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NYPD captures man seen leaving woman's corpse on lawn

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:48

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department on Saturday, May 21, 2016 shows Anthony Lopez. Police are looking for Lopez in connection with a man who was seen wheeling a dead body on a dolly before leaving it in front of a New York City home on Friday, May 20, 2016. (New York City Police Department via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Police have captured a man they say was seen wheeling a woman's dead body on a dolly and leaving it on the front lawn of a New York City home.


Man facing charges after police chase in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:43

Man facing charges after police chase in LoganA man is facing multiple charges after a high-speed chase in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Transit agency settles excessive-force lawsuit with woman

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:04
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit agreed to pay a San Francisco woman $1.35 million to settle a lawsuit alleging a transit officer broke bones in her face and left her bloody and unconscious.

Battle over Redstone's media empire takes another turn

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:02

FILE- This Sept. 9, 2006, file photo shows Summer Redstone, CEO of Viacom, Inc., attending the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The battle over the fortune of ailing media mogul Redstone has taken another turn. Lawyers for Redstone are seeking to remove two members of the board of the trust that will eventually control Redstone's media empire, which includes CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. Viacom Chief executive Philippe Dauman and George Abrams, a member of Viacom's board, were informed that they had been removed from the trust that will control Redstone's companies after he dies or is declared incompetent. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over the fortune of ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has taken another turn. Lawyers for Redstone are seeking to remove two members of the board of the trust that will eventually control Redstone's media empire, which includes CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.


World's second-oldest female Bornean orangutan dies at Illinois zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 07:13
(Reuters) - A 54-year-old orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago has been euthanized due to worsening health problems, after becoming the second oldest female Bornean orangutan known to exist in the world, zoo officials said on Saturday. The zoo said in a statement the animal, called Maggie, died on Friday. Maggie, who had a reputation for curiosity and intelligence, was born at the San Diego Zoo in 1961 and gave birth to four offspring there before serving as a surrogate mother to two infant orangutans, the statement said.

Iowa zoo expecting rare baby eastern black rhino this fall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 07:11

File-In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, Ayana, a female black rhinoceros, snacks on twigs from her cage at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. Ayana and Kiano, eastern black rhinos at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, are expecting a baby in late October or early November. Ayana's pregnancy is the first confirmed among the eastern black rhino zoo population in almost two years, experts say, marking a major turning point in the species' decades long decline. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A zoo in Iowa is expecting a new and rare addition in the fall: an eastern black rhinoceros.


Exaggerator wins 141st Preakness Stakes, ending Nyquist's Triple Crown bid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 07:08

Exaggerator wins 141st Preakness Stakes, ending Nyquist's Triple Crown bidExaggerator has won the Preakness, ruining Nyquist's bid to become horse racing's second Triple Crown winner in two years.


Teen killed in triple shooting in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:55

Teen killed in triple shooting in North PhiladelphiaA triple shooting has left an 18-year-old male dead, and two others wounded in North Philadelphia.


Heavy flames damage house in Bensalem; 2 firemen injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:53

Heavy flames damage house in Bensalem; 2 firemen injuredTwo firefighters were injured while battling a house blaze in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.


Man injured in backpack explosion in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:50

Man injured in backpack explosion in KensingtonA 34-year-old man was injured after an explosive device detonated in a backpack in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood.


Deadly crash investigated in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:48

Deadly crash investigated in Bucks CountyPolice are trying to determine what caused a deadly crash in Falls Township.


'ET Comes Home' for NASA fuel tank's street ride through LA

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:37

Eddye Chapman takes a picture of herself as the space shuttle Endeavour's external fuel tank ET-94 makes its way to the California Science Center in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, CaliforniaA giant NASA fuel tank crossed the half-way mark in its final journey on Saturday, with crowds cheering on its parade along Los Angeles streets to a science center where it will go on display with the space shuttle Endeavour. The orange tank, weighing 65,000 pounds (29,500 kg) and measuring 154 feet (47 meters) in length, is the only one of its kind in existence. The California Science Center has called the parade of the fuel tank, which stands about three stories tall when towed on its side by a truck, "ET Comes Home," in a play on the "external tank" name and the 1982 movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." The transport is a sequel of sorts to the 2012 mission to tow Endeavour from the Los Angeles airport to the science center, a feat witnessed by 1.5 million.


Man arrested, another sought in 2 indecent exposure incidents on Schuylkill River Trail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:30

Man arrested, another sought in 2 indecent exposure incidents on Schuylkill River TrailOne man has been arrested, and another is being sought in two separate indecent exposure incidents on the Schuylkill River Trail.


Underground fire sends manhole cover flying in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:26

 Wire laid in 1932 caused underground explosion in University CityPolice were called to an underground fire after several reports of a loud bang in Center City, Philadelphia.


Police ID man killed in multi-vehicle crash on Route 30 in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 05:39

Police ID man killed in multi-vehicle crash on Route 30 in Chester CountyOne person was killed and four others were injured in an accident involving five vehicles, including a tractor trailer, in Chester County.


5-year-old girl playing with gun fatally shoots herself

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 05:35
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl shot and killed herself with a handgun at a Louisiana home.

Man arrested, another sought in 2 indecent exposure incidents on Schuylkill River Trail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 05:34

Man arrested, another sought in 2 indecent exposure incidents on Schuylkill River TrailOne man has been arrested, and another is being sought in two separate indecent exposure incidents on the Schuylkill River Trail.


Bystander shot during police gunfight with robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 05:05
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police say they're looking for an armed robber who exchanged gunfire with an officer, leaving a bystander seriously hurt, in the Washington suburb of Springfield, Virginia.

Alabama teenager breaks Florida flathead catfish record

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 05:00
ATLANTA (AP) — An Alabama teenager has set a Florida state record for catching the biggest flathead catfish.

SoCalGas ordered to offer cleaning services to Porter Ranch residents

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 04:55

SoCalGas ordered to offer cleaning services to Porter Ranch residentsSouthern California Gas Company was ordered by a judge Friday to offer cleaning services to thousands of homeowners who relocated after the gas leak near Porter Ranch.