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PHOTOS: Cobbs Creek house collapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:54

 Cobbs Creek house collapseChopper 6 over the scene of a house collapse in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.


'0INK' vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:42
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A battle over vanity plates that started in a county courtroom could wind up in the Indiana Statehouse.

Fireworks shoot into playpen, burn Ohio infant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:27
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 4-month-old in a playpen was hospitalized with critical injuries after a neighbor's fireworks landed on her on her Ohio porch.

Houses collapse in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:15

Houses collapse in Cobbs CreekRescuers are the scene of a house collapse in Cobbs Creek.


Family of '68 murder victim appeals for info

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:14
READING, Pa. (AP) — Forty-six years after a Philadelphia teen's disappearance and murder, the girl's family accepted her cremated remains Monday and asked for the public's help in finding her killer.

Lifeguard drowns during rescue off S. California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:13

This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Ben Carlson, 32, a Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off the Southern California beach on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Carlson was pulled from the water by fellow lifeguards following a frantic, three-hour search. The 15-year department veteran went into the water to help a swimmer struggling in the water when they were hit by a large wave. (AP Photo/Newport Beach Police Department)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A lifeguard drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off a Southern California beach, authorities said.


Video released of dryer bandits that triggered gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:02

Video released of dryer bandits that triggered gas leakPhiladelphia Police have released surveillance footage showing two suspects that caused a gas leak while attempting to break open the coin slot to a dryer in a Rhawnhurst apartment building.


Sleeping New Jersey girl hit by stray bullet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:52
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a sleeping New Jersey teenager was struck by a bullet when gunfire broke out outside her home and a bullet pierced her bedroom wall.

Severe storms damage homes in Michigan, Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:51
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A severe thunderstorm packing winds estimated at more than 80 mph injured several people and caused significant damage to homes in western Michigan, prompting flooding Monday, and storms that spawned tornadoes damaged some homes in Iowa.

Defense: Friend didn't intend to help Tsarnaev

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:49

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. His federal trial is set to begin Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston on obstruction of justice charges. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a man accused of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings said his client isn't a terrorist and never intended to help bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).


Family of '68 murder victim appeals for info

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:38
READING, Pa. (AP) — The family of a teenager whose bullet-riddled remains were recently identified in eastern Pennsylvania 46 years after she ran away from home say they won't be satisfied until they find out the identity of her killer.

Dozens injured, several dead in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:35
The July Fourth holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, where about 60 people were shot and nearly a dozen killed, authorities said on Monday. The violence was so widespread during the three-day weekend that police were still tallying the dead and wounded, Chicago Police Department spokesman Hector Alfaro said. From Sunday afternoon into Monday morning, 29 people were wounded and four killed by gunfire, according to DNAinfo.com, a Chicago news outlet. The office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it had no comment on the violence.

Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:34
PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:34
PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:34
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Mississippi River bridges are closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there is growing concern that conditions could worsen in parts of Missouri and Illinois.

2 sought in Roxborough 7-Eleven robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:32

2 sought in Roxborough 7-Eleven robberyPhiladelphia Police want your help in finding two men who robbed a 7-Eleven store in the city's Roxborough section at gunpoint.


Appeals court blocks Arizona's denial of driver's licenses for young immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:22
PHOENIX (AP) — Appeals court blocks Arizona's denial of driver's licenses for young immigrants.

Northern California wildfire challenges crews

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:03

30 a.m. and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 200 homes. Firefighters attacked the 150-acre blaze in the air and on the ground. The fire destroyed two homes and an outbuilding and was 15 percent contained at nightfall, state fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. (AP Photo/KNSD-TV)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire burning in a rugged patch of far Northern California were facing another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds Monday as officials warned that the flames could again threaten homes.


Driver killed in Hunting Park crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:01

Driver killed in Hunting Park crashA driver was killed after crashing into a building in Philadelphia's Hunting Park neighborhood.


Car crashes, hit by truck on Northeast Extension

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:52

Car crashes, hit by truck on Northeast ExtensionThe northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension (I-476) is blocked at Lansdale, Pa. for a crash.