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NYC mayor wants new laws to stem Legionnaires' as death toll hits 12

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:28

New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks to the media during a news conference to introduce legislation intended to reduce the risk of Legionnaire's disease in New YorkNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, reacting to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, proposed legislation on Monday to register and maintain the city's estimated 2,500 cooling towers, some of which are being blamed for the illness. The proposal comes as both city and state health officials work to find and disinfect every cooling tower in the city. In the South Bronx area, inspectors have found 39 such towers, 12 of which have tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' when it is inhaled through mist.


Australia defend Ashes preparations

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:24
The Australian Cricketers' Association defends the presence of players' wives and girlfriends on the Ashes tour.
Categories: BBC World News

Va. ex-gov appealing convictions to Supreme Court

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:19

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to review Bob McDonnell's case.

       

India 'shy' tiger refuses to mate

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:19
Officials at the Alipore zoo in the Indian city of Kolkata say attempts to mate a young tiger have been unsuccessful with the big cat taking little interest in mating.
Categories: BBC World News

Aug. 25 is Free Day in Washington state parks - KIRO Seattle

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:11

Aug. 25 is Free Day in Washington state parks
KIRO Seattle
Aug. 25 will be a free day for visitors to Washington state parks in honor of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service. Visitors to Washington state parks will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks on that day. Fees will not be waived for ...

Man Utd expect keeper De Gea to stay

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:10
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is now expected to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of the transfer window.
Categories: BBC World News

Gallery staff on indefinite strike

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:09
Workers at the National Gallery in central London start an indefinite strike in a dispute over privatisation.
Categories: BBC World News

What else does Google's Alphabet do?

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:06
Projects coming to the boil at Google's parent company
Categories: BBC World News

Japan Takes Step Toward Reviving Nuclear Industry as It Restarts Reactor

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:06
The reopening of a plant ends a de facto freeze on atomic power, but public resistance remains high since the Fukushima disaster four years ago.









NTSB: Trucker fatigued, speeding in crash that injured comedian Morgan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:05

NTSB finds truck driver in crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan was tired and speeding

       

Proposed Head Start changes could limit access, sideline parents, advocates say

NBA - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:03
A local nonprofit says the federal proposal could lead to the loss of up to 2,450 Head Start spaces in Washington state.
Categories: Sports Center

Proposed Head Start changes could limit access, sideline parents, advocates say

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:03
A local nonprofit says the federal proposal could lead to the loss of up to 2,450 Head Start spaces in Washington state.
Categories: Sports Center

Proposed Head Start changes could limit access, sideline parents, advocates say

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:03
A local nonprofit says the federal proposal could lead to the loss of up to 2,450 Head Start spaces in Washington state.

Chill out: This ice cream is made with liquid nitrogen

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:02

New parlors make ice cream on demand, just like magic.

       

Iowa poll: Trump still leads, but dented by debate

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:00

Rubio and Fiorina boosted by the opening debates; Bush sinks to seventh.

       

Assad cousin held over shooting

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:57
Syria's army has arrested a cousin of President Bashar al-Assad after a colonel was shot dead in a traffic dispute, the state news agency says.
Categories: BBC World News

Hundreds repaint older man's home after teens make hurtful comments

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:57

After hearing two teenagers mock an elderly man's home, Josh Cyganik, an Oregon railroad worker, decided to take action.

       

Board game to train African midwives

BBC World News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:49
University researchers create a board game designed to help African midwives prevent women dying in childbirth.
Categories: BBC World News

Car backs into SEPTA bus, bursts into flames

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:49

Car backs into SEPTA bus, bursts into flamesA car caught on fire after backing into a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia early morning Tuesday.


Great-grandma's summer lunches feed 200 kids a day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:47

Great-grandma's summer lunches feed 200 kids a day