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Man struck, killed by falling tape measure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:39

Man struck, killed by falling tape measureA man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head, authorities said.


DA: 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:37

 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCAPolice are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a YMCA in Chester County.


Meth found amid California child's Halloween candy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:34
HERCULES, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California are investigating who gave a plastic bag of methamphetamine to a young girl on Halloween.

Pickup truck crashes into Bucks County police station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:33

Pickup truck crashes into Bucks County police stationThe police headquarters in Springfield Township, Bucks County was the scene of its own emergency Monday night.


Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:33

Kenneth Tate, a former security guard for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, answers questions during an interview, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Atlanta. Tate was fired after riding on an elevator alone with President Obama while carrying a CDC-issued firearm. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade to send to his mother and is humiliated by news reports wrongly claiming he's a convicted felon.


Radnor High School student arrested for making terroristic threats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:31

Radnor High School student arrested for making terroristic threatsPolice arrested a 17-year-old female senior at Radnor High School Monday after administrators were alerted that she was writing violent threats.


1 shot at Delaware State University residence hall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:29

1 shot at Delaware State University residence hallA spokesman at Delaware State University says one person has been shot at an off-campus residence hall and the shooter is at large.


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:24

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on tapePhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has approved a $10,000 reward in connection with the abduction of a woman in Germantown Sunday night.


PHOTOS: 'Dancing with the Stars' Week 8 Highlights

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:02

 'Dancing with the Stars' Week 8 HighlightsThe theme for this week was "Dynamic Duos." Contestants and their partners danced as famous pairs. There was also immunity up for grabs and a dance off.


St. Louis police deny no-fly zone during protests aimed at media

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:52

A sign is seen in the front yard of a home in Ferguson, MissouriBy Kenny Bahr CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - St. Louis County police defended on Monday a no-fly zone imposed over the suburb of Ferguson during August street protests, saying it was for safety reasons, after an Associated Press report said the prohibition was to keep news helicopters away. Police have been criticized for using rubber bullets, tear gas and dogs and for pointing weapons at protesters during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. "It's always all about safety. ...


Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:23

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square in New York. The music streaming service Spotify is no longer offering Taylor Swift songs at her request, setting up a battle between the industry's most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system. Spotify, which pulled Swift's songs on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, said that "we hope she'll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify stopped streaming Taylor Swift's music at her request Monday, setting up a business struggle between the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system and the industry's most popular artist.


Banker charged with murdering two women in Hong Kong

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:42

Banker charged with murdering two women in Hong KongA British banker has been charged with murdering two women--believed to be sex workers--whose bodies were found in the man's upscale apartment in Hong Kong, according to the Associated Press.


1 shot at Delaware State University residence hall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:15
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A student was shot at a residence hall near Delaware State University on Monday, prompting police to lock down the campus for nearly three hours before determining the shooting was an isolated act of violence.

NTSB to review FAA oversight in Virgin Galactic crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:13
By Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating Friday's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship, will review the Federal Aviation Administration's involvement in permitting the vehicle for test flight, acting NTSB chairman Christopher Hart said in an interview with Reuters on Monday. "We’d look to see if the oversight was adequate, to the extent that there is oversight in this industry," he said. "I know it's different than commercial aviation, but we would look at all of those factors. ...

Prosecutor says Utah police shooting justified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:11

Utah County Attorney Bureau of Investigations Bureau Chief Jeff Robinson holds the sword carried by Darrien Hunt as Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman addresses the media as he explains the Utah County Attorney Office's ruling in the officer-involved shooting of Hunt during a press conference Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Provo, Utah. Buhman announced Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah prosecutors announced Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume.


Lone survivor of capsized boat feels lucky, guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:07

In this image provided by the Sonoma County Sheriffs Department, Bodega Rock is seen from the rescue helicopter Henry 1, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. A commercial angler who was the lone survivor in a boat accident that killed four of his friends off the coast of Northern California survived by swimming for 25 minutes in frigid waters to a rocky shore, cutting his arm severely. Three men and a woman died Saturday morning during a crabbing expedition when a sneaker wave slammed their 32-foot boat and capsized it near Bodega Bay. (AP Photo/Henry 1 Helicopter Crew/Sonoma County Sheriffs)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An angler who was the lone survivor of a boat accident that killed four of his friends said Monday he lived by swimming for 25 minutes in cold water to a rocky shore along the coast of Northern California.


15 charged in armed takeover that closed casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:58

15 charged in armed takeover that closed casinoCOARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against 15 people in the armed takeover of a Central California casino at the center of a power struggle between factions of a Native American tribe.


Firefighter charged in Halloween fight with kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:53
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston fire captain who brandished a golf club in a fight with trick-or-treating children on Halloween has been suspended with pay.

Missouri courthouse killer dies in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:48

FILE - In this March 19, 2007 file photo, Kenneth Baumruk, 67, is brought in the St. Charles County courtroom, where he was sentenced to death for killing his wife and shooting four others at the St. Louis County Courthouse, in 1992, in St. Charles, Mo. Baumruk, now 75, has died in prison, the Missouri Department of Corrections said Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Baumruk died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point of apparent natural causes, the agency said. (AP Photo/Odell Mitchell Jr., Pool, File)MINERAL POINT, Mo. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who was sentenced to death for killing his wife in a 1992 shooting rampage at the St. Louis County Courthouse has died in prison, the Missouri Department of Corrections said Monday.


1 hurt as truck hits jet at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a fuel truck has struck a jetliner at Los Angeles International Airport but the only injury is to the driver and no fuel spilled.