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Cheltenham firefighters battle 3 alarm house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:48

Cheltenham firefighters battle 3 alarm house firePolice and firefighters are on the scene of a multi-alarm blaze inside a house in Cheltenham, Montgomery County.


Attorneys ask judge to dismiss assault charge in Gray case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:36
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for the next Baltimore police officer scheduled to be tried in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to throw out an assault charge, saying prosecutors haven't outlined actions that constitute the crime.

Senate panel approves Obama's pick to lead forces in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:32
A Senate committee approved on Thursday President Barack Obama's pick to lead U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. Lieutenant General John Nicholson's approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee came during a hearing with the outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell.

Body of BASE jumper in California double tragedy IDed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:29
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a man who drowned in the waters off California's Big Sur after trying to save a friend who had parachuted from a bridge and was lost in the ocean.

Officials: 2 plane tires blow out on landing in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:12
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Airport officials say two tires under the left wing of an airplane blew out during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.

Columbus joins airports boosting human trafficking awareness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:03

This image provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows a poster part of the Blue Campaign to raise public awareness of human trafficking. Awareness campaigns are underway at airports from New York to Los Angeles, as DHS has posted messages on video monitors and airport shopping bags. Other industries, including hotels and trucking, also are increasing efforts to detect trafficking. (Department of Homeland Security via AP)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation.


1 injured after car, school bus collide in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:52

1 injured after car, school bus collide in Northeast PhiladelphiaOne person was injured following a crash involving a school bus and another vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia.


Knife-wielding suspect robs North Philadelphia Dunkin Donuts via drive-thru window

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:48

Knife-wielding suspect robs North Philadelphia Dunkin Donuts via drive-thru windowPolice are looking for a robbery suspect who struck at least twice in North Philadelphia.


Gas leak forces evacuations in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:41

Gas leak forces evacuations in West Oak LaneTen people had to be evacuated from their homes after a gas leak in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.


Ex-drug executive Shkreli has $40 million trading loss: U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:38

Former drug executive Shkreli exits the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli suffered a roughly $40 million drop in the value of a trading account used to secure his bail following his arrest on securities fraud charges, a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday. At a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Paes said the account contained mostly shares of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc , a drug company that Shkreli briefly ran. Paes told U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto that Shkreli may need to post new assets to secure his $5 million bond, which was issued following the 32-year-old's arrest in December.


Chicago mayor says 780 new Tasers on the way for city police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:31
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the upcoming delivery of almost 800 new stun guns will ensure that every police officer will have access to a Taser, following a series of high-profile fatal shootings in the city.

U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:17

The wreckage of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City May 22, 1995 after it was devastated by a bomb. REUTERSThe U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home. Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born philosophies present a "clear and present danger," John Carlin, the Justice Department's chief of national security, told Reuters in an interview. Over the past year, the Justice Department has brought charges against domestic extremist suspects accused of attempting to bomb U.S. military bases, kill police officers and fire bomb a school and other buildings in a predominantly Muslim town in New York state.


Vice principal of James Lick High school in San Jose arrested on child molestation charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:05

Vice principal of James Lick High school in San Jose arrested on child molestation chargesSan Jose police have arrested a 35-year-old San Jose resident Jose Gonzalez on child molestation charges, a misdemeanor, police say.


Lawmakers anxious to hear from Shkreli, but he's taking 5th

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:52

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli leaves court in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Shkreli, who has become the poster child of pharmaceutical-industry greed after hiking the price of an anti-infection drug by more than 5,000 percent, is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing on Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.


Hiker falls to death trying to help friend on Mount Baldy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:48
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man fell to his death on Southern California's Mount Baldy when he reached out his hand to save a friend who had slipped while hiking.

US stocks open lower, led by retailers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:47

Global stocks in narrow ranges as US payrolls loomNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened slightly lower as retail companies slipped.


Honda to recall 2.2M vehicles for Takata air bag trouble

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:38

Honda to recall 2.2M vehicles for Takata air bag troubleHonda is recalling an additional 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver's air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.


U.S. lawmakers unlikely to get answers from ex-drug executive Shkreli

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:37

Former drug executive Shkreli exits the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy David Ingram and Sarah N. Lynch NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the former drug executive who raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent, is set to appear as a witness at a congressional hearing on Thursday but is unlikely to answer lawmakers' questions about price spikes. Shkreli, 32, sparked outrage last year among patients, medical societies and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton after his company Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of 62-year-old Daraprim to $750 a pill from $13.50. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is scheduled to hold a hearing on drug prices at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), with Shkreli and others from the pharmaceutical industry as witnesses.


Ex-officer to be resentenced in post-Katrina body burning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police officer is about to learn whether he will get time cut from his 17-year prison sentence over the burning of a car with a shooting victim's body in it in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Officials: 2 plane tires blow out on landing in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 22:08

 2 plane tires blow out on landing in PennsylvaniaAirport officials say two tires under the left wing of an airplane blew out during a landing at a Pennsylvania airport.