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Philadelphia schools ax teachers' contract

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:21
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cash-strapped Philadelphia school district abruptly canceled its teachers' contract Monday, a bold move designed to force health care contributions and make other benefit cuts.

Concern running high after NJ preschooler dies of enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:18

Concern running high after NJ preschooler dies of enterovirusClasses resume this morning at a school in Mercer County after health officials confirmed that a 4-year-old student died of Enterovirus D-68.


Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:15
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Garth Wangemann dreamed of marrying his partner, Roy Badger, on their 30th anniversary together — but just six weeks ago acknowledged it was a faint hope as the two waited to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court would legalize same-sex marriage. On Monday, the court granted Wangemann's wish, rejecting appeals from Wisconsin and four other states seeking to prohibit gay marriage.

Hot air balloon dips into California sea; 3 saved

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:14

In this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 photo provided by Jenny Parsons, a hot air balloon dips into the ocean in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a beach community in Encinitas, Calif. A man was proposing to his girlfriend during their sunset ride Sunday when the balloon drifted off course and hovered over the water, prompting a rescue by lifeguards and surfers. (AP Photo/Jenny Parsons)ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A romantic ride in a hot air balloon turned into a rescue operation, with lifeguards and surfers saving three people after the basket dipped into the ocean off a Southern California beach.


Pregnant woman says Starbucks wouldn't let her use bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:58
The woman, who is eight months pregnant, was told she had to buy something first if she wanted to use the restroom. When she offered to pay for something, she was still told no.

Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:57

The father of Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who is diagnosed with EbolaOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital, where he will be treated for the deadly disease.


PHOTOS: Fmr. Flyer Ilya Bryzgalov selling $3.9M home in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:44

 Fmr. Flyer Ilya Bryzgalov selling $3.9M home in Haddonfield, New JerseyThe home of former Philadelphia Flyer Ilya Bryzgalov in Haddonfield, New Jersey is on the market for $3.9 million.


2 suspects sought in deadly shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:30

2 suspects sought in deadly shooting in West PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for two suspects in a deadly shooting in West Philadelphia.


Police officer injured in motorcycle crash on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:26

Police officer injured in motorcycle crash on I-95 in Northeast PhiladelphiaA police officer is hospitalized following a motorcycle accident in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday evening.


Correction: Ebola-Cameraman story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:18

The father of Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who is diagnosed with EbolaPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Oct. 3 about an American journalist infected with Ebola, The Associated Press, relying on published reports, reported erroneously on the nature of the marriage between Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Diana Mukpo. Mukpo was his only wife, not one of several wives.


Feds probe power steering in Ford midsize cars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:01

This product image provided by Ford Motor Co. shows a 2011 Ford Fusion. U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of power-assisted steering failure in 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011 Mercury Milan. (AP Photo/Ford Motor Co.)DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety regulator has opened an investigation into complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models.


Room escape attractions growing in US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:09

In this Sept. 22, 2014 photo, Konstantin Elizarov and Lucy Omelchenko are handcuffed together as they prepare to play a game at Escape the Quest in Miami Beach, Fla. Escape the Quest offers two games; Apartment 101 and Prison Escape, where groups of two to four have an hour to solve a puzzle and win their freedom. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — I like to think of myself as relatively quick-witted, but I started having serious doubts about my cleverness as I stood handcuffed to my new Russian friend, trying get out of a prison cell.


Correction: Republicans-Gay Marriage story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:03

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, former Republican Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei speaks to supporters in Wakefield, Mass., as he announces he will run for the state's 6th Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. John Tierney. Tisei is one of three openly gay Republicans nationwide expected to run in this year's midterm elections for Congress. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NEW YORK (AP) — In an Oct. 4 story about how the debate over gay marriage is splintering GOP politicians into three camps, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the American Unity PAC had been donating to pro-gay marriage Republican candidates. The political action committee's spending was in support of those candidates who back same-sex marriage, but was not given directly to them.


Cyprus: Turkey gas search could hurt peace talks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:57

Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides speaks to the media at the foreign house in divided capital of Nicosia, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Cyprus' foreign minister says Turkey's stated intention to search for oil and gas in waters where the ethnically-split island nation has licensed an Italian-South Korean consortium to drill could upset reunification talks. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Monday warned that plans by Turkey to search for oil and gas in waters where it has already licensed companies to drill could derail reunification talks on the ethnically split island.


Missing Madeleine: alleged online troll found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:41

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, Gerry and Kate McCann arrive to testify at the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London. A woman who was accused of sending Internet abuse to the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel room in Leicester, central England, on Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. Her death has revived debate about media responsibility and how best to respond to online “trolls.” (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)LONDON (AP) — A woman who was accused of sending Internet abuse to the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel room. Her death has revived debate about media responsibility and how best to respond to online "trolls."


Swastikas found at Jewish frat house near Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:32
ATLANTA (AP) — Swastikas were found painted on the exterior of a historically Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in metro Atlanta over the weekend, according to police and university reports, and officials said the vandalism would not be tolerated as they stepped up patrols at the private school.

Man shot, critically wounded in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 20:53

Man shot, critically wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 20-year old man was shot several times in North Philadelphia early Monday.


Angry man confronts panhandler driving new car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:38

Angry man confronts panhandler driving new carDaniel Ayala lost it after he saw a woman he'd been giving charity to on the street suddenly driving a new car.


Cleanup underway at derailment site in NE La.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:19

This photo courtesy Fourth District attorney Jerry Jones, shows a train derailment, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Mer Rouge, La. Two train engineers were in serious condition Sunday after their freight train hit a transport truck in northeast Louisiana, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. (AP Photo/Courtesy Fourth District attorney Jerry Jones)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cleanup continued early Monday at the site of a train derailment in northeast Louisiana.


Deadly crash shuts down road in Westville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:17

Deadly crash shuts down road in Westville, N.J.A motorist has died after a vehicle slammed into an asphalt tanker truck in Gloucester County.