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2 Atlanta police vehicles crash while responding to call

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:43
ATLANTA (AP) — Two Atlanta police vehicles crashed while officers were responding to the same call.

JC Penney cuts employee hours after 'expense challenge': NY Post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:37

Customers ride the escalator at a J.C. Penney store in New York(Reuters) - Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc faced "an expense challenge" in April and in response cut payroll, froze overtime for its employees and took other cost-cutting measures, the New York Post reported, citing an internal memo.


More details emerge in deadly shooting near school bus stop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:32
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — More details have been released involving a deadly shooting that happened near a school bus stop in Virginia.

Aquino's pick for Philippine president banks on clean image

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:26

FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Philippine Presidential Mar Roxas, former Interior and local government secretary, reaches out to greet supporters during a campaign sortie in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Mar Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics.


Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:26

Protesters from communist-affiliated party PAME chant anti austerity slogans during a protest in central Athens, on Friday, May 6, 2016 . Services have ground to a halt in Greece as workers start a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further decimate incomes, in a sign of growing discontent with the left-led coalition government.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.


Fatal crash shuts down Route 55 South in Deptford Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:13

Fatal crash on Route 55 South in Deptford Twp., N.J.Action News is told a sedan went off the highway and hit a tree. One person was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.


Louisiana flooding sends caskets far and wide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:03

In a Wednesday, March 16, 2016 photo, caskets float away from a nearby cemetery during flooding from heavy rains in Calcasieu Parish, La. The parish Coroner's Office earlier this month completed the recovery of caskets and vaults or lids that floated from their resting places during flooding March 12 and beyond. Officials said 85 caskets were recovered, most from Niblett's Bluff Cemetery in Vinton. The recovered remains have been placed in refrigerated trucks parked at the coroner's office as investigators begin the identification and re-interment process. (Emily Dalfrey via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding not only disrupts the living but sometimes also creates havoc for the dead.


Baltimore infant dies from burns, parents investigated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:56
BALTIMORE (AP) — A one-month-old girl has died in Baltimore and her parents are being investigated after the infant sustained burns over 80 percent of her body.

4 Radford University students arrested on hazing charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:49
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia announced that they've arrested four Radford University fraternity members on hazing charges.

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:40

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, wind turbines dot the landscape near Steele City, Neb. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely new power plants fueled by natural gas, which has become cheap and plentiful as a result of hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.


Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-95 North near Cottman Ave.; major delays reported

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:28

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-95 North near Cottman Ave.; major delays reportedA crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer is causing major traffic headaches on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia.


Baby sitter who wrote love letter to 9-year-old sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:03
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who authorities say wrote a letter expressing his love for a 9-year-old autistic boy he was hired to baby-sit has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for having child pornography.

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-95 NB past Cottman; All lanes blocked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:58

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-95 NB past Cottman; All lanes blockedA tractor-trailer accident slows traffic in the northbound lanes on Interstate-95 just past Cottman Avenue early Friday morning.


DC subway service restored after smoke in Metro station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington subway officials say they've resumed service on a section shared by three lines where smoke appeared in a station.

Carnegie Hall celebrates 125 years and counting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:43

From left, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Michael Feinstein, Isabel Leonard, Renee Fleming and James Taylor perform during Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Concert, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in, New York. The Oratorio Society of New York sang along as the Orchestra of St. Lukes played conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor thought back four decades to his Carnegie Hall debut and said it was "the sort of cultural sign" that he had made it to a certain level of stardom.


Cops: Pittsburgh teacher pinned kindergartner with chair

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:41
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh teacher has been charged with shoving a kindergartner, pulling a chair out from underneath the girl and pinning her with it before throwing it down on the floor next to her.

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-95 NB past Cottman; 1 lane open

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:29

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-95 NB past Cottman; All lanes blockedA tractor-trailer accident slows traffic in the northbound lanes on Interstate-95 just past Cottman Avenue early Friday morning.


Trump says not ready to support House speaker's agenda

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:28
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he was not ready to support the policy agenda being advanced by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, who said earlier he was not ready to endorse Trump. "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda," Trump said in a statement.

Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:28
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria's southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue.

Repair shutdowns expected to be announced for Washington DC subway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 18:24

Metro trains arrive in the Gallery Place-Chinatown station ahead of a 29-hour shutdown for an emergency safety investigation of power cabling of the entire Washington Metro system in WashingtonWashington's troubled Metro subway system, the second-busiest in the United States, is expected on Friday to announce extensive track work that will include partial shutdowns and slower service. The wide-ranging maintenance and repair program comes after a scathing federal report on Monday into a deadly 2015 tunnel fire that exposed widespread safety lapses. Paul Wiedefeld, general manager of the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, is scheduled to make a maintenance announcement at 11 a.m.