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The Latest: Man and his adult son killed in plane collision

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:56
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina:

Family of slain Texas biker sues restaurant for negligence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:56

FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. The family of a biker slain in a shootout outside the Waco restaurant has sued the restaurant's parent company alleging negligence, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Dallas County. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a biker slain in a shootout outside a Waco restaurant is suing the restaurant's parent company for negligence, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Dallas County.


1 injured in partial building collapse in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:54

1 injured in partial building collapse in Southwest PhiladelphiaEmergency responders are on the scene of a partial building collapse in Southwest Philadelphia.


United, NYSE technical troubles not caused by 'nefarious' actor: U.S. Homeland Security chief

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:53

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkU.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said technical problems reported on Wednesday by United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange were apparently not related to "nefarious" activity. "I have spoken to the CEO of United, Jeff Smisek, myself. It appears from what we know at this stage that the malfunctions at United and the stock exchange were not the result of any nefarious actor," Johnson said during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.


Gator invader: Woman finds 300-pound alligator outside home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:50
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area woman started her day by finding an alligator outside her home.

Car catches fire on NB I-95 near I-676 exit, 1 lane reopens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:48

Car catches fire on NB I-95 near I-676 exit, 2 lanes reopenOne lane has reopened after a car fire shut down all northbound traffic of I-95 approaching I-676 exit in South Philadelphia.


Car fire shuts down NB I-95 near I-676 exit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:43

Car catches fire on NB I-95 near I-676 exit, 2 lanes reopenA car fire has shut down all northbound lanes of I-95 approaching I-676 exit in South Philadelphia.


Federal cyberstalking case sent to Delaware jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:30
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking case against the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse in 2013.

Connecticut siblings' deaths ruled an antihistamine overdose

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:10
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say two children in Connecticut who police say were killed by their mother last month died of an antihistamine overdose.

Amtrak service resuming after Illinois freight derailment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:05
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — Amtrak passenger service disrupted by a freight train derailment is expected to resume Wednesday along the Chicago-to-St. Louis line.

Parents of Texas girl, 17, killed by police sue for $10M

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 01:02
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — The parents of a 17-year-old girl fatally shot by police officers in East Texas have filed a $10 million lawsuit alleging a civil rights violation.

Cleanup efforts continue after strip mall fire in Upper Darby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:58

Cleanup efforts continue after strip mall fire in Upper DarbyCrews continued to work early Wednesday morning in hopes of getting several businesses back open after a Delaware County strip mall fire.


Day 2 of lethal injection case focuses on compounded drugs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:57
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On the second day of a trial that seeks to have Tennessee's lethal injection protocols declared unconstitutional, testimony has centered on the role of compounding pharmacists in producing lethal injection drugs.

Russia vetoes UN resolution calling Srebrenica a genocide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:49

Bosnian people visit graves at memorial center in Potocari near Srebrenica, 150 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Wednesday, July 8,2015. The memorial center in Potocari, is a cemetery for the victims of the Srebrenica massacre killed in the summer of 1995 during the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the 1995 massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as a "crime of genocide," saying that singling out the Bosnian Serbs for a war crime would create greater division in the Balkans.


E-i-e-i-o: Pittsburgh eases path for chickens, urban farming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:47
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aspiring young McDonalds will find it easier to have an urban farm in Pittsburgh with a chicken and a duck here, and maybe even a goat there.

AccuWeather: Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:38

 Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Thursday also looks humid with some late thunderstorms. Friday will be a lot nicer.


Suicide attempts most common in newer soldiers, study found

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:35

FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers walk in a line at a reenlistment ceremony for a comrade in Baqouba, Iraq. New research published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in JAMA Psychiatry shows war-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in early-career enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. The study looked at data on nearly 1,000 suicide attempts among almost 1 million active-duty Army members during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, from 2004 to 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)CHICAGO (AP) — War-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. At both levels, attempts are more common among women and those without a high school diploma, according to a study billed as the most comprehensive analysis of a problem that has plagued the U.S. military in recent years.


Mother arraigned, jailed in death of toddler found in ravine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:28
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl found dead in a ravine has been arraigned on charges she asphyxiated her after becoming angry about helping the toddler clean herself after using the toilet.

APNewsBreak: NYC to offer non-bail option for some suspects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:28

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 7, 2015, a bail bonds sign hangs on the side of a bail bonds business near Brooklyn's courthouse complex and jail in New York. Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies in an effort to divert them from the Rikers Island jail complex. An $18 million plan to be unveiled Wednesday, July 8, will allow judges to instead require that people accused of certain crimes be monitored while they wait for their trial. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.


Ground stop cancelled, United Airlines flights resume

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:27

United suffers 2nd major grounding in 2 monthsThe FAA says all United Airlines flights have resumed after a nationwide mid-morning ground stop due to automation issues.