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PHOTOS: Funeral for Beau Biden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 22:38

 Funeral for Beau BidenSee photos of the tributes and funeral for Beau Biden, the former Delaware Attorney General and son of Vice President Joe Biden.


AccuWeather: Turning Warmer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 22:33

 Turning WarmerMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a spotty shower is possible around midday, otherwise, clouds give way to some sunshine this afternoon.


Man shot 9 times in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 22:11

Man shot 9 times in GermantownPolice say a man in his 20's was shot nine times in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Police escort body of former officer to funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:30

Police escort body of former officer to funeral homeA Philadelphia police officer injured on the job 30 years ago has died.


Sunday's Tony telecast will feature stars, songs and a stunt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:26

This undated photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows, the cast performing in a scene from the musical production of "An American in Paris," with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin at the Palace Theatre in New York. Those tuning in to the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 7, 2015, will see musical numbers from the seven nominated musicals, including “Ring of Keys” from “Fun Home,” medleys from “The King and I” and “On the 20th Century,” a comic song about musicals from “Something Rotten!,” two songs from “The Visit,” a Leonard Bernstein medley from “On the Town” and three snippets from the Gershwins’ “An American in Paris.” (Angela Sterling/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — When producers asked Alan Cumming to host the Tony Awards this year, his heart sank.


3 injured after work van crashes in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:25

3 injured after work van crashes in FrankfordThree people were injured in an accident after crashing into a support column for the SEPTA El early Saturday morning.


Obamas, Clintons to join Joe Biden at funeral for son Beau

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:23

Obamas, Clintons mourn with Joe Biden at son's funeralVice President Joe Biden will mourn the death of his eldest son during a funeral on Saturday in Delaware.


Judge to rule on dispute over Martha's Vineyard casino plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:19

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, the unfinished tribal community center sits on the Aquinnah Wampanoag reservation in Aquinnah, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The state and the tribe are asking a federal judge to settle whether the tribe can turn the unfinished community center into a gambling house on the famous resort island. A hearing on the request is set for Aug. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — The state of Massachusetts and an Indian tribe whose ancestors first inhabited Martha's Vineyard are asking a federal judge to settle whether the tribe can build a casino on the famous resort island.


Chicago opens bike-pedestrian trail on old rail bed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:04
The "Bloomingdale Trail" will connect six new parks, four of which have been completed. The entire park and trail system is named the "606," after the first three digits of city zip codes. "People are really clamoring to get up there," said Beth White, director of the Chicago regional office of the Trust for Public Land, a non-profit conservation group which has led efforts to fund the project.

Coast Guard Academy superintendent sees generational shift

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 21:02
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The new superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy says its students are smart, energetic, enthusiastic — and in some ways very different from cadets of his generation.

1 dead in crash on I-95 in Tinicum Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 20:34

1 dead in crash on I-95 in Tinicum TownshipPolice say one person is dead after a crash on Interstate-95 in Delaware County early Saturday morning.


U.S. judge for FIFA trials is familiar with organized crime cases

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 20:08
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. judge presiding over the corruption cases of indicted soccer officials may not have been able to pronounce the name of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, during a secret hearing in 2013, but he does know how to oversee a proceeding that involves organized crime.     U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn, New York, has spent some of his nearly three decades on the bench handling mobster trials. A defendant was found murdered in one of the cases, and in another the head of a crime family walked the streets in a bathrobe as he faked a mental illness to try to avoid standing trial.      Now, Dearie, who turned 71 on Thursday, is responsible for presiding over the cases of nine current and former FIFA officials and five corporate sports executives who are accused of participating in a decades-long criminal enterprise that involved more than $150 million in bribes.

Elsmere drug bust nets 5 pounds of marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 19:18

Elsmere drug bust nets 5 pounds of marijuanaPolice in Delaware say they've confiscated five pounds of marijuana after a drug bust in Elsmere.


Young children critically injured in fall from window in Allentown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 18:57

Child dies after falling from window in AllentownTwo young children were rushed to the hospital after falling from a window in Allentown.


California bus driver helps rescue three-year-old boy from kidnapper: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 16:07
A quick-thinking bus driver in Northern California was credited with helping in the rescue of a three-year-old boy who was reported kidnapped on Friday, authorities said. The boy was with his mother in the children's section of a public library in Milpitas, California, a San Francisco suburb, at about 10:45 a.m. local time when a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt reportedly kidnapped him, Milpitas Police Chief Steve Pangelinan said during a news conference aired on a local NBC affiliate. The reported abduction set off an alert describing the boy and suspect to area law enforcement and public transportation agencies, Pangelinan said.

AP source: LA chief, watchdog find police shooting justified

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

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2014, file photo, a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, is shown on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles police chief and his department’s independent watchdog have found that a fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man by officers last year was justified, a department source said Friday nigh, June 5, 2015t. However, the findings by Chief Charlie Beck and the inspector general are only recommendations to the Police Commission, which will determine after a hearing next week whether the shooting of Ezell Ford was within department policy (AP Photo/Raquel Maria Dillon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief and his department's independent watchdog have found that a fatal close-range shooting of a 25-year-old black man by officers last year was justified, a department source said.


Analysis: Putin key to Ukraine success with IMF loan

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

FILE - In this June 4, 2015 file photo, Ukrainian servicemen from battalion "Kiev1" guard their position near a damaged house in Marinka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. So far, the International Monetary Fund is giving Ukraine a passing grade on Kiev’s early efforts at political and economic reform as it spends a first disbursement from a four-year, $17.5 billion loan program. But, in the end, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the trump cards in Ukraine’s drive to extract itself from Moscow’s orbit. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — So far, the International Monetary Fund is giving Ukraine a passing grade on early efforts at political and economic reforms as it spends a first installment from a four-year, $17.5 billion loan program. But in the end, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the trump cards in Ukraine's drive to extract itself from Moscow's orbit.


Filings suggest Georgia can't explain cloudy execution drug

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:11
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia prison officials have pointed to cold storage temperatures as "the most likely cause" of the cloudiness in a lethal injection drug that halted an execution at the last minute — but they have since revealed testing indicating it might not have been to blame.

Los Angeles police officers deemed justified in black man's slaying: L.A. Times

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:09

Man stands near mural for Ezell Ford after Los Angeles County Coroner released an autopsy report on the LAPD's shooting of Ford in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles police chief and an independent watchdog have determined two patrolmen were justified in the shooting death of unarmed black man Ezell Ford last year, the L.A. Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources. Department investigators found evidence indicating Ford had struggled for control of one of the patrolmen's gun, supporting the account the officers gave after the incident, the newspaper cited two sources as saying. The department's inspector general, Alex Bustamante, also found the shooting justified, but faulted the officers for the manner in which they approached Ford in the moments before the shooting, the Times reported, citing the sources.


Superintendent won't say if he'll drop cheering charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:09
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation says he plans to be in court Tuesday and make a statement then, but won't say if he'll drop the charges.