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Toledo water treatment plant supervisor resigns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:59
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A city official who was in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant has resigned just three weeks after toxins contaminated the water supply for about 400,000 people.

US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:39
Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index back above 2,000. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33 points, or 0.2 percent, ...

N.J. flight diverted after fight over legroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:25

N.J. flight diverted after fight over legroomA flight from Newark, New Jersey to Denver got diverted because of a ruckus over legroom.


How Hostage's Mother Reacted When She Learned Son Was Freed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:24
Nancy Curtis said she'll "probably cry" when she sees Peter Theo Curtis.

New York City subway train goes wrong way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:14

New York City subwayNEW YORK (AP) — New York City transit officials say a subway operator and conductor have been taken out of service while they investigate how a train ended up going the wrong way.


US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:39

US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percentBusiness orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, ...


Teen begged for armed robbers at ATM to spare his life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:09

Teen begged for armed robbers at ATM to spare his lifeA Texas mother is on a mission to catch the armed thieves who held up her 17-year-old son


Former FBI director Freeh injured in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:40
Former FBI director Louis Freeh sustained serious injuries in a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said.

VIDEO: N.J. flight diverted after fight over legroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:23

N.J. flight diverted after fight over legroomA flight from Newark, New Jersey to Denver got diverted because of a ruckus over legroom.


Arizona voters go to polls in Republican primary to succeed governor Brewer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:07

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer makes a statement saying she vetoed the controversial SB1062 bill at the Arizona State Capitol in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Voters in Arizona go to the polls on Tuesday to select a Republican candidate to vie for the seat of outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration. With border security issues high on the political agenda, voters will choose from six hopefuls including state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey and ex-mayor and developer Scott Smith, who are seen as frontrunners among recent political polls and observers.


Los Angeles schools official suspends iPad rollout: L.A. Times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:59

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York(Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendent has suspended a contract with Apple Inc to provide an iPad to each of its students as the $1 billion initiative faces problems and growing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported. Monday's suspension is the latest setback for the Los Angeles Unified School District's proposed technology rollout, the largest of its kind for any U.S. Under a contract approved a little more than a year ago, Apple's tablet computer was to be coupled with a digital curriculum from Pearson. "Moving forward, we will no longer utilize our current contract with Apple Inc," Superintendent John Deasy told the district's Board of Education on Monday in a memo posted on the newspaper's website.


Armored car company to reimburse New Jersey casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:42
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An armored car company will reimburse an Atlantic City casino after nearly $21,000 fell from the roof of one of its trucks.

Florida condo's name gets tainted by extremists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:34
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A planned South Florida condo that shared its name with a group of Islamic extremists is getting a new identity.

China investigating managers at VW joint venture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:27
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese anti-corruption agency said Tuesday it is investigating one current and one former manager at Volkswagen's main joint venture in China.

Report: Philadelphia drivers get into more crashes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:09

 Philadelphia drivers get into more crashesThe City of Brotherly Love's drivers get into car accidents more than those in any other major city in the country according to the 10th Annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report".


Austrian vice chancellor, finance minister resigns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:59

FILE - In this May 7, 2013 file photo Austrian Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger from the Austrian People's Party speaks during a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. Austrian’s vice chancellor and finance minister has announced he is stepping down, citing criticism from his own political party over his refusal to accelerate plans for tax reform. Spindelleger also said Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 that he is giving up his function as head of the conservative People’s Party, the junior government coalition partner of the Social Democrats. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)VIENNA (AP) — Austria's vice chancellor and finance minister has announced he is stepping down, citing criticism from his own political party over his refusal to accelerate tax reform plans.


Gunman sought in West Philadelphia shooting incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:42

Gunman sought in West Philadelphia shooting incidentPolice are searching for the gunman who sent a man to the hospital in West Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Police rescue New Mexico woman from car after 'kidnap' text to sister

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:31
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico woman who texted her sister to say she was being kidnapped in a car by a man with a weapon was rescued by police who used the message to track down and arrest the driver after a high-speed chase through central Albuquerque, police said. Using the description and license plate the sister provided, police found the car and tried to pull it over, Tanner Tixier, a spokesman for the city's Police Department, said in a statement on Monday.

SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:24

Robin Dearden, from left, Bryan Cranston, Michelle Dockery and Christina Hendricks arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.


U.S. scientist pleads guilty to taking government laptop to China

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:19

A Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese national flag next to U.S. national flags before a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting, part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in BeijingThe scientist was fired in April 2012 from Sandia National Laboratories, a government-owned research facility operated by Sandia Corporation that is responsible in part for ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. Huang also pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a counterintelligence officer in June 2011, the U.S.