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Women's media group honors photographer Heidi Levine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:45

This handout photo provided by the International Women's Media Foundation shows Heidi Levine in Jerusalem. A women's media group will honor freelance photographer Heidi Levine as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan. The International Women's Media Foundation in Washington announced Tuesday that Levine will be awarded the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Levine is an American and is based in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Warrick Page, International Women's Media Foundation)WASHINGTON (AP) — Photographer Heidi Levine, who has spent 30 years covering war zones and revolutions in the Middle East, Libya and Syria, was named Tuesday as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus.


20-foot deep sinkhole in New Jersey forces home evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:43

Handout photo of a large sinkhole forced the evacuations of four New Jersey homes in South Amboy, 20 miles south of Newark(Reuters) - A 20-foot deep sinkhole forced the evacuation on Tuesday of four New Jersey homes after crumbling part of a roadway and swallowing up a car, police said. An underground water main break likely caused the hole to form suddenly in a residential area of South Amboy, New Jersey, a city about 20 miles south of Newark, the South Amboy Police Department said in a statement.


Police: 73-year-old counselor inappropriately touched teen client

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:29

 73-year-old counselor inappropriately touched teen clientA counselor from Upper Gwynedd Township is accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old female client.


Lockups in 5 states to lessen use of solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:19
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement.

$60,000 in gold stolen from car after precious-metals show

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:16
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A Montana man attending a precious-metals show in northern Idaho says someone broke into his vehicle and stole $60,000 worth of gold.

Feds under fire for mass killings of starlings in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:12

In this undated photo provided by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a flock of European starlings litter a feedlot in Fallon, Nev. Land owners surprised to discover tens of thousands of dead birds across the high desert are criticizing the federal government over a mass killing of starlings in northern Nevada. An Agriculture Department spokesman said a pesticide was used to destroy the birds to prevent the spread of disease to dairy cows. Some area residents, however, say the government should have done more to alert the public and to dispose of the dead birds. (AP Photo/USDA APHIS, Jack Spencer)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Land owners surprised to discover tens of thousands of dead birds across the high desert are criticizing the federal government over a mass killing of starlings in northern Nevada.


150 People, Including 2 Babies, Aboard Crashed Plane in France

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:01
An Airbus operated by Germanwings crashed in southern France with 150 people aboard, the airline confirmed.

Blaze damages house in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:57

Blaze damages house in MontcoA fast-moving fire damaged a house in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Tuesday morning.


Male nurses scarce but make more money than women RNs: Study

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:31
CHICAGO (AP) — Even in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they still earn less than men, a study of nurses found.

Airline worker accused of stealing cash at Newark checkpoint

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:30
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An airline worker has been accused of stealing cash from a passenger's wallet at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Some Dems echo GOP's 'no compromise' demand in primaries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:23

FILE - In this March 9, 2015, file photo, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., talks at a news conference in Rockville, Md., after announcing endorsements for his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Republicans from sharply conservative House districts have won recent elections by promising to "never compromise." Now some Democrats are eyeing the same motto for their primaries and the Maryland target is Van Hollen. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from sharply conservative House districts have won recent elections by promising to "never compromise," and now some Democrats are eyeing the same motto for their primaries.


CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama's law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:21

FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A couple of government reports say the number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Fire forces residents from home in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:06

Fire forces residents from home in Southwest PhiladelphiaA fast-moving blaze forced several residents from their home in Southwest Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Car slams into tree in Gloucester County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:02

Car slams into tree in Gloucester County, N.J.A driver lost control of their car and slammed the vehicle into a tree in Washington Township, New Jersey early Tuesday morning.


AmEx Troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:52

This Jan. 21, 2015 photo shows the American Express logo displayed in the window of a New York business. Amex’s stock is down 11 percent this year, making it the second-biggest decliner on the Dow Jones industrial average. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, the wealthy and the well-traveled, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it."


New pro-trade board will sharpen Dems' divide on the issue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:43

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. President Barack Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements. A new pro-trade advisory board being announced March 24 includes Patrick and former US. Trade Representative and Dallas mayor Ron Kirk. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere.


School bus carrying students crashes into Philadelphia area home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:38

A school bus is pictured after it crashed into a house at the Windermere Development in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania(Reuters) - A school bus carrying nine elementary school students careened off the road and crashed into a occupied home in suburban Philadelphia home on Tuesday, and no injuries were reported, police said. Neither the students, the driver nor a resident who was on the home's second floor at the time of the 7:45 a.m. crash were injured, Whitpain Township Police said in a press release. A photograph of the scene showed a yellow school bus piercing the first-floor window of a white plaster home in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia. "All nine students and the driver were able to exit the bus through the rear emergency door and all were uninjured," police said in the release.


Court rules PSEG may be entitled to recover Sandy storm-surge losses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:34
(Reuters) - Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., New Jersey's largest power utility, may be entitled to recover hundreds of millions of dollars more from its insurers for losses caused by the storm surge associated with Superstorm Sandy in 2012, a state court has ruled. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Thomas Vena said in a ruling released on Monday the company's insurance policy was not subject to flood-damage limits imposed by its insurers because a storm surge is included under the definition of a "named windstorm," in this case Sandy.

NYC dance performance targets social injustice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:32

In this August 15, 2014 photo provided by the Park Avenue Armory, dancers Sean Douglas (Brixx) foreground and Derick Murreld (Slicc) rehearse for a show called FLEXN, co-directed by Peter Sellars, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. The emotionally charged performance by 21 African-American dancers explores social and criminal justice issues through dance, photography and public dialogue. (AP Photo/ Park Avenue Armory, Stephanie Berger) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — An emotionally charged series in New York City is exploring racial and social injustice through dance, photography and public dialogue.


Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:18

In this March 3, 2015 photo, Jenny Kelly walks with her daughter, Elea, 2, near their loft apartment in Seattle's downtown Pioneer Square neighborhood. A small but growing number of parents are bucking the trend of moving to suburbs when they have children, and they’re pushing cities to be more welcoming to families. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown.