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West Philly girl, shot in apparent road rage, released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:27

West Philly girl, shot in apparent road rage, released from hospitalAn 8-year-old West Philadelphia girl, who was shot in a case of apparent road rage, has been released from the hospital.


Allentown baby, allegedly thrown in river by mom, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:26

Allentown baby, allegedly thrown in river by mom, diesThe 1-year-old baby boy, who police say was thrown into an Allentown river last weekend at the hands of his own mother, has died.


APNewsBreak: Prison guard sexually assaulted in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:11

This photo provided by Arizona Department of Corrections shows Fernandes Masters. Corrections officials said a female prison guard was sexually assaulted last month by Masters, a state prison inmate. It is the second such attack on a state prison employee in the last 18 months.(Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — A female guard was sexually assaulted by a male inmate at an Arizona prison in the second such attack on an employee in the last 18 months, corrections officials said.


At least 1 dead as tornadoes move through North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:02

Rain clouds hang over the press box during a delay in the Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)CISCO, Texas (AP) — Multiple tornadoes tore through North Texas on Saturday, leaving one person dead and others unaccounted for in a sparsely populated farming and ranching area as the system slowly weakened while advancing toward Fort Worth, officials said.


Man critical in Strawberry Mansion shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:57

Man critical in Strawberry Mansion shootingA man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


Rehab facility resident found dead in West Deptford

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:39

Assisted living facility patient found dead in West DeptfordA resident of a nursing and rehabilitation facility was found dead in a ravine in West Deptford, New Jersey.


Police: Son accidentally struck, killed by dad in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:04

 Son accidentally struck, killed by dad in Drexel HillPolice say a father lost control of his vehicle and accidentally struck and killed his 17-year-old son in Drexel Hill, Delaware County.


Transformer fire shuts down part of Indian Point power plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:02

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters near the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 after an Entergy company spokesperson said a transformer failed and caused a fire at the Unit 3 nuclear power plant. The fire was extinguished and the unit shut down automatically according to the company. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A transformer failed Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing a fire that forced an automatic shutdown of a reactor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable, said a spokesman for owner Entergy Corp.


Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:51

Smoke is seen over the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New YorkBy Scott DiSavino and Lisa Lambert NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby. People in the area reported an explosion and smoke coming from the plant at Buchanan in New York state. They are not unheard of and the plant responded as designed," NRC spokesman Eliot Brenner said in a statement. The NRC designated the incident an "unusual event," which is the lowest of four categories the agency gives to potential safety or security threats at nuclear plants.


Indian point nuclear plant fire not a high risk: nuclear regulator

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:51
The transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City is not a high-level risk and does not pose a threat to the people nearby, according to the U.S. regulator for nuclear power. "There is no threat to area residents," said Eliot Brenner, director of public affairs for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Woman charged with tossing hot oil at children

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:48

Woman charged with tossing hot oil at childrenA 23-year-old New York woman is under arrest after she allegedly tossed hot cooking oil at her son and her cousin's son - both 2 years old.


Shooting of airman near Whiteman AFB under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:37
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AP) — Local law enforcement officials are investigating the shooting of an airman near Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Toddler allegedly thrown off bridge into river by mom dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 09:29
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died six days after his mother threw him into a river before jumping from a bridge herself.

Tufts students end hunger strike, say protests will continue

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:58
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Tufts University students have ended an almost weeklong hunger strike supporting janitors who face layoffs, but say they'll continue to protest.

DeSean Jackson: Redskins are the team to beat this year

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:57

 Redskins are the team to beat this yearFormer Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who now plays for Washington, says the Redskins are the team to beat this year.


Nuclear plant unit north of New York City shuts down after transformer failure

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:29
(Reuters) - A unit at Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, New York state, was shut down following a transformer failure and fire on Saturday, and at one point smoke was seen rising from the plant. Several emergency calls reported a loud noise at the plant, which is located about 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River, a New York State police spokesman said. Unit 3 at the plant was shut down following the transformer failure, Entergy said in a message on Twitter. CNN reported that a spokesman at Indian Point Facilities said a transformer on the non-nuclear side of the plant failed and caused the fire.

Ana becomes tropical storm as it nears the Carolinas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:10

Map shows tropical storm Ana’s projected path; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;MIAMI (AP) — Beachgoers were warned away, emergency officials kept a watchful eye and at least one graduation ceremony was forced indoors as Tropical Storm Ana plodded toward the Carolinas on Saturday in an early heaping of rough weather weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.


Tropical Storm Ana threatens Carolinas with rough surf, rain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 06:53

NOAA image of sub-tropical storm Ana south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United StatesBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Winds from Tropical Storm Ana, the first named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, picked up onshore in the Carolinas on Saturday and beachgoers were warned of expected dangerous rip currents and heavy rain. Ana was moving slightly faster toward the U.S. Southeast coast with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour after it transitioned overnight into a tropical storm, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. The storm was positioned Saturday morning about 65 miles south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , the weather agency said. The storm had slowed slightly, moving at about 3 mph, and the center of the storm was forecast to be "very near" the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina by Sunday morning, according to the hurricane center.


Woman struck, killed by duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown section ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 06:45

Woman struck, killed by duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown section ID'dA female tourist that was struck and killed by a 'Ride the Ducks' boat vehicle in Philadelphia's Chinatown section has been identified.