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Montgomery Co. firefighter struck by car while responding to call

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:59

Montgomery Co. firefighter struck by car while responding to callA firefighter was struck by a vehicle while responding to a call in Montgomery County on Monday.


Workshop helps writers make fictional police more factual

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:49
GREENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Writers from across the country who want to make their fictional crime fighters more factual will gather in Wisconsin this week to learn firsthand the techniques police use in making arrests and other nuances of law enforcement.

Maryland 'Batman' dies when struck by car: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:48
A Maryland man famous for an on-line video where he was stopped by police while wearing a Batman costume died after his customized "Batmobile" broke down along a state highway, police said on Monday. The man, 51-year-old Leonard Robinson, began wearing the suit for visits to children's hospitals, where he handed out knickknacks bearing the logo of the comic book hero. Maryland state police said he was killed late Sunday night after his customized Lamborghini broke down on an interstate highway and stopped, partially in the fast lane.

Gunfire leaves man critically wounded in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:44

Gunfire leaves man critically wounded in Wilmington, Del.A gunman unleashed a hail of bullets in Wilmington, Delaware, critically injuring one man.


Worker shocked in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:36

Worker shocked in North PhiladelphiaFirst responders have converged on a work site in North Philadelphia after a worker was shocked.


White House launches plan to counter explosion in heroin use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:30

A man injects himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People's Harm Reduction Alliance in Seattle, WashingtonThe White House announced a new strategy on Monday to tackle the explosion in heroin use in a collection of eastern states, focusing on treating addicts rather than punishing them and targeting high-level suppliers for arrest. The move is a response to a sharp rise in the use of heroin and opiate-based painkillers, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has described as an epidemic. An estimated 45 percent of U.S. heroin users are also addicted to prescription painkillers.


Indicted lawmaker asks House to probe prosecutor misconduct

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:29

Indicted lawmaker asks House to probe prosecutor misconductPennsylvania Congressmen Chaka Fattah is asking a pair of House committees to investigate possible prosecutorial misconduct in a racketeering case brought against him last month.


Police: Alabama officer shoots, wounds man after car chase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:28
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in the eastern Alabama town of Phenix City shot and wounded a man after a car chase.

NJ high court overturns murder conviction for parents' death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:21
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who admitted to strangling his parents and burying them in a park before going on a shopping spree with his girlfriend had his murder conviction overturned Monday after the state Supreme Court ruled that his confession was obtained improperly.

More millennials stuck renting for years before buying home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:59

 Renters are struggling to save for down payments. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.


Haitian migrants detained after coming ashore in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:53
A group of 32 people, mostly Haitian migrants, were detained early Monday about 12 miles (19 km) north of Palm Beach, Florida, after state law enforcement officials spotted a boat stolen in the Bahamas floating about two miles offshore. It was unclear if the group was being transported by smugglers, said Frank Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and thousands of its citizens risk their lives in unseaworthy vessels every year trying to seek more a prosperous life in the United States, a journey of more than 600 miles from Haiti's north coast.

Grand juror in Michael Brown case appeals gag order on panel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:52

FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a shirt reading "hands up don't shoot" is covered with roses at the spot Michael Brown was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in Brown's shooting death is challenging a federal judge's dismissal of her lawsuit that sought to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown is challenging a federal judge's dismissal of her lawsuit that sought to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings.


Violent struggle with robbery suspect caught on camera in West Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:46

Violent struggle with robbery suspect caught on camera in West Phila.Philadelphia police are searching for a robbery suspect caught on camera struggling with an armed victim in West Philadelphia.


Trial opens for white supremacist charged in Kansas killings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:43

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasJury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Missouri white supremacist charged with murdering three people in a shooting spree outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers in April 2014. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who has made derogatory remarks about Jews in preliminary court hearings, is representing himself at his state trial in Olathe, Kansas. Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, could be sentenced to death if convicted.


Man charged in Fishtown store robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:40

Man charged in Fishtown store robberyPhiladelphia police have a man in custody in connection with the robbery of a grocery store in the city's Fishtown section.


Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:29
The San Francisco Bay Area was rattled by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, the United States Geological Survey reported, although there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The Oakland Police Department said on its Twitter account that calls had flooded in after the tremor, but no one was reported to have been hurt or injured. #Earthquake was trending on Twitter with many people tweeting out reactions, and local television news anchors jumped at the shaking while broadcasting live.

Tropical depression expected to weaken in the Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression off Mexico's Pacific coast is expected to weaken.

Man robs Burger King with toy gun in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:59

Man robs Burger King with toy gun in ChicagoA masked man who robbed a Chicago Burger King with a toy gun was arrested after the manager ripped off his mask.


Owners of pier that became iconic Sandy image get rebuild OK

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:54

Owners of pier that became iconic Sandy image get rebuild OKThe owners of a Jersey shore amusement pier that became an iconic image of the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy have received approval to rebuild part of the site.


White House launches initiative to combat heroin use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:35
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast.