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Cars Smashed by Falling Tree in New Hope

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:08

Cars Smashed by Falling Tree in New HopeTwo vehicles were smashed when a large tree came crashing down on a Bucks County roadway Monday morning.


PHOTOS: Cars smashed by tree in New Hope

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:06

 Cars smashed by tree in New HopeTwo cars were smashed by a falling tree in New Hope, Pa. on Monday morning.


Man crushed to death in compactor at Florida recycling plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:05
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a man was crushed to death inside a machine at a central Florida recycling plant.

Accused accomplice in New York prison break appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:34

Joyce Mitchell stands with her lawyer Steven Johnston as she appears before Judge Buck Rogers in Plattsburgh City Court, PlattsburghA female prison employee accused of helping two convicted killers stage a brazen escape appeared in court in upstate New York on Monday, under heavy protection and clad in apparent body armor and prison stripes. Joyce Mitchell, 51, is charged with providing chisels and hacksaws to Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The intense manhunt is costing about $1 million per day, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told reporters.


Correction: Dallas Police Headquarters-Shooting story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:30

With bullet holes in the side of the Dallas Police headquarters, Bill Smith of the FBI works the scene after an early morning shooting Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Dallas. A man suspected of spraying the headquarters with gunfire and planting pipe bombs, early on Saturday, has been found dead in a van after a police sniper shot him, police Chief David Brown said. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about a shooting at Dallas police headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mother of James Boulware, who authorities have preliminarily identified as the gunman, is named Jeannine Howard. Her last name is Hammond.


U.S. top court rejects wife's challenge to Afghan husband's visa denial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:20
The court ruled 5-4 against Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, by throwing out an appeals court ruling in her favor. Din, who lives in Fremont, California, sued the U.S. government after her husband, Afghan citizen Kanishka Berashk, was denied a visa in 2009. The court was divided along ideological lines, with its five conservative justices in the majority in overturning the 2013 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which found that the government had not given a legitimate reason for denying the visa.

Relatives: Man tied to Dallas shooting was mentally unstable

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:14

This 2013 photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows James Boulware. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect who opened fire outside Dallas police headquarters Saturday, June 13, told authorities he was James Boulware before a police sniper shot and killed the suspect. Authorities declined to officially identify the suspect until a medical examiner verified it. Jeannine Hammond, Boulware's mother, said in a statement to local media that "we lost him to mental health long before we lost him to death." Boulware's father, Jim, said that he never thought his son would become violent despite a history of "making statements." (Dallas County Jail via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDALLAS (AP) — James Boulware told family members that he had foreseen a deadly Japanese tsunami and the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting in his dreams. Police say he choked his mother. And he seethed at police, blaming them for the lost custody of his son.


Prison worker charged with aiding escapees appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:04

Clinton Correctional Facility is seen in the distance on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from Saranac, N.Y. Law enforcement personnel are in the ninth day of searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out the prison in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security prison in far northern New York made another court appearance Monday as the manhunt for the men hit its 10th day.


Man fatally stabbed outside Target after fight over socks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:03

Man fatally stabbed outside Target after fight over socksA man is in custody after a deadly stabbing outside a Target in Chicago, which the local alderman said resulted from a fight over selling socks.


Judge sets new deadlines in US Capitol terror plot case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:57
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has set new deadlines in court proceedings for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of Islamic State group extremists.

Police investigate deadly shooting in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:10

Police investigate deadly shooting in Wilmington, Del.Police in Wilmington, Delaware are investigating a deadly shooting.


Chicago valedictorian accepted to college _ 26 times

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:09
CHICAGO (AP) — For many high school students, deciding on a college comes down to one or two schools.

United Technologies announces exit from helicopter business

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:08

FILE - In this Monday, May 5, 2014 file photo, attendees look at the newly unveiled Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter during an official rollout at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Jupiter, Fla. United Technologies Corp. on Monday, June 15, 2015 announced it is shedding helicopter maker Sikorsky as it focuses on high-technology products for the aerospace and building industries. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — United Technologies Corp. announced Monday it is shedding helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft as it focuses on high-technology products for the aerospace and building industries.


PHOTOS: Shark attacks in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:07

 Shark attacks in North CarolinaTwo teens were injured in separate shark attacks in North Carolina.


Father on Rachel Dolezal's alleged race deception: 'It's puzzling to us'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 21:43

 'It's puzzling to us'A controversy arose after the parents of Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal said she had been lying about her race, and Dolezal herself would not answer when asked about it. Now Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal are opening up to "Good Morning America."


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:58

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent al-Bashir, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Settlement reached in Detroit-area fatal porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:51
DETROIT (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against a suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police.

Alleged welfare fraud leads to SWAT team raid in Somerton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:41

Alleged welfare fraud leads to SWAT team raid in SomertonSWAT teams raided a home in Philadelphia's Somerton section and it was all reportedly related to a case involving thousands in welfare fraud in New Jersey.


Pa. state troopers hurt after police chase ends in crash on Route 422

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:40

Pa. state troopers hurt after police chase ends in crash on Route 422Two Pennsylvania state troopers are hospitalized and a robbery suspect in custody after a high speed chase through two counties ended in a crash.


Two Teens Mauled in Shark Attacks at North Carolina Beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:23
The attack occurred in Oak Island, NC, about 30 miles south of Wilmington.