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2 officers, civilian hurt in hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:32

2 officers, civilian hurt in hit-and-run crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo police officers and a civilian are hospitalized following a hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia.


KinderCare requiring measles shots for infants' caregivers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:25

KinderCare requiring measles shots for infants' caregiversA national day care center operator says it's requiring staff members working with children under 15 months old to be vaccinated against measles.


Judge to allow death penalty in quadruple homicide case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:22
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that prosecutors may seek the death penalty against a man accused in the deaths of four people at a Kansas farm, including an 18-month-old girl, in 2013.

Car wedged under SUV in crash on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:20

Car wedged under SUV in crash on I-95A multi-vehicle crash has closed lanes of Interstate 95 northbound in Northeast Philadelphia.


Police investigating alleged sex assault at University of Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:12
(Reuters) - University of Virginia police said on Thursday they are investigating a reported sexual assault in a dormitory at the school, an allegation that comes in the aftermath of a discredited magazine story about a fraternity rape. The reported incident occurred on Jan. 30 and was reported to campus police on Thursday, university police chief Michael Gibson said in a statement. The 21,000-student school in Charlottesville, Virginia's flagship public university, was the subject of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article in November about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity.

Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:12

In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 photo, pediatrician Charles Goodman holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif. The vaccine is 99 percent effective at preventing measles, which spreads easily through the air and in enclosed spaces. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)DENVER (AP) — The debate over whether parents should be required to get their children vaccinated against measles has created strange alliances, putting some liberal parents on the same side as Republican conservatives.


Egyptian lawyer gets 25 years in prison for embassy bombings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:08

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012 courtroom drawing, seated from left, defense attorney Sabrina Shroff, defendants Kahlid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary and attorney Andrew Patel appear before a judge in Manhattan federal court in New York. Adel Abdul Bary, 54, an Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa was sentenced Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 to the maximum 25 years in prison by a judge who decried the "horror in this world." (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years in prison by a judge who decried the "horror in this world."


Budweiser campaign highlights rift between 'big beer,' craft

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 00:36

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, Budweiser cans run through a filling machine at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles. After several years of losing ground to smaller craft brewers, Anheuser-Busch, the country's biggest brewery is aiming its marketing at its core consumers, the folks who likely wouldn’t reach for a craft beer in any case. And they’re doing it with a playful wink and nod that says, “We didn’t want their fancy-schmancy beer anyway.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attention die-hard craft beer drinkers: This Bud's not for you.


Coroner: Professor killed in University of South Carolina office; dead shooter not identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 00:35
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Coroner: Professor killed in University of South Carolina office; dead shooter not identified.

Dump truck driver cited for careless driving after I-495 crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 00:32

Dump truck driver cited for careless driving after I-495 crash in WilmingtonA truck driver has been cited for careless driving after a crash that shut down I-495 in Wilmington, Delaware for more than 3 hours.


Car destroyed after hitting freight train in Georgetown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:44

Car destroyed after hitting freight train in GeorgetownPolice say a car ran into a freight train in Georgetown but that no one was injured.


2 arrests connected to Toms River car burglaries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:39

2 arrests connected to Toms River car burglariesTwo people have been arrested in connection to at least 40 car burglaries in Toms River, New Jersey.


Boy's family accused of staging kidnapping to teach a lesson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:03

Boy's family accused of staging kidnapping to teach a lessonA 6-year-old Missouri boy's mother, grandmother and aunt face charges after authorities said they staged his kidnapping because they believed he was too nice to people and they wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.


School bus crash sends 19 students, bus driver to hospitals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 22:58
LOUISIVLLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a semi-truck rear-ended a school bus, which then hit a police car, injuring 19 elementary school students.

VIDEO: Surveillance of alleged assault by police officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 22:43

 Surveillance of alleged assault by police officersAction News has obtain exclusive video that allegedly shows two officers assaulting a man on a scooter.


Boy's family accused of staging kidnapping to teach danger

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 22:28

Boy's family accused of staging kidnapping to teach a lessonA 6-year-old Missouri boy's mother, grandmother and aunt face charges after authorities said they staged his kidnapping because they believed he was too nice to people and they wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 22:22

Soldiers stand guard as the humanitarian aid is distributed to residents in the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Holland are set to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday, one day after discussing peace proposals for Ukraine's conflict with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Police: Family had 6-year-old boy 'kidnapped' for being nice to strangers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 21:58

 Family had 6-year-old boy 'kidnapped' for being nice to strangersFamily members told investigators their primary intent was to educate the young boy about the dangers of being nice to strangers and felt they did nothing wrong


Man charged in $20M insurance fraud scheme found dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 21:27

Man charged in $20M insurance fraud scheme found deadSources tell Action News that Thomas French, one of five Bucks County family members charged in a $20 million insurance fraud scheme, has been found dead


Lawyers urge judge to lift grand jury secrecy in New York chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 21:16

Demonstrators stand outside the State Supreme Court before the hearing for Eric Garner in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for civil liberty groups, the news media, public defenders and New York's elected public advocate urged a judge on Thursday to release the transcripts of secret grand jury proceedings into the killing of an unarmed black man last July by a white police officer who put him in a chokehold. The lawyers told state Supreme Court Judge William Garnett that making the transcripts public would shed light on why the grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.