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Police: Man fatally stabbed by driver after leaving bar

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:28

 Man fatally stabbed by driver after leaving barPolice say a 21-year old man, leaving a bar in Northeast Philadelphia, was stabbed to death after a confrontation with a driver.


Man struck and killed by train in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:27

Man struck and killed by train in Chester CountyOfficials say a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Thorndale, Chester County.


2 face charges for allegedly shooting wildlife officer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:07

This photo provided by Bay County Sheriff's Office shows Lachlan Fain Akins. Florida Panhandle authorities say Samuel Wyndham Reager and Akins, are responsible for shooting a wildlife officer during a violent struggle Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, and tried to repeatedly run him over with his patrol boat. (Bay County Sheriff's Office via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panhandle authorities say the two men responsible for shooting a wildlife officer during a violent struggle Friday also tried to repeatedly run him over with his patrol boat.


Officials lift evacuations in Northern California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:52

The charred remains of a property is shown near Clearlake, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Crews backed by important firefighting resources are gaining ground against a massive Northern California wildfire, but it may be several days before thousands of evacuees can return home, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — All evacuations were lifted Saturday after cooler weather helped firefighters gain more ground against a Northern California wildfire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.


Mother of abandoned Los Angeles newborn arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested the mother of a newborn baby that was abandoned in a stroller on a Los Angeles street.

FBI to assist in probe of Texas football player's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:40

This photo provided by the Arlington Police Department shows police officer Brad Miller. Police has identified Taylor as the officer in suburban Dallas, who shot and killed Christian Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Arlington Police Department via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The FBI has been asked to help investigate the death of a Texas college football player who was fatally shot by an officer during a burglary call at a car dealership, a suburban Dallas police chief said Saturday.


Pennsylvania's top prosecutor arraigned on criminal charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:29

In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 photo provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane appears in a booking mug taken in Norristown, Pa. Kane, the state’s first elected female attorney general, vows to fight perjury, obstruction and other charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material to embarrass rivals and then lying about it under oath. (Montgomery County District Attorney's Office via AP)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor barely spoke at her arraignment Saturday on charges including a felony count of perjury, but her attorney stressed afterward that she has no plans to resign, despite growing pressure even among her fellow Democrats.


The Latest: Family of slain social worker asks for privacy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:23

Authorities investigate the scene of multiple deaths at a home in Berlin, Vt., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The Vermont State Police said Saturday they are assisting the Berlin Police Department with a death investigation but didn't provide any additional information. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The latest in the investigation into four deaths in Vermont, including a state child protection worker (all times local):


FBI aid sought in Texas probe of unarmed black man shot dead by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:17
The FBI has been asked to aid the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in Arlington, Texas, the city's police chief told reporters on Saturday. Arlington police officer Brad Miller, 49, responded early on Friday to a call about a burglary in progress at a car dealership. After an altercation, Miller shot Christian Taylor, a black teen who played football at a Texas college.

Trainee officer shoots unarmed college football player

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:13

This photo provided by Angelo State University shows Christian Taylor. A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed Taylor, a Angelo State University football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Officers were responding to a burglary call in Arlington when they discovered someone had driven a vehicle through a front window of the Classic Buick GMC, according to a statement from the Arlington Police Department. The statement said police approached the suspect and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, an officer shot Taylor. (Angelo State University via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An unarmed college football player was shot dead at a suburban Dallas car dealership by a trainee police officer during a middle-of-the-night burglary call. The death of 19-year-old Christian Taylor has raised some of the same questions as other recent police shootings involving unarmed suspects.


Plume from Colorado mine spill reaches New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 09:26
A contaminated plume of waste water accidentally released from a Colorado gold mine by U.S. environmental agency workers has spread downstream and reached northern New Mexico, officials said on Saturday. Utilities for the New Mexico towns of Aztec and Farmington have shut out river water from their systems to prevent contamination from the plume, which reached the state line between Colorado and New Mexico on Friday, said Michele Truby-Tillen, spokeswoman for the San Juan County, New Mexico, office of emergency management. The spread of the plume into New Mexico represented a new danger for authorities as they seek to control the spill.

Hiker found dead at Yellowstone was attacked by grizzly: officials

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:12
The official cause of death is undetermined but an autopsy is planned for Monday, said Yellowstone spokeswoman Amy Bartlett. A park ranger found the hiker's body on Friday in a popular back-country area about 5 miles (8 km) from Elephant Back Loop Trail near Yellowstone Lake in the middle of the park, Bartlett said. Early results of an investigation show the hiker, whose name was withheld pending family notification, had what appeared to be defensive wounds on his forearms from an encounter with the massive, hump-shouldered bears, Bartlett said.

Prosecutor: Mom tossed 1-month-old from fourth-floor window

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A newborn baby was killed when his mother tossed him from a fourth-floor window of their New York City apartment building and he landed on courtyard pavement 40 feet below, a prosecutor said Saturday in announcing her arrest on a murder charge.

Former Norristown teacher sentenced for having sex with student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:47

Former Norristown teacher sentenced for having sex with studentA Norristown math teacher, who pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her 14-year-old students, has been sentenced to prison time.


Delta flight makes emergency landing in Denver due to hail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:35
A Delta airliner flying from Boston to Salt Lake City encountered a hail storm and was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver, a federal official said on Saturday. Photos taken by a passenger and posted on the website of Salt Lake City television station KSTU showed cracks in the windshields of the plane's cockpit and damage to its nose cone. Delta Airlines Flight 1889 landed safely at Denver International Airport on Friday night after encountering the hail, and the incident is under investigation, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in an email.

Mayor De Blasio says bacteria outbreak has been contained

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:22

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a map showing the location in the Bronx borough of cooling towers, red triangles, and people, red dots, that were infected with Legionnaires' disease during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in New York. Ten people have died and 101 have been sickened amid the largest outbreak of Legionnaires, disease in New York City's history. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Five more buildings in the Bronx have tested positive for the bacteria that cause the potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease, though there is no sign that anyone has grown ill from the new sites, New York City officials said Saturday.


Trump's rivals criticize comment about female moderator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:07

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump's bombast continued to roil the Republican presidential race Saturday as several rivals criticized his treatment of a Fox News debate moderator. The organizer of a conservative political convention rescinded the businessman's prime-time speaking slot, angering those eager to hear from the businessman.


Person struck and killed by train in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:50

Man struck and killed by train in Chester CountyOfficials say a person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Thorndale, Chester County.


8-year-old dies in crash that injured 3 kids and adult in Monroe Township

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:41

8-year-old dies in crash that injured 3 kids and adult in Monroe TownshipAn 8-year-old girl was killed, an adult and three small children were injured after a car crashed into a utility pole in Monroe Township, New Jersey.


Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane arraigned on criminal charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:40

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane arraigned on criminal chargesPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County on Saturday afternoon and was arraigned on charges including a felony count of perjury.