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Man accused in hospital theft may have dumped medical waste

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:39
RALSTON, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.

10 injured in school bus involved crash in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:18

10 injured in school bus involved crash in Burlington CountyTen people are reportedly injured following a crash involving a school bus in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Former exec sued over deadly alleged suicide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:06
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive is facing a wrongful death lawsuit for fatally crashing into a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in what New Hampshire authorities called a failed suicide attempt.

I-95 ramps re-open after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia; 100 displaced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:31

I-95 ramps re-open after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia; 100 displacedRamps to a major area highway re-opened Wednesday morning after a massive, 4-alarm fire tore through a Northeast Philadelphia apartment complex.


AmEx to debut multi-brand customer loyalty program in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:04

This image provided by American Express shows the company's customer loyalty program known as Plenti. American Express is preparing to launch the program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailers rack up points that they can use toward future purchases at Macy’s, ExxonMobil, AT&T and other participating companies. (AP Photo/American Express)LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the U.S. that will enable shoppers at select retailers rack up points that they can use toward future purchases at Macy's, Exxon Mobil, AT&T and other participating companies.


Tampa Air Force Base historian accused of laser pointing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:52
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A historian at MacDill Air Force Base is accused of pointing a laser at a sheriff's helicopter near Tampa.

Durst Moved to Jail Equipped to Deal With Mentally Ill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:44
Robert Durst appeared in court again today, where he faced additional charges stemming from his arrest on Sunday.

University deputy chief fends off carjacker in Jacksonville

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:41
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The deputy police chief at the University of North Florida used a gun he'd received when he retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to fend off a would-be carjacker.

80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:30

This March 11, 2015 photo shows a Monopoly board in Atlantic City, N.J. - the city on whose real-life streets the Monopoly board game is based. The board game turns 80 years old on Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Monopoly is turning 80.


Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:24

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford, of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships.


Boston reverend denies gun and drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:21
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston cleric and former public high school employee already facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old student in the head has pleaded not guilty to gun and drug charges.

Japan investigating death threats to US ambassador Kennedy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:52

Japan investigating death threats to US ambassador KennedyJapanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.


100 residents displaced, I-95 ramps closed after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:09

I-95 ramps re-open after 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia; 100 displacedFirefighters remained on the scene and ramps to a major area highway remained closed Wednesday morning after a massive, 4-alarm fire tore through a Northeast Philadelphia apartment complex.


Tree crashes onto roof of Delaware County home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:59

Tree crashes onto roof of Delaware County homeA Delaware County man's decision to stay up late may have saved his life after a tree crashed onto the roof of his home Tuesday night.


3 injured in house blaze in Mercer County, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:35

3 injured in house blaze in Mercer County, N.J.Three people were injured after a fast-moving house fire in Hopewell Township, New Jersey early Wednesday morning.


Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:18

Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli electionIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy.


Three dead, four hurt in shooting at northern California market

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:43
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and four hurt during an apparent drive-by shooting at a corner store in northern California on Tuesday night, police said. One person was killed at the scene and one died at a local hospital, Stockton Police Department spokesman Joe Silva said. A local resident, Heather Payne, told the Stockton newspaper the Record she had put her daughter to sleep when she heard two spurts of gunfire.

San Francisco police shoot dead woman who drove car at officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:23
Two plainclothes San Francisco police officers shot and killed a woman on Tuesday evening after she drove her car at them, ran into parked cars, and veered onto the sidewalk, police said.

Google's moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:20

FILE- In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015, file photo, Google X's Captain of Moonshots Astro Teller gives a keynote during the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Teller, head of the division, talked about how a lot of failure is needed to make the most ambitious projects a success on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor.


California police investigate body of man stuffed in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:02
Police in the San Francisco-area city of Napa discovered a man's body inside an apartment freezer on Tuesday, officials said. The Napa Police Department responded to the home around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday to make a welfare check on the 54-year-old man who had not been seen or heard from since the end of last month, the department said in a statement. Napa, the state's wine-producing region, is a city of nearly 80,000 people some 50 miles (80 km) north of San Francisco.