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State police cruiser involved in crash on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:53

State police trooper freed from cruiser after crash on I-95A Pennsylvania State Police cruiser was involved an accident in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Fire erupts on tarmac of Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:42

Vehicle fire erupts on tarmac of Philadelphia Int'l AirportA fire has erupted on the tarmac of Philadelphia International Airport.


Top U.S. general urges Congress to think again on defense cuts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:41

U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Odierno and Fang, Chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, pose for photographers in BeijingBy Adrian Croft WIESBADEN Germany (Reuters) - Congress should look hard at whether to continue automatic budget cuts that weaken the U.S. military at a time when security around the world is deteriorating, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. The rapid advance of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region has fueled calls by current and former military chiefs and the U.S. defense industry for a rethink of the hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic cuts, known as "sequestration". ...


Fact sheet: Cadillac Escalade

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:25
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Texas set to execute woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:25

Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo of Lisa Ann ColemanBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a nine-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, would be the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Coleman is scheduled to be put to death after 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. EDT) at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. She would also be the 517th prisoner put to death in Texas, the most of any state since 1976. ...


Pregnant woman fights off attacker, then gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:17

Pregnant woman fights off attacker, then gives birthPolice say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.


Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:02

A major red tide bloom extends more than 100 miles along Florida's Gulf coastline, and reaches more than 30 miles off shore in this NASA true-colour imageCLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.


List of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
CHICAGO (AP) — The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:

Heavy rainfall, flash flooding threaten Arizona, New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:58
(Reuters) - Heavy rainfall could bring flash flooding to Arizona and New Mexico, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday, as severe weather associated with weakening Tropical Storm Odile sweeps across the drought-stricken U.S. Southwest. Weather forecasters warned that as much as 9 inches (23 cm) of rain could fall on some communities by Thursday night, with 3 to 6 inches (8-16 cm) expected across much of the desert region. "This could be one of the wetter tropical cyclones they have ever had in that area," said David Roth, a forecaster with the NWS Weather Prediction Center in ...

Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:51

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers a speech during an award ceremony in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)NEW YORK (AP) — Barcelona, Spain, captured the grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday.


U.S. states boost anti-trafficking laws but slow to help sex, labor slaves

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:44
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rising number of U.S. states have strengthened laws to combat human trafficking in the past year but programs to help victims of forced prostitution and labor are lagging behind, according to a report by an anti-slavery group on Wednesday. Thirty-nine of the 50 U.S. states scored well in the 2014 ranking by the non-government organization Polaris Project that measures sex and labor trafficking measures across the United States. This was an increase of seven states from 2013. ...

Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:26

Lethal Injection chamberHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.


Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:04

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.


Girl, 8, dies after nine-story fall from apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died.

Former Ohio deputy arrested in colleague's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:45
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy fatally shot an ex-colleague more than three decades ago because the victim had fired him for inappropriate conduct, authorities said.

New Jersey firefighters face discipline for banner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:29
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a southern New Jersey town plan to discipline some volunteer firefighters after a sign drew unwanted attention.

Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:21
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

Police: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:19
SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.

Judge orders hearing on Detroit water shutoffs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:18
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has pushed back a hearing over whether to temporarily delay water shutoffs to Detroit residents with unpaid bills.

Big break in trooper ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:38

 suspect's abandoned SUVAuthorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.