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Tree falls on SUV in Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:15

Couple escapes injury after tree falls on SUV in Mt. AiryTwo people appear to have escaped serious injury after a tree landed on their SUV in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.


NYC monitoring of some mentally ill sparks rights concerns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:14

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y. New York City's effort to monitor mentally ill people considered potentially violent has stirred unease among civil liberties and mental health advocates but de Blasio has said the program aims to protect public safety and provide treatment. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit him. Then City Hall stepped in.


Officials: Man killed in standoff hit by officers' gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:07
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The State Bureau of Investigation said a man found dead in his North Carolina home after a shootout with police last month did not kill himself.

Florida teen's science project catches Obama's eye

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:03
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida girl's science project caught the eye of President Obama during the White House Science Fair.

Man in police custody dies while waiting in emergency room

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:45
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama shoplifting suspect who was in police custody following his arrest at a Wal-Mart store died during a two-hour wait in a hospital emergency room, police said Monday.

Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 23:41

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, aircraft wait on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London. A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone left the plane undamaged, but the aviation industry shaken. British police and air-accident authorities are investigating the incident which occurred on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone while it was approaching Heathrow Airport. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)LONDON (AP) — A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken.


Justices extend ruling on repeat offenders' prison terms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has extended its year-old ruling that makes people convicted of repeated violent crimes eligible for reduced prison terms.

2 suspects at large after shooting of Philadelphia police officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:23

2 suspects at large after shooting of Philadelphia police officerAction News has learned that two suspects remain at large after a Philadelphia police officer was shot and wounded, including the suspect involved in the shooting.


Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 22:20
MIAMI (AP) — Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba does not change its policy barring nationals from returning by sea.

Bangladesh says 20 foreigners involved in theft from NY Fed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:59
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh investigators have determined that at least 20 foreigners were involved in the cybertheft of $101 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a senior investigator said Monday.

Changes planned 1 year after Alabama sailboat race tragedy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:51

FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, a capsized catamaran drifts in the water as search and rescue operations continue off Dauphin Island, Ala. Organizers of the Dauphin Island Race race are making safety improvements a year after the annual regatta ended in multiple deaths on Alabama’s Mobile Bay. On Saturday, April 23, 2016, boats competing in the 58th annual regatta off Alabama’s coast will be tracked by an online program using cellphone GPS signals to keep up with their locations, and race officials also will require a list of everyone aboard each boat. (Sharon Steinmann/AL.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Organizers of a major Gulf Coast sailboat race are making changes to improve safety a year after the regatta ended in chaos and death when a powerful storm struck Alabama's Mobile Bay while dozens of boats were on the water.


UAE fund says Malaysian fund, ministry default on over $1.1B

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:49
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A government-backed investment fund in the United Arab Emirates said Monday that heavily indebted Malaysian investment fund 1MDB and the southeast Asian country's finance ministry have defaulted on more than $1.1 billion they owe.

Hotels woo guests to book directly online with discounts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 21:38

In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, photo, floor projection flowers and a waterfall greet guests at the Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Va. Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline. When Marriott launched its member-only rates in March, its global marketing officer, Karin Timpone, said the rates were to reward loyalty. “We also want to help dispel the myth that other travel websites offer better rates for our hotels. The simple fact is that you will find the lowest rates across our portfolio when you join Marriott Rewards and book direct,” Timpone said. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.


Vattenfall to sell German plants, mines to Czech firm EPH

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:44

Vattenfall to sell German plants, mines to Czech firm EPHPRAGUE (AP) — Swedish energy producer Vattenfall AB has agreed to sell to a Czech company its four German coal plants and its lignite mining assets, an effort to make its operations more environmentally friendly.


1 hurt after school bus, SUV collide in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:34

1 hurt after school bus, SUV collide in Newark, DelawareOne person is hospitalized after a crash involving a school bus and an SUV in Delaware.


Delhi government bans all forms of chewing tobacco

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:26

An Indian laborer chews tobacco as he prepares to transport goods in a market in the old quarters of New Delhi, India, Monday, April 18, 2016. India's capital has banned chewing tobacco in an effort to lower the high incidence of mouth and throat cancers.The Delhi government ordered the prohibition of the sale, purchase and possession of all forms of chewable tobacco, saying violators can be imprisoned for up to six months and fined up to 300,000 rupees ($4,500).. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital has banned chewing tobacco in an effort to lower the high incidence of mouth and throat cancers.


South Carolina inmate convicted in killing seeks sex change

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:25
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate serving a life sentence for killing a Charleston woman in 2003 wants the state to help with a sex change.

2 hurt in crash on Cheltenham Ave. in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:16

2 hurt in crash on Cheltenham Ave. in West Oak Lane2 people are hospitalized after a crash in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


Serbia sells steel plant to China's Hebei Iron and Steel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 20:13
SMEDEREVO, Serbia (AP) — Chinese company Hebei Iron and Steel Group has signed an agreement to buy a loss-making Serbian steel plant that was previously owned by Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel.

Officials look into dead turtle increase along Gulf Coast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 19:49
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Dead turtles have recently washed ashore along the Gulf Coast, and members of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies are working find out why.