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Man shot and killed in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:54

Man shot and killed in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are searching for suspects after a man was shot multiple times and killed in Kensington.


New York prison escapee turns 35 on ninth day of manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:51

Vermont Governor Shumlin and New York Governor Cuomo take part in a news conference at the Clinton Correctional Facility in DannemoraAs the hunt for a pair of inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison entered its ninth day on Sunday, new details emerged about how a female prison worker now under arrest promised to help them in a daring breakout. Sunday also marked the 35th birthday of David Sweat, the younger of the two convicted killers who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora by cutting through a steel wall and slithering through a steam pipe to a manhole on the street outside the prison's walls. Sweat and Richard Matt, 48, were discovered missing from their adjoining cells in the maximum security prison, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Canadian border, at 5:30 a.m. on June 6.


Texas planners look to aquifers to prepare for next drought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 22:47

This photo provided by the San Antonio Water System shows the Twin Oaks Aquifer Storage and Recovery site in far south Bexar County, Texas on Sept. 23, 2011. Although torrential storms in May essentially ended one of Texas’ worst-ever droughts, water planners wary of the next inevitable dry spell are looking into technology that would pump rainwater underground for use in drier times. (San Antonio Water System via AP)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.


Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 22:02

Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in South PhiladelphiaA 63-year-old woman is hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Philadelphia.


Cleaning crew sickened by fumes in Lower Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:54

Cleaning crew sickened by fumes in Lower MerionThe Action Cam was at the Parlor Pizza Shop at the Suburban Square shopping center in Lower Merion Township, after five members of a cleaning crew were overcome by fumes.


Former police chief facing retrial in killing of black man

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:54

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, left, shows defendant former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs the weapon he used to shoot Bernard Bailey during testimony in Combs' first murder trial in Orangeburg, SC. The jury deadlocked in the case and Combs goes on trial a second time in Columbia on Monday, June 15, 2015. (Larry Hardy/Times & Democrat via AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When a South Carolina jury first heard the case of a former small town police chief who shot and killed an unarmed black man, the trial lasted six days and the jurors deliberated for 12 hours before telling the judge they had deadlocked.


Flooding, evacuations after massive water main break in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:41

Cleanup work begins afer massive water main break in West PhiladelphiaPolice and firefighters are on the scene of a massive water main break in West Philadelphia.


5 Injured in Accidental Gunfire at Waldorf-Astoria Wedding Reception

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:22
The person who fired the gun was taken into custody.

The voice of opposition past, Justice Kennedy may save Obamacare now

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 21:05

Demonstrators in favor of Obamacare gather at the Supreme Court building in WashingtonBy Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Anthony Kennedy was furious when a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. As he read the dissenting opinion from the bench three years ago, his anger was palpable. It amounts instead to a vast judicial over-reaching.” That was Kennedy on June 28, 2012.


Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 20:48

In this June 4, 2015 photo, Dr. Reena Duseja, lead author of a study on emergency room visits, stands in San Francisco General Hospital's emergency room in San Francisco. No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint. But new research suggests it's more common than previously thought, and people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)WASHINGTON (AP) — No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.


Toddler found wandering without parents at Clementon, NJ amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 20:44

Toddler found wandering without parents at Clementon, NJ amusement parkAuthorities are still trying to locate the parents of a young girl, the morning after she was found wandering by herself at an amusement park in Camden County, New Jersey.


PHOTOS: Massive water main break in West Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:27

 Massive water main break in West Phila.The Action Cam was on the scene after a large water main broke in West Philadelphia.


Flooding, evacuations after massive water main break in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:27

Flooding, evacuations after massive water main break in West PhiladelphiaPolice and firefighters are on the scene of a massive water main break in West Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Warm, T'Storms Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 19:17

 Warm Today, T'Storms TonightMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the threat of thunderstorms returns Sunday.


Swarm of earthquakes rattles rural Alabama; reason unclear

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 16:28

This Tuesday, June 9, 2016, photo shows an abandoned building near Eutaw, Ala., where there have been reporter earthquakes. More than a dozen weak earthquakes have followed in the seven months since in west Alabama's rural Greene County, and geologists are trying to figure out what is causing the seismic swarm in an area of the South more prone to tornadoes than earthquakes. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)EUTAW, Ala. (AP) — Jim Sterling didn't know what had hit his 156-year-old antebellum home when an earthquake struck Alabama's old plantation region early one morning last November. Startled, he grabbed a gun and ran outdoors.


NY senator wants airlines to scrap carry-on luggage proposal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 14:31

FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage. He planned a news conference Sunday, June 14, 2015, to warn travelers that a 20 percent reduction would force them to pay more for check-in fees or spend money on new luggage. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage.


Suspect in brazen attack on Dallas police building killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 13:28

Police block the intersection of Dowdy Ferry Rd and Interstate 45 during a stand off with a gunman barricaded inside a van, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Hutchins, Texas. The gunman allegedly attacked Dallas Police Headquarters. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS (AP) — A man planted pipe bombs outside Dallas police headquarters and sprayed the building with bullets during a wild street battle early Saturday that authorities said miraculously left no one dead or injured except the suspect, who was later shot and killed in his van by a police sniper.


In race for U.S. presidency, Jeb Bush runs from Romney's ghost

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 13:12

From the Files - Jeb Bush to Announce 2016 BidBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republican Jeb Bush gathered donors in Miami for an April retreat, it was clear he planned a less scripted, more inclusive U.S. presidential campaign bearing little resemblance to that of the unsuccessful 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. "Let Jeb be Jeb" was the message Bush's advisers conveyed. A former Florida governor, Bush will launch his campaign for the November 2016 election in Miami on Monday, having built a well-funded organization but facing some of the same dilemmas that Romney faced.


Officer fatally shoots man swinging flag pole in Louisville

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 12:13
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An African man was shot and killed by a Louisville Metro Police officer Saturday afternoon, after police say he grabbed a flagpole and swung it at the officer.

Police: 4 hurt when gun goes off at Waldorf Astoria

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 11:59

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest’s gun went off accidentally at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris.