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Police: Teen driver hits, kills teen girl getting on bus in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:24

 Teen driver hits, kills teen girl getting on bus in BensalemA 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was getting on a school bus Wednesday morning in Bensalem, Pa.


Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:22

This undated photo provided by American Eagle Outfitters shows a beagle wearing an American Beagle Outfitters beanie and a puffer vest. For some pet owners, clothing plays into a luxury lifestyle. For others, it's a way to match man's best friend; and sometimes it's simply about keeping animals warm this winter. (AP Photo/American Eagle Outfitters)LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags.


Sentencing reform clouds California's inmate firefighting corps

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:18

Prison inmate Perkins eats breakfast at Oak Glen Conservation Fire Camp #35 in YucaipaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Battling one of California's first major wildfires of the year, Kevin Black suddenly realized the only way to keep from being engulfed by flames roaring up a hillside toward his team was to finish the buffer line they were hacking through drought-parched brush. "Either we get this line in, or we burn," Black, 54, recalled shouting as he and his fellow crew members - all prison inmates clad in orange fatigues - hurried to cut a 6-foot-wide (1.8 meter-wide) fire break with hand tools in the thick scrub. ...


Person struck, killed by train in Darby, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:05

Person struck, killed by train in Darby, Pa.Authorities responded to the scene of where a person was struck and killed by a train in Delaware County Wednesday morning.


RI man told to stop selling Christmas trees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:04
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been ordered to stop selling Christmas trees from his yard after neighbors complained to City Hall.

Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:01
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft. All that was left of the 10-foot tree was a tiny stump and a lot of questions as to who made off with heavily adorned tree from the front yard of Karen Wilkes, who told reporters it cost her $600 to have the tree planted about a month ago. Nothing else was taken from the yard, police said. ...

Cops: Homeowner shot man trying to take downspouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:58
NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine whether a Pittsburgh-area homeowner will face criminal charges for fatally shooting a man who was allegedly stealing downspouts of his house.

Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:36

File - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police arrest a demonstrator protesting against the shooting of 12-year-old boy Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Cleveland. The revelation that Cleveland police officials didn’t review the checkered history of a police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy highlights what some describe as an unnerving truth about policing -- there’s no universal standard for how deeply a department should dig into its recruits’ pasts. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, file)DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.


Police: Teen struck, killed getting on school bus in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:31

 Teen driver hits, kills teen girl getting on bus in BensalemA 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was getting on a school bus Wednesday morning in Bensalem, Pa.


Police disperse crowds at Ohio mall shoe sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:28
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police have used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people waiting in line for a shoe sale at an Ohio mall.

Ex-officer charged with DUI 3 times in 11 hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:26
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut police officer who appeared in court on a drunken-driving charge was arrested three more times in the next 11 hours.

NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:59
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 52-year-old New York man has returned a marble sculpture he borrowed in the early 1970s to get him through troubled times.

Senate confirms new chief of U.S. auto safety agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:56

Mark Rosekind testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate confirmed Mark Rosekind to lead the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under criticism this year for not responding more quickly to evidence of potentially deadly vehicle defects. Rosekind, an expert on human fatigue, has spent the past four years as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates major transportation accidents. The Senate confirmed his appointment by unanimous consent late Tuesday. ...


Crash shuts down intersection in Bensalem, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:21

 Teen driver hits, kills teen girl getting on bus in BensalemPolice are investigating a crash in Bensalem, Bucks County.


Central Park cuteness: Manhattan zoo exhibits 2 harbor seals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:53

In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a pair of harbor seals are exhibited at the Central Park Zoo in New York. The juvenile seals, Adam and Anson, were born at the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn. Though not endangered, harbor seals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. (AP Photo/Julie Larsen Maher)NEW YORK (AP) — Harbor seals are being exhibited at the Central Park Zoo for the first time since 2011.


Police in Radnor lure suspects to arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:37

Police in Radnor lure suspects to arrestPolice in Delaware County have been trying to track down dozens of people, but they were having some trouble finding them. That's why they came up with a different approach - making those people come to them.


Local theaters cancel movie showings after Sony hacker threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:24

Local theaters cancel movie showings after Sony hacker's terror threatA national chain that operates several theaters in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys has cancelled plans to show a new film following threats from the group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.


Documents reveal new details of Oklahoma execution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:11

File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal hearing begins Wednesday over Oklahoma's attempts to resume executions nine months after a bungled lethal injection in which a death row inmate writhed on the gurney, mumbled and lifted his head after receiving a new drug combination.


Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:25

Obama delivers remarks during the taping of the 'Christmas in Washington' television special to benefit Children's National Medical Center in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015. The Department of Homeland Security will be treated differently, getting a funding extension only through Feb. 27, by which time Republicans will control both chambers of Congress. ...


Trapped burglary suspects caught inside Northeast Philadelphia Target store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:27

Trapped burglary suspects caught at Northeast Philadelphia Target storeAction News was there as the suspects were led out of the store and into a waiting police van. It was a dramatic end to a nearly 4-hour search.