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Truck dangling off Boston highway creates commuter woes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:14
BOSTON (AP) — A two-vehicle crash left a truck with its front wheel hanging over the edge of an elevated highway in Boston and created major commuter headaches.

California officials may declare end of Disneyland-linked measles outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:09

Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles(Reuters) - A measles outbreak in California that has been traced to Disneyland in December and renewed a debate over the anti-vaccination movement would be declared over on Friday if no new related cases arise, a public health official said on Thursday. Officials with the California Department of Public Health are optimistic the outbreak will be declared over as Friday marks the end of a second, 21-day incubation period and there have been no new related cases so far, department spokeswoman Anita Gore said. "We will be making an announcement tomorrow about the measles outbreak" one way or another, Gore said. California public health officials have been investigating a multi-state measles outbreak traced to the Disneyland theme park that has sickened 131 people in the state.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:05

AP10ThingsToSee - Fields of blossoming tulips are seen from the window of an airplane as it flies over Keukenhof, a large flower garden, near Lisse, Netherlands on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, during a trip organized for members of the media. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Judge weighs lawsuit filed by deaf inmate at Arlington jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:02
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Local and state officials in Virginia have asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by a deaf man who says he spent six weeks at a county jail unable to adequately communicate.

Man found dead in burning car in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:01

Man found dead in burning car in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a gruesome discovery after a man was found dead inside of a burning car in Southwest Philadelphia.


Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:58

Pam Yorksmith, left, and her spouse Nicole Yorksmith, along with their children, Grayden, 4, and Orion, are photographed in the office of their attorney, Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA, Friday, April 3, 2015 in Cincinnati. A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage. Before baby Orion could be treated for croup, the hospital had to call his birth mother, Yorksmith’s wife, Nicole, "to get permission to treat my child," Yorksmith said. The are among the 19 men and 12 women whose same-sex marriage cases from those two states, plus Michigan and Tennessee, will be argued at the Supreme Court on April 28. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)WASHINGTON (AP) — A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage.


DRAMATIC VIDEO: Man burned trying to kill bedbugs inside rental car on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:50

 Man burned trying to kill bedbugs inside rental car on Long IslandA line of cars went up in flames in a parking lot on Long Island after a man tried to kill bedbugs in a rental car.


11 students hurt in Gloucester Twp. school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:48

11 students hurt in Gloucester Twp. school bus crashPolice say 11 students were injured in a crash involving a school bus and a car on Thursday morning in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.


Man burned trying to kill bedbugs inside rental car on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:42

 Man burned trying to kill bedbugs inside rental car on Long IslandA line of cars went up in flames in a parking lot on Long Island after a man tried to kill bedbugs in car.


Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:22

This March 31, 2015 photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than what the Taylor Energy Company _ or the government _ has publicly reported. Presented with AP's findings, the Coast Guard provided a new leak estimate that is about 20 times greater than one recently touted by the company. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.


Vicious attack in 7-Eleven near Temple Univ. caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:13

Vicious attack in 7-Eleven near Temple Univ. caught on cameraPhiladelphia Central Detective Division is asking for the public's help finding the man responsible for a brutal assault inside a 7-Eleven store near Temple University's campus.


Evolving estimates of Taylor Energy's 11 year Gulf oil leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:11
For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico at the site where a hurricane-triggered mudslide toppled a drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press investigation has uncovered evidence that the slow-motion spill is far worse than platform owner Taylor Energy Company has publicly reported during its secretive — and costly — government-managed effort to end the leak.

A glance at 2 Gulf spills: 1 infamous, 1 virtually unnoticed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:10
Five years ago, BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico exposed weaknesses in the drilling industry's safety culture and gaps in its spill response capabilities. But another spill had been befouling the Gulf for years — virtually unnoticed — before BP's deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster. And there's no end in sight for Taylor Energy Company's decade-old oil leak off the coast of Louisiana.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder conviction poses legal challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:04

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez stands with his defense attorneys as he hears his verdict in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The intense publicity around Wednesday's conviction of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez for a 2013 murder will make it more difficult to seat an impartial jury in the next trial he faces, on charges of a 2012 double slaying. The jurors who found the 25-year-old former New England Patriots tight end guilty of murdering 27-year-old Odin Lloyd told reporters on Wednesday that they had known nothing about the additional murder charges Hernandez faced until after they reached a verdict. They also said they were unaware of another 2013 incident in which a former friend said that Hernandez shot him in the face.


California man, 95, sets world record as oldest active pilot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:38
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot.

Girl, 16, admits to crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:34

Girl, 16, admits to crash that killed 3 Bucks Co. teensA teenage girl has admitted to homicide by vehicle counts in juvenile court in a northeastern Pennsylvania crash that killed three suburban Philadelphia teens last fall.


A guide to the gay marriage dispute in US territory of Guam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:32

FILE - Loretta M. Pangelinan, 28, holds the application for a marriage license that she and her fiancee, Kathleen M. Aguero, 28, will turn in at the Office of Vital Statistics in the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services in this April 8, 2015 file photo. Guam on Wednesday April 15, 2015 became the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage after its attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications. (AP Photo/Grace O. Garces Bordallo, File)HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general and governor are at odds over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed, a change that would make it the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage.


Driver dies after slamming into pole in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:19

Driver dies after slamming into pole in Bucks CountyA driver is dead after losing control and crashing into a pole in Buckingham Township, Bucks County early Thursday morning.


Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:57

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015, file photo, Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, presents a bill dealing with powdered alcohol during a house regulatory affairs committee meeting, in Tallahassee, Fla. The creator of powdered alcohol, Mark Phillips, is trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores.


Philip Morris 1Q results top Street's view; raises outlook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris International Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell, pressured by a strong dollar. Still, its performance beat analysts' expectations as it shipped more cigarette.