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U.S. auto safety chief says Takata more forthcoming on air bags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:57

Takata Corp's company plate is seen at an entrance of the building where Takata Corp headquarters is located at in TokyoBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Takata Corp, under pressure from a $14,000 daily fine from U.S. regulators, has started to become more cooperative about documents involving a deadly default in its air bag inflators, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. “They’re starting to become forthcoming,” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind told an audience of consumer advocates. NHTSA slapped the $14,000-per-day fine on Takata last month for failing to cooperate fully with its probe of air bag inflators linked to at least six deaths and dozens of injuries. The government accused Takata of dumping more than 2.4 million pages of documents on the NHTSA without any guide to or explanation of the content.


Iditarod mushers share lessons they learned the hard way

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:34

FILE - In this photo taken Sunday, March 1, 2015 file photo, musher Scott Janssen poses in Anchorage, Alaska. Jansen was knocked unconscious and removed from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race last year when he broke an ankle. Iditarod officials says because of warm weather and barren trails south of the Alaska Range, the conditions are worse this year, and they have moved the official start of the race from the greater Anchorage area to Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One musher bonked his head and will never again race without a helmet. Another found out it's hard to stop when you strip the brakes off your sled to go faster.


White House fence jumper suspect faces plea hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:22

The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in WashingtonThe suspect, Omar Gonzalez, 42, has pleaded not guilty to charges in the Sept. 19 incident. He is alleged to have climbed over the White House fence and burst through the front door before being stopped in the executive mansion's East Room. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer in October ordered Gonzalez to undergo a mental health evaluation. Gonzalez, who was carrying a folding knife, told a Secret Service agent that he needed to tell President Barack Obama the atmosphere was collapsing, according to an affidavit.


4-year-old boy located after being abducted from North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:20

4-year-old boy located after being abducted from North Philadelphia homePolice say they have located a young boy who was abducted from a home in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


4 remain hospitalized after Indiana bowling team bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:04
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Four people remain hospitalized after they were injured when a bus carrying members of the Indiana Tech bowling team overturned on an interstate in southern Indiana.

4-year-old boy abducted from North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:00

4-year-old boy located after being abducted from North Philadelphia homePolice say a young boy was abducted from a home in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:59

People demonstrate across the street from the Ferguson Police Department, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest following the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department report. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


One killed, two injured in Oklahoma medical helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:36
(Reuters) - One person was killed and two others injured when a medical helicopter with three aboard crashed about 65 miles south of Tulsa, officials said Friday. The aircraft, registered to EagleMed LLC, was believed to be carrying three employees when it went down around 11:25 p.m. Thursday near Eufala, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said in a statement. McIntosh County Emergency Management Director Wesley Dawson said one person was killed and did not have information on the survivors. The helicopter was flying from Tulsa to McAlester. ...

Trial in girl's running death delayed for second day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:27
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A court is again delaying testimony in the trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until she died.

Authorities: Police shooting suspect is gang member

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:01
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect accused of shooting a Suffolk County police officer after a traffic stop on Long Island is a member of a "vicious" local gang who survived a drive-by shooting last year.

PHOTOS show new luxury condos planned for Center City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:45

PHOTOS show new luxury condos planned for Center CityA new ultra-luxury apartment building is going up in Center City Philadelphia and with the historic view will come a steep price tag.


Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:30

Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DCTransit police in Washington, D.C. fatally shot a man after responding to a call about an "unauthorized person" on the tracks in a subway tunnel.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:58
"Militants finding it increasingly harder to get to Syria and Iraq may choose instead to go to northeastern Nigeria and internationalize that conflict." — J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, after the Islamic State group accepted Boko Haram's allegiance to the jihadist movement.

SUV crashes into utility pole in Plymouth Township, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:02

SUV crashes into utility pole in Plymouth Township, Pa.Utility workers are on the scene after a driver lost control of an SUV then crashed the vehicle into a pole in Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:59

Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police sayA woman was injured after police say she slammed into the back of an SUV that was stopped at a stop light in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:50

Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police sayA woman was injured after police say she slammed into the back of an SUV that was stopped at a stop light in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Woman injured after car crashes into SUV in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:15

Woman slams into SUV stopped at light in Germantown, police sayA woman was injured after her vehicle rear ended an SUV in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Veteran Alaska musher first to reach Iditarod halfway point

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:50

A group of handlers brings a team of dogs from the staging area to the starting line at the official start of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in FairbanksBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - A veteran Alaskan musher looking for his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race victory became the first to reach the official halfway point late on Thursday, pulling into the trail's northern most community.    Aaron Burmeister, 39, arrived in Huslia on the fourth night of this nearly 1,000-mile race, which commemorates a 1925 rescue mission that carried diphtheria serum by sled-dog relay to the coastal community of Nome. ...


Man stabbed in chest in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:46

Man stabbed in chest in Hunting ParkPolice are investigating the stabbing of a 37-year-old man in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section early Friday morning.


Health issues cloud 4-time Iditarod champ's future in sport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:34

Musher Lance Mackey shows his hands at the Tanana, Alaska checkpoint on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mackey suffers from poor circulation in his hands and feet and is using battery-powered gloves in this year's Iditarod race. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former four-time Iditarod champion is experiencing health ailments that might affect his future in the sport.