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Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:21
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

Police: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:19
SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.

Judge orders hearing on Detroit water shutoffs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:18
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has pushed back a hearing over whether to temporarily delay water shutoffs to Detroit residents with unpaid bills.

Big break in trooper ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:38

 suspect's abandoned SUVAuthorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.


NYC bookstore evacuated due to pepper spray

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:37
NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 people had to be evacuated from Manhattan's famed Strand Bookstore after pepper spray went off in a customer's purse.

Child falls from building in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:36

Girl, 8, dies after 9-story fall from apartmentPolice are investigating the report of a child falling from a building in West Philadelphia.


School bus driver killed during safety drill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:18

School bus driver killed during safety drillAn Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.


Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:08

Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police sayPolice say social media users have provided a key assist in efforts to track down a dozen suspects in a brutal assault on two gay men in Center City Philadelphia.


Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:55

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo sellerThe parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor ...


Separate trials denied in Philly building collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year's Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside a thrift store.

3 hurt in crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:46

3 hurt in crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaThree people are hospitalized after a crash along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Government urges end to Air France pilots strike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:21

A traveller walks past a board reading "canceled flight", at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — The French government wants Air France pilots to end a strike that has grounded half of the airline's flights this week amid anger over plans to shift much of its operations to a low-cost carrier.


Gay marriage activist, cartoonist, mathematician win 2014 'genius' grants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:03
(Reuters) - A gay marriage advocate, a physicist modeling brain activity, a psychologist studying racial bias in policing, and a cartoonist exploring family life were among 21 winners of $625,000 "genius" grants, the U.S. organization awarding them said. Saxophonist Steve Coleman, renowned for "infusing iconic spontaneous music idioms" to forge a new sound, and physicist Danielle Bassett, who has applied mathematics to the modeling of brain connectivity, were also named on Tuesday as fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. ...

Suspects sought in attack on gay men in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:24

Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police sayUp to 12 suspects are being sought. Police believe several were caught on camera. They are crediting social media users with tracking down an important clue.


Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:19

Indian policemen detain an exile Tibetan student during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit.


Up to 12 suspects sought in Center City Philadelphia hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:07

Social media users help ID suspects in Center City gay-bashing attack, police sayUp to 12 suspects are being sought for a brutal assault on two gay men. Police are crediting social media users with helping them track down an important clue.


Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:06

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activitiesAfter a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.


Man wounded in drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:08

Man wounded in drive-by shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia late Tuesday night.


Los Angeles schools police to return grenade launchers to U.S.: L.A. Times newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:42
(Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times newspaper reported. The move follows scrutiny over the Department of Defense's program, begun in 1991, which gives unused equipment to police forces across the U.S., including ones that serve school districts. ...

Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:13

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasSep 17 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. The Vikings, who initially reactivated Peterson for week three of the NFL, had a change of heart after reconsidering their position in the domestic violence scandal. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. ...