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Man dies after being shot multiple times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:31

Man dies after being shot multiple times in KensingtonPolice are investigating a deadly shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


White House aims to boost homeowner renewable energy use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:29

Solar panels are pictured on the rooftops of residential homes in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, later on Monday to unveil the new steps, which include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy. The Department of Interior on Monday approved the Blyth Mesa Solar project in California and its transmission line, expected to bring enough solar energy to power 145,000 homes.


Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane in court today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:28

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane in court todayPennsylvania's top prosecutor will find herself at the defense table in the first evidence hearing.


Kansas town laments forced removal of Jesus picture from school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:27
(Reuters) - Public school officials in the small Kansas town of Chanute are trying to find a new home for a portrait of Jesus Christ after a civil liberties group demanded its removal from the town's middle school.

New York's Rikers health intern sues after inmate attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:20
A former mental health intern at New York's Rikers Island jail system is suing the city after an inmate fractured her face and broke her jaw in an attack, her attorney said on Monday. Stephanie Procell, 24, said Rikers should have done more to protect her from an unprovoked punch by prisoner Joseph McRae at the jail's George R. Vierno Center in April 2014, attorney Michael Ronemus said. Corizon Health, one of the largest U.S. for-profit prison healthcare providers, which serves Rikers, is also named in the lawsuit seeking undisclosed compensatory damages.

Zoo: Panda cubs doing well, challenging night for caretakers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo says two panda cubs born Saturday are doing well, but their caretakers had a challenging night.

Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:42

 Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicidesThe hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.


Doctor linked to Sen. Menendez seeks bail changes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:37
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida eye doctor linked to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez in a corruption case is seeking changes in his bond conditions in an unrelated Medicare fraud prosecution.

2 bystanders help deliver baby after couple gets stuck in Jersey Shore traffic

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:37

2 bystanders help deliver baby after couple gets stuck in Jersey Shore trafficTraffic on the Jersey Shore can be a nightmare, especially for a woman in labor. One couple in New Jersey found that out the hard way.


Bystander nurse, EMT help deliver baby on NJ highway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:37

Bystander nurse, EMT help deliver baby on NJ highwayTwo bystanders helped deliver a baby after her parents got stuck in traffic on a New Jersey shore highway.


Papal Visit Playbook to provide detailed guide for visitors, residents

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:35

Papal Visit Playbook to provide detailed guide for visitors, residentsOrganizers of the World Meeting of Families are set to unveil a detailed guide to navigating Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit next month.


Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 points

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:31

Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 pointsU.S. stock markets sank in morning trading Monday in a wave of fear that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks.


New Hampshire prisoner claims religious right to have beard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:29
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prisoner in New Hampshire is suing the state after he was placed in secure housing and initially denied parole for failing to shave his thick, bushy beard in violation of prison rules.

Man killed after jumping from I-495 after crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:26

Man killed after jumping from I-495 after crashPolice say a man died after he jumped from I-495 moments after being involved in a vehicle crash.


Hometown, church mobilize to support Plains' Jimmy Carter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:25

The sun rises behind the steeple of Maranatha Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. The Baptist church where former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School classes and he and wife Rosalynn are deacons has been at the heart of their life since they returned to Georgia in 1981. On Sunday morning, Carter will teach his first lesson since detailing the intravenous drug doses and radiation treatment planned to treat melanoma found in his brain after surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to its resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.


Stocks reduce losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:22

Stocks sink amid global sell-off; Dow fell 1,000 pointsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points shortly after the markets opened on Monday.


Man killed after he jumps from I-495 after crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:20

Man killed after jumping from I-495 after crashPolice say a man died after he jumped from I-495 moments after being involved in a vehicle crash.


Off-duty Philadelphia officer killed in crash in Roxborough identified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:17

Off-duty Philadelphia officer killed in crash in Roxborough identifiedSgt. Rafael Ali, 32, was a 10-year veteran of the force who served in the 39th District.


Man shot by police after confrontation in Ocean Co.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00

Man shot by police after confrontation in Ocean Co.A man is dead after a police-involved shooting on Sunday night in Brick Township, Ocean County


3 men shot during robbery in Trenton neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:46

3 men shot during robbery in Trenton neighborhoodThree men are hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a robbery in Trenton.