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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 software update for iPhones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:21

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 software update for iPhonesApple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints that the update interferes with users' ability to make phone calls.


Quarterman, regulator for U.S. oil trains, to step down: sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:18
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cynthia Quarterman, the federal regulator who oversaw expansion of the U.S. oil train sector and the fallout from several fiery derailments, will step down, two sources familiar with her intentions said on Wednesday. As administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) since November 2009, Quarterman has been a leading safety official as oil train deliveries from North Dakota neared 750,000 barrels a day and spectacular derailments in the United States and Canada raised concerns about such shipments. ...

Ohio grand jury decides not to charge officers in Walmart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:13
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - An Ohio grand jury on Wednesday decided not to press charges against two police officers who fatally shot a man while he held a pellet gun at a Dayton-area Walmart in August, prosecutors said. A special Green County grand jury voted not to indict two Beavercreek officers who shot and killed John Crawford III, 22, on Aug. 5 as he held a BB gun inside a local Walmart store, special prosecutor Mark Piepmeier told a news conference. "Based on the information the responding officers had and Mr. ...

Police believe they spotted ambush suspect Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:08

Police believe they spotted ambush suspect Eric FreinOfficers believe they spotted the suspect accused in the fatal ambush of a trooper, but it was from a distance and he eluded them, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.


Report: Admission of uninsured at hospitals dips

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says the number of uninsured patients admitted into hospitals has dropped markedly this year, reducing charity care and bad debt cases particularly in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the new federal health care law.

1 injured in explosion at Nevada plastics plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 04:03
MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one employee is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada.

Huge California mudslide may have been triggered by drought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:59

Handout photo of mud covering Pilgrim Peak Road near Mount Shasta(Reuters) - (Story corrects first two paragraphs to say "National Forest" instead of "National Park") California's three-year drought might have triggered Mount Shasta's worst mudslide in two decades which damaged hiking trails and forced two roads to close over the weekend, a National Forest spokeswoman said on Monday. Mud and debris began flowing down Mud Creek Canyon on the southeast side of Mt. Shasta, a 14,000-foot volcano about 50 miles south of the Oregon border, on Saturday afternoon and continued through the night, Shasta-Trinity National Forest spokeswoman Andrea Capps said. ...


White House tells universities to police work on dangerous pathogens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:40
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday charged U.S. universities with policing their research on dangerous pathogens that could be used both for legitimate purposes and for biowarfare or bioterrorism. The long-awaited guidelines, issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, lay out a framework for university safety review boards to identify research that falls into this category, known as "dual use research of concern." Such research must be reported to the federal government, the policy states. ...

Wiz Khalifa's wife files to end marriage to rapper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:39

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Wiz Khalifa, left, and Amber Rose arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The model cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the couple's breakup after a year of marriage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Amber Rose is ending her yearlong marriage to rapper Wiz Khalifa.


Apple pulls software update for iPhones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:38
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has stopped providing an update to its new iOS 8 mobile operating software, following complaints that the update interferes with users' ability to make phone calls.

Judge OKs Minnesota teen move in school bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:38
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota teen accused of plotting to kill his family and classmates will be transferred to a new facility.

U.S. immigration agents arrest 19 for human rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:36

Agent Manny Villalobos suits up for his night patrol along the international border between Mexico and the United States near San DiegoBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents have arrested 19 fugitives sought for human rights violations committed in other countries, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Wednesday. Arrested last week during Operation No Safe Haven, the first nationwide crackdown of its kind, the 19 have outstanding removal orders and are subject to being deported, the agency said in a statement. Eight of the 19 are also convicted criminals. Those arrested and their home countries were not identified. ...


California town approves coyote trapping after spike in pet attacks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:32
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials in a Southern California suburb beset by a surge in coyote attacks on pets, including a small dog snatched from its owner's living room, have approved a plan to trap and kill some of the wild canines roaming the town. The City Council of Seal Beach, a seaside community of about 25,000 residents south of Los Angeles, took the action this week following an uproar over a rise in coyotes venturing into neighborhoods to prey on dogs and cats. ...

Two victims identified in shooting at UPS facility in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:27

Police vehicles are seen outside a UPS service center following a deadly shooting in Birmingham, AlabamaBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the victims killed a day earlier in a murder-suicide at a UPS facility in Alabama, where police said an employee who had been fired shot dead two supervisors before turning the gun on himself. The victims in the Tuesday shooting in Birmingham were Doug Hutcheson, 33, and Brian Callans, 46, the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office said. ...


DC police to start wearing body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 160 District of Columbia police officers will wear cameras that record them performing their duties as part of a six-month pilot program.

NYC officer accused of slamming pregnant woman to pavement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:13
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's police department said on Wednesday it launched an internal investigation into a complaint that an officer slammed a pregnant woman to the ground during an altercation on a Brooklyn street. An NYPD spokesperson said investigators were examining a video of the incident, the latest in a series of clips that have heightened concerns about the use of force by New York police. ...

Egypt's president says terrorism is a plague

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Islamic extremists must not be allowed to abuse Islam and called for intensifying efforts to fight them.

Hollande: group that killed French man is a threat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:09

President Francois Hollande, of France, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday the terrorists who beheaded a French citizen in Algeria represent a global threat that must be stopped.


Clemson University halts fraternity activities after student death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:01

Reaction to Clemson student’s death plays out on social mediaClemson University has suspended activities for its 24 fraternities following the death of a student and recent reports of inappropriate behavior, school officials said. The body of Tucker Hipps, 19, was found on Monday after he did not return from a run with fraternity members. His death has sparked rampant speculation by students on social media that hazing was involved, but police said a preliminary investigation did not indicate that hazing had played a role. ...


New Jersey weighs crumbling roads, bridges vs gas tax hike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:58
By Hilary Russ Montclair N.J. (Reuters) - The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. More than half of its 82 miles of roadways are in poor or fair condition. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday. "We learn to live with pot-holes, he said. "The economics are untenable." So are the politics, with elected officials reluctant to raise the state's gasoline tax, among the nation's lowest, to pay for repairs. ...