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USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:17

This undated handout frame grab taken from video, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shows bubbling due to impaired cementing in an unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania, In Pennsylvania’s fracking boom, new and more unconventional wells leaked far more than older and traditional wells, according to a study of inspections of more than 41,000 wells drilled. And that means that that methane leaks could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said the author of the study, which funded in part by environmental activist groups and criticized by the energy industry. The study was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.


Body found near CA cove where diver went missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:16
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a body found floating in the water off a Southern California cove is that of a young man who went missing after diving off a cliff.

Man charged with shooting five people after Connecticut bar fight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:09
By Richard Weizel STAMFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Connecticut man was arrested on Sunday and charged with firing a handgun into a crowd leaving a nightclub, injuring five people, police said. Dayron Wills of Stamford, who works as a security guard, was charged with five counts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of marijuana, police said. Wills is suspected of being in a fight inside the nightclub in the predawn hours of Sunday. "We have a video of the shooting and it appears whatever set things off, the suspect unfortunately decided to just start firing randomly into a crowd of people," said Stamford Police Captain Richard Conklin, commander of the department's Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Pink slips expected Monday for workers at Trump Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:56

Pink slips expected Monday for workers at Trump PlazaPink slips are expected to go out Monday for hundreds of employees at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.


Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:30

This Thursday, June 26, 2014 photo shows Michelle Knight talking about what life is like now in Cleveland. In her first year of freedom after a decade of captivity, Knight has found fame, friends, phobias and social media. The fame is starting to wear. She sees the Internet as a tool. The phobias persist. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.


Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:07
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:01

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:56

Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico borderFederal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.


Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:30

FILE - This June 6, 2013, file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On a talk show Sunday morning July 13, 2014, Rogers said President Barack Obama “has tools in his toolbox” to quickly solve what most officials say has become a humanitarian crisis and to deter more children from coming to the U.S. “We can we can safely get them home,” he said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.


Pentagon weighing options for missile defense: Undersecretary Kendall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:27

Undersecretary of Defense Kendall stands next to acting Administrator of the Maritime Administration Jaenichen inside the MV Cape Ray in PortsmouthLONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department hopes to fund a much more reliable kill vehicle, or warhead, for the homeland missile defense system run by Boeing Co , but final decisions will depend largely on cost, the Pentagon's top arms buyer said on Sunday. "It's going at the end of the day to be a question of affordability," Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told reporters on the eve of the Farnborough airshow. Kendall said decisions had not been finalized on whether to upgrade the existing kill vehicles, built by Raytheon Co, or start from scratch with a new design. ...


Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after bird strike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:02
By David Jones NEWARK New Jersey (Reuters) - An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after a bird strike caused an engine on the Boeing 777 to catch fire, according to airport officials. A few minutes after taking off, the pilot of Air India Flight 144 reported flames coming from an engine on the left side of the aircraft, according to Erica Dumas, spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The pilot then dumped fuel before returning to the airport about half an hour after taking off. ...

Corpse slips out of Pennsylvania coroner's vehicle onto street

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:01
(Reuters) - A corpse on a gurney slid out of the back of a coroner's vehicle and onto a busy street in an eastern Pennsylvania town, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. Cars drove around the gurney before it was placed back inside the coroner's vehicle and driven off, the Bucks County Courier Times said. The coroner's office was not immediately available for comment.

Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after bird strike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:46
By David Jones NEWARK New Jersey (Reuters) - An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after a bird strike caused an engine on the Boeing 777 to catch fire, according to airport officials. A few minutes after taking off, the pilot of Air India Flight 144 reported flames coming from an engine on the left side of the aircraft, according to Erica Dumas, spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The airline was searching for alternate flights for passengers to India.

Hundreds paddle out to recall drowned lifeguard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:35

A Coast Guard helicopter hovers over people gathered for a memorial for Newport Beach lifeguard, Ben Carlson off the Newport Pier Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Newport Beach, Calif. Carlson drowned July 6, while trying to rescue a swimmer off Newport Beach. He was trying to help a struggling swimmer when they were hit by a large wave. The swimmer made it to shore safely, but the 32-year-old lifeguard went under. Carlson was a 15-year veteran of the Newport Beach Fire Department. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Michael Goulding)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of surfers paddled out on boards to remember a Southern California lifeguard who drowned a week ago while saving a swimmer caught in treacherous surf.


More Rockets Into Israel After Israeli Raid Into Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:17
Hamas continued to launch rockets into Israel today -- even after the Israeli military said ground troops entered northern Gaza to take out a number of missile launch sites.

Several injured after Philadelphia bus flips on side in crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:12
(Reuters) - Five people were injured in Philadelphia on Sunday when a car collided with a transit bus and flipped it on its side, according to transit officials and media reports. The bus driver and three bus passengers were injured and taken to a hospital after the crash, said Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The bus was hit by a passenger car that appeared to run a red light, the TV station said, citing police.

Flight lands safely after bird strike sparks fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:11
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike.

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit bus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:06

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit busPolice say a man is facing DUI charges after his car struck a SEPTA CCT bus in North Philadelphia, injuring five people.


Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:50

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.


Police: Woman dead; companion, 3 children missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:45
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban New Orleans woman has been found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub and the man she lived with and his three children are missing.