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Suspect charged after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:22

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after off-duty officer killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaCharges have been filed against a 59-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


District attorney: Houston-area deputy shot 15 times; casings match gun from suspect's home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:38
HOUSTON (AP) — District attorney: Houston-area deputy shot 15 times; casings match gun from suspect's home.

Investigators probe baseball fan's death from fall at Atlanta game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:36
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 60-year-old man who plummeted to his death from the upper deck of the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium on Saturday died of blunt force trauma, a medical investigator said Monday, but the cause of his fall has not been determined. Gregory Murrey fell headfirst about 40 feet (12 meters) during a sell-out game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. The Georgia man's death remains under investigation, and it could take six to eight weeks for a toxicology report to be completed, said Mark Ruffin, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.

2 Southwest Airlines plane clip wing tips in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:04
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two commercial airliners clipped wing tips at the Oakland International Airport in California, but no injuries were reported.

Police: Dad cleaning handgun shoots daughter, 9, in stomach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:01
IRA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a man cleaning his handgun at a campsite accidentally shot his 9-year-old daughter in the stomach, sending her to the intensive care unit.

Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:44
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week.

Fire damages abandoned home in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:39

Fire damages abandoned home in TrentonContrary to earlier reports that the flames spread to a neighboring home, officials tell Action News firefighters were able to contain them and keep the fire from spreading.


Man charged in 4 slayings at Ohio home set for arraignment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:22
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of four people at an Ohio home is set to be arraigned.

Ridley Park police officer returns home after being shot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:00

Ridley Park police officer returns home after being shotA Delaware County police officer is home from the hospital after being shot at an apartment complex.


Man posed as federal agent in Berks County, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:36

Man posed as federal agent in Berks County, police sayA Berks County man is facing charges after police say he impersonated a federal agent.


Man prompts evacuation at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:10

Man prompts evacuation at Newark Liberty International Airport in New JerseyA man who made his way into a secure hallway at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, prompting police to evacuate part of an airport terminal, has been taken for a psychiatric evaluation, police said.


Escaped NYC prisoner may be pregnant, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 19:15

Escaped NYC prisoner may be pregnant, police sayPolice are searching for a prisoner who escaped custody from New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital Sunday night.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:42

This undated photo provided by Lion Heart Autographs shows a letter by one of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic written six months after the disaster, which could fetch $4,000 to $6,000. The letter - saved by a fellow passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down - will be sold by Lion Heart Autographs, along with two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on Sept. 30, 2015. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. (Lion Heart Autographs via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:25

A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.


Firefighters battle house fire in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:18

Firefighters battle house fire in KensingtonOfficials say no one was home when fire broke out at a home in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


Fire damages homes in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:52

Fire damages abandoned home in TrentonFirefighters battled a two-alarm house fire in Trenton that spread to the home next door.


Charges pending after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:32

Charges pending after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runCharges are pending against a 58-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


Japan defeats Pennsylvania 18-11 in Little League World Series Championship

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:07

Japan defeats Pennsylvania 18-11 in Little League World Series ChampionshipWith more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.


AccuWeather: The heat returns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:04

 Staying Hot All WeekMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking another heat wave for the first week of September.


Off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:00

Charges pending after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-runAuthorities have identified the off-duty Philadelphia police officer who was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle on Roosevelt Boulevard.