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PG&E officials leave posts over improper emails

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:03
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:28
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.

Amtrak: Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:46

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorAmrak says service remains suspended on a section of its Northeast Corridor after downed wires prompted a shutdown early Tuesday morning.


Ex-chief in Uzi death case in more legal trouble

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:26
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police chief who was acquitted of charges connected to the death in 2008 of an 8-year-old boy at a gun show he sponsored is facing more legal trouble.

Dutch ease off austerity, will spend on military

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:21

People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts.


Limited service restored on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:57

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorLimited service has been restored on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor after downed wires prompted a shutdown early Tuesday morning.


China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:40

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTBEIJING (AP) — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.


Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:08

Father kills man in daughter's bedroom in Northeast Philadelphia, police sayPolice say a father shot a man who climbed in through his daughter's bedroom window in Northeast Philadelphia.


Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata bar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:08

Man gunned down playing pool in Juniata barPolice say a man died after being shot inside a bar while playing pool in Philadelphia's Juniata section Monday night.


Downed wires suspend DC-Philly Amtrak service

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Downed wires have suspended Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia, and are affecting riders of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.

Amtrak shuts down service on Northeast Corridor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:59

 Service remains suspended on parts of Northeast CorridorDowned wires have prompted officials to shut down all Amtrak train service on the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


Mitsubishi to build new car plant in Indonesia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:55
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will build a new car factory in Indonesia as part of a plan to raise its production capacity in the country from 160,000 to 240,000 vehicles per year.

Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:20
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest. Three years of drought in the most populous U.S. state has forced farmers to let fields lie fallow and left communities reliant on well water, with bone-dry brush fueling wildfires in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). ...

Compromise made in tax hike for Pascagoula

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:19
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Pascagoula City Council and Pascagoula School District have reached a compromise on a property tax hike and the city approved its $62 million budget for 2015 -- just three hours before the midnight deadline.

ACCUWEATHER: Morning Showers, Afternoon Sun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:14

 Morning Showers, Afternoon SunMeteorologist David Murphy says Wednesday is Sun-day.


US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:03

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, farm workers, from left, Carlos Sanchez, Francisco Zuniga, and Alejandro Zuniga, pick tobacco leaves on Chris Haskins' farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia. (AP Photo/Johnny Clark)DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.


France's Orange offers $4.4B for Spain's Jazztel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:53
MADRID (AP) — France's Orange has offered 3.4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) to buy the operations of Spanish telecommunications company Jazztel.

World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:30
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to shrink by 4 percent in 2014 after seven years of largely aid-driven growth.

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:41

Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014. The wildfire, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, forced the evacuation of 133 homes. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.


Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.