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2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 11 min ago

Riconya Jackson, left, and her mother Tonia Jackson pay their respects Monday, July 28, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed Friday by a hijacked car that lost control and hit a group of people, in Philadelphia. Police investigators are talking to two people in connection with the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.


Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 35 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.

DA: Charles Barkley wants to pay for funerals of children killed in carjacking crash

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 53 min ago

 Charles Barkley wants to pay for funerals of children killed in carjacking crashLegendary Philadelphia 76ers star Charles Barkley is interested in paying for the funerals of three children killed in a crash in Tioga on Friday.


Man stabbed several times outside Overbrook home

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 54 min ago

Man stabbed several times outside Overbrook homePolice say a 58-year-old man was stabbed multiple times outside a home in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 59 min ago

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 3 min ago

A man walks amid cleanup crews on Vinal Street in RevereBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston, Massachusetts, and many of its northern suburbs on Monday. "Obviously we had a monumental storm come through our city early this morning," Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo told reporters. Rizzo wrote on Twitter that officials would be arranging a relief fund on Tuesday.


Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 10 min ago
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 36 min ago

A police officer stands near a crime scene on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said.


Some niche retirement communities

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 58 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States.

2 men charged, ID'd in fatal Tioga carjacking, crash

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 1 min ago

Suspects arraigned, denied bail in fatal Tioga carjacking, crashPhiladelphia police have identified the two men charged in the carjacking and crash on Friday in the Tioga section of the city that left three children dead and their mother critically injured.


Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 30 min ago

FILE- In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va. Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, July 28, 2014 in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.


NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 40 min ago

In this July 23, 2014 photo, young adults and small children accompanied by parents receive free lunches at the Get Ready 2 Go truck in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. The city’s Department of Education has turned to food trucks as part of its summer meals program. The program tries to make sure the children who qualify for reduced-price or free meals during the academic year don’t lose out just because school’s closed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?


Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 57 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage.

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 17 min ago

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington. Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren’t either. And yet Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is talking about the bank on the campaign trail, portraying it as a job creator that must be protected against tea party ideologues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either.


Doctor held for pointing rifle toward women at Phoenix airport -police

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 20 min ago
An Arizona doctor was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year-old daughter inside a busy Phoenix airport terminal, police said on Monday. They said Peter Nathan Steinmetz, 54, removed the AR-15 style rifle from a hanging position over his shoulder inside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's busiest terminal on Friday and pointed it in the direction of the women. Steinmetz was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of two felony counts of disorderly conduct with a weapon. Police who interviewed the two women said they "indicated they were in fear for their safety" during the incident, Phoenix Police Department spokesman Steve Martos said.

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 1 min ago

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center, flanked by Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob J. Lew, left, and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.


$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 2 min ago

This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis-C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health. (AP Photo/Gilead Sciences)WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 11 min ago
"God help us. We have nothing to do but pray. I don't know who left and who stayed, but in our street, we are all very scared to move." — Sufian Abed Rabbo, 27, of Jebaliya, Gaza Strip, adding that his extended family of 17 had taken refuge under the stairway in their home during shelling by Israeli tanks.

Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 58 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2009, file photo, a smiling Kenneth Ireland leaves Superior Court in New Haven, Conn., after all charges were dropped against him in connection with the rape and murder of Barbara Pelkey. New DNA evidence proved he did not commit the crimes. Ireland filed a wrongful imprisonment claim against the state seeking up to $8 million, and a hearing begins Tuesday, July 29, 2014, to determine how much he should be compensated. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.


Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

Yahoo! National News - 17 hours 10 min ago
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.