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Correction: North Dakota Saltwater Spill story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:24
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — In a July 10 story about a North Dakota pipeline leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, The Associated Press erroneously reported the names of the pipeline owner and its parent company. The pipeline owner's name is Arrow Pipeline LLC, not Aero Pipeline LLC, and its parent company is Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, not Crestwood Midstream Services Inc.

Man sets small fire at California airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:20
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man is in custody after setting fire to cardboard inside a baggage claim area at a San Francisco Bay Area airport.

More Americans succumb to World Cup fever: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:16

USA fans watch the 2014 World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the U.S., at a viewing party in Redondo BeachThe United States may not yet be in love with football, but more Americans became fans as the World Cup in Brazil progressed, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. Fifty-six percent of Americans said they were following the World Cup as it headed into the semi-finals, compared with 39 percent polled during the first week of the tournament. The World Cup "has been fun to watch," said Josh Morris, 28, of Gladwin, Michigan. "Four years ago, I hardly knew the last World Cup existed," said Morris, who usually follows Major League Baseball and the National Football League on a weekly basis.

Dozens taken to hospital in Teton Park bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:13
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say about two dozen people were taken to a hospital after a bus flipped on its side in Grand Teton National Park.

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:06
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:59

In this May 2014, photo provided by Solar Roadways, Scott and Julie Brusaw stand for a photo on a prototype solar-panel parking area at their company's business in Sandpoint, Idaho. Scott Brusaw's idea for solar-powered roads has gone viral and raised more than $1.4 million in crowdsourced funding. Brusaw is proposing to pave driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways with hexagon-shaped solar panels that will produce electricity and could even propel electric cars. (AP Photo/Solar Roadways)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Hazmat response after West Deptford plant explosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:32

1 injured in West Deptford chemical plant blastHazmat crews responded to a plant in West Deptford, New Jersey, after an explosion was reported.

Fall elections loom over governors' meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:30

FILE - In this June 26, 2014, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Biden is scheduled to address the National Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications.

Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:29

Country music star Garth Brooks speaks at a news conference on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, said he will make his songs available digitally though his own website. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.

1 injured in south Jersey chemical plant blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:16
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured.

Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:03

Justin Ross HarrisATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.

Officials: Man loses fingertips on Disney ride

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:05
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Explosions reported at West Deptford plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:03

1 injured in West Deptford chemical plant blastThere are reports of multiple explosions and a fire at a plant in West Deptford, New Jersey.

PayPal to refund donors in Ga. hot car case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:29

Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga.ATLANTA (AP) — The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car.

Police: Man who took baby also a shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:14

 Man who took baby also a shooting suspectIt turns out a man who took off with his baby following a custody dispute was also wanted for a shooting.

Doctor: Ex-Atlanta schools head can't endure trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:51
ATLANTA (AP) — A doctor says Atlanta's former school superintendent can't endure a trial in the system's test cheating case due to her health.

Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:11

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell IssaWASHINGTON (AP) — Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.

Wind-swept wildfire chars 18,000 acres in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:10
Washington state firefighters were battling a wind-swept wildfire on Friday that raged over steep terrain, damaged property and forced evacuations and road closures, officials said. The Mills Canyon Fire remains uncontained since breaking out on Tuesday near the tiny eastern town of Entiat, in Chelan County.

Obama asking companies to pay suppliers faster

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.

Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.