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3 vehicles crash on Northeast Extension in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:35

3 vehicles crash on Northeast Extension in Montgomery CountyThree vehicles collided on the Northeast Extension in Montgomery County on Thursday morning.


Last defendant sentenced to 6 months in mob attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:30

FILE - In this June 19, 2014 file photo Latrez Cummings, left, stands with his attorney Robert Slameka in a Detroit court. Cummings, 19, one of five people who pleaded guilty to assault in a mob attack that left a Detroit-area motorist in a coma for days, is scheduled to be sentenced. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears)DETROIT (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 19-year-old man to six months in jail in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist who stopped to help a boy whom he struck with his pickup truck.


Negotiations move forward as NY rail strike looms

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:21

A conductor punches tickets aboard the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation's largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced to find alternate ways of getting in and out of New York City. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has become directly involved in talks to avoid a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad, with governor saying Thursday that "time is very short" to resolve the contract dispute.


Police: Man caught peeking into a Kohl's dressing room

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:14

 Man caught peeking into a Kohl's dressing roomPolice need your help in identifying a man caught peeking into a Kohl's dressing room on Monday.


Suspect in bodies-in-suitcases case due in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:09
ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer charged with dumping two bodies in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road is due to enter a plea.

Indictment alleges mail carrier stashed deliveries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:46
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The government says an Ohio mail carrier stashed thousands of pieces of undelivered mail at his home over 18 months.

White House faces broad resistance on border bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:30

MCALLEN, TX. --TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014 -- Immigrants who have been detained while crossing the border are held inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday July 15, 2014. More than 350 detainees were being held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the station. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border is looking increasingly elusive with three weeks left before Congress leaves Washington for an annual August recess. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Rick Loomis, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill to tackle the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.


Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits near Gulf of Alaska in Canada: USGS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck western Canada near the Gulf of Alaska early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.1 event, hit 59 miles (95 km) north-northwest of Yakutat, Alaska just over the U.S.-Canadian border and about 186 miles (300 km) from Whitehorse, Canada, according to USGS. It was not immediately clear what if any damage resulted from the quake in the area, which lies along the northern coast of the Gulf of Alaska. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jim Loney and W Simon)

McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:08

FILE - In this April 11, 2012 file photo, John McEnroe and his son Kevin arrive for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Magic/Bird" in New York. Kevin McEnroe was arrested Tuesday, during an alleged drug sale in New York's East Village. He didn't enter a plea at his arraignment Wednesday July 16, 2014 and was released on his own recognizance. Police say the 27 year old was in possession of cocaine and more than 30 pills. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former tennis great John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession.


No trauma on 8 decaying bodies at funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:48
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A medical examiner says no sign of trauma or foul play were found on eight decaying bodies discovered at an abandoned funeral home in Fort Worth, Texas.

2 Tennessee women float from Ga. to S.C. island

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:42
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.

Teen shot in the chest in Brewerytown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:35

Teen shot in the chest in BrewerytownPolice say an 18-year-old male was shot in the chest in the Philadelphia's Brewerytown section early Thursday morning.


United defends bird kill at Houston airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:32
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines is defending the poisoning of birds at Houston's biggest airport, saying it was done for health and safety reasons.

Feds: Man said he'd blow up London-to-LA plane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:29
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal criminal complaint says a passenger on a flight this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill flight attendants and blow up the plane.

Wake set for slain Jersey City police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:23

A makeshift memorial is seen for Jersey City Police officer Melvin Santiago, who was killed while on duty at the West District precinct, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., on Sunday, July 13. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mourners are set to begin saying their goodbyes to a rookie Jersey City police officer slain in the line of duty.


Shooting leaves man critically wounded in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:04

Shooting leaves man critically wounded in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was critically wounded after being shot in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Local couple's proposal caught on Action News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:02

Local couple's proposal caught on Action NewsFor most couples, the proposal is a private yet special moment. Meet the local couple whose proposal has been seen by thousands after it was caught on Action News.


U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:02

A man sits on downtown Los Angeles' Skid RowBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Brown, a homeless man in Washington, has a simple answer when asked how often he uses a public library. I have nowhere else to go," Brown, 65, said outside the U.S. capital's modernist central library after a morning reading sociology books. When it's cold, you come here to stay out of the cold." Brown is among the hundreds of thousands of homeless people who have put the almost 9,000 U.S. public libraries, the most of any country in the world, in the forefront of the battle against homelessness. Moving beyond their old-fashioned image as book custodians where librarians shush people for talking too loud, libraries have evolved to serve as community centers, staffed with social workers and offering programs from meals to job counseling.


NJ officer struck and killed by truck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:53

NJ officer struck and killed by truckOfficials say a North Jersey officer, 32-year-old Christopher Goodell was killed in a traffic accident while on duty early Thursday morning.


Jerry Sandusky's son talks of his bedtime 'ritual'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:32

This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. Matt Sandusky says he enjoyed spending time with the family at their central Pennsylvania home _ except when it came time to go to bed. The Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday, July 16, released a clip of Winfrey’s interview with Matt Sandusky, who alleges he was sexually abused by his father. (AP Photo/Harpo, Inc., George Burns) MANDATORY CREDIT: GEORGE BURNSHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant football coach had a bedtime "ritual" at the family's central Pennsylvania home.