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Official: 1 dead as small planes collide in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:58
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say one person is dead after two small private planes collided in midair near a central Idaho airstrip.

NYC ME: Smoke inhalation, burns caused fire death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:57

This photo taken on June 26, 2014, and released by the NYFD, shows Lt. Gordon Ambelas, who died at a hospital late Saturday night, July 5, 2014, after battling a blaze that broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise in New York. Two other firefighters were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, and two civilians were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. (AP Photo/NYFD)NEW YORK (AP) — Smoke inhalation and thermal burns caused the death of a New York City firefighter who perished in a cluttered high-rise apartment building.


Settlement in St. Louis priest abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:52
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced a confidential settlement in a priest sex abuse case scheduled to go to trial Monday but questioned the truth of a 22-year-old woman's statement that she was molested as a young girl.

TV meteorologist hurt in fireworks accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:42

In this 2010 photo released by WXYZ-TV, Dave Rexroth is shown. According to the station, Rexroth, chief meteorologist at the Detroit ABC affiliate, lost sight in his left eye during a fireworks mishap Friday, July 4, 2014 that occurred while he was vacationing with his family in Iowa City. Rexroth is to undergo surgery that will begin the process of implanting a prosthetic eye on Wednesday, July 9. (AP Photo/WXYZ-TV, Richard Doyle)SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A meteorologist at a Detroit-area television station has been injured in a fireworks accident in Iowa.


NYC man gets 18 years in college essay rape case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:37

Gavel and Old GloryA New York City man convicted of raping his former stepdaughter in an attack she disclosed years later in a college application essay has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.


N.Y. man jailed for rape revealed in stepdaughter's college essay

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:13
By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for raping his stepdaughter, who revealed the sexual abuse in a college application essay. Albert Tarrats, 62, of Brooklyn appeared in State Supreme Court where he denied the claim and appealed for clemency. “There was never any abuse,” said Tarrats, who is illiterate, in a statement read by his defense attorney Ernest Hammer. “He never hurt [his stepdaughter],” the statement said.

Family of teen slain in '68 appeals for info

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:13
READING, Pa. (AP) — Forty-six years after a Philadelphia teen's disappearance and slaying, the girl's family accepted her cremated remains Monday and asked for the public's help in finding her killer.

South Carolina boy gets locked in hot car, dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:02
BUFORD, S.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old South Carolina boy has died several days after being locked in a hot car for a time.

2 private planes collide near Idaho airstrip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:59
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say two small private planes collided in midair near a central Idaho airstrip.

AccuWeather: Hotter Today, A Bit More Humid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:58

 Hotter Today, A Bit More HumidMeteorologist David Murphy says some thunderstorms are possible later in the week.


Man arrested with knife in shoe at Detroit airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:57

This July 6, 2014 photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration shows a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of a shoe belonging to a passenger at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. The TSA says airport police responded, took possession of the knife and arrested the passenger. (AP Photo/Transportation Security Administration)ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an airline passenger was arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of one of his shoes.


Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:57

Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phonesPassengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.


PHOTOS: Cobbs Creek house collapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:54

 Cobbs Creek house collapseChopper 6 over the scene of a house collapse in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.


'0INK' vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:42
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A battle over vanity plates that started in a county courtroom could wind up in the Indiana Statehouse.

Fireworks shoot into playpen, burn Ohio infant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:27
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 4-month-old in a playpen was hospitalized with critical injuries after a neighbor's fireworks landed on her on her Ohio porch.

Houses collapse in Cobbs Creek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:15

Houses collapse in Cobbs CreekRescuers are the scene of a house collapse in Cobbs Creek.


Family of '68 murder victim appeals for info

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:14
READING, Pa. (AP) — Forty-six years after a Philadelphia teen's disappearance and murder, the girl's family accepted her cremated remains Monday and asked for the public's help in finding her killer.

Lifeguard drowns during rescue off S. California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:13

This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Ben Carlson, 32, a Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off the Southern California beach on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Carlson was pulled from the water by fellow lifeguards following a frantic, three-hour search. The 15-year department veteran went into the water to help a swimmer struggling in the water when they were hit by a large wave. (AP Photo/Newport Beach Police Department)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A lifeguard drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off a Southern California beach, authorities said.


Video released of dryer bandits that triggered gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:02

Video released of dryer bandits that triggered gas leakPhiladelphia Police have released surveillance footage showing two suspects that caused a gas leak while attempting to break open the coin slot to a dryer in a Rhawnhurst apartment building.


Sleeping New Jersey girl hit by stray bullet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:52
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a sleeping New Jersey teenager was struck by a bullet when gunfire broke out outside her home and a bullet pierced her bedroom wall.