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Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 02:08

FILE - This July 6, 2013 file photo shows a worker, wearing protective gear moving though the wreckage of the oil train derailment and explosion in in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people. The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. Federal officials said they decided to move ahead with the two-crew member requirement anyway. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people.


Child welfare official accused of nudity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 02:02
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say an associate director of a national child welfare organization has been charged with exposing himself to some teenage girls at a Nebraska hotel when he came out of his room in only a T-shirt and yelled at them for being too loud.

Charges reduced for woman who drove kids into ocean off Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:52
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A pregnant woman who drove a minivan with her three children into the ocean off a Florida beach no longer faces charges that she had planned to kill them, court papers filed on Tuesday show. The reduced charges of attempted second degree murder require prosecutors to show Ebony Wilkerson, 32, acted with a depraved state of mind, but no plan. She was originally charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder which carry a presumption of a thought-out plan to kill her children aged 3, 9 and 10, who survived the incident off Daytona Beach, Florida last month. Wilkerson remains charged with three additional counts of child abuse.

Search resumes for 2 missing in Mississippi River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:52
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities resumed a search Wednesday for two men reported missing in the Mississippi River after a barge carrying tons of steel coil flipped and sank while moored at a terminal in northeast Arkansas.

Stabbing spree at high school leaves 20 injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:46

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said.


Marine shooting death at North Carolina base appears accidental: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:44
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A "negligent discharge" by a U.S. Marine on guard duty is likely to blame for the shooting death of a fellow sentry at a base in North Carolina, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. A sentry at Camp Lejeune died Tuesday evening from a single gunshot to the chest after another sentry discharged an M4 rifle inside the guard shack at the main gate of the base, officials said. The sentry who discharged the gun remained in custody as military law enforcement officials investigate the incident further, base spokesmen said, but information about possible criminal charges was being withheld. Though the shooting appears to have been accidental, "it will take several weeks of forensic examination to confirm this with absolute certainty," said Camp Lejeune spokesman Nat Fahy.

Search narrowed for missing Minnesota hikers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:42
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Rescue teams looking for a father and son from Minnesota who went missing last week near a Colorado mountain have received help from a military electronics investigation team who tracked cellphone signals that came from a campground.

Guns found in carry-on bags at DC-area airports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:40
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two men were recently arrested in separate cases at Washington-area airports after loaded handguns were found in their carry-on bags at security checkpoints.

NYPD commissioner: Officer died saving others

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:14

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows Officer Dennis Guerra. Guerra died, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 after responding to a mattress fire Sunday at a Brooklyn apartment building. Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is "hurting" after the death of Guerra, and praised him as an "exemplary" officer who was trying to "save people in need." (AP Photo/NYPD)NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer who was critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in a Brooklyn apartment building succumbed to his injuries Wednesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, noting that the father of four "died trying to save others."


GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:12

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill Wednesday curbing paycheck discrimination against women, an effort that even in defeat Democrats hoped would pay political dividends in this fall's congressional elections. Wednesday's vote was 53-44 to halt GOP tactics aimed at derailing the legislation, but that fell six short of the 60 Democrats needed to prevail. Mikulski stood up after the vote and said supporters were disappointed but that they would fight on. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill Wednesday curbing paycheck discrimination against women, an effort that even in defeat Democrats hoped would pay political dividends in this fall's congressional elections.


Pentagon: Shooting at NC base likely accidental

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:04
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

Police: Pa. student flashed 2 knives, injured 20

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:02
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

Rescued family nears port with ailing child

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:55

FILE - This undated file image provided by Sariah English shows Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. None of the three federal agencies that helped rescue the ill 1-year-old and her family from their broken down sailboat about 900 miles off Mexico's Pacific coast plan to seek reimbursement for the cost of the operation. Officials from the Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard said Tuesday, April 8, 2014, they don't charge for search-and-rescue missions. "We don't want people in trouble at sea to hesitate to call for help for fear they'll be charged for assistance," said Lt. Anna Dixon of the 11th Coast Guard District, which oversaw the operation but did not send vessels or aircraft to the stranded sailboat. She said that helping at sea is a time-honored tradition and a requirement of international maritime convention. The Navy warship that picked up the family on Sunday is expected to reach San Diego on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sariah English. File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy warship is expected to reach San Diego carrying a family whose sailboat broke down 900 miles off the Mexican coast while their 1-year-old daughter was vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and a fever.


Dog rescued from tracks after racing train in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:54

In this April 8, 2014 photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA Police officier holds "Tie" on a leash at the Harlem 125th Metro North station in New York. The fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a Metro-North train from the Bronx into Manhattan alongside the train on a parallel track Tuesday. Engineer Joseph Delia said when the dog got ahead of the train he had to go “real slow” to avoid hitting her. Two MTA officers met the dog at the 125th Street station and named the dog “Tie” after all the railroad ties she crossed. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Meredith Daniels)NEW YORK (AP) — A fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City.


Audi's RS 7 is answer to Porsche, Mercedes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:49

This undated photo made available by Audi shows the 2014 Audi RS 7 automobile. (AP Photo/Audi)The 2014 Audi RS 7 checks all the boxes and then some for wealthy car buyers who want a stylish, luxury sedan that looks like a coupe, delivers 500-plus turbocharged V-8 horsepower and comes with a high-brow German pedigree.


Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:36
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

Punishment phase in shoe stabbing case begins

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:34

Ana Trujillo reacts after being found guilty of killing her boyfriend, after the jury deliberated less than two hours, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Houston. Trujillo, 45, was found guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)HOUSTON (AP) — Jurors are hearing about the criminal history of a Houston woman convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto shoe heel before deciding her sentence.


Suspect in LA police shooting wanted to be officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:32

Los Angeles police officers stand outside the West Traffic Division station Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after an officer was shot and wounded inside the station Monday evening. A gunman who opened fire inside the police station, hitting one officer several times, was hospitalized early Tuesday in critical condition after he was wounded in the ensuing gunbattle, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — The suspect in a police station shooting had been licensed to work as a security guard and to carry a firearm, and had even once applied to become a Los Angeles police officer.


Work underway to recover last Corvette from hole

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:26
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Workers are digging away to retrieve the last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole beneath a museum in Kentucky.

Pentagon: Shooting at NC Marine base accidental

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:23
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.