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Train slams into car in Delaware County, 90-year-old driver injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:24

Train slams into car in Delaware County, 90-year-old driver injuredA 90-year-old man suffered serious injuries after his car was struck by a SEPTA train in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County.


College to return barrack to site of WWII internment camp

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:18
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — One of the original barracks at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northern Wyoming will be returned to the former World War II internment camp this summer.

Few clues in Detroit party shooting that killed 1, hurt 11

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:03

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, middle, talks on a phone Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the scene of a block party where three men exchanged gunfire on Saturday in Detroit. At least one person is dead and several wounded. (AP Photo/David N. Goodman)DETROIT (AP) — A wall of silence surrounds a shootout at a block party in Detroit that left a 19-year-old gunman dead and 11 other people wounded, police Chief James Craig said Sunday from the site where about 300 people had barbecued and celebrated hours earlier.


Mourning shooting victims, Charleston anguishes over 'freshness of death'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:55

Police stand outside of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during service in CharlestonBy Edward McAllister, Luciana Lopez and Alana Wise CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Hundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members. "We are reminded this morning about the freshness of death that comes like a thief in the night," the Reverend Norvel Goff told a mostly black congregation that swelled to about 400 people for a service remembering those killed on Wednesday in the latest U.S. mass shooting. Armed police searched bags at the door of the church, home to the oldest African-American congregation in the southern United States, and officers stood at intervals inside the church along the side of the nave and in the gallery.


California coach arrested on child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:52
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California high school track and field coach was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography after authorities got a tip about an iPad he left in a returned rental vehicle.

Train crash shuts down service on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Regional Rail

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:40

Train crash shuts down service on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Regional RailService on SEPTA's Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line has been suspended after a car was hit by a train in Delaware County.


Shooting victims included librarian and recent college grad

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:35

This undated photo provided by Southern Wesleyan University shows DePayne Doctor. Doctor was killed by a white gunman who opened fire during a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, June 17, 2015. She was an enrollment counselor at Southern Wesleyan University's Charleston Campus, according to a friend. (Leigh Thomson/Southern Wesleyan University via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One was a longtime librarian looking forward to retirement. Another had recently graduated from college with a business degree. At least two died in the church that they had attended for decades.


Cops: 10 at Philly cookout hit by birdshot from shotgun

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said 10 people were injured, including a toddler, at a Philadelphia cookout when they were hit by birdshot from a shotgun, and two men are being sought.

Freak accident with marble slab kills New Jersey teenager

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:06
(Reuters) - A New Jersey teenager died in a freak accident when he became wedged between large slabs of granite and marble outside a countertop store not far from his home, according to local news reports.

America's churches: often a reflection of the nation's racial divide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 03:55
Speaking to about 60 worshippers in the large 17th century white stone church towering over City Hall, he said he did not know a single victim of Wednesday's massacre, when a shooter authorities have identified as a 21-year-old white man killed nine African-Americans at a mainly black church a mile away. Last week's attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church highlighted a truth about American religion and race that dates back to the 19th Century: Churches are among the most segregated parts of American life. About eight in 10 congregants in America attend services where a single racial or ethnic group makes up at least 80 percent of the congregation, according to Pew Research Center, using data from the 2012 National Congregations Study.

'Jurassic' holds box office, but 'Inside Out' shows bite

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 03:35

FILE - In this file image released by Disney-Pixar, characters, from left, Anger, voiced by Lewis Black, Disgust, voiced by Mindy Kaling, Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, Fear, voiced by Bill Hader, and Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith appear in a scene from "Inside Out." The movie releases in theaters on June 19, 2015. (Disney-Pixar via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In a box-office bout of Tyrannosaurus-sized proportions, "Jurassic World" kept the No. 1 spot with one of the biggest second weeks ever, while Pixar's "Inside Out" nearly matched it with a $91.1 million debut well above expectations.


Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of New Orleans policeman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:50

New Orleans Police Department photo of Travis Boys, the suspect for the murder of Officer Daryle HollowayPolice said a "massive" manhunt led them to Travis Boys, 33, suspected of fatally shooting Officer Daryle Holloway before escaping Holloway's police cruiser, which crashed into a utility pole. Holloway, 45, a 22-year New Orleans police veteran and father of three, was found in his department vehicle with a gunshot wound.


Disbelief, defiance in South Carolina town once home to shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:46
(This June 20 story was refiled to correct word capital in paragraph 11) By Edward McAllister and Rich McKay LEXINGTON, S.C. (Reuters) - At Dooley's Bait shop in Lexington, South Carolina, the talk around the worm bins and minnow tanks was dominated by one subject: Dylann Roof, a previously unremarkable local young man now accused of one of most shocking murders in state history. Roof, a 21-year-old white man who went to high school in this Southern town near the state capital, has been charged with murdering nine African-Americans in cold blood on Wednesday at a landmark church in Charleston, about 100 miles (160 km) away. Many people in Lexington, as in towns across South Carolina, struggled to come to grips with one of their own being charged with such a heinous crime.

Lawsuit seeks to memorialize a less heroic side of 9/11

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:44
NEW YORK (AP) — It has been nearly 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds of men with no ties to terrorism to be treated like terrorists, locked up and abused for months at a time.

Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:43
GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials filed a complaint accusing the owners of a Florida zoo of failing to properly care for the animals, including euthanizing them by shooting and drowning them.

Illicit drugs 'rampant' in California state prisons

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:35

In this photo taken Wednesday May 20, 2015, Correctional Officer M. Jones, puts a test sample on an airport-style ion spectrometer that tests for illegal narcotics at Vacaville State Prison in Vacaville, Calif. In an effort to reduce the amount of inmates dying of drug overdoses, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is tightening its policies for searching visitors, inmates and employees. More than $8 million has been spent this year on drug-sniffing dogs, airport-style ion spectrometry devices and low-dose X-ray body scanners.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.


10 injured, including 1-year-old, in West Philadelphia block party shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:24

10 injured, including 1-year-old, in West Philadelphia block party shootingPolice are searching for two suspects after a shooting at a West Philadelphia block party injured ten people including two children and a 1-year-old baby.


Catholic shrines team up to draw pilgrims during pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:04

The Rev. John McLoughlin, Pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Ephrata, Pa., prays over the remains of Saint John Neumann Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the national shrines of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia. At the Neumann shrine, tucked in a commercial area in North Philadelphia, visitors can view remains of the saint, who was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia and is credited with expanding the Catholic education system in the U.S. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four Roman Catholic shrines, including one featuring the glass-enclosed body of a saint wearing his bishop's vestments and a wax mask so lifelike he appears ready to share a blessing, have joined forces to market themselves to the million-plus visitors expected in Philadelphia to see Pope Francis.


Teen dies when massive stone slab accidentally falls on him

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:47
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager was killed when a stone slab weighing about 650 pounds fell on him outside a southern New Jersey business that makes countertops.

Lead plaintiff ready to help if marriage ruling goes his way

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:33
CINCINNATI (AP) — If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, the lead plaintiff in the historic case says he'll be able to help out with the expected surge of couples wanting to wed.