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Man wants charges against officer seen kicking him on video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:33
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's police chief says state officials will look into whether an officer used excessive force for repeatedly kicking a man sitting passively on a curb.

Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:28

Law enforcement officers question a woman, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, who lives near the prison in Dannemora, N.Y., as they searched houses near the maximum-security prison in northern New York where two killers escaped using power tools. State Police said the fifth day of searching will entail going from house to house in Dannemora, where David Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of the Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes.

Suspect in Virginia student's murder convicted in sex attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:25

Jesse Matthew is pictured a booking photo provided by the Albermarle-Charlottesville jailThe suspect in the high-profile murder of Virginia college student Hannah Graham was convicted on Wednesday in a separate sexual assault trial, the prosecutor's office said. Jesse Matthew Jr., 33, entered a so-called Alford plea in the 2005 attack in Fairfax, Virginia, a Washington suburb, said the spokesperson for Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh. Under an Alford plea, a suspect admits there is enough evidence to convict but does not admit guilt.

New U.S. truck emissions rules could touch off industry struggle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:22

Technician Ryan DiMenza walks by an aerodynamic device installed underneath a transport truck at Hirschbach Motor Lines in East DubuqueBy Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators are expected within days to propose rules to make trucks more fuel efficient, and trucking industry executives and lobbyists familiar with the process said the rules will probably call for boosting fuel efficiency by 2027 nearly 40 percent from 2010 levels. Truckers also want consistent standards throughout the country instead of a separate state rule in California. The trucking rules are part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

After critical probe, NYC drops jail health care contractor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:09
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City on Wednesday dropped the private company that delivers health care in its jails after a year of scrutiny over high-profile deaths of mentally ill inmates and a city probe that found the company hired felons and provided questionable care.

Uber loses bid for arbitration in U.S. driver lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:45

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridThe ruling, from U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco on Tuesday, allows the lawsuits over driver background checks to continue in federal court. Arbitration is generally viewed as a more friendly forum for corporate defendants.

Bear that may have attacked teen at national park euthanized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:36
The male bear was found Tuesday morning in the same campsite near Hazel Creek in North Carolina, where the 16-year-old boy was attacked while camping with his father on Saturday night, park spokeswoman Molly Schroer said. Schroer said officials were still trying to determine what might have caused the attack, describing it as atypical behavior for a black bear. Black bears can weigh from 100 pounds to 500 pounds.

AccuWeather: Less Humid Today, Sticky Again Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:30

 Less Humid Today, Sticky Again ThursdayMeteorologist David Murphy says the afternoon heat index will get into the mid-90s Thursday through Saturday.

Tate-Brown protesters acquitted after town hall arrests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:27

Tate-Brown protesters acquitted after town hall arrestsThe protesters who were arrested at a police town hall several months back appeared in court today.

Abortion rights groups file motion to halt key provisions in Texas law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:23
Several women's health providers filed a motion on Wednesday seeking to halt a U.S. appeals court decision a day earlier allowing Texas to impose restrictions on abortions, and said they plan to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the main provisions of the 2013 Texas abortion law including one called an "ambulatory surgical center" requirement that mandates clinics have certain hospital-grade facilities, a regulatory hurdle critics said was designed to shut down abortion providers.

U.S. EPA moves toward regulating aircraft emissions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:18
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday released a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aircraft pose a risk to human health, paving the way for regulating emissions from the U.S. aviation industry. The "endangerment finding" by the Environmental Protection Agency would allow the administration to implement a global carbon dioxide emissions standard being developed by the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization. In its 194-page finding, the EPA said it took "a preliminary but necessary first step to begin to address greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector, the highest-emitting category of transportation sources that the EPA has not yet addressed." The ICAO is due to release its CO2 standard in February 2016, with the aim of adopting it later that year.

Man charged in heist foiled by quick-thinking pharmacist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:17
RED BAY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man faces multiple charges in what police describe as a holdup attempt that was foiled by a quick-thinking pharmacist.

Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, USA Today win APME honors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:13
NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today were among the news organizations that won top honors in the annual Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Excellence Awards.

4 injured in Delaware Memorial Bridge crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:47

4 injured in Delaware Memorial Bridge crashDelaware River and Bay Authority police are investigating an accident on the westbound side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Bus crash in New York's Lincoln Tunnel injures 18 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:42
Two buses crashed in the Lincoln Tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey on Wednesday, injuring 18 people at the end of morning rush hour, none of them critically, officials said. A New Jersey Transit bus and a privately operated bus collided in the center tube of the 1.5-mile tunnel at 9:35 a.m., said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the tunnel.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:38
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew enters Alford plea in sex assault, acknowledging enough evidence to convict.

Librarian of Congress to step down after nearly 3 decades

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:38

FILE - In this April 21, 2009 file photo, Librarian of Congress James Billington is seen in Paris. Billington, the librarian of Congress who has led the world's largest library for three decades, is retiring. The library announced Wednesday that Billington will retire Jan. 1. He has notified President Barack Obama of his plans. The post will be filled by a presidential nomination with Senate confirmation.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — James Billington, the librarian of Congress who has led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, announced Wednesday that he will step down at year's end.

Fact sheet: 2015 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:37
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Taller, narrower European-style vans arriving in US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:36

This undated photo provided by Chrysler shows the 2015 Ram Promaster City vehicle. (Chrysler via AP)A touch of the Old World has come to American cities in the form of European-style vans that look like skinny, tall breadboxes.