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Did Amtrak engineer use phone before crash? Answer expected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:02

Amtrak engineer was not using phone before crash, NTSB report saysThe National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release its latest findings Wednesday on last month's deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.


Victim: Hotel gave alleged rapist room key

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:50

 Hotel gave alleged rapist room keyA woman claims she was raped at a South Carolina hotel after staff members gave a man a key to her room.


Man falls into grain feed mixer, dies at central Ohio farm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:20
MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a man died on his family farm in central Ohio when he fell into a grain feed mixer.

Nashville Music City Center abuzz with 100,000 bees on roof

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:08
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative.

Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez headed to hearing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:03
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent eye doctor accused in a federal corruption case along with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is scheduled to be back in a Florida courtroom seeking release on bail.

Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama's trade bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:56

FILE - In this April 25, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Waukee, Iowa. Organized labor’s fierce opposition to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in an upcoming House vote. Unions can ill-afford another high-profile defeat. Industrial states including Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin have enacted "right-to-work laws" after electing Republican governors and legislative majorities. Walker is now a serious GOP presidential contender after winning major showdowns including a recall election against public-sector unions. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Organized labor's fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in a House vote that could come this week.


Missing Wall Street Journal reporter's death ruled drowning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:52
LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A medical examiner in New Jersey says the death of a Wall Street Journal reporter whose body was found in a river 14 months after he disappeared was an accident.

Woman with wife admits bigamy; didn't divorce husband first

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:40
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A woman who married her female partner last year without first divorcing her husband has pleaded guilty to bigamy and other charges in Virginia.

Latest report on Amtrak crash expected today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:35

Did Amtrak engineer use phone before crash? Answer expectedThe National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release its latest findings Wednesday on last month's deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.


Seeing-eye dog jumps between blind owner, bus in New York

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 19:11

Seeing-eye dog jumps between blind owner, bus in New YorkA service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said.


Photographer, model burned in photo shoot explosion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:59
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a photographer and a model suffered severe injuries when gas fumes ignited during a photo shoot at a Florida salvage yard.

Maine man dies when rock crashes through his windshield

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:46
HOPE, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are looking for the truck they think was the source of a rock that crashed through the windshield of a car, killing the driver.

38 animals killed in Texas animal clinic fire; 2 survive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:36
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Officials say 38 animals have died from a fire that engulfed an animal hospital in East Texas.

Pedestrian hit by SUV in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:35

Pedestrian hit by SUV in DelawareA man is in critical condition after being hit by an SUV in Mill Creek, Delaware.


Tractor-trailer hauling apple juice crashes on I-295 in Burlington Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:29

Tractor-trailer hauling apple juice crashes on I-295 in Burlington Twp., N.J.A tractor-trailer hauling 80,000 lbs. of apple juice crashed and overturned early Wednesday, jamming traffic on I-295 in Burlington Township, N.J.


Walmart brawl caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:55

Walmart brawl caught on cameraOne of the women involved in a fight inside an Indiana Wal-Mart said the altercation started over an alleged racist comment.


Man, 53, shot while sitting on front steps in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:52

Man, 53, shot while sitting on front steps in North PhiladelphiaPolice say gunfire struck an innocent bystander in North Philadelphia.


Man shot 3 times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:19

Man shot 3 times in KensingtonPolice say a 33-year-old man was shot three times in the Kensington section of Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


Feds say Southwest, Northwest could see major wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:41

FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, a volunteer firefighter helps contain a spot fire in an evacuated area of forest, ranches and residences, in the Black Forest wildfire area, north of Colorado Springs, Colo. The leaders of the Interior and Agriculture departments discussed the nationwide outlook for the 2015 wildfire season in a conference call from Denver on Tuesday, June 8, 2015. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reviewed the risk of catastrophic wildfires, especially in the West. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — The Southwest and Northwest could face potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, despite an unusually wet May over much of the nation, the Obama administration has warned.


Hastert enters not guilty plea during 1st court appearance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 14:29

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.