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Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concerns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:08

Ford recalls 850K cars on short circuit concernsFord is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:04
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana teacher gets 10 years in custody in student rape case that led to censure of judge.

U.S. Forest Service says photo permits saga misunderstood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:04
(Reuters) - The U.S. Forest Service has been forced to clarify its position on photography rules for the nation's wild places after a proposed rule change for picture permits prompted fears that visitors could be fined $1,000 for taking snapshots of nature. The agency asked for public feedback this month on a proposal to set criteria for how to vet requests for commercial filming in wilderness areas, as part of what it called a "good faith effort" to ensure they receive the fullest protection. ...

U.S. OKs $2.5 billion to upgrade used military vehicles for UAE

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used U.S. military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as "excess" equipment. If finalized, the work would be done by Navistar International Corp, Britain's BAE Systems and Oshkosh Corp, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to Congress. ...

Russia sees Ukraine agreement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:02

Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference during the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The delay in implementing Ukraine's association agreement with the European Union leaves space for a settlement of the Ukraine crisis, the Russian foreign minister said Friday.


Getting the best deal on a new mobile

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:00
How to get the best deal on a new UK mobile
Categories: BBC World News

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:59

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas stationIt happened after a car hit a gas pump, causing it to burst into flames. A quick-thinking passenger saved the victim's 3-year-old child by smashing a car window.


Institutions, suicide attempts, sketch comedy — Joe Guppy has done it all

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:56
In an unflinching new book, “My Fluorescent God,” local personality and therapist Joe Guppy reckons with his mental-health struggle.

Postman 'hoarded' one tonne of mail

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:56
A New York postman hoarded as many as 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his home, car and work locker over nine years, prosecutors say.
Categories: BBC World News

Chicago shutdown affects some, but not many, Sea-Tac flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:54
UPDATE, Friday, 1:09 p.m.: As of early Friday afternoon, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reported a total of 15 cancelled flights and 77 delayed flights as a result of the fire that shut down service at Chicago airports.

Lawsuit accuses Indian PM of role in 2002 violence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. human rights group on Friday offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who can serve on India's prime minister a summons issued by a federal court in New York to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of serious abuses more than a decade ago.

Huge California fire mostly spares infrastructure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly an inch of rain, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend, has helped firefighters gain the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning in the mountains east of Sacramento, officials said Friday.

Memorial run to honor runner from Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:46
A Seattle man died in Carnation on Sunday after he collapsed about a half mile from the “Beat the Blerch” half-marathon finish line. Now, marathon participants are organizing a memorial run in his honor.

Court tosses Air Force trainer's rape conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:45
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military appeals court has overturned an Air Force instructor's rape conviction and ordered a new sentence for his other convictions for misconduct at the Texas base where he worked.

17 soldiers return to duty after CO exposure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:43
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — Most of the Alaska-based paratroopers who were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide have returned to duty.

Police: DUI driver launches minivan airborne, plows into home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:41

 DUI driver launches minivan airborne, plows into homePolice say the driver of a minivan was under the influence when he lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.


Your Money: Love Them or Loathe Them, Reverse Mortgages Have a Place

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:38
As more people enter retirement with modest savings and no private pension, they are going to need some of the equity they have built up in their homes.

U.S. Vividly Rebuts ISIS Propaganda on Arab Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:36
A government team’s striking video and other postings are being disseminated through Twitter and Facebook to counter ISIS’s skillful online campaigns.

Japanese firm fined $67.7M in shipping conspiracy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:35
A major Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the United States a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said.

EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:32
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday.