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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:13

A traveler looks at a flight departure board Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many delays and cancellations:


Philadelphia Zoo employee killed in golf cart accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:11

Philadelphia Zoo employee killed in golf cart accidentA worker was killed after becoming pinned underneath a golf cart at the Philadelphia Zoo Monday morning.


Teen killed in Port Richmond house fire ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:05

Teen killed in Port Richmond house fire ID'dThe teen killed in a fire on Monday morning in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia has been identified.


A summary of snow states' road salt problems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:05
Road salt was used in record amounts across the U.S. last winter, leaving supplies tight and costs high for local governments trying to prepare for this winter. Here's a look at some states facing the problem:

White House Intruder Got Farther Than Previously Thought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:03
He was tackled near the East Room, according to sources.

Flu ruled out in preschooler's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:02

Flu ruled out in preschooler's deathIt's been more than 72 hours since parents learned of the death of a 4-year-old boy who was enrolled at Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Students 'biggest losers' in Atlanta cheating case: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A sweeping test-cheating scheme orchestrated by public educators in Atlanta who were eager for cash bonuses and promotions short-changed the students who needed help the most, prosecutors said as the case went to trial on Monday. The former teachers, principals and administrators conducted a "cleverly disguised conspiracy" in 2009 to erase incorrect answers and, in some cases, instructed children to change their answers, Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Fani Willis told the jury. ...

Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00

Cops Say Skeletal Remains Are Missing StudentPolice say the investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has turned up a lead in the 2009 disappearance and death of another young woman.


Man opens fire during Ethiopian Embassy protest in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:59

United States Secret Service police stand in front of the Ethiopian Embassy in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire during a protest on the Ethiopian Embassy grounds on Monday, according to a video of the incident, but no injuries were reported. A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said it had detained a possible shooter after a report at about 12:15 p.m. EDT that shots were fired near the embassy in northwest Washington, D.C. Witnesses said the gunfire took place inside the embassy compound during a protest against the Horn of Africa nation's government. ...


Woman killed while walking with daughter in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:56

 Woman killed while walking with daughter in Strawberry Mansion was targetedA woman was shot multiple times while out walking her dog with her teenage daughter in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Man gets life term for Colorado triple slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:53
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A sex offender from Indiana was sentenced Monday to three consecutive life terms for sexually assaulting a teenage girl and killing her mother, brother and sister in southern Colorado.

School bus involved in crash in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:50

5 children hospitalized after South Philly school bus crashParamedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in South Philadelphia Monday evening.


Release ordered of man convicted in trooper death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:43
A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 years later was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday.

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.

Jail boss: No solitary for teen inmates by Dec. 31

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:31
NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of the year, city corrections officials will end their longstanding practice of sending 16- and 17-year-old inmates to solitary confinement for breaking rules in the nation's second-largest jail system.

Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:29
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for his role in the murders of three Massachusetts men.

Teachers shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:29

Protesting students Adriana Gonzales, right, and Andrea Colmenero march against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, near their school, Jefferson High, in the Denver suburb of Edgewater, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The Jefferson County School District says classes had to be canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools on Monday because so many teachers called in sick. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay.


Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:24

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezThe man who breached security at the White House this month overpowered a U.S. Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the incident. A Secret Service official who spoke on condition of anonymity said an alarm box near the front entrance of the White House had been muted, the Post said. ...


School bus crashes in Florida, injuring 10

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:19
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a semitrailer rear-ended a stopped school bus as children were getting off, injuring seven children and three other people.

Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:16
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. ...