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Woman bites rider who asks to move bag from seat in New York subway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 22:01
A woman who took a bite out of another passenger in a dispute over a seat on a crowded subway was being sought for assault on Friday, the New York City police said. The attack occurred on a Manhattan-bound "F" train from Queens a week earlier, when a 45-year-old woman asked the suspect to remove her belongings from a seat so she could sit, said Lieutenant Thomas Antonetti, spokesman for the New York Police Department. "The suspect became enraged pushing the victim, scratching her on the chest, pulling her hair and biting her on her forearm causing a laceration and bleeding," the NYPD said in a statement.

NORAD plans exercise to test spotting gyrocopters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 21:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is planning a training exercise over the Washington area intended to test its ability to spot gyrocopters and ultralight aircraft.

Storms, heavy rains and flooding in North Wildwood

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 21:34

Storms, heavy rains and flooding in North WildwoodHeavy rains caused flooded streets in North Wildwood, N.J. early Friday morning.


Oklahoma man pleads not guilty in killing of parents, sister

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 21:23
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting deaths of his parents and teenage sister at their home in Oklahoma.

10-year-old girl bitten by shark off Jacksonville Beach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 20:59
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shark bit a 10-year-old girl on her leg near the south end of Jacksonville Beach.

Jim Gardner reports on Argentina's Dirty War and Pope Francis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 20:43

Jim Gardner reports on Argentina's Dirty War and Pope FrancisAction News is in Argentina all this week, learning about Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires and what shaped his views and faith.


Police: Good Samaritan stabbed by man beating woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 20:42
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 58-year-old Florida man says he has no regrets for interfering to stop his neighbor from beating a woman even though he was stabbed in the scuffle and the blade missed his heart by only half an inch.

Bears frolic at wild pool party in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 20:33

Bears frolic at wild pool party in NJA North Jersey pool party got a little wild because the guest turned out to be a family of bears.


NYC police: Subway rider bites passenger over seat request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say a woman pushed, scratched and bit a subway rider who tried to sit in a seat that had her bag on it.

Florida sheriff: Deputy critically injured after shootout

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:30
PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida county sheriff said his deputies were ambushed as they approached a home to serve a search warrant as part of a prostitution investigation.

Man shot dead, car riddled with bullets in Tacony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:16

Man shot dead, car riddled with bullets in TaconyPolice say an unidentified man was shot dead and a car was riddled with bullets in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.


Jim Gardner reports on Argentina's Dirty War & Pope Francis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:11

Jim Gardner reports on Argentina's Dirty War and Pope FrancisAction News is in Argentina all this week, learning about Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires and what shaped his views and faith.


Human remains found by sheriffs at northeast Ohio drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:08
ROAMING SHORES, Ohio (AP) — Police participating in a northeast Ohio raid say they found more than just drugs: They say they also found bones.

Armed man robs Northeast Philadelphia post office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:03

Armed man robs Northeast Philadelphia post officePolice and US Postal Service officials are investigating an armed robbery of a Northeast Philadelphia post office.


Beach evacuated after lifeguards spot pool of blood in water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 18:03
EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials say lifeguards at a Massachusetts beach spotted a pool of blood in the water and ordered swimmers out.

Man found dead on West Chester road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:48

Man found dead on West Chester roadPolice are investigating the death of man found on a road in West Chester, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Two bodies recovered, one person missing in Alaska landslide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:47
All three people were presumed dead, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement. Two construction workers and a building inspector were reported missing after the slide took out a residential property under construction in Sitka, a city some 100 miles (60 km) south of the state capital Juneau. In all, six landslides hit the city when about 3 inches (7.6 cm) of rain fell in several hours, downing scores of trees and destroying or damaging several other buildings.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 15:05
"I'm aware it. Of course it's an issue because conduct is very important. And we expect good conduct on the part of our people. ... The services are looking into it and as well they should be. Absolutely." — Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who confirmed the Pentagon was looking into the list of people who reportedly used military email addresses to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison.

Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:57
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children.

Dive team explores wreckage of Tuskegee Airman's WWII plane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:19

In a photo provided by NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the wreckage of a P-39 is shown at the bottom of Lake Huron on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Seven divers spent a week archaeologically documenting for the first time the wreckage of the plane that was piloted by a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen when it crashed seven decades ago during a training exercise. (Stephanie Gandulla/NOAA- Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary via AP)PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Kamau Sadiki traveled from the nation's capital to Michigan to join a dive team charged with officially documenting for the first time the wreckage of a plane that was piloted by a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.