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Man charged in New Jersey crash on I-80 that killed 2 adults, baby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 08:56

Man charged in New Jersey crash on I-80 that killed 2 adults, babyNew Jersey state police say a man driving on a suspended license caused a chain-reaction crash that killed two adults and a baby.


Flag dispute: NAACP OKs ending its boycott of South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 08:30

File-This July 10, 2015, file photo shows workers pulling down the pole where the Confederate flag flew for 15 years at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The NAACP has passed a resolution lifting its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina, a day after that state took down a Confederate battle flag flying near its Statehouse. The civil rights group approved the measure Saturday, July 11, 2015, at its national convention in Philadelphia to end the boycott of tourism and other economic activity. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The NAACP has passed a resolution lifting its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina, a day after that state took down a Confederate battle flag flying near its Statehouse.


Three on United flight to Washington hospitalized after turbulence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 08:05
The three people were taken to Reston Hospital Center in Virginia after disembarking from the plane, said Jonathan Freye, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. A United Airlines [UALCO.UL] spokeswoman said in a statement that Flight 1597 from San Juan to Washington encountered turbulence shortly before landing.

1 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision in Middletown, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 08:00

1 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision in Middletown, DelawareA man was killed and a woman and her daughter were injured in a head-on collision in Middletown, Delaware.


Authorities: Man dies after being pepper sprayed by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:37
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A man in Alabama collapsed and died after officers sprayed him with pepper spray while arresting him after a chase, Tuscaloosa police said Saturday.

Police say man dies after pepper sprayed during arrest in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:24
Police later identified the man as Anthony Ware, a 35-year-old African-American, the Tuscaloosa News reported on its website. When officers arrived, the man ran into nearby woods and was chased by officers who used the pepper spray before placing him in handcuffs as he resisted arrest, police said. The Tuscaloosa News reported Ware was pursued by six police officers, including at least three white officers as well as a black officer and an Asian-America officer.

Firefighter speaks for first time since falling into blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:22

Fresno Fire Chief Kerri Donis, far left, assists Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern with the microphone, right, at a news conference Friday, July 9, 2015, in Fresno, Calif. Pete Dern, who suffered 70% burns on his body after he fell through the roof of a garage into flames in March, has been recovering at Community Regional Medical Center. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno Fire Department captain made his first public appearance since falling through a roof while fighting a house fire more than three months ago.


1 dead, 2 injured in accident in Middletown, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 07:01

1 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision in Middletown, DelawareOne person was dead and two people were injured in a crash in Middletown, Delaware.


Truck hits buggy in central Pennsylvania, killing woman, boy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:38
TYLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A truck struck a horse and buggy in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman and an 8-year-old boy and seriously injuring four other people, authorities said.

Wife stranded in desert was prepared to die next to husband

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:22

Retired Marine Sgt. Robert Acosta escorts his mother Dianna Bedwell, left, and sister Debbie Apple, as they arrive at Riverside National Cemetery for a service for Cecil "Paul" Knutson on Friday, July 10 2015. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A woman stranded in her car for two weeks in the Southern California desert in May said she forgave her husband for making a wrong turn and was prepared to die with him.


Woman sexually assaulted on golf course in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:20

Woman sexually assaulted at Cobbs Creek Golf CoursePolice say a woman on her way to work was sexually assaulted on the grounds of a golf course in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section.


Bomb Squad Investigating Mysterious Blast at R.I. Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:18
The Salty Brine beach was evacuated and one person was hospitalized.

Clinton to make boosting wages central to her economic plan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:17

In this July 7, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. Clinton plans to make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of her presidential campaign's economic agenda. The Democratic presidential candidate will point to stagnant paychecks as the central challenge faced by the U.S. economy. Clinton will lay out the themes of her economic plan in a speech Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of her economic agenda, pointing to stagnant paychecks as the central challenge facing the U.S. economy.


4 people injured in boating accident in Little Egg Harbor Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:17

4 people injured in boating accident in Little Egg Harbor TownshipFour people were injured in a boating accident in Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean County.


Bomb Squad Investigating Mysterious Explosion at Rhode Island Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:13
The Salty Brine beach was evacuated and one person was hospitalized.

NAACP votes to end boycott of South Carolina over Confederate flag

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 06:10

The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in Columbia(Reuters) - The national board of directors of the prominent civil rights group, the NAACP, voted on Saturday to end its 15-year boycott of South Carolina prompted by the display of the Confederate battle flag on state capitol grounds. South Carolina removed the flag on Friday to chants of "USA, USA!," after three weeks of emotional debate over the banner, a symbol of slavery and racism to many, but of Southern heritage and pride to others. "Emergency resolution passed by the NAACP National Board of Directors at #NAACP106, ending the 15 year South Carolina boycott," the NAACP said on its Twitter feed.


Boating warning issued as dozens of whales cavort off coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 05:36
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of whales are frolicking off Northern California's coast in a feast for the eyes that has also prompted federal officials to issue a boating warning.

Massachusetts prosecutor to charge bomber Tsarnaev with murder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 05:30

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston(Reuters) - A Massachusetts district attorney plans to bring state murder charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death in a federal trial for a deadly bomb attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon, her office said on Saturday. The Boston Globe reported that Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said she would charge Tsarnaev with murdering MIT police officer Sean Collier and for other crimes in the aftermath of the marathon attacks. Ryan said a guilty verdict in Massachusetts could keep Tsarnaev in prison if he successfully appeals his federal convictions.


Albuquerque man allegedly shot to death by teens remembered

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 05:30
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mourners are gathering at an Albuquerque park to remember a man police say was gunned down in his driveway by a group of teenagers.

Man charged in I-80 crash in New Jersey that killed 2 adults, baby

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 05:13

Man charged in New Jersey crash on I-80 that killed 2 adults, babyNew Jersey state police say a man driving on a suspended license caused a chain-reaction crash that killed two adults and a baby.