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Truck driver in deadly Oklahoma crash told police he was distracted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:20
(Reuters) - The driver of a semi-trailer truck that crashed into a bus, killing four members of a woman's college softball team from Texas, told police he was distracted just before Friday's accident on an Oklahoma highway, police said on Sunday. The 18-wheel tractor-trailer was headed northbound late Friday on Interstate 35, a major north-south corridor, when driver Russell Staley, 53, veered across the median and struck a bus carrying the softball team from North Central Texas College. ...

Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:20

In this image taken from video, emergency personnel tend to the wounded outside The Spot, a nightclub in Miami, early Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Fifteen people were wounded in an early morning shooting at the club, including an 11-year-old, police said. (AP Photo/APTN)MIAMI (AP) — A shooting sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early Sunday and left 15 people wounded, including an 11-year-old child, authorities said.


Arrest made in Indiana State University shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:47
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University police have arrested a student from Indianapolis in the shooting of another student in a residence hall stairwell at the Terre Haute campus.

Man in custody following deaths of woman, girl: Chicago police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:44
(Reuters) - A man who claimed he had harmed his family is in custody on Sunday after police found the bodies of a woman and a female child in a home on Chicago's northwest side, police said. Chicago police conducted a well-being check at the home after they were told by north suburban Waukegan police that a suicidal man said he had harmed his family in Chicago, said Chicago Police Officer Ana Pacheco. Waukegan is about 40 miles north of Chicago. Chicago police found the woman and child dead in the home Sunday morning, Pacheco said. ...

Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:30

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. 2014 was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when this summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse. Merchants in Jerusalem’s Old City say the feel the sting. The area’s cobblestone streets are typically chock full of tourists visiting the holy sites within the storied walls. But they've been eerily empty over the summer. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake.


2 injured after suspicious East Mt. Airy fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:13

2 injured after suspicious East Mt. Airy firePolice are investigating a suspicious fire that injured two people at an apartment building in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.


Shooting at Miami club leaves 15 hurt, including 11-year-old: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:12
MIAMI (Reuters) - Police say they don't yet know the motive for a shooting at a Miami nightclub that injured 15 people, many of them teenagers and one an 11-year-old girl, and resulted in a chaotic scene early Sunday. One of the 15 was in critical condition, but has been stabilized, according to Miami police. The other victims were in stable condition, and some have been discharged from the hospital as of Sunday afternoon, police said. ...

Police: Truck driver says he was distracted before deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:57

 Truck driver says he was distracted before deadly crashThe driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college softball team told investigators he had been distracted by something in his cabin before the accident, authorities said Sunday.


California's crop harvest much smaller than usual

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:57
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops — from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds — are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought.

Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:44

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. 2014 was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when this summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse. Merchants in Jerusalem’s Old City say the feel the sting. The area’s cobblestone streets are typically chock full of tourists visiting the holy sites within the storied walls. But they've been eerily empty over the summer. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake.


As protests persist, suspects sought in shootings of two Missouri officers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:41
(Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, which remains on edge after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer last month. The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to peaceful protests occurring elsewhere in the city, police said, nor was it connected to a separate shooting involving an off-duty police officer in St. Louis early Sunday. ...

Phillies lose to Braves 2-1 to end season

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:54

Phillies lose to Braves 2-1 to end seasonThe Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing late-season collapse with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.


Sen. Durbin to seek probe of air center sabotage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:25
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

Search for trooper killing suspect shifts slightly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:22
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly over the weekend in the dense woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday.

Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:18

 Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wantedAuthorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.


Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 04:17

 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shootingPolice say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old.


FBI agents invented a defendant to catch a judge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant — complete with a staged arrest and court appearances.

Harris says working 24/7 to restore Chicago FAA site

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:40

A view of an exterior of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration in AuroraWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Harris Corp on Sunday said it was working to install new equipment and conduct repairs at a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician on Friday in an incident that has continued to snarl U.S. air traffic over the weekend. "Our team is on site working 24/7 with the (Federal Aviation Administration) to install new equipment and restore service to full capacity as quickly as possible," Harris spokesman Jim Burke said in a statement emailed to Reuters. ...


Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:35

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from the film, "The Equalizer." (AP Photo/Sony, Columbia Pictures, Scott Garfield)NEW YORK (AP) — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Police ID NC woman killed in ATV accident in W.Va.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:34
ROCK, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a woman died after her all-terrain vehicle plunged about 150 feet down the side of a mountain in West Virginia.