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Tentative deal averts strike at New York City's largest produce market

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 11:16
Workers at New York City's largest wholesale produce market said on Saturday they had reached a tentative contract agreement, putting off a strike that could have disrupted produce supplies to thousands of restaurants. The members of Teamsters Local 202 who handle produce on the loading platforms and storage facilities at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx said they will vote on the tentative labor contract on Jan. 21. "Our members stood strong and the market knew we were serious," said Daniel Kane, Jr., president of Teamsters Local 202.

Loews Hotel without water after Center City water main break

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:57

Water restored at Loews Hotel in Center CityA water main break in Center City has left a number of properties, including the Loews Hotel, without water service.


Loews Hotel without water, electricity after Center City water main break

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:53

Water restored at Loews Hotel in Center CityThe Loews Hotel has been left without water service or electricity after a water main break in Center City.


Arrest of U.S. FAA inspector prompts new security rules, training

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 09:42
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday suspended a program that allows its inspectors to skip security checkpoints on the job after one of them was arrested with a firearm in his carry-on bag, according to officials and media reports. The arrest at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday also prompted FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to ramp up security training of its inspectors during the temporary suspension of the program, according to the agency's statement on Saturday. The program allowed the inspectors to bypass the checkpoints and access secure areas of the airports while performing their normal duties. The FAA said it would also require inspectors to sign an agreement stating that weapons-related infractions will result in their permanently losing the ability to bypass the checkpoints.

Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:56

Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadrupletsA woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday.


Lost St. Joe's Prep class ring returned 55 years later

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:40

Lost St. Joe's Prep class ring returned 55 years laterA class ring, missing for decades, is back with its rightful owner.


Tentative labor deal reached at NYC wholesale produce market

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Workers and management at a New York wholesale produce market, the nation's largest, have reached a tentative agreement on a contract, averting a walkout.

Family, friends remember Hunting Park murder victim

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:07

Family, friends remember Hunting Park murder victimFamily and friends remembered a well-respected member of the Mt. Airy and Germantown communities as the search continues for his killer.


Oracle's Ellison to underwrite California wildlife center

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:04
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — One of the world's richest men, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, is using some of his wealth to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California that will focus on helping endangered insects, reptiles and amphibians thrive.

Cuomo: Expand safeguards against assault to private colleges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A "yes means yes" provision and other protections against sexual assaults on campus would be expanded to New York's private colleges and universities under a law proposed Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Mother, 2 children die in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:36
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say fire has claimed the lives of a mother and two young children.

New York Gov. Cuomo plans trip to Cuba to promote the state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a month after the U.S. government eased travel restrictions on Cuba, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning a trip to the island nation.

5 juveniles found home alone after Feltonville fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:24

5 juveniles found home alone after Feltonville fireAuthorities say five juveniles were found alone after a house fire in Philadelphia's Feltonville section.


University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday.

Sheriff: Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree still on run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:09
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff says authorities are following up on tips related to the search for two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are accused of blazing a trail of crime across the South.

Judge wants stay in teen's trial over mom's killing in Bali

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:06
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge is asking an Indonesian court to delay a trial for a Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the resort island of Bali.

Report: radio trouble for firefighters at DC subway incident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 07:01

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a firefighter attends people on a bus to assess triage needs after people were evacuated from a smoke filled Metro subway tunnel in Washington. The city released a report Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, that says fire officials notified Metro officials of a problem with radio coverage in the L'Enfant Plaza station on Jan. 8, four days before the malfunction near the station. The report says the radios could still function as walkie-talkies, but one firefighter wrote that radio communications were "nonexistent" in the tunnel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a preliminary report released by the city Saturday.


Texas safari club withdraws elephant hunt from auction

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:49
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club has canceled plans to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant, the club's executive director said Saturday.

New Jersey mother charged with burning newborn to death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:46
(Reuters) - A New Jersey woman was charged on Saturday with killing her newborn baby by setting her on fire and leaving her burning in the middle of a roadway, law enforcement said. Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, a suburb of Philadelphia, was charged with one count of first degree murder and was being held on $500,000 bail, police and a local prosecutor said. Dorvilier was accused of dousing the baby with a flammable liquid before setting her alight, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David Jantas said in a statement.

Lehigh County woman killed in SUV, train crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 06:38

Lehigh County woman killed in SUV, train crash ID'dOfficials have identified the woman who was killed when her vehicle was struck by a train in Lehigh County.