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Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:16
BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major U.S. cities, even as questions arise over whether the proposal violates Massachusetts law.

Gov't settles with newspaper over seized notes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Training for Coast Guard criminal investigators will be reviewed as part of a settlement with a Washington newspaper over the 2013 seizure of notes from one of the paper's former reporters.

Coyote stuck in bumper after hit by car in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:54

Coyote stuck in bumper after hit by car in IllinoisA coyote is recovering Monday night after it got stuck in a bumper in Illinois.


Judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond orders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge, calling civil contempt a rarity, ruled that Argentina was in contempt of court on Monday for its open defiance of his orders requiring that U.S. hedge funds holding Argentine bonds be paid the roughly $1.5 billion they are owed if the majority of the South American nation's bondholders are paid interest on their bonds.

Relative: Coach tried to save 4 dead in bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:39

This photo provided by the family of Rachel Hitt shows Rachel Hitt, center, in her hospital room at the Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, where she is being visited by her friends, former members of the North Central Texas College softball team. Hitt survived a deadly bus crash near Davis, Okla., on Friday, which killed four of her teammates. (AP Photo/Family of Rachel Hitt)ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — A Texas softball team coach did everything he could to save four of his players who died when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer smashed into their bus in Oklahoma, a relative said Monday.


Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:38

CORRECTS TO VAUGHAN FOODS Employees wait in the parking lot as police investigate a shooting at Vaughan Foods on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Moore, Okla. Police said Friday a man who had been fired from the food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.


Philadelphia police investigating fight between 2 on-duty officers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:29

Philadelphia police investigating fight between 2 on-duty officersPhiladelphia police confirm to Action News that an Internal Affairs investigation has been launched into a fight involving two on-duty 18th district officers.


Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:25

In a this Sept. 16, 2014 photo salt is unloaded at the Scio Township, Mich. maintenance yard. The rewards for surviving last year's punishing winter are tight supplies of road salt and some drastic price spikes for the commodity across much of the U.S. as the next cold season approaches. Some Midwest county road officials are facing price increases that are twice or more _ even five times _ what they paid last year if they can get it. Increases of at least 20 percent have been common in cities including Boston and Raleigh, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — and that's if they can even get it.


White substance in envelope at Reagan Library causes security scare

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:11
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A white substance from an envelope opened by a staff member at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, caused a security scare on Monday, but the substance was later found to be non-toxic, a spokeswoman for the institution said. The staff area where the envelope was opened was closed off for a time, but the library itself remained open to the public, said Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. ...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:02

 Heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, intense rain in parts of the United States and India, and severe droughts in California and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in inmate beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:56
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners.

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:55
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

Gas victims in apartment identified as father, son

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:42
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people found dead at a California apartment filled with toxic gas have been identified as a father and his teenage son.

Jurors see video of Auburn triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:37

FILE -In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, Desmonte Leonard enters the courtroom before opening statements in Opelika, Ala. A Lee County judge told jurors to return Monday morning for a second day of testimony in the capital murder trial of 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery. Prosecutors say Leonard opened fire at a large party at an apartment clubhouse in June 2012. Three people were killed and three others were injured. (AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News, Todd J. Van Emst)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Video shown in court Monday depicted the chaotic scene of a shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and another man, with the victims falling and struggling on the ground as partygoers scattered amid the crack of gunfire.


Texas jury convicts woman of murder in 'black widow' trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:36
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas jury in what has been dubbed a "black widow" trial convicted a 45-year-old mother of four of murder and evidence tampering on Monday for shooting to death her husband in a 2011 plot to collect insurance money, an official said. Michele Williams was acquitted of a second count of tampering that related to her husband's corpse, Melody McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney's office, said in an email. ...

Wal-Mart: Morgan, others weren't wearing seatbelts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:36

 Morgan, others weren't wearing seatbeltsActor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.


Flat roofs no longer required on L.A. skyscrapers as city repeals rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:26
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles has scrapped a 1950s rule requiring its skyscrapers to have flat roofs and helipads, giving architects a freer hand to shape the skyline of America's second-largest city. The city of Los Angeles has ordered that all high-rise buildings have a flat roof and helipads since 1958. It has been the only major U.S. city with such an ordinance, which was intended to accommodate fire-fighting and life-saving equipment. ...

Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:25

The White House is seen through layers of fencing, including the new temporary one which appeared yesterday, creating a wider bufferBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who chairs a House subcommittee on national security oversight, told CNN an alarm box near the front entrance had been muted, leaving interior personnel unaware of the intrusion before the suspect burst through the open front door. ...


St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:20

 David Gray and Tod Martin; Miranda Duschack and Mimo Davis, and Terry Garrett and Bruce Yampolsky celebrate after St. Louis Recorder of Deeds announced she had officialy recorded their marriages at St. Louis City Hall. Garrett and Yampolsky watched during a hearing Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in St. Louis as an assistant Missouri attorney general argued that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — An assistant Missouri attorney general argued Monday in a St. Louis courtroom that state law, backed by a vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.