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Bomb threat prompts evacuation at Willow Grove Mall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 06:13

Bomb threat prompts evacuation at Willow Grove MallMontgomery County officials say part of the Willow Grove Park Mall was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a bomb threat.


$30,000 reward offered for killer of teen bystander in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 06:08

$30,000 reward offered for killer of teen bystander in Newark, DelawareThe FBI and police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect who shot and killed a teen leaving a party in Newark, Delaware.


Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 06:06

FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, Turkish Liras, Euros and U.S. Dollars are stacked at a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey. In emerging markets worldwide, currencies are plunging over fears that developing economies are on the verge of a crippling fall. The damage has spilled across oceans. The Dow Jones industrials plunged 328 points, nearly 2 percent, in early-afternoon trading Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 on top of a 358-point drop Thursday. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)WASHINGTON (AP) — The damage spans the globe.


Advocacy groups sue Gov. Christie over travel security costs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 06:00
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A trio of left-leaning advocacy groups sued Gov. Chris Christie on Friday for using taxpayer dollars to pay for his security detail's travel expenses as he campaigns across the country in his quest to win the Republican nomination for the White House.

US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:56

US stocks tumble on global slowdown fearsGrowing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.


Teen found dead by side of road near West Chester ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:55

Teen found dead by side of road near West Chester ID'dInvestigators have identified the teen found dead by the side of the road near West Chester, and say his death was no accident.


The Latest: Florida Gov. won't force legislators to return

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:54
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local).

Kentucky city files for bankruptcy after large jury verdict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A suburban city near Louisville has filed for bankruptcy, crippled by an $11.4 million jury verdict — nearly four times the city's budget — in a dispute over land and money with a truck-driving school.

Police: Tuscaloosa officer shot, killed man after assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:34
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a Tuscaloosa police officer has shot and killed a man who attempted to assault the officer.

Three Connecticut teens plead guilty in fatal shooting and robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:31
Three Connecticut teenagers have pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an 18-year-old man last year while stealing his cellphone. Robert Stevenson, 17, and Cheyenne Concepcion, 19, pleaded guilty in Hartford Superior Court on Thursday to the felony murder of Jonathan Torres in September 2014, in Enfield, Connecticut, while a third man, Takai Brown, 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery. Prosecutors told Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander that Stevenson and Concepcion robbed Torres of his iPhone and headphones, and that Stevenson fatally shot Torres.

Prosecutors seek 13-year sentence for radar facility fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:24
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say a suburban Chicago contractor should serve 13 years in prison and pay $450 million for setting a fire at a radar facility and shutting down air traffic nationwide.

Police: Video shows officer pressuring driver for donation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:24
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A patrolman who appears in a video pressuring a driver to support a police fundraiser or have his car towed has been placed on desk duty, police said.

Jury selection concludes in Jewish site shootings trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:22
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Jury selection concluded Friday afternoon in the capital murder trial of a Missouri white supremacist accused of killing three Christians last year at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

The Latest: 2 vehicles involved in deadly Washington fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:22

Firefighters line up to get gear out of the back of a fire truck as they get ready to head out onto a line Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Authorities say three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was apparently caught by a "hellstorm" of flames as they battled a blaze in the state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):


Atlanta police arrest 2 in cold case death of 11-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:21
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police arrested two suspects Friday in the fatal street shooting of an 11-year-old boy nearly 25 years ago, their investigation renewed last year after a call from the victim's mother.

Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:21

In this Aug. 14, 2015, photo provided by Matthew Hengst, bugs swarm at a service station in the eastern Sierra Nevada town of Lone Pine, Calif. Scientists are calling the unusual explosion of this Melacoryphus lateralis species of seed bug the first outbreak of its kind in California’s recent memory. (Matthew Hengst via AP)LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.


Mayor: Gas explosion at New York school caused by lit match

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:04
NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion that blew a gaping hole in the side of a high school just days before classes were to begin was touched off when a worker tested a gas line by lighting a match, the mayor said Friday.

NY man convicted in plot to target Muslims with X-ray weapon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:03
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man was convicted Friday of plotting to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device by a jury that rejected his lawyer's argument that he was entrapped by the FBI.

10 years after Katrina, 'New' New Orleans leaves many behind

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:58

This July 29, 2015 aerial photo shows empty lots and mostly new buildings in the Lower 9th Ward section of New Orleans, foreground. Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans remains a work in progress, aiming to reverse historic racial and economic injustices. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talking about New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina, people here often reach for the Biblical, describing an economic and cultural resurrection.


Rebuilt confidence in New Orleans flood controls fuels rebuilding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:55

File photo of Louisiana homes near a levee remain under water a week after Hurricane KatrinaBy Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - When Angele Givens looks around her neighborhood in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, she is struck by the contrast with 10 years ago, when Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that filled her home and tens of thousands of others with water. Today, more than 80 percent of the structures in her Vista Park neighborhood have been renovated or rebuilt, and work is underway on others.But the area may never have staged its comeback without a rebuilding of confidence in local flood protection, said Givens, president of her neighborhood's improvement association. “I never worried about flooding before Katrina, but after the storm, we had to ask whether it made sense, financially, to come back," she said.Billions of dollars of work carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including the construction of a massive surge barrier just east of the city, helped answer that question, Givens said.