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Police: Shotgun fire injures 7 in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:52

 Shotgun fire injures 7 in KensingtonSeven people were injured after a shooting on Monday afternoon in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, including an 11-year-old girl.


Charleston church gunman bought pistol near home: NBC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:51

South Carolina shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted by police in a still image from a dash cam videoThe accused Charleston gunman, Dylann Roof, bought the semiautomatic pistol used in last week's church massacre at a South Carolina gun store about 25 miles from his home, according to NBC News, citing officials familiar with the sale. The purchase was legal despite Roof's arrest in February for illegal possession of prescription painkillers, officials told NBC. Roof's father gave him a .45-caliber Glock pistol for his birthday this year, his uncle told Reuters.


Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for Philadelphia and suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:49

Tornado warning for Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties CANCELLEDThere is a severe thunderstorm WARNING for Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.


Tornado warning in Chester County has EXPIRED

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:43

Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for Philadelphia and suburbsA Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 11pm.


Rebel flag controversy 1 in long line of disputes worldwide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:43
BERLIN (AP) — Around the world, countries have long struggled with questions about flags similar to those faced by South Carolina, which is under pressure to remove a Confederate flag from its statehouse in the wake of the shootings that killed nine people at a historic black church.

West Point cadet guilty of owning, distributing child porn

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:39
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point cadet was convicted Tuesday of amassing a collection of child pornography and sharing it over the Internet.

Richard Branson says 2020 Miami sail for Virgin Cruises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:38

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, left, laughs as he cuts the tie of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Perez Art Museum in Miami, after a news conference where it was announced that Virgin Cruises will set sail from PortMiami in 2020. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — Dressed in red shorts and a captain's hat, Richard Branson on Tuesday announced that Virgin Cruises will sail its first ship out of PortMiami in 2020.


New York City to pay $6.25 million to man wrongly jailed for murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:25
Jonathan Fleming, 53, spent about half of his life in prison for the 1989 killing of his friend Darryl Rush, which prosecutors maintained stemmed from an argument over money. After years of appeals and an internal review by the Brooklyn district attorney's office, Fleming was exonerated last year by a judge who cited telephone records, photos and witness accounts placing him in Florida at the time of the murder. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a statement the city would pay $6.25 million to settle a $162 million lawsuit filed last year.

TORNADO WARNING for central Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:25

TORNADO WARNING for central Chester CountyMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after severe storms this evening, a beautiful Wednesday will throw a smile on your face.


Dartmouth housing dispute over 'Animal House' frat flares up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:22
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is reinstating a policy that could block members of the fraternity that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" from living in its house after the school withdrew its recognition.

Florida man, 85, arrested after explosion rattles neighbors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:18
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested an 85-year-old man after an explosion in suburban Tampa Bay damaged a home and rattled residents.

AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:17

TORNADO WARNING for central Chester CountyMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after severe storms this evening, a beautiful Wednesday will throw a smile on your face.


The Latest on weather: 4 tornadoes confirmed in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:14

Debris is scattered around a damaged home on Mazon Street, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after a severe storm passed through Coal City, Ill. Monday night. Coal City Mayor Terry Halliday said a suspected tornado swept into town, first striking the high school before moving to the southeast over homes and damaging a fire station. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — 4:15 p.m. CDT


Geno's Steaks removes Confederate flag decal after complaints

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:12

Geno's Steaks removes Confederate flag decal after complaintsGeno's Steaks has taken down a Confederate flag-themed sticker after a resident complained


AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Till 11pm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:10

 Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11pmMeteorologist Adam Joseph says after severe storms this evening, a beautiful Wednesday will throw a smile on your face.


Delaware Legalizes Medical Marijuana Option for Children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:07

Delaware Legalizes Medical Marijuana Option for ChildrenDelaware Governor Jack Markell signed a bill today legalizing a form of medical marijuana as a treatment option for sick children.


Groom, 6 others arrested after wedding brawl in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:05

Groom, 6 others arrested after wedding brawl in Berks CountyA groom in Berks County is in hot water after spending part of his wedding night behind bars.


U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:00

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyThe U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas, and the United States will directly negotiate with militants holding them but will not pay ransom, officials said on Tuesday. The policy, to be announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, changes the way the government handles cases in which Americans are taken hostage by groups like the Islamic State and al Qaeda. The announcement follows a six-month review prompted by sharp criticism of the Obama administration by some victims' relatives, who said they had been threatened with prosecution if they tried to raise money to pay a ransom.


California officer shoots police dog after it bites his hand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:58
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area police officer shot and seriously injured a police K-9 after the dog bit his hand.

UN envoy urges donors to provide 'peace dividend' for Mali

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Mali urged international donors and financial institutions on Tuesday to quickly authorize funds to provide Malians with water, electricity and schools as a "peace dividend" from the recently signed peace agreement.