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Blaze damages house in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:57

Blaze damages house in MontcoA fast-moving fire damaged a house in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania Tuesday morning.


Male nurses scarce but make more money than women RNs: Study

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:31
CHICAGO (AP) — Even in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they still earn less than men, a study of nurses found.

Airline worker accused of stealing cash at Newark checkpoint

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:30
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An airline worker has been accused of stealing cash from a passenger's wallet at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Some Dems echo GOP's 'no compromise' demand in primaries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:23

FILE - In this March 9, 2015, file photo, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., talks at a news conference in Rockville, Md., after announcing endorsements for his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Republicans from sharply conservative House districts have won recent elections by promising to "never compromise." Now some Democrats are eyeing the same motto for their primaries and the Maryland target is Van Hollen. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans from sharply conservative House districts have won recent elections by promising to "never compromise," and now some Democrats are eyeing the same motto for their primaries.


CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama's law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:21

FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A couple of government reports say the number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Fire forces residents from home in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:06

Fire forces residents from home in Southwest PhiladelphiaA fast-moving blaze forced several residents from their home in Southwest Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Car slams into tree in Gloucester County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:02

Car slams into tree in Gloucester County, N.J.A driver lost control of their car and slammed the vehicle into a tree in Washington Township, New Jersey early Tuesday morning.


AmEx Troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:52

This Jan. 21, 2015 photo shows the American Express logo displayed in the window of a New York business. Amex’s stock is down 11 percent this year, making it the second-biggest decliner on the Dow Jones industrial average. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, the wealthy and the well-traveled, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it."


New pro-trade board will sharpen Dems' divide on the issue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:43

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. President Barack Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements. A new pro-trade advisory board being announced March 24 includes Patrick and former US. Trade Representative and Dallas mayor Ron Kirk. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere.


School bus carrying students crashes into Philadelphia area home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:38

A school bus is pictured after it crashed into a house at the Windermere Development in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania(Reuters) - A school bus carrying nine elementary school students careened off the road and crashed into a occupied home in suburban Philadelphia home on Tuesday, and no injuries were reported, police said. Neither the students, the driver nor a resident who was on the home's second floor at the time of the 7:45 a.m. crash were injured, Whitpain Township Police said in a press release. A photograph of the scene showed a yellow school bus piercing the first-floor window of a white plaster home in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia. "All nine students and the driver were able to exit the bus through the rear emergency door and all were uninjured," police said in the release.


Court rules PSEG may be entitled to recover Sandy storm-surge losses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:34
(Reuters) - Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., New Jersey's largest power utility, may be entitled to recover hundreds of millions of dollars more from its insurers for losses caused by the storm surge associated with Superstorm Sandy in 2012, a state court has ruled. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Thomas Vena said in a ruling released on Monday the company's insurance policy was not subject to flood-damage limits imposed by its insurers because a storm surge is included under the definition of a "named windstorm," in this case Sandy.

NYC dance performance targets social injustice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:32

In this August 15, 2014 photo provided by the Park Avenue Armory, dancers Sean Douglas (Brixx) foreground and Derick Murreld (Slicc) rehearse for a show called FLEXN, co-directed by Peter Sellars, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. The emotionally charged performance by 21 African-American dancers explores social and criminal justice issues through dance, photography and public dialogue. (AP Photo/ Park Avenue Armory, Stephanie Berger) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — An emotionally charged series in New York City is exploring racial and social injustice through dance, photography and public dialogue.


Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:18

In this March 3, 2015 photo, Jenny Kelly walks with her daughter, Elea, 2, near their loft apartment in Seattle's downtown Pioneer Square neighborhood. A small but growing number of parents are bucking the trend of moving to suburbs when they have children, and they’re pushing cities to be more welcoming to families. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown.


West Virginia police hunt escaped murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:12
(Reuters) - A murder suspect escaped from a West Virginia state mental hospital, police said. The suspect, Rocco Jesse Zuccaro, 30, of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, fled the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston on Monday afternoon, West Virginia State Police said in a statement late on Monday. He is charged with a murder in Brooke County, West Virginia, in February 2013. West Virginia's MetroNews website said Zuccaro was found incompetent to stand trial last month and ordered into a mental institution.

Driver had possible medical problem before bus hit Blue Bell home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:12

 Driver possibly had medical problem before bus hit Blue Bell homeThe driver of a school bus that slammed into a home in Blue Bell, Pa. on Tuesday morning may have suffered some kind of blackout.


Gun rights group sues Lower Merion Twp. over ordinance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:08

Gun rights group sues Lower Merion Twp. over ordinanceA gun rights group is suing a Philadelphia suburb over an ordinance it says conflicts with state law.


Principal: Driver may have blacked out before bus hit Blue Bell home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:59

 Driver possibly had medical problem before bus hit Blue Bell homeThe driver of a school bus that slammed into a home in Blue Bell, Pa. on Tuesday morning may have suffered some kind of blackout.


Police: Suspect in abduction, chase dies after shooting self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:58

Authorities investigate the scene, after capturing a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing in an exchange of gunfire, in the Village of Mount Pleasant outside Racine, Wis., Monday, March 23, 2015. The sheriff's office said in a news release that authorities tracked the suspect to the Village of Mount Pleasant, where he was hiding in bushes. (AP Photo/The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old man accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing from sheriff's deputies in an exchange of gunfire has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


PHOTOS: School bus crashes into Blue Bell home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:50

 School bus crashes into Blue Bell homeA school bus slammed into the front of a home in Blue Bell, Pa. on Monday morning.


Queens restaurant ordered to pay 11 workers $2.7M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:37
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a Queens restaurant to pay $2.7 million to 11 workers in back wages.