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Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:45

Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in RhawnhurstA water main rupture flooded two cars and caused the street to collapse in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia.


Hoboken man disappears during blizzard after leaving bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:45

Hoboken man disappears during blizzard after leaving barMatthew Genovese was last seen wearing a gray Fordham T-shirt with maroon text beneath a red/orange/grey flannel with khaki pants, and tan Timberland boots.


NY Assembly backs broader contraceptives coverage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:41

NY Assembly backs broader contraceptives coverageNew York's Assembly has passed legislation to require that health insurance plans cover all federally approved categories of prescribed contraceptive drugs, devices and products.


Water main break floods 2 cars in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:41

Water main break causes street collapse, cars flooded in RhawnhurstA water main rupture flooded two cars and caused the street to collapse in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia.


California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:35

A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch(This January 23 story has been corrected to change name of owner of Kansas storage facility to ONEOK in paragraph 38) By Nichola Groom (Reuters) - Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 of “major failures” without a rate hike to pay for comprehensive inspections of 229 storage wells. Twenty-six of its wells were “high risk” and should be abandoned - even though they complied with state regulations, the utility wrote in a rate filing.


American tourist murdered in Grenada by man with sword, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:33

American tourist murdered in Grenada by man with sword, police sayAn American tourist from Georgia was murdered on the Caribbean island of Grenada while on vacation, police say. Grenada police are questioning a man who turned himself in.


Tennessee teen dies after drinking racing fuel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:31

Tennessee teen dies after drinking racing fuelFriends and family are remembering a teenager who died after he reportedly drank racing fuel.


The Latest: Activists accused of using fake licenses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:27
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of two anti-abortion activists who made an undercover video of Planned Parenthood (all times local):

Sanitation workers still working to clear snow off Queens streets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:13

Sanitation workers still working to clear snow off Queens streetsThere has been plenty of kudos for New York City workers battling to clean up from the second most powerful snowstorm - ever. However, there have been pockets where the cleanup hasn't happened . Thousands of impassible snow mounds have left many Queens residents furious.


Police: Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:11

 Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in OlneyPolice are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's Olney section.


NYC's pension operations need to be brought into 21st century: comptroller

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02
The management and operations of New York City's public pension funds need to be brought "into the 21st century", the city's Comptroller said on Tuesday after releasing a report he commissioned on the bureau which runs the funds. The report on the Bureau of Asset Management, which oversees the investments of $160 billion of New York City pension funds, concluded that the unit's "current investment strategy presents a very high level of operational risk" and "an operational failure is increasingly likely". The report highlighted a number of flaws in the system, according to a summary by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Prosecutor: Ex-teacher assaulted girls with divorced parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A former central Ohio elementary school teacher who a prosecutor said preyed on "girls who had divorced parents" was found guilty of more than 40 charges involving the sexual assaults of several students.

NYPD officers help deliver baby on FDR Drive during the morning rush

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:02

NYPD officers help deliver baby on FDR Drive during the morning rushNYPD officers sprang into action to make a special delivery on the FDR Drive during the Tuesday morning rush hour, helping to bring a newborn into the world.


Suspect in Islamic State-inspired plot competent for trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:44
MIAMI (AP) — A man is competent to stand trial in an alleged plot the FBI says was inspired by the Islamic State terror group to detonate a bomb on a Florida Keys beach.

VIDEO: 2 drivers wield bat, rod in Austin road rage fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:42

 2 drivers wield bat, rod in Austin road rage fightCell phone video purportedly shows two drivers using a baseball bat and a rod during a fight in the middle traffic in Austin.


Man stabbed inside South Philadelphia market, suspect arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:42

Man stabbed inside South Philadelphia market, suspect arrestedPolice are investigating a stabbing inside a South Philadelphia market that sent a man to the hospital.


Taser used when black motorist killed to be tested again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:28
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A state judge is allowing additional tests on a Taser that a white police officer used before he shot and killed a black man last year.

Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:22
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients.

FAA: Laser pointer targets plane approaching LaGuardia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:20

 Laser pointer targets plane approaching LaGuardiaFAA officials say someone with a laser pointer targeted a plane approaching LaGuardia Airport Monday night.


French taxis, air traffic controllers, schools on strike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:00

Taxi drivers on strike stand next to their cars as they demonstrate in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and other public servants in nationwide strikes and demonstrations. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as Uber.