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Route vegetables: Highway blocked after truck spills spuds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:46
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Potatoes are everywhere on a North Carolina road, but these spuds aren't loaded or mashed and ready to eat.

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver following weak jobs report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:44

 Soft US jobs report weighs on stocksNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Financial Markets (all times local):


Man shot to death outside Camden funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:42

Man shot to death outside Camden funeral homeFamily members tell us the 22-year-old victim was getting ready to go inside the funeral home to pay his respects to his grandmother when he was gunned down.


Triplets born prematurely set to graduate at top of class

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 21:24

This April 30, 2016 photo shows Baye Lee, Allie and Jenna Braschler in their home in Grand Rapids, Mich. Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at Saugatuck High School in late May. The trio has also served as class president, vice president and treasurer in their senior year, among other activities. (Nick Gonzales/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at a western Michigan high school.


Man accused of killing family makes shrine in jail cell

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:52
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A "Santeria" shrine was discovered in the Florida jail cell of a man accused of killing his wife and her two young children.

Nevada company to pursue purchase of unfinished nuke

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 20:49
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Nevada company says it will try to purchase an unfinished nuclear power plant in northern Alabama.

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.