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Central NY crash that killed 7 results in $2.7M settlement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:07
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York automobile accident that killed seven people in 2013 has resulted in a $2.7 million settlement.

Gay marriage ruling leaves U.S. firms unclear on spousal benefits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:05

Supporters of gay marriage rally after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marryThe Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. Many large and mid-sized employers are self-insured, which means their benefits are governed by a 1974 act that has no language on preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act allows companies to bypass differing state laws that complicate healthcare options for employees spread out across the country.


I-95 South reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:51

I-95 South reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware CountyThe southbound lanes of I-95 have reopened in Delaware County after a multi-vehicle crash.


Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down traffic on Route 202 in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:45

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down traffic on Route 202 in Upper MerionAn overturned tractor-trailer is causing delays at a major traffic interchange in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.


Hurricane Dolores expected to weaken in Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:35

00 a.m. EDT, shows a ridge building over the west. This creating clear skies with calm weather conditions throughout the region. Over the central plains is a stationary boundary with a development of a surface low pressure. This is creating areas of thunderstorms and showers all the way to the Canada border. To the south over the Pacific a long the Mexican coastline is Hurricane Dolores with a well defined eye. The storm is packing winds up to 115 MPH and moving to the West North West at 6 MPH. The storm is only about 20 miles away from the small Island of Socorro. A second storm named Enrique is weakening to a tropical depression over the open waters of the Pacific. (Weather Underground via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores remains a major Category 3 storm in the Pacific but is expected to start weakening.


Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:29

I-95 South reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware CountyA multi-vehicle crash is slowing traffic on I-95 in Delaware County.


Judge: Mother competent to stand trial in missing son case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:19
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old boy whose remains were found last year wrapped in a blanket and packed in a suitcase by the side of Massachusetts highway has been deemed competent to stand trial.

Philadelphia Housing Authority considers smoking ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:08
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority is considering a smoking ban in some of its properties, a move that would make it the country's largest public housing agency to implement such a policy.

Police awaiting autopsy release footage in death of Ala. man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:53
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief says he hopes releasing more than two hours of video and audio footage dispels concerns that a man who died while officers were trying to take him into custody was a victim of police misconduct.

Man shot and wounded in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:52

Man shot and wounded in Grays FerryPolice say a 21-year-old male is in critical condition after a shooting in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.


Philadelphia & Camden part of Obama plan to bring Internet to low-income households

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:44

Philadelphia & Camden part of Obama plan to bring Internet to low-income householdsPresident Obama on unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households.


Philadelphia & Camden part of program to bring Internet to low-income households

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:22

Philadelphia & Camden part of Obama plan to bring Internet to low-income householdsPresident Obama on unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households.


Man sought in attempted assault of Philly police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:59

Man sought in attempted assault of Philly police officerPolice are searching for a man who attempted to assault an officer in North Philadelphia.


Experts: Ruling against college seeks to protect accused

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:40
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruling by a judge that a California university unfairly punished a student for sexual misconduct sends a strong warning that schools under federal pressure to better address rape should not forget to respect the rights of the accused, legal experts said.

Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:37

FILE - In this March 31, 2015 photo, a supply vessel crosses an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of Taylor Energy Company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, FileWASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.


Fight over police videos likely to continue despite ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:33

In this June 2, 2013, frame from Gardena Police Department dash-cam video, officers aim their guns at Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, right, and two friends while investigating a bicycle theft in Gardena, Calif. Moments later police fatally shot Diaz-Zeferino. Hours after a federal judge ordered the release of videos sought by The Associated Press and other news organizations Tuesday, July 14, 2015, a federal appeals court has issued a stay blocking release of the video. (Gardena Police Department)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge's decision to release videos showing police killing an unarmed California man doesn't mean it will be easier for the public to get such footage. In fact, it shows police will do all they can to keep recordings secret.


Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:28

Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg, left, talks with electrical engineer Daniel Villanueva Gonzalez, center, and aerospace engineer German Porras Alonso De Celada in a hangar at Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The Solar Impulse team said that they are suspending the around-the-world journey in Hawaii, after the plane suffered battery damage during its flight to the islands. The team will continue the attempt, but irreversible damage caused by overheating batteries has grounded the flight until at least April. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The pilots of a grounded solar-powered airplane say they put too much stress on the batteries of their aircraft as they were leaving Japan for a five-day record-breaking flight to Hawaii.


APNewsBreak: Free broadband for 5 NYC housing developments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:49
NEW YORK (AP) — The city is poised to begin providing free Internet broadband access to more than 16,000 residents of its sprawling public housing system.

Philadelphia & Camden part of program to bring Internet to low-income households

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:17

Philadelphia & Camden part of program to bring Internet to low-income householdsPresident Obama on unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households.


Two bodies found in Washington state plane wreckage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:43
Local officials told the Seattle Times and Bellingham Herald that the plane appeared to have crashed into a densely forested mountainside and caught fire. “We’re confident that it’s the plane missing out of Montana," Skagit County Chief Deputy Criminal Sheriff Tom Molitor told the Seattle Times. The lone survivor, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch was found on Monday and hospitalized suffering from dehydration, after she had walked off the mountain to find a road.