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1 dead after crash in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:04

1 dead after multi-vehicle crash in Bucks CountyOne person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on Friday morning in Bucks County.


Questions remain after Boston's 2024 Olympics bid ends

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:15

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, people hold up placards in Boston, against the Olympic Games coming to the city, during the first public forum regarding the city's 2024 Olympic bid. Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the mayor and Massachusetts' governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget.


Escaped western Pa. inmate suspected in killing near jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:04

Escaped Pa. inmate suspected in killing has been caughtPennsylvania police are searching for an escaped jail inmate suspected of killing a woman after walking away from a work-release program.


Survivor sues in limo crash that killed 4 on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A survivor of a crash on Long Island that killed four women when their limousine collided with a pickup truck has sued both drivers and the companies involved.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:40

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter OlympicsBeijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.


Pa. State Police issue Amber Alert for teen abducted from Wilkes Barre home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:21

Pa. State Police issue Amber Alert for teen abducted from Wilkes Barre homeAuthorities are looking for a 16-year-old who they say was abducted from her home in Wilkes Barre by a man who is considered armed and dangerous.


Mother murdered in Port Richmond while her 2-year-old in home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:57

Mother murdered in Port Richmond home while her 2-year-old was insideA 22-year-old mother was found murdered inside of her home in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia while her child was also inside.


Mother barricades herself, two kids in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:50

Mother barricades herself, two kids in Delaware CountyHeavily armed SWAT officers roamed the streets of a Delaware County neighborhood Thursday night and brought armored vehicles for protection.


Girl, 5, reportedly taken from home, beaten in yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:48

Girl, 5, reportedly taken from home, beaten in yardPhiladelphia police are investigating the report of a 5-year-old girl taken from her home by an unknown man and beaten in her own backyard.


Victims ID'd in Northeast Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:46

Victims ID'd in Northeast Philadelphia crashPolice have identified the three people killed and two injured in a crash in Northeast Philadelphia late Wednesday night.


Closing of Baltimore detention center marks a milestone

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:23

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, right, poses at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, at the end of a news conference to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. Hogan, who announced in June he has non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, was making light of a picture of him that his office posted on Facebook showing his hair loss after a second round of chemotheraphy. Pictured alongside Hogan is Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An announcement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan that he is closing the Baltimore City Detention Center marked a milestone in long-standing problems with the state's dangerously decrepit correctional facilities.


Pennsylvania jail escapee suspected of killing woman: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:10
Robert Crissman, 38, escaped from Armstrong County jail, about 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Pittsburgh, early Thursday morning while helping serve meals to other inmates, law enforcement officials said. Crissman was dressed in his green jail jumpsuit when he fled, and is now a suspect in a nearby homicide, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King's church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:26

Confederate flags sit in the back of a police car as tourists walk by Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Atlanta. U.S. authorities are investigating after several Confederate battle flags were discovered near the church and a civil rights center named after Martin Luther King, an iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Thursday morning. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church, but it wasn't clear whether they had committed a crime.


November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:04
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in NY

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:05

In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Brooke Wendling and Danielle Silverman look for a building foundation at an archaeological dig at Lake George Battlefield Park in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:02
"I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet." — Johnny Begue, an environmental worker on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, who claimed he stumbled upon the wing part that may be linked to the missing Boeing 777.

California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:02

FILE -- In this July 9, 2014 file photo a woman works among drought-tolerant plants in her front yard in San Diego. Water use in San Diego plunged 24 percent in June well past it's target of 16 percent. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June.


Mother murdered in Port Richmond while her 2-year-old was home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:47

Mother murdered in Port Richmond while her 2-year-old in homeNeighbors heard the gunfire and found the woman shot in the head, and the child unharmed.


Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:43

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County, Calif., Fire Department, Henry Duncan, left, and Bob Seiler, legs covered in oil, foreground, stand in the Goleta Beach parking lot with their oil-covered kayaks, on the truck at rear, in Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The pair encountered a large oil sheen and called the fire department to investigate. The Coast Guard is investigating this new oil slick off the Southern California coast about a dozen miles from where a broken pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of crude into the ocean in May. (Mike Eliason/ Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast remained open to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers Friday as the Coast Guard worked to determine whether an oil slick that materialized just offshore this week was simply the result of natural ocean-floor seepage.


Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:17

In this photo taken July 8, 2015, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis poses in his chambers his Minneapolis chambers. Davis, who became chief judge of the Minnesota district in 2008, and recently stepped down from that post, will turn 68 later this month, but hasn’t said whether he’ll reduce his caseload. Several men and women have been prosecuted on terror charges in Minnesota since 2009, and all of them have eventually landed in front of Davis. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.