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Power slowly returning to Gloucester County neighborhoods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:33

Power returns to Gloucester County neighborhoodsIt's been almost a week since that violent storm moved through our area and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people.


Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:30

FILE- In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Duke Energy president and CEO Lynn Good gestures as she speaks to a business group during a luncheon in Charlotte, N.C. Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday.


Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:28
The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday. Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Jerome Listecki called the museum callous and the portrait insulting in a blog last week on the Archdiocese website. About 17,000 colorful condoms were stitched together to fashion the portrait called "Eggs Benedict," which the museum plans to put on display in November, museum spokeswoman Vicki Scharfberg said.

Wisconsin teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:12
RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom.

Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:09

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during bill signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges. Obama in an editorial posted on the Huffington Post website said the proposal would more than double the maximum income a salaried worker can earn and still be eligible for overtime pay to $50,440, or $970 a week. "Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve," Obama wrote.


Arizona to pay firefighter families $670,000 over wildfire deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:07
Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 elite firefighters killed in the country's deadliest wildfire in 80 years and has agreed to reform the way it fights wildfires, state officials said. Under two agreements, the state will pay $50,000 to each of a dozen families to settle their wrongful death lawsuit filed last year stemming from the deaths of the 19 men. Another $10,000 will be paid to each family of the other seven firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013.

Sketch released of Camden sex assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:38

Sketch released of Camden sex assault suspectCamden County police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in a sexual assault.


Men found shot, burning in Northern California die

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:29
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.

Oregon bumblebee deaths prompt state investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:28
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of bumblebees have been found dead in downtown Portland during the past two weeks, prompting agriculture officials in Oregon to investigate whether the die-offs may be connected to other bee deaths reported across the country over recent years. Bumblebees and their cousins, the honey bee, have been dying off at alarming rates. In particular, honey bees, which are critical agents in the pollination of important U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate over the last year when losses of managed bee colonies topped 42 percent year-on-year in April.

Early, weighty choices in 'Frontline' doc 'Growing Up Trans'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:15

This image released by PBS shows transgender teen Ariel, formerly Ian, in a scene from "Growing Up Trans", from the "Frontline" series airing on PBS on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever and their parents are now experiencing it. (Frontline/PBS via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — "Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes adolescence brings.


Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:12

This photo, posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, on the Twitter page of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows NTSB investigator Brice Banning examining the sightseeing plane that crashed in remote, mountainous terrain about 25 miles from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska on Thursday, June 25. All eight passengers and the pilot were killed. The plane was on its way back from the Misty Fjords National Monument when it crashed. The passengers were on the floatplane side trip from a cruise ship, sold through the cruise company Holland America. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said Monday.


Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:11
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:02

FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. On Monday, June 29, 2015, The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Wawa Welcome America festivities begin under heightened security

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:55

Wawa Welcome America festivities begin under heightened securityAfter a weekend of attacks in other countries, there are new security concerns here for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.


Family of businessman killed in train crash sues Amtrak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:52

Family of businessman killed in train crash sues AmtrakThe family of a businessman killed when a speeding passenger train derailed in Port Richmond accused Amtrak of negligence and outrageous conduct in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday.


A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:48

In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, smiles at her physician, Carlo Bava, in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.


Police ID plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:40

Police ID plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, familyThe three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been tentatively identified as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday.


Families, Arizona settle suit in deaths of 19 firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:21

Deborah Pfingston, mother of Granite Mountain Hotshot Andrew Ashcraft, and Roxanne Warneke, wife of Granite Mountain Hotshot Billy Warneke, listen as Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich discusses the status of the Yarnell Hill Fire settlement negotiations, Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Arizona Attorney General's office in Phoenix. A dozen families who lost members when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell settled the suit they filed against the state of Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona settled a lawsuit Monday brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell.


Theater shooter: 'I took the blood that wasn't mine to take'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:20
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes told a psychiatrist who treated him months after the attack that he was in jail because "I took the blood that wasn't mine to take, and it was unfair, and I was selfish."

Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:14

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2012 photo, Chobani Greek Yogurt is seen at the Chobani plant in South Edmeston, N.Y. Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Chobani, a manufacturer of Greek yogurt, officials announced Monday, June 29, 2015, it had been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to supply the yogurt as part of the federal school lunch program. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.