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Police: 1 man charged in Chicago train robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:27

This image provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Michael A. Taylor. Police say, Sunday, July 27, 2014, the 20-year-old man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of wallets, phones and jewelry. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of wallets, phones and jewelry.


Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:35

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.


Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:32

Musician Keith Urban performs "Cop Car" during the 2014 CMT Music Awards in NashvilleForty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. "Last evening's Keith Urban concert was not anticipated to present with the volume of issues handled," officials said in the statement. The incident came a month after dozens of people were taken to hospitals for drug and alcohol-related illnesses at a house music concert at Boston's TD Garden.


Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:21
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.

Howard leads Phillies over Diamondbacks 4-2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:11

Howard leads Phillies over Diamondbacks 4-2Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.


NJ bridge closed after its rammed by runaway barge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:58

NJ bridge reopens after getting rammed by runaway bargeThings are slowly getting back to normal after a barge accident caused major headaches for residents in two South Jersey towns.


Suspect in Pennsylvania hospital shooting charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:09
(Reuters) - A man suspected of opening fire in a Philadelphia-area hospital and shooting dead a case worker before exchanging gunshots with a doctor has been charged with murder, prosecutors said on Sunday. Richard Plotts, 49, was arraigned late on Saturday in his hospital room and charged with first and third degree murder, attempted murder, assault and other charges in connection with the incident, Delaware County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Emily Harris said. Plotts walked into the office of psychiatrist Lee Silverman, inside the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center in Darby, for a scheduled appointment on Thursday and pulled a .32-caliber revolver from his waistband. Silverman, himself armed with a .32-caliber semi-automatic weapon, fired six or seven shots in return, hitting Plotts in the abdomen and critically wounding him, authorities said.

American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:05

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.


Police: Man kills son, 5, wounds the boy's mother

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:58
FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia man shot and killed his 5-year-old son and critically wounded the boy's mother before trying to kill himself as officers closed in.

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:48
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:39

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jessica Forde)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.


New York Times Square Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:30
A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday. The Saturday afternoon incident began when Junior Bishop, 25, was overheard by a police officer refusing a $1 bill from a woman with whom he'd taken a picture, insisting instead on a larger denomination, a police spokeswoman said. After the police officer told Bishop he could only accept tips but not demand money, the Brooklyn resident began yelling at him, police say.

Two barges break free, shut down NJ bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:51

NJ bridge closed after its rammed by runaway bargeA bridge in Salem, New Jersey, is closed after two barges broke free from a tugboat.


Two injured after cable snaps on Ohio amusement park ride

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:33
(Reuters) - A cable on a large swing ride at an Ohio amusement park snapped and struck two riders as the swing was in motion, injuring them, a park spokesman said on Sunday. The incident on the Skyhawk, which reaches speeds of 60 miles per hour, occurred late on Saturday at the Cedar Point amusement park, 50 miles west of Cleveland, park spokesman Bryan Edwards said by email.

Ukraine crisis hits home for West Chester University student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:15

Ukraine crisis hits home for West Chester University studentThe crisis in Ukraine has hit close to home for a West Chester University student.


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:44

Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN schoolIsrael and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.


Brothers help rescue couple from North Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:43

Brothers help rescue couple from North Philadelphia fireTwo brothers along with police are being credited with rescuing an elderly couple from a fire in North Philadelphia.


Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:35

FILE - In this Thursday, March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives at United States Federal Court in Lynchburg, Va. Jury selection is to start Monday, July 28, 2014, in federal court in Albany, Ga., for Parnell and two other people are accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.


Classes aim to hook US blacks on African foods

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:27

A student looks on as instructor Mandy Willig prepares food during "A Taste of African Heritage" class in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Aimed mainly at blacks but open to anyone, the classes are being held nationwide to encourage people to adopt traditional African cooking methods that include lots of fresh plant-based dishes. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it.