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Part of southbound NE Extension closed for repairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:07

Southbound NE Extension closed at Lansdale for repairsSome southbound lanes of the Northeast Extension (I-476) remained closed Tuesday leading in to the evening rush hour.


US investigators blame gas, sewer lines in deadly NYC blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:02
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators say a poorly welded joint in a Con Edison gas line and a break in an old city sewer line were the likely causes of an explosion that killed eight people in New York City.

Judge to set Chinese drywall damages for 2,700 homeowners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:56
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for people contending that Chinese drywall damaged their homes say they have a simple way to help the 2,700 in a class-action suit.

Louisiana AG asks court to block release of 'Angola 3' inmate held in solitary confinement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:55
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana AG asks court to block release of 'Angola 3' inmate held in solitary confinement.

Caitlyn Jenner facing second lawsuit over fatal California crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:36

A damaged vehicle is pictured at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Jenner in MalibuFormer Olympic champion and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner, who came out as transgender in April, is facing a second lawsuit in connection with a fatal car crash on a Southern California highway in February. Jessica Marie Steindorff, who said in court papers she was injured in her vehicle in the crash, filed the personal injury suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday accusing Jenner of driving "negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly" and causing the crash. Relatives of Kimberly Howe, who was killed in the Feb. 7 collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, filed a lawsuit in May against Jenner for negligence and wrongful death.


Service dog throws self in bus' path to protect blind owner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:35
BREWSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 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.

Search for escaped inmates shifts to town 30 miles away

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:34

Search for escaped inmates shifts to town 30 miles awayState and federal law officers searching for two killers who used power tools to break out of a maximum-security prison poured into a small town 30 miles away Tuesday after getting a report of a possible sighting.


Billing rates at 7 area hospitals questioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:34

Billing rates at 7 area hospitals questionedA new report reveals some hospitals are marking up their prices more than 1,000%. And some of the top offenders are in our area.


Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty in federal hush-money case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:32

Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty in federal hush-money caseDennis Hastert pleaded not guilty in a federal court Tuesday following an indictment that alleged that the former House speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone not to reveal past misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.


Rule stops police from shooting at cars unless driver fires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:19
DENVER (AP) — Denver police said Tuesday they have changed use of force guidelines following deadly encounters between officers and drivers, saying police can no longer fire on moving vehicles unless the driver is shooting at officers or civilians.

APNewsBreak: 1st Midwest farm hit by bird flu restarts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:16

This undated photo provided by Bethany Hahn shows a flock of turkeys at a Minnesota poultry farm. Three months after a devastating form of bird flu made its first appearance in the Midwest, the first poultry farm in the region to be affected is growing turkeys again _ even though the virus is still lurking in Minnesota and beyond. (Bethany Hahn via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three months after a devastating form of bird flu made its first appearance in the Midwest, the first poultry farm in the region to be affected is growing turkeys again — even though the virus is still lurking in Minnesota and beyond.


Police identify family killed in Montana murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:16

Police tape rings a fire-damaged cabin in the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge Forest outside Deer Lodge, Mont., on Monday, June 8, 2015, where a Montana man shot and killed his wife and three children, set a fire in the family's remote cabin and then killed himself, officials in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County said. The shootings happened Sunday morning at a one-room log cabin in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest about 15 miles southeast of the town of Deer Lodge, Police Chief Tim Barkell said. Barkell was withholding the names of the victims and the shooter until relatives could be notified. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) — A southwestern Montana man told an acquaintance that he shot his family and planned to kill himself because his wife had been "mocking him and riding him all day," law enforcement officers said.


Imam: Officers in Boston suspect's shooting were 'reckless'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:16

Sadiki Kambon, director at the Black Community Information Center in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, gestures as he answers a question regarding the shooting of Usaama Rahim by law enforcement, during a news conference in Boston, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. At left is Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, a leader of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Boston, where Rahim and his family prayed. Blurry surveillance video raises new questions about the fatal shooting of Rahim by terror investigators, his family said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Surveillance video of a confrontation between terror investigators and a suspect who they say was armed with a military-style knife shows authorities acted "reckless" and "dangerous" by fatally shooting him in a parking lot during rush hour, a city Muslim leader and a black activist said Tuesday.


Holdout businessman in blighted Oklahoma town dies at 60

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:15
PICHER, Okla. (AP) — A businessman who refused to leave the Oklahoma ghost town of Picher has died.

I-95 NB reopens after earlier crash in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:12

I-95 NB reopens after earlier crash in NE PhiladelphiaInterstate 95 northbound in Northeast Philadelphia is open again following an earlier crash.


Truck carrying 2,200 piglets overturns, killing about half

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:08
XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities estimate up to 1,100 piglets may have died when a semitrailer carrying 2,200 piglets overturned on an Ohio highway.

Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty to charges in federal hush-money case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:04
CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty to charges in federal hush-money case.

Police: Man who fired shot in Plymouth Twp. bank robbery arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:02

 Man who fired shot in Plymouth Twp. bank robbery arrestedPolice say they have arrested the man who fired a shot during a bank robbery in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County.


HP to pay $100 million to settle case tied to Autonomy deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:55

FILE - In this Sept. 20. 2010 file photo, the corporate logo for Hewlett-Packard Co. is displayed at an HP Innovation Summit, in New York. Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated purchase of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, the company reported Tuesday, June 9, 2015, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal.


White House press briefing room evacuated amid security concern

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:46

White House press briefing room evacuated amid security concernThe White House briefing room was briefly evacuated Tuesday amid security concerns.