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Person struck and killed by train in Havertown

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 49 min ago

Person struck and killed by train in HavertownA person was killed after being struck by a train in Delaware County.


Washington state man sentenced to 10 years for torching gay club

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 50 min ago
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for setting fire to a popular Seattle gay nightclub packed with New Year's Eve revelers. No one was badly hurt in the Dec. 31, 2013, attack on Neighbors, a decades-old establishment filled with 750 people when Musab Mohammed Masmari, 30, doused a carpeted stairway with gasoline and set it alight. He was never charged with a hate crime in connection with the incident, but prosecutors maintained his actions were driven by bias. "Motivated by ignorance and intolerance, this defendant put more than 700 lives at risk when he purposely started a fire at a crowded nightclub on New Year's Eve," U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said in a statement.

Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arrest

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.

US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced more questions about his handling of a special anti-corruption commission Thursday after Manhattan's federal prosecutor threatened to investigate his office for possible witness tampering and obstruction for allegedly encouraging members of the panel to speak out on Cuomo's behalf.

Trial over Oklahoma bombing video concludes

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago

FILE - In this April 24, 1995 file photo, an Oklahoma City police car decorated with the words "We will never forget" and a small American flag sits near the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, July 31, 2014, the FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge in Salt Lake City that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses who testified that there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A four-day trial to determine if the FBI has done an adequate search for additional videos of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing has come to a close in Salt Lake city.


Contractor and inspector stole $3.6 million from PennDOT, AG says

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 54 min ago

Contractor and inspector stole $3.6 million from PennDOT, AG saysTwo men, a contractor and an inspection consultant, have been charged with conspiring to steal $3.6 million in taxpayer money from PennDOT.


Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 57 min ago
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 ...

Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 59 min ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation.

Police: Man hits postal carrier over no mail

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours ago
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is under arrest after authorities say he hit a postal carrier and threw furniture at his truck because he didn't have any mail for him.

Immigration courts speed up children's cases

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 28 sec ago

This June 18, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.


California's proposed 2015 Obamacare premiums to rise 4 percent in 2015

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 sec ago
Healthcare premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent in 2015 on California's health insurance exchange, the largest of the state marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, state officials said on Thursday. Ten companies will sell plans for 2015 through Covered California, three fewer than this year, said the exchange's Executive Director Peter Lee. Opponents of Obama's healthcare reform, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, have warned for months that 2015 premiums would soar due to the high medical costs of the first wave of enrollees who, they claimed, are older and sicker than the general population. In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate.

AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 7 min ago

A sale balloon for a nearby store is shown next to a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood just sold for $1.8 million in cash, $600,000 more than its asking price, in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums hit seven figures for the first time last month, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely cover the cost of an 800-square-foot starter home. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.


U.S. to modernize poultry inspections to boost food safety

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require all poultry companies to take measures to prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination, rather than addressing contamination after it occurs. "The United States has been relying on a poultry inspection model that dates back to 1957 ... ...

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 17 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship.

Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.

Colorado to begin licenses for immigrants

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 21 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.

Disney hopes to break record with book bag giveaway

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 24 min ago

Disney hopes to break record with book bag giveawayDisney along with local volunteers joined with people across the country to try to set a world record and they did it all while helping children in need.


DelDOT: Southbound lanes of I-495 reopening at 5pm today

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 25 min ago

 Southbound lanes of I-495 reopening at 5pm todayThe Delaware Department of Transportation says they will be reopening the southbound lanes of I-495 at 5pm today.


Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 57 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 59 min ago
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.