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Passenger plane disappears over Africa; 116 people on board

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:48

 Fidel Castro's niece aboard plane missing in AfricaAn Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.


Chicago police arrest man in 11-year-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:32
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week.

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:24

The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.


Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:21

Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, arrives at U.S. District Court wearing dog tags around her neck, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. There was no verdict Wednesday as jurors try to decide whether Kyle, a decorated military sniper, libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury in St. Paul has reconvened for a third day to deliberate whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.


Injuries reported as possible tornado hits Va.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:12
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:06

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, a street is closed off in front of the an oil field supply company facility in Williston, N.D. that was hit by a fire. Officials say the fire started about midnight Monday and burned most of Tuesday. At its height, the blaze sent fireballs hundreds of feet into the air. No one was injured or killed. A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when the facility storing toxic chemicals exploded. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded.


Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:01

Theodore Wafer waits for the start of his trial at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Detroit. Wafer is charged with murder in the shooting of a young unarmed woman on his porch. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun.


1 person hospitalized after shooting in Gloucester Co., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:01

1 person hospitalized after shooting in Gloucester Co., N.J.Police say one person was hospitalized after a shooting in Williamstown, New Jersey Wednesday night.


France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:58

 Air Algerie flight vanishes over N MaliAn Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner ...


Southern hopes to build more U.S. nuclear power reactors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:57
(Reuters) - Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday. Nuclear reactors produce almost no carbon emissions. The company is already building two new 1,117-megawatt reactors at its Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia and Southern Chief Executive Tom Fanning said any new reactors would be of the same Westinghouse AP1000 design. Westinghouse is majority owned by Toshiba Corp, a Japanese conglomerate.

Proposed U.S. nuclear power reactors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:57
(Reuters) - Southern Co, a power company, said it hopes to announce plans to build more nuclear reactors by the end of the year, a spokesman said late Wednesday. That makes Southern the first company to actually pursue new reactors since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans earlier this year to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Nuclear reactors produce almost no carbon emissions. The following table lists the U.S. ...

Woman rescued from Delaware River at Penn's Landing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:56

Woman rescued from Delaware River at Penn's LandingFirst responders have rescued a woman from the Delaware River in Philadelphia.


19 relatives to share $20 million NJ Lottery jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:52

19 relatives to share $20 million NJ Lottery jackpotThe winner of a $20 million New Jersey Lottery Pick-6 jackpot plans to keep it all in the family and share the winnings with 19 relatives.


Showboat casino workers to protest planned closing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:47

Showboat casino workers to protest planned closingSeveral hundred workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino will stage a rally to protest its planned Aug. 31 shutdown.


Naked thieves take burgers from Florida restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:36

Naked thieves take burgers from Florida restaurantAfter roaming around the kitchen area, the men took off their underwear and walked around the kitchen before taking refrigerated hamburger meat and red peppers.


How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:28

A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz. where the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:


Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 1 South

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:21

Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on Route 1 SouthA multi-vehicle crash has slowed traffic on Route 1 in Philadelphia.


Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:14
COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

Woman rescued from Delaware River at Penn's Landing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:11

Woman rescued from Delaware River at Penn's LandingFirst responders have rescued a woman from the Delaware River in Philadelphia.


Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:57

 Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risksHaris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.