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1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:27
CINCINNATI (AP) — A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday.

Crash closes WB Pa. Turnpike in Lower Moreland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:07

Multi-vehicle crash on WB Pa. Turnpike in Lower MorelandThe westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County after a crash.


1 dead,1 injured in New Castle, Delaware double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:02

1 dead,1 injured in New Castle, Delaware double shootingGunfire has left one man dead and another wounded in New Castle, Delaware.


Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Has Died

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:26
Announcement made as Kabul, Taliban engage in peace talks.

Traffic-cone-carrying carjacker behind bars in Haddonfield, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:19

Traffic-cone-carrying carjacker behind bars in Haddonfield, police sayAuthorities have arrested the man they say carjacked a retired priest after robbing a pharmacy while carrying a traffic cone in Haddonfield


Maine land giveaway essay contest ends amid lack of entries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:19
WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands has abandoned the effort because she didn't get enough entries.

Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:05
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia.

Arrest in Haddonfield Rite Aid robbery, priest carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:05

Traffic-cone-carrying carjacker behind bars in Haddonfield, police sayAuthorities have arrested the man they say carjacked a retired priest after robbing a pharmacy while carrying a traffic cone in Haddonfield


Search for Missing Teens Stretches from Florida to SC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
Search expanded for two Florida teens who've been missing at sea for days.

2 men shot, critically wounded in New Castle, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:36

1 dead,1 injured in New Castle, Delaware double shootingGunfire has critically injured two men in Delaware.


Non-lethal traps set for lion-like animal seen in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:29
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Animal control workers in Milwaukee have set non-lethal traps baited with human food in the hopes of capturing a lion-like animal that several people have reported seeing.

Man pleads guilty over shot outside military recruiting site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:27
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A civilian who accidentally fired a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside an Ohio military recruiting center while trying to guard it has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

Phillies trade Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:18

Phillies trade Jonathan Papelbon to NationalsThe Philadelphia Phillies have traded closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals in exchange for a minor league pitcher, the team announced Tuesday night.


Explosion and fire force evacuations in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:16

Explosion and fire force evacuations in KensingtonNeighbors said a man in his 30s lives alone in the home where the blast happened. Officials say he has been located and is unharmed.


Jury awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:13
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2.

Multi-alarm fire damages homes in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 19:04

Multi-alarm fire damages homes in TrentonFirefighters remain on the scene of a multi-alarm blaze in Trenton.


3 hurt in high-speed crash in Kensington; driver tested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:32

3 hurt in high-speed crash in Kensington; driver tested for DUIThree people are hospitalized after a high-speed crash in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:22

Stuffed animals adorn the doorstep of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Palmer, accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe, said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt." (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.


Man survives being hit by freight train in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:10

Man survives being hit by freight train in Northeast PhiladelphiaA 46-year-old man is hospitalized after being struck by a freight train in Northeast Philadelphia.


Trade ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Maui

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:55

Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim meet at the Westin Maui in Lahaina, Hawaii, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The representatives are negotiating an agreement that would lower tariffs and other trade barriers while also setting labor and environmental standards for its participants. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim are meeting on the Hawaiian island on Maui to negotiate a trade pact.