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Dump truck hauling wood chipper collides with car in Deptford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:20

Dump truck hauling wood chipper collides with car in DeptfordA least one person was injured when a dump truck hauling a chipper collided with another vehicle in Deptford, New Jersey.


Dump truck hauling wood chipper collides with car in Deptford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:20

Dump truck hauling wood chipper collides with car in DeptfordA least one person was injured when a dump truck hauling a chipper collided with another vehicle in Deptford, New Jersey.


U.S. states extend bar exam deadlines after software havoc

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:19
A company that makes software used to administer bar exams in dozens of states has said that delays experienced by thousands of aspiring attorneys across the country have eased, and many states have extended test deadlines. ExamSoft Worldwide Inc said on Wednesday that a high volume of traffic on Tuesday, the start of the two-day exam, prevented many applicants from submitting their exams. The delays came as about 9,500 test takers in New York and 40,000 nationwide attempted to upload test answers, said John McAlary, the executive director of the New York State Board of Law Examiners. "We’ll make sure that ExamSoft explains exactly what happened here and what they’re going to do to make sure it doesn’t happen again," McAlary said.

U.S. states extend bar exam deadlines after software havoc

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:19
A company that makes software used to administer bar exams in dozens of states has said that delays experienced by thousands of aspiring attorneys across the country have eased, and many states have extended test deadlines. ExamSoft Worldwide Inc said on Wednesday that a high volume of traffic on Tuesday, the start of the two-day exam, prevented many applicants from submitting their exams. The delays came as about 9,500 test takers in New York and 40,000 nationwide attempted to upload test answers, said John McAlary, the executive director of the New York State Board of Law Examiners. "We’ll make sure that ExamSoft explains exactly what happened here and what they’re going to do to make sure it doesn’t happen again," McAlary said.

NY judge rejects stop-frisk police union claims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:19
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:17

A guest uses their cellphone to photograph President Barack Obama as greets the crowd after speaking about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.


Oversight official: Prison food problems are real

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:12
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding inmates in Ohio prisons are real, the head of a state prisons oversight committee said Wednesday.

Oversight official: Prison food problems are real

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:12
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding inmates in Ohio prisons are real, the head of a state prisons oversight committee said Wednesday.

Tree falls on car on Martin Luther King Drive, 1 hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:10

Tree falls on car on Martin Luther King Drive, 1 hospitalizedOne person was taken to the hospital after a tree fell on a car in Fairmount Park.


Tree falls on car on Martin Luther King Drive, 1 hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:10

Tree falls on car on Martin Luther King Drive, 1 hospitalizedOne person was taken to the hospital after a tree fell on a car in Fairmount Park.


Virginia, Maryland on shortlist for FBI headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 02:01
(Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is considering relocating its outdated Washington headquarters to one of three potential sites in Maryland and Virginia, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. The current J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington "is an outdated facility that doesn't meet the FBI's needs in terms of space, functionality and modern amenities," GSA spokeswoman Mafara Hobson said. The hulking Hoover Building has housed the FBI headquarters since 1974. The FBI headquarters staffers have nearly doubled in numbers, to about 17,300, since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

46 charges for man accused in wild car-theft chase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:54
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver last week has been charged with 46 crimes, including aggravated robbery and assault.

Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:54

Small cars fare poorly in crash testsThe four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.


Jurors told salmonella trial may exceed 2 months

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:49
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up at least two months.

US blacklists North Korean shipping companies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.

Feds probing for fraud in D.C. building projects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:46
Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.

Kennedy cousin Skakel: Spending time with family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:42
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel said Wednesday he's spending as much time as he can with family as he awaits a new trial in his murder case.

Tree falls on car on Martin Luther King Drive, driver uninjured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:40

Tree falls on car on Martin Luther King Drive, driver uninjuredA driver was able to escape injury after a tree fell on his car in Fairmount Park.


UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:38

Water covers the playing floor of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard on the campus in the Westwood district of Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Hamilton)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the University of California, Los Angeles, says 739 vehicles were in underground garages flooded by a burst water main and about half were totally submerged.


Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:36

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow arrives at court for his initial court appearance on bribery charges, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Swallow and former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat bribery charges and other counts. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.