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Town pays $650,000 to family of woman, 89, shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:22
WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia suburb is paying a $650,000 settlement to the family of an 89-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed by its police department during a standoff with a drunken suspect.

Trial date set for Delaware officer charged with assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:45
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for November for a Delaware police corporal charged with assault.

Roommates testify at hearing in Virginia student death case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:25
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The man accused in the April slaying of his roommate and fellow University of Mary Washington student said he had a physical confrontation with the woman before she was found bound and strangled, the victim's other roommates testified Tuesday.

Minnesota funeral home closed due to unsanitary conditions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:25
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials have shut down a suburban Twin Cities funeral home accused of letting bodies decompose.

Authorities: Man tries to blow up foreclosed home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:01
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida man who didn't want a bank to sell his foreclosed home tried to blow it up using a bowling ball as an explosive.

Shark attack survivor: Fish was 'biting up my left arm'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:41

Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) MANDATORY CREDITA teen seriously wounded after a shark attack in North Carolina says he felt the big fish before he saw it and didn't realize what it was until it was "biting up my left arm."


Police search for thief who steals Philadelphia cabs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking the suspect who has stolen a dozen cabs in nine days in Philadelphia.

Puppies get loose in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:04
LOWER MORELAND, Pa. (AP) — Police had to round up some puppies after the van that was transporting them hit a truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County.

Video shows Ohio police use pepper spray on black pool-goers: media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 18:09
Last week, an officer from the police force in McKinney, Texas, resigned after a video that went viral showed him throwing a black bikini-clad teenage girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other black teens. In the new incident, a cell phone video of the arrests at the Fairfield Aquatic Center near Cincinnati on June 9, published online by local broadcaster WLWT, were cited by the family of Krystal Dixon as well as the police department to support differing views of the event. WLWT said the incident began when pool staff asked the family to leave because one of the children was not wearing proper swim attire.

Man shot, stabbed and assaulted during robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:18

Man stabbed, shot and robbed in LoganPhiladelphia police are looking for two men and a woman following a violent attack on a man in the Logan neighborhood.


Close but no cigar: US-Cuba wrangle on embassies 6 months on

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:05

A classic American car passes in front of some signs that reads in Spanish "Long Live Free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Six months ago Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to their nations’ half-century of official hostility. In Cuba, aging leaders fear swift, uncontrolled change that would cost them power and spawn disorder in a country that dreads the violence and inequality scarring its neighbors. That fear is heightened by the United States’ long history of trying to topple Castro and his brother Fidel. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — Six months ago Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to their nations' half-century of official hostility.


Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:41

In this photo provided by Jennifer Forbey and taken June 10, 2015, Boise State University Professor Jennifer Forbey examines a drone prior to launch in an area west of Boise, Idaho. Scientists are testing camera-equipped drones in western Idaho to find out if they can identify subspecies of sagebrush as part of a wildfire strategy to help sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. (Chelsea Merriman/Courtesy of Jennifer Forbey via AP)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West.


Balcony collapse kills six, most of them Irish students, in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:36

Workmen examine the damage at the scene of a 4th-story apartment building balcony collapse in Berkeley, CaliforniaAn apartment balcony crowded with birthday revelers collapsed early on Tuesday near the University of California at Berkeley, killing five college students from Ireland and an American friend, and injuring seven others, authorities said. The victims, most of whom were working in the San Francisco Bay area on temporary visas for the summer vacation, had been celebrating a friend's 21st birthday on the fourth-floor balcony when the accident occurred, according to local police and Irish government officials.


Warriors win NBA Championship for first time in 40 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:26

Warriors win NBA Championship for first time in 40 yearsThe Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 to win the NBA championship. This is the first championship win for the Warriors in 40 years.


Man shot, stabbed and assaulted in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:11

Man stabbed, shot and robbed in LoganPhiladelphia police looking for two men and one woman


Starbucks to close all La Boulange retail locations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:37

A Starbucks logo on a store in Los AngelesThe company will continue to sell La Boulange items such as blueberry scones, iced lemon pound cakes and marshmallow dream bars at its outlets across the United States and Canada, it said on Tuesday. Starbucks, which bought La Boulange bakery owner Bay Bread Group for $100 million in 2012, said it would also close the two manufacturing plants serving the La Boulange bakery cafes. The company has 22 La Boulange retail outlets in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.


Official: California balcony collapse kills at least 6 people

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:25

A fourth floor balcony rests on the balcony below after collapsing at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, Calif., early Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Berkeley police say several people are dead and others injured after the balcony fell shortly before 1 a.m., near the University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday when the fifth-floor balcony they were crammed onto collapsed with a sharp crack, spilling them about 50 feet onto the pavement. Six people were killed and seven seriously injured.


Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:19

11 a.m. on Saturday. Preliminary figures released by the government on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, show U.S. births were up in 2014 for the first time in seven years. About 53,000 more babies were born in 2014 than the year before _ a 1 percent increase. (Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.


NHC says Tropical Storm Bill begins to weaken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:19
(Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday Tropical Storm Bill is weakening and is expected to become a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. The second named tropical storm of the 2015 U.S. Atlantic season is about 25 miles (40 km) west of Port O'Connor, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), the NHC said. The Miami-based weather forecaster said additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. (Reporting by Kevin Jose in Bengaluru; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Cavs fans must wait again for next year after finals loss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:04

Brian Page, top left, cheers while watching on a big screen outside Quicken Loans Arena as the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors inside the arena, during Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND (AP) — Frustration and disappointment could be heard in the murmurs and shouts from Cleveland Cavaliers fans who watched the decisive Game 6 of the NBA finals until the bitter end in a plaza outside the city's downtown arena.