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New York City subway, bus fares to increase

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:07

A couple embraces as a subway train arrives in the station in New YorkNew York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Thursday to increase subway and bus fares on the nation's largest mass transit system in March. The cost of riding a subway or bus will increase to $2.75 from $2.50 and riders will get an 11 percent bonus by putting $5.50 or more on a Metrocard, which is used for access to the system, the MTA said. The increases will help maintain reliability and security for the transit system and its passengers, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said at a news conference. The Riders Alliance, an advocacy group, said Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature must find sources of revenue other than fare hikes to fund the MTA's capital needs.


DA: Ex-homicide detective hid girlfriend after slaying, lied

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:05

In this undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department Detective Ronald Dove is show. Authorities say the veteran Philadelphia homicide detective stashed his girlfriend out-of-state while colleagues sought her in the slaying of her ex-husband. Dove was indicted on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on charges that include obstruction, evidence tampering, flight and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Philadelphia homicide detective stashed his girlfriend out-of-state and hid her car while colleagues sought her in the slaying of her ex-husband, an indictment charged Thursday.


In next 15 years, Gates Foundation sees big jump for poor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:04

Bill and Melinda Gates are interviewed in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. As the world decides on the most crucial goals for the next 15 years in defeating poverty, disease and hunger, the $42 billion Gates Foundation announces its own ambitious agenda. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years "than at any time in history," predicts the Gates Foundation.


Plane safely returns to Las Vegas after smoke alarm sounds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:03
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Allegiant Air flight carrying 160 passengers has returned safely to Las Vegas after a smoke alarm sounded on the plane soon after takeoff.

Delaware man gets 35 years in child pornography case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:57

Delaware man gets 35 years in child pornography caseA Delaware man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after prosecutors say he collected and distributed hundreds of photos and videos depicting adult men violently raping prepubescent boys.W


Ohio wants inmates' lethal injection lawsuit thrown out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:55
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs is not a free speech violation, attorneys for the Ohio prisons agency argue as they ask a federal judge to dismiss a challenge of the law by four death row inmates.

Man shot multiple times inside Germantown corner store

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:55

Man shot multiple times inside Germantown corner storePolice say a 53-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times inside a Germantown corner store in Philadelphia.


Del. man, 'every parent's worst nightmare,' gets 35 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:52

Delaware man gets 35 years in child pornography caseA Delaware man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after prosecutors say he collected and distributed hundreds of photos and videos depicting adult men violently raping prepubescent boys.W


New York City renames streets after officers slain in ambush

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:50
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is renaming a pair of Brooklyn streets for the two police officers killed in an ambush last month.

Police: Officers run down pit bulls following vicious attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:43

 Officers run down pit bulls following vicious attackSan Mateo, California police claim they had no choice but to use a patrol car to run down two vicious dogs that bit one woman, and charged at several other people.


What Pats Coach Had to Say About 'Deflate-gate'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:34
The New England Patriots' head coach speaks out about Deflate-gate.

3 dead in crash on New Jersey Turnpike in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:31

3 dead in crash on New Jersey Turnpike in Cherry HillThree people were killed in a crash on Thursday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cherry Hill.


Christie names emergency management team for Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:30

Christie names emergency management team for Atlantic CityNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appointed an emergency management team to oversee Atlantic City's operations.


Plane crashes into central Florida building; 2 believed dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:24
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A small plane from a flight training school in central Florida has crashed into a storage warehouse, and an official says two people aboard are believed dead.

Deputies: Florida toddler fatally shoots self with dad's gun

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:19
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area toddler is dead after finding his father's .380-caliber handgun in the family's car Wednesday afternoon and shooting himself, officials said.

4 bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:04
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.

Judge: Public can see questioning of teacher slaying suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:02
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the public is entitled to see and hear the recorded police interrogation of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his math teacher.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:55

AP10ThingsToSee - A horse rider drinks wine next to a bonfire during a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Madrid, Spain on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Former McDonald's workers in Virginia file civil rights lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:54

A man visits a McDonald's restaurant in Arlington,VirginiaFormer McDonald's Corp workers in Virginia filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the world's largest fast-food chain and owner of restaurants where they worked in the latest bid to hold it legally responsible for the actions of its franchisees. Nine African-American and one Hispanic worker claimed they were subjected to "rampant racial and sexual harassment" by supervisors at three restaurants run by McDonald's franchisee Michael Simon, who operates as Soweva Co. The workers also alleged wrongful termination in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia. When she complained about the discrimination and dismissals to McDonald's corporate office, Stanfield said she received no response. "I still don't understand why McDonald's did nothing," Stanfield said.


Flames damage printing business in Darby Boro

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:54

Flames damage printing business in Darby BoroFirefighters battled flames inside a printing business in Darby Boro, Pennsylvania Thursday morning.