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Man accused of using selfie stick to record female neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:12
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him.

Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:08
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Reports of active shooter situation at Washington Navy Yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:04

All clear given at Navy Yard in Washington DCAn official says shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. Navy spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Pedro Rodriguez says a lockdown is underway.


PHOTOS: Shooting reported at Washington Navy Yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:02

 Shooting reported at Washington Navy YardPolice and SWAT teams responded to a reported shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.


Man shot to death by police in western North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:59
FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) — Police have shot and killed a man who fired at officers trying to serve an arrest warrant in western North Carolina.

Washington Navy Yard on lockdown: Navy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Navy Yard, the site of a 2013 shooting rampage that killed 12 people, was put on lockdown on Thursday and shelter in place order has been given, the Navy said, without confirming details of the incident.

Maine man gets 7 years in prison for driving drunk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:21
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for his ninth drunken driving conviction, a longer prison term than prosecutors sought.

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:18

Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council official Thomas Wang explains findings in the report released on the TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 crash last February, during a press conference in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation after the Feb. 4 crash already had indicated that the pilot shut off the remaining engine after one of them went idle. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council - while not assigning blame - added additional details about the crash and the background of the pilot, including that he had failed a flight simulator test as recently as May 2014. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday.


Shots reported in building on Washington Navy Yard campus, lockdown underway, spokesman says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shots reported in building on Washington Navy Yard campus, lockdown underway, spokesman says.

For New York Puerto Ricans, debt crisis begins to hit home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:08

A car emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag takes part in the National Puerto Rican Day ParadeBefore this week, Harriet Richardson's retirement dream was still intact: work a few more years in the United States before heading back to find a quiet, ocean-front house in her native Puerto Rico. Over a plate of fried plantains and rice at El Nuevo Bohio restaurant, a lunch spot popular with Puerto Ricans in New York's Bronx borough, Richardson, a corrections officer, said Puerto Rico's debt crisis may derail her plan.


Police: Woman, 90, accidentally fatally hits friend, 89

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:08
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 90-year-old woman helping a friend move her car accidentally struck and killed the 89-year-old woman on Long Island.

Police: Pa. nurse drops newborn baby, fracturing skull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:08

 Pa. nurse drops newborn baby, fracturing skullA hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.


Search to resume Thursday for missing swimmer in Monroe Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:04

Search to resume Thursday for missing swimmer in Monroe TownshipThe search is expected to continue Thursday morning for a missing swimmer in Monroe Township, Gloucester County.


Police: Pa. nurse drops newborn baby at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:55

 Pa. nurse drops newborn baby, fracturing skullA hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.


Brooklyn man gets prison time in biker melee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:40
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who took part in a 2013 assault on a sport utility driver by a group of motorcyclists is heading to prison.

Thousands evacuated after train carrying chemicals derails, catches fire in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:17

Thousands evacuated after train carrying chemicals derails, catches fire in TennesseeThousands of evacuations have been ordered after a train carrying chemicals partially derailed and caught fire overnight in Maryville, Tennessee, displacing up to 5,000 people, authorities said.


Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:48

This photo taken Monday, June 15, 2015, shows the Resolution Copper Mining area Shaft #9, right, and Shaft #10, left, that awaits the expansion go ahead in Superior, Ariz., for the project they say the mine will usher in a new era of prosperity for Arizona, bringing in the equivalent of roughly a $1 billion worth of revenue annually for about 60 years in a state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.


Sheriff: 2 dead in helicopter crash in northwest Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:31
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash in northwest Oregon.

AccuWeather: Showers, Mainly South Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:13

 Showers Today, Mainly SouthMeteorologist David Murphy says a thunderstorm is also possible. Most of the action will be in South Jersey and Delaware Today.


Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:10

The Rev. Cynthia Black, right, and the Rev. Bonnie Perry, left, hug after Episcopalians voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the denominations national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay people at the meeting. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.