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Amtrak train loses power, passengers forced off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 21:15

Amtrak train loses power, passengers forced offAn Amtrak train lost power and about 100 passengers were transferred off the train early Friday morning.


Eva Pilgrim reports on coldest temps in decades

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 21:08

Eva Pilgrim reports on coldest temps in decadesAction News reporter Eva Pilgrim reports from Fern Rock on the dangerous cold weather.


7 residents forced from burning home in Darby, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 21:02

7 residents forced from burning home in Darby, Pa.Seven residents were forced out into the cold after a house with apartments inside went up in flames early Friday morning.


Bitterly cold temperatures, wind chills hit Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:43

Beach accessories are displayed in the snow outside Erie County resident Brenda Taylor's house Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Summit Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Greg Wohlford) MAGAZINES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills.


Woman whose baby boy missing ruled competent to stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:31
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 25-year-old Lansing-area woman whose baby boy is missing and presumed dead has been found competent to stand trial in the 2013 death of her baby daughter.

Pickup truck rear-ends tractor-trailer in Huntingdon Valley

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:25

Pickup truck rear-ends tractor-trailer in Huntingdon ValleyThe driver of a pickup truck is hospitalized after slamming into the back of a tractor-trailer in Huntingdon Valley.


Woman, 62, struck by vehicle in Talleyville, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:24

Woman, 60, struck by SUV in Talleyville, Del.Police say a 62-year-old woman is critical after being struck by a vehicle in Talleyville, Delaware Friday morning.


Man on fire runs from Kensington house

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:58

Man on fire runs from Kensington housePolice say they found a man on fire and running from a house in Philadelphia's Kensington section early Friday morning.


Dutch SIM card maker investigating reported UK-US hack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:37

Exterior view of the building housing the head office of Gemalto, which produces "subscriber identity modules", or SIM cards, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of Dutch company Gemalto to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency.


Cab driver critically injured in head-on crash in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:26

Cab driver critically injured in head-on crash in West PhiladelphiaA cab driver is hospitalized after a head-on crash in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:02

In this Aug. 9, 2008 file photo, a woman and boy stand near Coca-Cola vending machines on the Olympic Green at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Beijing. When beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo turned in their quarterly results last week, both blamed the dollar for cutting into their profits because, like most U.S. corporations, they rely on overseas sales. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, file)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Cab driver injured in 2-vehicle crash in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:51

Cab driver critically injured in head-on crash in West PhiladelphiaA cab driver was injured after a two vehicle crash in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Man shot dead at close range in car in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:37

Man shot dead at close range in car in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 39-year-old man was ambushed and murdered inside a car in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


AccuWeather: Windy, Dangerous Cold Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:15

 Dangerous Cold Today, Snow TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says snow arrives Saturday afternoon.


Significant events before and during 2014 California rampage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 17:42

FILE- This undated file photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliot Rodger, 22, who went on a murderous rampage Friday, May 23, 2014. Authorities concluded that Rodger who killed six people and injured 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last year acted alone. The Sheriff's Office released a report Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, on its eight-month investigation into the massacre. (AP Photo/California DMV, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Santa Barbara sheriff released a 64-page report Thursday detailing the May 23 rampage by Elliot Rodger that killed six University of California, Santa Barbara students and injured 14 others.


U.S. West Coast ports talks break for night without deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:33

Freighters and cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los AngelesShipping executives and union leaders for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports ended a third straight day of contract talks late on Thursday without a settlement, despite arm-twisting from the U.S. labor secretary, but planned to meet again on Friday. Labor Secretary Tom Perez joined the talks in San Francisco on Tuesday at the behest of President Barack Obama, who has come under growing political pressure to intervene in a dispute that has rippled through the trans-Pacific commercial supply chain and could cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars.


Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:31

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, eggs for sale are seen in a Des Moines, Iowa grocery store. Drink less sugary soda, but an extra cup of coffee or two is OK. So are eggs. And as always, don’t forget your vegetables. A government advisory committee is recommending the first real limits on added sugars, but backs off stricter ones for salt and cholesterol intake. It calls for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don't forget your vegetables.


Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:09

In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, a worker inspects bottles of Sprite at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Cibitung , West Java, Indonesia. When beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo turned in their quarterly results last week, both blamed the dollar for cutting into their profits because, like most U.S. corporations, they rely on overseas sales. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It's the surging U.S. dollar.


Sheriff: N. Idaho escapee wounded by homeowner, captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:26
WALLACE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a prisoner who escaped earlier from the county jail in Wallace, Idaho, was captured after he was shot and wounded by a homeowner.

Food companies aim to reinvent diet foods to stay relevant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:04
By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumers are shifting away from weight-management foods, forcing companies ranging from Kellogg Co to Nestle SA to change ingredients and focus their marketing on different health benefits as sales slip. Food companies are grappling with how to market brands such as Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and Special K, and come out with new products tailored to changing tastes. Nestle will shift its Lean Cuisine frozen dinners from a diet brand to one built around "healthy eating and healthy lifestyles," said Jeff Hamilton, president of the prepared food division, in an interview on Thursday. The company, whose 2014 sales fell below its long-term goals, said that its performance in North America was hurt by its frozen foods business.