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Officer's police car collides with vehicle in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:00

Officer's police car collides with vehicle in CamdenOfficials say a Camden metro police officer collided his patrol car with another vehicle in Camden, New Jersey late Friday night.


German train drivers go on strike for better pay

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:41

A train approaches to a train station as train drivers across Germany went on a three-hour warning strike to demand wage hike in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — A strike by train drivers across Germany has brought hundreds of long-distance and commuter trains across the country to a standstill.


Biden promotes economics for nation's middle class

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:08

Vice President Joe Biden greets patrons at the Old Ferry Landing restaurant while making a stop for lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation's economic recovery.


11 hurt as bus crashes into SF Bay Area house

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:42
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A commuter bus was hit by a stolen car and smashed into a San Francisco Bay area home as a mother and two small children sat inside, sending 11 people to the hospital but none with serious injuries, police said.

Oklahoma policeman accused of rape while on patrol released on bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:19
(Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping or sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol was released from jail after posting $500,000 bond on Friday, officials said. Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, a three-year veteran of the Oklahoma City police force was arrested last month and charged with 16 counts of burglary and sexual assault including two counts of first-degree rape and sexual battery, among other crimes, court records show. ...

French president in trouble, in public and private

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:05

French President Francois Hollande gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the end of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)PARIS (AP) — Things can't get much worse for French President Francois Hollande: The economy is lagging; his new government is already under fire; and his private life has just been exposed in a ravaging book by the former first lady.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 15:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 15:54

Ali S. Khan, dean of the Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, center, speaks at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., with Rosanna Morris, Chief Operating Officer of the Nebraska Medical Center, right. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center.


11 hurt as bus crashes into SF Bay Area house

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:35
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A commuter bus was hit by a stolen car and smashed into a San Francisco Bay area home as a mother and two small children sat inside Friday evening, sending 11 people to the hospital but none with serious injuries, police said.

Nearly dozen injured after bus crashes into California home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:32
Nearly a dozen people were injured when a bus crashed into a San Francisco Bay Area home on Friday after being hit by a stolen car, police said. Eight passengers, as well as three residents inside the home, were hurt in the crash around 5:35 p.m. local time in Richmond and were taken to a hospital, Richmond Police Department Lieutenant Andre Hill said. A police officer driving behind a Honda station wagon determined that it had been stolen when the driver darted off recklessly, Hill said. Footage from local television news stations showed the front end of the bus lodged into the side of the peach-colored home some 17 miles (27.4 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, next to a tattered chain-link fence.

Northridge college finds hazing in hiking death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:30

California State University, Northridge, CSUN president Dr. Dianne Harrison, right, holds a report regarding Pi Kappa Phi fraternity hazing activities that lead to the death of CSUN student Armando Villa, during a news conference at the CSUN campus in Northridge, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. CSUN President Harrison released the results Friday of an investigation into the July death of 19-year-old Armando Villa, who passed out during a hike with Pi Kappa Phi pledges in the Angeles National Forest. Illegal hazing was involved in a fraternity hike that killed a freshman. Harrison said there wasn't enough water during the 18-mile hike. At left, CSUN Police Chief, Anne Glavin. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hazing was involved in the death of a California State University, Northridge, student who collapsed during an 18-mile fraternity pledge hike, the school's president announced Friday.


2 deer tie up traffic on Golden Gate bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:04

In this photo provided by Rebecca Abbey, deer cross the Golden Gate bridge, in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that two deer headed north on the Golden Gate bridge to Marin snarled traffic during the evening commute. (AP Photo/Rebecca Abbey) MANDATORY CREDITSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a pair of deer on the Golden Gate bridge snarled traffic in and out of San Francisco during the evening commute.


Colorado town becomes Bud Light commercial set

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:28

This Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 photo shows Elk Avenue as it is slowly transformed into a beer commercial set for ``Bud Light Blue,’’ in Crested Butte, Colo. Anheuser-Busch agreed to pay $500,000 to convert the town into a set for a Bud Light commercial, a sequel to the company’s ``Up for Whatever’’ Super Bowl ad that included Arnold Schwarzenegger. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) — Up for whatever? For some in the tiny and tony Colorado resort town of Crested Butte, that would be a no.


Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:28

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off JamaicaShadowed by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with its windows frosted and its pilot slumped over flew a ghostly 1,700-mile journey down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off Jamaica.


2 injured when motorcycle collides with pickup truck on I-495

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:24

2 injured when motorcycle collides with pickup truck on I-495Two people were injured when a motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck on I-495 in Claymont, Delaware.


19-month-old injured in fall from window in Lawncrest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:22

19-month-old injured in fall from window in LawncrestAuthorities say a 19-month-old child was hospitalized after falling from a window in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section.


Star witness testifies against ex-Connecticut governor in corruption trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:20

Three-term Republican Connecticut Governor John Rowland with his wife Patty at his side, makes a televised address from the governor's residence in HartfordBy Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland, forced from office a decade ago on a corruption conviction, promised a political newcomer he could help her get elected by working as a consultant on her 2012 congressional campaign, her husband testified on Friday. Brian Foley took the stand on Friday as the star prosecution witness in the former Republican governor's trial on charges of violating U.S. The Connecticut nursing home operator said he and his wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley, met with Rowland on “seven or eight occasions” in 2011 to discuss political strategy. Wilson-Foley was seeking the U.S.


Northeast Philadelphia man scammed out of $14,000

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:19

Northeast Philadelphia man scammed out of $14,000Police released surveillance photos of the men who they say scammed a 67-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man out of $14,000.


Washington state to pay family $10 million after highway tree crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:07
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state will pay $10 million to the children and son-in-law of a couple who were killed when a tree crashed onto their SUV along a U.S. Tim and Cheryl Owen, of Bothell, were killed instantly and their three adult children and son-in-law were left disabled in the December 2012 incident along Highway 2, which weaves through the Cascade Range toward Leavenworth, attorney Karen Koehler said. The area had severe weather before the accident and Chelan County had declared an emergency and asked residents to restrict driving, but the state's Department of Transportation (WSDOT) "did not echo any of these warnings", the statement said. After the incident, in which an ice-laden 125-foot-tall tree struck the vehicle and then additional trees fell, the WSDOT refused State Patrol requests to close the roadway, it said.

Death penalty sought for Colorado teen, boyfriend in elderly couple’s slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:06
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado prosecutor said on Friday she will seek the death penalty for a teenage woman and her boyfriend charged with killing the man's grandparents to inherit $20,000 and a house. Logan County District Attorney Brittny Lewton said in a statement that her office will pursue capital punishment for Cassandra Ann Rieb, 18, and Brendan Lee Johnson, 20. The pair was arrested in May and charged with first-degree murder for the slayings that month of Charles and Shirley Severance, who were both 70 and lived in Sterling, about 110 miles (177 km) northeast of Denver. Charles Severance was found dead in his home and Shirley Severance’s dismembered remains were later discovered in two locations, with some body parts near a reservoir in Colorado and others in a remote area across the state line in Nebraska, according to a police affidavit filed in court.