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NTSB: Gov't aircraft regulations apply to drones

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:01

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, a drone flies over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.


Toxic plume spreading at defense plant, tests show

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:56
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A plume of toxic groundwater from a former suburban New York defense plant is getting renewed scrutiny.

Vehicle drives off Kelly Drive, plunges into Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:55

Vehicle plunges into Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkEmergency crews are on the scene of where a vehicle plunged into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:54

Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcyThe Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City has filed for bankruptcy protection.


Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:54

Renault Winery in NJ files for bankruptcyThe Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City has filed for bankruptcy protection.


Timeline: Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:50
(Reuters) - A St. Louis County grand jury is expected to decide by the end of November whether to indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. A timeline on the shooting and investigation follows. Aug. 9 - While driving a police SUV, Wilson encounters Brown and a friend of Brown's walking down the street about midday. Accounts differ but witnesses agree there was a confrontation and Wilson fired multiple shots at Brown, killing him. Autopsies found that Brown had been shot at least six times. ...

Oklahoma court: American entitled to tax refunds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:50
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says American Airlines is entitled to sales tax refunds that could total more than $1 million.

Man sought for allegedly using fake $100 bills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:46

Man sought for allegedly using fake $100 billsWest Conshohocken Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say is wanted for passing counterfeit bills.


Decision expected on 2nd Philadelphia casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:32

Decision expected on 2nd Philadelphia casinoThe city of Philadelphia will soon learn whether it's getting a second casino.


U.S. hits Georgia-based debt collector with fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:29
By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities announced fraud charges against a Georgia-based debt collection company and seven of its employees on Tuesday, saying they used threats of jail and other hardball tactics to convince more than 6,000 people to cough up money the company said they owed. According to a criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, the company, Williams Scott & Associates, known as WSA, collected more than $4 million by claiming in phone calls to victims that it had been hired by the U.S. ...

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:23

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identifiedOfficials have identified the four people, including three American citizens, killed in an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.


Charles Manson granted license to wed devoted fan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:20

Charles Manson granted license to wed devoted fanMass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.


National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:20

National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrestAs a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


Maine's Sen. King to vote against Keystone pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Angus King of Maine, who was seen as a swing vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, on Tuesday said he will vote "no" on the legislation for the controversial project. In a statement, the independent senator said: "Congress is not – nor should it be – in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project." He also said he is frustrated that U.S. President Barack Obama has not made a decision on the future of the pipeline and urged him to decide soon. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner and Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:54

In this September 2014 photo released Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, by the Cleveland Clinic, doctors work during transplant surgery to replace nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident. It was the second face transplant performed at the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. The recipient wished to remain anonymous. (AP Photo/Cleveland Clinic, Janine Sot)Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday.


U.S. patent office tightens rules for examiners working from home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:49
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has tightened supervision of patent examiners who work full-time from home, an official said on Tuesday, but critics in Congress questioned whether the office was not going far enough to curb abuse. The estimated 5,000 patent examiners who work from home full time must now be available electronically when they are on duty, among other changes, Margaret Focarino, commissioner for patents at the USPTO, said in testimony prepared for a hearing. U.S. ...

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:21

3 Americans, 1 Briton killed in Jerusalem attack identifiedOfficials have identified the four people, including three American citizens, killed in an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.


Seth Robbins named AP's San Antonio correspondent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:19
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Seth Robbins, who has reported in Central America, Europe and the United States, has been named San Antonio correspondent for The Associated Press, covering central and south Texas.

Consumer office opposes Duke's $1.9B Indiana plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:09
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's utility customer advocate has recommended that regulators reject Duke Energy's proposal for a $1.9 billion electric grid upgrade in the state.

Man guilty for shooting friend he called a moocher

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:08
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his longtime friend because the suspect was angry that the victim took food from the suspect's mother.