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Armed suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:18

Armed suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery in MayfairPolice are searching for the armed suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven store in Philadelphia's Mayfair section early Tuesday morning.


Threat made against Burlington County school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:53

Threat made against Burlington County schoolPolice will be stationed at a Burlington County, New Jersey middle school on Tuesday after a threat was made by phone.


Last-minute rush as deadline nears for oil spill settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:25
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Baroni knew he was cutting it close.

Gov't plan to help more students erase debt raises questions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:22

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, an Everest Institute sign is seen in a office building in Silver Spring, Md. The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday, as part of a new plan that could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A government plan to wipe out loans for many of the students who attended the now-disgraced for-profit Corinthian Colleges raises serious questions about whether the White House or Congress should have done more to prevent the debacle.


Truck carrying 2,200 pigs overturns on Ohio highway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 13:00
XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A semitrailer carrying 2,200 piglets has overturned on an Ohio highway.

Family accepts Navy Cross after fight for Medal of Honor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:59

This file photo shows Sgt. Rafael Peralta. The Navy will posthumously award a Navy Cross to the Marine killed in Iraq, after years of appeals by his family asking the Pentagon to approve the Marine Corps’ nomination for the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military heroism. The family of Sgt. Peralta will accept the nation’s second-highest award at a ceremony Monday, June 8, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego. (AP Photo/File)CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor.


US hedge fund asks Seoul court to stop Samsung takeover deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:56
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. hedge fund is challenging a takeover deal between Samsung companies designed to ensure control of the conglomerate passes to the grandson of its founder.

Federal judge orders last 'Angola Three' inmate released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:27

The sun shines through concertina wire on a fence at the Angola Prison Rodeo in Angola, La., Saturday, April 26, 2014. In a half-century, the event has grown from a small event for prisoners into a big business that draws thousands of spectators to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Proceeds go into the prison's Inmate Welfare Fund, which helps pay for inmate education and recreational supplies. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement on a Louisiana prison farm drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday.


Federal Railroad Administration recommends more speed signs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration has recommended commuter railroads look at where they have sharp track curves and adjust their automatic train control safety systems to prevent trains from going too fast there, like an Amtrak train did before it derailed in Philadelphia last month.

AccuWeather: Unsettled for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:56

 Unsettled for TuesdayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a slow-moving line of strong storms with gusty winds and heavy downpours.


Two California men plead not guilty of seeking to help Islamic State: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:51
(Reuters) - Two Southern California men pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State, the Los Angeles Times reported. The arrests last month of Anaheim residents Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both 24, are among a string of cases showing a crackdown by U.S. authorities on individuals they believe are seeking to join the group. The pair pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiring "to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization" filed in federal court in Orange County, California, the Los Angeles Times reported.

AccuWeather: Tornado WATCH canceled

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:47

 Unsettled for TuesdayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a slow-moving line of strong storms with gusty winds and heavy downpours.


McKinney police officer on leave after video shows him pushing teen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:41

McKinney police officer on leave after video shows him pushing teenA black teenager in a swimsuit repeatedly cried out, "Call my momma!" as a white police officer pinned her to the ground, only moments after drawing his handgun on other black teens.


2nd lawsuit filed in Saint Joseph's University hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:39

2nd lawsuit filed in Saint Joseph's University hazing scandalA second lawsuit has now been filed against Saint Joseph's University in the wake of a hazing scandal involving the women's softball team.


75-year-old shot in head in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:36

75-year-old shot in head in West KensingtonPolice are investigating the shooting of a 75-year-old man in West Kensington.


Video of officer who drew gun on black teens raises tension

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:06

Hundreds march during a protest Monday, June 8, 2015, in response to an incident at a community pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A black teenager in a swimsuit repeatedly cried out, "Call my momma!" as a white police officer pinned her to the ground, only moments after drawing his handgun on other black teens.


Customs officials nab teen with pot in bicycle tires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:30
DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Customs officials in the border town of Douglas arrested a 17-year-old boy after finding his bicycle's tires stuffed with more than three pounds of marijuana.

Mayor laments suicide of man jailed for 3 years as teenager

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:19
NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor on Monday lamented the suicide of a young man who spent three years as a teenager jailed without a trial for a crime he always denied committing.

Somali leader predicts defeat of extremists by end of 2015

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Somalia's prime minister predicted Monday that al-Shabab extremists will be defeated militarily by the end of the year but he said tackling the root causes that attract young people to the al-Qaida-linked group will take some time.