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At least a dozen injured in Indiana bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:26
(Reuters) - At least a dozen people suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones when a double-decker bus traveling from Atlanta to Chicago crashed outside Indianapolis on Tuesday, state police said. The bus, operated by Megabus, was about 8 miles south of Indianapolis when it flipped on its side at about 4:30 a.m. local time on northbound Interstate 65, said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten. He said the driver lost control trying to avoid the location of a previous crash. At least a dozen of the 50-60 people on the bus suffered moderate injuries, Bursten said. ...

Hazmat crews at scene of crude spill in Louisiana: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 22:15
(Reuters) - A crude oil spill at Mooringsport village in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, led to the evacuation of at least one family, according to a report on KSLA television website. The spill happened at 11:45 a.m. local time on Monday, when a pipeline broke and was detected by Mid-Valley Pipeline employees, according to the report. Hazmat crews were on the scene of the spill, it added. (Source: http://bit.ly/1D9oXLZ) (Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bangalore; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

PHOTOS: Deadly crash on I-95 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:59

 Deadly crash on I-95 in BensalemPennsylvania State Police are searching for a motorist following a crash on I-95 that left a woman dead.


NJ Transit will pay woman $6.5M for amputated leg

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:37
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board has voted to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit from a woman who had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a bus.

Wheelchair recalling traffic death stolen in RI

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:30
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A wheelchair placed near a Newport, Rhode Island, intersection as a memorial to a man killed at the site in January has been stolen.

NYPD releases video of smoke canister suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD has released a surveillance video that shows a man emerging from a sidewalk vault, hurling a smoke canister into a trendy Manhattan restaurant and then disappearing underground again.

Twitter to be used for payments in France

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:14

CEO of Paris-based bank’s e-payment unit S-Money Nicolas Chatillon, left, and CEO of BPCE, France's second largest bank group, Jean-Yves Forel, left, attend a press conference in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Group BPCE, which includes Banque Populaire and Caisses d’Epargne, announced the service, called S-money. Users tweet a payment request to S-money, which then requires an authentication code before sending the amount _ and a tweet to the destination confirming payment for all the world to see. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country's second-largest banking service.


Hillary Clinton: Don't saddle students with debt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:57

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holds up a shoe during the UNLV Foundation annual dinner Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas. The shoe was given to her by Las Vegas Sun CEO, Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun. A woman threw a shoe at Clinton during an appearance in Las Vegas in April. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to ensure young people can achieve their dreams and free students from onerous college debt "that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down."


Cloud seeding new role for ex-Flying Tiger base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:32

Cloud seeding new role for ex-Flying Tiger baseAn airfield in southern China from which the famed Flying Tigers took off to fight Japanese warplanes is being converted to battle a new enemy: drought. Aircraft equipped for cloud seeding operations began ...


Gay couple says they were kicked out of cab for kissing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:17

Gay couple says they were kicked out of cab for kissingA same-sex couple in Texas claims they were kicked out of a cab for kissing.


Woman killed in crash in I-95 in Bensalem identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:44

Woman cut off, killed in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, police sayPolice say a sedan cut in front of 44-year-old Lisa DiMaio of Turnersville, NJ, forcing her to slam on the brakes. DiMaio lost control of the vehicle and was killed.


China planner says economy meeting growth target

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:29
BEIJING (AP) — Major water conservancy projects and other infrastructure investment will help ensure China meets its economic growth target of 7.5 percent for the year, the country's top economic planner said Tuesday.

Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:28

An example of what an Augmented Reality app video game would look like being played with the Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses, is displayed on a tablet from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in New York. Players can use their natural surroundings as the backdrop for the game with the game's graphics displayed through the glasses instead of on a screen. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another. All of a sudden, everything flashes red. He realizes he's been hit. The words "Game Over" appear before his eyes.


Man killed, woman hurt in hail of gunfire in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:20

Man killed, woman hurt in hail of gunfire in North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Police are investigating a deadly shooting in North Philadelphia.


Firefighter hurt in Tacony blaze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:25

Firefighter hurt in Tacony blazeA Philadelphia firefighter is hospitalized after fighting a fire in Tacony.


Survey shows more pessimism about German economy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:20

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble talks with the media prior to the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. Finance ministers from the nations sharing the euro currency meet ahead of Tuesday's EU finance ministers council. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's ZEW survey of investment analysts fell for the tenth consecutive month in October, adding to a string of downbeat economic data about Europe's largest economy and the eurozone as a whole.


Owner shot in Northeast Philadelphia barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:31

Owner shot in Northeast Philadelphia barbershopPolice are investigating a shooting inside a Northeast Philadelphia barbershop.


India inflation falls to 5-year low in September

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:21
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's benchmark inflation rate fell to a five year low of 2.4 percent in September as food and vegetable prices dropped, the Commerce Ministry said Tuesday.

NC mayor faces federal prison term in scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:02
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte's former mayor is being sentenced in a federal corruption case that stunned North Carolina's largest city.

Storms leave 2 dead, still threaten parts of South

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:56
ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms that raced through the Midwest earlier in the week have left two people dead and are still threatening parts of the South.