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Man burned trying to kill bedbugs inside rental car on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:42

 Man burned trying to kill bedbugs inside rental car on Long IslandA line of cars went up in flames in a parking lot on Long Island after a man tried to kill bedbugs in car.


Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:22

This March 31, 2015 photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than what the Taylor Energy Company _ or the government _ has publicly reported. Presented with AP's findings, the Coast Guard provided a new leak estimate that is about 20 times greater than one recently touted by the company. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.


Vicious attack in 7-Eleven near Temple Univ. caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:13

Vicious attack in 7-Eleven near Temple Univ. caught on cameraPhiladelphia Central Detective Division is asking for the public's help finding the man responsible for a brutal assault inside a 7-Eleven store near Temple University's campus.


Evolving estimates of Taylor Energy's 11 year Gulf oil leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:11
For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico at the site where a hurricane-triggered mudslide toppled a drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press investigation has uncovered evidence that the slow-motion spill is far worse than platform owner Taylor Energy Company has publicly reported during its secretive — and costly — government-managed effort to end the leak.

A glance at 2 Gulf spills: 1 infamous, 1 virtually unnoticed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:10
Five years ago, BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico exposed weaknesses in the drilling industry's safety culture and gaps in its spill response capabilities. But another spill had been befouling the Gulf for years — virtually unnoticed — before BP's deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster. And there's no end in sight for Taylor Energy Company's decade-old oil leak off the coast of Louisiana.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder conviction poses legal challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:04

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez stands with his defense attorneys as he hears his verdict in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The intense publicity around Wednesday's conviction of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez for a 2013 murder will make it more difficult to seat an impartial jury in the next trial he faces, on charges of a 2012 double slaying. The jurors who found the 25-year-old former New England Patriots tight end guilty of murdering 27-year-old Odin Lloyd told reporters on Wednesday that they had known nothing about the additional murder charges Hernandez faced until after they reached a verdict. They also said they were unaware of another 2013 incident in which a former friend said that Hernandez shot him in the face.


California man, 95, sets world record as oldest active pilot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:38
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot.

Girl, 16, admits to crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:34

Girl, 16, admits to crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teensA teenage girl has admitted to homicide by vehicle counts in juvenile court in a northeastern Pennsylvania crash that killed three suburban Philadelphia teens last fall.


A guide to the gay marriage dispute in US territory of Guam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:32

FILE - Loretta M. Pangelinan, 28, holds the application for a marriage license that she and her fiancee, Kathleen M. Aguero, 28, will turn in at the Office of Vital Statistics in the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services in this April 8, 2015 file photo. Guam on Wednesday April 15, 2015 became the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage after its attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications. (AP Photo/Grace O. Garces Bordallo, File)HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general and governor are at odds over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed, a change that would make it the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage.


Driver dies after slamming into pole in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:19

Driver dies after slamming into pole in Bucks CountyA driver is dead after losing control and crashing into a pole in Buckingham Township, Bucks County early Thursday morning.


Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:57

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015, file photo, Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, presents a bill dealing with powdered alcohol during a house regulatory affairs committee meeting, in Tallahassee, Fla. The creator of powdered alcohol, Mark Phillips, is trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores.


Philip Morris 1Q results top Street's view; raises outlook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris International Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell, pressured by a strong dollar. Still, its performance beat analysts' expectations as it shipped more cigarette.

Support for Boston Olympics bid rises, opposition strong: poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:52

People cast shadows on a video display before a news conference explaining Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in BostonSupport for Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games rose slightly in April, but half of area residents still oppose the idea over concerns that it will prove too costly, according to a poll released on Thursday. The poll found that 40 percent of Boston-area residents now support the bid to host the Summer Games, up from 36 percent who supported it in March, according to a WBUR/MassInc poll. The U.S. Olympic Committee in January picked Boston as its candidate to host the 2024 Games, a surprise choice that passed over larger cities including Los Angeles and Washington. The pick ran into immediate opposition, and last month Olympics backers called for a 2016 statewide referendum on the idea, saying they would proceed with the bid without majority support.


Boy injured in West Kensington hit-and-run dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:44

Reward upgraded to $20,000 in West Kensington hit-and-run that killed boyPolice say the 2-year-old boy injured in Monday's hit-and-run crash in the West Kensington section of Philadelphia has died.


Dirty deeds: $500 reward issued in Maine diaper dumper case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:06
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A dumping case has police on the lookout for the person who has tossed more than 24 buckets of dirty diapers into the streams of Maine.

College a cappella: Not your granddad's barbershop quartet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:05

Music director Jasmine Barksdale and other members of Off the Beat a cappella group rehearse Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments.


3 school buses and dump truck collide in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:03

3 school buses and dump truck collide in DelawareDelaware troopers are on the scene of an accident involving three school buses and a dump truck in Lincoln, Delaware Thursday morning.


PHOTOS: Multi-vehicle crash in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:02

 Multi-vehicle crash in New CastleThe Action Cam was on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 13 at Route 273 in New Castle.


Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 20:56

In this March 3, 2015 file photo, a couple holds up their 2-year-old daughter in Seattle. According to a study released on Thursday, April 16, 2015, for U.S. mothers, the typical time between having babies is about 2 1/2 years, according to the first government study of its kind on the subject. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)NEW YORK (AP) — For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.


Mayor seeks $51,000 raise after cutting predecessor's salary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 20:55
RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) — The new mayor of one New Jersey city wants to boost his salary to $72,000 after cutting his predecessor's to $21,000 when he served on the City Council.