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Pulitzer Prizes expand eligibility in 2 categories

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:49
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes have expanded eligibility for two categories.

102-year-old man dies day after Eagle Scout honor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:32
CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) — A 102-year-old Pittsburgh-area man has died a day after receiving the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Three people, one bear killed in chain of car crashes in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:21
MIAMI (Reuters) - Three people died and eight were injured in a chain of car crashes that began when a woman driving an SUV hit and killed a black bear on a dark, remote road in the Florida Everglades region, a police spokesman said on Monday. The driver, who emerged unhurt, initially struck a bear weighing about 300 pounds within the nearby Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, said Gary Bitner, spokesman for the tribe and its police department. ...

NSA's surveillance a 'trade barrier' for EU companies: EU official

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:05

National Security Agency logo is shown on computer screen at NSA in MarylandBy Julia Fioretti PARIS (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance is a trade barrier for European Internet companies trying to provide services in the United States, a top EU official said on Monday. U.S. citizens are deterred from using European e-mail providers because they do not get the same protection as they would by using U.S. providers, said Paul Nemitz, a director in the European Commission's justice department. "The law ... ...


PPA parking kiosk problems continue Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 22:34

PPA parking kiosk problems continue MondayBetter hit the ATM before parking in Philadelphia.


Furries Q&A: Event draws many in animal costumes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 22:28

People walk on the street outside of the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Rosemont, Ill. Thousands of people were evacuated after an chlorine gas leak at the Hyatt hotel hosting the 2014 Midwest FurFest convention, where attendees dress as animals to celebrate art, literature and performance, in suburban Rosemont early Sunday morning. Investigators believe the leak at the hotel in Rosemont was caused intentionally and are treating it as a criminal matter. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — A chlorine gas evacuation turned a suburban Chicago hotel into what looked like a cartoon come to life, as people dressed in brightly colored rabbit, fox and dragon costumes were moved across the street to a convention center.


Mail truck burns near San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 22:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some Christmas cards and packages may not make it to their destinations after a U.S. Postal Service tractor-trailer caught fire near San Francisco, burning a lot of mail it was carrying.

American Airlines' Envoy unit in tentative agreement with pilots

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 21:48
By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc subsidiary Envoy Air has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots, according to an internal letter from Sunday reviewed by Reuters. The tentative agreement comes after the pilots rejected an earlier contract in March, which led to American shrinking the regional carrier. Under the tentative pact, Envoy can upgrade its fleet beginning in late 2015 with 40 new Embraer 175 planes already purchased by American. ...

Teen apparel retailer Delia*s files for bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 21:32
(Reuters) - Teen apparel retailer Delia*s Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it had hired advisers to help liquidate its assets. The company listed total assets of $74 million and liabilities of $32.2 million in its filing on Sunday with a U.S. bankruptcy court. The company also said Chief Executive Tracy Gardner and Chief Operating Officer Brian Lex Austin-Gemas resigned on Friday. Delia*s said on Monday Salus Capital Partners LLC will give it a $20 million debtor-in-possession credit facility to continue operations, conduct store closings and closeout sales. ...

Massive LA Building Fire Closes Parts of 2 Freeways

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:55
An apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles erupted into flames Monday, forcing the closure of parts of two major freeways nearby.

Military appeals court to hear Kansas HIV case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 20:30

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2011 file photo is Air Force Sgt. David Gutierrez, right, at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. The nation’s highest military court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 9, 2014 in the case of Gutierrez, the Kansas airman who was convicted of assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, File)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas airman accused of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will have his appeal heard this week before the nation's highest military court.


U.S. Attorney General to expand profiling guidelines for federal agents

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:09

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes a statement about the grand jury decision not to seek an indictment in the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce on Monday revisions to federal law enforcement guidelines that are designed to limit profiling and set an example for local police, according to a Justice Department official. The new rules expand upon guidelines issued in 2003 under the Bush administration that prevented profiling based on race or ethnicity to now include gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. A special carve-out was made, however, for certain agencies under U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ...


6-week-old among 5 killed in New Jersey house fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:58

Firefighters carry the body of a victim from a burned three-story, single-family house Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in East Orange, N.J. Four people, ranging in age from six weeks to 78 years, were killed in an early morning fire at the house. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A fire stoked by strong winds swept through a three-story house, killing five people including a 6-week-old baby.


Firefighter hurt battling fire in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:35

Firefighter hurt battling fire in FrankfordA firefighter was injured battling a blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Sony's PlayStation store suffers suspected hack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:50

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Kazuo Hirai speaks how to use its new PlayStation Portable "NGP" at PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Tokyo. Sony's online PlayStation store was inaccessible to users for part of Monday in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company. Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo said Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, the problem lasted two hours but has been fixed globally. It said the cause is under investigation, but there is no sign of any material being stolen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Sony's online PlayStation store was inaccessible to users for part of Monday in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company.


Ohio city, college want train stop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:17
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city and university are all aboard with a plan to try to get passenger train service.

Ohio city, college want train stop

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:17
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city and university are all aboard with a plan to try to get passenger train service.

Suspected LAX gunman due in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport is due in court and prosecutors could announce whether they will seek the death penalty.

Judges to hear arguments over NSA surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:15
SEATTLE (AP) — A panel of federal appeals judges in Seattle is considering an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of cellphone information.

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:15

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, an attendee plays Fruit Ninja at the Panasonic booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores remain flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person’s location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person's location and even recordings of their voice, according to privacy researchers and consumer advocates.