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Cookie monster: Thief takes cash box at Girl Scout sale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 21:58
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies.

Man hospitalized after Germantown fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 21:22

Man hospitalized after Germantown fireA fire in the Germantown section of Philadelphia has sent a man to the hospital.


Trooper Wounded in Eric Frein Ambush Wants to Return to Police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:59
Trooper Alex Douglass has undergone 16 surgeries and has another one in April.

Man trapped for an hour in Atlantic City Expressway crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 19:47

Man trapped for an hour in Atlantic City Expressway crashA man had to be rescued from a car after a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township, New Jersey.


Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 19:18

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday MassPope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.


Off-duty officer fatally shot inside his home in Glenolden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 18:48

Off-duty officer fatally shot inside his home in GlenoldenPolice have scoured a Delaware County home for clues in a shooting that claimed the life of an off-duty Darby Borough police officer.


AP PHOTOS: Mid-Atlantic duckpin bowling keeps its roots

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 17:53

Josh Miller stands next to a rack of duckpin bowling balls during a tournament at Shenandoah Bowling Lanes, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Mount Jackson, Va. The sport, which is mostly played in the Mid-Atlantic, enjoyed its peak in the 1960s. Shenandoah, open since 1948, is one of around 60 remaining duckpin alleys in the United States. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)MOUNT JACKSON, Va. (AP) — The pins and balls in duckpin bowling aren't as forgiving to beginners as the larger, heavier 10-pin bowling, but according to competitor Jerry Middleton it is what keeps him coming back to Shenandoah Bowling Lanes. The sport is believed to have started in Baltimore, and while duckpin enjoyed its peak in the 1960s, only around 60 alleys remain in the United States.


Wildfire grows in Montana, but ski area evacuation lifted

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:38

45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of grass and timber about 4 miles west of the community of Red Lodge. The fire began on open private land, but it was driven by winds gusting 35 to 50 mph into the Custer National Forest, where the Red Lodge Mountain Resort ski area is located. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — An unseasonable wildfire driven by strong winds prompted a short-term evacuation of a ski lodge in southern Montana.


Crime Fighters: Who killed Walter Champion?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:44

 Who killed Walter Champion?A mother is still searching for justice nearly six years after her son was gunned down inside his apartment in Old City.


Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Washington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:27
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday, and a third shooting victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, sheriff's deputies in Washington state said.

Officers mark 40th anniversary of Good Friday Massacre in Mt. Holly

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:27

Officers mark 40th anniversary of Good Friday Massacre in Mt. HollyA procession and the unveiling of a new memorial marked the 40th anniversary of the Good Friday Massacre in Mt. Holly where a gunman opened firing killing multiple police officers.


Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:11

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Preliminary evidence suggested that a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.


LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:09
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 10:45

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.


Off-duty officer fatally shot inside his home in Glenolden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 10:02

Off-duty officer fatally shot inside his home in GlenoldenAn off-duty Darby Borough police officer was fatally shot inside his home in Glenolden, Delaware County.


Indiana governor supports clarifying religious objection law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 09:55
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.

Man shot in the chest, killed in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 09:47

Man shot in the chest, killed in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was shot and killed in North Philadelphia.


Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 09:35

cop shotBOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.


Philadelphia officer accused of DUI while on duty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 09:31

Philadelphia officer accused of DUI while on dutyA 6-year veteran of the Philadelphia police department is facing DUI charges after he was caught driving in a marked police cruiser with flat tires.


Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gays

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 08:12

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in IndianapolisThousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people. Waving signs reading "No hate in our state" and carrying rainbow flags, a crowd of at least 2,000 people including Democratic elected officials rallied the same day that business-rating website Angie's List Inc put on hold its plans to expand its Indianapolis operation with new offices, citing the new law. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican led-state legislature and signed into law on Thursday by Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Supporters say the legislation will keep the government from forcing business owners to act against strongly held religious beliefs.