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Teen dies after being pulled under by rip current at Sea Bright, NJ beach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:30

Teen pulled under by rip current at Sea Bright, NJ beach diesThe teen was swimming with about a dozen friends in an unguarded, private section of the beach that does not have lifeguards next to the Driftwood Beach Club.


One California wildfire grows as firefighters contain another

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:17

Handout shows a historic Portland and Western Railroad trestle on fire near Sherwood, OregonBy Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire burning in northern California grew rapidly Tuesday morning, in the shadow of a larger blaze that destroyed dozens of homes before firefighters were able to largely contain it. The so-called Jerusalem Fire doubled in size overnight to scorch some 12,000 acres (4,856 hectares) north of Napa Valley wine country, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Steve Swindle. The blaze was burning just outside the perimeter of the 69,636-acre (28,180 hectares) Rocky Fire, California's fiercest wildfire so far this season.


Beaten Pomeranian found with note: 'We beat it 2 death lol'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:12

This undated photo provided by Ronald Boisvert shows his dog Fox, who went missing from his south Florida condominium on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The dog's owners found its body outside their home the next day, and a veterinarian confirmed that it had been beaten to death. The Pembroke Pines Police Department is investigating the incident. (Ronald Boisvert via AP)MIAMI (AP) — The beating death of a Pomeranian named Fox may have been eclipsed by the hand-written note left behind: "We beat it 2 death lol HAHAHA!"


Air traffic controller study shows chronic fatigue

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:07

Air traffic controller study shows chronic fatigueA study the government kept secret for years says that air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system.


Waldron Mercy principal to hold parents' meeting over gay teacher firing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:04

Waldron Mercy principal to hold parents' meeting over gay teacher firingThe principal of a Catholic School in Merion Station, under fire for firing a gay teacher earlier this summer, plans to hold a meeting for parents next month.


Woman questioned in Lawncrest shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:59

Woman questioned in Lawncrest shootingA 28-year-old man was shot in the back in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section late Monday night.


AG Kathleen Kane's driver pleads not guilty to contempt charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:58

AG Kathleen Kane's driver pleads not guilty to contempt chargeAttorney General Kathleen Kane's driver pleaded not guilty Tuesday in an alleged email snooping scheme intended to help his boss keep tabs on a grand jury investigation of her.


Police look for signs of arson in deadly Parkesburg fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:56

Police look for signs of arson in deadly Parkesburg fireFire has claimed the life of a woman in her 30s, and authorities in Parkesburg, Chester County are looking into the possibility that the blaze was intentionally set.


Bunk on Battleship New Jersey during pope's Philadelphia visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:54

Bunk on Battleship New Jersey during pope's Philadelphia visitVisitors looking for a place to stay during Pope Francis' trip to Philadelphia have an unusual option.


As bear sightings rise, New Jersey votes to expand hunt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:53

A black bear stands in a wooded area in NewtonNew Jersey, the U.S. state most densely populated by humans, is also thick with black bears, and wildlife officials voted Tuesday to expand the hunting season after the state's first recorded fatal attack. New Jersey's northwest corner, less than 60 miles (96 km) from New York City, is home to one of the nation's highest concentrations of black bears, according to Larry Hajna, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection. An annual bear hunt lasting six days in December was launched in 2010, when 3,600 bears were counted in the area.


Convicted killer barred from embracing wife awarded $1,251

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:42

This undated booking photo proved by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Kevin King. A jury last week awarded $1,251 to the convicted killer who filed a lawsuit after he was barred from touching his wife during a Michigan prison visit. King claimed a guard was retaliating against him for past complaints when she prohibited him from embracing his wife during a 2012 visit at the Cotton prison in Jackson, Mich. King, 52, is serving a life sentence for murder committed during an armed robbery in Oakland County in 1982. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A jury has awarded $1,251 to a convicted killer who filed a lawsuit after he was barred from touching his wife during a Michigan prison visit.


Police look for signs of arson in deadly Parkesville fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:40

Police look for signs of arson in deadly Parkesville fireFire has claimed the life of a woman in her 30s, and authorities in Parkesburg, Chester County are looking into the possibility that the blaze was intentionally set.


Complaints about airlines have soared in 2015: U.S. agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:35
The report said the U.S. Transportation Department received 9,542 complaints about U.S. airlines, foreign carriers and others in the travel industry from January to June 2015, a 20.3 percent rise from a year earlier. Complaints nearly tripled to 870 about fare levels and about the information carriers provide on fares during booking, marking the largest jump. Some travelers have expressed frustration as airlines increasingly profit from fees for checked baggage, reservation changes and other ancillary services.

Prison bus collides with truck in Arizona, seriously injuring three

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:32
Another 19 people on the bus were taken to area hospitals for evaluation and treatment after the violent crash that scattered debris across the highway about 100 miles south of Phoenix, said Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux. The seriously injured inmates and driver were transported to hospitals, as well, said Bart Graves, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. The driver of semi-truck told state troopers he toppled his vehicle trying to avoid an animal that had darted onto the roadway, Graves said.

Bus with 50 inmates crashes in Arizona; inmates, driver hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:28

Bus with 50 inmates crashes in Arizona; inmates, driver hurtAuthorities say a busy Arizona interstate has reopened after a prison bus carrying about 50 inmates hit a semi-truck that had rolled over.


NTSB: Truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash awake more than 28 hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:25

 Truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash awake more than 28 hoursNTSB investigators said on Tuesday that the truck driver involved in the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, that left comedian Tracy Morgan seriously injured and another man dead, had been awake more than 28 hours before the crash.


Correction: NJ Terror Plot Charge story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:17
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about a New Jersey man charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported erroneously when he traveled to the Middle East. He went in May 2015, not last year.

Jury deliberating in $300M vacation rental fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:46
MIAMI (AP) — A federal jury in Miami has begun deliberations in the trial of a married couple accused of orchestrating a $300 million vacation rental fraud scheme.

Groups want North Carolina solitary confinement investigated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:43
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advocacy groups have asked federal authorities to investigate solitary confinement in North Carolina.

Man who claims boy choked on Pop Tart charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:36
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who spent time in prison for child endangering has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy less than a year after his release, a prosecutor's spokesman said Tuesday.