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Corporal punishment widespread, but declining

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:22
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still widely practiced in homes and schools.

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:05

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.


Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:57
BEIJING (AP) — Residents in a southern Chinese town protested for a second day Sunday against a proposed garbage incinerator, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of the earlier demonstrations involving thousands that saw clashes with police should surrender.

Father of 3 fatally struck in North Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:48

Father of 3 fatally struck in North Philadelphia hit-and-runA father of three was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in North Philadelphia and police are searching for the driver.


4 injured when ambulance, car collide in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:23

4 injured when ambulance, car collide in New Castle CountySeveral people were taken to the hospital for treatment after an ambulance, transporting a patient, collided with a car in New Castle County, Delaware.


Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:14

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1982 file photo, actress Pia Zadora poses with Timothy Hutton, after her award received for being the new motion picture star of the year, during the 39th annual Golden Globes presentations, in Los Angeles. Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. Zadora’s husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun the singer-actress suffered a head injury and a compound ankle fracture in the Thursday evening, Sept. 11, 2014, accident. (AP Photo Lennox/McLendon, file)LAS VEGAS (AP) — According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.


Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:00

This photo provided by the Montgomery County sheriff’s office shows the booking photo of Adrian Peterson. Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons and the Minnesota Vikings promptly benched him for their game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 against the New England Patriots. Peterson turned himself in early Saturday at a jail in Montgomery County, near Houston, where he has a home. He was processed and released. (AP Photo/Montgomery County sheriff’s office)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.


Mother blames race for shooting of son by police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:52
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

Contractor dies in Chevron pipeline accident off Louisiana coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:15
(Reuters) - A Chevron contractor was fatally injured and two people suffered minor injuries on Saturday while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, a Chevron spokesman said. Chevron Pipe Line Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone said it was under investigation. "CPL regrets this tragic accident," Johnstone said in a written statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the contractor's family and friends." Johnstone said the incident caused a small amount of natural gas condensate to be released into the water but that it dissipated and containtment crews were en route to the scene.

Contractor dies in Chevron pipeline accident off Louisiana coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:15
(Reuters) - A Chevron contractor was fatally injured and two people suffered minor injuries on Saturday while performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, a Chevron spokesman said. Chevron Pipe Line Company spokesman Gareth Johnstone said it was under investigation. "CPL regrets this tragic accident," Johnstone said in a written statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the contractor's family and friends." Johnstone said the incident caused a small amount of natural gas condensate to be released into the water but that it dissipated and containtment crews were en route to the scene.

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:11
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:01

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.


Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:59

Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper MerionAuthorities say a suspect, allegedly attempting to steal copper, was electrocuted in Upper Merion, Montgomery County.


Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:59

Suspected thief electrocuted in Upper MerionAuthorities say a suspect, allegedly attempting to steal copper, was electrocuted in Upper Merion, Montgomery County.


Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:51

Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'The woman who worked 13 years to return a wedding photo found in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks is representative of "the best of humanity," said the man who will finally get back the photograph he'd had tacked to his cubicle wall.


Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:51

Wedding party from 9/11 photo say found picture shows 'resilience'The woman who worked 13 years to return a wedding photo found in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks is representative of "the best of humanity," said the man who will finally get back the photograph he'd had tacked to his cubicle wall.


City uses meters to raise change for homeless

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:34
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change.

Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colorado jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:19
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A man who lost five toes to diabetes while incarcerated at Arapahoe County jail has filed a lawsuit claiming the loss was caused by a lack of medical care.

ISIS beheads British aid worker in new video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:12

ISIS beheads British aid worker in new videoISIS extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.


Neighborhood matriarch killed in South Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:10

Neighborhood matriarch dies in South Philadelphia blazeAn 82-year-old woman, known as the matriarch of her block, died in a fire that tore through her South Philadelphia home.