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Partner of burglar who slipped on ice in Upper Darby arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 03:06

Partner of burglar who slipped on ice in Upper Darby arrestedUpper Darby police have arrested a suspected burglar who's alleged partner slipped on a patch of ice while fleeing.


Board kills North Carolina poverty center amid protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 03:02
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public university leaders have voted to kill an anti-poverty center headed by an outspoken critic of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and GOP lawmakers, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police.

NASA resolves issue with spacesuit helmet water leak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 03:01

NASA astronaut Terry Virts Flight Engineer of Expedition 42 is seen during a spacewalk outside the International Space StationBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Water that leaked into an astronaut’s helmet after a spacewalk on Wednesday poses no threat, clearing the way for another outing to rig the International Space Station for new space taxis, NASA said on Friday. Space station flight engineer Terry Virts was back in the station’s airlock on Wednesday following a successful spacewalk when he noticed a small amount of water in his helmet. Another astronaut nearly drowned during a July 2013 spacewalk due to a helmet leak. Virts, who was making his second spacewalk in a week, was never in any danger, NASA said.


Seattle-area high schools hit with threats, high school cancels classes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:59
Two Seattle-area high schools were evacuated on Friday after receiving security threats, and another high school in Washington state heightened its security after a threatening message was scrawled on a bathroom wall. Interlake High School in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue was put on lockdown and classroom doors were locked with students inside, the Bellevue School District said in a statement on its website. "At this time the District and the Bellevue Police Department have made the decision to close Interlake High for the remainder of the school day and to release students," the district said. Bellevue Police said on Twitter they were investigating "Facebook rumors of a shooting" at the school but said the department had received no emergency calls of shots fired.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez sent urgent text on night of murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:56

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Hernandez listens to testimony during his murder trial in Fall River, MassachusettsBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez texted a friend to "hurry" in the hours before prosecutors say the pair and another man murdered an associate in an industrial park in 2013, according to testimony on Friday. Ricardo Leal, a records custodian for Sprint Telecommunications, identified text messages between Hernandez and Ernest Wallace in records and read them aloud from Hernandez's Blackberry phone, which prosecutors showed in court. Hernandez, 25, is being tried at Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River on charges of murdering Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player who was dating his fiancee's sister.


'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:53

'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.


Seattle woman knocked unconscious in drive-by egg throwing incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:46
Seattle police searched on Friday for a vandal who hurled an egg at a woman standing outside a local bar, striking her in the head and knocking her unconscious in an apparently random drive-by attack, officials said. The woman had been standing with several friends when someone in a passing truck let loose a volley of eggs early Tuesday, Seattle police said in a news release. An employee of the bar was also struck by an egg but wasn't injured. Experts say injuries from a jolt or strike to the head from items used as projectiles, such as an egg or tennis ball, have been known to cause injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe brain injuries, as well as death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:36
BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Day 2 of Black Madam murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:34

Day 2 of Black Madam murder trialPadge Victoria Windslowe, an aspiring rapper, is accused of killing Claudia Aderotimi.


PHOTOS: Philly's wanted Megan's Law fugitives

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:33

 Philly's wanted Megan's Law fugitivesPennsylvania State Police investigators are looking for dozens of Megan's Law fugitives from Philadelphia.


Providence Journal names Janet Hasson its new publisher

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:24
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A veteran newspaper executive credited with increasing online readership and digital advertising has been named publisher of The Providence Journal.

AccuWeather: Wintry Mix Coming

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:21

 Wintry Mix ComingMeteorologist David Murphy says a wintry mix arrives late Sunday.


Police: 7 killed, gunman dead in southern Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:18

 7 killed, gunman dead in southern MissouriA gunman went house to house, fatally shooting seven people and wounding one overnight in a small southern Missouri town.


Potential home buyer shot and killed touring Florida house

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:18

Potential home buyer shot and killed touring Florida housePolice say a potential home buyer was shot to death as he toured a house in Florida with his Realtor.


Funeral held for teen sisters shot by retired officer dad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:15

A police car is stationed in front the home of retired White Plains Officer Glen Hochman, the site of an apparent murder-suicide, in Harrison, N.Y on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Harrison police Chief Anthony Marraccini says the retired officer's suicide note indicates that the killing of his teenage daughters in their beds was a premeditated act. Marraccini said 17-year-old Alissa and 13-year-old Deanna apparently were asleep when they were shot sometime after 2 a.m. Saturday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral has been held for teen sisters who were shot by their retired police officer father last weekend before he turned the gun on himself.


Weissert named head of AP's Austin bureau

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:02
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Will Weissert, an Associated Press political reporter and former longtime Latin America correspondent, has been named administrative correspondent in Austin.

Jewelry store smash-and-grab robbers charged in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 01:57
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal authorities have broken up a Detroit-based gang that used sledge hammers to smash display cases and rob Rolex watches from jewelry stores around the country, and 17 members face charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Michigan said on Friday. Crews from the Detroit area traveled across the country to steal Rolexes valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors said in a statement on the indictments. They staged smash-and-grab robberies at stores in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Mississippi, Nebraska and Connecticut, as well as Michigan, prosecutors said. After each robbery, the gangs returned to Michigan, authorities said.

Competitors hungry for Seminole blackjack deal to expire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 01:48

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011, file photo, a poker dealer is works a game at the Magic City Casino in Miami. As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state’s high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. Rick Scott can’t negotiate something new. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state's high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. Rick Scott can't negotiate something new.


NASA approves Sunday spacewalk despite water leak in helmet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 01:42

FILE - In this file image made from video provided by NASA, astronaut Terry Virts points to his helmet as he sits inside the International Space Station on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, during an inspection for water in his suit. Virts reported the water while he waited in the air lock for Wednesday's spacewalk to formally conclude. On Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, NASA cleared Virts' spacesuit for the last of three spacewalks, set for Sunday. Mission managers believe they understand the quirks with this suit, and insist it is safe to use. (AP Photo/NASA, File)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station.


Circus acrobat reported missing in Atlanta has been found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 01:31
(Reuters) - An acrobat reported missing in Atlanta by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has been found, a production company said on Friday. Police issued a missing person bulletin on Thursday for Wei Cao, a 25-year-old Chinese citizen who performs a bicycle and juggling act for the circus, after she missed a scheduled performance this week. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said the agency had not been notified of the performer's return.