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Protesters, Police Face Off in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:19
Protests resumed overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least 23 people arrested.

Police make arrest in shooting of couple found in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:18
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Police in the Atlanta area say they've made an arrest in the deaths of a young couple found shot in their car, but they're not releasing the suspect's name or other details.

Hong Kong police raid Uber office after arresting 5 drivers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:05
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police searched Uber's office in the Asian financial center on Tuesday, in the latest legal headache for the fast-growing company that's meeting resistance from regulators and traditional taxi businesses worldwide.

Ex-Texas Governor Perry can't pay presidential campaign staff: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:56

Republican presidential candidates Jindal and Perry speak during a commercial break at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandRepublican presidential candidate Rick Perry has stopped paying his campaign staffers, several media outlets reported, saying the former Texas governor's operations are running out of money. The Washington Post, citing campaign and Super PAC officials as well as other Republicans familiar with Perry's operations, said fundraising for two-time presidential candidate had dried up. Perry has struggled to gain traction in his second bid for the White House and had consistently been at the bottom of the pack of 17 Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election.


33-year-old man arrested for the 32nd time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:33
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has logged his 32nd arrest in Florida after deputies found drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

NYC mayor wants new laws to stem Legionnaires' as death toll hits 12

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:28

New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks to the media during a news conference to introduce legislation intended to reduce the risk of Legionnaire's disease in New YorkNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, reacting to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, proposed legislation on Monday to register and maintain the city's estimated 2,500 cooling towers, some of which are being blamed for the illness. The proposal comes as both city and state health officials work to find and disinfect every cooling tower in the city. In the South Bronx area, inspectors have found 39 such towers, 12 of which have tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' when it is inhaled through mist.


Car backs into SEPTA bus, bursts into flames

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:49

Car backs into SEPTA bus, bursts into flamesA car caught on fire after backing into a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia early morning Tuesday.


Principal to hold parents' meeting over gay teacher firing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:45
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The principal of a suburban Philadelphia Catholic school plans to hold a meeting with parents next month about a gay teacher fired over her same-sex marriage.

House fire claims a life in Parkesburg, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:35

House fire claims a life in Parkesburg, Pa.Fire has claimed a life in Parkesburg, Chester County.


Man struck, dragged by vehicle in Glassboro, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:19

Man struck, dragged by vehicle in Glassboro, New JerseyPolice in Glassboro, Gloucester County are investigating a collision that left a pedestrian injured.


Police ID clown-dressed man accused of swinging ax at woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 19:11
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Police in western North Carolina have identified a man accused of swinging an ax at a woman while wearing a clown costume.

Car backs into SEPTA bus; burst into flames

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:57

Car backs into SEPTA bus, bursts into flamesA car caught on fire after backing into a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia early morning Tuesday.


Man injured, cars damaged after gunfire erupts in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:40

Man injured, cars damaged after gunfire erupts in South PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was wounded and several cars riddled with bullets after gunfire erupted in South Philadelphia.


Black South Carolina man was armed when officers shot him, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:34
A young black man was armed on Saturday when he was shot to death by South Carolina police after leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed his SUV into a tree, authorities said on Monday. State troopers were pursuing Shamir Palmer, 24, because they believed he had been involved in a shooting in Dorchester County near Charleston, according to the police report. Deputies shouted at him to surrender and then fired their weapons at him, authorities said.Police recovered what they believe was the suspect's weapon at the scene, authorities said.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said on Sunday it was investigating the shooting.

I-76 West re-opens after tractor-trailer jackknifes near University Ave.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:25

I-76 West re-opens after tractor-trailer jackknifes near University Ave.A jackknifed tractor-trailer sent one person to the hospital and caused early morning traffic delays on the westbound Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) in Philadelphia's University City.


Jackknifed tractor trailer closes I-76 WB near University Ave.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:24

I-76 West re-opens after tractor-trailer jackknifes near University Ave.The Schuylkill Expressway westbound lanes are closed after a tractor trailer jackknifed in University City.


AccuWeather: Tracking Heavy Storms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:59

 Scattered Afternoon StormsMeteorologist Karen Rogers says downpours could slow down the Tuesday morning commute.


Jackknifed tractor trailer closes I-76 WB near South Street

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:53

I-76 West re-opens after tractor-trailer jackknifes near University Ave.The Schuylkill Expressway westbound lanes are closed after a tractor trailer jackknifed in South Philadelphia.


More than a dozen arrests in 4th night of Ferguson protests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:33

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department takes cover at a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. The one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson began with a march in his honor and ended with a protest that was interrupted by gunfire. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested more than a dozen people in Ferguson on Monday night after protesters blocked traffic during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


The Latest on Ferguson: Crowd at protest diminishing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:13

Police stand near a suspect in a parking lot after gunfire during a protest on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during the protest. Belmar said the man opened fire on police and was struck when the officers returned fire. The man was taken to a hospital, where Belmar said he was in surgery early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):