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ALDI grocery store hosts job fair

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:50

ALDI grocery store hosts job fairIf you're looking for work, there are some new jobs up for grabs in our region Wednesday.


US, China bicker over territorial claims in South China Sea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:49

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, listens while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks before a bilateral meeting at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to "problematic actions" in the area and Beijing telling foreign parties to keep out.


You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:41

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2007 file photo, A.J. Bowen works on fiber-optic installation in Norton, Vt. On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to require that phone companies warn residential customers three months before they abandon a copper network. For businesses, six months’ notice would be required. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.


You still use a landline? FCC voting on new phone rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:41

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2007 file photo, A.J. Bowen works on fiber-optic installation in Norton, Vt. On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to require that phone companies warn residential customers three months before they abandon a copper network. For businesses, six months’ notice would be required. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.


The Latest: Theater shooting victim remembered as protector

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:37

In this image taken from video provided by the Colorado Judicial Department, Cierra Cowden, right, cries while giving testimony about her memories of her father Gordon Cowden, who was killed by Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, who sits third from left in back in a gray shirt, during Holmes' trial, in Centennial, Colo., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Cierra Cowden testified about the night of the shooting, when her father took her, age 16, and her 17-year-old sister to the movie and how he was gunned down in front of them. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):


Convicted leader of noted New Jersey crime family dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:37
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — A convicted leader of a New Jersey crime family long believed to be the model for "The Sopranos" has died. He was 90.

Standoff with police in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:35

Standoff with police in Hunting ParkPhiladelphia police are on the scene of a standoff in Hunting Park.


Standoff with police in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:35

Standoff with police in Hunting ParkPhiladelphia police are on the scene of a standoff in Hunting Park.


Police, FBI search for missing boy in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:13
Authorities say Laquan "Quan" Lattimore was last seen riding a bike in the Folcroft area, and he did not have his cell phone with him.

Family of man shot dead by police on Skid Row files lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a mentally ill homeless man killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row is suing the city and the police department, saying it's "a classic case of abuse of power and deadly force."

Mayor Nutter, state, local officials to discuss pope visit planning at 2 p.m.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:06

Mayor Nutter, state, local officials to discuss pope visit planning at 2 p.m.Mayor Michael Nutter has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to discuss Philadelphia's planning for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis.


Cops: Man angry baby wasn't named for him killed ex, grandma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:01

In this undated photo provided by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police shows Cesar Mazza. Police say Mazza, upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him, fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death. Mazza, 25, was awaiting arraignment, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, on two counts of criminal homicide and a charge of kidnapping. (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police via AP)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death.


Missouri condo fire kills 4 young kids celebrating birthday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:01

In this photo provided by Dan Field, a fire investigator surveys the aftermath of an overnight fire Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 in Osage Beach, Mo. Authorities said the fire swept through the top floor of the four-story condominium killing four young children. (Dan Field/Lake Media via AP) MANDATORY CREDITOSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — A fire swept through a condominium building in central Missouri overnight, killing four young children who were there to celebrate a birthday party, authorities said Wednesday.


Mayor Nutter, state, local officials to discuss pope plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:54

Mayor Nutter, state, local officials to discuss pope visit planning at 2 p.m.Mayor Michael Nutter has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to discuss Philadelphia's planning for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis.


DART bus and vehicle crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:51

DART bus and vehicle crash in WilmingtonEight people were taken to the hospital after a DART bus and vehicle crashed in Wilmington, Delaware.


UN releases $70 million for humanitarian emergencies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is releasing $70 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability from Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region to Myanmar.

Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:45

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to historian Robert Conquest, left, in Washington. Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. Conquest’s wife, Elizabeth Neece, said he died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. He was 98. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.


$1500 reward offered as police, FBI search for missing boy in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:41
A reward is now being offered as police and the FBI continue their search for an 11-year-old boy who went missing on Monday from Folcroft, Delaware County.

Shots fired for 2nd day near Mississippi military site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:38

Shots fired for 2nd day near Mississippi military siteShots were fired for a second consecutive day near a military facility in southern Mississippi, but there are no reports of anyone being wounded, National Guard officials said Wednesday.


Sheriff: 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:35

 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moonInvestigators in the Florida Panhandle are looking into the deaths of a woman and her two adult sons as a ritualistic killing that could be connected to the recent blue moon.