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Boeing 737 fuselages damaged in train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:06

Three Boeing 737 fuselages lie on an embankment on the Clark Fork River after a BNSF Railway Co train derailed near RivuletA train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing said on Saturday. Boeing's production depends on a complex supply chain that deliver many parts just in time for assembly, but the company often has the ability to prevent minor problems in logistics from idling its factories. Boeing said a BNSF Railway Co[BNISF.UL] train loaded with six 737 narrowbody fuselages and assemblies for its 777 and 747 widebody jets derailed in Montana while en route from Wichita on Thursday. A total of 19 cars in the 90-car train derailed in the incident about 18 miles (30 km) east of Superior, Montana, said Rail Link Montana.


Veterans turn to American Legion for medical help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:01

In this June 27, 2014 photo, Navy veteran Rik Villarreal greets American Legion official Verna Jones at the El Paso American Legion in El Paso, Texas. The American Legion is hosting crisis centers in different cities to help veterans get doctor’s appointments and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist. She looked too nice and put together for someone depressed, King was told.


NYC mourns death of firefighter in high-rise blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:11

This photo taken on June 26, 2014, and released by the NYFD, shows Lt. Gordon Ambelas, who died at a hospital late Saturday night, July 5, 2014, after battling a blaze that broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise in New York. Two other firefighters were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, and two civilians were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. (AP Photo/NYFD)NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York is mourning the death of a lieutenant who became trapped while looking for victims in a public-housing high-rise blaze, the first to die in the line of duty in more than two years.


Creditors face deadline for bankruptcy plan vote

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:04

Retiree Evelyn Smith, left, protests near the federal courthouse in Detroit, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Ballots submitted by city workers, retirees, pensioners and other creditors likely will determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy. The city’s two pension groups have been pushing their members to vote “yes” on a restructuring plan that seeks to cut their income. Rejection of the plan could lead to what’s known as a cram down and steeper reduction in pension payments. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots submitted by city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear.


Deadline approaches for bankruptcy plan vote

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:04

Retiree Evelyn Smith, left, protests near the federal courthouse in Detroit, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Ballots submitted by city workers, retirees, pensioners and other creditors likely will determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy. The city’s two pension groups have been pushing their members to vote “yes” on a restructuring plan that seeks to cut their income. Rejection of the plan could lead to what’s known as a cram down and steeper reduction in pension payments. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office.


Ventura must show sniper disregarded truth in book

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:59

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, left, talks to the media in Minneapolis. Ventura sued Chris Kyle, the author of the best-selling book “American Sniper,” for defamation in 2012 after Kyle claimed in his book that he punched Ventura at a California bar. Ventura says the incident never happened, and he’s suing for damages. Kyle, of Texas, was killed last year on a gun range while the lawsuit was pending. His widow, Taya Kyle, is now the central defendant in the case, which goes to trial on Tuesday, July 8, in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" — later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.


Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:57

FILE- In this June 15, 2013 file photo, Infosys Executive Chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy reacts to a shareholders comment during the company's 32th Annual General Meeting in Bangalore, India. In 2013 Infosys was accused of bringing thousands of foreign workers to the United States using incorrect visas, but denied any allegations as part of the settlement reached with a $34 million settlement in Texas. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company.


Indiana police officer dies after late night firefight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:43

IMPD Officer Perry Renn is pictured in this undated handout photo(Reuters) - An Indianapolis police officer was killed in a late night shootout in an alley, law enforcement officials said Sunday. Indianapolis Metro Police Department officer Perry Renn, 51, had responded to an emergency call about a shooting incident late Saturday, according to city officials. A man armed with a gun opened fire on several police officers, who fired back. Renn was hit and evacuated to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later, law enforcement said.


5 things to know about US guest worker programs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:40
Foreign high-skilled workers aren't supposed to take jobs from Americans, but they sometimes do. When companies apply to bring in a foreign worker on an H-1B visa, they are required by the U.S. Labor Department to ensure the new arrivals will not adversely affect similarly employed U.S. workers.

Top 10 users of H-1B visas at a glance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:37
The biggest users of the H-1B visas — the visas needed to import skilled workers — tend to be global outsourcing firms. Here are the top 10 H-1B firms in 2013 and the number of new H-1B visas they received:

Police: Driver fleeing accident killed in double fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:16

 Driver fleeing accident killed in double fatal crashDelaware State Police say a man fleeing the scene of a prior accident, crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing both drivers.


Firefighters battle 2-alarm Trenton blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:14

Firefighters battle 2-alarm Trenton blazeFirefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at a house in Trenton.


Investigators seek cause of deadly row house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:04

Philadelphia firefighters work on burned row homes on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Authorities say the fast-moving fire early Saturday has killed four children. Fire department officials say there is no immediate word on how many others were injured in the blaze that destroyed eight homes in the row and engulfed a total of 10 houses. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire officials planned to return to a charred block of row homes Sunday to investigate the cause of a blaze that killed three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfed at least 10 residences.


Woman dies in crash after trooper runs stop sign

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:01

Woman dies in crash after trooper runs stop signA woman has died after her car hit a Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle that ran a stop sign.


Indianapolis officer dies after alley gun battle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:37

This undated photo released by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept., shows veteran officer Perry Renn, 51, was shot and killed after he and another patrolman exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an alley Saturday night, July 5, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A veteran Indianapolis police officer died after he and another patrolman exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an alley Saturday night.


Man, 29, charged with attacking girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:28

Man, 29, charged with attacking girlfriendDelaweare State Troopers have arrested a Felton man after police say he physically assaulted his girlfriend.


Thief returns 9/11 firefighter's flag with apology

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:17
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — An American flag stolen from the family of a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has been returned with a note that says: "I am so sorry, I had no idea."

Police: Off-duty cop fires after driver tries to strike him

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:11

 Off-duty cop fires after driver tries to strike himPolice are investigating a violent confrontation between a housing authority officer and four men in South Philadelphia.


4 children killed in SW Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 20:42

4 children killed in SW Philadelphia fireOfficials say four children are dead after a fast-moving 3-alarm fire ripped through several homes in Southwest Philadelphia.


76ers open to Jeremy Lin trade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 20:38
The Philadelphia 76ers have expressed a willingness to trade for Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin depending on what sort of assets Houston is willing to attach to the deal, according to sources close to the process.