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Old candidates, young voters and the future of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:46

Democratic candidate Lynne Abraham speaks to members of the media as she arrives for the BUILDPhilly Coalition Mayoral Forum Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. A campaign spokesman for Abraham says she fainted during the Tuesday debate at the city's Kimmel Center. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest of the half-dozen Democrats angling to be Philadelphia's next mayor danced into a recent youth summit to the bass-thumping beat of 50 Cent's hip-hop classic "In da Club."


Few marathon bomb survivors seek help for 'invisible' wounds

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:37

In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Lynn Crisci, of Boston, front, listens during a Massachusetts Resiliency Center meeting at the Old South Church, in Boston. Crisci, who was near an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, has suffered from hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have been slow to take advantage of programs meant to help them cope with what experts call "invisible injuries."


Millions facing higher premium rates for flood insurance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:33

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, a boat floats in the driveway of a Lindenhurst home on New York’s Long Island, in the flooding aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Under new legislation that went into effect in April 2015, those living in high-risk flood regions, like some of the communities that experienced Sandy's wrath in 2012, are paying 18 percent increases in their federal flood insurance. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of Americans including many whose homes were damaged by Superstorm Sandy are paying double-digit increases in flood insurance premiums.


Key events in the police shooting of Walter Scott

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 22:41
Radio transmissions between North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager and emergency dispatchers offers a timeline of key events in the shooting death of Walter Scott on the morning of April 4, 2015.

Obama, Cuban President Castro Hold Face-to-Face Talk in Panama

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 22:31
President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met face-to-face Saturday, holding their first-ever substantive conversation in person.

Dad: Affordable housing plan led to son's demotion in league

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:16

In this April 6, 2015 photo, Christopher Stefanoni poses at the Darien Little League park in Darien, Conn., Stefanoni is suing the Darien Little League in federal court, saying league officials demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team as retribution for his affordable housing proposal. Lawyers for the Little League deny the allegations. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — In one of the country's richest towns — where Mercedes, BMWs and Land Rovers cruise tree-lined streets of multimillion-dollar homes — a man who proposed building more accessible housing says angry neighbors took out their frustration on his son: a 9-year-old boy who was demoted to a lower-level Little League team.


Police: Oklahoma reserve deputy accidentally shoots and kills suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 20:22

 Oklahoma reserve deputy accidentally shoots and kills suspectDisturbing video released by authorities Friday reveals the moments when an Oklahoma man was accidentally shot and killed by a deputy who meant to stun him with a Taser.


Oklahoma reserve deputy accidentally shoots and kills suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:56

 Oklahoma reserve deputy accidentally shoots and kills suspectDisturbing video released by authorities Friday reveals the moments when an Oklahoma man was accidentally shot and killed by a deputy who meant to stun him with a Taser.


Police: Woman stabbed, beaten in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:28

 Woman stabbed, beaten in ChesterChester police are investigating an early morning stabbing that has left a woman seriously injured.


Woman critical after DUI crash on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:25

Woman critical after DUI crash on Columbus Boulevard in South PhiladelphiaA man is charged with DUI after a crash on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia that left a woman in critical condition.


Fire damages Lehigh County home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:53

Fire damages Lehigh County homeFire damaged a home in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.


Man shot in the back inside North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:52
A man is fighting for his life after being shot in the back inside a North Philadelphia house.

Dad: Affordable housing plan led to son's demotion in league

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:48

In this April 6, 2015 photo, Christopher Stefanoni poses at the Darien Little League park in Darien, Conn., Stefanoni is suing the Darien Little League in federal court, saying league officials demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team as retribution for his affordable housing proposal. Lawyers for the Little League deny the allegations. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — In one of the country's richest towns — where Mercedes, BMWs and Land Rovers cruise tree-lined streets of multimillion-dollar homes — a man who proposed building more accessible housing says fellow residents took out their anger on his son: a 9-year-old boy demoted to a lower-level Little League team.


2 injured in Bridgeton stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:36

2 injured in Bridgeton stabbingAuthorities in Cumberland County are investigating a stabbing in Bridgeton that has left at least two people injured.


Man shot outside Delaware County club

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:36

Man shot outside Delaware County clubAuthorities in Delaware County are investigating a shooting at a private club in Woodlyn.


Serial Bride: This Woman Allegedly Married 10 Times

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 15:23
A Bronx woman is being dubbed a "serial" bride after she married 10 husbands, apparently without divorcing some of them, according to court records obtained by ABC News.

Lawyer: Client fairly well after California deputy beating

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 14:22

In this frame from video provided by KNBC-TV, officers beat and kick a man Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Apple Valley, Calif. A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback. (AP Photo/KNBC-TV) MANDATORY CREDITSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for a Southern California man who was beaten by several sheriff's deputies following a 2½ hour-long chase involving a stolen horse said Saturday that his client is doing fairly well while receiving medical attention in jail.


Video of Arizona Wal-Mart melee released

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:27
COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Police at the scene of a deadly brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in a small Arizona town deployed electronic stun guns and made multiple efforts to stop a large family from attacking them, according to a video recording released Friday.

Greenpeace group leaves Arctic drill rig after six-day stay

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:53
SEATTLE (AP) — Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean six days ago, the organization said Saturday.

Residents allowed to return to tornado-hit Illinois town

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:12

In this photograph taken April 10, 2015, an American flag is planted in debris, which is all that's left of the home where Kelly Newman and her family lived on Route 64 in Rochelle, IL. The home was near Grubsteakers restaurant, which was also destroyed in the tornado. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — Residents of a small northern Illinois farming community that took a direct hit from a half-mile-wide tornado were allowed back into the area Saturday to assess damage and salvage what they could.