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Rupture caused E. Washington natural gas explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:56
PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — A Northwest Pipeline official says a pressure vessel rupture caused the March 31 natural gas explosion that injured five people and forced an evacuation at Plymouth in Eastern Washington.

Employee claims $100 million in NYC derail lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A Metro-North Railroad mechanic says he was paralyzed in the deadly commuter train derailment in New York City and is suing for $100 million.

Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:15

Chris Whited, physician assistant, standing, tests the reflexes of Amber Tisi, X-ray technician, in one of the exam rooms at Northland Community Health Center in Minot, N.D. The clinic, which offers an array of services, provides health care to anyone in need of a medical home, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. (AP Photo/The Minot Daily News, Jill Hambek)WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.


Boy, 9, rides for help after snowmobile crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:11
MARIN, Calif. (AP) — A quick-thinking 9-year-old California boy is credited with saving his father after a snowmobile crash near Lake Tahoe.

Doc: 'Life-threatening' wounds in school stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:58
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

NYC police: Officer hurt in apartment fire dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in the hallway of a Brooklyn apartment building died Wednesday, according to the department and the mayor.

Twenty hurt at Pennsylvania high school after stabbing spree

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:28
(Reuters) - Twenty students were injured after a stabbing attack, apparently by a male student, at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, and four of the victims were flown to area hospitals, officials said. The incident occurred at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, county emergency management officials told reporters. "All elementary schools are canceled, the middle school and high school students are secure." (Reporting by Jonathan Allen;

Twenty hurt at Pennsylvania high school after stabbing spree

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:28
(Reuters) - Twenty students were injured after a stabbing attack, apparently by a male student, at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, and four of the victims were flown to area hospitals, officials said. The incident occurred at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, county emergency management officials told reporters. "All elementary schools are canceled, the middle school and high school students are secure." (Reporting by Jonathan Allen;

3 dozen possibly ill with Norovirus on cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say more than three dozen people are possibly ill with the highly contagious Norovirus while onboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California.

Loaded gun found in carry-on at BWI checkpoint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:45
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man was recently arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.

1 in custody after Pennsylvania school stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:42

High School Stabbings Leaves 9 HospitalizedMURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Several people were stabbed Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, and a suspect was taken into custody, an emergency official said.


Sentencing pending in Texas shoe stabbing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:17

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) — A Texas jury that convicted a Houston woman of fatally stabbing her Swedish-born boyfriend with the 5 1/2 -inch (14 centimeter) stiletto heel of her shoe is set to hear more testimony before deciding on a sentence.


Man cleared of NYC murder after 25 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:03

Jonathan FlemingNEW YORK (AP) — From the day of his 1989 arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Fleming said he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World. Despite having documents to back him up, he was convicted of murder.


Report: Charges reduced for minivan in ocean case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:44
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf.

Brandeis U. decides against honor for Islam critic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:42

In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 photo, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, writer of the film "Submission," which criticized the treatment of women in traditional Islam and led to the murder of Dutch film director Theo Van Gogh, talks to a reporter in New York. Brandeis University in Massachusetts is taking heat from some of its own about plans to give an honorary degree to Ali, who has made comments critical of Islam. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)BOSTON (AP) — After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night.


2nd lawsuit filed in deadly Metro-North derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A Metro-North Railroad employee paralyzed in the deadly train derailment in New York City has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the railroad.

Texas to execute Mexican national for murder and rape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:06
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday Ramiro Hernandez, 44, a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping his wife. Texas is set to put Hernandez to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at its death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, Hernandez would be the sixth convict executed in Texas this year and the 16th in the United States.

De Blasio has victories, missteps in 1st 100 days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:40

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, right, takes the oath of office administered by former President Bill Clinton, left, while de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, center, holds the bible for her husband during his public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York. De Blasio's first 100 days as mayor of New York City were marked in nearly equal measures by accomplishing campaign goals and committing political blunders. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, has been in office nearly 100 days, a time marked by political hardball over pre-kindergarten, second-guessing over snowplows and an unfortunate attempt to eat pizza with a knife and fork.


UConn partying links twin national title victories

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:09

Husein Becirovic of New Britain, Conn., left, Laura Purcell of Stoughton, Mass., center, and Yvonne Ambenge of Mansfield, Conn., right, cheer as they watch the broadcast of the UConn and Notre Dame women's basketball game for the NCAA title, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The partying started Monday night on the UConn campus and spilled into Tuesday. And rightly so.


U.S. Marine shot dead at North Carolina base

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:14
(Reuters) - A U.S. Marine was killed at a military base in North Carolina on Tuesday when a sentry's rifle discharged, a base spokesman said, without specifying whether the shooting was intentional. The incident took place at around 5:30 p.m. at the main gate of the Camp Lejeune base. One sentry discharged an M4 rifle, killing a second sentry in the guard shack with a single shot to the chest, Marine Captain Joshua Smith said. Camp Lejeune, located outside Jacksonville, was founded in 1941 and is home to one Navy and several Marine commands.