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Rescuers respond to crane accident in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:44

Rescuers respond to crane accident in ManayunkRescuers are responding to a crane accident in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.


Prosecutor reviews report on officer's shooting of teenager

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:39
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis says she is reviewing a report on the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.

Poll: Majority in US wants gov't to curb prescription costs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:36

FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, are displayed in Willingboro, N.J. A new poll out Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, finds that Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, regardless of their political affiliation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, "Obamacare." A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb drug prescription prices.


Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:24

Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crashRoute 611 in Warrington Township, Pa. is closed after a crash.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:02

AP10ThingsToSee - Pelicans fly over Oladal island in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Suspect named in fatal stabbing in Ohio mall parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:57
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say they've identified a suspect in a fatal Ohio mall parking lot stabbing.

At busy crossing, pedestrians need passport to enter Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:47

In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, photo, a man headed into Mexico stops at a fountain as fellow travelers approach the entrance to the Mexico border crossing in San Ysidro, Calif. Starting late Wednesday, Aug. 19, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose between a line for Mexicans who get waved through, and a line for foreigners. Foreigners must show a passport, fill out a form and - if staying more than a week - pay for a six-month permit. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners.


1980s 'preppy rapist' Alex Kelly now a skydiving instructor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:42

FILE - In this March 3, 2005 file photo, Alex Kelly listens during testimony at his parole hearing in Suffield, Conn. Kelly spent 10 years in prison after being convicted of rape in 1997. He became known as the “preppy rapist” for eight years, living as a fugitive in Europe before surrendering in 1995. After his release, Kelly worked for six years for Connecticut Parachutists Inc., headquartered at the Ellington Airport, rising to president of the organization before being asked to resign in 2014. Officials of the skydiving club said Kelly is trying to buy the airport, which would give him control over the club’s lease. (AP Photo/Bob Child, Pool, File)ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Alex Kelly gained international infamy as the "preppy rapist" two decades ago while living an adrenaline-fueled life as a jet-set fugitive in Europe — skiing, hang gliding and mountain climbing before surrendering to face rape charges in Connecticut.


Engineers to fill fatal sinkhole that reopened in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:34

This image made from video provided by the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, shows the property where a sinkhole reopened, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Seffner, Fla. The sinkhole reopened in the exact same location where one swallowed a man as he slept in his bed more than two years ago. The new hole is 17 feet wide by 20 feet deep,according to code enforcement director Ron Spiller. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Engineers have started to fill in a sinkhole near Tampa that reopened two years after it swallowed and killed a man while he was sleeping in his home.


California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:32

This July 23, 2015 photo provided by the California Department of Water Resources shows The Russell Avenue bridge, over the Delta Mendota Canal in Firebaugh, Calif., The drought has caused the bridge to subside until there’s almost no space between bottom of bridge decking and canal water surface. A NASA scientist says in a report released Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 that parts of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than ever as groundwater is being pumped during the state’s historic drought. (Florence Low/ California Department of Water Resources via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure at risk.


Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:28

In this photo from July 29, 2015, bottles of liquid colored with plant-based natural colors are displayed at the offices of GNT in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won't be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won't be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two fewer colors.


Teen, grandpa die in fire caused by discarded marijuana pipe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:23
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy and his disabled Vietnam veteran grandfather have been killed in an apartment fire caused by a marijuana pipe the man had been smoking, authorities said.

Jimmy Carter: Cancer has spread to brain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:13

 Cancer has spread to brainFormer President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes."


Woman stabs mother of five to death in Maine supermarket: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:57
Maine police were searching on Thursday for what motivated a woman to fatally stab a mother of five adult children who was shopping in the ice cream aisle of a grocery store in an apparently unprovoked attack, authorities said. Wendy Boudreau, 59, of Saco, was shopping in a local Shaws store on Wednesday afternoon when Connor MacCalister, 31, approached and stabbed her with a knife, a state police spokesman said. The two women did not appear to know each other, a police spokesman said, and investigators were working to identify a motive.

Jim Gardner in Argentina: Pastor assigned by Francis speaks of his ethics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:55

 Pastor assigned by Francis speaks of his ethicsAction News is in Argentina all this week, learning about Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires and what shaped his views and faith.


Prosecutor: Ex-Subway pitchman paid kids for sex on NY trips

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:55

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange sexual encounters with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate.


Jim Gardner sits down with Pope Francis' friends: rabbi and Muslim leader

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:54

 rabbi and Muslim leaderAction News is in Argentina all this week, learning about Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires and what shaped his views and faith.


DA: Malvern Prep counselor promised teen Harvard admission for sex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:47

 Malvern Prep counselor promised teen Harvard admission for sexA guidance counselor at a prestigious private school in Chester County is accused of pursuing a teen student for sex, even promising him admission to Harvard University in an effort to coerce him.


Prosecutors: NYC woman let autistic uncle starve to death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:30

This undated photo provided by the Bronx District Attorney's Office shows Naisia Norman, who is accused of letting her severely autistic uncle, James Thompson, starve to death amid filth. Norman has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. She pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the 2012 death. (Bronx District Attorney's Office via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who moved in with her severely autistic uncle to care for him instead let him starve to death inside a home that only had bread crumbs and cake frosting, prosecutors say.


Route 611 closed in Warrington, Pa. after crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:24

Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crashRoute 611 in Warrington, Pa. is closed after a crash.