BBC World News

PA woman 'doctor' charged after giving physicals to truckers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:59
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman using bogus medical credentials to pose as a doctor was accused of identity theft and other charges after reportedly giving physical examinations to as many as 16 truckers. Pennsylvania State Police said Joann Elizabeth Wingate conducted physicals, including collecting urine samples, while using a Philadelphia psychiatrist's medical license, according to Fox 43 television in central Pennsylvania. Wingate, 56, was released on $10,000 bail on Monday after being charged with forgery, identity theft and deceptive business practices, according to court documents. The unnamed psychiatrist told police she does not perform physical examinations and never authorized Wingate to do so on her behalf, the television station reported.

Exclusive: Jury awards $8.1 million to investor who alleged BB&T misled him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:57
A jury in a South Carolina state court on Monday awarded $8.1 million to a former adviser who sold his wealth management business to BB&T Corp and later alleged that the bank mismanaged his retirement nest egg with a risky strategy, according to a person familiar with the matter. The verdict, reached on Monday afternoon by a jury at the Court of Common Pleas for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Greenville, South Carolina, included $3.1 million in actual damages and $5 million in punitive damages, the person said. A spokesperson for BB&T Corp. and its lawyers could not be immediately reached for comment.

Man sentenced after planning to aid al-Qaida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who told an undercover FBI agent that he was committed to waging jihad and planned to travel to Pakistan to train al-Qaida fighters was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison.

Crews continued progress against Arizona wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:53

Smoke billows into the sky from burn out activities in an effort to control the San Juan Fire Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Vernon, Ariz. The wildfire that has charred nearly 8 square miles in eastern Arizona's White Mountains held steady Saturday, though the human-caused blaze has not been brought under control at all, officials said. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESVERNON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains continued making headway with successful burnout operations to rob the nearly 9-square-mile blaze of brittle brush that could feed the flames in the moisture-sapped state.


Swimmer recovered from Tacony Creek after being trapped under water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:53

Swimmer recovered from Tacony Creek after being trapped under waterPhiladelphia emergency crews pulled a person from the Tacony Creek in Philadelphia's Juniata section Monday afternoon.


Boil water advisory for 2 Bucks communities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:51

Boil water advisory for 2 Bucks communitiesA boil water advisory continues for some residents in Bucks County after a water main break over the weekend.


GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:50

File-This March 27, 1997, file photo shows 1998 Chevrolet Malibu at the media preview of the New York International Automobile Show. General Motors’ safety crisis worsened on Monday, June 30, 2014, when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls cover seven vehicles, including the Chevrolet Malibu from 1997 to 2005 and the Pontiac Grand Prix from 2004 to 2008. The recalls also cover a newer model, the 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS. GM said the recalls are for “unintended ignition key rotation.” (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.


Police: Tossed cigarette sparked Delaware car fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:49

 Tossed cigarette sparked Delaware car firePolice say a tossed cigarette ignited a car fire in Prices Corner, Delaware on Sunday evening, leaving the driver with serious burns.


Guideline: Most healthy women can skip pelvic exam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual.