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Disney World monorail in Florida evacuated, no injuries: TV news

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:49
(Reuters) - About 120 passengers aboard a monorail at Walt Disney World monorail in Florida had to be evacuated on Sunday due to a weather-related power outage, the company and local news reports said. Emergency crews evacuated people through roof-top emergency hatches in monorail carriages with passengers walking across the cars while attached to safety lines, TV broadcaster WESH reported. "There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," said Jacquee Wahler, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney World Resort.

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:43

30 p.m. Sunday and was under control about a half hour later. He says the injuries were caused by embers from the fire falling onto the victims. (AP Photo/Nico Rodriguez)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.


Lightning kills 2 park visitors 2 days in a row

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:35

Lightning kills 2 park visitors 2 days in a rowFor the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.


For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:27

Lightning kills 2 park visitors 2 days in a rowFor the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.


Pink slips expected Monday for workers at Trump Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:24

Pink slips expected today for Trump Plaza workersPink slips are expected to go out Monday for hundreds of employees at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.


Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:20

Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack TownshipAuthorities evacuated more than 100 people in Skippack Township, Montgomery County because of a mysterious odor.


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:18

This imager provided by the Shasta County Sheriff's Department shows Freddie Alexander Smoke III who was arrested Saturday July 13, 2014, and accused of recklessly causing a fire and with marijuana cultivation, both felonies, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. The wildfire has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in northern California. (AP Photo/ Shasta County Sheriff's Department)REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.


Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Fla

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:56
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt.

Six people injured when camera catches fire at 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:52
(Reuters) - Six people suffered minor burns when a camera caught fire on the observation deck of the New York landmark building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, fire officials said. Five adults refused treatment while a child was taken to an area hospital and remains in stable condition, according to the New York City Fire Department. The building is home to NBC's news operation and is celebrated in the network's sitcom "30 Rock." It is also used to shoot TV shows "Saturday Night Live" and the "Today Show." (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee;

USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:17

This undated handout frame grab taken from video, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shows bubbling due to impaired cementing in an unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania, In Pennsylvania’s fracking boom, new and more unconventional wells leaked far more than older and traditional wells, according to a study of inspections of more than 41,000 wells drilled. And that means that that methane leaks could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said the author of the study, which funded in part by environmental activist groups and criticized by the energy industry. The study was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.


Body found near CA cove where diver went missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:16
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a body found floating in the water off a Southern California cove is that of a young man who went missing after diving off a cliff.

Man charged with shooting five people after Connecticut bar fight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:09
By Richard Weizel STAMFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Connecticut man was arrested on Sunday and charged with firing a handgun into a crowd leaving a nightclub, injuring five people, police said. Dayron Wills of Stamford, who works as a security guard, was charged with five counts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of marijuana, police said. Wills is suspected of being in a fight inside the nightclub in the predawn hours of Sunday. "We have a video of the shooting and it appears whatever set things off, the suspect unfortunately decided to just start firing randomly into a crowd of people," said Stamford Police Captain Richard Conklin, commander of the department's Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Pink slips expected Monday for workers at Trump Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:56

Pink slips expected Monday for workers at Trump PlazaPink slips are expected to go out Monday for hundreds of employees at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.


Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:30

This Thursday, June 26, 2014 photo shows Michelle Knight talking about what life is like now in Cleveland. In her first year of freedom after a decade of captivity, Knight has found fame, friends, phobias and social media. The fame is starting to wear. She sees the Internet as a tool. The phobias persist. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.


Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:07
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:01

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:56

Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico borderFederal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.


Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:30

FILE - This June 6, 2013, file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On a talk show Sunday morning July 13, 2014, Rogers said President Barack Obama “has tools in his toolbox” to quickly solve what most officials say has become a humanitarian crisis and to deter more children from coming to the U.S. “We can we can safely get them home,” he said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.


Pentagon weighing options for missile defense: Undersecretary Kendall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:27

Undersecretary of Defense Kendall stands next to acting Administrator of the Maritime Administration Jaenichen inside the MV Cape Ray in PortsmouthLONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department hopes to fund a much more reliable kill vehicle, or warhead, for the homeland missile defense system run by Boeing Co , but final decisions will depend largely on cost, the Pentagon's top arms buyer said on Sunday. "It's going at the end of the day to be a question of affordability," Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told reporters on the eve of the Farnborough airshow. Kendall said decisions had not been finalized on whether to upgrade the existing kill vehicles, built by Raytheon Co, or start from scratch with a new design. ...


Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after bird strike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:02
By David Jones NEWARK New Jersey (Reuters) - An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after a bird strike caused an engine on the Boeing 777 to catch fire, according to airport officials. A few minutes after taking off, the pilot of Air India Flight 144 reported flames coming from an engine on the left side of the aircraft, according to Erica Dumas, spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The pilot then dumped fuel before returning to the airport about half an hour after taking off. ...