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Ramp metering lights to be turned on SB I-680 in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:20

Ramp metering lights to be turned on SB I-680 in San JoseSouthbound I-680 in San Jose will look a little different during the afternoon rush later today. Caltrans will turn on 20 ramp metering lights.


Cargo ship runs aground on the Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:18

Cargo ship safely secured after running aground on Delaware RiverA cargo ship ran aground late Monday night on the Delaware River near Salem, New Jersey.


U.S. court rejects Republican challenge to SEC pay-to-play rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:14
A U.S. appeals court handed the Securities and Exchange Commission a victory on Tuesday by dismissing a challenge from two state Republican parties to the regulator's pay-to-play rule for investment advisers. Republicans in New York and Tennessee said the rule, which places some restrictions on asset managers who donate to political campaigns, was a violation of free speech rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, however, said the Republicans missed a key 60-day deadline to challenge the rule after it went into effect and had lost their chance to try and have it overturned.

Osram Sylvania recalls LED lamps amid reports of overheating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osram Sylvania Inc is recalling about 55,000 T8 LED lamps after receiving 34 reports of overheating and melting, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

Ohio woman pleads guilty in river crash that killed boy, 4

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:05
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A woman who authorities say was drunk when her car went into a river, killing her friend's 4-year-old son, has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

Rough Fire at nearly 52,000 acres, 17 percent containment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00

Rough Fire at nearly 52,000 acres, 17 percent containmentThe Rough Fire continues to grow. It has burned nearly 52,000 acres, and containment stands at 17 percent. Meanwhile, firefighters are posting video of the front lines, and a Christian camp has been forced to cancel a huge fundraiser.


Police: Gunman fires shots at off-duty sheriff's deputy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:57
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in South Florida are searching for a gunman who fired shots at an off-duty Broward Sheriff's Office detective who was on her way home from work.

AP Interview: US eyes migration, poverty as pope trip themes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:48

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican says he expects Pope Francis will call on the United States to rediscover the fundamental values "that made our nation great" - including its long history of welcoming foreigners -when he visits next month and becomes the first pope to address Congress. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said Tuesday he expects Pope Francis will call on the U.S. to rediscover the fundamental values "that made our nation great" — especially its long history of welcoming foreigners — when he visits next month and becomes the first pope to address Congress.


8 recipients awarded Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:42
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight recipients have been awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

Mom who let beau who abused son baby-sit him again gets jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:40
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who let her boyfriend watch her toddler son even though he was on probation for abusing the child before has been sentenced to jail.

Tattoo leads to capture of Florida man in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:34
MIAMI (AP) — Police say a tattoo of a musical clef symbol tattoo and the name "Danei" led to the arrest of a 21-year-old North Miami man accused of killing a 73-year-old housemate by cracking a hot metal frying pan over his head.

US stocks bounce, Dow jumps more than 300 points after China interest-rate cut

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:30

Dow jumps more than 300 points after China interest-rate cutU.S. stocks surged in early trading Tuesday after China's central bank cut its key interest rate in a bid to boost growth in the world's second-largest economy.


Thousands of Fresno State students are heading back to class

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:19

Thousands of Fresno State students are heading back to classTuesday is the first day of the fall semester and this year, the student population is already breaking records.


Fresno State students start Fall semester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:18

Fresno State students start Fall semesterA projected 23,882 students - the largest number in university history - will begin class in Fresno State's 105th year.


California wine train orders off black women's book club

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:09

California wine train orders off black women's book clubMembers of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.


Boston bombing juror would have voted for life, not death: media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:39

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonOne of the 12 jurors who voted to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death would have opted for life had he known that one of the victims' families wanted the defendant spared, he told Boston's WBUR radio. The juror, 23-year-old Kevan Fagan, said he did not know that the parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard had urged prosecutors in an open letter on the front page of the Boston Globe in April to seek life in prison for the ethnic Chechen rather than the death penalty.


Toyota plans $16M expansion of Indiana forklift factory

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:39
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Toyota plans to spend $16 million to renovate and expand a central Indiana factory where it builds three-and four-wheel forklifts and other equipment.

Priest gets prison for sexual abuse during Philly to LA flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:31

Priest gets prison for sexual abuse during Philly to LA flightA California-based Catholic priest was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for groping a sleeping woman seated next to him on an airliner.


Boston Marathon trial juror addresses death penalty decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:23
BOSTON (AP) — A juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he probably would not have voted for the death penalty had he known that the families of some victims preferred a life sentence.

VIDEO: Humpback whale does backflip off Nova Scotia coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:41

 Humpback whale does backflip off Nova Scotia coastWhale watchers got a once-in-a-lifetime experience off the coast of Nova Scotia, where they saw a humpback whale do a backflip straight toward their boat!