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Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:57

This undated artist rendering provided by NASA shows the Jason-3 satellite. The latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect ocean events like El Nino is scheduled for launch Sunday, Jan. 17, from California. If successful, the Jason 3 satellite will continue more than two decades of sea level measurements. (NASA via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over.


Homeless suspect surrenders in slaying of shelter worker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:52
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A homeless man suspected of killing a shelter worker and wounding another a day after he was evicted has surrendered to police.

Delaware man charged with 6th DUI after traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:49
LAUREL, Del. (AP) — Police have charged a Delaware man with his sixth DUI after he was stopped for speeding.

Lowe's will drop joint-venture business in Australia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:37
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's says it's getting out of a joint venture that runs more than 60 home-improvement stores in Australia.

Emergency responder dies after helping teen daughter in crash in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:30

Emergency responder dies after helping teen daughter in crash in New JerseyCaptain Danielson was on duty Saturday when a call came in at about 3:30 p.m. for a crash on Route 206 near the Byram/Andover line, said Chief Danielson, when he learned his 19-year-old daughter was involved.


Homeless shelter shooting suspect ID'd; remains at large

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:15

Suspect in double shooting at homeless shelter in custodyThe man wanted for killing one homeless shelter worker, and wounding another, has been identified.


Popular Bridgeton tavern reduced to rubble after fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:14

Popular Bridgeton tavern reduced to rubble after fireA popular tavern that has been a part the Bridgeton community for hundreds of years is now just a pile of rubble.


Strong possibility Eagles will name Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 06:03

Fmr. Lions coach Jim Schwartz arrives in Philadelphia, expected to be Eagles defensive coordinatorAction News has learned there's a strong possibility the Philadelphia Eagles will name former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.


Who's defending Bill Cosby? A look at his criminal team

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:58

In this Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 photo Bill Cosby, center, accompanied by his attorneys Brian McMonagle, left, and Monique Pressley, arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault, in Elkins Park, Pa. The attorneys hired to defend Cosby in the sex-assault case are a study in contrasts. McMonagle, 57, is expected to lead the defense arguments inside the courtroom when Cosby, 78, returns to court Feb. 2 in a crucial bid to have the case dismissed. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.


U.S. marks MLK holiday with speeches, service, Oscar boycott

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:49

Members of the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir perform during the 30th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King's daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized. The visit by the president and first lady Michelle Obama to a Washington school was among a raft of speeches, tributes and parades on the 30th anniversary of the U.S. holiday commemorating King. Bernice King, daughter of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, told a standing room-only crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where her father had preached, that blacks faced the erosion of voting rights, environmental injustice and rising gun deaths.


Sheriff: Ohio police officer found dead; suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:30
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose ex-girlfriend reported that he was armed and looking to kill police was in custody on Monday suspected in the death of an officer whose body was found behind the municipal building of a small Ohio town, authorities said.

1 hurt after car goes off Roosevelt Blvd., hits tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:26

1 hurt after car goes off Roosevelt Blvd., hits treeOne person was hurt after a car went off the Roosevelt Boulevard and into a tree late Monday morning.


Police: Ex-boyfriend killed NY students before suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:17

Kelsey Annese is seen in an undated photo provided by SUNY Geneseo. Three bodies were discovered Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, near the State University of New York at Geneseo after Geneseo police responded to the home around 6 a.m. Sunday following a 911 call. The dead were identified as 21-year-old Kelsey Annese, of Webster, New York; 24-year-old Matthew Hutchinson, of Vancouver, British Columbia; and 24-year-old Colin Kingston, of Geneseo. Police said Annese and Hutchinson were students at Geneseo and Kingston was a former student. (Keith Walters/SUNY Geneseo via AP)GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-year-old man distraught over a recent breakup stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and a fellow college athlete she was with in her off-campus bedroom before apparently killing himself with the same knife, police said Monday.


Prosecutor: Murder charge expected in Ohio officer's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:14
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the death of an Ohio police officer, whose body was found behind the Danville Municipal Building (all times local):

'Ride Along 2' ends box office reign of 'Force Awakens'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:03
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have ended the monthlong box-office reign of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." "Ride Along 2" topped the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with an estimated ...

Family, university reach $5.3M deal in traffic stop death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:02

FILE - In a Thursday, July 30, 2015 file photo, Terina Allen, sister of Samuel DuBose, sits with family members as she reacts in the courtroom following the arraignment of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing at Hamilton County Courthouse for the shooting death of motorist DuBose, in Cincinnati. It was announced Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, that the family of Samuel DuBose will receive $5.3 million under a settlement with the University of Cincinnati. Tensing, who was indicted and fired from his job, shot and killed Dubose on July 19 and later pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)The sister of a man fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who pulled him over for lacking a front license plate said she hopes a $5.3 million settlement will help prevent another family from losing a loved one.


'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested for domestic violence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:47
McLean, 70, was arrested in Camden, on the Maine coast, and booked into the Knox County Jail at about 3:30 a.m. He was released about an hour later after posting $10,000 bail, Corporal Bradley Woll said. Woll said McLean was charged with domestic violence, a Class D misdemeanor.

Americans Freed from Iran Reunite With Families in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:42
Three Americans are in Germany at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Frigid air slows efforts to euthanize turkeys in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:41
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frigid temperatures are hampering efforts to euthanize turkeys at several southwestern Indiana farms where a strain of bird flu was found last week, freezing the hoses used to spread a foam that suffocates the affected flocks, a spokeswoman for a state agency said Monday.

Brazilian mining firm allegedly knew dam at risk of bursting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:28

Brazilian mining firm allegedly knew dam at risk of burstingSAO PAULO (AP) — The mining company responsible for Latin America's biggest environmental tragedy on record knew since 2013 that its dam in southeast Brazil was at risk of bursting.