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Mechanic killed in helicopter crash identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:29
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — An aircraft mechanic killed in the crash of a helicopter leased by a southeastern Arizona sheriff's department was a 59-year-old Navy veteran who worked for the company that provided the helicopter.

Threat calls to 'Shoot SEPTA Cops'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:19

Threat calls to 'Shoot SEPTA Cops'SEPTA Police are investigating a threatening message scrawled on a bathroom wall.


Illinois man has car part removed from his arm 50 years after crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:59
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - An Illinois man had a turn signal lever removed from inside his arm after the car part lodged into his limb, unbeknownst to him, during a crash five decades ago. Arthur Lampitt, 75, of Granite City, Illinois, had the 7-inch-long piece - once one part of a 1963 Thunderbird - extracted from his left arm on Wednesday during a 45-minute surgery. The thin, cylindrical object became lodged in his arm after the Thunderbird collided head-on with a truck in 1963. Lampitt suffered a broken right hip and broken ribs. "I was banged up pretty good," he said on Friday. ...

Andorra bank robbed; suspect remains at large

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:57

Andorra bank robbed; suspect remains at largePhiladelphia Police are investigating a bank robbery in the city's Andorra section.


Targets of Obama's sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:49
President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Treasury Department said the targets are three state-controlled entities and 10 North Korean officials, including:

Man who killed dad at church sent to treatment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:49

FILE - In the Monday, April 1, 2013, file photo, Reshad Riddle appears in Ashtabula Municipal Court, in Ashtabula, Ohio. A judge has ordered Riddle, who fatally shot his father at Easter services, to spend his life in a mental health facility. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered an Ohio man who fatally shot his father at Easter services to spend his life in a mental health facility.


Reagan shooter won't face new charges in Brady death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981 won't face new charges in the death last summer of Reagan's former press secretary.

Prosecutors: John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, won't face new charges in death of James Brady

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors: John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, won't face new charges in death of James Brady.

Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:15

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo, a customer looks at the menu at a McDonald's drive-thru in Williamsville, N.Y. As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, chains including McDonald’s and Taco Bell are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are kept intact with chemicals. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.


Texas father and son kill N.C. couple, wound officers in crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:09
By Kara Van Pelt BECKLEY, W. Va. (Reuters) - A Texas father and son on a multi-state crime spree killed a North Carolina couple, set their home on fire, stole their truck and then shot and wounded two police officers in West Virginia, authorities said on Friday. Police arrested the men in West Virginia on Thursday after a shootout in which the officers were slightly wounded. West Virginia State Police identified the suspects as Edward Campbell, 54, and Eric Campbell, 21, of Indian Acres, Texas. The father-son crime wave "is something you see in the movies. ...

Golf cart driver gets DUI after slow chase on California highway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:09
PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A young man who led police on a slow-speed highway chase in a golf cart from the Rose Bowl game in Southern California was arrested for driving under the influence, officials said on Friday. The nine-seat golf cart, with its lights off and adorned with stickers from the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl competitor Florida State, was spotted on Thursday night on the shoulder of Interstate 210 near the stadium in Pasadena, said California Highway Patrol Sergeant Mike Munoz. ...

Americans on the move want warmth, affordability: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 03:03
By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans moving out of state in 2014 were most likely to head to places that were warmer and more affordable, such as the South and Southwest, according to studies by two major moving companies. The 47th annual report by Allied Van Lines showed that Illinois topped the list of states people are moving away from with 1,372 net moves, followed by Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. The states have remained in the top five since 2010, the company said. ...

911 recording: Police chief in Georgia said he accidentally shot wife while moving gun in bed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:47
ATLANTA (AP) — 911 recording: Police chief in Georgia said he accidentally shot wife while moving gun in bed.

Matthew Franjola, AP reporter in Vietnam, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:38
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Matthew Franjola, a reporter and photographer for The Associated Press who was among the last Americans in Saigon as it fell to the North Vietnamese in 1975, has died. He was 72.

Murder rate falls in impoverished New Jersey city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:31

In this Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 photo, Carmen Marquez watches as Sister Helen Cole leads a vigil for the 32 murder victims in 2014, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, N.J. Marquez's husband, Kenny Moultrie, was among the victims who were being remembered. (AP Photo/Geoff Mulvihill)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Like she does every year, Sister Helen Cole spent the last days of December overseeing a vigil for each person slain in Camden. For 2014, she lit 32 candles for 32 victims.


Vehicles crash in New Hampshire snow squall, 35 cars pile up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:24
BOSTON (Reuters) - A fast-moving morning snowstorm led to two major traffic crashes piling up 35 cars on a New Hampshire highway on Friday morning, state police said. No serious injuries were reported in the accidents, which occurred on Interstate 93 in the town of Ashland, about 37 miles north of the state capitol of Concord, said State Police Lieutenant Jerome Maslan. "We had a snow squall go through around 9:45 a.m. ET this morning, which typically will reduce visibility," Maslan said. ...

Mario Cuomo in his own words

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:20

Angela Leizer, left, and her daughter, Ali, view a portrait of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in the Hall of Governors during a capitol tour, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo, who served three terms as governor, died of natural causes due to heart failure, just hours after his son Andrew began his second term as New York's chief executive. He was 82. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gained fame during his three terms in office for his oratory and wit. Some examples:


Funeral today for NJ boy struck by police cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:12

Funeral today for NJ boy struck by police cruiserIt was a grim scene Friday morning in Williamstown as mourners came and went to the final viewing for Matthew McCloskey.


Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 02:05

former Alaska Gov. Sarah PalinBy Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) - Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof. Trig, 6, who has Down Syndrome, is shown stepping on the back of the family's black Labrador while it lies on the kitchen floor in order to reach the sink. The dog appears unruffled. ...


Avalanche kills snowshoer as 3 try to avoid slide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 01:55
BAKERVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Snowshoers who triggered a fatal avalanche in Colorado's central mountains tried crossing a treacherous area one by one in an effort to avoid a slide.