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NY governor says seven people killed in commuter train crash with car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:41
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed when a Metro-North commuter train crashed with a car north of New York City on Tuesday evening, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. The driver of the car and six train passengers were killed, Cuomo said. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Robert Birsel)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says SUV driver, 6 people on train killed in rail crossing crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:35
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says SUV driver, 6 people on train killed in rail crossing crash.

Stray bullet hits bedroom of 12-year-old Radnor Township boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:28

Stray bullet hits bedroom of 12-year-old Radnor Township boyInvestigators with Radnor Township Police and the county have been trying to find the person who fired a stray bullet into the bedroom of a 12-year-old boy.


Director of troubled Denver VA hospital to retire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:26
DENVER (AP) — The director of the veterans health care system for Denver and eastern Colorado is retiring, days after a report that a Veterans Affairs sleep clinic in Denver had a secret waiting list.

'Numerous fatalities' after Metro-North commuter train hits vehicle on tracks in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:24

At least 7 dead in Metro-North commuter train-car collision in New York"Numerous" fatalities were reported after a crowded Metro-North commuter train hit a vehicle on the tracks north of White Plains, New York, Tuesday night, sparking a fire that gutted the lead car of the train, according to the MTA.


Former contracting official charged in U.S. Navy corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:15
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A former U.S. Navy contracting official on Tuesday became the ninth person charged in a wide-ranging corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor, officials said. Paul Simpkins, 60, was arraigned in a federal court in Virginia on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery following his arrest earlier in the day in Haymarket, Virginia, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego said in a statement. The arrest is the latest in the widening contracting scandal surrounding Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), the company at the center of the scandal. "The GDMA investigation is far from over," Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) Director Andrew Traver said in a statement.

Jordan Executes Al Qaeda Prisoner After ISIS Murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:10
Middle Eastern nation had vowed 'revenge' after ISIS video showed Jordan pilot.

'Numerous fatalitiies' after Metro-North commuter train hits vehicle on tracks in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:04

At least 7 dead in Metro-North commuter train-car collision in New York"Numerous" fatalities were reported after a crowded Metro-North commuter train hit a vehicle on the tracks north of White Plains, New York, Tuesday night, sparking a fire that gutted the lead car of the train, according to the MTA.


3 more men enter plea deals in death of Omaha 5-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three more men have entered plea deals in connection to the death of a 5-year-old girl struck by a bullet in her Omaha home last year.

Judge removes juror from Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:58

Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.


Commuter train accident is latest problem for Metro-North

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:56
A commuter train slammed into an SUV on the tracks at railroad crossing about 20 miles north of New York City on Tuesday evening, killing six people. The accident is the latest problem for Metro-North, the nation's second-busiest railroad. Here is a look at some of the others:

Jury: Toyota must pay $11M to victims of fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:43

Koua Fong Lee stood with his wife Panghoua Moua, right, and attorney Bob Hilliard, left, following a verdict in the Toyota liability trial outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A federal jury decided that the design of the 1996 Toyota Camry had a dangerous defect that was partly to blame for a fatal 2006 crash, and the automaker must pay nearly $11 million to victims. Lee, his family members, the family of a girl who died, and two people who were seriously injured sued Toyota Motor Corp. in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury decided on Tuesday that the design of the 1996 Toyota Camry had a dangerous defect that was partly to blame for a fatal 2006 crash, and the automaker must pay nearly $11 million to victims.


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:35

King Abdullah of Jordan , center, is hurried into a meeting with leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. It was announced today that a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State has been killed. A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange. Jordan threatened a harsh response to the killing of Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, 26, who fell into the hands of the militants in December when his F-16 crashed in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Man arrested in San Francisco body parts case will not face charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:29
(Reuters) - A San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a dismembered body found in a suitcase left on a city street will not face charges due to insufficient evidence, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Mark Jeffrey Andrus, 60, was arrested early on Saturday and was being held without bail as investigators tried to determine whether he had killed the male victim and stuffed his body parts in the suitcase, abandoning it near a Goodwill store last week. "At this stage of the case, the Medical Examiner has yet to determine a cause of death or issue a positive identification of the victim," the San Francisco District Attorney's office said in a statement. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the body's hands and head were missing, making identification difficult.

Washington parents accused of abandoning kids in dirty house

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:24
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — A man and a woman accused of abandoning their three young children without food in a cold, filthy house have been arrested, police said Tuesday.

Teen struck by car in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:23

Teen struck by car in Bear, DelawareA 17-year-old is fighting for his life after he was hit a by a car in Bear, Delaware.


7 dead after Metro-North commuter train hits vehicle on tracks in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:18

At least 7 dead in Metro-North commuter train-car collision in New YorkSeven people were killed and at least 10 others injured when a Metro-North train slammed into a Jeep Cherokee on the tracks Tuesday night in New York.


7 dead after commuter train hits car in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:17

At least 7 dead in Metro-North commuter train-car collision in New YorkSeven people were killed and at least 10 others injured when a Metro-North train slammed into a Jeep Cherokee on the tracks Tuesday night in New York.


Philadelphia University's Herb Magee still looking for win 1,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:12

Philadelphia University's Herb Magee still looking for win 1,000Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee fell short in his first attempt at becoming the second NCAA men's basketball coach to win 1,000 games.


Whitney Houston's daughter 'fighting for her life'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:11

In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Messages of support were being offered Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, as people awaited word on Brown, who authorities say was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub over the weekend in a suburban Atlanta home. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown wanted to sing, act and dance like her megastar parents, Whitney Houston and R&B artist Bobby Brown. Instead, she has mostly made tabloid headlines for drug use and family disputes — the same perils that derailed their careers.