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6-week-old among 5 killed in New Jersey house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:58

Firefighters carry the body of a victim from a burned three-story, single-family house Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in East Orange, N.J. Four people, ranging in age from six weeks to 78 years, were killed in an early morning fire at the house. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A fire stoked by strong winds swept through a three-story house, killing five people including a 6-week-old baby.


Firefighter hurt battling fire in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:35

Firefighter hurt battling fire in FrankfordA firefighter was injured battling a blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Sony's PlayStation store suffers suspected hack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:50

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Kazuo Hirai speaks how to use its new PlayStation Portable "NGP" at PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Tokyo. Sony's online PlayStation store was inaccessible to users for part of Monday in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company. Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo said Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, the problem lasted two hours but has been fixed globally. It said the cause is under investigation, but there is no sign of any material being stolen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Sony's online PlayStation store was inaccessible to users for part of Monday in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company.


Ohio city, college want train stop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:17
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city and university are all aboard with a plan to try to get passenger train service.

Ohio city, college want train stop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:17
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city and university are all aboard with a plan to try to get passenger train service.

Suspected LAX gunman due in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport is due in court and prosecutors could announce whether they will seek the death penalty.

Judges to hear arguments over NSA surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:15
SEATTLE (AP) — A panel of federal appeals judges in Seattle is considering an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of cellphone information.

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:15

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, an attendee plays Fruit Ninja at the Panasonic booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores remain flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person’s location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person's location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates.


2nd night of Berkeley protest turns violent again

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:12

In this photo provided by Tay Nitta, police in riot gear patrol a street in Berkeley, Calif. amid smoke and tear gas after a protest over police killings turned violent, early Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Two officers were injured in the protests, with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police, who responded by firing tear gas, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tay Nitta)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said.


Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:09
GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.

E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:33

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a smoker poses for photos while taking a puff on a Smokio, an electronic cigarette or vaporizer that connects to an iPhone and other smartphones via Bluetooth to track puffs, tally the cost-savings and possible health benefits from switching from regular cigarettes, in Richmond, Va. E-cigarette technology is developing rapidly and federal officials say the technology race could make creating standards for the devices, which heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco, more difficult in the future. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.


E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:33

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a smoker poses for photos while taking a puff on a Smokio, an electronic cigarette or vaporizer that connects to an iPhone and other smartphones via Bluetooth to track puffs, tally the cost-savings and possible health benefits from switching from regular cigarettes, in Richmond, Va. E-cigarette technology is developing rapidly and federal officials say the technology race could make creating standards for the devices, which heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco, more difficult in the future. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:02
"I think they're great; they're more real than other generations of royals." — Wendy Hahn, who waited at New York City's Carlyle Hotel to see Prince William and his wife Kate during their first visit to the city.

Violence erupts for 2nd night in Berkeley protest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:02

In this photo provided by Tay Nitta, police in riot gear patrol a street in Berkeley, Calif. amid smoke and tear gas after a protest over police killings turned violent, early Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Two officers were injured in the protests, with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police, who responded by firing tear gas, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tay Nitta)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A second night of protest against police killings in Missouri and New York turned violent again in Berkeley as some demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers, assaulted each other and shut down a freeway, police said.


Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:50

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a mural of a coal miner stands in an empty storefront as signs advertising vacant apartments and stores hang in the windows along the main business street in Cumberland, Ky. Harlan County's population has shrunk along with the coal industry, to around 28,000, its lowest since 1920. (AP Photo/David Goldman)HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. It's midmorning, but the sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn't quite make it over.


NYC jail guard faces trial over death of inmate who ate 'soap ball'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:01
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former guard at New York City's Rikers Island faces trial Monday on a federal charge that he deliberately ignored the medical needs of a mentally ill inmate who died after swallowing a corrosive disinfectant. The trial of Terrence Pendergrass, who prosecutors say was the captain on duty when Jason Echevarria swallowed a so-called soap ball in 2012, comes amid growing calls for reform at Rikers, one of the world's largest jail complexes. The case was brought by Manhattan U.S. ...

3 dead in crash after vehicle strikes, kills bear

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:48
MIAMI (AP) — A motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others from another vehicle who had gotten out to help the woman where then struck and killed by a third vehicle, police said. Several others were reported injured in the three-vehicle accident.

Connecticut woman celebrates 110th birthday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:58

In this Dec. 6, 2014 photo provided by Mary-Kate Mele, Emily Tremonti sits in front of her cake on her 110th birthday in Fairfield, Conn. Tremonti grew up with four sisters in Mount Vernon, N.Y. One also lived to 100. (AP Photo/Mary-Kate Mele)FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is celebrating a big milestone — her 110th birthday.


Seahawks beat Eagles 24-14

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:40

Seahawks beat Eagles 24-14The Seattle Seahawks stifled Philadelphia's high-powered offense in a 24-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.


New Jersey house fire kills five, including infant: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:30
(Reuters) - An infant was among five people killed when a fire tore through three houses in New Jersey on Sunday, a newspaper reported, citing the county prosecutor's office. The fire, fanned by strong winds, engulfed the first house in East Orange, which borders Newark, early on Sunday morning and spread to two other residences, badly damaging all three, New Jersey's Star-Ledger newspaper reported. All five people were killed in the house where the fire originated, from where one woman was also rescued, the newspaper reported, citing an East Orange city spokeswoman. ...