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3 injured in rollover crash on Kelly Drive in East Falls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 19:19

3 injured in rollover crash on Kelly Drive in East FallsThree people are hospitalized after a violent rollover crash on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's East Falls section.

U.S. traffic deaths climb, while New York streets are safer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 19:11

A woman walks across a crosswalk along Queens Boulevard in the borough of Queens in New York, U.S., May 5, 2016.York City initiative that made 2015 the safest year on record for traffic accidents even as the number of roadway deaths nationwide shows a steep increase. Engineers are redesigning a stretch of Queens Boulevard, which earned its notorious nickname due to the 185 people killed on the road over 25 years. Adopting a Swedish program known as Vision Zero, New York City officials are trying to eliminate traffic deaths through more than 100 initiatives that include curbing speed limits, boosting enforcement with speed cameras and high profile ticketing campaigns, as well as driver outreach and education.

Philadelphia doctors accused of selling $5M in pills

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:57

Philadelphia doctors charged in $5M prescription drug bustAccording to a federal indictment, three doctors illegally sold over $5 million worth of prescription drugs out of their now-defunct Philadelphia clinic on South Broad Street.

Retired officer dies from injuries suffered in bike crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:43
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A retired New Jersey police officer has died following a bicycle crash at an event to raise awareness about law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

Police: Man stabbed for cell phone in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:40

 Man stabbed for cell phone in West PhiladelphiaPolice are looking for three to four men who attacked and robbed a man of his cell phone in West Philadelphia.

Factbox: Changes in Oklahoma earthquake insurance policies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:32
(Reuters) - Oklahoma has become an earthquake hot spot in recent years, as booming oil and gas production has led to an increase in the injection of wastewater into deep underground caverns, pressuring faults. Below is a summary of changes insurance companies have made in the state in recent years, based on Oklahoma Insurance Commission filings: Company Date Action Armed Forces Aug 8, 2014 Increases earthquake premiums by 1-3 cents per Insurance $1,000 of coverage Exchange Chubb Ltd Dec. 19, Increases earthquake premiums to $0.33 per $1,000 2014 of coverage from $0.30.

Insurers shun risk as oil-linked quakes soar in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:32

A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, OklahomaBy Luc Cohen OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - As the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma exploded into the hundreds in the last few years, nearly a dozen insurance companies moved to limit their exposure, often at the expense of homeowners, a Reuters examination has found. Nearly 3,000 pages of documents from the Oklahoma Insurance Commission reviewed by Reuters show that insurers and the reinsurers who cover them grew increasingly concerned about exposure to earthquake risks because of heightened frequency of seismic activity, which scientists link to disposal of saltwater that is a byproduct of oil and gas production. Three companies stopped writing new earthquake insurance altogether, state regulatory filings obtained by Reuters show.

Person struck in hit-and-run in University City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:59

Person struck in hit-and-run in University CityPhiladelphia police are investigating a hit-and-run incident in University City.

Eurozone industrial production down again in March

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:23
LONDON (AP) — Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone in the first quarter of the year risks being revised lower after official figures showed industrial production fell by a greater than anticipated 0.8 percent in March.

Iran helps offset problems in Canada and Nigeria, IEA says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:23

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 file photo, Shell Bonga offshore oil Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel off the coast of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Shell closed the terminal exporting Nigeria's benchmark Bonny Light crude oil on Wednesday May 11, 2016 and was evacuating workers from a threatened oil field as renewed militant attacks cut production in Africa's biggest petroleum producer, the company and a union leader said. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency said Thursday that higher than expected Iranian oil production has helped stabilize the global oil market by offsetting concerns generated by wildfires in Canada and violence in Nigeria.

3 injured in rollover crash in East Falls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:01

3 injured in rollover crash on Kelly Drive in East FallsA driver crashed along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's East Falls section.

Scherzer has 20 Ks, ties MLB record as Nats top Tigers 3-2

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 16:29

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with his teammates after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Washington. Scherzer struck out 20 batters, tying the major league nine-inning record. The Nationals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington.

Truth is as strange as fiction in staged shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:59

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office shows Shannon Egeland. Egeland, convicted in a mortgage fraud scheme has pleaded guilty Wednesday, May 11, 2016, to additional federal charges after admitting he ordered his son to shoot him in the legs in an effort to collect on a disability insurance policy and delay his prison sentence (Multnomah County Sheriff via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was a dramatic tale: A man was attacked on the side of a road and badly wounded the day before he was to report to prison in an Oregon mortgage fraud scheme.

In rare move, feds indict former officer in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:45

FILE - In a Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, former North Charleston police office Michael Slager, is lead into court, in Charleston, S.C. A federal judge will decide whether Slager, charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, can remain free on bond. An indictment unsealed Wednesday, May 11, 2016, shows that Slager is charged with violating Walter Scott's civil rights and two other federal charges. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two things stand out about this week's indictment of a white former South Carolina police officer on federal civil rights charges in the death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott: Such charges from the feds against an officer are relatively rare, and they send a message.

Judge rules Colorado clinic shooting mentally incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:38

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Robert Lewis Dear talks to Judge Gilbert Martinez during a court appearance in Colorado Springs, Colo. The judge is set to rule on the mental state of Dear who acknowledged killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Martinez is expected to announce Wednesday, May 11, 2016, whether criminal proceedings should continue against 57-year-old Dear. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic said he did not want to be declared incompetent because he feared being forcibly medicated. But that could happen when Robert Dear begins treatment following a judge's ruling that he is mentally incompetent — a decision that will stall the proceedings.

Nissan takes 34 pct stake in scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:31
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is taking a 34 percent stake in scandal-ridden Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in what Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn said was "a win-win" deal.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:01
"I think we could win New York State. I really believe we can win this state. And if we win New York State, the election is over." — Donald Trump on his expected fall battle with Hillary Clinton for the presidency.

After news that arson caused blast, West faces new questions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 14:50

FILE - This April 18, 2013 aerial file photo shows the remains of a nursing home, left, apartment complex, center, and fertilizer plant, right, destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Federal authorities announced Wednesday, May 11, 2016, that the fire that caused the deadly explosion in 2013 was a criminal act. The explosion killed 15 people, injured hundreds and left part of the small town in ruins. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)DALLAS (AP) — One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property: What caused the blaze?

4 miles of violence: Disturbed man is killed to end rampage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 14:38

Taunton, Mass., Mayor Thomas Hoye, Jr., right, speaks about Tuesday's stabbings at a Taunton home and shopping mall, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Fall River, Mass. Behind him are Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh, left, and Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III. Arthur DaRosa, described by his family as mentally disturbed, went on a stabbing rampage hours after leaving a hospital. He killed two people and assaulted and stabbed others before being fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy at the Silver City Galleria mall. (Jack Foley/The Herald News of Fall River via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Two bystanders and an off-duty deputy sheriff were hailed as heroes Wednesday for intervening when a mentally disturbed man went on a stabbing rampage at a home and a mall hours after leaving a hospital, killing two people and injuring at least five others.

Fight over plan to bottle water in Oregon town is on ballot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 14:33

In this Thursday, May 5, 2016 photo, spring water from Little Herman Creek pours out of the hillside in Cascade Locks, Ore. A proposal for Nestle to build a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks, Oregon, is set to be one of the most heated battles in the state’s May 17 primary. The plan has divided the town in the Columbia River Gorge, which has a 19-percent unemployment rate. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon (AP) — This little town, set below steep, forested mountainsides at the bottom of the Columbia River Gorge, stubbornly persists, eight decades after a dam was built downstream, drowning the navigational locks that gave the place its name and main income.