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Mother, son struck in Woodlynne hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:27

Mother, son struck in Woodlynne hit-and-runA mother and her son were struck in a hit-and-run in Woodlynne, Camden County and it was all caught on surveillance video. They survived and now the victim is speaking out to Action News.


Man fatally crushed by car in Rhawhurst

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:25

Man fatally crushed by car in RhawhurstPolice say a man in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section, who working on his car, was fatally crushed after the vehicle fell on top of him.


Driver faces DUI after crashing into police cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:25

Driver faces DUI after crashing into police cruiserInvestigators say that that a drunk driver crashed into a police cruiser in North Philadelphia.


Police: Man killed by train was pushed onto tracks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:16
NEW YORK (AP) — A man standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform was pushed onto the tracks Sunday morning by another man and was struck and killed by an oncoming train, police said. The assailant fled.

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Nether Providence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:31

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Nether ProvidenceA man was killed when his motorcycle collided with an SUV in Nether Providence, Delaware County.


Delaware woman launches Thanksgiving petition against K-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:22

Delaware woman launches Thanksgiving petition against K-MartA Delaware woman is petitioning K-Mart so that her mom, an employee at the retailer, can be home with their family on Thanksgiving.


U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:47

A health worker sprays disinfectant at a mosque in BamakoBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is adding Mali to the list of countries whose travelers get special Ebola screening after a number of cases in the West African nation, the government said on Sunday. Enhanced screening will start on Monday for the 15 to 20 travelers who arrive daily from Mali, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. ...


Ford: Mustang driver injured by air bag fragment in North Carolina crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:17

The Mustang logo is seen on the grill of new 2015 Ford Mustang GT during the Ford Motor Co. unveil event in New YorkBy Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Sunday night it was cooperating with U.S. safety regulators investigating a report the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was injured in August by a metal fragment from the car’s air bag. The 2007 Mustang was part of a June recall of millions of cars from nine manufacturers because air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp could rupture and send metal fragments into the cabin. ...


Delaware woman launches Thanksgiving petition against K-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:15

Delaware woman launches Thanksgiving petition against K-MartA Delaware woman is petitioning K-Mart so that her mom, an employee at the retailer, can be home with their family on Thanksgiving.


Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:03

This undated image shows signage at the DuPont Facility in La Porte, Texas. Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, during a hazardous chemical leak at the suburban Houston plant, company officials said. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Marie D. De Jesus)LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — DuPont officials said Sunday it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:01

This still image taken from an undated video published on the Internet by the Islamic State group militants and made available, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, purports to show extremists marching Syrian soldiers before beheading them. The high-definition video later shows the beheadings of about a dozen men identified as Syrian military officers and pilots, all dressed in blue jumpsuits. The Associated Press could not independently verify the footage, though it appeared on websites used in the past by the Islamic State group, which now controls a third of Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Beheaded U.S. hostage remembered for fearless dedication to refugees

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:27
By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - Peter Kassig, the U.S. aid worker beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war. The parents of the 26-year-old medic and former U.S. Army Ranger, who pleaded in a video message to his captors last month to spare their son's life, said they were heartbroken. "We know he found his home amongst the Syrian people, and he hurt when they were hurting," said Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis. ...

Man fatally pushed onto subway tracks in front of wife

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:08

Man fatally pushed onto subway tracks in front of wifePolice say a man was killed Sunday after he was pushed in front of subway train in New York - and the victim's wife witnessed the tragedy.


U.S. military scrambles to keep its edge despite budget woes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:57

US army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New YorkBy Andrea Shalal SIMI VALLEY Calif. (Reuters) - Short of funds, and awash in global challenges, the U.S. military-industrial complex is betting on robotics and other new technologies to stay ahead of rapid advances in weapons development by China, Russia and other potential foes. But with budgets already under pressure and deeper cuts looming in fiscal 2016, it remains uncertain if the Pentagon can win support in Congress to speed up the acquisition process and turn the new technologies into game-changing weapons. ...


Washington's first pot auction brings in $600,000

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:20
PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's first marijuana auction brought in about $600,000.

Supremacist surprised 3 victims weren't Jewish

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:13
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish facilities on the eve of Passover said in a series of phone interviews that he was surprised none of the victims were Jewish.

Federal agencies to begin probe of DuPont Texas plant deaths

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:10
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) were headed on Sunday to a DuPont and Co plant in LaPorte, Texas, to begin a probe of a chemical leak that killed four workers. The victims were among a group of workers who were trying on Saturday to contain a leak of methyl mercaptan at the plant, located in a cluster of refineries and chemical plants 26 miles (42 km) from downtown Houston. The chemical is used to give natural gas its rotten-egg smell and in making insecticides and plastics. ...

Parents of slain US aid worker 'heartbroken'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:53

This undated photo provided by the Kassig Family shows Peter Kassig delivering supplies for Syrian refugees. A new graphic video purportedly produced by Islamic State militants in Syria released Sunday Nov. 16, 2014 claims U.S. aid worker Kassig was beheaded. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an American aid worker captured by Islamic State militants last year while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria said Sunday they are "heartbroken" by his death at the hands of those militants but "incredibly proud" of his compassion and humanitarian work.


Off-duty police officer fatally shot at Ohio pub

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:38
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty officer was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub in northeast Ohio after he approached a patron described as "unruly" who was carrying a firearm, police said.

ISIS beheads US aid worker in new video

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:35

ISIS beheads US aid worker in new videoISIS released a video Sunday of a masked, black-clad militant standing over a severed head it claimed is American aid worker Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger.