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JetBlue probe to examine object that fell from sky

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 03:19

This still frame from video provided by KABC-TV shows a JetBlue airliner on the Long Beach Airport runway with emergency slides deployed in Long Beach, Calif.,Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The JetBlue Airbus A320 airliner experienced engine problems and returned to the Long Beach, California, Airport on Thursday after a short flight that ended with passengers evacuating the aircraft on emergency slides. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The investigation into an engine failure that forced the emergency landing of a JetBlue airliner departing California will include examination of a metal panel that a woman says fell from the sky at the time.


Hearing set for man accused of starting huge fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 03:16

This image released by the El Dorado County Sheriff's department shows Wayne Allen Huntsman in his booking photo in Placerville, Calif. Huntsman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/El Dorado County Sheriffs)PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate.


Texas triple murder suspect kills self in jail: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 03:15
By Lisa Maria Garza (Reuters) - A 63-year-old man charged with killing three adults and wounding a child during a shooting spree at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas, committed suicide in his jail cell, police said on Friday. Sammuel Everett Toomey was being held in Nueces County Jail on three counts of capital murder and one count of aggravated assault in the Sunday shooting that left two women and a man dead, and a 10-year-old boy wounded. ...

Detroit council approves regional water authority deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 03:06

A City of Detroit Water and Sewerage man-hole cover is seen along Jefferson Avenue in the Delray neighborhood of DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit City Council on Friday approved the creation of a regional water authority, pushing forward an integral part of the city's plan to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. A deal Detroit reached last week with Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties creates a regional water and sewer authority, but allows Detroit to maintain control of its local system. The authority must now be approved by at least one of the counties. ...


White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 03:03

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Vice President Joseph Biden (L) as he launches the "It's On Us" campaign to help prevent sexual assault on school campuses while in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses confront the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...


Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:49

This undated photo provided by the 57th Bomb Wing Association shows a U.S. B-25 Mitchell bomber nicknamed “Maybe.” The plane crashed into a mountain in northern Italy during a bombing mission on Feb. 6, 1945. The two pilots were killed, but they kept the plane steady so the five other crew members could bail out. A memorial ceremony and unveiling of a plaque in the pilots’ honor are being held on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in a village near the crash site. (AP Photo/Courtesy 57th Bomb Wing Association)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.


Jury convicts former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland of crimes in campaign finance scheme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:43
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Jury convicts former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland of crimes in campaign finance scheme .

Florida man who killed grandchildren, daughter, self has NJ ties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:40

Florida man who killed grandchildren, daughter, self has NJ tiesAction News has learned the Florida man who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself has ties to our area.


Police check car, apartment in search for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:39

Charlottesville Police Dept. missing persons poster of Hannah Graham a University of Virginia student missing since the weekendBy John Clarke (Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched a car and apartment on Friday in a major break in the case, a police spokeswoman said. Acting on several tips about missing student Hannah Graham, 18, police in Charlottesville, Virginia, executed search warrants on the apartment and car in what the spokeswoman called a "major break." Graham, a sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia, was last seen early on Saturday after leaving an off-campus party in downtown Charlottesville. ...


DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:28
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year.

UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:23

This Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 photo shows the exterior of the Lalo Delgado school campus in Denver. Four students were injured, one seriously, when a teacher was pouring methanol onto a table top and igniting it during a chemistry class demonstration last Monday. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law and don't know about standard safety measures that can dramatically lower the inherent dangers of hands-on experiments they say are vital to science education. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.


University of California votes not to divest from fossil fuels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:17
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments have been reluctant to shake up their portfolios by pulling out of fossil fuels after Stanford University, one of the most prestigious and wealthiest in America, took that step in May. ...

Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16

File - This June 20, 2014 file photo is the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The privately funded monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit in question vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court.


Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16

In this combination of 2014 file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at campaign events in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/AP, Scott Bauer and The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.


Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16
CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

Utah doctor sentenced to 15 years to life for wife’s 2007 murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:11
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah judge sentenced a former doctor to 15 years to life in prison on Friday for murdering his wife by drugging her with a powerful cocktail of painkillers and holding her head underwater in a bathtub until she drowned, court records show. Michele MacNeill, 50, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Utah home, 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, by her 6-year-old daughter in 2007, about a week after undergoing plastic surgery. ...

PHOTOS: 19 arrested in central Pa. drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:10

 19 arrested in central Pa. drug bustThe Pennsylvania Attorney General's office said 19 people have been charged for their alleged connection to a drug ring.


Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:53

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo's latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which is expected raise more than $24 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.


Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:50
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction .