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Audit finds NYC subway delays increased last year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 19:00
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City subway's on-time performance declined last year. That's according to an audit by the state comptroller's office.

Bounce, Launch, Splash! The Joy of the Diving Board

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 19:00
Diving boards began disappearing from New York City’s public pools in the 1970s amid safety concerns. Now only three remain in regular use, calling to the adventurous.









Man pleads guilty to felony for cashing erroneous city check

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:59
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny after depositing a check from the city of Norfolk for about $115,000 more than it was supposed to have been for.

Truck crash jams westbound Schuylkill Expressway in Bala Cynwyd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:57

Truck crash jams westbound Schuylkill Expressway in Bala CynwydA truck crash is jamming traffic on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) in Bala Cynwyd.


Two guilty of attack on HK editor

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:55
Two men are found guilty of attacking former Hong Kong newspaper editor Kevin Lau with a cleaver in February last year.
Categories: BBC World News

White pages on the way out? Not so fast

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:54

For some, printed telephone books are relics of the past.

       

Man chases off bear with stick in New York state park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:52
STRATFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a 55-year-old upstate New York man and his dog were injured by a bear in a state park in the Adirondacks before he chased the animal off with a stick.

Mexico nursery fire: Arrests ordered

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:50
Twenty-two people face arrest in connection with a 2009 fire at a nursery in the Mexican state of Sonora in which 49 children died.
Categories: BBC World News

At least 44 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:50

At least 44 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese portHuge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 44 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether ...


Rand Paul says he'd fund in full a caucus in Kentucky

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:50

Earlier in the week during an appearance in Bowling Green, Paul did not go nearly so far.

       

Tui counts cost of Tunisia attack

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:48
Travel operator Tui Group, which owns Thomson and First Choice, announces how much the beach attack in Tunisia in June has cost it.
Categories: BBC World News

Tractor trailers collide in fiery NJ Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:45

Tractor trailers collide in fiery NJ Turnpike crashTraffic is moving again on the New Jersey Turnpike after two tractor trailers collided Wednesday night in Middlesex County


Watch: Presidential soapbox at the Iowa State Fair

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:45

The Des Moines Register's coverage of the presidential soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

       

Want to get out of debt? Study finds best way to do it

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:35

Bring one balance down to zero, and that "small victory" could give you the power through bigger balances.

       

Police: Man forced daughter out of car during chase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:34
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing 18 charges after police say he forced his 10-year-old daughter out of the car while leading police on a chase, nearly striking her as he drove away.

Lightning injures Army Ranger instructors, students

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:34

The students were learning lightning protection protocols at the time of the incident.

       

Lightning injures Army Ranger instructors, students

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:34

The students were learning lightning protection protocols at the time of the incident.

       

Swimmer dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba in Oklahoma lake

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:33

An Oklahoma resident died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming.

       

Bumble Bee forced to pay $6M for worker cooked alive

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:30

The plea agreement is California's biggest ever for a workplace safety violation.

       

Lightning strike, rainbow caught in one photo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:28

Greg McCown captured a photo of two of the Internet's favorite weather phenomenon