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No injuries reported in explosion at box maker's plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:17
RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at a cardboard box manufacturing plant in Richland triggered a chemical spill, but no injuries were reported.

Crash on I-95 involving 2 vehicles, construction sign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:14

Crash on I-95 involving 2 vehicles, construction signPart of I-95 southbound is closed after a crash involving two vehicles and a construction sign.


DC officers won't be charged in fatal 2014 shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say no charges will be filed against District of Columbia police officers in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect in 2014.

Florida man arrested after teen prank goes awry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:06
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces aggravated assault charges after an apparent prank involving four teenage boys went awry.

New York City public pension drops hedge funds: trustee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:05
The board of New York City's largest public pension fund voted on Thursday to stop future investments in hedge funds and unwind all current investments in the asset calls, according to the city's public advocate, a trustee at the pension fund.

BMW recalls 7 Series models due to air bag issue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:03

The new BMW 7 Series is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in FrankfurtAirbags in 26,000 cars produced before Dec. 11, 2015 may have a defective air bag control module, the company said, adding that there have been no known cases of faulty deployments. "It is purely a precautionary measure," a BMW spokesman said, adding that so far 47,000 vehicles of its new 7-series have been produced. The supplier of the affected air bag parts to BMW was Continental AG .


Founder of specialty food retailer Hickory Farms dies at 96

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:00
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio businessman who started specialty food company Hickory Farms that sells sausage sticks and cheese trays has died. Richard Ransom was 96.

Founder of specialty food retailer Hickory Farms dies at 96

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:00
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio businessman who started specialty food company Hickory Farms that sells sausage sticks and cheese trays has died. Richard Ransom was 96.

Agency: New rules needed to make offshore drilling safer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says drilling companies in U.S. waters should be required to work more closely with rig workers and regulators, as they do in Norway and the United Kingdom, to reduce the risk of accidents.

Trump visit roils town still healing from Latino's killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:42

A sign sits near the site where Marcelo Lucero was killed in Patchogue, N.Y., on Wednesday, April, 13, 2016. The Rev. Alan Ramirez, an adviser to the family of Lucero, has called for Donald Trump to cancel a planned appearance at a Suffolk County Republican Committee fundraiser on Thursday, April 14, in Patchogue, because it is being held at a nightclub just blocks from where a gang of teenagers killed Lucero in November 2008. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — By all accounts, tensions between Latino newcomers and whites have eased in the nearly eight years since a vicious hate-crime stabbing left an Ecuadorean immigrant dead.


Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:31

Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended 80 games after testing positive for PEDsPhiladelphia Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.


7 suspects charged after 130 guns stolen in crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:18
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say seven suspects have been indicted on federal charges in connection with gun thefts from firearms dealers in several Georgia cities, including Athens, Dalton, LaGrange and Macon. One of the thefts occurred in Heflin, Alabama.

7 suspects charged after 130 guns stolen in crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:18
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say seven suspects have been indicted on federal charges in connection with gun thefts from firearms dealers in several Georgia cities, including Athens, Dalton, LaGrange and Macon. One of the thefts occurred in Heflin, Alabama.

Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:11
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall.

Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:11
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall.

Trump baffles with question about late ex-Penn State coach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:09

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question — about Penn State's famed football coach.


Museum enlists volunteers in search for creepy crawlies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:47

Dr. Brian Brown, Los Angeles' Natural History Museum's entomology curator captures insects on a butterfly net outside the Urban Nature Research Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. BioSCAN is the world's largest urban biodiversity study. Millions of insects from in and around Los Angeles have, and continue to be, collected. Currently, BioSCAN is gearing up for Phase II of the project which will survey Los Angeles from ocean to desert. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long before Southern California was paved over with freeways and covered with cars and millions of people, it was teeming with snakes, slugs, spiders, snails and uncounted other slimy, creepy, crawly creatures.


US stocks edge mostly lower in early trading

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:46

US inflation in focus as stock markets take a breatherNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading as investors look over the latest batch of earnings reports.


US stocks edge mostly lower in early trading

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:46

US inflation in focus as stock markets take a breatherNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading as investors look over the latest batch of earnings reports.


UK Labour chief Corbyn argues for 'in' vote in EU referendum

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:38

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party delivers a speech outlining Labour's position on the European referendum, in London, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Britain's opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, says Britain should stay in the European Union, arguing that "a vote to remain in is in the best interests of the people of this country." Corbyn comes from the socialist left-wing of the Labour Party and has long been seen as a lukewarm supporter of the 28-nation bloc. In 1975, he voted against joining what was then the European Economic Community. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — The European Union is deeply flawed but remaining a member of the 28-nation bloc, "warts and all," is in Britain's best interest, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Thursday.