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Contractor dies in Chevron pipeline accident off Louisiana coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:15
(Reuters) - A Chevron contractor was fatally injured and two people suffered minor injuries on Saturday while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, a Chevron spokesman said. Chevron Pipe Line Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone said it was under investigation. "CPL regrets this tragic accident," Johnstone said in a written statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the contractor's family and friends." Johnstone said the incident caused a small amount of natural gas condensate to be released into the water but that it dissipated and containtment crews were en route to the scene.

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:11
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:01

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.


Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:59

Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper MerionAuthorities say a suspect, allegedly attempting to steal copper, was electrocuted in Upper Merion, Montgomery County.


Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:59

Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper MerionAuthorities say a suspect, allegedly attempting to steal copper, was electrocuted in Upper Merion, Montgomery County.


Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:51

Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'The woman who worked 13 years to return a wedding photo found in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks is representative of "the best of humanity," said the man who will finally get back the photograph he'd had tacked to his cubicle wall.


Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:51

Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'The woman who worked 13 years to return a wedding photo found in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks is representative of "the best of humanity," said the man who will finally get back the photograph he'd had tacked to his cubicle wall.


City uses meters to raise change for homeless

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:34
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change.

Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colorado jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:19
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A man who lost five toes to diabetes while incarcerated at Arapahoe County jail has filed a lawsuit claiming the loss was caused by a lack of medical care.

ISIS beheads British aid worker in new video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:12

ISIS beheads British aid worker in new videoISIS extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.


Neighborhood matriarch killed in South Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:10

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.


Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:37

This photo provided by the US Navy, a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during search and rescue operations for a missing pilot on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway. The F/A-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley. (AP Photo/US Navy, MCS 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr., Released)LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.


NFL star Adrian Peterson turns himself in to police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:36

NFL star Adrian Peterson turns himself in to policeStar NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was booked into a Texas jail early Saturday morning then released after posting the $15,000 bond.


ISIS reportedly beheads British aid worker in video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:26

ISIS beheads British aid worker in new videoISIS extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.


1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.

End of an era with implosion of Germantown high-rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:16

End of an era with implosion of Germantown high-riseFor some, it was an eyesore, for others, it was home but in just a matter of seconds, the Queen Lane Apartments became a part of the past when the 16-story high rise was imploded Saturday morning.


Albright College student killed in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:04

Albright College student killed in house fireAlbright College officials say a sophomore was killed and two other students injured in a house fire.


Man sues after losing 5 toes while in jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 08:00

Man sues after losing 5 toes while in jailA man who lost five toes to diabetes while incarcerated at Arapahoe County jail has filed a lawsuit claiming the loss was due to lack of medical care.


Corporal punishment widespread, but declining

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 07:55
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still wildly practiced in homes and schools.

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 07:48

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambushPennsylvania State Police have identified the two troopers who were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania.