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Philadelphia man confesses to killing wife while jogging: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:21
(Reuters) - A Philadelphia man was charged with murder after confessing that he strangled his wife while she was out for an evening jog, police said on Sunday. Christopher Murray, 48, failed a lie detector test and then admitted to killing his wife, Police Lieutenant Philip Riehl told a news conference. Murray told investigators that he and his wife, Constance Murray, 46, had argued on the evening of Aug. 4 and she left for a walk or jog in a park near their home.

Authorities name 2 killed in Colorado plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:20
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people who died in a plane crash in northern Colorado.

Family escapes house fire in South Philly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:58

Family escapes house fire in South PhillyA family was able to escape a house fire in South Philadelphia.


Construction starts on parts of I-476, delays expected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:45

Construction starts on parts of I-476, delays expectedPennDOT announced that a new construction project is now underway on I-476 in Delaware and Montgomery counties and that drivers can expect delays.


Driver who hit pedestrians: Truck was 'possessed'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:31
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Hours before police say he plowed his truck into four pedestrians in Bellingham, Dustin Frederick Brown sent text messages to friends saying he was too drunk to drive.

Breastfeeding booth, photos draw complaints in UT

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:29
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say they don't understand the fuss over a breastfeeding booth that drew complaints at a farmer's market in Wasatch County.

$2M anti-pot campaign warns of becoming 'lab rat'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:25
DENVER (AP) — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads, with the goal of telling teens there's uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot.

Thousands gather in vigil for Missouri man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:51

Protestors confront police during an impromptu rally, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police in Ferguson, Mo. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Brown died following a confrontation with police, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who spoke at a news conference Sunday. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few thousand people have crammed the street where a black man was shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer.


Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born baby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:48

Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born babyAn Australian couple is denying claims that they abandoned their son with his surrogate after learning he had Down syndrome.


1 dead, 1 hurt in New Orleans hotel shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:39
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 20-year-old man shot and seriously wounded a friend Sunday, then killed himself in a hotel at the edge of the French Quarter after a three-hour standoff with police, authorities said.

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:01

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, center, waves to the crowds at the Democratic Unity Breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Honolulu. The breakfast is traditionally held after Hawaii elections and is attended by both winners as well as losers. Fellow Democrat and State Sen. David Ige defeated Abercrombie in a stunning primary-election defeat Saturday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.


New York governor, other officials head to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:42

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media following a news conference and bill signing that authorizes New York City to lower their speed limit in New York. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Cuomo announced the trip Sunday, Aug. 10, saying the delegation would meet with Israeli leaders and visit residents affected by the fighting. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.


Two dozen rescued after Maryland roller coaster malfunctions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:34

This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)(Reuters) - Two dozen people were rescued on Sunday from a Maryland roller coaster that malfunctioned, leaving a car stuck for hours near a high point of the ride, emergency officials said. The passengers were trapped about 75 feet (23 meters) in the air atop the Joker's Jinx roller coaster at the Six Flags America amusement park in Upper Marlboro, outside Washington, fire officials said. The ride stopped working at 2:30 p.m. and the rescue took about four hours, according to Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor. Six Flags Entertainment Corp said in a statement the ride would remain closed during an investigation into what caused the malfunction.


1 dead, 1 injured in Glasgow, Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:32

1 dead, 1 injured in Glasgow, Delaware crashThe Delaware State Police says one person has died and a second person has been injured in a single-vehicle crash in Glasgow.


Sheriff: Reported abduction of woman didn't happen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:30
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan authorities are closing an investigation of an 18-year-old woman's claim she was abducted along a road and held hostage for 16 hours, saying it never happened.

Survey: US gas prices down 6 cents a gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:29
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 6 cents a gallon in the past two weeks and prices in California have fallen 9 cents in the same time period.

Pickup careens into farmers market; woman killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:11
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — A pickup truck drove into a farmers market in northern New Jersey near closing time Sunday, killing a woman who was dragged by the truck for blocks and injuring several others, the mayor of the borough said.

Flame from Emirates plane put out at Boston

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:49
BOSTON (AP) — A Dubai-to-Boston flight with 367 passengers and crew members aboard has been grounded at Logan International Airport after an engine fire that officials say was quickly extinguished when the plane landed.

How tropical weather shook up an island paradise

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:47

Winds from Tropical Storm Iselle blow palm trees near a sign warning of the closure of Kualoa Regional Park in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. All of the public parks on Oahu were closed. Iselle came ashore onto the Big Island early Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while Hurricane Julio, behind it, is forecasted to pass north of the islands. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific, Hurricane Julio, had tourists and residents on edge but is moving away from the islands and no longer posing a threat.


1 dead after pickup careens into farmers market

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:36
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and several others were injured when a pickup truck drove into a farmers market in northern New Jersey.