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New York steps up efforts on crane safety after deadly collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:57

A construction crane is seen on top of cars along the street in downtown Manhattan, New YorkBy Frank McGurty NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a series of new policies governing the use of construction booms in the United States' largest city, after a deadly crane collapse in Manhattan highlighted the need for additional safety measures. The city has come under fire for what critics say has been a slow response to a series of recommendations made by a study commissioned to improve safety at work sites at a time when the city is enjoying a surge in construction.


Mourners pay respects to Buddy Cianci for second day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:45
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mourners for the second day in a row paid their respects to former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) at the building where he worked for more than 21 years.

1 dead, 7 hurt in shooting outside Rochester, New York, bar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a dispute in a Rochester, New York, bar spilled outside and erupted into gunfire that left one man dead and seven other people injured.

Fourth patient linked to mold outbreak at Pittsburgh hospital dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:01
UPMC on Sunday confirmed the death of Che DuVall, 70, and extended its sympathies to his family. DuVall, who had a lung transplant, is the fourth transplant patient at the hospital system who contracted infection and died. "We again want to reassure our patients that we have taken every possible precaution to make our hospitals as safe as is humanly possible and have followed all recommendations made by federal and state regulators," UPMC said in a statement.

Chicago policeman sues estate of teen he fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:59
A Chicago policeman who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a 55-year-old grandmother in the same incident has sued the teenager's estate, blaming him for prompting the shooting and causing the officer emotional distress. Officer Robert Rialmo filed a countersuit on Friday against the estate of Quintonio LeGrier, a black college student, in state court in Chicago. The complaint accused LeGrier of attacking Rialmo with a baseball bat in late December, forcing him to use his gun to save his own life.

Gas prices drop 8 cents over past 2 weeks, to $1.82

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:38
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

Guard at N.Y.'s Rikers jail charged with rape, smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:36

Nicole Bartley is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by New York City Department of InvestigationA corrections officer at New York's infamous Rikers Island jail complex has been arrested on charges of planning to smuggle marijuana to an inmate with whom she had a sexual relationship, authorities said on Sunday. Nicole Bartley, 30, was charged with promoting prison contraband, as well as rape and other charges. The rape charge stems from New York law, under which inmates cannot legally consent to sex inside the jail.


3 teens rescued after falling through pond in Chalfont, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:32

3 boys rescued after falling through frozen pond in Chalfont, Bucks CountyOfficials say three teenagers have been rescued after falling through a pond in Chalfont, Bucks County.


The Latest: NYC mayor issues construction crane safety plan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a construction crane, which killed a pedestrian (all times local):

Cornell Fraternity President Charged With Attempted Rape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:52

Cornell Fraternity President Charged With Attempted RapeThe victim helped ID Wolfgang Ballinger as the alleged perpetrator, police say.


3 killed after brief police chase in San Francisco streets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:49

This Feb. 6, 2016 image provided by KPIX CBS 5 shows police and fire officials responding after a car crash that killed a few people on a San Francisco street. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Vu Williams said the brief chase Saturday night began after an officer tried to pull over the driver of a white Chevrolet sedan seen rotating in circles in the middle of a neighborhood street. (KPIX CBS 5 via AP) TV OUTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets, officials said Sunday.


Water rescue underway in Chalfont, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:47

3 boys rescued after falling through frozen pond in Chalfont, Bucks CountyCrews have been called to the scene of a water rescue in Chalfont, Bucks County.


Two people killed, at least 10 injured in Orlando nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:41
Three off-duty Orlando police officers were working as security in the Glitz Ultra Lounge in the city's tourist district, and none of them discharged their weapons, Orlando police said, adding that the club also had its own security guards. "All of the shots that were fired last night were fired inside the club," department spokeswoman Michelle Guido told reporters.

ESPN: Eagles not expected to use franchise tag on Sam Bradford, may be interested in Nick Foles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:40

 Eagles not expected to use franchise tag on Sam Bradford, may be interested in Nick FolesThe Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to use their franchise tag on quarterback Sam Bradford and may be interested in reacquiring Nick Foles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.


After-hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to 2 deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:39

After-hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to 2 deathsPolice say two young men died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.


Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:38
SEATTLE (AP) — A former IRS agent in Seattle is set to face trial this week on accusations that he solicited and received a $20,000 bribe from a medical marijuana dispensary.

Freeway opens with demolition of LA bridge ahead of schedule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:18

In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, photo The 6th Street Bridge that spans the Los Angeles River is seen in Los Angeles, before it is closed permanently for demolition. The landmark bridge, dating to the 1930's, is being replaced due to deterioration caused by a chemical reaction in the concrete. The $449 million project to build a replacement bridge, designed by architect Michael Maltzan, is expected to be completed by 2019 at the earliest. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demolition crews brought down a portion of a famed downtown Los Angeles bridge sooner than expected, allowing for the early reopening Sunday of a section of U.S. 101 that was closed for much of the weekend.


2 dead, others wounded, during Orlando nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:28
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in the city's tourist district early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 10 others, authorities said.

Man shoots Ohio police officer before he's found dead in car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:28
KENTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man shot an Ohio police officer before he was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound.

Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:23
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor of a Christian college who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God will leave her post, the school near Chicago announced.