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2 injured in fast-moving house fire in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:05

2 injured in fast-moving house fire in North PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured in a fast-moving blaze in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Troopers handcuff unruly 5-year-old in northern NY school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:01
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police are defending the actions of two troopers who handcuffed and shackled the legs of an unruly 5-year-old special-needs student at a primary school in northern New York.

Flight makes emergency landing after cabin fills with smoke

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:51
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York had to make an emergency landing after smoke filled the cabin.

FBI Chief: 'Thousands' of Online ISIS Followers Inside US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:18
James Comey sounded the alarm today.

Coyote sighted near LaGuardia Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say another coyote has been spotted in New York City, this time near LaGuardia Airport.

Hillary Clinton woos technorati, draws comparison to Eleanor Roosevelt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las VegasBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton makes the final stop on Friday on a California fundraising tour where she has courted technology titans for her 2016 campaign and where one of her admirers tried comparing her to fellow former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is gladhanding her way through the Bay Area’s establishment and the newer technology class that could serve as an important source of money, votes and credibility among the broader electorate. On Friday, she will attend a fundraiser at the Silicon Valley home of eBay chief executive John Donahoe and his wife Eileen, director of global affairs for the advocacy group Human Rights Watch. "Silicon Valley provides a literal and metaphorical wealth of support for candidates.


Search for 2 armed men in Bucks County home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:26

Search for 2 armed men in Bucks County home invasionPolice are searching for two armed men who burst into a home in Chalfont, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Exclusive: Oil on fiery North Dakota train less volatile than limit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:14

Smoke from the wreckage of several oil tanker cars that derailed in a field near HeimdalBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. The oil, transported in tank cars owned by Hess Corp, had a vapor pressure of 10.83 psi, according to test results. State regulators have used vapor pressure as a proxy for measuring the amount of flammable gases known as light-ends that are present in crude. Samples of the crude oil involved in this latest derailment were taken on May 5 at the Tioga rail complex owned by Hess.


Rescuers find California father, children missing after camping trip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:39
(Reuters) - A Northern California man and his two young children have been found safe two days after they failed to return home from a family camping trip in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, authorities said on Friday. Nicholas Vlahos, his 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter were discovered by rescuers around 8 p.m. local time on Thursday, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office said. Vlahos was last seen earlier in the week in western Sierra County and had intended to return home through what authorities said described as a remote and rugged portion of Sierra and Plumas Counties. An Instagram account registered to a Nick Vlahos had as its most recent images photographs of children next to a river and a black Toyota pickup from a post stamped Friday, May 3.

Delaware police release video of white officer kicking black suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:38
Police in Delaware have released video from a 2013 incident showing a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white officer who has been charged with assault. The dash cam video was released by the Dover Police Department on Thursday after a federal judge ruled the images it contains are no longer confidential. The video was released three days after Dover Police Officer Corporal Thomas Webster was arrested on a charge of felony assault for kicking Lateef Dickerson as he kneeled to the ground during his arrest near a Dover gas station, police said. Dickerson suffered a broken jaw and was knocked unconscious, police said in a statement.

Police search for murder suspect after fatal shooting in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:29

Police search for armed suspect after fatal shooting in Darby BoroughPolice are searching for an armed suspect after a man was shot and killed in Darby Borough, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Georgia sheriff retains support after shooting woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:12

This undated photo provided by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department shows Victor Hill. The Atlanta-area sheriff was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department via AP)JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff charged in the shooting of a real estate agent is retaining support in a county that also voted him back into office three years ago despite his indictment on more than two dozen felony ethics charges.


Poll: Americans favor Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert over conservatives for punditry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:46

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert during the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or/Fear in WashingtonBy Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jon Stewart has spent 16 years skewering U.S. politicians and media as the liberal host of television's "The Daily Show" - and many Americans think he gets it right on the issues with his satirical look at the news. In a Reuters/Ipsos online poll, the Comedy Central comic topped a list of 10 pundits, with more than half of respondents saying they agreed with him on at least some issues. Stewart, who will host his last Daily Show episode on Aug. 6, also ranked highest on two other traits - fearlessness and most admired. Daily Show alumnus Stephen Colbert, who spoofed conservative talk-show hosts for nearly a decade on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," tied Stewart as most admired and placed second to him on issues and fearlessness.


Google opens its first Asia startup campus in Seoul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:57

Employees of Chatting Cat company, one of the startup and ventures investors, work during a media tour at the Google campus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 8, 2015. Google's first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia opened on Friday in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea's capital Seoul. Located in Gangnam, Campus Seoul rents out its 2,000 square meter (21,528 square foot) space to startups and venture investors. It has an open plan office designed to foster collaboration between fledgling companies and a cafe that anyone can use after signing up. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google's first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia opened on Friday in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea's capital Seoul.


Official: 2 dead after plane crashes into Spokane River

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:41

The Spokane County Sheriff's dive team and other emergency personnel search the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the Spokane River, Thursday, May 7, 2015, near Felts Field in Spokane, Wash. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a river in the Spokane area and sank Thursday, fatally injuring the two men aboard, authorities said.


Raw slopes at extreme skiing's roots keep riders stoked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:19

In this Sunday, May 3, 2015 photo, ice clings to a cliff at Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Avalanches, falling ice, crevasses and undermined snow are some of the dangers faced by backcountry skiers at the birthplace of extreme skiing. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — On a postcard spring Saturday in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a boisterous band of pilgrims some 2,000 strong is preparing for their own brand of funky and fearless worship.


Jobs report could help clarify a muddy US economic picture

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:10

In this April 22, 2015 photo, a sign at a recruiting station for Leslie's Pool supplies boasts that it is a great place to work during a National Career Fairs job fair, in Chicago. The Labor Department releases employment data for April on Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's April jobs report being released Friday could bring some clarity to a fuzzy picture of the U.S. economy.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:02
"There are some issues that have been caused by austerity previously. They're the only people that I'm confident will resolve that." — Christopher Gardner, a finance industry official, after the Conservative Party fared much better than expected in Britain's parliamentary election.

Woman paralyzed after childbirth awarded $35.4M in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:01
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a Massachusetts woman who became paralyzed following childbirth has been awarded $35.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

First named storm of pre-hurricane season forms in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:18

45 AM EDT shows mostly clear skies throughout most of the Caribbean region. However, surface low is developing off the coast South Carolina, has the potential to develop in the first tropical storm of the season. The trough that is associated with the low is developing storms over the Southern Bahamas. (Weather Underground via AP)MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed off the South Carolina coast on Thursday — nearly a month before the season officially begins.