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Police: Woman held captive for days, assaulted with hammer and bleach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:15

 Woman held captive for days, assaulted with hammer and bleachA 43-year-old man faces multiple charges after police say he held a woman captive for days, assaulting her with a hammer and bleach.


Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:05

Vehicle slams into 3 homes in Tioga-NicetownFire crews were called to the scene where a vehicle struck three homes in the Tioga-Nicetown of Philadelphia Thursday morning.


2 separate crashes slow traffic on Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 21:01

2 separate crashes slow traffic on Kelly Drive in Fairmount ParkTwo separate crashes slowed rush hour traffic on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


Some video of Secret Service scandal may have been erased: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:57

Secret Service on guard at the White House in WashingtonSurveillance video of two U.S. Secret Service agents drunk driving at the White House may have been erased as part of the agency's policy of deleting recordings every 72 hours, CNN reported on Thursday. Two videos of the incident, where the agents slowly pulled onto White House grounds and into an active bomb investigation, exist, but the chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, told CNN that he learned other recordings may have been deleted. The director of the agency charged with protecting the president as well as other agents, Joseph Clancy, is set to testify about this latest scandal before a Senate committee Thursday afternoon. He testified earlier this week at the House of Representatives.


Overturned tractor-trailer continues to slow traffic on Vine Street Expressway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:56

Traffic diverted near Ben Franklin Bridge due to overturned big rigAn overturned tractor-trailer continued to cause traffic concerns Thursday morning, nearly 12 hours after it crashed on the Vine Street Expressway.


Mom pleads guilty after girl hands out heroin at day care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:52
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has pleaded guilty to child endangerment after authorities say her 4-year-old daughter handed out heroin at her day care thinking it was candy.

Deaf immigrant jailed 6 weeks with no access to interpreter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:35

In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Abreham Zemedagegehu, seated in a conference room of lawyer’s office in Washington, discusses the lawsuit he filed against the Arlington, Va., sheriff in federal court. Zemedagegehu, a U.S. citizen who was born in Ethiopia, learned that he'd been accused of stealing an iPad _ an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety. (AP Photo/Matt Barakat)WASHINGTON (AP) — He knew he was in jail, but he didn't know why.


1 male being questioned in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 20:28

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police are questioning one male in connection to the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook last week.


1 being questioned, 2 released in Overbrook homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:40

14-year-old boy's home searched in connection with Overbrook homicidePhiladelphia police have released two men while another is still being questioned in connection of the fatal shooting of a man walking his dog in Overbrook last week.


Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-295 in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 19:39

Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-295 in DelawareThe remnants of a tractor-trailer fire is slowing traffic on I-295 in Delaware.


Jurors to begin deliberations in Atlanta test cheating trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:42
ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy.

Virginia gov. calls for investigation into student's arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:12

In this photo provided by Bryan Beaubrun, Martese Johnson is held down by an officer Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Charlottesville, Va. Court records show that Johnson was charged with obstruction of justice without force and public swearing or intoxication. The Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling for an investigation into the arrest of the student. (AP Photo/Bryan Beaubrun)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — About 1,000 students gathered at the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night to demand justice for a student who was injured during an arrest and appears in a photo with a bloody face as he is being held down by an officer.


Classes resume today after fumes sickened students, teachers at Paulsboro High School

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:12

Classes resume today after fumes sickened students, teachers at Paulsboro High SchoolSchool officials tell Action News classes will resume Thursday morning at Paulsboro High School after fumes from a nearby refinery sickened more than a dozen people.


Apparent murder-suicide investigated in California wine country: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:32
Authorities on Wednesday were investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Napa, California's wine-producing region north of San Francisco, that left a troubled vineyard owner and his business partner dead, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Napa County Sheriff's Captain Doug Pike said investigators found 1,000 rounds of ammunition in the car of Robert Dahl, the owner of Dahl Vineyards, who apparently shot and killed Emad Tawfilis and then shot himself dead on Monday, the Chronicle said.

Woman killed by flying plywood in New York City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:18

Philadelphia woman killed by flying plywood in New York CityHeavy winds blew a sheet of plywood off a construction building that struck and killed a local woman in New York City.


U.S. may deport to China indicted ex-wife of fugitive Chinese official

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:15
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The United States may deport to China the ex-wife of a fugitive Chinese official indicted on money laundering and immigration fraud charges, a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday indicted Jianjun Qiao, the former director of a government grain storage facility in central China, and his ex-wife Shilan Zhao, accusing them of funneling stolen money into the United States and fraudulently obtaining U.S. visas. Ronald Cheng, an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, said one option was for Zhao to be deported for violating immigrations law by falsely claiming to be married to Qiao and lying about the source of their money to obtain a U.S. visa.

Audio of Durst in bathroom could play 2 ways in murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:33

In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015, file photo, Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans. The whispered words of Durst recorded in an unguarded moment in a bathroom could come back to haunt him - or help him - as he faces a murder charge. A possible move by prosecutors to introduce the incriminating material from a six-part documentary on his strange life and connection to three killings could back fire as interview footage did in the Michael Jackson molestation trial and the Robert Blake murder case. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The whispered words of Robert Durst recorded in an unguarded moment in a bathroom could come back to haunt him — or help him — as he faces a murder charge.


Frats are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:20

This photo shows the Sigma Chi fraternity house after the University of Houston suspended the fraternity Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Houston, Texas. The University of Houston president suspended the university's Sigma Chi fraternity chapter in the wake of fraternity allegations at the chapter. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado) MANDATORY CREDITRacist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing.


Virginia to investigate bloody arrest of black college student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:05

Martese JohnsonBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday called for an investigation into the arrest of a black college student that left him bleeding from the head and sparked campus protests. Photographs circulated on social media showed Martese Johnson, 20, vice chairman of the University of Virginia's Honor Committee, with a bloodied face after an arrest by state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents early on Wednesday morning. "Governor McAuliffe is concerned by the reports of this incident and has asked the secretary of public safety to initiate an independent Virginia State Police investigation into the use of force," the Democratic governor's office said.


Seavey shrugs off talk of family Iditarod dynasty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 14:32

Dallas Seavey, the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog champion poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Hero in Nome, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Seavey won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father, Mitch, to the finish line after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)NOME, Alaska (AP) — A father and his son have won the last four Iditarods, but the current champion isn't willing to call it a family dynasty.