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Lasers pointed at planes upon approach to Newark International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:34

Lasers pointed at planes flying over New JerseyThe Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey.


Man to trial on charges he killed, dismembered parents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:34
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed and dismembered his mother and stepfather before putting their body parts into plastic bags.

Supervisors disciplined for not vetting officer who shot boy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:22
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two Cleveland police officers have been disciplined for failing to thoroughly check the background of a white rookie patrolman who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun.

Oldest Irish-born woman dies at 113 in central New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:15
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.

Former President George H.W. Bush in fair condition at Maine hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:33

Former U.S. President George Bush speaks at the World Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was in fair condition at a Maine hospital on Thursday after suffering a neck fracture in a fall at his home, according to spokesmen for Bush and the hospital. After being taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland following the fall on Wednesday, Bush, who served as America's 41st president, was initially described as stable. On Thursday morning hospital spokesman Matt Paul told Reuters the 91-year-old Bush was in "fair condition." "41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck," Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement posted on Twitter following the accident.


Police: Woman left child alone in car to go to the gym

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:19
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been charged with leaving her 4-month-old baby alone in her car twice while she went to the gym.

Philip Morris 2Q results beat analysts' expectations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:17
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris International Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose as market share improved and some costs declined.

Downed tree suspends SEPTA rail service in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:12

Downed tree suspends SEPTA rail service in Bucks Co.A downed tree prompted SEPTA to suspend service on its Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail line.


Texas set to execute man for murder of 93-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:07
Texas is set on Thursday to execute Clifton Williams, 31, who was convicted of murdering a 93-year-old woman about 10 years ago and then setting her body on fire in a robbery to support his drug habit. Texas plans to execute Williams by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at its death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, it will be the 528th in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.

New York man charged with stealing hearse during funeral

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:45
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been charged with stealing a hearse from outside a Buffalo church while a funeral was underway.

Police: Man uninjured after being run over by freight train

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:29
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a man escaped injury after being run over by a freight train while sleeping in the middle of railroad tracks in an upstate New York town.

Prosecutors face challenge in 40-year-old kidnapping, murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:10

FILE - This file handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows photos from the original missing person/suspicious circumstances bulletin for the 1975 disappearance of two sisters in Maryland, Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon, who never returned home from a shopping mall. Police and prosecutors from Montgomery County, Maryland, and Bedford County, Virginia, will hold a news conference Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Wheaton, Md., to announce what they call "significant developments" in the 40-year-old case. (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)WHEATON, Md. (AP) — The indictment of a suspect in the 40-year-old slaying of two sisters who were abducted from a suburban Maryland mall leaves prosecutors with a challenging task: proving that a man killed them when he says he didn't do it, no bodies have been found and other physical evidence has vanished.


Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:09

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in San Diego. Kennedy's appearance at the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference comes shortly after the nation's highest court put an end to same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that still maintained them and provided an exclamation point for breathtaking changes in the nation's social norms in recent years. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.


Central NY crash that killed 7 results in $2.7M settlement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:07
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York automobile accident that killed seven people in 2013 has resulted in a $2.7 million settlement.

Gay marriage ruling leaves U.S. firms unclear on spousal benefits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:05

Supporters of gay marriage rally after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marryThe Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. Many large and mid-sized employers are self-insured, which means their benefits are governed by a 1974 act that has no language on preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act allows companies to bypass differing state laws that complicate healthcare options for employees spread out across the country.


I-95 South reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:51

I-95 South reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware CountyThe southbound lanes of I-95 have reopened in Delaware County after a multi-vehicle crash.


Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down traffic on Route 202 in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:45

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down traffic on Route 202 in Upper MerionAn overturned tractor-trailer is causing delays at a major traffic interchange in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.


Hurricane Dolores expected to weaken in Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:35

00 a.m. EDT, shows a ridge building over the west. This creating clear skies with calm weather conditions throughout the region. Over the central plains is a stationary boundary with a development of a surface low pressure. This is creating areas of thunderstorms and showers all the way to the Canada border. To the south over the Pacific a long the Mexican coastline is Hurricane Dolores with a well defined eye. The storm is packing winds up to 115 MPH and moving to the West North West at 6 MPH. The storm is only about 20 miles away from the small Island of Socorro. A second storm named Enrique is weakening to a tropical depression over the open waters of the Pacific. (Weather Underground via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores remains a major Category 3 storm in the Pacific but is expected to start weakening.


Multi-vehicle crash slows traffic on I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:29

I-95 South reopens after multi-vehicle crash in Delaware CountyA multi-vehicle crash is slowing traffic on I-95 in Delaware County.


Judge: Mother competent to stand trial in missing son case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:19
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old boy whose remains were found last year wrapped in a blanket and packed in a suitcase by the side of Massachusetts highway has been deemed competent to stand trial.