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New York interstate 3-vehicle crash leaves 27 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:03

This photo provided by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office shows the bus involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer and a car that left 27 people injured on Interstate 81 early Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Nedrow, N.Y. Twenty-six passengers suffered minor injuries on the Pine Hills Trailways bus traveling from Toronto to New York City. The bus driver is in serious condition at a Syracuse hospital. Police say the car driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated. (AP Photo/Onondaga County Sheriff's Office)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City-bound bus crashed into a wrecked car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 outside Syracuse early Thursday, injuring more than two dozen people, authorities said.

Accomplice in student's rape, murder denied parole

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:02

FILE - In a Friday, June 13, 2014 file photo, the state's key witness, Kathryn McDonough, testifies against her former boyfriend Seth Mazzaglia in Strafford County Superior Court in Dover, N.H. McDonough is scheduled for a parole hearing Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. McDonough, now 21, was sentenced in July 2013 to 1 1/2 to three years in prison for lying to police after Seth Mazzaglia strangled and raped 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of Westborough, Massachusetts, at the couple's Dover apartment in October 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman will stay behind bars for luring a University of New Hampshire student to her apartment as a sex offering to her domineering boyfriend then helping dispose of the body after he killed and raped her.

Woman hospitalized after 2 stabbed in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:01

2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbingA woman is hospitalized after a double stabbing in Wilmington.

Green army men, Rubik's Cube make Toy Hall of Fame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:00
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's mission accomplished for little green army men.

Feds call new Silk Road defendant a flight risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prosecutor says a California man arrested on charges he started a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website is a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56

In this undated photo provided by the New York City Department of Investigation, contraband smuggled by an undercover investigator into Rikers Island jail facilities is shown. During six visits to the New York City jail, the investigator was able to get a plastic bag containing 250 glassine envelopes of heroin; one plastic bag containing 24 packaged strips of suboxone; two plastic bags containing a total weight of one half-pound of marijuana, 16 ounces of vodka in a water bottle, and one razor blade past the personnel at the security entrance. (AP Photo/New York City Department of Investigation)NEW YORK (AP) — Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.

Judge weighs tossing first US county drilling ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The first county in the United States to impose an outright ban on oil and gas development could see its controversial ordinance gutted, if not tossed all together, as a federal judge considers the measure's constitutionality.

Texas' Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:50

Texas Governor Perry, a possible Republican candidate for 2016 presidential race, answers questions from reporters following appearance at business leaders luncheon in PortsmouthBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry asked the court to dismiss the charges, saying special prosecutor Michael McCrum did not properly take the oath for his post. The governor did not address the court during the hearing, which covered procedural matters. ...

Last person being monitored for Ebola in Texas set to be cleared: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas health officials on Thursday said the last person being monitored by the state for possible Ebola is set to be cleared by the end of Friday, concluding a 21-day monitoring period. In a statement, the Texas Department of State Health Services said that no additional cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

NYC doctor with Ebola playing banjo in hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:41
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his hospital room, hospital officials said Thursday.

Harvard under fire for secret classroom photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:35
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is coming under fire from faculty and students for secretly photographing about 2,000 undergraduates in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

Report: Casino revenue up as economy strengthens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:35
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets.

Boehner sketches early agenda

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says the Republican-controlled Congress will act to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, make changes in the health care law and encourage businesses to hire more veterans.

Human error ruled out in Montana train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:24
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Rail Link says it has ruled out human error as the cause of a July train derailment in western Montana that spilled and destroyed six Boeing 737 fuselages.

Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the latest loss for the oil giant as it fights court decisions that could ultimately bring $18 billion in penalties.

Canadian mask maker helps ID Philadelphia robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:22

Canadian mask maker helps ID Philadelphia robbery suspectPolice say a Philadelphia robbery suspect almost got away with his crimes, if it weren't for the maker of the mask he used to disguise himself during the heists.

Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:15

This image provided by Facebook Inc. shows an example of a message and donation button the company has designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling Ebola. Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 said that, over the coming week, its users will see an option to donate to three nonprofits fighting the disease. (AP Photo/Facebook)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling the disease.

Quad amputee 'person of interest' in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:13
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida detectives are searching for a quadruple amputee they say is a "person of interest" in the shooting death of his parents.

Bus, car and truck crash injures 27 people near Syracuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:10

Emergency personnel attend to the scene of a bus accident in this handout photoBy Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A tour bus slammed into a car abandoned by a drunken driver on Interstate 81 near Syracuse early on Thursday, then smashed into a tractor-trailer parked alongside the roadway, injuring 27 people, authorities said. Most seriously hurt was the driver of the Pine Hill Trailways tour bus, which was carrying 52 passengers from Toronto to New York City, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said. The driver was in serious but stable condition at a Syracuse hospital. The chaotic scene unfolded at about 2:30 a.m. ...

At least 10 same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:08

Reverend Hotze-Wilton performs a marriage ceremony for Breeden and Peairs at City Hall in St. Louis, MissouriBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - At least 10 same-sex couples have received marriage licenses in the St. Louis area since a judge ruled on Wednesday that Missouri's ban on gay nuptials is unconstitutional, officials said on Thursday. Eight couples were issued licenses by the city of St. Louis, including a couple that wed at city hall on Wednesday, said Jennifer Florida, the city's recorder of deeds. St. Louis County, which has a separate government from the city, issued marriage licenses to two same-sex couples, county spokeswoman Martina Price said. St. ...