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Members of Sarah Palin's family accused of throwing punches at party

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:14

Members of Sarah Palin's family accused of throwing punches at partyPolice are investigating several members of the Palin family following a dustup at a snowmobile party.


Bridgeport, Connecticut, industrial fire forces hundreds to evacuate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:53
(Reuters) - An overnight fire that destroyed two buildings in an industrial area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and forced about 400 residents to evacuate, also may have polluted a popular fishing area, officials said on Friday. The blaze, which began Thursday evening, sent several fireballs into the air as superheated drums of perfume and other chemicals exploded inside the Rowayton Trading Co, the city fire department said in a statement. "The fireballs and the heat were like nothing I have ever seen," Mayor Bill Finch said in the statement. Coast Guard were testing water samples from the Pequonnock River and the Bridgeport Harbor to determine if water run-off from firefighting efforts carried any hazards into the waterway.

1 injured after car crashes into Bala Cynwyd building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:52

1 injured after car crashes into Bala Cynwyd buildingPolice say a man was injured after his car crashed into a building in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:39

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing football player Rice striking his fiancee, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The video from a casino elevator showing Janay Palmer crumbling to the floor after a punch has already been seen many times on TV since TMZ released it Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.


Cab drivers outraged over body odor test in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:37

Cab drivers outraged over body odor test in San DiegoBody odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.


Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:12
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is ...

Sheriff: Wisconsin guardsman dies in car accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:12
SHELL LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Washburn County authorities have identified a man who was fatally hit by a car last week as a National Guardsman returning from a comrade's funeral.

Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:40

US retail sales rise in August on auto salesThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August. The report will come out Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SALES RISING: Economists forecast that retail sales rose 0.5 percent last month, according ...


Escaped teen killer re-captured near Ohio prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:00

Escaped teen killer re-captured near Ohio prisonA teen convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school is back in jail after scrambling over a prison fence, then hiding near a church.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:56

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Man hospitalized after shooting in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:41

Man hospitalized after shooting in Camden, N.J.Police say a man was hospitalized after a shooting in Camden, New Jersey Thursday night.


Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:28

Nevada Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, asks questions of economic experts during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City, Nev. Lawmakers are considering an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State.


Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:15

 Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in death of Reeva SteenkampThe judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:04

Nevada Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, asks questions of economic experts during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City, Nev. Lawmakers are considering an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State.


US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:39

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emailsWASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.


Torrential rains cause over $1 million worth of damage in Nevada county

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:29
Southwest and killed two women earlier this week caused more than $1 million worth of damage to roadways in a Nevada county, officials said on Thursday. Nearly 140 homes in Clark County suffered damage following Monday's rains, and preliminary estimates from the county's public works department put the cost of cleaning and repairing area roadways at around $1.1 million, county spokeswoman Stacey Welling said in a statement. Over half of the dirt roads in Sandy Valley, some 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) southwest of Las Vegas, were hard hit and would require $427,000 worth of service alone, Welling said. The state's Division of Emergency Services is still working to provide a complete tally of the storm's damage.

EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:56
MOSCOW (AP) — The European Union has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, targeting some of its largest companies, in a response to Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

Obama declares Napa earthquake major disaster

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in California on Thursday because of last month's Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.

Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:03

A Blackstone, Mass. police vehicle drives in front of a house where a Massachusetts prosecutor said the bodies of three infants were found, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Blackstone. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said Thursday authorities don't know when or how the babies died. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.


Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:00

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, that Lane, 19, the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria, escaped from prison and a search is underway. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)Ohio police say the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria has escaped from prison and a search is underway.