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Armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:46

Armed robbery at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel HillUpper Darby police are investigating an armed robbery inside the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant in Drexel Hill.


Key dates in case of missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:33
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been linked to the disappearance and death of a Virginia Tech student and three sexual assault allegations. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, has only been charged in the Graham case. Here are some key dates:

'Water cops' seek sprinkler scofflaws in drought-parched California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:57

File photo of a water conservation official delivering citation on a "no watering" day in Sacramento, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - It was still dark on Kokomo Drive in Sacramento's Natomas district as Paul Brown edged his city-issued Honda Civic past a row of beige stucco houses with tiny front lawns, looking for water wasters. He heard the scofflaws before he saw their lush green lawns amid the otherwise parched turf. The buzz of a sprinkler system gave them away on a day that the city, desperate to save water amid California's ongoing drought, had forbidden watering. "If I can get a good picture - if there's a lot of water - I'll cite them," he said. ...


New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Dozens hurt in riots near New Hampshire pumpkin festival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:41
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - More than two dozen people were treated at a New Hampshire hospital for injuries resulting from rioting that erupted near the site of an annual pumpkin festival in Keene, a hospital official said on Sunday. Hundreds of mostly young people descended on neighborhoods around the pumpkin festival on Saturday, setting bonfires, throwing bottles and flipping some vehicles as police in riot gear tried to keep control, according to local news coverage. ...

Suspect in Washington police shooting spree jailed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:24
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three Snohomish County towns last week is now in jail.

Water main break closes Bucks County roadway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:24

Water main break closes Bucks County roadwayA water main break has shut down a Bucks County roadway.


Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:24

Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim Longo, right, and Albermarle County police Col. Steve Sellers, left, brief the media on the discovery of remains in Albermarle County during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Chief Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.


Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:06

FILE - The cruise ship Carnival Magic passes near Cozumel , Mexico, in this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo. The Coast Guard said it has retrieved a blood sample from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola. Petty Officer Andy Kendrick says the crew flew in a helicopter Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 to meet the Carnival Magic and lowered a basket of supplies. The woman provided a sample. (AP Photo/Angel Castellanos, File)GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.


Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:05

FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2014, file photo, airport physician Dr. Bargain, right, demonstrates the use of a thermometer on an actor during a visit for members of the media to highlight measures to screen passengers for the Ebola virus, at the Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris. France’s government announced Friday it is strengthening its anti-Ebola efforts, even as it confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been detected in France. Beginning Saturday, temperature checks for passengers arriving in Paris from the Guinean capital of Conakry. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


Police: Automatic weapon discovered on Parkside fatal shooting victim

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:55

 Automatic weapon discovered on Parkside fatal shooting victimAn automatic weapon was discovered on a shooting victim in the Parkside section of Philadelphia, police say.


AccuWeather: Chilly Winds

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:54

 Chilly WindsMeteorologist Chris Sowers says the coldest air of the season arrives tonight.


New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:23

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, a tourist photographs Crawford Notch in Carroll, N.H., as foliage reaches peak in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Officials say tourists will spend upwards of $1 billion to catch a glimpse of the red, yellow and orange hues on the trees, and the windfall is steadily rising as the economy regains strength. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They're not just gazing at foliage — they're looking at cold, hard cash.


Carnival Cruise Lines: Worker tested negative for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:22

 Worker tested negative for EbolaA cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.


Police: Masked man with machete robs East Oak Lane 7-Eleven

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:16

 Masked man with machete robs East Oak Lane 7-ElevenA man armed with a machete robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, according to police.


Five coaches suspended at NJ school in hazing scandal: report

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:15
(Reuters) - A New Jersey high school embroiled in a hazing case that has led to sexual abuse charges has suspended five football coaches, local media reported on Sunday. Seven football players aged 15 to 17 at Sayreville War Memorial High School face charges of sexual abuse of four freshmen on the team, according to prosecutors in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The head coach and four assistant coaches, all of whom are teachers at the high school as well, have been suspended from their coaching and teaching positions, according to NJ Advance Media. ...

Pedestrian struck by car in Delran

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:13

Pedestrian struck by car in DelranBurlington County authorities are investigating an accident in Delran that critically injured one person and shut down parts of Route 130.


For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:13

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, file photo, U.S. Rep. Tim Scott laughs during a news conference where it was announced he would replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Scott is seeking to add two years to his tenure — what's left of the term of DeMint, who left the Senate in January 2013 to take the helm of the Heritage Foundation. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Scott has had virtually no opposition as he marches toward winning the remaining two years in the term of former Sen. Jim DeMint. And, given his name recognition and incumbent status, the South Carolina Republican has been able to rely less on campaigning and more on the visibility that accompanies his official duties.


The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:

Cyanide homicide trial likely battle of experts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:51

FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, University of Pittsburgh medical researcher Dr. Robert Ferrante appears in court, near Beckley, W.Va. Ferrante was arrested in West Virginia and returned to Pennsylvania to face charges in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife, Autumn Klein, chief of women's neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Klein died in April 2013 after suddenly falling ill. Jury selection is set to begin for the start of his trial on Oct. 21, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, F. Brian Ferguson, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nobody had any reason to question why a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher bought more than a half-pound of cyanide with his school-issued credit card, until his neurologist wife suddenly fell ill and died a few days later.