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Germany tops Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:14

Germany tops Argentina 1-0 to win World CupMario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Argentina vs. Germany in the World Cup final

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:11

 Argentina vs. Germany in the World Cup finalThe World Cup final went into extra time with Argentina and Germany even at 0-0 after 90 minutes of play on Sunday. See photos.

Indiana Greyhound bus crash kills one, injures 19

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:42
(Reuters) - One person was killed and 19 were injured when a man driving what was likely a stolen Ford Mustang went the wrong way on an Indiana highway and slammed into a Greyhound bus on Sunday, the Wayne County sheriff's office said. The driver of the Mustang, identified as Phillip Lloyd of Richmond, Indiana, died at the scene of the early-morning crash, on Interstate 70 near the city of Richmond, close to the Ohio border, the office said. The crash sent 18 bus passengers to a local hospital with minor injuries, the sheriff's office and Greyhound spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson said. Medics airlifted the bus driver to a medical center in Indianapolis, about 70 miles (115 km) from the crash scene, Gipson said.

U.S. House panel sets witness list for CDC anthrax hearing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:09

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaA U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is among several government witnesses scheduled to testify at a Wednesday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, which released its witness list online. Accompanying Frieden will be Joseph Henderson, deputy director of the CDC's Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness. The panel will also hear from Jere Dick, associate deputy administrator or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Nancy Kingsbury, a managing director of the watchdog U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Mourners pay respects to Seigenthaler

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:02
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mourners are paying respects to John Seigenthaler, the journalist who once edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the John F. Kennedy administration.

Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:01

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2008 file photo shows Lorin Maazel, music director of the New York Philharmonic during a rehearsal in Seoul, South Korea. Maazel, whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 from complications following pneumonia at his home in northern Virginia. He was 84. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84.

For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:50
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Former U.S. congressman Ken Gray of Illinois dies at 89

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:27
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the "Prince of Pork" for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died on Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Illinois, according to the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort. Born on Nov. 14, 1924, in West Frankfort, Gray served with the army and air force in North Africa, Italy, southern France and central Europe during World War Two, according to his congressional biography. He served in Congress from Jan. 3, 1955, until his resignation on Dec. 31, 1974, and then again from Jan. 3, 1985 to Jan. 3 1989.

Car hits SEPTA CCT bus in North Phila., 5 injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:24

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit busMultiple people were injured after a car struck a SEPTA CCT bus in North Philadelphia.

US gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:15
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67.

Paratransit van overturns in North Philadelphia, 5 injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:13

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit busMultiple injuries are reported after a SEPTA CCT van overturned in North Philadelphia.

Immigrants flock to see statue of beloved saint

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants are flocking to churches in Southern California to see a wooden statue of a saint cherished by border-crossers who make the perilous journey to the United States.

Space station shipment launched from Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:06

This photo provided by NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launches with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, Sunday, July 13, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The rocket will carry the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station in the company's second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDITCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.

California triple homicide seen as tenant dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:49
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man is accused of shooting and killing three people Saturday in what authorities are investigating as a possible tenant-landlord dispute, police said.

Son charged with stabbing death of mother in Indiana hospital: media

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:47
(Reuters) - The son of an 80-year-old woman who was stabbed to death at a northwest Indiana hospital last week has been charged with her murder, news media reported on Sunday. Rodney Louis Dickinson, 60, was arrested after the Friday afternoon stabbing at the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana, CBS Chicago and NBC, quoting police sources. Local police departments would not comment on the reports and the Lake County, Indiana, District Attorney did not return calls from Reuters on Sunday. Margarine Haywood was found in her hospital room with multiple stab wounds and her husband, 88-year-old James Haywood, was discovered stabbed to death shortly after at the couple's home in the nearby city of Gary, Indiana.

5 people shot outside bar in south Seattle suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:31
SKYWAY, Wash. (AP) — Five people were injured in a shooting outside a bar in the suburbs south of Seattle early Sunday morning, according to the King County sheriff's office.

Engineering company Aecom to buy URS for $4B

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:28
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Engineering design company Aecom Technology Corp. said Sunday it is buying URS Corp. for $4 billion in cash and stock, or about $56.31 per URS share.

'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:03

This photo released by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation shows Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)NEW YORK (AP) — The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office.

Mormons discuss Book of Abraham translation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:01
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Book of Abraham is inspired scripture and probably not a literal translation from ancient Egyptian scrolls by Mormon founder Joseph Smith, the Utah-based church said in a new essay.

Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 02:58

This Photo provided by the Wayne County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a bus accident on Sunday, July 13, 2014 on interstate 70 near Richmond, Ind. Authorities say a Greyhound bus and car collided on the highway near Indiana's border with Ohio, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others. (AP Photo/ Wayne County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office)RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said.