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INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.

Oregon wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

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

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations.


Oregon wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

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

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations.


Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:43
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:43
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:17
CHICAGO (AP) — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.

How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:09

Centers for Disease Control Biotechnology Core Facility (Building 23) is shown in AtlantaThey point to an alarming rise in the number of incidents of lost or escaped microbes from such labs in recent years and see the CDC cases as proof that even the best facilities are vulnerable. Following through on this idea would require a wholesale shift in U.S. biodefense policy, which spans preparedness for disease outbreaks and for the use of biological agents in terror attacks.


Mysterious odor leads to evacuation of 100 homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:35
SKIPPACK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A mysterious odor has prompted the evacuation of about 100 homes in Pennsylvania.

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:55

Thousands of Palestinians flee northern GazaThousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people.


Disney World monorail in Florida evacuated, no injuries: TV news

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:49
(Reuters) - About 120 passengers aboard a monorail at Walt Disney World monorail in Florida had to be evacuated on Sunday due to a weather-related power outage, the company and local news reports said. Emergency crews evacuated people through roof-top emergency hatches in monorail carriages with passengers walking across the cars while attached to safety lines, TV broadcaster WESH reported. "There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," said Jacquee Wahler, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney World Resort.

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:43

30 p.m. Sunday and was under control about a half hour later. He says the injuries were caused by embers from the fire falling onto the victims. (AP Photo/Nico Rodriguez)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns when a piece of camera equipment caught fire inside the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.


Lightning kills 2 park visitors 2 days in a row

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:35

Lightning kills 2 park visitors 2 days in a rowFor the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.


For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:27

Lightning kills 2 park visitors 2 days in a rowFor the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.


Pink slips expected Monday for workers at Trump Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:24

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


Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:20

Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack TownshipAuthorities evacuated more than 100 people in Skippack Township, Montgomery County because of a mysterious odor.


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:18

This imager provided by the Shasta County Sheriff's Department shows Freddie Alexander Smoke III who was arrested Saturday July 13, 2014, and accused of recklessly causing a fire and with marijuana cultivation, both felonies, according to the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. The wildfire has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in northern California. (AP Photo/ Shasta County Sheriff's Department)REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.


Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Fla

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:56
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex. She says no one was hurt.

Six people injured when camera catches fire at 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:52
(Reuters) - Six people suffered minor burns when a camera caught fire on the observation deck of the New York landmark building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, fire officials said. Five adults refused treatment while a child was taken to an area hospital and remains in stable condition, according to the New York City Fire Department. The building is home to NBC's news operation and is celebrated in the network's sitcom "30 Rock." It is also used to shoot TV shows "Saturday Night Live" and the "Today Show." (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee;

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.