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Disabled NJ Transit train leaves passengers stranded outside Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:09

Disabled NJ Transit train leaves passengers stranded outside Atlantic CityA disabled New Jersey Transit train has reportedly left passengers stranded outside of Atlantic City Thursday morning.


U.S. Wildlife Service baffled by exodus of birds from Florida isle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:09
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of nesting birds vanished this spring from a Florida island refuge where they have come to breed for decades, leaving behind their unhatched eggs and mystifying wildlife officers trying to figure out why they disappeared. The birds have been coming to Seahorse Key on Florida’s Gulf Coast for more than a century, and in recent times averaging 10,000 to 20,000 breeding pairs a year, said Vic Doig, biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Seahorse Key, about 60 miles southwest of Gainesville, is part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1929 to protect nesting birds that numbered about 200,000 at the time.

FIFA expels Chuck Blazer for life for bribery, corruption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:08

FILE - In this May 29, 2011 file photo FIFA official Chuck Blazer leaves the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. As it was announced Thursday, July 9, 2015 FIFA's ethics committee has expelled former executive committee member Blazer from football for bribery and other corruption. (Steffen Schmidt/Keystone via AP, File)GENEVA (AP) — Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of the longtime most senior American in world football.


No charges over death of alligator that killed Texas swimmer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:08
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Texas wildlife officials will not pursue charges against a man who fatally shot an 11-foot alligator days after the reptile killed a swimmer.

Gov't to require cameras in train cabs after Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:05

Gov't to require cameras in train cabs after Amtrak crashThe Obama administration says it's drafting rules to require that railroads install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of engineers.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:04

AP10ThingsToSee - A Greek Orthodox priest gives money to a man who begs for alms under a banner reading "No" referring to the upcoming referendum in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Friday, July 3, 2015. Greeks will vote Sunday on whether to accept a proposal that creditors had made of specific reforms in exchange for loans. European Union institutions are framing it as a vote for or against the euro. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


AccuWeather: Strong Storms Late Today, Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:03

 Torndao Watch for Lancaster CountyMeteorologist David Murphy says it's another extremely humid day. Late thunderstorms could produce damaging winds.


8 inmates, 1 staffer injured in fights at US prison in Va.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:02
PENNINGTON GAP, Va. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Prisons is investigating fights that injured eight inmates and one staffer at a penitentiary in southwest Virginia.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Route 422

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:58

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Route 422A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Route 422 in Montgomery County.


3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness found safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:55

3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness found safeSearchers have found three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in a northwest Wyoming wilderness area.


Haze from Canadian wildfires spreads across many US states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:55

Smoke from wildfires fills the air as Lisa Fogarty paddleboards at One Mile Lake in Pemberton, in Pemberton, British Columbia, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Firefighters made some progress Wednesday in quelling hundreds of wildfires raging across central and western Canada that are threatening thousands of people and triggering air quality warnings across the country and in the U.S. West and Midwest, authorities said. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHazy conditions across the West are in part due to large wildfires raging across Canada, blazes fueled by the same hot, dry conditions that have sparked fires in the United States.


New Orleans mayor: move 4 Confederate monuments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:41
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Mitch Landrieu is asking the New Orleans City Council to move four Confederate monuments and possibly replace them with symbols of the city's "culture, unity, hope and future."

Russia opposes UN resolution for tribunal for MH17 crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia said Thursday it is opposed to a U.N. resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

Search official: 3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found cold and hungry but healthy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:37

This undated family photo released by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office shows Megan Margaret Andrews-Sharer, center, of Milwaukee; with sisters, Erin Andrews-Sharer, right, of Columbus, Ohio, and Kelsi Andrews-Sharer, of Columbus, Ohio. A search is being conducted in a northwest Wyoming wilderness area for the three sisters who failed to return Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from an extended backcountry trip. (Teton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Search official: 3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found cold and hungry but healthy.


Jason Pierre-Paul has finger amputated, expected to play in '15

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:33
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Baltimore police chief who vowed reform fired as crimes rise

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:32

FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts listens as Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference, in Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the firing of Batts in a news release Wednesday, July 8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Less than three years ago, Anthony Batts was hand-picked by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to combat crime and reform a troubled law enforcement department in one of America's most violent cities.


Police: Teen threw hand sanitizer on boy, lit him on fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:31

 Teen threw hand sanitizer on boy, lit him on fireAuthorities have arrested a teenager who they say assaulted a boy by dousing him in hand sanitizer and then lighting him on fire.


Underground transformer fire leads to Old City power outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:25

Underground transformer fire leads to Old City power outageAn underground transformer fire has led to a power outage in the Old City section of Philadelphia.


Man convicted in murder, dismemberment sentenced to life

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:20
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Former Colgate University president to head Newseum in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former university president will be the next president and CEO of the Newseum, a museum about journalism and the First Amendment in Washington that has been struggling to cover its costs.