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Takata CEO says internal probe into failing airbags not progressing well

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:53

Takata Corp Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada prepares to leave a news conference in TokyoThe head of Japan's Takata Corp said an internal probe into its potentially deadly air bag inflators was not progressing well, but vowed to stay at the helm until trust in the safety of its products was restored. Facing the media for the first time since the company's recall crisis erupted over a year ago, Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada apologized for the defective inflators, which have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries. The lack of progress in finding out why some of its inflators can deploy with too much force and spray metal shards is set to turn up the pressure on Takata as carmakers continue to expand a recall that is already the biggest in automotive history.


10-year-old boy dies after falling overboard on NJ lake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:29
HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is dead after he fell overboard and was struck by a pontoon boat his father rented for a family outing in northern New Jersey.

Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:21

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Sean Hunter tests gas welds on aluminum while working on a 1935 Rolls Royce at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. When Penn College of Technology revved up its vintage vehicle restoration major in 2012, it became one of just a handful of degree programs around the country teaching teens and 20-somethings how to help refurbish and maintain North America’s fleet of more than 10 million classic cars. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique automobiles, the exquisitely restored town cars, coupes and convertibles don't just sit pretty. They're expected to run.


Prison Guard Allegedly Swapped Paint, Tools for Escapee's Art

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:09
Gene Palmer was arrested in the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

Toddler struck by car in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:07

Toddler struck by car in West PhiladelphiaA toddler was hospitalized after being struck by a car in West Philadelphia.


Fire damages Bucks County apartment complex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:05

Fire damages Bucks County apartment complexAn overnight fire damaged a rental office and laundry facilities at a Bensalem, Pa. apartment complex.


NWS: No tornado, but winds leave widespread damage in Gloucester County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:58

 No tornado, but winds leave widespread damage in Gloucester CountyThe National Weather Service says it wasn't a tornado, but 85 mph straight-line winds that hit Gloucester County, New Jersey during severe storms on Tuesday, leaving massive damage behind.


Power outages dip below 200,000 for first time since storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:57

Power outages dip below 200,000 for first time since stormsThe total number of power outages dipped below the 200,000 mark Thursday morning for the first time since a line of severe storms tore through the region Tuesday afternoon.


Less than 200,000 still without power after storms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:41

Power outages dip below 200,000 for first time since stormsThousands are still without power following a line of severe storms that tore through the region on Tuesday afternoon.


California police destroy thousands of marijuana plants in bust: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:32
Authorities in three remote northern California counties joined forces in a raid on marijuana farms, destroying some 15,300 plants, the Eureka Times-Standard said on Wednesday. The region, some 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco, is known to be popular with marijuana growers. California is among twenty-three U.S. states that allow cannabis for medical but not for recreational use.

PPL Park to shelter Delaware Co. storm victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:40

PPL Park to shelter victims from Tuesday's stormsThe Philadelphia Union is opening PPL Park in Chester today as a shelter for residents impacted by Tuesday's destructive storms.


Assistance for Delaware County storm victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:09

PPL Park to shelter victims from Tuesday's stormsFind out information on shelters available to residents


Prosecutors probe deadly California balcony collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:50

The floor section of a damaged balcony is laid on a flatbed truck in Berkeley, CaliforniaProsecutors have launched an investigation into the deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, California last week that killed five Irish students and an American friend, a district attorney official said on Wednesday. Berkeley city officials announced on Tuesday that criminal charges were not expected, but Alameda County deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick told Reuters in an email late on Wednesday that prosecutors continued to investigate. "In light of Berkeley's statement Tuesday afternoon that it had concluded its investigation, this office will be the lead agency," Drenick said.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:05
"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've done — irreparable damage." — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moments before a judge sentenced him to death.

Fire at North Carolina church ruled as arson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:45
The fire, at the Briar Creek Baptist Church, was estimated to have caused more than $250,000 worth of damage, the Charlotte Fire Department said in a statement. "We completed our work on the scene and determined this was intentionally set," Charlotte Fire Department Senior Fire Investigator David Williams said. The fire came a week after a white gunman entered an historic African-American church in neighboring South Carolina and killed nine people during a Bible study session.

Kim Kardashian to speak to prestigious Commonwealth Club

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:01

US television personality Kim Kardashian gestures, during a photocall at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)Kim Kardashian is joining a prestigious list that includes Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.


Ex-California fire chief convicted of stabbing girlfriend to death: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:55

Orville Fleming, 55, of Sacramento, California, is pictured in this handout photoA former California fire chief, who evaded capture for two weeks after his live-in girlfriend was found stabbed to death at their home, was convicted of murder on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Orville "Moe" Fleming was convicted of second-degree murder after three days of deliberation by a jury, the Times reported citing Sacramento County District Attorney spokeswoman Shelly Orio. Before his arrest, investigators had been searching desperately for Fleming, who was missing for days after police discovered the body of 26-year-old Sarah Douglas in their Sacramento home last May.


Hospital homecoming for Australian born prematurely in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:38

James O'Leary, right, and his father Brett, left, are hugged by members of Bellevue hospital neonatal team that helped care for him at a party in his honor, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in New York. James O'Leary was born by surprise, a world away from his home in Australia. His mother was six months pregnant when she went into labor on a vacation in New York. Nearly six years later, he and his father visited Bellevue hospital Wednesday to thank the doctors, nurses and others who cared for him. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — James O'Leary weighed barely over a pound when he was born by surprise in New York, a world away from his home in Australia.


Marathon bomber 'sorry' for attack after 2-year silence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:37

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence on the death and devastation he caused two years ago with words that were not a political tirade or a justification.


Fire begins near California interstate, threatens homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:28

A truck drives past a heavy plume of smoke from a wildfire next to the Interstate 5 freeway in Santa Clarita, Calif., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of firefighters are trying to protect homes from the wildfire ripping through brushy canyonlands north of Los Angeles. The fire began in the Newhall area of Santa Clarita on the shoulder of Interstate 5. (Christopher Brown via AP)Wildfires are sweeping through several dry Western states, including a massive blaze that briefly shut down part of the main interstate between Southern and Northern California. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them: