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Things to know from California's truancy report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 22:07
The California attorney general's office released a report Friday documenting truancy in the state. This year, for the first time, the data was broken down by race and income level as well as geography. Some of the most notable findings:

Woman arrested after three dead babies found in filthy Massachusetts home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:41
By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Police have arrested a woman after the bodies of three infants were found amid the squalor and vermin of a condemned southern Massachusetts home from which state officials previously rescued four children, officials and media said on Thursday. But the cause of death and the gender of the infants found at the home in Blackstone, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Boston, was unknown, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early told reporters. "The house is in squalor," Early said. "The house is filled with vermin. ...

Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:20

Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into seaPentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.


3 babies' bodies found in house full of vermin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:03

3 babies' bodies found in house full of verminThe bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said.


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 14: Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia.

Serious crash jams traffic on Route 55 in Vineland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:00

Serious crash jams traffic on Route 55 in VinelandA serious crash closed Route 55 South in Vineland, New Jersey Friday morning.


U.S. Navy pilot missing after two aircraft crash in Pacific Ocean

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:46

FILE - In this April 12, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Marine F/A-18 Hornet jet flies low pass during Philippines-US joint military exercise in northern Philippines. President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants and desperately in need of food and water. The Pentagon said the airdrops were performed by one C-17 and two C-130 cargo aircraft that together delivered a total of 72 bundles of food and water. They were escorted by two F/A-18 fighters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is searching for a pilot missing after two combat jets crashed at sea in the western Pacific Ocean on Friday, Navy officials said. The two F/A-18 Hornets were operating from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson when the strike-fighter jets crashed, officials said in a statement. One pilot was quickly found and underwent medical attention, it said, but it was not immediately clear what, if any, injuries the pilot sustained. ...


Connecticut home invasion inmate seeks kosher diet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:37
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two men convicted in the gruesome killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison.

Low over Florida has 20 percent chance of becoming cyclone: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:23
(Reuters) - A low-pressure area now located over southern Florida still has 20 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Friday. "Once the low moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, conditions could become a little more conducive for tropical cyclone formation over the weekend while the system moves westward at around 10 miles per hour," the NHC said. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore, Editing by Franklin Paul)

Members of Sarah Palin's family accused of throwing punches at party

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:14

Members of Sarah Palin's family accused of throwing punches at partyPolice are investigating several members of the Palin family following a dustup at a snowmobile party.


Bridgeport, Connecticut, industrial fire forces hundreds to evacuate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:53
(Reuters) - An overnight fire that destroyed two buildings in an industrial area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and forced about 400 residents to evacuate, also may have polluted a popular fishing area, officials said on Friday. The blaze, which began Thursday evening, sent several fireballs into the air as superheated drums of perfume and other chemicals exploded inside the Rowayton Trading Co, the city fire department said in a statement. "The fireballs and the heat were like nothing I have ever seen," Mayor Bill Finch said in the statement. Coast Guard were testing water samples from the Pequonnock River and the Bridgeport Harbor to determine if water run-off from firefighting efforts carried any hazards into the waterway.

1 injured after car crashes into Bala Cynwyd building

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:52

1 injured after car crashes into Bala Cynwyd buildingPolice say a man was injured after his car crashed into a building in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:39

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing football player Rice striking his fiancee, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The video from a casino elevator showing Janay Palmer crumbling to the floor after a punch has already been seen many times on TV since TMZ released it Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.


Cab drivers outraged over body odor test in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:37

Cab drivers outraged over body odor test in San DiegoBody odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.


Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:12
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is ...

Sheriff: Wisconsin guardsman dies in car accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:12
SHELL LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Washburn County authorities have identified a man who was fatally hit by a car last week as a National Guardsman returning from a comrade's funeral.

Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:40

US retail sales rise in August on auto salesThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August. The report will come out Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SALES RISING: Economists forecast that retail sales rose 0.5 percent last month, according ...


Escaped teen killer re-captured near Ohio prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:00

Escaped teen killer re-captured near Ohio prisonA teen convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school is back in jail after scrambling over a prison fence, then hiding near a church.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:56

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance laws by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Man hospitalized after shooting in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:41

Man hospitalized after shooting in Camden, N.J.Police say a man was hospitalized after a shooting in Camden, New Jersey Thursday night.