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Police seize medical records of woman seen punched

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

PHOTOS: Malaysia Airlines plane reportedly crashes in Ukraine near Russia border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:08

 Malaysia Airlines plane reportedly crashes in Ukraine near Russia borderA plane that went missing in Ukraine Thursday near the Russian border may have crashed, and reports from Ukraine have indicated that the plane was shot down by a missile.


Top union negotiator: Tentative deal reached to avert strike at largest US commuter railroad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Top union negotiator: Tentative deal reached to avert strike at largest US commuter railroad.

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger plane over Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:46

 Malaysian plane shot down over UkraineMalaysia Airlines has confirmed it has lost contact with a passenger plane near the Russian-Ukraine border, ABC News reports.


Judge tells Detroit teen he needed a beating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:35

Latrez Cummings stands before Judge James Callahan to hear sentencing, for his role in the mob beating of Steve Utash, at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit News,Charles V. Tines) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.


Biplane lands, then flips over at Pennridge Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:34

Biplane lands, then flips over at Pennridge AirportEmergency crews responded to the Pennridge Airport after a biplane crashed Thursday morning.


Medical helicopters crashes in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:07
NEWKIRK, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a medical helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed in eastern New Mexico.

Judge mulls timetable for redrawing Florida redistricting maps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:49
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Florida legislature's Republican leaders and county elections officers argued on Thursday that a judge who threw out their 2012 congressional redistricting plan could not require that boundaries be redrawn in time for the November elections. The brief hearing before Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis underscored the political uncertainty and logistical quagmire resulting from last week's ruling in the nation's largest swing state at the start of the midterm elections.

Malaysian Airlines loses contact with passenger plane over Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:48

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger plane over UkraineMalaysia Airlines has confirmed it has lost contact with a passenger plane near the Russian-Ukraine border, ABC News reports.


Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:44

This photo provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department shows Ace, a pit bull, resting outside the home of Lindsay and James Bernard of Indianapolis after the home caught fire on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Firefighters credited the dog with saving the life of the couple's deaf son, Nick Lamb, 13, by licking the boy's face until he woke up. No one else was home at the time. Neither the boy nor the dog was injured. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Fire Department, Rita Reith)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire.


Answers about immigration checkpoints

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:40

U.S. Border Patrol Senior Agent B.T. Hick and his dog Mirza, left, inspect a car at a check point outside Organ Pipe Cactus National Park in Why, Ariz., Wednesday, May 24, 2006. The detention of a prominent immigration activist at a Texas airport served as a reminder of the latitude the Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints for drugs and immigrants in the country illegally at locations not on the border. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.


Young adults drive record U.S. trend of multi-generational homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:35
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the U.S. population, lived in households with two or more generations in 2012, with young adults leading the trend, a report said on Thursday. The number of Americans living in multi-generational households has doubled since 1980. The figure spiked during the 2007-2009 recession and has moved higher since then, the analysis by the Pew Research Center said. "The increase in multi-generational living since 2010 is apparent across genders and among most racial and ethnic groups," the report said.

Maui officials say man bitten by shark

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:33
HONOLULU (AP) — Maui officials say a 61-year-old man was bitten by a shark and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Casino ship still stuck in waters off Ga., SC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:32

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the casino boat Escapade, with 123 people aboard, is grounded off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., Wednesday, July 16, 2014. No injuries or medical issues had been reported among the 96 passengers and 27 crew members aboard the boat according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A casino boat that ran aground during its first gambling cruise from Savannah remained stuck offshore for a second day Thursday as the Coast Guard reviewed salvage plans for risks of fuel leaks or dangers to the few remaining crew members onboard.


Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:31
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.

Friendship Ends in Murder When Teens Kill Best Friend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:23
In a look back at how a friendship ended in murder, here is a timeline of events of leading up to and after Skylar Neese's death.

5th Christie aide questioned on traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:22
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The aide New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has picked to be his next chief of staff says she had no knowledge of or involvement in politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.

President Obama to visit I-495 bridge in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:20

President Obama to visit I-495 bridge in DelawarePresident Barack Obama will be in Delaware to visit the site of the closed Interstate 495 bridge in Delaware as part of a transportation funding push.


Strong earthquake jolts Alaska near Canada border

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:50
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists say a strong earthquake rattled a section of Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory.

Police: 2 Suspects in bank robbery gang members

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:47
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California say two suspected bank robbers who took three women hostage and were killed in a resulting shootout with officers were gang members.