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Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:53

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, smoke rises from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said Tuesday that the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signs firearm restriction, allowing family to request gun removal .

Judge urged to accept guilty plea in U.S. embassy bombing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:47

Egyptian Adel Abdul Bary wipes away tears while facing U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in a Manhattan court in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors urged a judge to accept a plea deal for an Egyptian man charged in connection with the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, pressing for no more than 25 years in prison despite the judge's concern that it might be too lenient. In court papers filed late on Monday in New York federal court, the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Adel Abdul Bary was less involved in the bombings than other members of the conspiracy. ...


Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

Georgia woman gets 30-year prison term in daughter's malnutrition death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:38
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the malnutrition death of her 16-year-old daughter. Ebony Berry, 37, did not withhold food from her daughter, Markea, but failed to seek proper medical care for the teenager, who weighed 43 pounds (19.5 kg) when she died in 2012, prosecutors said. "Had (Ebony Berry) gotten the victim the help she needed, there's a chance Markea would be here today," Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Gardner said in a statement. ...

Myanmar says sectarian violence challenges reforms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:37

Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Myanmar, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up "an unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in Myanmar's transition to democracy, the nation's foreign minister said Tuesday, but denied the unrest has been fueled by racism.


Student shot after argument at North Carolina high school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:34
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - An argument between two male students outside a North Carolina high school early on Tuesday ended with one of them shooting the other, police said. The shooter, who was not identified by officials because he is a juvenile, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, said William Halliburton, the police chief in Albemarle, about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte. Police received a call about shots fired at Albemarle High School at 7:40 a.m. EDT and arrived to find a 16-year-old student shot in the hip and abdomen, Halliburton said. ...

1 student shot, 2nd in custody at NC high school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:28
ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive, authorities said.

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:25

These handout images provided by NOAA shows a comparison of two weather forecast models for the New Jersey area. At left shows the forecast that doesn't distinguish local hazardous weather. At right shows the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model that clearly depicts where local thunderstorms, yellow and red coloring are likely. The National Weather Service can now give better, faster and more pinpointed severe weather forecasts because of new computer simulations. The weather service on Tuesday started using a new high resolution computer model that officials say will dramatically improve forecasts of storms up to 15 hours ahead of time. They say the more rapidly updating simulations will save lives with better warning for tornadoes, thunderstorms and blizzards. (AP Photo/NOAA)WASHINGTON (AP) — The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you.


Request for Alaska National Guard records denied

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:25
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell's office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard.

Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:23
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday.

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:20

This 2013 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a department environmental scientist holding a dead juvenile Coho salmon found in Little Larabee Creek in Humboldt County, Calif. Federal biologists have identified the free-wheeling marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon as a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction. The final recovery plan for threatened coho salmon in the region was published Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in the Federal Register. It calls for getting a better handle on how much water pot growers illegally withdraw from creeks where young fish struggle to survive, and minimizing it. (AP Photo/California Department of Fish and Wildlife)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.


Key witness is calm in Detroit officer's trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:13
DETROIT (AP) — A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch.

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:06

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, a man sits among the debris of a destroyed school in the village of Budyali, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors released Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)NEW YORK (AP) — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.


Deceased man's family files claim against Moore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:45
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man who died in February after a struggle with police outside a Moore movie theater has filed a claim against the Oklahoma city.

California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:36

California Governor Jerry Brown gestures during a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityBy Aaron Mendelson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers. The law would ban grocery stores from handing out such bags with customers' purchases, and provide money to local plastic bag companies to retool to make heavier, multiple-use bags that customers could buy. ...


NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:28
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

Louisville police: 1 child injured, high school evacuated after report of weapons on campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:20
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police: 1 child injured, high school evacuated after report of weapons on campus.

Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:06

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City notifying the public about its closure(Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The auction started on Wednesday with Straub's all-cash bid, but was adjourned until Tuesday for the Jewish Rosh Hashanah holiday. Brookfield, which owns the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, declined to comment on the report. If Straub loses the auction, he will collect a $3 million breakup fee for serving as the lead bidder, the newspaper said. ...


Secret Service information should be made public soon: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Information about a recent security breach at the White House should be made public as soon as possible, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said it is the Secret Service's responsibility to investigate security for the White House and the president. He said President Barack Obama is confident the Secret Service will implement necessary reforms. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was questioned by a congressional committee on Tuesday about how a man managed to jump the White House fence and enter the building earlier this month. ...