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Clemson suspends fraternity activities after death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:05
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One day after a student fatally fell from a bridge after a run with his fraternity brothers, Clemson University suspended activities for all of its fraternities, citing reports of alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct but stopping short of tying the ban to the death.

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:57

FILE - FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg poses for a portrait before a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, in this May 30, 2014 file photo. In a letter released Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.


Hasbro freezes out Mattel with new Disney deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:55
NEW YORK (AP) — The toy wars just got a bit colder thanks to Disney's "Frozen," with Hasbro wrestling the rights for dolls from the hit movie away from its rival Mattel.

One dead after fire at EOG Resources' Wyoming natgas tank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:54
(Reuters) - One of four workers hurt in a storage tank fire on Tuesday at an EOG Resources Inc natural gas production facility in Wyoming has died, the company said on Wednesday. The man who died was one of two contract workers who, with two EOG employees, were cleaning the tank when the fire ignited on Tuesday afternoon, said Houston-based EOG Resources spokeswoman K Leonard. "The tank stores natural gas, and was undergoing cleaning when the explosion occurred," the Lincoln County Homeland Security & Emergency Management said in a statement. ...

Washington police to test body video cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:49
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police will test body-worn video cameras, joining a trend by law enforcement nationwide to record how officers interact with the public, officials in the U.S. capital said on Wednesday. The $1 million, six-month test of cameras by Washington's Metropolitan Police Department follows a similar pilot program in New York announced early this month. ...

Double shooting in front of North Philadelphia school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:48

Double shooting in front of North Philadelphia schoolPolice are investigating a double shooting in front of a school in North Philadelphia.


Former Ohio congressman Traficant critical after farm accident: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:45

Democratic U.S. Rep. James Traficant (D-OH), a former sheriff turned convicted felon, steps out of h..By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former U.S. congressman James Traficant of Ohio, who served seven years in prison for bribery, tax evasion and other crimes, was hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday after a tractor he was riding rolled over on him, police said. The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday and Traficant, 73, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, said Goshen Township Police Chief Steven T. McDaniel. ...


French president says hostage killed in Algeria

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:39
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the killing of a French hostage in Algeria.

NFL sponsors should sever ties over scandals, majority in poll says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:38

A man stands at a window lit by the NFL logo in New YorkBy Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than half of Americans believe that brands should drop their sponsorship deals with the National Football League over its handling of players accused of domestic violence, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Among those surveyed, 30 percent said that the NFL's largest sponsors should sever their ties permanently with the league, while 24 percent said they should end their sponsorship for this season. ...


Drug deal investigation prompts lockout of Gloucester Township schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:31

Drug deal investigation prompts lockout of Gloucester Township schoolsA drug deal investigation in Gloucester Township has led nearby schools to go into lockout.


Suspect in killing of U.S. teaching assistant detained in Chile

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:30
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The suspect charged in the apparent murder of Erica Faith Hagan, a young U.S. psychologist, should remain in custody while the investigation into the death continues, a Chilean appeals court unanimously ruled on Wednesday. Hagan, 22, had been in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on an exchange program after graduating from Georgetown College in Kentucky. She was working as a teaching assistant in English and religious education at the Colegio Bautista school, where her lifeless body was found in her dormitory bathtub on Sept. 6. ...

Worker hurt in Wyoming natural gas tank blast dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:28
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of four men injured in a blast at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank has died, a Salt Lake City hospital official confirmed Wednesday.

Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:27

FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, a member of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff reaches into thick oil on the surface of the northern regions of Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La. A federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases heard arguments Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in New Orleans, about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP wanted its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stick by its agreement with the companies it compensated for business losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.


Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:18

FILE-This CD cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Partners," by Barbra Streisand. Streisand is making history with her new album. Billboard says Streisand’s latest release, “Partners,” debuted on top of the charts, making her the only recording artist to issue No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades. (AP Photo/Columbia Records,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is making history with her new album.


Joan Lunden removes wig and opens up on battle with breast cancer

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

Joan Lunden removes wig and opens up on battle with breast cancerThe former Good Morning America felt empowered to be seen without hair.


7 hotel workers hit by fleeing car in Miami

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:08
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say seven hotel employees were hit by an apparently stolen car fleeing downtown Miami, although none of the injuries appeared life-threatening.

Florida poll shows Scott and Crist neck and neck in nasty campaign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:04

Scott talks with reporters after visiting a campaign office in TampaBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Months of mud-slinging by Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist have made voters distrust both men in a hot race that is too close to call, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Six weeks before election day, the Quinnipiac University Poll found Republican Scott with support of 44 percent of likely voters, while 42 percent said they would vote for Crist, a former Republican running for his old job as a Democrat after he switched parties in 2012. ...


Fire reported inside King of Prussia Mall

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

Fire reported inside King of Prussia MallFirefighters converged on the King of Prussia Mall early Wednesday after the report of a fire.


Booking photo released of driver charged in fatal tour bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:56

Booking photo released of driver charged in fatal tour bus crashDelaware State Police have charged a tour bus driver in connection with a fatal crash on Sunday


After fire at slain teen's memorial, protests erupt in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:47
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Five people were arrested and two police officers injured in renewed violence overnight on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by a fire that destroyed a shrine to a black teenager killed by a police officer last month. Shots were fired and rocks and bottles thrown at officers in clashes between police and more than 100 protesters, which took place late Tuesday into the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning. One area business was looted and vandalized, and a restaurant was set on fire, officials said. ...