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Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35

Filipino business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan talks to reporters following the launching of free Internet surfing service to millions of pre-paid subscribers of his telecommunications company at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Pangilinan said a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership. Pangilinan said that Filipino-British company Forum Energy PLC communicated the offer to China National Offshore Oil Corp. to explore Reed Bank, northwest of the Philippine island of Palawan. Philippine and Chinese vessels had a confrontation there three years ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a Philippine energy company said Friday a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership.


Fire at control site stops O'Hare, Midway flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:34

Fire stops Chicago's O'Hare, Midway flights; PHL says check statusA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling around the nation's air travel network.


A departing Obama friend leaves mixed legal legacy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:01

Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 28: Lull in fighting near Petersburg, Virginia.

Flights at Chicago's main airports grounded due to fire: FAA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:56

A flight board showing delays is seen at O'Hare Airport in Chicago(Reuters) - All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded early on Friday due to a fire at an air traffic control facility, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Employees at the facility in Aurora, Illinois, were evacuated and a fire department was on the scene, the FAA said. More than 300 flights into and out of the two airports had been canceled by 7:30 a.m. CT (1230 GMT) on Friday, according to the tracking website FlightAware.com. ...


AP Source: Video addressed to NFL security chief

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:53

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, Jeffery Miller, NFL vice president of security, addresses the media at a news conference for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of Miller in April, a law enforcement official says. The NFL has repeatedly said no one with the league saw the violent images until TMZ Sports released the video earlier this month. Miller said Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, through an NFL spokesman that he never received the video. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.


Polish plane makes emergency landing in Scotland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:01
LONDON (AP) — A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by the Polish airline LOT made an emergency landing Friday at Scotland's Glasgow Airport. No injuries were reported.

Truck slides on spilled paint, killing Ohio driver

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:56
HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 5-gallon bucket of paint fell from the back of a vehicle, coating an Ohio roadway and leading to a crash that killed a man.

NY mail carrier accused of hoarding 40,000 letters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005.

NC airport lights off early, disrupting 2 flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:37
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials say runway lights at Wilmington International Airport in North Carolina were turned off early, disrupting two incoming flights and canceling two departures.

Police investigate suspicious fire in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:36

Police investigate suspicious fire in Winslow TownshipPolice and fire investigators were on the scene of a suspicious fire in Winslow Township, Camden County.


Fire damages Cape May Lewes Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:29

Fire damages Cape May Lewes FerryOfficials say a fire has damaged the Cape May Lewes Ferry known as the "Delaware" early Friday morning.


Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:24
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month.

Montana ex-teacher to be re-sentenced in rape case after outcry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:20
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana is to be re-sentenced on Friday for raping a 14-year-old student, after a court earlier jailed him for only one month in a judgment that outraged women's rights activists. A prosecutor has recommended that former Billings High School instructor Stacey Rambold instead serve 10 years in prison for the 2007 rape of his pupil, Cherice Moralez, who committed suicide before the case went to trial. Rambold pleaded guilty last year to one count of rape and was sentenced by state judge G. ...

Woman dies in Chester house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:20

Woman dies in Chester house blazeOfficials say a woman died in a 2-alarm house fire in Chester, Delaware County late Thursday night.


Cops: Student shared pot-laced lollipops with pals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:07
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A police chief in Connecticut says a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized.

5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:48
BOSTON (AP) — Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more than $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Woman dies Chester house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:38

Woman dies in Chester house blazeOfficials say a woman died in a 2-alarm house fire in Chester, Delaware County late Thursday night.


Woman badly burned at Port Richmond gas station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:53

Woman burned, child rescued in freak accident at Port Richmond gas stationPolice say a woman was badly burned after a freak accident at a gas station in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section late Thursday night.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:11

airstrike footage on the Jeribe West Refinery in Syria on WednesdayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: