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Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:47

FILE - In this Thursday, April 15, 2010 file photo, grounded aircraft are seen at Belfast City airport, Northern Ireland. Passengers on European airlines may soon be able to use portable electronics including cell phones and tablet computers any time during flights, under new safety guidelines issued Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency said that starting immediately, European airlines can, at their own discretion, allow passengers to leave electronics on the entire flight, without the putting them into "airplane mode." (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)BERLIN (AP) — European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

One dead after pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit highway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:46
DETROIT (Reuters) - A truck driver died on Friday after his vehicle struck a pedestrian bridge, causing it to collapse onto a Detroit highway, closing the roadway, officials said. A second person was injured, according to Michigan State Police. "It was actually a traffic crash," said Michael Shaw, a lieutenant with the state police. "A cargo hauler, one of those trucks that pick up and drop off dumpsters, struck the overpass, and the bridge collapsed. ...

Celebrated Manet portrait headed to NYC auction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:43

This undated photo provided by Christie's shows French Impressionist Edouard Manet's "Spring," which could set a new record for the artist when it is auctioned on Nov. 5, 2014, at Christie's. The presale estimate for the painting depicting a Parisian actress in fancy dress and bonnet is $25 million to $35 million. (AP Photo/Christie's)NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrated portrait by Edouard Manet of a Parisian actress in a fancy dress and bonnet is heading to auction and could set a record for the artist.

Homeless man testifies in loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:40
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, according to testimony in the first-degree murder trial on Friday.

Minivan slams into home in Claymont, driver cited

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:36

 DUI driver launches minivan airborne, plows into homePolice say the driver of a minivan was under the influence when he lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.

EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:34

Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan attends to a news conference of European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in Berlin, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Trilateral gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine about gas supply from Russia for Europe during the upcoming winter take place in the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union.

Correction: Movie Drones story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:23

eight rotor Sky Jib Helicopter in San DiegoWASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the Federal Aviation Administration granting permits for drones to be used in moviemaking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ConocoPhillips was the only company previously granted a permit for commercial drone fights. BP also had been granted a permit.

Woman arrested in home invasion, assault of man, 76

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:14

Woman arrested in home invasion, assault of man, 76A Dover woman has been arrested in the home invasion and assault of a 76-year-old man.

Russian parliament curbs media's foreign ownership

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:08
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russian parliament on Friday approved a bill that would limit foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent amid a severe strain in Russia-West ties regarding Ukraine.

U.S. Attorney General Holder: 'No letting up' on civil rights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:59
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after announcing plans to step down, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to continue pressing civil rights issues during the rest of his term, including efforts to overturn laws in some states that he has argued create obstacles to voting by some blacks and Latinos. "I want you to know that my commitment to this work ... will never waver ... I have no intention of letting up, I have no intention of slowing down," he told a Congressional Black Caucus conference on Friday. ...

US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:52

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2002 file photo, a sign outside the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, N.M. The Homeland Security Department has privately acknowledged that a remarkable number of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed. At the meeting, the ICE official acknowledged the no-show figures while explaining the administration’s decision in June to open a temporary detention center for families in Artesia, New Mexico. A second immigration jail in Texas was later converted for families and can house about 530 people. A third such detention center will open in Texas later this year. Before the new facility in Artesia, the government had room for fewer than 100 people at its only family detention center in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/J.R. Hernandez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.

Third U.S. Ebola survivor says may return to Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:52
BOSTON (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola, which he contracted while working in Liberia, said on Friday that he would like to return to Africa to continue to fight the outbreak. The patient, Dr. Rick Sacra, spoke to reporters a day after his release from Nebraska Medical Center, where he had been treated for the disease for the past three weeks. He had fallen ill while working at a hospital in Liberia, where doctors have been fighting a historic outbreak of the deadly virus. "The odds of my ending up back there are pretty high. ...

Fatality near NY-New Jersey bridge snarls traffic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:48
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A fatal crash on a New Jersey interstate near the busy George Washington Bridge has left a truck driver dead and another motorist injured.

Owners of Connecticut's 'Mystic Pizza' fined over unpaid wages

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:45
By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut restaurant that was the setting of the 1988 movie "Mystic Pizza," which helped launched Julia Roberts' career, has been cited by state labor authorities who found it owed employees $105,000 in back pay and unpaid overtime. Located in the touristy port town of Mystic, the restaurant which has long capitalized on its role in the film about the lives of three waitresses was also ordered to pay $23,000 in civil penalties for the wage-law violations. ...

PHOTOS: Workplace beheading in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:42

 Workplace beheading in OklahomaPolice responded to a suburban Oklahoma City food distribution center where a woman was beheaded by a co-worker.

Hungary cuts off natural gas shipments to Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:32
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary unexpectedly cut off natural gas shipments to Ukraine on Thursday, days after getting assurances from Russian supplier Gazprom that it would get enough deliveries to fill up its own gas storage facilities.

U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, successor faces array of challenges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:28

U.S. President Obama announces the resignation of Attorney General Holder at the White House in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department. Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed. His nearly six-year term, marked by civil rights advances and frequent fights with Congress, made him one of the nation's longest serving attorneys ...

Donald Trump, neighbors bicker over golf course

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:28
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump has angered some South Florida residents by installing a fence of bushy trees that blocks their views of greens and fairways at the Trump National Doral golf complex in Doral.

Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:19
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A warning light signaling an engine fire prompted the pilots of a chartered passenger jet to make an emergency landing in Boise.

Testimony: Homeless man helped solve loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — According to testimony, a homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.