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Homeless man dies after being pushed into New York river

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:51
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an argument between two homeless men ended when one pushed the other into a northern New York river and let him drown.

Obama to address Supreme Court decision on healthcare law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, his signature healthcare law, at 11:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) on Thursday, the White House said. Earlier on Thursday, the court ruled to uphold key insurance subsidies in the law, also known as Obamacare. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Judge lets prosecutors stay on W.Va. chemical spill case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:40
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that federal prosecutors do not face conflicts of interest that warrant removing them from a chemical spill case.

Charges against archdiocese may jeopardize insurance payouts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:39
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are warning that criminal charges against the corporation could jeopardize insurance coverage that's being counted on to pay some claims of victims of clergy abuse.

Man shot in the leg in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:05

Man shot in the leg in LoganA 22-year-old man was shot in the leg in Philadelphia's Logan section, police say.

Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:51

In this June 19, 2015 photo, Alex Culbertson, 26, shows transactions via the Venmo app on his smartphone, Friday, June 19, 2015, in Boston. On a recent trip to Maine with six friends, Culbertson had to split up a weekend tab of gas, hotel rooms, food and drink. One person paid for everything and they split the final result, via Venmo, the PayPal-owned app that lets users pay with a tap and a text-like message.. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NEW YORK (AP) — On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks.

Guard arrested for aiding convicts faces arraignment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:51

This photo provided by the New York State Police shows Gene Palmer on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The maximum-security prison guard is believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday, authorities said. (New York State Police via AP)PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A maximum-security prison guard accused of delivering frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned Thursday on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses.

Subaru recalls 72,000 vehicles in U.S. for possible auto brake failure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:42

A Subaru sign is pictured at a car lot in Carlsbad, CaliforniaSubaru is recalling 72,000 newer-model vehicles in the United States because the automatic pre-collision braking part of the driver-assist system could fail, increasing the risk of a crash, according to documents posted online by U.S. safety regulators. The recall affects certain 2015 and 2016 model-year vehicles equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System made by Subaru, a unit of Fuji Heavy Industries , the documents by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The spokesman was not aware of whether any vehicles outside the U.S. market were affected.

83-year-old Korean War vet gets honorary high school degree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:41
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — An 83-year-old Korean War veteran from New Hampshire who dropped out of high school nearly 70 years ago can now call himself a graduate.

Boy dies a week after rescue from burning mobile home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:21
OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was rescued from a central Florida mobile home fire has died.

Norwegian Air to grow U.S. flights with Caribbean service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:06
Beginning in December, Norwegian will fly from three U.S. cities to Guadeloupe and Martinique, overseas departments of France. Bilateral agreement allows Norwegian to fly between the United States and any point in European Union territory. While American Airlines Group Inc is the only major U.S. airline that now serves the islands, with direct flights from Miami, U.S. carriers dominate U.S.-Caribbean travel broadly and may view the routes as an incursion by Norwegian.

Fire destroys N.J. home shortly after power restored

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:00

Fire destroys N.J. home shortly after power restoredFire marshal now investigating the cause of the fire in Burlington County

Baby falls from apartment deck, hits tarp, man working below

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:57
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a baby fell from a third-floor apartment deck and hit a tarp and man working behind the Boston building.

Funeral plans for South Carolina church shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:54
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Several funerals and other services have been set for the nine people slain in a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

NYPD: Vehicles collide, car jumps curb, kills man on bench

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man seated on a park bench was killed when a car jumped the curb after colliding with another vehicle on Staten Island.

Family of journalist held in Syria heralds new ransom policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:15
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The parents of a Houston journalist taken hostage in Syria in 2012 have applauded President Barack Obama's decision to not prosecute families for paying ransoms to kidnappers.

Takata CEO says internal probe into failing airbags not progressing well

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:53

Takata Corp Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada prepares to leave a news conference in TokyoThe head of Japan's Takata Corp said an internal probe into its potentially deadly air bag inflators was not progressing well, but vowed to stay at the helm until trust in the safety of its products was restored. Facing the media for the first time since the company's recall crisis erupted over a year ago, Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada apologized for the defective inflators, which have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries. The lack of progress in finding out why some of its inflators can deploy with too much force and spray metal shards is set to turn up the pressure on Takata as carmakers continue to expand a recall that is already the biggest in automotive history.

10-year-old boy dies after falling overboard on NJ lake

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:29
HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is dead after he fell overboard and was struck by a pontoon boat his father rented for a family outing in northern New Jersey.

Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:21

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Sean Hunter tests gas welds on aluminum while working on a 1935 Rolls Royce at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. When Penn College of Technology revved up its vintage vehicle restoration major in 2012, it became one of just a handful of degree programs around the country teaching teens and 20-somethings how to help refurbish and maintain North America’s fleet of more than 10 million classic cars. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique automobiles, the exquisitely restored town cars, coupes and convertibles don't just sit pretty. They're expected to run.

Prison Guard Allegedly Swapped Paint, Tools for Escapee's Art

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:09
Gene Palmer was arrested in the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.