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Coroner IDs man and woman found dead in Allentown home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:43

Police officer responding to call hits, kills pedestrian in Ocean CountyThe Lehigh County coroner has identified the man and woman found shot to death in an Allentown home.


Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:33
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:26
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.

1 lane reopens after accident, fuel spill on northbound I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:24

1 lane reopens after accident, fuel spill on northbound I-95 in Delaware CountyOne lane is back open after an accident that shut shutdown all the northbound lanes on I-95 near the Blue Route in Delaware County.


Man dead after falling off deck in Newark

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:12

Man dead after falling off deck in NewarkNewark police say a 20-year-old man is dead after he fell off a back deck and struck his head.


Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:07

FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows his badge as he holds a ceremony where 92 of his immigration jail officers, who lost their federal power to check whether inmates are in the county illegally, turn in their credentials after federal officials pulled the Sheriff's office immigration enforcement powers in Phoenix. The U.S. Justice Department is putting Arpaio on trial next month in a civil rights case that will focus in part on how the sheriff investigated and criminally charged people who crossed him from 2007 until 2010. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.


On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:03

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informs the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.


Police kill gunman inside posh downtown Austin hotel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:24
The shootings at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the Texas state Capitol, happened just before 5 a.m. CDT, police said. A 911 caller reported a man walking around with a gun in the lobby of the hotel, a sleek high-rise with a soaring atrium overlooking the city's historic Sixth Street district, said Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley. "The 911 operator was able to hear crying in the background as well as yelling," Manley said.

Infant found on side of Maryland road

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:23
Anne Arundel County Police said in a statement that the infant, who is in good condition and in the custody of social services, was found in the Baltimore-area city of Pasadena after someone called to report the baby girl late on July 4th. Police said the woman claiming to be the infant's mother came forward on Sunday after seeing reports on social media.

'Trombone Shorty' takes main stage at Essence Festival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He's no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true.

Captured New York fugitive moved to prison from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:52

A wanted poster for escaped convict David Sweat is seen in a handout released by the New York State PoliceCaptured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles from the one he fled, authorities said. Sweat, captured last Sunday following a three-week manhunt, will be locked up alone in a cell for 23 hours a day and placed on suicide watch at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, in the state's Finger Lakes region, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said. Sweat, 35, and accomplice Richard Matt escaped from maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on June 6.


'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:52

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Channing Tatum in a scene from the film, "Magic Mike XXL." (Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.


Boy, 8, drowns n Arizona river on Fourth holiday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:46
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was being carried by a relative in a central Arizona river drowned Saturday.

Sweat Gets Out of Hospital and Goes Back to Prison

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:34
David Sweat was released from the Albany Medical Center and taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, officials said.

Phoenix firefighters free man from chimney after prank

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:16
Phoenix Fire Department video shows a crew in helmets drilling into a wall during an operation that department spokesman ?Aaron Ernsberger said involved about 30 firefighters. It can't be fun," one firefighter tells the man, before knocking away the last bricks and hauling him out by his legs, shirtless and covered in soot.

Family searches for missing baby in Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 03:03
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of a 6-month-old girl who vanished from her crib are searching throughout Shasta County looking for leads that may help in locating her.

Newport's Cliff Walk by Gilded Age mansions now smoke-free

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 02:55

FILE - In this June 24, 2014 file photo, a runner and walkers travel along the Newport Cliff Walk, in Newport, R.I. The three-and-a-half mile walkway that borders the shore line, is now smoke-free. The city council voted June 10 in favor of an ordinance that banned smoking on city beaches, in the park and on the Cliff Walk. (AP Photo Stephan Savoia, File)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport's iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view.


VIDEO: 'The Roots' sample the Action News theme

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 02:28

 'The Roots' sample the Action News themeThis year's Philly 4th of July Jam was full of surprising moments.


Black bear relocated after wandering Hartford neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 02:18

30 a.m. Sunday. The bear safely was tranquilized and relocated by state environmental officers. (Hartford Police Department via AP)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A young black bear that spent some time in a Hartford neighborhood has been safely tranquilized and relocated by state environmental officers.


Maine man dies after trying to light firework on his head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 02:07
Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine, was drinking and celebrating the holiday in a friend's backyard when he placed the fireworks mortar tube on his head around 10 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. McCausland said it was unclear whether the firework was already lit, or whether Staples lit it once it was on his head. The tube Staples was using was a reusable mortar shell but said McCausland said investigators did not know what type of firework he was attempting to shoot.