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Police: Driver crashes in Kensington, flees leaving woman trapped

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:54

 Driver crashes in Kensington, flees leaving woman trappedPhiladelphia police are looking for the driver who crashed his SUV then ran away, leaving a woman trapped inside the wreckage.


Fight at Northeast Philadelphia middle school caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:52

Fight at Northeast Philadelphia middle school caught on cameraNew video of a fight at a school in Northeast Philadelphia is under investigation.


University tries to secure library after multiple robberies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:41
ATLANTA (AP) — The president of Georgia State University says the library on its main campus in downtown Atlanta will be temporarily closed to the public to install new security measures after a series of robberies inside the library.

Key events in case of 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:22
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was returned to Texas this week following his deportation from Mexico. Authorities believe 18-year-old Ethan Couch fled with his mother as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he violated his probation in the 2013 wreck that killed four people.

Health code infractions found at Pat's Steaks, Di Bruno Bros.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:07

Health code infractions found at Pat's Steaks, Di Bruno Bros.Health code infractions were discovered at two Philadelphia institutions.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:56

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses with a ring given to him by a group of veterans during a campaign event on the campus of Drake University Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


18-year-old woman indicted in stabbing death of step-cousin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:50
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A teenager accused of fatally stabbing her 17-year-old step-cousin in suburban Atlanta last year has been indicted on four charges, including malice murder and felony murder.

Woman jumps to escape flames in East Mt. Airy home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:42

Woman jumps to escape flames in East Mt. Airy homeA woman jumped from a window to escape the flames inside an apartment in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy section.


Police find dead body inside Delaware home, appears suspicious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:31

Police find man's body inside Delaware home; death appears suspiciousPolice are investigating a suspicious death after finding a man's body inside a home in New Castle, Delaware.


Delaware House rejects legislation to abolish death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:45
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Proponents of a defeated measure to abolish Delaware's death penalty say they will continue fighting until capital punishment is outlawed.

Death-row inmate's case targets Georgia's strict secrecy law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:22

In this undated image made from video and released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows white chunks that had formed in the lethal injection drug the state intended to use for the execution of Kelly Gissendaner, which was scheduled for March 2, 2015. The solution is supposed to be clear and when corrections officials realized the compounded pentobarbital had precipitated, they stopped the execution and temporarily suspended all executions in the state until they could investigate what went wrong with the drug.(Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for an inmate set to die in days are asking a conflicted federal appeals court to weaken Georgia's law that keeps secret the source of the state's lethal injection drug. It's the toughest of a number of secrecy laws passed in recent years by death penalty states eager to stabilize their execution drug supplies.


Cattle drive draws focus to Florida's cowboy history

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:09

In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 photo, riders arrive for lunch during the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016, in Kenansville, Fla. Spanish explorers brought horses and Andalusian cattle to the New World in the 16th century, making Florida the nation's oldest cattle-raising state. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Some cowboys had selfie-sticks, and others posted regularly on Facebook while helping to herd more than 400 head of cattle more than 50 miles through central Florida.


South Korea court jails American for 20 years for Burger King murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:41
A South Korean court jailed an American for 20 years on Friday for the murder of a South Korean student at a Burger King restaurant in 1997, after he was extradited from the United States following the acquittal of another American. The murder of Cho Joong-pil, 22, in the Itaewon nightlife district, which is popular with expatriates in the South Korean capital, fueled discontent towards U.S. military bases in the country. South Korean officials said Arthur John Patterson, whose father was a civilian contractor to the U.S. military, fled to the United States after Cho was found dead on the floor of the restaurant bathroom with stab wounds to his neck and body.

Before 'affluenza' case, teen's family tangled with the law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:31

In this file photo made Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Tonya Couch, left, and Fred Couch, parents of teenager Ethan Couch, arrive at juvenile court for a hearing about their son's future in Fort Worth, Texas. Long before Ethan Couch and his family became notorious for using an “affluenza” defense in a deadly drunken driving crash, they had multiple run-ins with the law, each time flouting authority or relying on their wealth to get them out of trouble. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Ethan Couch was behind the wheel of a pickup truck, reeking of booze when police confronted him. He had no driver's license. Next to him was a passed-out, half-naked girl, and an open vodka bottle lay on the backseat floor.


FBI says video shows slain Oregon occupier reach for jacket pocket

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 15:22

Aerial video released by the FBI shows a law enforcement officer pointing a weapon at a man at a police roadblock near Burns, OregonThe FBI released a video on Thursday investigators say shows one occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge reach for his jacket pocket before being shot dead by law enforcement, after speeding away from a traffic stop where the group's leader was arrested. Authorities said 54-year-old Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was armed when he was stopped by police and killed on Tuesday afternoon. The aerial video taken by a law enforcement aircraft showed Finicum speed away from authorities in a white truck and nearly strike a law officer, while trying to evade a police barricade before barreling into a snowbank and exiting the car.


GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:47

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers a question as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., looks on during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.


FBI shows video of Tuesday shooting of occupier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:21

This photo taken from an FBI video shows Robert "LaVoy" Finicum after he was fatally shot by police Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 near Burns, Ore. A video released Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 by the FBI of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge shows the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a gun in his pocket. (FBI via AP)BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI released video Thursday of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge that appears to show the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.


Buddy Cianci, dominant in Rhode Island politics, dies at 74

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:47

FILE - In this in Jan. 7, 1991 file photo, Providence, R.I., Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., stands during his inauguration ceremony. Cianci, the wisecracking political rogue who presided over the revitalization of Providence during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and a prison sentence for corruption, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Providence. He was 74. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking political rogue who presided over the revitalization of Providence during two stints in office cut short by criminal charges and a prison sentence for corruption, died Thursday. He was 74.


The Latest: Public viewing for ex-Providence Mayor Cianci

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:46

FILE - In this June 22, 2010, file photo, former Providence, R.I., mayor and talk show host Buddy Cianci, speaks into a microphone during a live broadcast of "The Buddy Cianci Show," at the WPRO radio studios in East Providence. Cianci died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Providence. He was 74. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The latest on the death of former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who dominated Rhode Island politics for parts of four decades before serving time for corruption (all times local):


Mormons banned accused molester from contacting children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:43
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints banned a member of a San Diego congregation from contact with children years before his arrest this week on suspicion of being a former child television host known as "Mr. Wonder," who is accused of sexually abusing children during a camping trip in Louisiana nearly four decades ago.