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Racist graffiti found scrawled in Radnor High School bathroom

1 hour 58 min ago

Racist graffiti found scrawled in Radnor High School bathroomA racist message discovered inside a bathroom at Radnor High School is prompting concern among parents, students and staff.


Driver crashes into fire station in Wissinoming

1 hour 59 min ago

Driver crashes into fire station in WissinomingA driver was injured after crashing a car into the front of a fire station in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section early Friday morning.


AccuWeather: Cold Today, Colder Saturday

2 hours 12 min ago

 Cold Today, Colder SaturdayMeteorologist David Murphy says a wintry mix arrives late Sunday.


Former Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh dies at 97

3 hours 6 min ago
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who reshaped the University of Notre Dame from a Catholic college known for its football team into an academic force, died late on Thursday night, the school said in a statement. Hesburgh, one of the premier Catholic educators in the United States and "champion of human rights", presided over the Indiana university for three and a half decades, stepping down in 1987, the statement said. He also oversaw the Notre Dame's transformation into a coeducational university when women were first admitted to its undergraduate program in 1972, the school said. Internationally, he served four popes on issues such as atomic energy and human rights.

Pot fight between DC mayor, Congress could cost the city

3 hours 16 min ago

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she smokes pot in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Congress by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday, making the city the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.


Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

3 hours 39 min ago

FILE - The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, talks about his experiences over 90 years of life at his desk in the Hesburgh Library on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in this Sept. 24, 2007 file photo. The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents died Thursday night Feb. 26, 2015 at age 97 according to University spokesman Paul Browne. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was always a man of conscience.


Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

3 hours 41 min ago

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, center, is joined by his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, as he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term by Senior Judge Paul J. De Muniz in Salem, Ore. Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye. Hayes filed a lawsuit against The Oregonian on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, asking a judge to rule that she is not required to turn over her emails to the newspaper. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's former first lady, Cylvia Hayes — at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber — has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.


Driver freed without charges in California train crash

3 hours 42 min ago

This image from video provided by KABC-TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck and derailed early on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides after the collision on tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges.


Lawyer: 2nd autopsy of man shot by Washington police differs

3 hours 43 min ago

This undated photo provided by Agapita Montes-Rivera via Fabian Ubay, shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Agapita Montes-Rivera, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police officers in Washington state Feb. 10, 2015, viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Agapita Montes-Rivera)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state says independent autopsy results differ in at least two key details from statements made by authorities investigating the death.


'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

3 hours 44 min ago

In this image released by Netflix, Kevin Spacey, left, and Michael Kelly appear in a scene from "House of Cards." The third season of the political drama will be available on Netflix on Friday Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Netflix)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.


6 women accuse hot yoga founder of sex assaults, groping

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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2003 file photo Bikram Choudhury, front, founder of the Yoga College of India and creator and producer of Yoga Expo 2003, leads a yoga class at the Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A half-dozen women claim Choudhury, the founder of the popular hot yoga studios that bear his name groped, harassed or sexually assaulted them. The most recent case filed this month claims that Choudhury raped a former student in 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yoga guru who founded a rigorous routine of exercises practiced in steamy rooms around the world is facing lawsuits by six women who claim he sexually assaulted them.


Two suspected vandals rescued, arrested at California park

3 hours 49 min ago
Two men suspected of vandalism had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a cliff in a San Francisco-area national park on Thursday afternoon and were later taken into custody, officials said. The men, who were not identified, were believed to have defaced a historic military building in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and got stuck down a steep cliff when trying to escape park rangers, the National Park Service said in a statement.

Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

4 hours 14 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, crew members walk near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky. Fiery wrecks this month of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.


Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

4 hours 33 min ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind

5 hours 9 min ago

This undated photo provided by Agapita Montes-Rivera via Fabian Ubay, shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Agapita Montes-Rivera, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police officers in Washington state Feb. 10, 2015, viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Agapita Montes-Rivera)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times — including twice from behind — contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday.


'Black Madam' testifies at buttocks-injection murder trial

5 hours 14 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged in the death of a London break-dancer she injected with silicone is set to resume testimony at her trial.

No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake'

5 hours 23 min ago

This image from video provided by KABC-TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck and derailed early on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides after the collision on tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file charges.


University spokesman says Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, has died at 97

5 hours 42 min ago
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — University spokesman says Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, has died at 97.

Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

6 hours 2 min ago

Monica Kelsey, firefighter and medic who is president of Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc., poses with a prototype of a baby box, where parents could surrender their newborns anonymously, outside her fire station in Woodburn, Ind., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and other selected sites under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.


Driver of truck hit by California train released from custody

6 hours 10 min ago

An aerial view shows the scene of a double-decker Metrolink train derailment in Oxnard, CaliforniaBy Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A driver who was taken into custody after his truck was hit by a Southern California commuter train in a fiery wreck that injured 50 people was released on Thursday after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges, inmate records showed. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run after police said they found him walking and talking on a cell phone "in distress" more than a mile from the scene of Tuesday's destruction in Oxnard, California. Oxnard police have said Sanchez-Ramirez was taken into custody for leaving the scene of the crash and that they were investigating whether drugs and alcohol were a factor. "While charges will not be filed at this time, the arrest of Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez by the Oxnard Police Department was clearly appropriate and lawful," prosecutors said.