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The Latest: Crews work to restore city's water system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:25

Robin Powers, of Florence, S.C. and Kip Jones, right, survey the flooding on Roundtree Road along the Lynches River in Effingham, S.C., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

Woman's body discovered in Hamilton Township park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:24

Woman's body discovered in Hamilton Township parkPolice are investigating the discovery of a woman's body inside a park in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.

Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights from U.S. to Europe around the corner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:23

Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, answers questions during a press briefing in OsloBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday. Europe's third-largest budget airline is considering flights to Edinburgh and Bergen, Norway from U.S. airports that have little to no international service today, such as New York's Westchester County Airport and Connecticut's Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, Kjos said. While airlines such as Deutsche Lufthansa AG offer travelers hundreds of destinations via connections in airport hubs, Norwegian is aiming to make nonstop service to small cities that straddle the Atlantic more common, which keeps costs low.

Ex-lieutenant fired over gorilla Facebook post plans appeal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:19
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A white Newark, New Jersey, police lieutenant fired over a Facebook exchange that referred to the city's black mayor as a gorilla is appealing the decision and wants to return to the force.

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:16

FILE - In this May 22, 2013, file photo crews works to contain odors from a slow-burning underground fire smoldering near a cache of nuclear waste at the Bridgeton Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo. Authorities have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could release radioactive fallout in a plume of smoke over a densely populated area of suburban St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roland Klose, File) MANDADORY CREDIT; EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.

New York judge overturns conviction in 1990 murder of tourist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:13
A New York state Supreme Court judge on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who served 25 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of a 22-year-old tourist during a mugging on a New York City subway platform decades ago. Johnny Hincapie was convicted of murder and robbery, accused of being part of a group of men who attacked a family of tourists from Utah to get money to attend a dance in 1990. Brian Watkins, 22, was fatally stabbed while he tried to defend his parents during the robbery.

Friend badly burned after being set on fire in challenge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:13
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old Florida boy is recovering from burns after he asked a friend to ignite his clothes in a social media stunt called "the fire challenge."

Clinton says she'll offer plan for 'Wall Street abuses'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:13

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for a photo with Kandis Bower of Davenport, Iowa, and her 2-year old daughter Jaida following a community forum, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she'll offer a plan in the next week to deal with "Wall Street abuses."

5 charged in Coatesville's first homicide since 2012

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:11

5 charged in Coatesville's first homicide since 2012Five people have been charged in connection with Coatesville's first homicide in almost three years, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Monday.

APNewsBreak: Senate panel probing VW's use of tax credits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee opened a probe Tuesday into Volkswagen's use of a federal tax credit intended for fuel-efficient cars as the company's emissions-rigging scandal widened.

ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can't pay court fines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:08
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines — a practice that makes the poor poorer and amounts to a "modern-day debtors' prison," the organization said.

Man gets 3 years for importing fake parts for nuclear subs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:05
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to three years in prison for importing counterfeit electronic components from China and Hong Kong for use by American customers, including builders of the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarines.

Alabama station looks to press charges against commissioner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:01
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The vice president of a southeast Alabama TV station says he'll press charges against a city commissioner accused of hitting a reporter in the face.

Bail set for ex-dealer, co-defendant in casino cheating case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:59

FILE -- In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo, the sun shines on the fountains of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Two former craps dealers at the Bellagio and two of their friends have been accused of siphoning more than $1 million off gambling tables over nearly two years by quietly paying phantom bets. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-casino dealer and a co-defendant each pleaded not guilty Tuesday to scamming a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than $1 million with phantom craps bets over a two-year span.

Trial begins in death of man found in Georgia jail cell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:56
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A trial is underway for three Georgia jail employees charged in the death of a young inmate who died after being hit with a stun gun while restrained.

Minnesota man accused of chasing deer with boat until it drowned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:56
A Minnesota man accused of chasing a deer swimming in a lake with his boat until it drowned was charged on Tuesday with animal cruelty and using a motor vehicle to chase wild animals in a hunt, authorities said. Steven William Timm, 55, of Moorhead, was accused of chasing a large male deer in Tulaby Lake in northwestern Minnesota over the Labor Day holiday weekend in early September. Timm told a state conservation officer he saw something swimming while he was fishing and went to investigate and said he was trying to steer the deer back to shore, according to a complaint filed by the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office.

United Airlines says flight diverted because of ill crew member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:53
A United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco was rerouted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday when a crew member became ill, the airline said. United said in a statement that the crew member was unable to continue on the flight and received assistance. CNN reported that the crew member was the co-pilot, who was able to walk off the plane.

Patrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:49

FILE - In a Monday, March 30, 2015 file photo, former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy speaks at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston. A new memoir by Kennedy takes a hard look at his life, and how he and family members including his father struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues as America’s most famous political family. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including that of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Worker injured in fall in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:47

Worker injured in fall in West KensingtonPhiladelphia police and rescue crews responded to the scene of where a worker was injured in a fall in the city's West Kensington section Tuesday evening.

Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 05:41
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors are invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in the state as they make arguments in a case brought by the stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives."