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1 dead, 1 hurt in violent crash on Route 130 in Burlington, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:20

1 dead, 1 hurt in violent crash on Route 130 in Burlington, N.J.Police say one person is dead and another hospitalized after a violent, single-vehicle crash on northbound Route 130 crash New Jersey.


Flames, ruptured gas line force dozens from Montco apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:19

Flames, ruptured gas line force 30 residents from Montco apartmentsA multi-alarm fire fueled by a ruptured gas line has forced 30 people from their apartments in Upper Merion Township.


Ruptured gas line, flames force dozens from Montco apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:01

Flames, ruptured gas line force 30 residents from Montco apartmentsA ruptured gas line and multi-alarm fire has forced 30 people from their apartments in Upper Merion Township.


1 dead in Route 130 crash in Burlington, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:22

1 dead, 1 hurt in violent crash on Route 130 in Burlington, N.J.Police say one person is dead after a northbound Route 130 crash in Burlington, New Jersey.


Gas line ruptures, dozens forced from Montco apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:07

Gas line ruptures, dozens forced from Montco apartmentsA gas line ruptured and forced 30 people from their apartments after a fire broke out in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania.


Drought-plagued California readies for El Nino storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:48

Roofers with Hull Brothers Roofing & Waterproofing resurface townhomes roofs at the Marina del Rey seaside community of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.


Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:26

01 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 26; chart shows national congestion delay per commuter and most congested cities; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways.


Improving economy shares blame for worst US traffic ever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:25

Traffic crawls along the Capital Beltway during rush hour, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.


Tropical Storm Erika approaching the Leeward Islands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:16
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika is moving quickly toward the Leeward Islands.

Local channels blacked out on Dish across 36 states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:14

A Dish Network logo is seen on a satellite dish on a Brooklyn apartment building roof in New York(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said subscribers have lost access to more than 100 local stations due to a distribution dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, affecting viewers of a string of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels. Dish and Sinclair had agreed on fees to carry its TV stations but the broadcaster was holding out to try to negotiate a carriage agreement for a cable channel it does not yet own, Dish, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, said in a statement. "Sinclair rejected our extension offer and has chosen to use innocent consumers as pawns to gain leverage for the economic benefit of Sinclair, while causing substantial harm and disruption to the lives of consumers," said Warren Schlichting, Dish's senior vice president of programming.


Utah boy tells how he was found by rescuers in mountains

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:13

Malachi Bradley, center, smiles at his brother Levi as he is reunited with his family, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Uintah County, Utah, after being lost near the Wyoming border on Sunday. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Malachi Bradley was searching for wild mushrooms in eastern Utah when he realized he had wandered too far from the mountain lake where he was hiking with his father and siblings.


Shallow depths belie hazards as waterparks' popularity grows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:00

In this Aug. 5, 2015, photo, lifeguards simulate a shallow water rescue on a backboard from a water slide at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Concern is growing about risks present even when most waterpark water is shallower than 3 feet. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — With their appealing slides and wave pools, splashing around at waterparks is an increasingly popular way to spend a summer day. But the shallow waters belie hazards that experts say visitors who are focused on the fun may be underestimating.


Deported man captured in tourist photo before slaying of San Francisco woman: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:50

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San FranciscoA convicted felon who had been deported to Mexico five times was seen acting erratically and captured in a tourist photo just moments before police say he shot dead a 32-year-old woman on a San Francisco pier last month, investigators said on Tuesday. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to the seemingly random shooting of Kathryn Steinle on July 1 as she walked with her father and a friend along the city's waterfront. A San Francisco Superior Court judge is weighing whether prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed to trial with murder charges.


Prep school grad accused of rape set to testify at trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:40

Owen Labrie listens to testimony in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A young man accused of raping a fellow student at an elite prep school in New Hampshire is set to testify in a trial that has exposed a campus tradition of sexual conquest.


You can blame the beeping economy for worst US traffic ever

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:05

Traffic crawls along the Capital Beltway during rush hour, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.


Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:53
Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways.

Police: Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:41

West Virginia State Police create a barricade outside Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in response to state police indicating that a weapon is in the school. All children have been evacuated from the school and are safely awaiting buses. No injuries have been reported according to the West Virginia State Police. (Lindsay Hawken/The Inter-Mountain via AP)PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said. No injuries were reported.


American who helped stop France terror attack returns to US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:17

Anthony Sadler, center, who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, walks across the tarmac to a waiting vehicle at Sacramento International Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Sadler and two Sacramento-area friends, U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, helped subdue Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man with ties to radical Islam who was carrying a handgun and an assault weapon on the train Friday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday.


U.S. commuters spend about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:10

Heavy traffic jam on New York's 2nd Avenue builds up during the United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average urban commuter to waste about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, a report released on Wednesday said. The Texas Transportation Institute report estimates U.S. highway congestion costs $160 billion a year, including from lost productivity, gas burned while idling in traffic and additional wear and tear on vehicles. "The higher congestion levels are clearly the downside of increased economic activity," said Bill Eisele, senior researcher for the TTI, which put together the annual Urban Mobility Scorecard along with traffic tracking company INRIX. TTI is part of Texas A&M University.


Boundaries shift in the U.S. on what cellphone use is rude: survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:07

A man stands in Grand Central Terminal, as passengers face limited train service on New Haven Line between Stamford Station and Grand Central Terminal due to Con Edison power problem in New YorkBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? The Pew Research Center survey on shifts in what is acceptable in an always-wired world found 82 percent of American adults say that using cellphones hurt conversation in social gatherings. Lee Rainie, Pew's director of Internet, science and technology research, said the survey underscored big issues about how technology is disrupting longstanding rules on human interaction.