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Man found shot dead outside New Castle County home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:36

Man found shot dead outside New Castle County homeA man was found fatally shot outside of a home in Bear, Delaware.


Woman struck by car in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:22

Woman struck by car in West KensingtonA woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a car in Philadelphia's West Kensington section.


Panama City Beach bans beach drinking during spring break

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:15
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Panama City Beach leaders have voted to ban beach drinking during the month of March as part of larger crackdown on spring break partying.

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:11

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Pa. TurnpikeA crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer has shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike in both directions between Fort Washington and Willow Grove.


Missing CEO, Wells Fargo executive among the dead in Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:06

Missing CEO, college dean among the dead in Amtrak crashThe missing CEO of a Philadelphia based company has been confirmed among the dead in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Deadly passenger train accidents in US in recent years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:53

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, rescue personnel work at the scene of a train collision in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles. The Metrolink commuter train failed to stop at a red light and collided with an oncoming freight train, killing 25 people and injuring 135 others. Investigators say the train's engineer had been texting while on duty. (AP Photo/Hector Mata)The derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is the latest passenger train crash involving fatalities in the United States. Other crashes that killed passengers include two involving commuter rail lines serving New York City, where Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was bound when it crashed Tuesday night.


AP estimates train in deadly crash was traveling 107 mph

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:44

In this aerial photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. Federal investigators arrived Wednesday to determine why an Amtrak train jumped the tracks in the wreck, Another body has been pulled from the wreckage of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, increasing the death toll to at least seven. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday evening in Philadelphia was travelling about 107 miles per hour as it approached a curve where the speed limit is less than half that, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.


No safety instructions given in deadly California bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:32
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The high school students who struggled to escape from a burning tour bus after a collision with a tractor-trailer last year that killed 10 never received the required safety instructions from the driver before the crash, according to documents released Wednesday.

Father convicted of tossing daughter to death off cliff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:19

FILE- In this May 7, 2015, file photo, defendant Cameron Brown, left, and Los Angeles County sheriff deputies, watch as jurors make a site visit to the Abalone Cove and Portuguese Bend areas during his third trial in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Jurors found Brown guilty Wednesday, May 13, on murder charges in the death of his 4-year-old daughter Lauren in November 2000. Two previous juries had deadlocked over whether Brown was guilty of murder or manslaughter. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for tossing his 4-year-old daughter off a sea cliff nearly 15 years ago to get revenge against the girl's mother and avoid custody payments.


Contested Utah law could impact contact lens industry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:18
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that took effect this week in Utah is a setback for the nation's largest manufacturers that could have ripple effects across the country amid an increasingly bitter fight with discount retailers.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:14

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 file photo, beads of sweat appear on the head of a sunbather near South Street Seaport in New York. A large study released Wednesday, May 13, 2015 suggests that a specific type of vitamin B3 might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths. In a study in Australia, people who took nicotinamide for a year had a 23 percent lower rate of new skin cancers compared to others who took dummy pills. The study did not involve melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Anchorage police investigating deaths of 4 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:07
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people were found dead in a home in Alaska's largest city, and Anchorage police say the deaths are suspicious.

Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:31

Protesters hold a sign opposing Shell Oil during a Seattle of the Port of Seattle Commission meeting to address the status of a Port lease with Foss Maritime, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has urged the port to reconsider its two-year, $13 million lease with Foss Maritime, a company whose client is Shell. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, despite the city saying it could issue fines in the case and port commissioners asking Shell to wait.


California develops framework for responding to campus rape cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:26
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A road map for responding to campus sexual assault cases will be provided to California universities and law enforcement agencies in hopes that they can better coordinate their responses and investigations, officials said on Wednesday. The joint effort by state Attorney General Kamala Harris and University of California President Janet Napolitano comes amid heightened concern nationwide about sexual assaults on college campuses in California and elsewhere. “California has some of the best colleges and universities in the world,” said Harris, a Democrat who is running to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

House GOP approves cuts to Amtrak budget despite crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:26

House GOP approves cuts to Amtrak budget despite crashA Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak's budget just hours after a deadly crash in Philadelphia.


Prosecution: Group helped Minnesota woman kill herself

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:26
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors said Wednesday that a national right-to-die group accused of assisting in the suicide of a 57-year-old woman who was suffering from chronic pain provided a "blueprint" for her to take her life, while a defense attorney argued that there's no evidence that Final Exit Network Inc. did anything illegal.

5 dead in Arizona murder-suicide were relatives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:24

Police say five people were shot to death in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday evening at this home on the 800 block of West Calle Medina, Tucson, Ariz., shown Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Police got word of the bloodshed from a man who went to the house to meet someone, "peeked inside and noticed one individual who appeared to be deceased with multiple gunshot wounds," police Sgt. Pete Dugan said. (A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star via AP) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; GREEN VALLEY NEWS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man gunned down four of his family members, including his 17-year-old niece, before fatally shooting himself in a murder-suicide, police said Wednesday.


Amtrak derailment impacts SEPTA, other transit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:24

Amtrak derailment impacts SEPTA, other transitThe Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section is having a major impact on the area's transportation system.


Neighbors pull together after Amtrak train crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:12

Neighbors pull together after Amtrak train crashOne thing we saw time and again after the Amtrak train crash in Port Richmond on Tuesday night was the overwhelming drive from regular people wanting to help out.


Driver arrested in California crash that killed 4

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:07
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Four people, including three teenagers, died when the driver of the car they were in veered off a road in Northern California, hit a drainage ditch and flipped over, authorities said.