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Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:10
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ohio health officials are advising Ohio patients of a clinic in West Virginia to be tested for some infectious diseases.

New York environment regulators seek summer shutdown at Indian Point

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:08

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York(Reuters) - New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest. The DEC said in an email that the proposal, which will be discussed in a public meeting on Tuesday, is similar to what Consolidated Edison Inc did when it owned the reactors and is consistent with the practice of other facilities on the Hudson. "This would not curtail operations this summer," the DEC said, noting it would give Entergy and other organizations responsible for the reliability of the state's power grid enough time to ensure that the outage plan does not disrupt power supplies. The DEC proposal is the latest salvo in a lengthy battle between Entergy Corp, which owns Indian Point and wants to keep the plant operating for another 20 years, and state environmental regulators, who are seeking to protect fish and other aquatic life.


Jekyll Island OKs sharpshooters for thinning deer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:06
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The governing board for Georgia's Jekyll Island has approved using government sharpshooters to thin the deer population on the island state park.

Hospital to pay $190M after doctor taped pelvic exams

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:03

Hospital to pay $190M after doctor taped pelvic examsJohns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women.


Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:45

U.S. President Obama speaks about Ukraine at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, a move that was welcomed by gay rights activists. For a long time the White House has resisted issuing such an executive order, preferring instead to push for legislation in Congress that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in workplaces nationwide.


Detroit due to report results from pension vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:45

FILE - In a May 30, 2014 file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr speaks with reporters after addressing the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. In the little more than a year since Orr made Detroit the largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy protection, it has experienced a wide range of improvements that will factor into Judge Steven Rhodes' decisions during next month's bankruptcy trial. A major piece of the bankruptcy puzzle could fall into place Monday, July 21, 2014, with the expected release of the results of a vote by creditors, including more than 30,000 retired and current city workers, on whether to accept millions of dollars in cuts. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit promised to report the results of voting on pension cuts Monday but declined to disclose the numbers during a morning bankruptcy hearing.


Anchorage mulls fence regulations to protect moose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After five moose were gored to death trying to jump over some decorative fences, officials in Alaska's largest city are considering regulations to make the gothic-style fences safer.

High chance of cyclone near Lesser Antilles: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:42
(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Lesser Antilles now has a high, or 70 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday. "Only a small increase in organization of shower activity would result in the formation of a tropical depression as the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 miles per hour during the next day or two," the Miami-based weather forecasters said. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore; Editing by Chris Reese)

Pa. man recovering from boat propeller injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:36

Pa. man recovering from boat propeller injuriesA central Pennsylvania man who was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter after he was injured by a boat's propeller is said to be in good condition.


Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of impeding investigation into 2013 attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:30
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of impeding investigation into 2013 attack.

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:13

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the offshore predators -- or purchase their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Unlike in "Jaws," in which one of the animals terrorizes a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are stirring more curiosity than fear — and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.


Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:05

Protesters march over the controversial water shut-offs Friday, July 18, 2014, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy.


Florida police probe death of 4-year-old run over by car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:05
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida boy found in the middle of a street in Tampa died after being run over by a car, and authorities are investigating whether the child was pushed or fell from the vehicle, city police said on Monday. Four-year-old Marterrance Albury rolled out of the back passenger door of a green sports utility vehicle on Sunday evening, a witness told authorities in an emergency call. After landing on his head, the child was run over by the vehicle's back wheels, said Laura McElroy, a Tampa Police spokeswoman.

Montco Sheriff using social media to catch 'deadbeats'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:01

Montco Sheriff using social media to catch 'deadbeats'The Montgomery County Sheriff's office unveiled its new strategy to use social media to capture deadbeat parents.


Gunfire erupts during charity event in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:50

Gunfire erupts during charity event in WilmingtonAuthorities are looking for several suspects who opened fire at a charity event at a park in Wilmington, Delaware.


Dutch: Plane crash site needs full forensic sweep

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:44

 Plane crash site needs full forensic sweepDutch experts called Monday for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down and told armed separatists guarding rail cars full of victims' bodies the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible.


Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire in Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:42

Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire in GazaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East after the civilian death toll in the conflict sharply escalated over the weekend.


Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:36

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014, photo provided by Stone Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch, center, toasts the crowd after announcing the Escondido, Calif., brewery's plan to build a brewery and bistro in Berlin. Stone Brewing Co. is spending about $25 million to renovate a historic gas works building into a brewery, packaging and distribution center, restaurant and garden set to open late next year. Stone Brewing Co., one of the top 10 biggest craft breweries in the U.S., will make beer for its bistro and distribution throughout Germany and Europe. (AP Photo/Stone Brewing Co., Frederik Ferschke)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.


Man in custody after barricade incident in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:36

Man in custody after barricade incident in FishtownA man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside a vehicle on Monday morning in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.


Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:33
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal.