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Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:40
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said.

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:39

In a photo provided by Citizens Foundation, Haris Suleman, center right, in blue shirt, and his father, Babar Suleman, center left, stand with the plane in early July 2014 in Pakistan that they were flying on an around-the-world trip. Haris Suleman, 17, who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight, was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday, July 23, 2014, for his father, who was also on board. Family spokeswoman Annie Hayat said the plane flown by Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night. Hayat said the body of Haris Suleman had been recovered, but crews were still looking for Babar Suleman. The father and son were using the trip to raise money for the Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Citizens Foundation)PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.


1 dead, 2 injured on campus of hospital in Delaware County; 1 in custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:37

1 dead, 2 injured on campus of hospital in Delaware County; 1 in custodyA hospital worker is dead while a doctor and the gunman are injured after a shooting inside a building on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on Thursday afternoon.


Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:31
(Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, had told him why it had been necessary to remove his penis. "My client is devastated," said Banks' attorney John Graves. "We intend to defend all counts aggressively," Kate DeWitt Darden, spokeswoman for Baptist Health System, said in a statement.

Website lets donors pay Detroit residents' overdue water bills

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:30

People hold a banner against the mass water shut-offs to Detroit citizens behind in their payments, during a protest in downtown DetroitBy Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Widespread water shutoffs in Detroit have led to the creation of a website that allows donors to anonymously pay the overdue bills of residents in the bankrupt city, a site organizer said on Thursday. Recent efforts by the cash-strapped municipal water authority to collect tens of millions of dollars in overdue bills has attracted international attention and critics say the disconnections are inhumane and unfair to the poor. The donor site, DetroitWaterProject.org, was born from a Twitter conversation between programmer Tiffani Bell of Fayetteville, North Carolina and designer Kristy Tillman of Boston who were concerned about the water issue, Bell said in an email. Customers with delinquent bills share their account information with the site, where they are matched with donors.


Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:26

This July 21, 2014, photo released by Leon Boardway shows a musk ox at Little Creek in Nome, Alaska. A growing influx of musk oxen in the western Alaska town of Nome has prompted wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals. (AP Photo/Leon Boardway)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A growing influx of musk oxen in the old gold rush town of Nome has prompted Alaska wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals, which have trampled dogs and created traffic hazards.


Maryland seeks to lure anglers to join 'Frankenfish' battle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:19
ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - Maryland officials are hoping that the prospect of landing a record fish will enlist anglers in the battle against the northern snakehead, a voracious newcomer dubbed "Frankenfish." The invasive snakehead, which can breathe air and travel short distances over land, has spread throughout much of the Potomac River basin in Virginia and Maryland in the last decade, snapping up anything in front of it. The new program to be formally announced next week sets official records for snakeheads caught in Maryland waters. The first state record was a 16.78-pound (7. ...

Official: Air Algerie plane wreckage found in Mali

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:15

 Air Algeri plane wreckage found in MaliA Burkina Faso official says the wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found in Mali.


Official: Air Algeri plane wreckage found in Mali

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:11

 Air Algeri plane wreckage found in MaliA Burkina Faso official says the wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found in Mali.


Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:10
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.

Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:04

FILE - This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with the July 2012 Aurora shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70. Sunday, July 20, 2014 marks 2 years since theater massacre. Holmes' trial is scheduled to start Dec. 8, 2014 after three postponements. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday.


Canada board welcomes U.S. oil-by-rail ideas, says danger remains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:01
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada welcomed on Thursday proposed U.S. regulations for oil-by-rail tankers but cautioned of persistent danger until tank cars built before 2011 stop carrying oil and other flammable liquids. It marked as "satisfactory in part" the U.S. response to its recommendation that all DOT-111 cars carrying oil and other flammable liquids meet enhanced protection standards.

Arkansas base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:59
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual.

Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:57

Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, arrives at U.S. District Court wearing dog tags around her neck, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. There was no verdict Wednesday as jurors try to decide whether Kyle, a decorated military sniper, libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict.


UN: 9 aid trucks enter Syria without government OK

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine trucks carrying food and other supplies crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint Thursday — the first to do so under a U.N. resolution authorizing cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government approval.

Local grad was in Israel amid violence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:50

Local grad was in Israel amid violenceJust as the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas renewed, a high school graduate from our area was embarking on a trip of a lifetime to the region.


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:49
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:35

Hospital workers leave the scene of a shooting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at the hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody. (AP Photo)DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban hospital campus returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said.


Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:32

This undated image released by the Techel family via the Iowa attorney general's office shows Lisa Techel. A defense for Seth Techel, charged with killing his pregnant wife Lisa Techel, asked jurors Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during his closing arguments to consider Techel's sobbing 911 calls he made as proof that he's not guilty. Prosecutors claim the Iowa man killed her so that he could be with another woman whom he had zealously pursued for months. Techel, 23, is on trial for a third time after two previous trials ended with hung juries. (AP Photo/Techel family via Iowa attorney general's office)DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter who hoped for a career in law enforcement was convicted Thursday of killing his pregnant wife, as jurors in his third trial rejected his claims that an unknown intruder shot her.


Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:32

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is demanding "economic patriotism" from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid U.S. taxes. Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing to severely limit such deals, a move resisted by Republicans who argue the entire corporate tax code needs an overhaul. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.