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Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack Township

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:46

Sump pump odor blamed for Skippack Township evacuationsAuthorities evacuated more than 100 people in Skippack Township, Montgomery County because of a mysterious odor.


Monorail train evacuated at Disney World after outage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:12

Monorail train evacuated at Disney World after outageA Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage.


200 evacuated in New Jersey train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:12
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — PATH trains are rolling after 200 passengers were evacuated from a train that derailed in New Jersey.

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:58

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns.


Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney World

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:58

Monorail train evacuated at Disney World after outageA Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage.


Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:54
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

Wildfire in Southern Oregon destroys homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:49

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations, officials said.


AccuWeather: Stormy Pattern Early This Week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:29

 Chance for gusty storms todayAccuWeather says there is a slight risk of severe weather Monday.


Pink slips expected today for Trump Plaza workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:28

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 Township

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

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


INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.

Oregon wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

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

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations.


Oregon wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 14:06

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations.


Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:43
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:43
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:17
CHICAGO (AP) — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.

How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:09

Centers for Disease Control Biotechnology Core Facility (Building 23) is shown in AtlantaThey point to an alarming rise in the number of incidents of lost or escaped microbes from such labs in recent years and see the CDC cases as proof that even the best facilities are vulnerable. Following through on this idea would require a wholesale shift in U.S. biodefense policy, which spans preparedness for disease outbreaks and for the use of biological agents in terror attacks.


Mysterious odor leads to evacuation of 100 homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:35
SKIPPACK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A mysterious odor has prompted the evacuation of about 100 homes in Pennsylvania.

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:55

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern GazaThousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people.


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.