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PHOTOS: Deadly crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 34 min ago

 Deadly crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say a husband and wife were trapped after their car was struck by another vehicle on Woodhaven Road.


Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 41 min ago

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.


AccuWeather: Hot, More Humid

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 59 min ago

 Hot, More HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says another heat wave in underway!


18-year-old man questioned after deadly hit-and-run in Vineland

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 24 min ago

18-year-old man questioned after deadly hit-and-run in VinelandPolice are questioning an 18-year-old man after a 69-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver who left the scene in Vineland.


New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 30 min ago

Waveland fireman Tim Burchett rings a bell each time a name of an area resident killed by Hurricane Katrina is read at a 10th anniversary memorial service, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in Waveland, Miss.,(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.


Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 40 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

Houston police officer killed because of uniform: county sheriff

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 46 min ago

Deputy Darren Goforth is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's office(Reuters) - The killing of a U.S. police officer on Friday in a Houston suburb was unprovoked, a county sheriff said, saying the victim was a target because of his uniform. "It appears to be clearly unprovoked," said Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman on Saturday, speaking of Friday's shooting of Darren Goforth at a gas station. Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested Shannon Miles, 30, who will be charged with capital murder for the shooting, which Hickman said was captured on surveillance video.


Ten years later, 'unbowed' New Orleans reflects on Hurricane Katrina disaster

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 3 min ago

Savannah Shange (facing camera) is comforted at the site where the Industrial Canal levee failed in 2005, flooding the Lower Ninth Ward, as she participates in a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LouisianaBy Kathy Finn and Edward McAllister NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. It was the culmination of a week of reflection about a storm that left 80 percent of the Louisiana city famed for its Mardi Gras under water and displaced 130,000 residents. On Saturday, dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across New Orleans, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory.


Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Turner Field during Braves-Yankees game

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 45 min ago

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Turner Field during Braves-Yankees gameA fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.


Suspect arrested and charged with fatally shooting Texas deputy

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 50 min ago

Suspect arrested and charged with fatally shooting Texas deputyJust a couple hours after Harris County officials made a plea to help find Deputy Darren Goforth's killer, the sheriff's office tweeted that a suspect has been arrested.


Man held in toddler's July disappearance faces new charges

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 25 min ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say the man being held in connection with the disappearance of a Jacksonville toddler has attempted to escape from jail.

Fan dies after fall in Atlanta stadium

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:48

 New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves"We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening's game has passed away," the Braves said in a statement after the game. A reporter covering the game for Fox News described the incident on-air, telling viewers "Someone just fell over the upper-deck right below us" when the incident happened during the seventh inning. The fan received emergency medical treatment for about 10 minutes at Atlanta's Turner Field and was given CPR before being taken to Grady Hospital.


Vigil held at gas station where deputy gunned down

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:35

Vigil held at gas station where deputy gunned downThe vigil began at 7pm but already people have been placing flowers and notes in memory of Deputy Darren Goforth.


Suspect arrested and charged with fatally shooting Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:18

Suspect arrested and charged with fatally shooting Harris County Deputy Darren GoforthJust a couple hours after Harris County officials made a plea to help find Deputy Darren Goforth's killer, the sheriff's office tweeted that a suspect has been arrested


Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:16

Officials investigate the scene at a gas station where a sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan said the deputy was pumping gas into his vehicle on Friday night when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.


Fire in Mayfair called suspicious; 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:52

Fire in Mayfair called suspicious; 2 injuredTwo people were injured in a fire on Saturday night that officials are calling suspicious.


Sam Bradford shines in Eagles' 39-26 win over Packers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:49

Sam Bradford shines in Eagles' 39-26 win over PackersThe Packers lost receiver Randall Cobb to a shoulder injury, while Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford threw three touchdowns passes in Philadelphia's 39-26 win over Green Bay on Saturday night.


Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves game

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:48

Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves gameA fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during the game between the Yankees and Atlanta Braves.


AccuWeather: The Heat Returns Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:45

 Hot, More HumidMeteorologist Melissa Magee says hot air returns this week.


Man, 60, shot in the head in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:43

Man, 60, shot in the head in WilmingtonA 60-year-old man is in the hospital after he was shot in the head on Saturday afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware.