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NYC mayor's plan for rail strike? I'm outta here

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 21:04

01 a.m. next Sunday, would affect 300,000 daily riders who travel in and out of New York City from Long Island.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the largest U.S. commuter railroad juxtaposed with a shot of Mayor Bill de Blasio sunning himself on an Italian beach.


Commercial shipment arrives at space station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:59

In this image from NASA-TV shows the Cygnus cargo spacecraft just prior to being grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm Wednesday July 16, 2014 as the pair flew over Northern Libya. The Cygnus spacecraft is filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station in the company's second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday.


Christie to address Wall Street crowd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:13
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be speaking and lunching with a Wall Street crowd.

2 injured in crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:08

2 injured in crash on Roosevelt BoulevardPolice say a man and a woman were injured in a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Texas woman to be sentenced in ricin letters case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:04
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman faces sentencing for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:56

Ku Klux Klan standing by an airplane, out of which they dropped publicity leafletsSENECA, S.C. (AP) — Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan.


No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:52

Hillary Rodham Clinton on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," TuesdayNEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't give Jon Stewart any hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become "a cottage industry."


Pregnant mom accused of killing 11-month-old son

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:48

Pregnant mom accused of killing 11-month-old sonPolice say a 20-year-old pregnant mom is accused of killing her 11-month-old son in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:12

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2011, photo released by the U.S Army National Guard shows an AH-64D Apache Longbow with the South Carolina Army National Guard releasing flares during a test over Camp Tajo, Iraq. The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. (AP Photo/U.S. Army National Guard, Tracci Dorgan)FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) — The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.


Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:01
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business.

Person of interest in case of body found in duffel bag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:22

Person of interest in case of body found in duffel bagPhiladelphia police are questioning a person of interest in the case of a young woman found dead in a duffel bag in Kensington.


Closing arguments set for bombing suspect's friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:22
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the obstruction of justice case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Maine man charged with killing dad incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:06
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man charged with killing and dismembering his father has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will remain in a state psychiatric facility.

Campaign to break California into six states submits signatures

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:05

Timothy Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, speaks at the Reuters Global Technology Summit New YorkBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The billionaire backer of a long-shot effort to break California into six separate states submitted signatures to state officials on Tuesday aimed at putting his proposal before voters in 2016. Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in Twitter, Skype and Tesla, among other companies, has been agitating for months for a ballot initiative to chop the most populous U.S. state into smaller entities. "Today, we turn in 1.3 million signatures that say we are ready to make a change," Draper said. “The proposed ballot measure to divide California into six new states needs to be called out for what it is - a craven attempt to divide California along strict socioeconomic lines," said Paul Song, executive chairman of the progressive activist group Courage Campaign.


Obama to meet with local leaders on climate change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants local government officials to prepare their communities now for the effects of climate change.

Man rescued after falling into hole in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:43

Man rescued after falling into hole in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was rescued after falling into an uncovered hole in West Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


AccuWeather: Flooding Downpours and Severe Storms Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:15

 Clouds To SunMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking another round of severe weather tonight, followed by a refreshing change tomorrow.


Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:57

A smart phone is shown with messaging app Line in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Naver Corp. said its subsidiary Line Corp. that operates a popular mobile messaging app is considering listing its shares in Tokyo or New York. Naver, South Korea's largest Internet company, said Wednesday that Line could sell shares in an initial public offering in both Japan and the U.S. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Line Corp., the operator of a popular mobile messaging app, has submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange but might also seek a New York listing, its parent company Naver Corp. said Wednesday.


U.S. judge stays execution of convicted triple murderer in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:25

Missouri Department of Corrections handout shows death row inmate John MiddletonA United States judge has halted the execution of a former methamphetamine dealer who was convicted of murdering three people with ties to the drug trade who he feared would inform on him to police. John Middleton, 54, met a standard for mental incapacity "showing that he is incompetent to be executed" and that a hearing should be held, U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry wrote in an opinion issued a little more than an hour before the execution was due to take place. Middleton was scheduled to die by lethal injection after midnight on Wednesday at a state prison in Bonne Terre, but a flurry of rulings and appeals eventually staved off the execution. They had argued that his mental incapacity meant he was not competent to be executed.


Republicans, Democrats embrace budget gimmick

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:27

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Rep. Dave Camp , R-Mich., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. If there’s anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it’s free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn’t actually increase anyone’s taxes. A plan by Camp would raise almost $19 billion over the next six years by extending for another five years a pension smoothing plan enacted to help pay for the 2012 highway bill. But over the final four years of the budget window, roughly two-thirds of that revenue gain is taken back as companies take higher tax deductions from larger pension contributions in the longer term. So the 10-year revenue gain is $6.4 billion, though it’ll continue to cost revenues after 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money.