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Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:46
CANANEA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.

Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:45
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.

California authorities capture 5th jail escapee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:43

This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.

Workers voting on proposed Lear Corp. contract

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:22
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats were voting Sunday on a tentative agreement that would end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning what they likened to the wages of fast-food employees.

Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:50
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

1 dead, dozens injured when bus overturns in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:38

1 dead, dozens injured when tour bus overturns in New Castle CountyOne person is dead and dozens of injuries have been reported after a bus overturned in New Castle County, Delaware.

NYPD: 1 officer killed, 8 hurt in van crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:24
NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old rookie police officer was killed early Sunday and eight other officers were injured when their van crashed into a concrete barrier in the Bronx, police said.

Bus overturns in New Castle County, dozens of injuries reported

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:01

1 dead, dozens injured when tour bus overturns in New Castle CountyPolice and rescue crews are on the scene of an overturned bus in New Castle County, Delaware with dozens of injuries reported.

More drought forecast next year across West

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:49
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

Arrest warrant issued for man seen with missing Virginia student: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:57
(Reuters) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said on Sunday. The man, Jesse Leroy Matthew, presented himself at the police station on Saturday after officials said they were looking for him. After departing the station house following a brief discussion with police, he led law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase. ...

Ex-school custodian in NJ sentenced for hidden cameras

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:44

Ex-school custodian in NJ sentenced for hidden camerasA former custodian who videotaped students and teachers with hidden cameras in a southern New Jersey high school won't have to serve a prison sentence.

New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:43

Protesters walk though Times Square as they take part in the "People's Climate March" down 6th Ave. in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg and Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, easily exceeding organizers' hopes for the largest protest on the issue in history. Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. ...

Clementi family become advocates after suicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:36

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 file photograph, Jane Clementi, right, answers a question as she sits with husband, Joseph Clementi in their home in Ridgewood, N.J. Tyler Clementi’s decision to jump off the George Washington Bridge after learning that his college roommate was spying on his relationship with another man sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people and brought the spotlight associated with it to his family’s front door. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Clementi's family could have stayed silent after he killed himself.

Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

9 days in, no contact with Pa. trooper ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:11

 Rifle carried by Pa. trooper ambush suspect foundNine days into the search for the man who police say shot and killed a Pa. State Trooper and wounded another, authorities say they have had no contact with the suspect.

Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:58

US Marshall's lead Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Yemen, out of Federal Court following a hearing Monday, June 1, 2014 in Rochester. The Rochester man was indicted Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 on charges that he tried to provide material support to the Islamic State by helping three men who said they would travel to Syria to “engage in violent jihad” alongside the group’s militants, according to the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Shawn Dowd)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."

U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:47

Feinstein talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL players harming their partners or children have embarrassed the league, prompting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize on Friday and promise reforms. That has not silenced the criticism. ...

Thousands fill NYC streets for climate march

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:45

Thousands fill NYC streets for climate marchDemonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change.

'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:30

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Dylan O'Brien appears in a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones."

Police: 4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:28

 4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrainedFour children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday.