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PNB letters being removed from Philadelphia skyline

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:57

PNB letter removal hits snag in Center CityA fixture in Philadelphia's skyline is in the process of coming down.


Marlton wins Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old World Series

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:53

Marlton wins Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old World SeriesMembers of a local youth baseball team can call themselves champions.


PHOTOS: Helicopter removes 'PNB' letters from Philly skyline

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:15

 Helicopter removes 'PNB' letters from Philly skylineA helicopter removed the 'PNB' letters, a fixture in Philadelphia since the 1950s, from the city's skyline.


Holder asks for federal autopsy on Missouri teen

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.

Holder orders federal autopsy in Missouri shooting case, citing 'extraordinary circumstances'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Holder orders federal autopsy in Missouri shooting case, citing 'extraordinary circumstances'

Couple covers classic car with 38,000 pennies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:47

Couple covers classic car with 38,000 penniesFamily in Indiana is flashing some serious cash with their car's paint job


Justice Department to conduct independent autopsy of Missouri shooting victim

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:32
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered the Justice Department to conduct an autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a spokesman said. Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said Holder ordered the federal autopsy "due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family." The autopsy, to be performed by a federal medical examiner, would be in addition to an autopsy by Missouri state medical examiners.

Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:23

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol hugs Angela Whitman, of Berkeley, Mo., on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Missouri Highway Patrol took control of the St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:


Driver killed in Wall Speedway crash identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:11

Driver killed in Wall Speedway crash identifiedThe driver killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway has been identified as a 21-year-old Belford woman.


PNB letters being removed from skyline Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 22:31

PNB letters being removed from skyline SundayA fixture in Philadelphia's skyline is in the process of coming down.


Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:55

FILE - This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. As of mid-2014, Ebola has caused two dozen outbreaks in Africa since the virus first emerged in 1976. (AP Photo/Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine)A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.


Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:13

 Amish girls sexually abused in abductionTwo young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.


Tourism vs. Reality TV: Exploiting Pennsylvania's Amish

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:08

An Amish horse and buggy travels on a road in Bart TownshipIt's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." “This is a false portrayal," said filmmaker Mary Haverstick, who is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County.


Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:15

FILE - Marilyn Jean Hartman appears in court in this Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, in the airport courthouse in Los Angeles. Hartman was released Saturday Aug. 16, 2014 from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, shortly after 6 p.m., according to jail records. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Brittany Murray)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding.


Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 16:32

A law enforcement officer watches Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, as tear gas is fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people were arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police officer.


Police fire smoke cannisters to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:25
Police fired smoke cannisters at demonstrators remaining in the street past curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, early on Sunday, in the latest clash over the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Police, who were equipped in riot gear and had armored cars, used a bullhorn to warn demonstrators to clear the streets.

1 dead, 1 hurt in northern California plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:12
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small airplane crashed near a Northern California airport, killing one person and injuring another.

Missouri Governor declares state of emergency in Ferguson amid protests

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 13:48
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. A curfew will be put in place starting at midnight and run until 5 a.m., according to Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who the governor appointed to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Reporting By Carey Gillam; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Governor declares emergency, sets curfew in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:53

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfewMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.


Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is improving

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:50

Woman burned after drinking lye-filled tea at restaurant is improvingA woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has whispered and gotten out of bed, her lawyer said Saturday.