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Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:28

Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fireAuthorities say a man has died in a house fire in Newark, Delaware.


Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:23

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judgeThe Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.


Child, 3, killed in freak accident at Rita's Water Ice

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:23

Child, 3, killed in freak accident at Rita's Water IcePolice say a 3-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident when a large security gate fell on her at a Rita's Water Ice in Brewerytown.


AccuWeather: Weekend Winner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:22

 Warmer, But PleasantMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the weather heats up for the first week of July.


Rewards offered in Rite Aid robberies in Philly, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:21

Rewards offered in Rite Aid robberies in Philly, Pa.Rewards are being offered to find the bandits wanted for two separate Rite Aid robberies in Philadelphia and Bucks County.


Woman, child killed in N. Phila. house fire ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:20

Woman, child killed in N. Phila. house fire ID'dFamily members have identified the woman and child killed in the house fire in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Man killed in apparent road rage shooting ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:20

Man killed in apparent road rage shooting ID'dPolice have released the identity of the 32-year-old man killed in an apparent road rage shooting in Kensington.


VIDEO: Block party kicks off Wawa Welcome America

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:19

 Block party kicks off Wawa Welcome AmericaA major block party in the heart of Center City Philadelphia kicked off the start of the Wawa Welcome America festival leading up to the Fourth of July.


Man killed in Newark, Delaware house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:16

Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fireAuthorities say a man was killed in a house fire in Newark, Delaware.


Woman rescued from Newark, Del. house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:46

Man dies in Newark, Delaware house fireAuthorities say a woman was rescued from a house fire in Newark, Delaware.


Man shot and killed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:22

Man shot and killed in FrankfordA man in his 20s was shot and killed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


GM crash victim payment plan won't have limit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:09

FILE - In this July 11, 2013 file photo, attorney and special adviser Kenneth Feinberg speaks at a public forum on the distribution of Newtown donations at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn. Feinberg plans to announce the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches on Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)DETROIT (AP) — When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors' plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he'll have an open wallet.


Pelosi holds little hope for immigration reform

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:50
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border that she holds little hope that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.

Child killed by falling security door at Philadelphia ice treat shop: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:40
A 3-year-old girl was killed on Saturday when a metal security door fell on her at a flavored ice shop in Philadelphia, according to local media reports. The child was with her mother at a Rita's Italian Ice location in the Brewerytown neighborhood when the security door detached from the building and trapped her underneath it, TV station WPVI reported, citing information from police. A Philadelphia police representative could not be reached for comment. Police are investigating the death, WPVI said.

Biden attends niece's wedding near Syracuse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:25
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — For a few hours, he was just Uncle Joe.

2 rescued after small plane crashes in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:14

This image taken from video provided by NBC10.com shows a small plane that crashed Saturday, June 28, 2014, near New Castle, Del. Delaware State Police say two people have been rescued from a single-engine plane that wound up in a marsh. (AP Photo/NBC10.com) MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT; NEW JERSEY OUT; DELAWARE OUT; PHILADELPHIA OUTNEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a marshy area in New Jersey near the Delaware River shortly after takeoff from an airport in Delaware Saturday, officials said. The pilot and his passenger both survived.


Pelicans' northerly nesting grounds shrinking

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:14

FILE - This June 9, 2011 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows American white pelicans nesting at the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Medina, N.D. Rising lake levels are swallowing the pelicans’ nesting grounds at the guano-rich island in central North Dakota known as North America's largest refuge for the big-billed birds, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service said. About 30,000 pelicans have returned to Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in 2014 to nest on the island that also serves as a rookery. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rising lake levels are swallowing American white pelicans' nesting grounds at a guano-rich island in central North Dakota known as North America's largest refuge for the big-billed birds, federal wildlife officials say.


Conservationists rally outside Yellowstone to protest wolf hunting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:01

The Yellowstone River winds through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming(Reuters) - A rally to protest sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the United States drew about 150 participants on Saturday outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park, an organizer said. Demonstrators at the event in Gardiner, Montana, at the northwest entrance to the park called for an overhaul of government wildlife management policies for the animals. Thousands of wolves have been legally hunted, trapped or snared in the three years since the predators were removed from the federal endangered and threatened species list in the Northern Rockies and western Great Lakes. “We need some places out West where wolves can be wolves without fear of being shot, trapped, strangled or beaten to death,” rally organizer Brett Haverstick said in a telephone interview.


Georgia father researched child death in hot car on Internet

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:56
A Georgia father charged with murder after leaving his 22-month-old son in a sweltering car for seven hours told police he had researched how hot a vehicle needed to be to kill a child, according to a search warrant released on Saturday. Justin Harris, 33, told police he had conducted the Internet research because he was afraid his son might die in an overheated vehicle, the warrant stated. Harris was being held without bail, charged with felony murder and second-degree child cruelty in the death in an Atlanta suburb on June 18.

Parole hearing looms in 'Blind Faith' murder case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:19
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A deadline is approaching in the parole bid of one of New Jersey's most notorious inmates.