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Woman killed by Phoenix-area police had popular online video

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:16
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb shot and killed a knife-wielding woman whose struggles with Asperger's syndrome went viral last year when she posted an online video showing her service dog comforting her.

Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.

AccuWeather: Dry, Mild Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:57

 Dry, Quiet WeekendMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says refreeze could cause icy spots tonight.


Temple security guard hospitalized after North Philadelphia accident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:55

Temple security guard hospitalized after North Philadelphia accidentA Temple University security guard is hospitalized after an accident in North Philadelphia.


Source: Football program under investigation for hazing at Conestoga High School

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:49

 Football program under investigation for hazing at Conestoga High SchoolSources say an extensive law enforcement investigation is underway at Conestoga High School, with many members of the football team being interviewed, after they got wind of hazing allegations.


Safety concerns in Center City after Manhattan crane collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:44

Safety concerns in Center City after Manhattan crane collapsePhiladelphians were a little more cautious walking through Center City Friday night after seeing the video of a towering crane crashing down on the streets of Manhattan.


Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law license

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:41

Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law licensePennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license will remain suspended after the state's highest court on Friday denied her request to have it reinstated while she fights criminal charges of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it.


Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:38

11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles TaiwanRescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.


Twitter suspends more than 125,000 ISIL-related accounts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:37

Twitter suspends more than 125,000 ISIL-related accountsTwitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.


Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:36
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

Fire breaks out at Delaware County home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:29

Fire breaks out at Delaware County homeA one-alarm fire broke out Friday night at a home in Delaware County.


Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:05

Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive.


UN chief: 34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December — and that number will only grow in 2016, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Friday.

Fire chaplain marries couple at site of NYC crane collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:44
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City fire chaplain who responded to a crane collapse in Manhattan found herself helping in a way she never expected — performing an impromptu wedding ceremony.

Latest: Chicago police believe 6 found dead were targeted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:21

Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side (all times local):


Convicted al Qaeda supporter, U.S. face off in medical malpractice trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:21
A New York man serving a 15-year prison sentence for providing support to al Qaeda is urging a federal judge to award him $7 million because of a medical condition he says went untreated while in U.S. custody. Lawyers for Wesam El-Hanafi, 40, and the U.S. government made their closing arguments on Friday in a week-long medical malpractice trial over whether the prison system failed to timely diagnose and treat a blood clot in a deep vein in his calf. El-Hanafi, a Brooklyn-born man who U.S. prosecutors say facilitated surveillance of the New York Stock Exchange, contends his symptoms began shortly after his arrest in Dubai in 2010.

Snyder defends office's handling of Legionnaires' outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:58

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Deacon Omar Odette, left, meets with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in Flint, Mich. Snyder visited the church that's distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires' disease and Flint's water, saying an aide asked for further investigation but a state agency did not bring forward the issue again.


Judges strike down 2 North Carolina congressional districts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:51
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges struck down late Friday two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina, saying race was the predominant factor in drawing those lines but state legislators lacked justification in using that practice.

Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:12

Authorities investigate a crime scene after a shootout in the Florida Panhandle, early Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in Milton, Florida. A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger)MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle.


Police search for missing 93-year-old man from Pottstown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:09

Police search for missing 93-year-old man from PottstownLower Pottsgrove Township police are seeking the public's help in locating 93-year-old Harold P. Leister.