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2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:03

2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crashTwo people were injured after a crash Wednesday morning on the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:03

2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crashTwo people were injured after a crash Wednesday morning on the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Man once declared dead goes on trial for murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:00
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The lawyer for a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as a murder suspect, does not deny that her client killed his girlfriend and her daughter, but she said Wednesday that he's being tried in the wrong court.

Magna constructing new seat assembly plant in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:57
TORONTO (Reuters) - Magna International Inc, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, said on Wednesday it has begun building a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply a General Motors Co assembly plant. Aurora, Ontario-based Magna said its new 122,500-square-foot facility will be fully operational in January 2015 and manufacture complete seat assemblies supplying the GM plant in Spring Hill. The new plant is Magna's fifth location in Tennessee and is expected to employ 75 people when production starts next year. ...

Magna constructing new seat assembly plant in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:57
TORONTO (Reuters) - Magna International Inc, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, said on Wednesday it has begun building a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply a General Motors Co assembly plant. Aurora, Ontario-based Magna said its new 122,500-square-foot facility will be fully operational in January 2015 and manufacture complete seat assemblies supplying the GM plant in Spring Hill. The new plant is Magna's fifth location in Tennessee and is expected to employ 75 people when production starts next year. ...

Casino closures brings mass unemployment filing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:54

Casino closures brings mass unemployment filingApproximately 300 newly laid-off casino workers were waiting on line when the doors opened at the Atlantic City Convention Center for a mass unemployment filing.


Man charged with climbing Kennedy Airport fence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man has been arrested after scaling a fence surrounding New York City's Kennedy Airport.

Man charged with climbing Kennedy Airport fence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man has been arrested after scaling a fence surrounding New York City's Kennedy Airport.

Ohio mom, 2 sons dead in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:47
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman and her two sons died Wednesday from apparent gunshot wounds in what police suspect was a murder-suicide in southwestern Ohio.

Ohio mom, 2 sons dead in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:47
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman and her two sons died Wednesday from apparent gunshot wounds in what police suspect was a murder-suicide in southwestern Ohio.

US gives $3.1 million for Newtown school recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:44
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is awarding another $3.1 million to Newtown schools to help students and staff in their continuing recovery from the December 2012 shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators.

Canine apprehends teen burglary suspects in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:43

Canine apprehends teen burglary suspects in New CastleAuthorities say a police canine helped apprehend two teenage burglary suspects in New Castle, Delaware.


Canine apprehends teen burglary suspects in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:43

Canine apprehends teen burglary suspects in New CastleAuthorities say a police canine helped apprehend two teenage burglary suspects in New Castle, Delaware.


PHOTOS: 11 arrests in 2 Phila. prostitution busts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:31

 11 arrests in 2 Phila. prostitution bustsA total of 11 people were arrested in two prostitution busts last week in Philadelphia.


Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:25

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., testifies in his own defense during his trial for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride in Detroit. Wafer is scheduled to return to court for sentencing next Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Renisha McBride. Prosecutors want the judge to follow sentencing guidelines and send Wafer to prison for at least 17 years for murder and the unlawful use of a gun. Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter is asking for as little as six years. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr., File)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison after telling the victim's family he would carry "guilt and sorrow forever."


CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:21

This March 25, 2014 photo shows a CVS store in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said ...


Wisconsin 'Slenderman' attack victim returns to school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:15
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin girl stabbed repeatedly by her friends to please the fictional Slenderman character has returned to school as she receives therapy for emotional scars, a spokesman for her family said on Wednesday. The 12-year-old girl had a "fantastic" first day of seventh grade on Tuesday, family spokesman Steve Lyons said, three months after she was stabbed. Two classmates are accused of luring her into the woods and stabbing her 19 times in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee, the morning after a sleepover. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, are accused of attacking her and have been charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide.

Missouri governor lifts state of emergency in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:12

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the media in Ferguson, Missouri(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday formally lifted the state of emergency that he had declared in Ferguson weeks ago when the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer sparked sometimes violent demonstrations. "Over the past week, we've seen students getting back to school, businesses reopening their doors and folks getting back to their normal routines," Nixon said in a statement. Nixon had declared a state of emergency on Aug. 16 due to unrest in the St. Louis suburb following the Aug. ...


Police: Homeless man fatally stabs biker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:04
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A graphic designer on a biking trip from Maryland to Miami was stabbed to death by a homeless man outside a Florida McDonald's while he spoke on the phone with his girlfriend, authorities said.

Californians back Obama acting on immigrant children if Congress won't

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:03

U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a press conference at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia(Reuters) - Most Californians would support President Barack Obama's issuing an executive order to deal with the flood of immigrant children who have entered the country illegally if Congress fails to act, according to a new poll published on Wednesday. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they would favor unilateral action from the White House regarding the 63,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have entered the country since last October, according to the Field Research Corporation, though opinions varied starkly by race and political affiliation. The findings come just days after the president said he was committed to taking executive action on immigration issues, despite threats from conservatives who have said they may tie a must-pass budget bill to immigration policies.