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2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:43

Police stand over David Sweat after he was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Constable, N.Y. Sweat is the second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York. His capture came two days after his escape partner, Richard Matt, was shot and killed by authorities. (AP Photo)MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near the Canadian border.


'Concern' Over Terror Threat Ahead of Holiday, Congressman Says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:35
Rep. Peter King said there is "great concern" among law enforcement ahead of the July Fourth holiday.

Car slams into home in Woodbury Heights, driver flees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:19

Car slams into home in Woodbury Heights, driver fleesPolice are looking for the hit-and-run driver who crashed into a home in Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County.


The Latest: Farmer heard shots as escapee captured on land

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:18

Police escort ambulances from an area where law enforcement officers were searching for David Sweat, one of two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Constable, N.Y. The other inmate, Richard Matt, was shot three times in the head when he was confronted by authorities on Friday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)CONSTABLE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local):


Plane crashes into home, killing 3 aboard; residents escape

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:43
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:18

A dancer performs during the 41st annual Pride Parade Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Seattle. Large turnouts were expected for gay pride parades across the U.S. following the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country. (Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Woman struck and killed by train in Ambler

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:14

Woman struck and killed by train in AmblerA woman was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in Ambler, Montgomery County.


Family IDs victim fatally shot in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:52

Family IDs victim fatally shot in North PhiladelphiaFamily members have identified the man who was shot and killed in North Philadelphia earlier this week.


New York prison break ends with shooting of second fugitive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:48

A law enforcement officer walks in front of an ambulance at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in MaloneDavid Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said. Some 1,300 members of law enforcement took part in the search through the forests and bogs of northern New York. Sweat, 35, was shot twice and taken into custody in the town of Constable, 23 miles (37 km) north of Duane, where his accomplice was fatally shot on Friday, authorities said.


Girl, 7, killed and seven hurt in Maryland speed boat race crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:53
A young girl was killed and seven people were injured at a Maryland speed boat race on Sunday when a driver lost control and slammed into spectators watching from boats tethered together on Chesapeake Bay, authorities said. Three victims were airlifted to University of Maryland Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland Natural Resources police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. Four others sustained injuries, Thomson said.

Small plane with three aboard crashes into home in Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:33
The occupants of the house, in Plainville, Massachusetts, were home when the plane hit but managed to escape, according to local media. Representatives from the Plainville police and fire department said they did not have any information on fatalities. The aircraft departed Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania and was heading to Norwood Memorial Airport in Massachusetts.

Texas attorney general says county clerks can refuse gay couples

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:30

A man waves a rainbow flag while observing a gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe nation's top court said on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to wed, handing a victory to the American gay rights movement. Paxton said in a statement that hundreds of public officials in Texas were seeking guidance on how to implement what he called a lawless and flawed decision by an "activist" court.


Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:28

This photo, posted Sunday, June 28, 2015, on the Twitter page of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in remote, mountainous terrain about 25 miles from Ketchikan in southeast Alaska on Thursday, June 25. All eight passengers and the pilot were killed. The plane was on its way back from the Misty Fjords National Monument when it crashed. The eight victims were passengers on a cruise ship, and the side trip on the floatplane was sold through the cruise company Holland America. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.


High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:04

In this photo provided by Kellye Voigt, from left, Gabe Voigt, Joe Garvey and Rachel Lindbergh pose for a photo outside the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The students had a science experiment aboard a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station that broke apart shortly after liftoff. It was the second time they had lost their experiment in a rocket failure. (Kellye Voigt via AP) MANDATORY CREDITThree high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.


New York prison break ends with shooting of second fugitive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:53

David Sweat is pictured in this handout photoDavid Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said. Some 1,300 members of law enforcement took part in the search through the forests and bogs of northern New York. Sweat, 35, was shot twice and taken into custody in the town of Constable, New York, 23 miles (37 km) north of Duane, where his accomplice was shot and killed on Friday, authorities said.


South Carolina's 'Holy City' united by faith and hospitality

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:51

Voncille Greene, of College Park, Maryland, makes a heart symbol with a fellow mourner's hand during a funeral service for shooting victim Cynthia Hurd at Emanuel AME Church in CharlestonIn the midst of mourning the nine victims gunned down at a historic African-American church in Charleston earlier this month, retired nurse Vickie Countryman found herself shopping for an upcoming wedding. Countryman, 60, was stunned when she learned that one of the massacre victims was the assistant's cousin. "Her parting words to me were: 'It's okay, we're going to be okay'," said Countryman.


Baltimore officer shoots person after observing robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:39
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an officer shot and wounded a man after observing an armed robbery in progress at a 7-Eleven store.

NJ mayor calls out Gov. Christie for storm damage response

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:35

NJ mayor calls out Gov. Christie for storm responseFrustration is growing for the thousands of New Jersey residents dealing with power outages and storm damage. One mayor is now calling out Gov. Chris Christie for not coming to their aid.


Maryland Governor Hogan begins chemotherapy treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:14

Maryland governor Larry Hogan speaks during a press conference in Baltimore MarylandHogan, 59, said on his Facebook page that he feels "healthy and strong" after finishing the first 24 hours of chemotherapy for stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Hogan, who took office in January, called the cancer very advanced and very aggressive but said it was one that responded well to chemotherapy. Hogan said he would continue working around his chemotherapy appointments that he expects to last 18 weeks.


Charleston church pastor remembered after VP Biden visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:59
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden worshipped and spoke at the Sunday service of the historic African-American church where nine people were gunned down during Bible study earlier this month just hours before a funeral was held for another of the shooting victims.