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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.


Police: Man fatally stabbed while possibly trying to help driver

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:29

 Man fatally stabbed while possibly trying to help driverPolice say a 21-year old man in Northeast Philadelphia was stabbed to death by a stranger who he may have been trying to help.


Police shoot to death California man who stabbed six people

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:19
A 28-year-old man armed with a large knife wounded six people, including three employees at a convalescent home, when he went on a stabbing spree in Long Beach, California, before police shot him to death, officials said on Saturday. Derrick Lee Hunt began his attack on Friday night at an apartment complex where he stabbed his wife, her brother and a neighbor, Long Beach police said in a statement. After committing that spree of violence at the residential building in Long Beach, just south of Los Angeles, Hunt walked across the street to the convalescent home where he stabbed three employees of the facility, police said.

4 dead in small plane crash in NY's Adirondack Mountains

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:19
LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. (AP) — No distress call was received from a small plane that crashed in the Adirondack Mountains, leaving four people dead in the fiery wreckage, a federal official said Saturday.

Man found dead in Yellowstone attacked by grizzly bear

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:08
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service says a Montana man found dead in Yellowstone National Park was the victim of a grizzly bear attack.

Hiker Killed by Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone National Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 05:49
The man's coworkers had reported him missing.

Uber admits mistake in accepting sex assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 05:43
DALLAS (AP) — Uber says an internal investigation found it mistakenly granted driver status to a man now accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger.

Q&A on U of Illinois: What to know after emails, resignation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 05:26

In this Aug. 3, 2015 photo, University of Illinois chancellor Phyllis Wise, listens to athletic director Mike Thomas, during a news conference in Champaign, Ill. The university announced Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, that several administrators, including outgoing Chancellor Wise, violated school policy by using private emails to hide correspondence from public view. Those emails included discussions about controlling the damage from a controversy spurred by the revocation of a job offer to a professor who sent anti-Israel tweets. (John Dixon/ The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise's surprise resignation was followed closely by an announcement that she and others at the university's flagship campus had used private email accounts to avoid public scrutiny of their deliberations on key issues.


8-year-old killed, 3 kids and adult injured in Monroe Twp. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 05:04

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.


Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 04:48

 French pair who died in US desert likely saved sonA French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.


Boston flight lands in Denver after hail damage

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 04:24
DENVER (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a Delta Airlines flight that originated from Boston made an emergency landing in Denver because hail damaged the plane.

Authorities: Man shoots estranged wife over divorce filing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 04:16
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man shot his estranged wife eight times after learning she had filed for divorce.