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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:51

CORRECTS TO SAY SECOND NATIONAL CONVENTION INSTEAD OF FIRST - FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding the second national convention of fast-food workers. They’ll be discussing how to move forward with the protests and other actions calling for higher wages that have been taking place in cities around the country since late 2012.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.


Widow of NY man who died in police custody seeks federal probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:51
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widow of a man who died last week after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer urged federal prosecutors to launch a civil-rights investigation at a meeting in Brooklyn on Friday. Eric Garner, 43, died last week after being tackled by police, who said he was resisting arrest, in front of a beauty parlor on Staten Island. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a statement released on Friday following the meeting by Garner's widow, Esaw Garner, with two prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, called the death a "tragic event." "We are closely monitoring the city's investigation into the incident," Holder said.

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’ Comes to an End

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:50
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot” is coming to an end, on PBS and online, leaving behind David Suchet’s decades-long portrait of a detective with style.

Moderate quake strikes Alaska coast but little damage seen

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:48
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck on the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the state capital city of Juneau but causing little, if any, damage, officials said. "We don't think there is any damage, though it was felt in Juneau," said Jessica Turner, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, which is part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Local police also said there were no immediate damage reports. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 81 kilometers, or 50 miles, west of Gustavus, Alaska, and was 10 kilometers, or 6 miles, deep.

3 children killed after carjacking, crash in Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:39

3 children killed after carjacking, crash in TiogaThree children are dead and their mother was among those who were seriously injured after a carjacking and crash.


Gunman in fatal Philadelphia-area hospital shooting had 39 more bullets

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:33
By Daniel Kelley MEDIA Pa. (Reuters) - The accused gunman in a fatal shooting at a Philadelphia-area hospital opened fire after arguing about signs prohibiting guns at his psychiatrist's office and had a cache of 39 more bullets when he was tackled by two men, a prosecutor said on Friday. District Attorney Jack Whelan told a news conference he was preparing first-degree murder charges against Richard Plotts, 49, for Thursday's shooting, which killed his social worker and wounded his psychiatrist at the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania. It was during a scheduled appointment at psychiatrist Lee Silverman's office that Plotts pulled a .32-caliber revolver from his waistband after an argument and fired two shots, killing social worker Theresa Hunt at point-blank range, Whelan said. Silverman, who suffered a graze wound to the head, pulled out a .32-caliber semi-automatic gun and shot six or seven bullets, hitting Plotts three times and critically wounding him, Whelan said.

Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:28

A police officer walks past the wreckage of a carjacked vehicle that police say hit a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, July 25, 2014, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and another at a hospital, Homicide Capt. James Clark said. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez) MANDATORY CREDIT; THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESTwo men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand on Friday, police said. Three children, all siblings, were killed, and at least two other people were critically injured.


Police: 3rd child dies after carjacked SUV hits group selling fruit on Philly street corner

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:22
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police: 3rd child dies after carjacked SUV hits group selling fruit on Philly street corner.

Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:16

In this photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a female "Hexagenia limbata" mayfly. The National Weather Service captured a massive swarm on radar Sunday, July 20, 2014 as thousands of the flies, commonly found in tributaries of the Upper Mississippi River, came out of the river and drifted north on the wind. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.


White Pass - 7/25/2014 1:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:11
White Pass US12
7/25/2014 1:51:52 PM

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/25/2014 1:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:11
Satus Pass US97
7/25/2014 1:59:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/25/2014 1:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:11
Stevens Pass US2
7/25/2014 1:49:52 PM

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US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/25/2014 1:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:11
Blewett Pass US97
7/25/2014 1:56:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/25/2014 1:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:11
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/25/2014 1:43:24 PM

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Rock blasting is completed for the week. Please check back during the weekend for next week’s blasting times. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and rolling slow downs. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62).

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Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:10

In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Forked River 7-Eleven owner Manny Chaudhari, right, poses for a photo with winning lottery ticket buyer Sigrid Endreson during a news conference, in Beachwood. Endreson's large New Jersey shore family that suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that Endreson, one of 17 siblings, said would be "a great pick-me-up." (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Doug Hood) NO SALESA lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.


$20M, 20 ways: Big NJ family shares lottery prize

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:08

In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Forked River 7-Eleven owner Manny Chaudhari, right, poses for a photo with winning lottery ticket buyer Sigrid Endreson during a news conference, in Beachwood. Endreson's large New Jersey shore family that suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that Endreson, one of 17 siblings, said would be "a great pick-me-up." (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Doug Hood) NO SALESBEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.


Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:05

Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear nameThe fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name.


Gaza protests show a divided Berlin

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:04
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support
Categories: BBC World News

After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:03

FILE- This April 10, 1996 file photo shows Jessica Dubroff, 7 with her dad Lloyd before they take off across North America, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Dubroff crashed on April 11 1996 while taking off from the Cheyenne, Wyo., airport, there were no survivors. Two recent plane crashes that killed teenage pilots start anew debate over how young is too young to fly. (AP Photo/Lacy Atkins, File)The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to fly a plane.


Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:00
Pot may be legal in some states -- but the neighbors don't have to like it.