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New Castle County man arrested for following, touching children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 05:23

New Castle County man arrested for following, touching childrenPolice say they arrested a man for following and touching children near an apartment complex in New Castle County.


Trooper wounded in barracks ambush hopes to return to force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 05:13

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Trooper Alex Douglass. Douglass, wounded in the Sept. 12 shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, made his first public remarks Saturday, March 28, 2015, as the borough of Dunmore named a road after Dickson. Douglass, who walked with a cane, told reporters he feels good and no longer needs crutches to get around. He says he has had 16 surgeries with one more scheduled next month. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police, File)DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force.


Los Angeles train hits car on tracks and derails, 21 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 05:08

A Los Angeles commuter train that struck a vehicle on the tracks near the University of Southern California campus, is seen in this picture in Los AngelesBy Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that turned in front of it near the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, derailing into a major thoroughfare and injuring 21 people, two of them seriously. The car, a silver Hyundai Sonata, was left crumpled and unrecognizable and pinned against a pole alongside the tracks by the collision shortly before 11 a.m. PST, according to a Reuters witness. The lead train car jumped the tracks, crashing through a metal fence and across a grass-covered median before coming to rest in the middle of Exposition Boulevard. The operator of the three-car Metrolink train suffered serious injuries, said Donald Frazeur, assistant chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department.


4-alarm blaze devours warehouse in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 04:51

4-alarm blaze destroys warehouse in North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia firefighters battled a 4-alarm warehouse fire in in North Philadelphia.


Suspect formally charged in fatal double stabbing in Bridesburg

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 04:39

Suspect formally charged in fatal double stabbing in BridesburgPolice have formally charged a 19-year-old man for killing his mother and critically injuring his grandmother in a stabbing in Philadelphia's Bridesburg section.


Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 04:27

Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.


Decorated Boston Cop in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 04:07
Officer John Moynihan was shot after he and five officers pulled over a driver.

Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 03:58
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.

Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 03:55
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half-century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.

Philadelphia officer facing DUI charges in police cruiser ID'd

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

Philadelphia officer accused of DUI while on dutyA 6-year veteran of the force has been identified as the Philadelphia officer who is facing DUI charges after he was caught driving in a marked police cruiser with flat tires.


7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 03:20
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.

Man in cyanide-by-mail case to use insanity defense

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 03:05

This 2007 booking photo provided by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department shows Sidney Kilmartin. The attorney for Kilmartin plans to use an insanity defense when he is tried on charges he mailed cyanide to a man in England who used it to kill himself, court documents say. The 52-year-old Windham man has pleaded not guilty to charges of mailing cyanide that resulted in the death of Andrew Denton, a depressed 49-year-old man in Hull, England who was found dead on Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man with a history of mental illness who is accused of mailing an Englishman the cyanide he used to kill himself plans to use an insanity defense, according to court documents.


Prosecutors: Robber beats elderly man, uses his credit card

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:56

 Robber beats elderly man, uses his credit cardTwo men face charges after an elderly man was beaten and robbed in southern New Jersey.


4-alarm blaze devours warehouse in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:43

4-alarm blaze destroys warehouse in North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia firefighters battled a 4-alarm warehouse fire in in the city's Hunting Park this morning.


3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:39
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top poultry producing counties.

Police say 7 people shot and injured at spring break house party in Florida Panhandle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:34
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say 7 people shot and injured at spring break house party in Florida Panhandle.

With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:33

FILE- In this March 16, 2015, file photo, workers add team names to a 2015 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday, March 26, that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on religious grounds.


Police officer facing DUI charges after driving with flat tires

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:22

Police officer facing DUI charges after driving with flat tiresA Philadelphia Police officer is facing DUI charges after he was discovered driving a marked police cruiser with three flat tires.


Spring Breakers Among 7 Shot in Panama City Beach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 02:01
Seven people were shot and one person is in custody, officials said.

Chicago's retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 01:52
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.