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Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 21:08

In this photo from Thursday, July 10, 2014, Irwin Carbajal, 23, a aircraft cabin cleaner, poses for a photograph at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Carbajal, who makes $8.25 an hour, is hoping to benefit from a pay increase which the Service Employees International Union is pushing for. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dispute over workers' wages at Newark Liberty International Airport could be nearing a resolution.


No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:49

Appalachian TrailBy Barbara Goldberg HARRIMAN STATE PARK N.Y. (Reuters) - Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cell phone for the rest of the 2,180-mile (3,508-km) hike. I just want to be out in the woods, isolated," said Belcher, 23, who has called home to Fredericksburg, Virginia, twice weekly since her journey began in April and gets constant texts from her parents, who even call her hiking partner's phone as well. Then Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina used "hiking the AT" as an excuse for disappearing for six days in 2009, while in fact he was on a rendezvous in Argentina with his mistress. Today camping gadgets such as a twig-fueled stove that can charge a smartphone while it heats baked beans, and online tips such as using an empty foil-lined potato chip can to boost Wi-Fi signals, mean there is no need to go off the grid while on the trail.     With Twitter, Instagram and blogs, hikers may be safer but lose the solitude and silence once found in the woods.     "The whole idea of the Appalachian Trail is to get away from it all," said Bill Bryson, whose best-selling 1998 book "A Walk in the Woods" about the trail is being made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.     "I am all in favor of gadgets, but my fear is that most people spend all their rest time texting and staring at little screens and miss out on all the glorious solitude around them," Bryson said.     Summer is high season on the trail that draws up to 3 million visitors a year, including 1,100 "thru hikers" like Belcher who hope to conquer the entire 14-state route.


Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:44

 Elmo dollSAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — Federal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.


Coroner: Vehicle that lost corpse near retirement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:13
FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia coroner says a transport vehicle that dropped a corpse onto a busy roadway was to have been taken out of service later this month and replaced.

Fla. man accused of leaving boy, 7, in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:49
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man faces child neglect charges after leaving his 7-year-old son inside a car while he worked at a Jacksonville furniture store.

Citigroup settles subprime mortgage case for $7B

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup will pay roughly $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis.

Community College of Phila. closed until noon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:40

Community College of Phila. closed until noonThe Community College of Philadelphia will be closed until noon Monday because of a power outage.


PATH trains rolling hours after derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:50
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — PATH trains are rolling Monday, hours after 200 passengers were evacuated from a train that derailed in New Jersey.

Family escapes house fire in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:49

Family escapes house fire in WilmingtonA family escaped a house fire in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday morning.


Double shooting in Point Breeze, woman in custody

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:49

Double shooting in Point Breeze, woman in custodyA woman is in custody for a double shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.


Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack Township

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:46

Sump pump odor blamed for Skippack Township evacuationsAuthorities evacuated more than 100 people in Skippack Township, Montgomery County because of a mysterious odor.


Monorail train evacuated at Disney World after outage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:12

Monorail train evacuated at Disney World after outageA Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage.


200 evacuated in New Jersey train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:12
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — PATH trains are rolling after 200 passengers were evacuated from a train that derailed in New Jersey.

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:58

Observation deck fire at Rockefeller Plaza hurts 6New York City fire officials say six people, including a child, suffered slight burns.


Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney World

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:58

Monorail train evacuated at Disney World after outageA Walt Disney World spokeswoman says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage.


Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:54
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

Wildfire in Southern Oregon destroys homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:49

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations, officials said.


AccuWeather: Stormy Pattern Early This Week

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:29

 Chance for gusty storms todayAccuWeather says there is a slight risk of severe weather Monday.


Pink slips expected today for Trump Plaza workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:28

Pink slips expected today for Trump Plaza workersPink slips are expected to go out Monday for hundreds of employees at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.


Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack Township

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:14

Mysterious odor prompts evacuations in Skippack TownshipAuthorities evacuated more than 100 people in Skippack Township, Montgomery County because of a mysterious odor.