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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Juniata crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 08:07

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Juniata crashA motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash involving another car.

Washington fire grows slightly; some progress made

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:56

Smoke rises from the area of a wildfire near Entiat, Wash., Friday, July 11, 2014. Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain the fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.

Suspect sought in Claymont gas station robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:54

Suspect sought in Claymont gas station robberyDelaware State Police are looking for the man who robbed a gas station in Claymont.

Obama to visit Delaware on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:48

Obama to visit Delaware on ThursdayAction News has confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit Delaware on Thursday.

Man convicted of deadly attack on sleeping kids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault.

Candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad against Congress

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 07:03
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington on Saturday removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piñata with a shotgun.

Survivor of Texas massacre: Family 'in a better place'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:42

 Family 'in a better place'The lone survivor of a shooting that left her entire family dead spoke at a community memorial only one day after being released from a Texas hospital.

Bourbon Street shooting suspect back in Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:37
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter is back in New Orleans.

Philly girl, who needs new lungs, all smiles at party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:33

Philly girl, who needs new lungs, all smiles at partyAn 11-year-old Philadelphia girl was all smiles on Saturday after a birthday party fit for a princess.

Pilot killed in Indiana crash was developer VP

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:14
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — A pilot killed when a small plane crashed in an Indianapolis suburb has been identified as a top executive at a nationwide mall developer.

Michigan student won't be charged in Visine poisoning

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:12
No charges will be filed against a Michigan high school student who was accused of sickening a teacher by putting Visine eye solution in her coffee, a prosecutor said on Saturday. Police in Fowlerville, Michigan, had recommended felony charges of tampering with a food or drink product be filed against the Fowlerville High School student, who school officials said made an algebra teacher very ill by placing Visine in her coffee for several days in mid-May. The student, not identified because he is under 18, was suspended for a full school year, Fowlerville Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Roedel said after the incident. Roedel said earlier that the motive for the tampering was unknown but that the student may have seen the Visine added to a drink as a practical joke in movies. Visine has the ingredient Tetrahydrozoline, which the National Institutes of Health has said can, if ingested, cause low body temperature, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and other symptoms.

Truckers at 2 Calif. ports OK cooling off period

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.

U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:52

US Air Force handout photo of a F-35 test flight in Fort WorthBy Andrea Shalal RAF FAIRFORD England (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp , saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet last month. The fleetwide grounding order kept three Marine Corps F-35 B-model jets and one British F-35B from traveling to Britain for widely publicized appearances at two air shows. "At this time, I do not have sufficient information to return the F-35B and F-35C fleet to flight," Vice Admiral David Dunaway, who heads the Navy's Air Systems Command, said in an update to a grounding order issued by U.S. officials on July 3. In the incident on June 23 at a Florida air base, the Pratt & Whitney engine on an Air Force F-35 A-model jet broke apart, pushing through the top of the airplane and catching fire while a pilot was preparing to take off.

Comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab after June crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:24

 One Night Only" at the Saban theatre in Beverly HillsBy David Jones Newark N.J (Reuters) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday. The announcement came just days after he sued Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc in a New Jersey federal court, alleging the retailer knew or should have known its truck driver, Kevin Roper, was not in compliance with federal regulations designed to combat driver fatigue. On Thursday, the actor filed a lawsuit claiming that Wal-Mart truck driver Roper commuted more than 700 miles (1,130 km) from his Georgia home to a company distribution facility in Delaware before beginning his work shift, and that he had been awake for over 24 hours prior to the crash. Roper was charged last month with vehicular homicide and assault-by-auto after prosecutors said he rear-ended the limo bus Morgan and his entourage were riding in during the June 7 crash, near Cranbury, New Jersey.

Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:23

FILE - In this April 28, 2012, file photo, Tracy Morgan attends The Comedy Awards in New York. Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7, 2014, highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, July 10, 2014, in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan’s limousine. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.

Lone survivor of Texas family shooting out of the hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:45

Lone survivor of Texas family shooting out of the hospitalHospital officials say 15-year-old Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a cold-blooded attack that killed both her parents and her four younger siblings earlier this week, has been released from the hospital, and she's expected to make a full recovery

Elmwood Park Zoo loses jaguar, 18, to cancer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:35

Elmwood Park Zoo loses jaguar, 18, to cancerAn 18-year-old jaguar who spent most of her life at an eastern Pennsylvania zoo has died of cancer.

Last original Ramones member dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:28

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2005, file photo, Tommy Ramone, ex-drummer and manager of The Ramones, smiles as he is interviewed backstage at the Knitting Factory in New York. A business associate says Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramone was 65. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

Woman charged with staging husband's 2011 suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:22
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who called 911 to report that her husband committed suicide by suffocating himself has been charged with his 2011 murder.

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil's impact

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

Saltwater leaks into this stream after running downhill, Thursday, July 10, 2014, near Mandaree, N.D. A pipeline leak on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation spilled 1 million gallons of saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production. Company officials say the leak likely started over the Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Tyler Bell)MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Growing up, Ruth Anna Buffalo would follow the dirt track behind her house into the rugged North Dakota badlands, swimming in creeks picketed with beaver dams, finding artifacts and climbing bluffs overlooking Lake Sakakawea. For the young, the lake and the land around it were a wonderland.