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Penns Grove council denies legal fees for mayor, councilwoman charged with assaulting officer

Nj News - 1 hour 3 min ago
Penns Grove Borough Council called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the charges filed against Mayor John Washington and Councilwoman Jeanette Jackson. Both face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and obstruction that stem from an incident at Penns Grove Middle School on July 10. Alex Young | South Jersey Times http://connect.nj.com/user/Alex-Young/index.html
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Man charged in chase that ended in girl's death

Yahoo News - 1 hour 4 min ago
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl.
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Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet

Yahoo News - 1 hour 5 min ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.
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Where N.J. State Police will be looking for drunken drivers this week

Nj News - 1 hour 6 min ago
Troopers will be looking for drunken drivers after the Toby Keith concert Friday in Holmdel. Christopher Baxter | The Star-Ledger http://connect.nj.com/user/cbaxter1/index.html
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Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, battling Alzheimer's, steps down

Yahoo News - 1 hour 11 min ago

 AFC Championship-New England Patriots at Denver BroncosDENVER (Reuters) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down as he battles Alzheimer's disease, the National Football League team said on Wednesday, adding that it was saddened he could no longer take part in the club's daily operations. "We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to 'Mr. B,' who has faced Alzheimer's disease with such dignity and strength," the team said in a statement. Team President Joe Ellis will oversee day-to-day management, while a trust will handle Bowlen's ownership of the team. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Jim Loney)


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Sealed Air to move headquarters, 1,300 jobs from Elmwood Park to N.C.

Nj News - 1 hour 13 min ago
Sealed Air Corp., the maker of Bubble Wrap, is moving its headquarters from Elmwood Park to Charlotte, N.C., the company announced Wednesday Myles Ma | NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/mylesdma/index.html
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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

Yahoo News - 1 hour 14 min ago

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared deadA plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.


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Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

Yahoo News - 1 hour 14 min ago

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at last four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.


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U.S. proposes new rules for moving crude oil by rail

Yahoo News - 1 hour 21 min ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed an overhaul of safety standards for transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail, after a number of explosive accidents over the past year. The draft rules, which are subject to a 60-day public comment period, propose new tank-car braking systems, train-speed restrictions, more testing for volatile gases and liquids, and a two-year phase out of older tank cars that officials have said are prone to puncture and fire when derailments occur. The rules follow an 18-month period which saw more than a dozen derailments of trains carrying crude oil, six of which led to major fires and one of which caused the death of 47 people in the Canadian town of Lac Megantic, in Quebec province. Regulators also released a report showing that oil from the North Dakota Bakken region "tends to be more volatile and flammable" than other crude oil.
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N.J. ranks 8th in nation as best place to raise a child, Kids Count report says

Nj News - 1 hour 23 min ago
The state could have ranked higher if poverty were less pervasive, the report said. New Jersey ranked 16 for family economic well-being. In 2012, 310,000 lived in low-income families, representing 15 percent of the state's children. In 1990, 11 percent of children lived in low-income households. Susan K. Livio | The Star-Ledger http://connect.nj.com/user/sklivio/index.html
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2 Paterson men shot among group of bicyclists

Nj News - 1 hour 23 min ago
Two of the six bicyclists were hit in the volley of shots, police say Seth Augenstein | The Star-Ledger http://connect.nj.com/user/saugenstein/index.html
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Abandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues

Yahoo News - 1 hour 25 min ago

In this July 10, 2014 photo, Susan Peirce, founder of Red Bucket Equine Rescue, bonds with a rescued horse at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money or both. When the recession started, some people had to dump their horses and discontinue donations to horse charities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.


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Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity

Yahoo News - 1 hour 35 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity has been sentenced to prison for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.
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Jury reconvenes in defamation case brought by Jesse Ventura

Yahoo News - 1 hour 36 min ago
By Todd Melby ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A jury reconvened Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, alleging his reputation was sullied by claims in a former Navy SEAL's book about his involvement in a bar fight. In closing arguments a day earlier, defense lawyers said Ventura, a former professional wrestler, was a publicity seeker trying to grab headlines by filing a defamation case against the estate of a fellow ex-Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who died after serving his country with honor. In Kyle's book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," he alludes to a bar fight in which he slugs someone who made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. They said their client was defamed by the section chronicling a bar fight between the two men.
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Feds investigate claims of racial discrimination in Newark school reorganization

Nj News - 1 hour 38 min ago
Parents United for Local School Education and several Newark parent filed a complaint in May charging the plan disproportionately affects the city's African-American students and should be stopped. Peggy McGlone | The Star-Ledger http://connect.nj.com/user/pamcglon/index.html
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Fact sheet: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Yahoo News - 1 hour 44 min ago
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
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Accord's latest is most fuel efficient

Yahoo News - 1 hour 44 min ago

This undated product image provided by Honda shows the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid vehicle. The fuel-thrifty Accord four door, the first with an electric plug, is propelled by stored electric power on most short trips of up to 13 miles. (AP Photo/Honda)The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.


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Officials probe fire at North Dakota company

Yahoo News - 1 hour 46 min ago

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic.


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Officials probe North Dakota oil supply company

Yahoo News - 1 hour 47 min ago

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic.


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New York Governor Cuomo's office intervened in corruption probe -NY Times

Yahoo News - 1 hour 47 min ago

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce a tentative contract agreement in Midtown Manhattan in New YorkNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Now the commission's scrapped probes, which included hundreds of emails, subpoenas and internal documents from politicians and state agencies, are being investigated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Times said.


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