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Lane closures remain, hours after tractor-trailer crash on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:24

Lane closures remain, hours after tractor-trailer crash on I-95According to PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum, 250 feet of damaged guide rails have to be removed and replaced with temporary concrete barriers.


Seattle to fine residents for not composting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:17
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.

'Frozen' princess promises hot Christmas for struggling toymaker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:09
By Siddharth Cavale (Reuters) - Snow Glow Elsa has a big job ahead of her - even for a princess with magical powers. The doll, one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the holiday season, has the task of reviving Jakks Pacific Inc, which has reported losses for the last two years and declining revenue since 2009. Jakks is licensed to make toys and dresses based on Walt Disney Co's blockbuster animation movie "Frozen", including the Elsa doll. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Toys R Us Inc [TOYS. ...

Los Angeles Register newspaper ends publication

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:04

FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Dorothy Shumrt reads the Los Angeles Register newspaper on the day of it's launch while waiting for a train at Union Station, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication. Freedom co-owners Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz sent a memo to employees Monday night, Sept. 22, 2014, announcing that the LA Register was closing. In announcing the closure, Freedom Communications Inc. also said it had sold the Santa Ana headquarters for its flagship paper, the Orange County Register, for $27 million to local developer Michael Harrah. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication.


Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

Motorists return to U.S. roads, driving more miles, using less gas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:59
By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to government data, but the cause and implications of the roadway revival may be different than in years past. The slow recovery in total miles driven may have more to do with a resurgence in vehicle sales due to zero- or low-interest loans than a long-term return to increased driving. But some experts suggested the data may be misleading, with trends like increased telecommuting and an aging population spending less time behind the wheel. ...

Minuteman 3 test missile launches from California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:52
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California.

World trade body cuts forecasts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:45
BERLIN (AP) — The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in countries including China and the U.S.

Man gets prison in link to killing of Nebraska boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:37
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings, Nebraska man was sentenced to up to five years in prison on a charge related to the shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son by his 9-year-old brother, according to court records.

Tractor-trailer crash blocks multiple lanes on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:35

Lane closures remain, hours after tractor-trailer crash on I-95A tractor trailer carrying trash overturned on I-95 in Bridesburg early Tuesday, blocking multiple lanes on both sides of the highway.


Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:33
NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government.

UN members endorse Indigenous Peoples rights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:30

Tomas Mamani, of La Paz, Bolivia, looks at his camera after taking a photo outside United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples began Monday at the U.N. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Monday approved a resolution strengthening the rights of more than 370 million indigenous peoples worldwide who remain marginalized and impoverished seven years after the adoption of a U.N. declaration aimed at protecting the rights of native peoples.


Detroit official says water plan is working

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:24

Demeeko Williams, left, of the Detroit Water Brigade talks into a megaphone during a rally outside federal courthouse in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. A hearing was held about a lawsuit that seeks to block the Detroit from shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills. Judge Steven Rhodes set aside Detroit’s bankruptcy trial to hear evidence in a controversy that has been boiling all summer. A coalition representing low-income residents is asking him to suspend water shutoffs and restore service to people who have lost it. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Detroit residents with overdue water bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service since August, but hundreds are still being cut off each day, a city official testified Tuesday.


Respiratory illness spreads to more than half of U.S. states: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:18
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - More than half of U.S. states have confirmed cases of a respiratory illness that has sickened children with symptoms ranging from mild colds to more severe breathing difficulties, according to health officials. As of Monday, 175 people in 27 states had been diagnosed since mid-August with illness caused by the somewhat rare enterovirus D68, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. ...

Owner pins report on Ray Rice camp

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:14
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti responded to an ESPN report into the team's handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse case, saying that a significant amount of information in the story was "manufactured" from accounts provided by Rice's inner circle.

Woman bound with duct tape found in car's trunk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:12
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two male suspects after a woman called 911 to say she was tied up in the trunk of a car stopped on a Southern California freeway onramp.

Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:08
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent.

Egg Harbor Township man distributed child porn, AG says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:02

Egg Harbor Township man distributed child porn, AG saysA southern New Jersey man stands accused of distributing and possessing child pornography.


Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:02
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.

Essence founder to visit New Mexico alma mater

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 22:59
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The founder of Essence and Latina magazines is scheduled to attend homecoming events at the University of New Mexico — his alma mater.