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Government wants to make cars talk to each other

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:46

FILE - This May 22, 2012 file photo shows a demonstration of a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent 592,000 left-turn and intersection crashes a year, saving 1,083 lives. The agency said it will begin drafting rules to require the technology in new vehicles. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.


The latest harrowing images of the Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:39

The latest harrowing images of the Ferguson protestsThe situation in Ferguson, Missouri has grown even worse.


The latest harrowing images of the Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:39

The latest harrowing images of the Ferguson protestsThe situation in Ferguson, Missouri has grown even worse.


1 arrested in assault of park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:34

1 arrested in assault of park ranger in Philadelphia's Love ParkPhiladelphia police say they have made an arrest in the brutal beating of city park ranger in Love Park.


NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:33

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians walk in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout, the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced early Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.


NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:33

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians walk in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout, the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced early Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.


1 arrested in assault on park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:33

1 arrested in assault of park ranger in Philadelphia's Love ParkPhiladelphia police say they have made an arrest in the brutal beating of city park ranger in Love Park.


1 arrested in assault on park ranger in Philadelphia's Love Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:33

1 arrested in assault of park ranger in Philadelphia's Love ParkPhiladelphia police say they have made an arrest in the brutal beating of city park ranger in Love Park.


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in gas blast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:30
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

Woman charged in Philly school abduction rejects deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:20

Woman charged in Philly school abduction rejects dealA woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old from a Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting the girl has rejected a plea offer.


Missouri governor lifts curfew in Ferguson on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:20
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said there will be no curfew in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday night, two days after imposing one in an attempt to quell outbreaks of violence after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed teenager more than a week ago. "We will not use a curfew tonight," Nixon said in a statement posted on his website, a few hours after he ordered the Missouri National Guard to "restore peace" to Ferguson. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Missouri governor lifts curfew in Ferguson on Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:20
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said there will be no curfew in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday night, two days after imposing one in an attempt to quell outbreaks of violence after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed teenager more than a week ago. "We will not use a curfew tonight," Nixon said in a statement posted on his website, a few hours after he ordered the Missouri National Guard to "restore peace" to Ferguson. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Susan Heavey)

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:19
GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:19
GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.

Missouri governor sends Guard, lifts curfew

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:19
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Search on for diabetic mushroom picker in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:16
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are searching along the Oregon Coast for a mushroom picker who suffers from diabetes and was too weak to walk out of the woods.

Pathologist a veteran of high-profile cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:02

Former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden speaks during a news conference to share preliminary results of a second autopsy done on Michael Brown Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. The independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for New York City, conducted an autopsy on an unarmed 18-year-old shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, at the request of the teen's family. Baden, a veteran pathologist, determined that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head.


USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:00

savingWASHINGTON (AP) — A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.


Militias complicate situation on Texas border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:58

In this Aug. 11, 2014 photo, a Border Patrol agent sits on the levee in Mission, Texas. On Aug. 6, 2014, a few hundred yards down the levee, Border Patrol agents arresting immigrants mistook seven armed militia members who helped detain immigrants for state troopers. The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.


County autopsy: unarmed teen shot 6 to 8 times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:56
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County autopsy has found that the unarmed black teenager killed during a confrontation with a white police officer was shot six to eight times.