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NWS: No tornado in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:00

 No tornado in Burlington CountyThe National Weather Service says it has determined that damage in Burlington County during strong storms on Monday evening was caused by straight-line winds, not a tornado.


Highlights: Yellen's Q&A testimony to Senate Banking Committee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:59
Following are highlights from the question and answer session of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. YELLEN ON LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT "While long-term unemployment remains at exceptionally high levels and is a grave concern, I do think we are seeing improvements as the job market is strengthening." YELLEN ON TIMING OF RATE RISE The Federal Open Market Committee will be looking at "maximum employment and price stability... There's no formula and no mechanical answer that I can give you about when the first rate hike will occur. Of course this is something we need to watch carefully and are doing so.... "The Federal Reserve does need to be quite cautious with respect to monetary policy.

Man's bail set at $100K in bogus bear report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:39
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who told police he urged his girlfriend to jump off a cliff in a drug-induced haze because of an imagined bear attack was being held on $100,000 bail on charges including attempted murder and arson.

Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:37

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2006 file photo, Ralph Whitworth, co-founder and principal of Relational Investors LLC, poses in a conference room at the company's headquarters in San Diego. Whitworth, Hewlett-Packard’s Interim Chairman, has resigned from the company’s board to concentrate on personal health issues, the company announced Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.


Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:36

In this Sunday July 13, 2014, photo released by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry, the Moccasin Hill fire burns north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, Ore. Lightning struck Oregon more than 6,000 times Sunday and Monday, touching off small fires by the dozens. Such a barrage can be expected to cause numerous "sleeper" or holdover fires in coming days. (AP Photo/Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Dennis Lee)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A destructive wildfire in southern Oregon is now 15 percent contained.


Murder charge in missing Maui pregnant woman case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:35

This April 14, 2014 booking photo released by the Maui County Police Dept. shows Steven Capobianco. Capobianco, the ex-boyfriend of a Maui, Hawaii woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February, has been indicted on charges of killing her and torching her SUV to cover up the crime. (AP Photo/Maui County Police Dept.)HONOLULU (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February has been indicted on charges of killing her and torching her SUV to cover up the crime.


VIDEO: Could Kate be pregnant with no. 2?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:31

 Could Kate be pregnant with no. 2?The royal baby gossiping and knitting of baby socks has begun.


Federal Reserve's Yellen giving Congress good news

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:04

FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Yellen testifies to a Senate committee to deliver the Fed's twice-a-year report to Congress on interest-rate policy and the economy on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.


Kraft, Belichick interviewed in Hernandez probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:58
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick were interviewed by police investigating a homicide in which former player Aaron Hernandez has been charged.

Los Angeles seeks to halt cannabis farmers market

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Los Angeles are seeking an injunction to stop an outdoor medical marijuana farmers market in Boyle Heights.

Billy Joel's mother dies at 92

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:55
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who inspired him to write "Rosalinda's Eyes," has died in New York at the age of 92.

Some in Arizona town plan to block immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:40
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters in a small town near Tucson want to send a message about the immigration debate Tuesday, when they plan to block a bus they believe will be transporting about 40 immigrant children to an academy for troubled youths in Oracle.

California freeway shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:30
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A shooting on a Southern California freeway has left one person dead and another injured.

Missing pregnant woman's ex-boyfriend indicted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:23

This April 14, 2014 booking photo released by the Maui County Police Dept. shows Steven Capobianco. Capobianco, the ex-boyfriend of a Maui, Hawaii woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February, has been indicted on charges of killing her and torching her SUV to cover up the crime. (AP Photo/Maui County Police Dept.)HONOLULU (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared in February has been indicted on charges of killing her and torching her SUV to cover up the crime.


Police: Taco Bell employee shot customer with BB

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:18
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee used a BB gun to shoot a customer who was enraged when no one came to the drive-thru window to take his order.

Indianapolis officer's death suspect set for court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:08

The casket of fallen Indianapolis police Officer Perry Renn is draped with an American flag during a funeral service Friday, July 11, 2014, in Indianapolis. Renn died Saturday night after being shot three times by a man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The man accused of killing an Indianapolis police officer was pushed in a wheelchair to make his first court appearance on murder charges.


PHOTOS: Damage, lightning from Monday's storms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:41

 Damage, lightning from Monday's stormsLightning and heavy rains hit the Philadelphia area on Monday night.


Possible tornado, heavy damage as storms hit NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:39

 No tornado in Burlington CountyStrong storms hit South Jersey prompting a possible tornado Monday night.


Oil slips to near $100 despite turmoil in Libya

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:11
The downward drift of oil prices continued Tuesday with the benchmark rate down near $100 a barrel even as the deteriorating security situation in Libya has raised questions over the restoration of crude exports.

At Elvis Fest, impersonations are reverent tribute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:09

In this July 12, 2014 photo, from left, Daniel Jenkins, Tyler James and Jacob Roman joke around during the Las Vegas Elvis Festival in Las Vegas. The three, along with other Elvis tribute artists, performed in a competition at the convention. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The white-suited, chest hair-baring, blue contact-wearing men posing with fans outside the showroom of the former Las Vegas Hilton don't want to be called Elvis impersonators.