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Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 59 min ago

In this image made from video provided by Russian State Television Rossiya, an investigator works at the wreckage of a private jet which collided with a snowplow at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The head of French oil giant Total SA and three French crew members were killed at Vnukovo airport when a corporate jet, the French-made Dassault Falcon 50, collided with a snowplow, Russian investigators said Tuesday. (AP Photo) TV OUTMOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.

Display of gruesome photos opens Arias retrial

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 21 min ago

Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as the opening statements in her penalty phase retrial begins. The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the first jury was deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias saw a series of gruesome photos that showed her ex-boyfriend's dead body crammed into a shower at his house — his throat slit.

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 24 min ago
PARIS (AP) — French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.

Wanted sex offender was hiding in homemade fort

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 37 min ago
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a homemade fort in the Pennsylvania woods.

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 46 min ago

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai tonight on Action NewsTune in to Action News at 6 and 11 as our own Jim Gardner sits down with Liberty Medal and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai.

NYC subway breaks record with more than 6 mln daily rides

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 53 min ago

A man rests his face in his hands while riding a subway in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - More people rode the New York City subway than ever in September, with the number of trips exceeding a record-breaking 6 million on five separate days over the month, transit officials said on Wednesday. There were 6,106,694 trips on the subway on Sept. 23, the highest number since daily figures were first recorded in 1985, and likely the highest since the late 1940s, when the system had more elevated lines and far fewer people owned cars. Four other days in September also exceeded 6 million trips, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency said. ...

Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 56 min ago

A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper patrols the cemetery at St. Paul's United Church of Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Swiftwater, Pa., during the ongoing search for suspected killer Eric Frein. With two possible sightings in four days, Frein, 31, who's charged with opening fire outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks on Sept. 12, killing a trooper and seriously wounding another, appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) — Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks.

Transit agency weighs court bout vs. mobster's kin

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 4 min ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal.

Central Pennsylvania fire kills scores of snakes

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 4 min ago
EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire in a central Pennsylvania home that killed scores of snakes doesn't appear suspicious in origin.

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 12 min ago

FILE -In this May 8, 2008 file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects payments to more than 70 million Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees. That’s more than a fifth of the country. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

Dec. 15 trial set for 2 in Amish girls kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 17 min ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A December trial date has been set for the couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls from a roadside produce stand last summer in northern New York.

Family of slain teacher marks 1 year since death

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 27 min ago
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the last."

U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 38 min ago

File photo of the Takata logo at its factory near MonclovaBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement the number of vehicles from 10 automakers covered by recalls this year and in 2013 is now 7.8 million, up 28 percent from the 6.1 million announced on Tuesday. ...

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 4 min ago

FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, listens during an event sponsored by The Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate, at the Watergate office building in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 10 min ago

police officers respond to large crowds of students as the annual Pumpkin Festival is underwayKEENE, N.H. (AP) — The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend.

Massachusetts fire victims identified as brothers

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 12 min ago

An arson detection dog and investigator from the State Fire Marshal's office search through debris after an apartment fire in Lawrence, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Two children died in the blaze. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building

Passenger Arriving at Newark Evaluated for Possible Ebola

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 13 min ago
A passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Brussels on United flight 998 Tuesday was being evaluated for possible symptoms of Ebola, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ebola gives U.S. 'preppers' another reason to prepare for worst

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 19 min ago

Founder of the HomeSafety Academy D'Eugenio poses with his supplies in Lake ParkBy Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - With the closest known U.S. cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. If, as the former correctional officer fears, the virus spreads to hundreds of people, Griffin is headed to the woods. "I'll do what the English royalty did to survive the bubonic plague," Griffin said, referring to King Charles II's flight to the countryside during the Great Plague of London in 1665-66. "I'm going into the country. ...

Violent crash kills driver, shuts down City Avenue in Wynnefield

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 26 min ago

Violent crash kills driver, shuts down City Avenue in WynnefieldPolice tell Action News the motorist involved in a violent, single-vehicle crash on City Avenue early Wednesday has died.

Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 26 min ago
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.