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Sheriff: Texas teen kills mom, 2 neighbors, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:53

In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 photo, Uvalde County Sheriffs Deputies talk with an individual while guarding the intersection to a neighborhood several miles outside of Uvalde after a standoff resulted in multiple deaths. The incident started on Friday. (Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News via AP) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITMcALLEN, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday.


NYC man killed by falling crane eulogized as generous, kind

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:53

Firefighters and construction crews work on clearing a collapsed crane, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in New York. Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A pedestrian killed by a collapsing crane was eulogized Sunday as a man of kindness and generosity as the final remnants of the crumpled steel were removed from the Manhattan street where they fell.


Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:31

 Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspectMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.


Cruz embraces supporters on fringe of GOP

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:53

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves as he leaves a campaign event, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Peterborough, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out.


Gold alert issued for missing Wilmington man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:37

Gold alert issued for missing Wilmington manDelaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for Micah T. Gallagher of Wilmington.


2-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-95 southbound

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:25

2-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-95 southboundPennsylvania State Police are investigating after an accident closed southbound lanes on I-95 in the city's Holmesburg section.


Traffic delays after two vehicles collide on I-95 SB

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:10

2-vehicle collision slows traffic on I-95 southboundPennsylvania State Police are investigating after an accident closed southbound lanes on I-95 in the city's Holmesburg section.


New York steps up efforts on crane safety after deadly collapse

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:57

A construction crane is seen on top of cars along the street in downtown Manhattan, New YorkBy Frank McGurty NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a series of new policies governing the use of construction booms in the United States' largest city, after a deadly crane collapse in Manhattan highlighted the need for additional safety measures. The city has come under fire for what critics say has been a slow response to a series of recommendations made by a study commissioned to improve safety at work sites at a time when the city is enjoying a surge in construction.


Mourners pay respects to Buddy Cianci for second day

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:45
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mourners for the second day in a row paid their respects to former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) at the building where he worked for more than 21 years.

1 dead, 7 hurt in shooting outside Rochester, New York, bar

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a dispute in a Rochester, New York, bar spilled outside and erupted into gunfire that left one man dead and seven other people injured.

Fourth patient linked to mold outbreak at Pittsburgh hospital dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:01
UPMC on Sunday confirmed the death of Che DuVall, 70, and extended its sympathies to his family. DuVall, who had a lung transplant, is the fourth transplant patient at the hospital system who contracted infection and died. "We again want to reassure our patients that we have taken every possible precaution to make our hospitals as safe as is humanly possible and have followed all recommendations made by federal and state regulators," UPMC said in a statement.

Chicago policeman sues estate of teen he fatally shot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:59
A Chicago policeman who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a 55-year-old grandmother in the same incident has sued the teenager's estate, blaming him for prompting the shooting and causing the officer emotional distress. Officer Robert Rialmo filed a countersuit on Friday against the estate of Quintonio LeGrier, a black college student, in state court in Chicago. The complaint accused LeGrier of attacking Rialmo with a baseball bat in late December, forcing him to use his gun to save his own life.

Gas prices drop 8 cents over past 2 weeks, to $1.82

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:38
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

Guard at N.Y.'s Rikers jail charged with rape, smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:36

Nicole Bartley is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by New York City Department of InvestigationA corrections officer at New York's infamous Rikers Island jail complex has been arrested on charges of planning to smuggle marijuana to an inmate with whom she had a sexual relationship, authorities said on Sunday. Nicole Bartley, 30, was charged with promoting prison contraband, as well as rape and other charges. The rape charge stems from New York law, under which inmates cannot legally consent to sex inside the jail.


3 teens rescued after falling through pond in Chalfont, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:32

3 boys rescued after falling through frozen pond in Chalfont, Bucks CountyOfficials say three teenagers have been rescued after falling through a pond in Chalfont, Bucks County.


The Latest: NYC mayor issues construction crane safety plan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 04:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a construction crane, which killed a pedestrian (all times local):

Cornell Fraternity President Charged With Attempted Rape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:52

Cornell Fraternity President Charged With Attempted RapeThe victim helped ID Wolfgang Ballinger as the alleged perpetrator, police say.


3 killed after brief police chase in San Francisco streets

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:49

This Feb. 6, 2016 image provided by KPIX CBS 5 shows police and fire officials responding after a car crash that killed a few people on a San Francisco street. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Vu Williams said the brief chase Saturday night began after an officer tried to pull over the driver of a white Chevrolet sedan seen rotating in circles in the middle of a neighborhood street. (KPIX CBS 5 via AP) TV OUTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets, officials said Sunday.


Water rescue underway in Chalfont, Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:47

3 boys rescued after falling through frozen pond in Chalfont, Bucks CountyCrews have been called to the scene of a water rescue in Chalfont, Bucks County.


Two people killed, at least 10 injured in Orlando nightclub shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:41
Three off-duty Orlando police officers were working as security in the Glitz Ultra Lounge in the city's tourist district, and none of them discharged their weapons, Orlando police said, adding that the club also had its own security guards. "All of the shots that were fired last night were fired inside the club," department spokeswoman Michelle Guido told reporters.