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Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:40
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.

Sproles, Foles, Parkey lead Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:59

Sproles, Foles, Parkey lead Eagles to 30-27 win against ColtsNick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.


1 injured in 2 shootings outside North Philadelphia school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:34

1 injured in 2 shootings outside North Philadelphia schoolGunfire erupted near Kipp Philadelphia Charter School in North Philadelphia, alarming teachers and students.


Authorities: 2 escaped inmates captured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:27

 2 escaped inmates capturedAuthorities say two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey over the weekend have been captured.


NJ cheerleading squad regroups after major theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:22

NJ cheerleading squad regroups after major theftA South Jersey cheerleading squad is taking its first steps on the long road back after a member of the organization's board was arrested for stealing more than $9,000 from the group.


Police: 16-year-old shoots 13-year-old in stomach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:21

 16-year-old shoots 13-year-old in stomachA 13-year-old boy was shot by a 16-year-old boy in North Philadelphia in what police are calling an accidental shooting.


Police: Girl, 15, found unconscious in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:19

 Girl, 15, found unconscious in Northeast PhiladelphiaA 15-year-old girl was discovered in a wooded area of Northeast Philadelphia with bruises on her body, police say.


NJ cheerleading squad regroups of major theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:39

NJ cheerleading squad regroups after major theftA South Jersey cheerleading squad is taking its first steps on the long road back after a member of the organization's board was arrested for stealing more than $9,000 from the group.


Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.

Man shot inside Juniata bar

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:10

Man fatally shot inside Juniata barPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting that took place inside a Juniata bar Monday night.


FBI probes traffic stop that left Missouri teen in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:08
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating allegations of excessive force by a Missouri police officer during a traffic stop that left a teenage motorist in critical condition, authorities said on Monday. The FBI said in a statement that it is investigating whether police officer Tim Runnels overstepped his authority and violated the civil rights of Bryce Masters when he pulled over the 17-year-old and used a stun gun on him on Sunday in Independence, Missouri, a Kansas City suburb. ...

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon suspended 7 games after lewd gesture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:21

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon suspended 7 games after lewd gesturePhiladelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended for 7 games after making a lewd gesture to fans during Sunday's game.


Peterson facing more accusations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:04
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, has been accused in a separate incident involving another son who is 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:01

A family from San Jose, California, cover themselves with pillows as they sit on the concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated area for shelter was destroyed by winds in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:00
By Lori Grannis MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau Weiher of Missoula, who was reported missing by family and friends on Saturday night after he failed to return as expected from his outing. ...

Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:59
HONOLULU (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.

PG&E officials removed for improper communications

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:52
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.

Photoshopped image of NFL CoverGirl with black eye goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:45

Photoshopped image of NFL CoverGirl with black eye goes viralA CoverGirl ad encouraging fans to 'get their gameface on' was edited to show the model, in Baltimore Ravens colors, with a black eye.


United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:38
By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000 stewards, retired a number of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity. ...

Texas doctor poisoned lover's coffee over obsession: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:36
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which also covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. ...