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Toddler stable after falling from Brooklyn apartment window

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:47
NEW YORK (AP) — A 2-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after falling from a third-floor window in Brooklyn.

Dispute between 3 men leads to shooting in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:07

Dispute between 3 men leads to shooting in MayfairAn argument between three men led to one of them being shot in Philadelphia's Mayfair section late Wednesday night.


AccuWeather: Still Warm and Humid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 19:04

 Still Warm and HumidAccuWeather: Meteorologist Karen Rogers tracks a few more storms today.


1 person injured in house blaze in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:46

1 person injured in house blaze in LoganOne person is hospitalized after a house blaze in the Logan section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Police reopen portion of Black Horse Pike in Turnersville after crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:38

Police reopen portion of Black Horse Pike in Turnersville after crashPolice are investigating a crash in Turnersville, New Jersey.


Penn State frat's national office: Respects suspension

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:27
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The national office of the fraternity suspended by Penn State over a Facebook page in which photos of nude and semi-nude women were posted says it respects the university's decision to suspend it for three years.

Video released of South Philadelphia sex assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:18

Video released of South Philadelphia sex assault suspectPhiladelphia police have released surveillance video of the man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman inside her home early Monday morning in South Philadelphia.


Sinkhole closes street in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:51

Sinkhole closes street in North PhiladelphiaA street in North Philadelphia had to be closed after a sinkhole opened up early Thursday morning.


Photo of Chicago police officers posing over black man as hunted animal released: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:34

Jerome Finnigan Timothy McDermott(Reuters) - A photo of two white Chicago police officers holding rifles and posing over a black man wearing antlers like an animal killed on a hunt was released by an Illinois court, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday. The news comes amid a national outcry against police treatment of minority groups, and African-Americans in particular, following several high-profile police killings of unarmed black men in cities like Ferguson, Missouri and New York over the past year. The Chicago Police Board terminated the employment of former Detective Timothy McDermott over the photo in October, the newspaper said.


Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:25
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:46
"It was a months-long planning. It was quite intense to try to find out what is the best moment." — Andre Marty, spokesman for Switzerland's attorney general's office, on when was the best time for U.S. and Swiss authorities to raid the offices of FIFA, soccer's governing body.

Wife of California sheriff convicted of domestic abuse to open play

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:40

Lopez and inmates shake hands after dancing in opposition of violence against women on Valentine's Day in San BrunoThe wife of the San Francisco sheriff convicted of domestic abuse in a scandal that rocked the department is set to star in a one-woman play that allows her to tell the story as she saw it. Venezuelan soap opera actress Eliana Lopez is scheduled to debut her production, "Cuál es el Escándalo?" ("What is the Scandal?") on Friday at San Francisco's Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Lopez is married to Ross Mirkarimi, who was charged in January 2012 with misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment counts just five days after his installation as sheriff following a New Year's Eve quarrel that turned violent.


Key numbers from a report to Congress on US education

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American education landscape is shifting.

Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:27

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha speaks in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, during debate on overriding Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a death penalty repeal bill, in a vote that would make it the first traditionally conservative state to abolish capital punishment in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.


California man drowns swimming across pond with rock: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:23
A man drowned on his 21st birthday after attempting to swim across a pond in northern California while carrying a 10-pound (4.5 kg) rock, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. The California Highway Patrol told the newspaper that Austin Harr was with friends at a pond in the Oroville Wildlife Area on Monday evening when he slipped under the water.

Man arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:43

FILE - In this early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles firefighters battle a fire at an apartment building under construction next to the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110) Freeway in Los Angeles. The fire gutted the 1.3 million-square-foot Da Vinci complex. A law enforcement official says a man has been arrested for allegedly causing a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles. Damage was estimated at $20 million to $30 million. No one was hurt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.


EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:04

Volunteers check honey bee hives for queen activity and perform routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at EcOhio Farm in Mason, Ohio. A federal rule to be proposed Thursday, May 28, would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.


Globs of oil wash ashore on southern California beach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:26
(Reuters) - Local and federal officials are investigating globs of oil washed up on a southern California beach on Wednesday, officials said. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Michael Anderson said crews were investigating the streak of tar balls that spread across about 6.5 miles (10 km) of Manhattan Beach, just southwest of Los Angeles. The news comes just a week after an oil pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara, dumping as much as 2,400 barrels (101,000 gallons, or 382,000 liters) of crude onto a pristine stretch of the coastline and into the Pacific, leaving slicks that stretched more than 9 miles (14 km) along the coast.

Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:13

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson speaks at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that choreographer Wade Robson waited too long to file a claim alleging that Jackson abused him and the allegations should be dismissed. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.


Action News Investigation: Violence, threats common at schools across area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:58

 Violence, threats common at schools across areaYou might not imagine that assaults against teachers and terroristic threats are a daily occurrence at schools across our area and even in the suburbs, but an Action News Investigation has learned these threats are very real.