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Police: Officer shoots, wounds man in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:37
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say an officer shot a man in the face in southwest Baltimore after the man ran his car into a cruiser.

Water main break slows traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:26

Water main break slows traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast PhiladelphiaA water main break slowed traffic on the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Tractor-trailer crushes sedan in Delaware; driver trapped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:18

Woman critically injured in colllision involving tractor-trailer in DelawareA serious crash involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle has shut down a busy intersection in New Castle, Delaware.


Coast Guard Expands Search for Teenagers Missing at Sea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:14
Search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen has covered 27,000 square miles.

'10 people on Twitter' exult in demise of Boston Olympics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:57

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, people hold up placards against the Olympic Games coming to Boston, during the first public forum regarding the city's 2024 Olympic bid, in Boston. Boston's mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday, July 27, 2015, when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics." That document is the host city contract that most in the Olympics consider crucial to any city's success. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh drew plenty of flak, and spawned a trending hashtag, by dismissing the opposition to the city's doomed bid for the 2024 Olympics as "10 people on Twitter."


Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:35

In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, file photo, Derrik Sweeney, center, receives hugs from his father Kevin Sweeney, left, and sister Ashley, right, after Derrik arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis. Sweeney and two other American students were arrested on the roof of a university building near Tahrir Square in Cairo accused of throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters. Scholars and students across the U.S., are attracted to international hotspots as subjects of study, experts say, and as an opportunity to see historic events unfold from a front-row seat however, it’s a challenge for colleges and universities to weigh the benefits against safety risks and they often refuse to sponsor travel to areas in conflict. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)BOSTON (AP) — Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.


ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:30
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey.

Union raffling gun to benefit officer who shot unarmed man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:24
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police union is raffling off a pistol and other items to benefit an officer who has been on restricted duty since he fatally shot an unarmed burglary suspect in March.

Firefighter hurt battling house fire in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:20

Firefighter hurt battling house fire in Southwest PhiladelphiaA firefighter sustained a minor injury battling a blaze in Southwest Philadelphia


Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring.

Fire destroys home in Monroe Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:04

Fire destroys home in Monroe Twp., N.J.Fire crews battled two-alarm house fire in Gloucester County early Tuesday.


Police arrest suspect after chase in South Jersey, Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 17:34

Suspect facing charges after 2-hour chase through South Jersey, PhiladelphiaA two hour long police chase through South Jersey and Philadelphia ended when authorities clipped the suspect's van, flipping the vehicle over, and the driver surrendering.


Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 17:19

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in National Harbor, Md. Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars.


Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 17:18

Dondie LeBlanc Breaux, mother of Mayci Breaux, center, and Kevin Breaux, right, father of Mayci, are comforted outside the Church of the Assumption, after her funeral in Franklin, La., Monday, July 27, 2015. She was one of two people killed in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.


True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:34
SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic.

Four dead after small plane crashes in Wisconsin field

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:27
(Reuters) - Four people were killed when a small plane crashed in a field in western Wisconsin and burst into flames, local officials said on Tuesday.

Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:30

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2015, where he released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery.


Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:58

Mourners mourn the death of Sandra Bland at the Mt. Glenwood Memorial Gardens West cemetery Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Willow Springs, Ill. Hundreds of people attended Sandra Bland's funeral near the Chicago suburb where she grew up. They celebrated her life with words and songs of praise, and her mother danced in the church aisle with her arms raised(AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.


Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:44

FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade. The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday, July 27, 2015, on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.


Police: Body believed to be missing California girl found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:42

This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows missing Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif. Madyson Middleton was last seen Sunday afternoon, July 26, 2015, riding a scooter outside the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, a beach town along the Northern California coast. The 4-foot-tall, a 50-pound child, has long brown hair, which was pulled to the side in a braid, and dark eyes. She was wearing a purple dress, black leggings, black flip-flops and a black helmet when she vanished. (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl was found Monday inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter and a 15-year-old boy has been detained in the case, police said.