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Boy and woman wounded in Trenton shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:25

Boy and woman wounded in Trenton shootingAn 11-year-old boy and a 21-year-old female were wounded after gunfire broke out in Trenton.


California cancer patient with amnesia identified by sister: NBC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:53
(Reuters) - A woman with amnesia who has been undergoing cancer treatments since she was found semiconscious in Southern California has been identified by her sister after turning to social media in a bid to rekindle her memory and find her family, an NBC affiliate in San Diego reported on Thursday.

Men charged with stealing brass markers from RI graves

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:47
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the theft of bronze markers from the graves of veterans in a Rhode Island cemetery.

Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:47
NEW YORK (AP) — You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful.

Philadelphia legalizes Airbnb-type rentals before pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:44
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has legalized and plans to tax Airbnb and other short-term rentals ahead of Pope Francis' visit in September and next year's Democratic National Convention.

Texas grandmother trapped in ravine for 2 days

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:27

Texas grandmother trapped in ravine for 2 daysA 75-year-old Texas grandmother is alive after spending two days trapped in a ravine.


PHOTOS: Lockdown at Washington Navy Yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:20

 Lockdown at Washington Navy YardPolice and SWAT teams responded to a reported shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.


Man gets community service for defacing Confederate monument

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:18
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man must perform 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to defacing a Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia.

DC police: After report of shots, Navy Yard search complete; no evidence of shooting, injuries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — DC police: After report of shots, Navy Yard search complete; no evidence of shooting, injuries.

Philadelphia legalizes, taxes Airbnb-type rentals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:10

Philadelphia legalizes, taxes Airbnb-type rentalsAirbnb is now legal - and taxable - in Philadelphia.


Authorities report 'all clear' at Washington Navy Yard: media

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:09
Police and FBI officials gave the "all clear" signal at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday, two hours after reports raised fears of an active shooter at the facility, media reported. FBI officials said they have given the "all clear" at the yard, the local CBS affiliate said.

Despite reports, no shots fired at Washington Navy Yard, federal law enforcement official says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite reports, no shots fired at Washington Navy Yard, federal law enforcement official says.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:04

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in GermanyA robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.


Texas grandmother trapped in ravine for 2 days

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:03

Texas grandmother trapped in ravine for 2 daysA 75-year-old Texas grandmother is alive after spending two days trapped in a ravine.


Veterans' signs: Be courteous when setting off fireworks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:59
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.

Veterans' signs: Be courteous when setting off fireworks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:59
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.

Official: Unconfirmed report of shots at Navy Yard in DC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:56

All clear given at Navy Yard in Washington DCA lockdown was underway Thursday morning across the Washington Navy Yard campus after reports of shots fired, but a senior law enforcement official said those reports had not been confirmed.


Boy gets stitches after being bitten by shark on SC coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:31
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — There's been another shark attack in the waters off the coast of the Carolinas.

Police: Man tried to hid heroin bags under parked car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:30
ELSMERE, Del. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is facing drug charges after police say he tried to get rid of hundreds of bags of heroin while fleeing from officers in northern Delaware.

Washington Navy Yard on lockdown after reports of shots fired

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:14

All clear given at Navy Yard in Washington DCA federal official says there were reports of shots fired Thursday morning in the same building where a gunman killed a dozen workers in a rampage two years ago.