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Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:17
SEATTLE (AP) — With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:15

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigationA beating inside Philadelphia's largest prison is prompting an investigation and talk of a lawsuit and the suspect is a prison guard.


Japan trade minister questioned on political funds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:13

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his newly appointed Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi chat prior to a group photo session following the first Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Obuchi was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday, Oct. 16 over her political spending in the latest scandal involving female members in Abe's Cabinet. Three other female ministers have been questioned over campaign giveaways, gaffes or alleged links to racist groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday over possible violations of election laws, in the latest scandal involving female members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet.


Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:13

Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pennsylvania TurnpikeA multi-vehicle crash is slowing traffic on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lower Moreland.


India PM announces overhaul of archaic labor laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:04

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York. Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday, Oct. 16 aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub.


EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:34

French President Francois Hollande, left, and French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine attend the first congress of the National Order of Physicians, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Paris. France will begin screening airline passengers for Ebola on Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The Paris airport authority says that medical teams will take passengers' temperatures before they leave the air bridge to enter the terminal. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are promising to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at the airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points.


Lawsuit: Man woke from colonoscopy wearing pink panties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:30

 Man woke from colonoscopy wearing pink pantiesA Delaware man who says he awoke from a colonoscopy to find he was wearing pink women's underwear is suing a surgical center.


Man sues after waking from colonoscopy in pink panties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:25

 Man woke from colonoscopy wearing pink pantiesA Delaware man who says he awoke from a colonoscopy to find he was wearing pink women's underwear is suing a surgical center.


Deadly crash shuts down Schuylkill Expressway near Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:45

Deadly crash shuts down Schuylkill Expressway near MontgomeryA fatal crash shut down the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway for hours at the start of the morning rush hour.


Shots fired at police in 3 Washington towns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:13
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — An officer who was injured helping arrest a man suspected of shooting up police stations and patrol cars in three towns in Snohomish County, Washington, is recovering.

Kansas man charged in rape of 100-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:56
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita authorities have charged a man in the sexual assault and burglary of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home.

EU energy chief hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:55
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top energy official says he's cautiously optimistic about chances of a deal to secure gas supplies this winter for Ukraine and Europe as he prepares for new talks with Kiev and Moscow.

Falling oil prices shake up global economies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:48

CORRECTS TRILLIONS TO BILLIONS - Gas prices below $3 dollars are displayed at a gas station, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world as oil exporting countries face the prospect of billions of dollars of lost revenue and importing nations get some relief in a time of slower economic growth. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing nations are benefiting from the lowest prices in four years.


PHOTOS: Deadly crash on the Schuylkill Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:44

 Deadly crash on the Schuylkill ExpresswayA deadly rollover crash on I-76 East led to extensive traffic backups at the start of the morning rush hour.


Artisanal ciders give growers a new revenue stream

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:30

In this Oct. 14, 2014 photo, Perry Loyola sorts apples before they are pressed for juice and used for cider at Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook, N.Y. Apple growers are tapping into the hard cider revenue stream after sales of hard cider in the U.S. have tripled over the last three years to $1.3 billion in 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)GRANVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for smashing and fermenting into distinctive artisanal brews.


5 arrests made in drug raid in Somerton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:29

5 arrests made in drug raid in SomertonPolice arrested five people in a drug raid in Philadelphia's Somerton section Wednesday night.


Milwaukee police fire officer who shot man in park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:27

In this undated family photo provided by Dameion Perkins shows Dontre Hamilton. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, that he had fired Officer Christopher Manney who instigated a fight with a mentally ill man that eventually led the officer to shoot the man 14 times, killing him. Manney, 38, was dismissed nearly six months after Hamilton's death. (AP Photo/Family photo courtesy of Dameion Perkins)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has fired an officer who he said instigated a fight with a mentally ill man that eventually led the officer to shoot the man 14 times, killing him.


White House shifts into crisis mode on Ebola response

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:20

CDC Director Frieden listens via videoconference as U.S. President Obama holds a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising public anxiety about the Ebola virus has forced the White House to shift into crisis mode and cancel two days of planned political events as President Barack Obama strives to show he has control over stopping the spread of the deadly disease. Just three weeks ahead of critical midterm elections, Obama is facing increased pressure from Republican critics. They say he has been too slow to protect Americans, drawing parallels to what they have described as foot-dragging on dealing with the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. ...


African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:05

 Ebola could lead to food crisisFinancial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak ...


Stepped up Ebola screening starts at 4 US airports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:59

Graphic explains the non-contact thermometers; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.