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Power outage affects 4600 in Roxborough

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:18

Power outage affects 4600 in RoxboroughSeveral thousand people spent part of Monday morning without power in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.


Florida mother charged with encouraging daughter to fight

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:15
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother drove her 13-year-old daughter to a fight with a peer and encouraged the girl to brawl, officials said Monday, and two bystanders recorded the incident on video.

White House fence jumper to face charges: Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A California man was to face charges of unlawful entry on Monday following his arrest Sunday night when he climbed the White House, the Secret Service said. Jerome R. Hunt, 54, of Hayward, California, was quickly arrested by uniformed officers after going over the fence on the south side of the White House at about 10:25 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. Security at the White House has been a concern after a series of incidents. ...

Busy Chester County bridge now closed until 2016

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:54

Busy Chester County bridge now closed until 2016Starting today, a bridge in Chester County that is used by thousands of drivers each day will be out of commission until 2016.


New York jurors resume deliberations in 1979 kidnap, murder case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:53

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors began a fourth day of deliberations on Monday in the murder trial of a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, one of the first cases to highlight the plight of missing and abducted children. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is charged with kidnapping and murdering Patz, who vanished as he walked alone for the first time to a school bus stop in his Manhattan neighborhood. The boy's picture was one of the first to appear on milk cartons in a campaign to locate missing children. Hernandez confessed to police in 2012 that he choked Etan, stuffed him in a box and left him in a New York alley.


Ocean County toddler burned by soup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:47

Ocean County toddler burned by soupAn Ocean County toddler is in the Saint Barnabas Burn Center after sustaining severe burns while reach for hot soup.


A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:35

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, travelers watch as a plane taxis at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief, a really tiny bit. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer now stands at $454, down $2.01 from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better with tickets down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact.


Dallas police say baby killed by family's pit bull

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:24
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a 2-month-old boy has died after being attacked by his family's pet pit bull at their home.

PHOTOS: Most Wanted by Philadelphia Police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 21:55

 Most Wanted by Philadelphia PoliceSee the most wanted violent fugitives being sought by the Philadelphia Police Department.


Florida man says protest flight at U.S. Capitol 'worth it'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 20:04
The pilot of a small helicopter arrested last week after flying near the U.S. Capitol said on Monday he had no regrets about his flight aimed at protesting current campaign financing rules and had alerted authorities ahead of time. Douglas Mark Hughes, a 61-year-old a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, told ABC News that the episode was worth it if it spurs Americans to change how U.S. election campaigns are funded.

Gyrocopter pilot wasn't worried about being shot down in DC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:45
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The letter carried who landed his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill says he wasn't concerned about getting shot down as he made his final approach.

Home-grown terrorism probe yields 6 arrests in 2 states

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:41

Home-grown terrorism probe yields 6 arrests in 2 statesSix people have been arrested in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants.


More marathon survivors ask that bomber not face execution

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:31

Pedestrians pass a photograph of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Boston, at the spot where the second bomb detonated during the marathon in 2013. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — A married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).


Husband kills wife, another man, self at Pennsylvania motel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:22
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police say a husband fatally shot his wife and another man before killing himself in a central Pennsylvania motel room.

Police shoot woman who shot intruder in home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:42
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say officers shot a woman who had shot an intruder during a home invasion after she didn't drop her weapon.

Video shows woman rescued moments before car bursts into flames

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:19

Video shows woman rescued moments before car bursts into flamesA police dash cam in North Jersey recorded two officers as they rushed to save a driver from a car crash.


Police: Seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:54

20 a.m. early Sunday. This pup was found hiding there a short time later. The rescued pup weighs about 25 pounds and is probably 10 months old, said Wallerstein.(Peter Wallerstein/Marine Mammal Rescue via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal's cuteness — they could suffer a vicious bite, an animal rescue expert said.


AccuWeather: Morning Rain, Late Day Storms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:16

 Morning Rain, Late Day StormsMeteorologist David Murphy says evening thunderstorms could be severe in spots.


Longtime Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance fades in GOP contest

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:16

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2005, file photo, then-Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, left, holds a sword presented to him by then-Gov. Jeb Bush, right, during ceremonies designating Rubio as the next Florida Speaker of the House in Tallahassee, Fla. Devoted political allies for more than a decade, the alliance between Bush and Rubio is beginning to splinter as the one-time mentor and his political protégé face off in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up.


Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:14

This image provided by the Department of Health and Human Services shows a portion of the HealthCare.gov Website. Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own health care systems. (AP Photo/HHS)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.