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300 students to enroll after tumult at Sweet Briar College

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:28
SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Saved from the brink of closure, Sweet Briar College said Wednesday that nearly 300 students are scheduled to enroll for the upcoming academic year at the 114-year-old women's college.

West Whiteland bank robbery caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:22

West Whiteland bank robbery caught on cameraPolice in Chester County have released clear images of a man wanted for robbing a bank.


Lightning likely cause in Phoenixville house fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:20

Lightning likely cause in Phoenixville house fireThe Fire Marshal says lightning is likely the cause in a fire that forced six people from their homes in Phoenixville, Montgomery County.


Flagship FAO Schwarz toy store in New York closes, plans to relocate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:19

The flagship FAO Schwarz, the oldest toy store in the United States, is pictured in the Manhattan borough New YorkFAO Schwarz will officially close the doors of its flagship Fifth Avenue toy store in New York City on Wednesday night to the dismay of shoppers charmed by the famous destination for childhood fun. The store, which has been the face of FAO Schwarz since 1986, is moving from its location on fashionable Fifth Avenue due to rising rent. The Fifth Avenue store famously included an oversized piano keyboard that actors Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia danced on in the 1988 movie "Big." It also included a 4,000-square-foot candy shop and real-life toy soldiers who greeted shoppers as they entered.


AccuWeather: Threat of storms all day

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:18

 Threat of storms all dayAfter early storms we continue to have the threat of downpours at any point today or this evening.


Residents near Flight 93 memorial eligible for repair funds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:16
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As many as 200 property owners near the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will be able to apply for federal funds to repair their homes.

Chicago art exhibit stirs controversy with Ferguson replica

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:16

Two men look through a window at an art installation depicting the body of Michael Brown, made by artist Ti-Rock Moore at Gallery Guichard in ChicagoBy Michael Lansu CHICAGO (Reuters) - It was an image that shocked and angered many: a dead, black 18- year-old left face-down for hours in the middle of a street after being shot multiple times by a white police officer, his red Cardinals baseball cap knocked from his head by the fall. Now a Chicago art exhibit has stirred controversy with a life-size silicone replica of Michael Brown after he was fatally shot on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. A television screen above the body plays Eartha Kitt's 1956 song "Angelitos Negros," (Little Black Angels), which is also the name of the installation.


Murder charges for sex offender in case missing sisters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:15

Murder charges for sex offender in missing sisters caseAuthorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone.


Mexico drug lord escape tunnel is audacious engineering feat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:02

Mexico drug lord escape tunnel is audacious engineering featMexico's most prized prisoner paced his cell, first to the latrine, then the shower, then the bed. At every turn around the tiny room, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman checked the shower floor hidden by a half wall, because even jailed criminals get their privacy.


Berkeley tightens building code in wake of balcony collapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:02
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Balconies on Berkeley, California, apartment buildings will be inspected every three years under new regulations adopted by the city in the wake of a balcony collapse that left six people dead.

Man charged with shooting at Zimmerman faces new charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:59
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman during a traffic encounter is accused of urinating on a neighbor's door.

Fire leads to evacuation of historic USS Midway in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:52

30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, two levels below the flight deck. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy,File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Crews doused a small, smoky fire caused by a welder aboard the USS Midway Museum that forced the evacuation of the historic aircraft carrier in San Diego early Wednesday.


Fact sheet: 2015 Ford F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Platinum

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:51

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2014 file photo shows the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. America’s favorite truck, the Ford F-Series, was revamped from top to bottom for 2015, and the handsomely styled result shows how far pickups have come from their rough-riding and utilitarian past. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)2015 Ford F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Platinum


2015 Ford F-150 is newly refined, best on gas and hauling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:50

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2014 file photo shows the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. America’s favorite truck, the Ford F-Series, was revamped from top to bottom for 2015, and the handsomely styled result shows how far pickups have come from their rough-riding and utilitarian past. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)America's favorite truck, the Ford F-Series, was revamped from top to bottom for 2015, and the handsomely styled result shows how far pickups have come from their rough-riding and utilitarian past.


Suspect attacked 2 NJ child welfare workers, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:45

Suspect attacked 2 NJ child welfare workers, police sayTwo New Jersey child welfare workers are recovering after being assaulted in Pennsville, Salem County.


Obama to announce project for more broadband in public housing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:40

U.S. President Obama delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers from the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce a pilot project on Wednesday to expand broadband access for people who live in public housing, his administration's latest push to narrow the "digital divide" between the rich and poor. Working with mayors, Internet service providers and other companies and non-profit organizations, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will make it cheaper and easier for more than 275,000 low-income households with almost 200,000 children to get home Internet, the White House said in a statement. Private and public institutions have pledged to invest $70 million in the plan, including a $50,000 federal grant, Julian Castro, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told reporters on a conference call.


AccuWeather: Flash Flood Warnings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:39

 Flash Flood WarningsThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Northampton and Monroe Counties until 11:15 a.m. and for Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean Counties in NJ until 12:45 p.m.


Storms cause flooding, power outages in Pa., NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:33

Storms cause flooding, power outages in Pa., NJHeavy downpours overnight resulted in flash flooding in some areas, and prompted a rescue in Montgomery County.


Judge cuts $7.4 million 'Blurred Lines' copyright award to Gaye family

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:14

Singer Pharrell Williams and singer Robin Thicke perform together at the Walmart annual shareholders meeting in FayettevilleBy Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday cut a copyright infringement verdict by more than $2 million against recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines," but offered Marvin Gaye's heirs a 50 percent royalty on future earnings from the song. A federal jury in Los Angeles had sided with Gaye's estate in March, finding that parts of his 1977 hit "Got to Give it Up" were copied by Thicke and Williams for their R&B chart-topper. U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt in Los Angeles said on Tuesday the amount was "excessive," based on the evidence presented in the case.


U.S. says computer hacking forum Darkode dismantled, 12 charged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:07
By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities working with law enforcement officials abroad have shut down the Darkode online forum used by cybercriminals around the world and charged 12 people linked to the site, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced the charges in Pittsburgh and called Darkode "a cyber hornet's nest of criminal hackers." "Of the roughly 800 criminal Internet forums worldwide, Darkode represented one of the gravest threats to the integrity of data on computers in the United States," he said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh led the investigation, known as Operation Shrouded Horizon.