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Teen girl blocked by snow, saved by sprinkler in garage fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:40
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A fire in a garage almost trapped a teenage girl inside an adjoining house after one of her exits was blocked by snow, but a sprinkler head deployed, buying enough time for her to scamper out the other exit to safety, firefighters said.

Teen girl blocked by snow, saved by sprinkler in garage fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:40
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A fire in a garage almost trapped a teenage girl inside an adjoining house after one of her exits was blocked by snow, but a sprinkler head deployed, buying enough time for her to scamper out the other exit to safety, firefighters said.

Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30

 Teachers and staff members, who by and large are not required to be vaccinated. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.


Sprinkler saves teen girl in basement; fire destroys garage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:28
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A sprinkler system has saved the life of a teenage girl inside a New Hampshire house during a fire in an attached garage after one of her exits was blocked by snow.

Icy storm paralyzes central U.S., pummels nation's capital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:27

Pedestrians walk along snow covered, MBTA subway rails on Commonwealth Avenue in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday. Heavy snowfall and ice moving eastward from the Southern Plains pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, states of emergency were declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, as well as in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced on its web site that federal offices are closed in D.C. Fort Knox, a U.S. Army post south of Louisville, Kentucky, also will be closed on Tuesday due to weather and road conditions, it said on its website.


Icy storm paralyzes central U.S., pummels nation's capital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:27

Pedestrians walk along snow covered, MBTA subway rails on Commonwealth Avenue in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday. Heavy snowfall and ice moving eastward from the Southern Plains pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, states of emergency were declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, as well as in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced on its web site that federal offices are closed in D.C. Fort Knox, a U.S. Army post south of Louisville, Kentucky, also will be closed on Tuesday due to weather and road conditions, it said on its website.


Eagles safety Nate Allen arrested in Fort Myers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:24

Eagles safety Nate Allen arrested in Fort MyersAction News has learned Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida Monday afternoon.


Eagles safety Nate Allen arrested in Fort Myers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:24

Eagles safety Nate Allen detained by police in Fort MyersAction News has learned Philadelphia Eagles safety Nate Allen was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida Monday afternoon.


Ruptures cause water woes around area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:03

Ruptures cause water woes around areaThe cold weather is being blamed for numerous water woes all over the Delaware Valley.


Police: $130,000 in cash, jewelry stolen from Northeast Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:55

 $130,000 in cash, jewelry stolen from Northeast Philadelphia homePolice are searching for a suspect who stole $130,000 in cash and jewelry from a Northeast Philadelphia home.


Police: $130,000 in cash, jewelry stolen from Northeast Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:55

 $130,000 in cash, jewelry stolen from Northeast Philadelphia homePolice are searching for a suspect who stole $130,000 in cash and jewelry from a Northeast Philadelphia home.


'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

CSX train hauling North Dakota oil derails, cars ablaze in West Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:48

A CSX Corp train burns after derailment in Mount Carbon West VirginiaOne or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, said Robert Jelacic of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. CSX said the train was hauling 109 cars from North Dakota to the coastal town of Yorktown, Virginia, where midstream firm Plains All American Pipelines runs an oil depot. As of 9:30 p.m. local time, billowing flames could still be seen coming from several rail cars and something appeared to be burning on the partially frozen river.


CSX train hauling North Dakota oil derails, cars ablaze in West Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:48

A CSX Corp train burns after derailment in Mount Carbon West VirginiaOne or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, said Robert Jelacic of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. CSX said the train was hauling 109 cars from North Dakota to the coastal town of Yorktown, Virginia, where midstream firm Plains All American Pipelines runs an oil depot. As of 9:30 p.m. local time, billowing flames could still be seen coming from several rail cars and something appeared to be burning on the partially frozen river.


North Korea threatens strong response to DC rights meeting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:07

North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Jang II Hun, left, is seated between North Korea's mission consulars Kin Song, center, and Kwon Jong Gun, right, as he speaks during a press conference, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at North Korea's Mission in New York. North Korea says it will respond "very strongly" to a conference in Washington on Tuesday about its widespread human rights abuses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it will respond "very strongly" to a conference in Washington on Tuesday about its widespread human rights abuses and says the United States ignored Pyongyang's offer to attend and defend itself. Puzzled conference organizers said the event was open to the public.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:02

People hold torches during a vigil near the cultural club in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. The slain gunman behind two deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen was released from jail just two weeks ago and might have become radicalized there last summer, a source close to the Danish terror investigation told The Associated Press on Monday. The prime ministers of Denmark and Sweden were expected to join thousands of people at memorials in Copenhagen on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


USW leader: U.S. refinery strike could spread over safe staffing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:48

Members of the United Steel Workers union picket the Tesoro refinery in Carson, CaliforniaBy Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - A strike by U.S. refinery workers that passed its 16th day on Monday could spread if there is no progress in talks this week with plant owners on safe staffing levels, said the lead negotiator for the United Steelworkers union (USW). "The longer that this strike rolls on, the more people that will be affected," said Gary Beevers, USW international vice president, in a telephone interview on Monday. Asked if a lack of progress in talks with lead oil company negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc could result in strikes at more plants, Beevers said: "There certainly will be." About 5,200 workers from 11 plants, including nine refineries accounting for 13 percent of U.S. capacity, were walking picket lines after talks between the USW and Shell Oil Co failed to reach an agreement on a new national contract. The USW has said the company is also considering a counterproposal from the union.


In nod to cartoonists, 2014 Polk Awards honor Garry Trudeau

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:05
NEW YORK (AP) — In a nod to a craft in the spotlight after the Paris terrorist attacks, Garry Trudeau will be the first cartoonist ever honored for his entire career's work when the 2014 George Polk Awards in Journalism are given out in April.

Suspect arrested in arson fire at Houston Islamic building

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:56
By Camilo Smith HOUSTON (Reuters) - A homeless man has been arrested and charged with arson for a fire that destroyed a building at an Islamic institute in Houston, fire officials said on Monday. The blaze early on Friday at the Quba Islamic Institute destroyed one of three buildings there, but no one was injured. Fire officials said Darryl Ferguson, 55, confessed to causing the fire. Houston fire officials told reporters that Ferguson came to the site of the fire on his bicycle on Monday, and detectives asked if he wanted to talk to them.

Video confession shown at trial over 'American Sniper' death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:36

James Jeffress, a Department of Public Safety forensic scientist specializing in ballistics, examines one of two semi-automatic pistols that matched bullet fragments taken from the bodies of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Routh, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Kyle and Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley, Pool)STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A videotaped confession by the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend was shown to jurors Monday as the trial resumed in Texas.