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Disney World and union reach contract agreement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:37
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year.

Indiana University doctoral student among Malaysia Air dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:29
(Reuters) - A Dutch doctoral student and former member of the Indiana University rowing team was among the passengers killed when Malaysian airliner went down in Ukraine, the university said Friday in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department in the university's college of Arts and Sciences, had earned a master's degree from the university and was a member of the women's rowing team in the 2011 season, the university said. "The Indiana rowing family is deeply saddened by the news of Karlijn's sudden passing," Indiana head rowing coach Steve Peterson said in a statement.

Sheriff: Up to 100 homes lost in Washington fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:26

A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The blaze closed a section of U.S. Highway 2, and resulted in the evacuation of nearly 900 homes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff estimates that up to 100 homes have been lost in a large wildfire burning in north-central Washington.


Ukraine: Airliner downing made possible by Russia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to the U.N. says the downing of the Malaysian airliner would not have happened if Russia did not provide sophisticated anti-aircraft systems to separatist rebels.

Any link between remains, dismembered body probed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:18
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators are awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine if what appears to be a human head and other body parts found in a Long Island town are linked to a partially dismembered body discovered weeks earlier in a community 25 miles away.

Any link between remains, dismembered body probed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:18
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators are awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine if what appears to be a human head and other body parts found in a Long Island town are linked to a partially dismembered body discovered weeks earlier in a community 25 miles away.

Sheriff estimates up to 100 homes lost in north-central Washington state wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:16
PATEROS, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff estimates up to 100 homes lost in north-central Washington state wildfire.

Sheriff estimates up to 100 homes lost in north-central Washington state wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:16
PATEROS, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff estimates up to 100 homes lost in north-central Washington state wildfire.

Coroner: 5-year-old Mississippi girl strangled

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:14
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Mississippi had been strangled.

Coroner: 5-year-old Mississippi girl strangled

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:14
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Mississippi had been strangled.

Appeals court upholds decision voiding Okla. gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:13

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San Diego(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision voiding as unconstitutional Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, drawing on a similar decision it made for Utah. The decision by the three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest in a series of rulings by judges in federal and state courts to find such exclusions violate the U.S. Constitution. The appellate court in Denver last month also upheld a decision that gay couples have a right to marry in Utah. Gay marriage is on hold in both Utah and Oklahoma while the appeals are being resolved.


At Least One American On Board Downed Plane in Ukraine: Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:12
Investigators are navigating regional hostility and charred wreckage trying to uncover answers into the downed a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, an act that left 298 people dead.ALYSSA NEWCOMB, DAN GOOD, COLLEEN CURRY, LUIS MARTINEZ and ANTHONY CASTELLA..

At Least One American On Board Downed Plane in Ukraine: Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:12
Investigators are navigating regional hostility and charred wreckage trying to uncover answers into the downed a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, an act that left 298 people dead.ALYSSA NEWCOMB, DAN GOOD, COLLEEN CURRY, LUIS MARTINEZ and ANTHONY CASTELLA..

Canadian tour bus rolls over in NY; 1 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:11

Canadian tour bus rolls over in NY; 1 deadA Canadian tour bus carrying 56 people rolled over Friday in upstate New York, killing one person and injuring others, police said. A Canadian tour bus carrying 56 people rolled over Friday in upstate New York, killing one person and injuring others, police said.


Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:11

 Plane shot down by missile, 1 American deadPresident Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.


Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:11

 Plane shot down by missile, 1 American deadPresident Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.


Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said.

Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said.

Dump truck driver charged after fatal crash that sent car into lake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:07

Dump truck driver charged after fatal crash that sent car into lakeA New Jersey man is facing criminal charges after the dump truck he was driving crashed into another car, sending both vehicles into a lake, killing the other driver.


Dump truck driver charged after fatal crash that sent car into lake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 00:07

Dump truck driver charged after fatal crash that sent car into lakeA New Jersey man is facing criminal charges after the dump truck he was driving crashed into another car, sending both vehicles into a lake, killing the other driver.