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Tractor trailer overturns on SB Rt. 55 in Mullica Hill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:40

Tractor trailer overturns on SB Rt. 55 in Mullica HillA tractor trailer overturned on Route 55 in Mullica Hill, New Jersey Thursday afternoon.


NHC says 80 percent chance of cyclone near southeast coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:04
(Reuters) - A low pressure system located about 210 miles south-southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Study: Vaccination against measles may have other benefits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 02:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

Bald eagle statue stolen from New Hampshire vets memorial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:59
WEBSTER, N.H. (AP) — A concrete statue of a bald eagle has been stolen from a New Hampshire veteran's memorial.

Woman charged with running over man last summer in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:57

Woman charged with running over man last summer in NE PhiladelphiaPolice say they have charged a woman who was allegedly under the influence when she mowed down a man on a sidewalk in Northeast Philadelphia last summer.


St. Louis man charged in student's death appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:55

This undated booking photo released by the St. Louis County Jail, shows Michael Gordon. Gordon is due in court Thursday, May 7, 2015, and is being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bond. The 24-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Taylor Clark, a sophomore engineering student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. (St. Louis County Jail via AP)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man made his first court appearance Thursday on charges that he shot to death a 19-year-old Illinois college student whom he had contacted about buying a sports car advertised on Craigslist.


University of Rhode Island police to start carrying guns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:53
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island campus police will start carrying guns Friday, making it the final public university in the nation to arm its officers.

Georgia sheriff arrested after shooting pledges to stay on job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:51
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, 50, was arrested on Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct and released from the Gwinnett County jail after posting bail, police said. He is accused of wounding Gwenevere McCord, 43, a friend and real estate agent, by shooting her in the abdomen in an Atlanta subdivision’s model home on Sunday. “While focused on the recovery and healing of Gwenevere, I will simultaneously continue with my duties and responsibilities as the sheriff of Clayton County,” Hill said in a statement posted on Thursday on his department's Facebook page. Because Hill faces a misdemeanor charge rather than a felony, Georgia law does not allow Governor Nathan Deal to appoint a committee of elected officials to recommend whether the sheriff should be suspended while the case is pending, said Deal spokesman Brian Robinson.

Police standards group looking into shooting by sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:50

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 police standards group says it's opening an investigation into an incident in which authorities say a woman was shot and critically wounded by a sheriff.


NY homeless in public areas drops 5 percent under Mayor de Blasio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:47

A homeless man makes his way through the Brooklyn bridge during low temperatures at Lower Manhattan in New YorkFewer than 3,200 people were found living in public spaces during a daylong count in February 2015, down from 3,357 people counted in a single day the previous year, Gilbert Taylor, commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services, said in a statement. New York City, like other major U.S. cities, uses a count of people living on its streets and in alleys, parks and subways to estimate program needs, allocate resources and educate the public on issues facing the poorest residents. This year's results were released the same day de Blasio, who took office in January 2014 and has backed affordable housing initiatives and other social services for the poor, is set to announce that the city will allocated an addition $7 million toward homeless services.


Prosecutors: Man made wife's drowning look like ATV accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:41
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors at a central Pennsylvania man's murder trial say he tried to cover up the killing of his wife by making her drowning look like an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Virginia man robs bank, posts heist videos online: reports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:31
(Reuters) - A suspected Virginia bank robber posted online videos of the heist and a photo of his note asking for $150,000 just before his arrest, local media reported on Thursday. The suspect, Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca, 23, of Norfolk, walked into TowneBank in Virginia Beach around 1:40 p.m. EDT on Monday and handed the teller a note asking for the money, police said in a statement.

Woman: Florida license mistakenly labeled me a sex offender

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:31
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was issued a driver's license that mistakenly labeled her a sexual predator said Thursday that she plans to file a defamation lawsuit against a county tax collector's office.

At a Glance: Coping with grief at work

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The sudden passing of Dave Goldberg, the popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, touches a subject most workers probably don't consider until they have to. In the U.S., many companies offer a few days' paid leave after the death of a close family member. But grieving is a process that takes much longer than that. Experts and those who have dealt with loss offer a few coping strategies:

Phoenix Suns' Morris brothers plead not guilty to aggravated assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:30

 Indiana Pacers at Phoenix SunsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris of the NBA's Phoenix Suns both pleaded not guilty on Thursday to two counts each of aggravated assault relating to an incident after a local basketball tournament in January. The 25-year-olds are accused of "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly" causing physical injury to Erik Vernell Hood, who says he was beaten by them and three other men after leaving the Jan. 24 event, according to court papers. The brothers appeared together before Court Commissioner Richard Nothwehr at the Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix wearing dark suits and open-necked shirts.


U.S. reviewing court ruling on NSA phone data program: attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:23
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday the Department of Justice was reviewing a court decision that revived a challenge to a controversial National Security Agency program that collected the records of millions of Americans' phone calls. A federal judge on Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union that said the program violates people's privacy.

White House: working with lawmakers on reforms to NSA phone metadata program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:23
The White House said on Thursday that it is evaluating a new court ruling that a National Security Agency program that collected data from millions of Americans' phone calls was not authorized by Congress. "Without commenting on the ruling today, the president has been clear that he believes we should end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it currently exists by creating an alternative mechanism to preserve the program’s essential capabilities without the government holding the bulk data," said Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

Texas shooting sign of lone wolf attacks to come in U.S.: experts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:12

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence, including a rifle, where two gunmen were shot dead after their bodies were removed in GarlandBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attacks like Sunday's shooting at a Texas event featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad are a bigger threat in the United States than any by foreign fighters returning radicalized from Syria or Iraq, security experts told a U.S. Senate panel. The so-called lone wolf attackers will be American, inspired by the Islamic State militant group, radicalized online and have easy access to guns, Peter Bergen of the New America Foundation think tank said at a Senate hearing. U.S. investigators are examining the influence of Islamic State on the two men shot to death by authorities after they opened fire in Garland, Texas. There is no evidence either man traveled to Syria or Iraq but they exchanged Twitter messages with Cybercaliphate, an Islamic State affiliate.


Driver charged in crash that critically injured Temple student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:11

Driver charged in crash that critically injured Temple studentPhiladelphia Police have announced charges in a hit-and-run incident that left a Temple University student critically injured.