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Casket competitors settle lawsuit for $17M, fees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:46
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A casket manufacturer has agreed to pay a Pittsburgh-based competitor $17 million to settle claims it stole customers and employees and interfered with business operations.

Transit official: 'Stupidity' caused drill issue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:42
NEW YORK (AP) — A transit official says the "stupidity" of contracted workers led to a giant drill bit piercing the ceiling of a New York City subway tunnel in October.

Bill Cosby hunkers down as scandal rages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:40

 Bill Cosby won't address allegationsAfter Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.


Lawyer: Bill Cosby won't address allegations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:40

 Bill Cosby won't address allegationsBill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first reaction from the comedian to an increasing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in the past.


Small plane crashes into Chicago home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:40
By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A small cargo plane crashed into a home in Chicago early Tuesday, moments after the pilot had reported engine problems, authorities said. The occupants of the home escaped uninjured after the crash at 2:42 a.m. CST but Chicago police said they did not have information about potential injuries sustained by the pilot, who authorities said was the only occupant of the plane. ...

Malnourished dog now healthy, ready for adoption

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:38

Malnourished dog now healthy, ready for adoptionA dog found malnourished in the back yard of a home in Chester, Pa. is now available for adoption.


3 Americans among those killed in Jerusalem attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:30

3 Americans among those killed in Jerusalem attackIsraeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton.


Social worker stabbed 21 times in Camden office building on life support

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:59

Social worker stabbed 21 times in Camden office building on life supportA New Jersey social worker is on life support after being stabbed repeatedly inside a state office building.


Ferguson, Missouri corrections officer accused of sex with inmate, rape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:44
(Reuters) - A corrections officer with the embattled city of Ferguson, Missouri, faces felony charges of having sex with an inmate and allowing her escape, and a civil lawsuit that alleges rape, court records show. Corrections officer Jaris Hayden's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, could not be immediately reached for comment. USA Today cited Rosenblum as saying Hayden planned to plead not guilty at his arraignment. The news comes as residents of Ferguson, which has seen weeks of sometimes violent protests following the Aug. ...

News Guide: Texas' latest history textbook tussle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:31
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education is poised to vote Tuesday on more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval for use in classrooms statewide. Texas is such a large textbook market that it sometimes affects books used elsewhere. A look at the latest book battle:

Teen performs CPR to save baby at Missouri store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:15
HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis high school student is being credited with saving a baby's life.

National Children's Museum to return to DC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Children's Museum is planning to return to the District of Columbia next year, just two years after moving to Prince George's County in Maryland.

Teen charged as an adult in Pennridge H.S. attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:01

Teen charged as an adult in Pennridge H.S. attackA student who is charged in a violent attack at Pennridge High School faced a judge on Monday.


Small plane crashes into occupied home in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:01

Small plane crashes into occupied home in ChicagoChicago police say a small plane has crashed into a home on the city's southwest side.


CO leak forces dozens from Delaware Co. hotel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00

CO leak forces dozens from Delaware Co. hotelOfficials say nearly one hundred people were evacuated from a Concordville, Pennsylvania hotel after a carbon monoxide leak early Tuesday morning.


Fire damages apartment building in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:41

Fire damages apartment building in Strawberry MansionOfficials say a fire damaged an apartment building in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section early Tuesday morning.


Suspect arrested in NYC jewelry store robbery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a midday jewelry store robbery in New York City's Diamond District.

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:11

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attackTwo Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.


Things to know about plan for national forest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:45
Some things to know about the final management plan for the George Washington National Forest:

VIDEO: Katherine Scott reports on the cold temps

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:09

 Katherine Scott reports on the cold tempsCommuters talk with Action New reporter Katherine Scott about the cold temperatures.