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Uber X gets OK for much of Pennsylvania, not Philly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:23

Uber X gets OK for much of Pennsylvania, not PhillyThe ride-sharing service Uber X won an experimental license Thursday to arrange private rides throughout much of Pennsylvania, a victory that came with a warning "to abandon its anarchist ways" and comply with state regulators.

Vatican rep: 2015 'ideal time' for pope NY visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:19

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, speaks at a news conference in the Italian consulate in New York, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The news conference was to announce the exhibit of ancient manuscripts related to St. Francis of Assisi at United Nations headquarters starting on Friday, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Vatican's envoy to the United Nations strongly hinted that Pope Francis would visit New York next year to address world leaders at the General Assembly, saying Thursday that the coming 70th anniversary of the world body would be "the ideal time."

Mom and daughter give birth on same day in same hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:19

Mom and daughter give birth on same day in same hospitalOne mother and daughter had two bundles of joy arrive at the same time at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Massey ex-CEO indicted over fatal 2010 West Virginia mine blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:18
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Donald Blankenship, a former chief executive of Massey Energy Co, was indicted on Thursday on charges he violated federal mine safety laws prior to the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners at the company's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury charged Blankenship with four criminal counts, including conspiring to violate mine safety standards, conspiring to impede mine safety officials, making false statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and securities fraud. ...

Halliburton worker killed in Colorado fracking accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:11
DENVER (Reuters) - An accident at a fracking site in Colorado killed one Halliburton Co worker and seriously injured two on Thursday as they tried to thaw a high-pressure water line that had frozen in record-breaking cold conditions, the company said. The local fire department said one person was pronounced dead at the scene, while one was taken to hospital by helicopter and another by ambulance after the incident near the small town of Mead in Weld County, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Denver. ...

Controversial Idaho wolf hunt approved, angering conservationists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:10
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - U.S. land managers approved a recreation permit on Thursday allowing a controversial hunting contest open to children to take place on public lands in Idaho, where contestants will seek to kill the most wolves and other wildlife for cash and prizes. The hunting group Idaho for Wildlife requested the permit for the so-called predator derby to take place each January for five years on millions of acres (hectares) overseen by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in east central Idaho near Salmon. ...

Arizona judge releases Border Patrol agent's name

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:09
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday disclosed the name of a U.S. Border Patrol agent being sued in the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager during a 2012 rock-throwing incident in Nogales, Sonora.

Navy inquiry cites complacency in sub fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:04

FILE - In this April 26, 2004 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Miami (SSN 755) arrives in port, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A May 2012 fire that crippled the nuclear submarine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, in Kittery, Maine, showed that the Navy had become complacent about safety in industrial settings and put too much faith in land-based firefighters who had never trained to battle a blaze aboard a submarine, Navy investigators concluded. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Langford, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Complacency about safety during shipyard repairs and dependency on firefighters who didn't specialize in fires aboard ships contributed to the severity of a blaze that crippled a $900 million nuclear submarine, Navy investigators concluded.

CDC: E-cigarette use rising in high school kids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday.

Ohio woman's ashes lost in transit, U.S. Postal Service says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:00
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio woman's cremated remains have been lost in transit to her husband of 61 years, and a six-day search by the U.S. Postal Service has failed to find them, a spokesman said on Thursday. Barbara Kirkendall, 80, died earlier in November in Cleveland and her cremated remains were sent via Priority Express Mail on Friday to her husband, Norman Kirkendall, in Columbus, Postal Service spokesman David Van Allen said. Her remains were supposed to arrive the next day, but did not, Van Allen said. ...

Teacher suspended for Ferguson tweets to resign

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:54
DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas teacher suspended for what administrators called "reprehensible" and racially charged social media posts about the killing of a black Missouri 18-year-old by a white police officer now says she's resigning.

Man caught on video in woman's abduction indicted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:50
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman seen on surveillance video struggling while being grabbed off a city street was indicted Thursday on a federal kidnapping charge.

Bomb threat leads to school evacuation in Montgomery Co.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:48

Bomb threat leads to school evacuation in Montgomery Co.A Montgomery County junior high school was evacuated Thursday after a threatening note was found in a bathroom.

Minnesota woman rescues hummingbird from cold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:47

In this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, a wayward rufous hummingbird sits in a cage at the home of Jessika Madison-Kennedy in St. Paul, Minn. A native of the Pacific Northwest which typically winters in Mexico, he showed up Tuesday at her backyard feeder. Madison-Kennedy, avian nursery coordinator at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville, captured it and is caring for it before it's put on a plane to Arizona for eventual release there to resume its annual migratory trek. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has saved the life of a hummingbird that somehow got off course and didn't make it back to Mexico before wintry weather hit.

Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:46

File photo of a herd of bison grazing in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National ParkBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project said in a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that buffalo at the park that spans parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho made up part of the only free-roaming band in the country to retain its genetic integrity. ...

Family mourns bystander killed in South Philly shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:45

Family mourns bystander killed in South Philly shootingNew details are emerging about a double shooting in South Philadelphia that left one man dead and critically wounded another.

No charges in Wilmington child fight caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:44

No charges in Wilmington child fight caught on cameraProsecutors now say they will not charge the adults who recorded two young boys violently fighting in Wilmington.

No charges to be filed against family of Oregon high school shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:43
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against the father and older brother of an Oregon teenager who killed a classmate and wounded a teacher at his high school in June with a rifle taken from home, authorities said on Thursday. Jared Padgett, 15, was armed with his brother's military-style rifle and his father's semiautomatic pistol when he entered a locker room at Reynolds High School in a Portland suburb on June 10, killing a high school freshman and wounding a gym teacher before turning the gun on himself. ...

Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3B deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:42

This Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 photo shows Duracell batteries in Richardson, Texas. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion. (AP Photo/LM Otero)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up being a drain on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as consumers increasingly rely on rechargeable batteries.

Exclusive: Ex-wife of US oil baron to appeal $1 billion divorce award

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:41

Sue Ann Hamm stands in the courthouse hall before divorce proceedings with Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, in Oklahoma CityBy Joshua Schneyer (Reuters) - Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil magnate Harold Hamm who was awarded cash and assets worth more than $1 billion in the couple's divorce this week, plans to appeal the judgment on grounds that it grossly undervalues the marital wealth she is entitled to. ...