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Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Cumberland County tavern

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:50

Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze at Cumberland County tavernFire crews are battling a three-alarm blaze in Cumberland County.


Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:39

Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. Chicago police Chief of Detective Eugene Roy said Friday morning that the victims appear to be from the same family. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home — the victims of what Chicago police believe was a "targeted incident."


Cars sink through ice at Lake Geneva Winterfest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:31

Cars sink through ice at Lake Geneva WinterfestDrivers are having that sinking feeling after the ice gave way under their cars in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


Police: 9-year-old girl fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:30
IRONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old sister.

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:17
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.

Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:04
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.

Police: Flag thieves climb coaster at Dorney Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:55

 Flag thieves climb coaster at Dorney ParkSouth Whitehall Township police are seeking the public's help to identify four people wanted in connection with trespassing and theft at Dorney Park.


Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:47
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Family: Boy, 12, killed after rescue attempt in Norristown fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:47

 Boy, 12, killed after rescue attempt in Norristown fireFamily members tell Action News that a 12-year-old boy died after running into a burning home in Norristown in an attempt to save his father.


Washington state's prison chief resigns over botched inmate release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:46
The head of Washington state's prison system resigned on Saturday six weeks after his agency said thousands of inmates may have been mistakenly freed early from state custody since 2002, including two men blamed for deaths when they should have been behind bars. In a resignation letter to Governor Jay Inslee on Saturday, Dan Pacholke defended his three-month tenure as Department of Corrections Secretary and praised his staff's efforts to fix errors that have been blamed on recent deaths. Pacholke, who had served as deputy secretary since 2014, began his career with the agency some thirty years ago as a corrections officer, Inslee's office said.

New York orders probe after radioactive leak at reactor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:08
Cuomo said he learned on Friday of "alarming" levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan, about 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River. The governor has previously asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down the plant because of doubts over the safe evacuation of the area in the event of an accident. Cuomo said in a statement the plant's operator, Entergy Corp, has informed him the contaminated water has not migrated off the site and poses no public health risk.

New York real estate developer John Tishman dies at age 90

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 06:30
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. John Tishman was 90.

Former Sikorsky president killed in Arizona plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:46
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said Jeffrey Pino, 61, of Chandler, Arizona, died in the crash in Maricopa, about 30 miles south of Phoenix. Pino served as president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Connecticut-based unit of Lockheed Martin Corp that builds helicopters, from 2006 to 2012, according to a company newsletter.

Oregon officer shot dead while serving warrant: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:43

Seaside Police Department Sergeant Jason Goodding is seen in an undated pictureA police officer was shot and killed on Friday in a small western Oregon city while trying to arrest a man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, state police said on Saturday. Sergeant Jason Goodding, 39, was shot after he and a second officer confronted Phillip Ferry, 55, on a street in downtown Seaside, about 80 miles west of Portland, Oregon State Police said. Ferry resisted arrest and the second officer attempted to subdue him with a stun gun, state police said, adding that the suspect opened fire and hit Goodding.


Police: Man accidentally shoots himself at Camden County home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:42

 Man accidentally shoots himself at Camden County homeCamden County authorities are investigating after a shooting in Voorhees, New Jersey.


'Bonnie and Clyde' suspect booked into Florida jail

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:24
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The surviving suspect in a multistate crime spree has been booked into a Florida jail.

Man accused of IS-inspired plot to attack Detroit church

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:19
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church.

Late ex-Mayor Cianci returns to beloved Providence City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 05:09
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Buddy Cianci, the former mayor of Providence who presided over the city's revitalization during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and prison, returned to City Hall on Saturday, lying in repose outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years.

Borgata to stop paying taxes until Atlantic City pays $62.5M

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 04:42

Borgata to stop paying taxes until Atlantic City pays $62.5MAtlantic City's Borgata casino says it will stop making tax payments until the city hands over $62.5 million in court-ordered tax refunds.


Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 04:41

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles TaiwanRescuers were searching for more than 100 people missing after a powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 14 people.