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Bomb squad responds to Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:59

All-clear given after bomb squad responds to Philadelphia Airport MarriottPhiladelphia Police and members of the department's bomb squad responded to Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday morning after the report of a possible suspicious device.


Bodies Recovered in Indonesian Plane Crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:55
The bodies of all 54 people aboard an Indonesian passenger plane that crashed during a flight over the country's province of Papua have been recovered, authorities said.

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:55

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a man exhales vapor from an e-cigarette in New York. A study at 10 Los Angeles high schools links e-cigarettes with later tobacco use. The government-funded study was published in Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It doesn't prove that electronic cigarettes are a "gateway drug" but some doctors say it bolsters arguments that the devices need to be strictly regulated. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)CHICAGO (AP) — Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.


Alaska village seeks to reunite with Russian relatives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:47

FILE - This Aug. 30, 2011, file photo provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows Big Diomede Island in Russia, right background, as seen from Little Diomede Island in the U.S. state of Alaska, left foreground. Residents from the tiny Alaska Native village on Little Diomede are trying to reconnect with their long-lost relatives from Big Diomede, who were moved to Russia’s Chukotka Peninsula after the island became a Russian military base during World War II. Three miles separates the islands, but it might as well be thousands of miles because Big Diomede is strictly off-limits. (George A. Kalli/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via AP, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Across the Bering Strait, Robert Soolook can easily see the looming hulk of the neighboring Russian island where some of his relatives used to live before they were forced to relocate to the Soviet mainland at the start of the Cold War.


Homeowner charged with killing man who broke into his home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:42
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio homeowner who fatally shot a man he caught breaking into his house has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

First openly transgender official hired at White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:42

This handout photo provided by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) shows Raffi Freedman-Gurspan in Washington. The White House announced Freedman-Gurspan's appointment Tuesday as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House. (National Center for Transgender Equality via AP)EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member.


Two Texas men charged with hate crimes for torturing gay man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:35
Two Texas men have been indicted on federal hate crime charges, with U.S. prosecutors accusing them of beating and torturing a gay black man in Corpus Christi in 2012, officials said on Tuesday. Jimmy Garza Jr., 32, and Ramiro Serrata Jr., 22, have been charged with conspiracy to commit hate crimes, a hate crime violation based on race and color, a hate crime violation based on sexual orientation and using a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas said.

Lobster population is shifting north; ocean warming blamed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:30

In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, photo, a lobster boat heads out to sea at sunrise, off Kennebunkport, Maine. Fishermen in northern New England have been catching record numbers of lobsters, but south of Cape Cod, the lobster population has plummeted to the lowest levels ever seen, in a northward shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean. Maine fishermen have landed more than 100 million pounds of lobster for four years in a row, by far the highest four-year haul in the state’s history. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches — a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean.


Man shot in the face in Tioga-Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:27

Man shot in the face in Tioga-NicetownPolice say a 26-year-old man was shot in the face in the Tioga-Nictown section of Philadelphia.


Man who climbed Brooklyn Bridge, took selfie is arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:17
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who police say illegally climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and took a selfie while perched on a railing has been arrested.

Confederate flag displays banned in schools in Charleston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:07
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Public schools in the South Carolina city where nine black church members were shot and killed this year have banned students from displaying emblems with the Confederate flag.

Ohio man finds wife with lover, bites off piece of his ear

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:55
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man admits he attacked his wife's lover and bit off part of the man's ear after finding the pair in bed together.

Driver crashes, car catches on fire in Roxborough

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:50

Driver crashes, car catches on fire in RoxboroughA driver was critically injured after a car crashed and caught fire in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.


Target of manhunt used Pacific Crest Trail to elude capture

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:34

This undated photo provided by the Kern County Sheriff Department shows Benjamin Peter Ashley. Sheriff's deputies in California said that they have shot and killed a man believed to be the target of a 2-week-long manhunt in the rugged, mountainous high desert of Central California on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Dozens of officers have been searching in remote terrain about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, Calif., for Ashley. (Kern County Sheriff Department/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of killing a retired dentist, taking three men hostage and wounding two deputies was likely traveling a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail to elude searchers during an 18-day manhunt, authorities said.


Batman impersonator known for charity work dies on roadway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:31
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — He dressed up as a dark, brooding crime fighter but spent years bringing delight to children at hospitals and charity events.

Police: Skydiver dies after landing hard in Vermont field

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:25
WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 68-year-year-old man who was skydiving in Vermont.

Image of Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Emerges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:04
The attack killed 22 people and injuring more than 100.

Bond remains $1M for Ohio dad of girl found dead in crib

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:01
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Bond is being kept at $1 million for an Ohioan charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his daughter's decomposed body in a crib.

Congressman Chaka Fattah due in court in racketeering case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:00

Congressman Chaka Fattah due in court in racketeering casePennsylvania Congressmen Chaka Fattah is set for his first court appearance in a federal racketeering case that centers on his alleged use of grants and charitable donations to repay a $1 million campaign loan.


Lawyers for Boston bomber seek new trial in new location

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 20:53

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonLawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced to death for killing three people and injuring 264 in the 2013 attack, are arguing he deserves a new trial in a different place due to the intense publicity that surrounded the proceedings. In court papers filed late on Monday, lawyers for the 22-year-old bomber said blanket media coverage of the blast and its aftermath unfairly influenced the 12 jurors who found Tsarnaev guilty of carrying out the April 15, 2013, attack and then voted to have him executed. "A new trial in a different venue is required due to continuous and unrelenting publicity combined with pervasive connections between jurors and the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing that precluded impartial adjudication in both appearance and fact," they wrote in a 39-page filing submitted to the U.S. District Court in Boston.