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Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:16

In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 photo, Homer Shannon poses at his home in Windham, N.H. The retired high-tech salesman is part of a 10-family group of neighbors opposed to a planned natural gas pipeline the would run right by his property behind him. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?


Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:07

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landingAn Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.


Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:48

In this Feb. 24, 2015 photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents patrol along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border near Rio Grande City, Texas. Drowning deaths have spiked since last fall as a surge of law enforcement along the Mexico border prompts immigrants, desperate to avoid detection by a surge of law enforcement, to choose more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)MISSION, Texas (AP) — A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.


Defense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:46
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sweeping police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop as it plays out following the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job.

Report leaves many questions about Atlantic City's future

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:38

Report leaves many questions about Atlantic City's futureEmergency managers appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recommend spending cuts and layoffs as a starting point toward getting Atlantic City's troubled finance under control.


Cause sought in Delaware house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:28

Cause sought in Delaware house fireThe Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fire that heavily damaged a Newport home.


Fire damages North Philadelphia bakery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 22:14

Fire damages popular North Philadelphia bakeryFire damaged a well-known bakery in North Philadelphia.


Cookie monster: Thief takes cash box at Girl Scout sale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 21:58
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies.

Man hospitalized after Germantown fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 21:22

Man hospitalized after Germantown fireA fire in the Germantown section of Philadelphia has sent a man to the hospital.


Trooper Wounded in Eric Frein Ambush Wants to Return to Police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:59
Trooper Alex Douglass has undergone 16 surgeries and has another one in April.

Man trapped for an hour in Atlantic City Expressway crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 19:47

Man trapped for an hour in Atlantic City Expressway crashA man had to be rescued from a car after a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township, New Jersey.


Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 19:18

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday MassPope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.


Off-duty officer fatally shot inside his home in Glenolden

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 18:48

Off-duty officer fatally shot inside his home in GlenoldenPolice have scoured a Delaware County home for clues in a shooting that claimed the life of an off-duty Darby Borough police officer.


AP PHOTOS: Mid-Atlantic duckpin bowling keeps its roots

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 17:53

Josh Miller stands next to a rack of duckpin bowling balls during a tournament at Shenandoah Bowling Lanes, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Mount Jackson, Va. The sport, which is mostly played in the Mid-Atlantic, enjoyed its peak in the 1960s. Shenandoah, open since 1948, is one of around 60 remaining duckpin alleys in the United States. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)MOUNT JACKSON, Va. (AP) — The pins and balls in duckpin bowling aren't as forgiving to beginners as the larger, heavier 10-pin bowling, but according to competitor Jerry Middleton it is what keeps him coming back to Shenandoah Bowling Lanes. The sport is believed to have started in Baltimore, and while duckpin enjoyed its peak in the 1960s, only around 60 alleys remain in the United States.


Wildfire grows in Montana, but ski area evacuation lifted

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:38

45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of grass and timber about 4 miles west of the community of Red Lodge. The fire began on open private land, but it was driven by winds gusting 35 to 50 mph into the Custer National Forest, where the Red Lodge Mountain Resort ski area is located. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — An unseasonable wildfire driven by strong winds prompted a short-term evacuation of a ski lodge in southern Montana.


Crime Fighters: Who killed Walter Champion?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:44

 Who killed Walter Champion?A mother is still searching for justice nearly six years after her son was gunned down inside his apartment in Old City.


Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Washington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:27
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday, and a third shooting victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, sheriff's deputies in Washington state said.

Officers mark 40th anniversary of Good Friday Massacre in Mt. Holly

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:27

Officers mark 40th anniversary of Good Friday Massacre in Mt. HollyA procession and the unveiling of a new memorial marked the 40th anniversary of the Good Friday Massacre in Mt. Holly where a gunman opened firing killing multiple police officers.


Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:11

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Preliminary evidence suggested that a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.


LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:09
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.