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Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem, fuel spilling into Neshaminy CreekA jackknifed tractor trailer has shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Bucks County.


NFL consultants send newsletter on Ebola to all teams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:15
(Reuters) - The NFL's infectious disease consultants, in a newsletter sent to team doctors and trainers outlining the primary facts of the Ebola virus, said they do not currently recommend screening for possible contact with infected patients. The newsletter, to be shared with players and staff, was written by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and sent to all 32 National Football League teams earlier this week, the league said on Thursday. ...

With foxes scarce, hunting clubs target coyotes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, hunt master William T. Stuart, from Fairfield County Hounds, collects the hounds for a hunt, in Bridgewater, Conn. At the last fox-hunting club in the state, it’s been three years since the last fox sighting and coyotes have become the hunters’ new quarry. Coyotes run fast and in rugged terrain they are nearly impossible to catch. None were caught this day. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out "Tally ho!" at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to one dramatic change: Coyotes have displaced foxes in the wild and become the hunters' new quarry.


U.S. transportation security chief to retire: Homeland Security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will retire after four and a half years leading the 60,000-employee agency, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. John Pistole, who has led TSA since June 2010, has overseen security operations at more than 450 airports around the United States, the department said. Pistole "has been integral in leading TSA's transformation to a risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. ...


Suspect in California wildfire pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say the man facing an arson charge for a wildfire that tore through a Northern California town appeared to want to destroy an apartment complex where he once lived.

Fan dispute at Fla. debate prompts finger-pointing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10

Democratic challenger Charlie Crist waits for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to start their second debate, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Davie, Fla. Scott delayed the start of the debate because of an electric fan below Crist's podium. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It's no secret in Florida that former Gov. Charlie Crist likes to stay cool by using a portable fan.


NY AG: Most NYC Airbnb listings violate the law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings offered by the short-term rental service Airbnb violate city or state laws, New York state's attorney general charged Thursday.

Police: Man killed for jumping on bed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:55

 Man killed for jumping on bedPolice in Berks County say a man was killed after jumping on a bed Tuesday.


No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can help

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:34

No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can helpIf the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.


California city rejects migrant shelter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:32
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city has rejected a plan to convert a vacant nursing home into a shelter for unaccompanied children arrested by the Border Patrol.

Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:17
SEATTLE (AP) — With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:15

Philadelphia prison beating sparks investigationA beating inside Philadelphia's largest prison is prompting an investigation and talk of a lawsuit and the suspect is a prison guard.


Japan trade minister questioned on political funds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:13

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his newly appointed Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi chat prior to a group photo session following the first Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Obuchi was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday, Oct. 16 over her political spending in the latest scandal involving female members in Abe's Cabinet. Three other female ministers have been questioned over campaign giveaways, gaffes or alleged links to racist groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday over possible violations of election laws, in the latest scandal involving female members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet.


Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:13

Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pennsylvania TurnpikeA multi-vehicle crash is slowing traffic on the westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lower Moreland.


India PM announces overhaul of archaic labor laws

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:04

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honor of his visit to the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York. Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday, Oct. 16 aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of labor reforms on Thursday aimed at transforming Asia's third-largest economy into an international manufacturing hub.


EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:34

French President Francois Hollande, left, and French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine attend the first congress of the National Order of Physicians, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Paris. France will begin screening airline passengers for Ebola on Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The Paris airport authority says that medical teams will take passengers' temperatures before they leave the air bridge to enter the terminal. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are promising to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at the airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points.


Lawsuit: Man woke from colonoscopy wearing pink panties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:30

 Man woke from colonoscopy wearing pink pantiesA Delaware man who says he awoke from a colonoscopy to find he was wearing pink women's underwear is suing a surgical center.


Man sues after waking from colonoscopy in pink panties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:25

 Man woke from colonoscopy wearing pink pantiesA Delaware man who says he awoke from a colonoscopy to find he was wearing pink women's underwear is suing a surgical center.


Deadly crash shuts down Schuylkill Expressway near Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:45

Deadly crash shuts down Schuylkill Expressway near MontgomeryA fatal crash shut down the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway for hours at the start of the morning rush hour.


Shots fired at police in 3 Washington towns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:13
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — An officer who was injured helping arrest a man suspected of shooting up police stations and patrol cars in three towns in Snohomish County, Washington, is recovering.