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High chance of cyclone near Lesser Antilles: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:42
(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Lesser Antilles now has a high, or 70 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday. "Only a small increase in organization of shower activity would result in the formation of a tropical depression as the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 miles per hour during the next day or two," the Miami-based weather forecasters said. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore; Editing by Chris Reese)

Pa. man recovering from boat propeller injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:36

Pa. man recovering from boat propeller injuriesA central Pennsylvania man who was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter after he was injured by a boat's propeller is said to be in good condition.


Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of impeding investigation into 2013 attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:30
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend convicted of impeding investigation into 2013 attack.

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:13

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the offshore predators -- or purchase their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Unlike in "Jaws," in which one of the animals terrorizes a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are stirring more curiosity than fear — and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.


Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:05

Protesters march over the controversial water shut-offs Friday, July 18, 2014, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy.


Florida police probe death of 4-year-old run over by car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:05
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida boy found in the middle of a street in Tampa died after being run over by a car, and authorities are investigating whether the child was pushed or fell from the vehicle, city police said on Monday. Four-year-old Marterrance Albury rolled out of the back passenger door of a green sports utility vehicle on Sunday evening, a witness told authorities in an emergency call. After landing on his head, the child was run over by the vehicle's back wheels, said Laura McElroy, a Tampa Police spokeswoman.

Montco Sheriff using social media to catch 'deadbeats'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:01

Montco Sheriff using social media to catch 'deadbeats'The Montgomery County Sheriff's office unveiled its new strategy to use social media to capture deadbeat parents.


Gunfire erupts during charity event in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:50

Gunfire erupts during charity event in WilmingtonAuthorities are looking for several suspects who opened fire at a charity event at a park in Wilmington, Delaware.


Dutch: Plane crash site needs full forensic sweep

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:44

 Plane crash site needs full forensic sweepDutch experts called Monday for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down and told armed separatists guarding rail cars full of victims' bodies the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible.


Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire in Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:42

Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire in GazaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East after the civilian death toll in the conflict sharply escalated over the weekend.


Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:36

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014, photo provided by Stone Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch, center, toasts the crowd after announcing the Escondido, Calif., brewery's plan to build a brewery and bistro in Berlin. Stone Brewing Co. is spending about $25 million to renovate a historic gas works building into a brewery, packaging and distribution center, restaurant and garden set to open late next year. Stone Brewing Co., one of the top 10 biggest craft breweries in the U.S., will make beer for its bistro and distribution throughout Germany and Europe. (AP Photo/Stone Brewing Co., Frederik Ferschke)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.


Man in custody after barricade incident in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:36

Man in custody after barricade incident in FishtownA man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside a vehicle on Monday morning in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.


Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:33
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal.

NYC to pay $2.75 million for 2012 death of inmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:26
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the December 2012 beating death of a Rikers Island inmate.

SUV slams into utility pole in Westtown, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:25

SUV slams into utility pole in Westtown, Pa.Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Westtown, Chester County.


NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:24

FILE - In this July 16, 1969 file photo, Neil Armstrong, waving in front, heads for the van that will take the Apollo 11 crew to the rocket for launch to the moon at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. NASA renamed the historic building at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Monday, July 21, 2014, in honor of Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon 45 years ago. (AP Photo/NASA, File)NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Wisconsin train derailment clean up underway, evacuation lifted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:19
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - An evacuation order was lifted on Monday after a train derailment and collision several hours earlier caused a fuel spill in a southeastern Wisconsin town, where clean-up efforts were underway, a rail spokesman said. A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed at about 8:30 p.m. local time on Sunday in Slinger, Wisconsin, after striking cars from Wisconsin and Southern Railroad, causing some 4,000 gallons (18,200 liters) of diesel to spill from a locomotive fuel tank, said CN spokesman Patrick Waldron. The evacuation was lifted five hours after the derailment, Waldron said. The derailment occurred when a southbound CN train, made up of three locomotives and 98 cars, struck Wisconsin and Southern rail cars at a rail track intersection, Waldron said.

Anchorage mulls fence regs to protect moose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:15
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Municipal officials in Alaska's largest city are considering outlawing gothic style metal fences after five moose were gored to death in recent years.

PHOTOS: Montgomery County Sheriff's Most Wanted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:58

 Montgomery County Sheriff's Most WantedThe Montgomery County Sheriff's Department has updated its most wanted list as part of a new effort to round up 'deadbeat parents' through social media.


Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:55

President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the East Room of the White House Monday, July 21, 2014, in Washington. Obama's executive orders signed Monday prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."