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Air tanker crashes while fighting California fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:06

Air tanker crashes while fighting California fireAn air tanker fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California crashed Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the state of the plane or the pilot, who was the only person aboard, officials said.


Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Bill Campbell dead at 91

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:48

Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Bill Campbell dead at 91Legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Bill Campbell has died at the age of 91, Action News has learned.


A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:36

This combination of screen shots shows mapping apps, from left, Apple Maps for iPhones, Microsoft Here for Lumia-branded Windows phones, and Google Maps for Android. Mapping apps have grown more sophisticated in the last five years. (AP Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway.


New York City Council sets 25 mph speed limit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:32
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has passed a bill lowering the maximum speed limit on most residential streets to 25 mph.

VIDEO: Blood Moon at 6:25am Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:24

25am WednesdayThe special lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow.


Jim Gardner One-on-One with Donald Trump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:11

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Donald TrumpFor decades, the Trump name was as much a part of the A.C. lexicon as salt water taffy and the Steel Pier.


Woman says Twitter posts got her kicked off Philadelphia flight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:04

Woman says Twitter posts got her kicked off Philadelphia flightA woman says her Twitter posts got her booted from a JetBlue flight at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday night.


VIDEO: Blood Moon at 6:25am Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:34

25am WednesdayThe special lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow.


Max term sought in Connecticut attack plane plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:11
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a federal judge to impose a five-year prison term on a Connecticut man recorded discussing attacks on a federal building and Harvard University with a radio-controlled plane fitted with explosives.

Michael J. Fox Foundation sues New Jersey facility

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:56
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Actor Michael J. Fox's foundation is suing a New Jersey research organization, saying a freezer was left open, compromising scientific samples and hurting research efforts it was funding.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:07

In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, an ethnic Rohingya man, who was displaced following 2012 sectarian violence, walks carrying his daughter at Nga Chaung refugee Camp in Pauktaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Authorities sealed off villages for months in Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region and in some cases beat and arrested people who refused to register with immigration officials, residents and activists say, in what may be the most aggressive effort yet to compel Rohingya to identify themselves as illegal migrants from neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


7-car crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:06

7-car crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks CountyPolice say seven cars were involved in a crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Driver tested for DUI after 2-car crash in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:05

Driver tested for DUI after 2-car crash in Hunting ParkPolice say a driver is being tested for DUI after a two-car crash in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section early Wednesday morning.


Smoke and flames damage South Jersey apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:01

Smoke and flames damage South Jersey apartmentOfficials say a Burlington, New Jersey apartment was damaged by smoke and flames late Tuesday night.


Design flaw led navigation satellites off course

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:52
PARIS (AP) — An investigation is blaming a design flaw for the inaccurate deployment of two satellites intended to bolster Europe's answer to the GPS.

Mother, boyfriend face murder charge after son's alcohol-related death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:31
(Reuters) - A Vermont mother and her boyfriend were arrested and face murder charges for filling her disabled, 13-year-old son's IV bag with alcohol, police said. Melissa Robitille and Walter Richter III, both aged 38, were arrested on Tuesday after officials found that Robitille's son Isaac died with a blood alcohol concentration of .146, almost double the legal limit for driving, Vermont State Police said. An autopsy showed that alcohol was a contributory factor in his death. The couple reported Isaac Robitille's death to police on Aug. 22, police said. ...

Son of slain California mayor says mother was 'defending herself'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:26

A police officer and residents are seen at the condo where mayor of Bell Gardens, California Daniel Crespo was shot, in Bell Gardens, California(Reuters) - The son of a slain Los Angeles-area mayor told police that his mother was acting in self defense when she shot his father, according to 911 tape released on Tuesday. The emotional recording reveals a scene of anguish following the Sept. 30 shooting of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo. Someone can be heard wailing and sobbing loudly in the background before a person hurriedly tells the police dispatcher that his mother shot his father while trying to protect herself. "It wasn't my mom's fault. She was defending herself," said the 19-year-old son, Daniel Crespo Jr. ...


U.S. medical workers get crash course on treating Ebola on frontlines

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:14

CDC instructor Pillai gives guidance to Reed, chief medical officer for U.S. Public Health Service, and Marshall, chairman of pediatrics at University of Liberia's A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Colleen Jenkins ANNISTON Ala. (Reuters) - Dr. Kwan Kew Lai's family and colleagues in Boston fear for the safety of the infectious disease physician when she travels to Liberia later this month to treat Ebola patients. "I just feel like it's wrong for me to sit at home while I hear the news of people dying," said Lai, 63. Dressed in a yellow full-body suit, Lai joined 35 other licensed health workers this week for new, hands-on safety training. Developed by the U.S. ...


7-car crash on Scudders Falls Bridge in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:03

7-car crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks CountyPolice say seven cars were involved in a crash on Scudders Falls Bridge in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Company wins new contracts despite federal probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:16

FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Lynn Tilton speaks in Gorham, N.H. The Army has awarded $80 million in helicopter contracts to Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton even as the Justice Department is investigating whether she played by the rules to win earlier military work. The Associated Press reported in March that Tilton and Bert Vergez, a retired colonel who ran an Army acquisition office in Huntsville, Alabama, were in unusually close contact for more than a year before Vergez retired from military service in late 2012. Three months later, he was working for Tilton. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has awarded $80 million in helicopter contracts to Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton even as the Justice Department is investigating whether she played by the rules to win earlier military work.