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Truck bursts into flames after crashing into garage in SW Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:45

Truck bursts into flames after crashing into garage in SW PhiladelphiaA driver lost control and crashed a pick-up truck into a garage which burst into flames in Southwest Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Smoke report prompts emergency exit from plane in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:45

In this photo provided by Andy Long passengers slide down emergency chutes after an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, N.C., soon after landing in Denver, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at Denver International Airport when smoke was reported in the aircraft just before noon, airport spokeswoman Mindy Crane said. The captain ordered that the chutes be activated, and the passengers and crew members slid down to safety from Flight 445 before being taken by bus to the concourse, said Crane and American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely. (AP Photo/Andy Long)DENVER (AP) — First, smoke was reported on an American Airlines flight after landing in Denver. Then passengers saw the cabin fill with a light haze.


Indian food tastes amazing for a reason

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:43

Indian dishes take the opposite approach from Western dishes when it comes to flavor compounds, MIT finds.

       

Pharrell denies Blurred Lines claim

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:41
Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling".
Categories: BBC World News

Federal judge shot in leg during robbery attempt

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:39

FBI will handle the case with help from Detroit police.

       

Federal judge shot in leg during robbery attempt

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:39

FBI will handle the case with help from Detroit police.

       

Flying in to see the home of Mexico's fallen drug lord

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:35
Mexico basks in the capture of two top drug lords
Categories: BBC World News

PennDOT lays out its plan for the storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:30

PennDOT lays out its plan for the stormPennDOT expects this to be a plowing operation overnight and into Thursday. This has been a brutal winter - not just on us but on the equipment and the salt supply.


News Analysis: U.S. Strategy in Iraq Increasingly Relies on Iran

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:30
Iran has helped the Iraqis hold the line against Islamic State advances, analysts say, while American advisers train Iraq’s armed forces.

At Height of Politics, 5 ‘Colored Girls’ Carry Torch for Inclusion

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:30
A group of black women with roots in Michael Dukakis’s 1988 presidential run are known for their private dinners with political leaders, where the women advocate outreach to minority communities.

Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake,’ About the Lusitania

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:30
Hampton Sides reviews Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake,” which recounts the final voyage of the Lusitania, one of the colossal tragedies of maritime history.

Bruce Willis joins Broadway's Misery

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:29
Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of Stephen King novel Misery.
Categories: BBC World News

Erin O'Hearn reports on snow in Milford Township, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:26

Erin O'Hearn reports on snow in Milford Township, Pa.Action News reporter Erin O'Hearn reports on the snow conditions from Milford Township, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


New Jersey Governor Christie's office drove favorable Exxon settlement: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:26
(Reuters) - New Jersey's long legal battle to recover $8.9 billion from Exxon Mobil Corp for environmental damage ended when Governor Chris Christie's chief counsel, Christopher Porrino, cut a deal to settle for $250 million, the New York Times reported, citing two people familiar with the negotiation. The Times reported last week that the settlement, which has not been made public, had been reached after 11 years of legal battle over New Jersey's claim for damages from Exxon Mobil for the contamination of more than 1,500 acres of wetlands and waters. On Thursday, the newspaper quoted Bradley Campbell, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection when the case was filed in 2004, as saying the favorable deal was reached when Porrino became involved. Porrino "inserted himself into the case, elbowed aside the attorney general and career employees who had developed and prosecuted the litigation, and cut the deal favorable to Exxon," the Times quoted Bradley as saying.

IPhone 6's popularity drives Apple's China share to record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:25
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A consumer survey showed the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apple's market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground.

Friday's forecast: Mostly quiet coast to coast

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:22

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

Friday's forecast: Mostly quiet coast to coast

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:22

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

Gov. Christie declares State of Emergency in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:20

State of Emergency in New Jersey; state offices closedGovernor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in New Jersey.


Strange circumstances surround gold heist on Interstate 95

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:18

This image released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by the Wilson County, N.C. Sheriff's Office, shows a composite sketch by investigators of one of the suspects in a heist of millions of dollars in gold bars from a truck on a North Carolina interstate highway on Sunday, March 1. Authorities have said that three armed robbers drove up while the truck was having mechanical problems and stole 275 pounds of gold bars worth $4.8 million. (AP Photo/Wilson County Sheriff's Office)WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Details emerging from the theft of nearly $5 million in gold bars on an interstate highway indicate the heist was carefully planned and raise questions about who was involved other than the three armed robbers.


Australian Hunt banned over cocaine

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:17
Queensland Reds full-back Karmichael Hunt is banned for six weeks by the Australian Rugby Union for cocaine possession.
Categories: BBC World News