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Lawsuit: Bad meatloaf killed ex-lawmaker and her husband

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 07:27

 Bad meatloaf killed ex-lawmaker and her husbandA lawsuit blames a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband.


Obama: grateful for safe return of Americans from North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States was grateful for the safe return of Americans who were being held in North Korea and praised Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for his role bringing them home. "It's a wonderful day for them and their families," Obama said of U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who were freed from detention in the reclusive state. "Obviously we are very grateful for their safe return and I appreciate Director Clapper doing a great job on what was obviously a challenging mission. ...

5th teen dies following Washington state high school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:49

5th teen dies following Washington state high school shootingA fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.


2 teens wounded in daytime shooting in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:47

2 teens wounded in daytime shooting in WilmingtonTwo teen boys were wounded when gunfire broke out during broad daylight in Wilmington, Delaware.


Mormon bishop under fire for Harry Reid criticism

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:44
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions.

Philadelphia-area transit workers avert strike by approving contract

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:20
(Reuters) - Philadelphia-area transit workers have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a two-year contract with the local transportation agency, averting a strike that threatened to cripple bus and rail lines and that their union warned would be long and contentious. The contract, which puts off a final resolution on pension reform and medical benefits, was approved by about three-quarters of members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 who took part in the ratification vote on Friday, according to figures on the union's website. ...

Another Arizona immigration law struck down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 06:15
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state's experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts.

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 05:27
NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

Researchers: Cockroaches could rescue people in big disaster

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 05:11

 Cockroaches could rescue people in big disasterThe sight of cockroaches scurrying across the floor may give some people a scare, but the creepy crawlers may one day help save people in a disaster.


Cockroaches could rescue people in big disaster

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:59

 Cockroaches could rescue people in big disasterThe sight of cockroaches scurrying across the floor may give some people a scare, but the creepy crawlers may one day help save people in a disaster.


Blast inside Maryland storage shed injures one, damages homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:49
(Reuters) - An explosion inside a Maryland storage shed early Saturday left one person hospitalized and damaged nearly a dozen nearby homes, fire officials said. A 56-year-old man was entering the storage shed in the backyard of a home in Westminster, Maryland, about 40 miles north of Baltimore, when the explosion occurred, according to Maryland State Fire Marshall spokesman Bruce Bouch. The man, whose identity was not released, was hospitalized for his injuries, Bouch said. Eleven homes in the vicinity received various degrees of damage, including broken windows and ripped siding, he said. ...

$1 million in gold, jewels stolen in New Jersey jewelry heist

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:47

$1 million in gold, jewels stolen in New Jersey jewelry heistPolice say thieves cut a hole in a wall and made off with more than $1 million in gold and jewels from a New Jersey jewelry store.


Temple student shot at off campus party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:37

Temple student shot in robbery attempt off campusPolice say a Temple University student was shot at an off campus party early Saturday morning.


For sale: 1 million photos of NYC's history

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:30

This photo provided by Brown Brothers shows Teddy Roosevelt at his Oyster Bay, N.Y., home in 1912. A Pennsylvania-based stock photography company founded in Manhattan 110 years ago is looking to sell its collection of more than 1 million photographs and negatives, including tens of thousands of black-and-white images of New York City before World War II. (AP Photo/Brown Brothers)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Photographers from Brown Brothers hauled their cameras from Ellis Island to Broadway to Yankee Stadium to snap pictures of street urchins and socialites, hardhats and mobsters, athletes and entertainers, capturing nearly every aspect of New York City life in the first six decades of the 20th century.


Philadelphia transit workers ratify new contract

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia transit workers have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new two-year contract, averting a potential strike that could have halted city subways, buses and trolleys.

Boston-area man steals phone of woman killed by train: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 04:00
(Reuters) - A Boston-area man was arrested for stealing a woman's cell phone moments after witnessing a commuter train striking and killing her, authorities said on Saturday. The 26-year-old Brockton man turned himself in on Friday and is expected to be charged with larceny on Monday in Boston Municipal Court, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police said in a statement. The man was on a downtown Boston train platform at about 9:45 p.m. local time on Thursday when the woman was struck and killed by a commuter train, police said. ...

Firefighters battle flames inside Burlington Co. business

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:33

Firefighters battle flames inside Burlington Co. businessFirefighters are on the scene where flames erupted inside a Maple Shade, New Jersey business Saturday morning.


Things to know about new attorney general nominee

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Loretta Lynch is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first black woman to hold the post. Here's a look at Lynch's career, from Greensboro, North Carolina to "Goodfellas."

Showdown looms as California eyes pesticides

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:21

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2005, file photo, workers tend an organic farm in Bolinas, Calif. With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic crops at the state’s discretion. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic crops at the state's discretion.


Obama's attorney general pick is change of style, not substance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:05

United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch speaks during an announcement of the arrest of Abraxas J. ("A.J.") Discala, CEO of OmniView Capital, and six co-conspirators for fraudulent market manipulation at the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New YorkBy Aruna Viswanatha and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, signaling a change in style but a continuation of the law enforcement priorities the administration has pursued. If confirmed, Lynch, 55, would be the first black woman to serve in the post, bringing with her a family history that stretches back generations to great-great-grandparents who were slaves. ...