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Woman dies in Strawberry Mansion house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 04:37

Woman critical in Strawberry Mansion house fireA woman has died after a house fire in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Paper: Most US-Mexico border smugglers are Americans

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 04:35
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The smuggling of migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border relies heavily on American labor, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review found in an eight-month investigation that paints a portrait of the network of smugglers known as "coyotes."

Regulators: Trump can keep big sign at downtown DC building

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 04:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia regulators have ruled that an oversize sign in downtown Washington bearing Donald Trump's last name is legal despite his presidential run.

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near Overbrook playground

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 04:11

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near Overbrook playgroundOne man is dead and another was wounded after a shooting just feet away from a playground in Philadelphia's Overbrook section.


Sailor Injured in Chattanooga Shooting Dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 04:11
Randall Smith died from his injuries Saturday.

Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 04:04

Constance Malcolm, right, the mother of Ramarley Grahamm, leads a procession with symbolic coffins during a rally, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in New York. Several hundred people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Saturday to demand action in the fatal chokehold death of Eric Garner by a white police officer. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago.


Woman in car struck by stray bullet in North Philadelphia; suspect charged

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:59

Woman in car struck by stray bullet in North Philadelphia; suspect chargedPolice say they have charged a male suspect in the shooting that left an innocent woman injured while driving in North Philadelphia Thursday night.


Sheriff: 4 marking milestones likely died of carbon monoxide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:46
BYRON, Maine (AP) — Four young people celebrating a birthday and a graduation at a cabin in Maine likely died of carbon monoxide poisoning hours after their arrival earlier this week, a sheriff said Saturday.

Body of fourth flood victim found in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:34
On the same day Kevin Johnson buried his mother, searchers found the body of his 34-year-old son who drowned while trying to save his grandmother from flash flooding that ravaged their tiny Appalachian community.

Shrinking Kodak takes on new role: startup landlord

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:30

In this July 15, 2015 photo, road signs mark a corner inside the expansive Eastman Business Park campus in Rochester, N.Y. Kodak considered selling its 1,250-acre business park to a smaller company after emerging from bankruptcy, but has instead been courting new businesses to the site, with the promise of access to plentiful utilities, infrastructure and Kodak's specialty technical and industrial capabilities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind it, embraces a new role: startup landlord.


AP Exclusive: Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary seals

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:26

FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 file photo shows vessels assisting in the drilling of the Deepwater Horizon relief well on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana at sunset. The BP leak, the worst-ever in offshore U.S. waters, occurred at a well that the company was in the process of temporarily closing. The accident killed 11 workers and spilled up to 172 million gallons of oil. Federal officials defend their well safety efforts since then, and there have more permanent closures. There were 25,928 permanently sealed wells in mid-May 2015, up 10 percent from 23,468 at the end of the BP spill, according to the AP analysis of federal data. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.


Uncle: Suspect in shooting of 5 showed no emotion at arrest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:18

This Friday, July 17, 2015, booking photo provided by the Aroostook County Jail shows Anthony Lord. The former convict shoot multiple people during a rampage across several northern Maine towns, state police said Friday, July 17, 2015. (Aroostook County Jail via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBENEDICTA, Maine (AP) — The suspect in a criminal rampage across several northern Maine communities that left two people dead showed no emotion and revealed no clues about his motive when he was arrested, the suspect's uncle said Saturday.


Judge rules California cab companies can sue Uber over ads

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 03:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the safest rides on the road.

Kansas congressional staffer sentenced for child sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:58
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.

Employee shot at Center City bookstore; gunman sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:55

Employee shot at Center City bookstore; gunman soughtPhiladelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot an employee at a Center City adult bookstore.


A man, his kids, and a phalanx of security: Obama in Central Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:51

Obama walks in Central Park in New YorkHelicopters whirling overhead, a phalanx of New York police officers on scooters to shoo away tourists, and about 50 anxious Secret Service agents fanning out in front, to the sides, and to the rear. President Barack Obama - who has often chafed at the confines of his office - was in Manhattan this weekend, trying to spend some time with his daughters and show them a good time in the big city. With 18 months left in office, Obama is both working hard on a long to-do list of things he wanted to accomplish as president, but also looking forward to the next chapter of his life, when he can move around with more freedom.


Texas man navigates traffic while filming wife giving birth

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:18
HOUSTON (AP) — Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time.

Chicago bar patron shot by man questioning his citizenship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:16
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a man posing as a Chicago police officer shot another man in the face with a pellet gun during an argument at a bar in which he questioned the victim's citizenship and national origin.

Man serving life terms in 2002 murder of 2 seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:16
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the strangulation deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a dozen years ago is seeking a new trial, arguing that the court should not have removed his chosen attorney.

Woman shot in the head in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 02:12

Woman shot in the head in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 26-year-old woman was shot in the head in North Philadelphia.