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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Medford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:36

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in MedfordPolice say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Medford, Burlington County.


Wildfires in Washington state threaten homes, prompt evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:54
Two lightning-sparked wildfires roared largely unchecked for a third day on Sunday in north-central Washington state, threatening more than two dozen homes and prompting the evacuation of about 300 dwellings, officials said. The flames have charred nearly 20,000 acres (80 square km) since erupting on Friday in the grass- and brush-covered hills of Douglas County, authorities said. No injuries have been reported, but 29 homes and 30 other buildings were listed as immediately threatened, said Robin DeMario, a spokeswoman for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center that monitors wildfires in the region.

Search for missing boater in Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 07:48

Body of missing boater found in Delaware RiverCoast Guard crews are searching for a boater who went missing in the Delaware River in Gloucester County.


AccuWeather: Humidity Returns Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:55

 Humidity Returns MondayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the humidity returns this week along with the threat of thunderstorms.


Wildfires in central Washington force evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:40
WATERVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in central Washington are encouraging about 100 people to leave their homes Sunday in the path of a fast-growing wildfire.

Greece faces pressure to back deal or consider leaving euro

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:37

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with, from left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a meeting of eurozone heads of state at the EU Council building in Brussels on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Skeptical European creditors raced Sunday to narrow differences both among themselves and with Athens, aiming to come up with a tentative agreement to stave off an immediate financial collapse in Greece that would reverberate across the continent. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and skeptical European leaders negotiated past a self-imposed deadline into the early hours of Monday, with talks stuck on how Greece would guarantee austerity measures in exchange for a rescue package to prevent its banks from collapsing.


Teen celebrates being cancer free with run up Rocky Steps

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:30

Teen celebrates being cancer free with run up Rocky StepsSean Bartolucci always wanted to run up the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art but he pledged to do it only when he was cancer free.


Police: Austin officer fatally shoots armed, fleeing man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:27
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin are investigating the shooting death of an armed man by an officer after the man fled during questioning.

Bicyclist fatally struck in Hunting Park, driver arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:26

Bicyclist fatally struck in Hunting Park, driver arrestedA woman was arrested after police say she struck and killed a man who was riding a bike in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.


Baltimore State Attorney speaks at NAACP convention in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:22

Baltimore State Attorney speaks at NAACP convention in PhiladelphiaMarilyn Mosby, the State's Attorney of Baltimore, addressed members of the NAACP at the Loews Hotel in Center City on Sunday.


Confederate flag supporters rise up to defend embattled symbol

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:20

The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in ColumbiaHorns blared and hundreds of the rebel flags fluttered as more than 1,500 vehicles and some 4,500 people turned out for the "Florida Southern Pride Ride" in Ocala, according to police estimates. "That flag has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people," said David Stone, 38, who organized the event. In South Carolina, lawmakers moved quickly to take the flag down from the statehouse grounds in Columbia, a longstanding demand of those who see it as a divisive symbol of the South's pro-slavery legacy.


2 dead, 2 injured in Atlantic County crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:19

2 dead, 2 injured in Atlantic County crashTwo people were killed and two others were injured in a crash in Estell Manor, Atlantic County.


NY disability pride parade draws thousands marking milestone

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:11

Jessica Lopez, center, participates in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade, Sunday, July 12, 2015, in New York. The parade grand marshal was former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who 25 years ago sponsored the Americans With Disabilities Act. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City hosted its first parade Sunday supporting people with disabilities, with more than 3,000 participants heading up Broadway using wheelchairs, canes and guide dogs.


Scranton police officer dies after fall during robbery arrest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 06:04

Scranton police officer dies after fall during robbery arrestA police officer is dead after suffering a head injury in a fall while trying to capture three teenage robbery suspects.


Police: Chicago-area officers hurt in attack; kill assailant

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 05:19
RIVER FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a shotgun-wielding man opened fire on suburban Chicago police officers responding to a 911 house call about a woman who was having trouble breathing.

Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 05:15

Bicyclist fatally struck in Hunting Park, driver arrestedA woman was arrested after police say she struck and killed a man who was riding a bike in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section.


Thousands rally to support Confederate flag in Florida city

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 05:13
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in central Florida in support of flying the Confederate flag.

Cat freed from truck engine after 28-mile trip has new home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 05:12

FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2015, file photo provided by the Hackettstown Police Department, a cat rests in a box after it was freed from the engine compartment of a pickup truck at the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, N.J. The cat was believed to have traveled 28 miles safely from East Stroudsburg, Pa., to the plant in Hackettstown. NJ.com reports that the cat was given to a Pennsylvania couple at a ceremony on Sunday, July 12, 2015. (Darren Tynan/Hackettstown Police Department via AP, File)HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A cat rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey now has a new home.


54 stingrays die at Chicago-area zoo when oxygen level drops

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:29
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say all 54 stingrays in a popular exhibit at a suburban Chicago zoo died because the oxygen levels in their tank dropped too low.

Firm must turn over notes from probe that cleared Christie

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:20
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The law firm that wrote a report clearing Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has been ordered to turn over any handwritten notes or recordings of interviews it conducted with dozens of administration officials.