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NYC doesn't track sightseeing bus accidents

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:52

FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, woman, her arm bandaged and in a sling, leaves after being treated at the scene of a traffic accident apparently involving two double-decker tour buses in New York's Times Square. Although sightseeing buses are proliferating all over New York City, no single agency is charged with making sure their drivers and equipment are safe. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Companies that run New York City's growing armada of double-decker sightseeing buses, like the ones involved in last week's Times Square crash, have no legal obligation to report accidents to the city agency that licenses them.


24 rescued from stuck Maryland roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:26

This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — It took five hours to rescue 24 people stranded on a roller coaster in Maryland.


Barneys to pay $525K in NY shopper-profiling probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:24
NEW YORK (AP) — The upscale retailer Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship New York City department store.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Vineland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:11

Pedestrian struck and killed in VinelandPolice say the investigation is being complicated by the fact that witnesses have given differing descriptions of the striking vehicle.


Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:02
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police were investigating a drive-by shooting Monday that killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children.

Cars collide, one overturns on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:50

Cars collide, one overturns on Roosevelt BoulevardTwo cars collided along the Roosevelt Boulevard, and the impact left one of the vehicles upside down.


Funeral today after husband charged with wife's murder in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:32

Funeral today after husband charged with wife's murder in Pennypack ParkFuneral services will be held today for 46-year-old Connie Murray, one day after her husband was charged with her murder.


Probe: No sign of criminal intent in Stewart crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:20

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT - This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.


Probe: No sign of criminal intent in Stewart crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:20

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT - This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.


Police: Husband confesses to wife's murder in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:03

Funeral today after husband charged with wife's murder in Pennypack ParkFuneral services will be held today for 46-year-old Connie Murray, one day after her husband was charged with her murder.


What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:18

In this Aug. 7, 2014, photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ebola is a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus," the United States' top disease fighter says. The outbreak in West Africa has been declared an international health emergency, already killing more than 900 people and spreading. That's scary, and it's serious. But it needs context. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."


Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:56

Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidatesANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary.


As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:55

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT- This June 28, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Canada. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.


Two killed, children wounded in New Orleans drive-by shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:51
(Reuters) - Two people were shot dead and three children wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a home in New Orleans on Sunday night, authorities said.

APNewsBreak: LA woman punched by patrolman speaks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:14

Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, Caree Harper during an interview Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Pinnock, a homeless woman was beaten by a CHP officer in July 2014. Sunday was Pinnock's first publicized interview since the incident, that was videotaped. (AP Photo/John Hopper)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.


Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state.

NY governor garners support at Dominican parade

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:33

Traditional dancers entertain the crowd during the Dominican Day Parade in New York, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A tall man dressed all in white marched up a Manhattan avenue, cheered by tens of thousands of people who left no doubt they would re-elect him as their governor.


Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:25
By Rebecca Elliott and Jon Herskovitz WASHINGTON/McALLEN Texas (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children from Central America is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans, who say the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, at least for a while. The results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll highlight the complexity of the child migrant issue for Obama, who has sought to emphasize his compassion while also insisting that his administration plans to send home most of the children, many of whom have fled violence in their homelands. The poll, conducted on July 31-Aug. 5, found that 51 percent of Americans believe the unaccompanied children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for some length of time. Thirteen percent said the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, while 32 percent said the children should be immediately deported.

Hawaii's governor defeated in primaries clouded by storms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:18

Hawaii Governor Abercrombie holds up the pen after signing Senate Bill 1, allowing same sex marriage to be legal in the state, in Honolulu, HawaiiBy Malia Mattock McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Incumbent Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie was soundly defeated in the state's Democratic primary, results showed on Sunday, in an election that came as the state was cleaning up from one powerful storm and preparing for another. The loss by Abercrombie, who had been endorsed by Hawaii-born President Barack Obama, marked the first defeat for an incumbent Democratic governor in Hawaii since it was granted statehood in 1959, potentially rearranging the political landscape before U.S. mid-term elections in November. Final results showed Abercrombie with 30.8 percent of the votes and the winner, state Senator David Ige, with 66.1 percent. Veteran lawmaker Ige, who was outspent by Abercrombie by about a one-to-10 margin, had gained a double-digit lead in polls leading up to the election, with many voters telling pollsters they were voting for Ige because they were fed up with Abercrombie.


Teen suspect in 6-year-old's death due in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:08

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Wright. A 17-year-old was arrested Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in the death and sexual assault of the 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said. The boy was arrested without incident by deputies and FBI agents at his home in the same Bremerton-area mobile home park, Kitsap County sheriff's Detective Earl Smith said at a news conference. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl is due in court Monday.