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Police search for missing boy, 12, in Trenton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:12

Police search for missing boy, 12, in Trenton, N.J.Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 12-year-old boy who went missing from Trenton, New Jersey on Friday.


Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:11

In this photo taken March 9, 2015, Jason Parsley, executive editor of the South Florida Gay News, poses for a photo at his office in Wilton Manors, Fla. The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing. Broward Sheriff's Office told Parsley last year that it would cost $399,000 and take four years to provide every email for a one-year period that contained certain derogatory words for gays. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.


2 more arrested in assault of 15-year-old at NYC McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:45
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have charged a 16-year-old girl and arrested two other teens in the caught-on-camera beating of a 15-year-old at a New York City McDonald's.

AccuWeather: Saturday Soaker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:22

 Saturday SoakerMeteorologist Chris Sowers says it will be a mild, but damp weekend.


Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:11

 Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112. In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 people known to be that old in the entire world. But Social Security does not have death records for millions of people with birth dates stretching back as far as 1869, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general. The first old-age monthly benefit check was paid in 1940, after President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed the Social Security Act in 1935. (AP Photo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.


Man jumps from burning home in Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 20:40

Man jumps from burning home in NicetownA man jumped out of a window to escape the flames of a burning home in Philadelphia's Nicetown section early Saturday morning.


PHOTOS: Viewing, funeral for Ofc. Robert Wilson III

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 20:39

 Viewings, funeral for Officer Robert Wilson IIIFamily, friends, and fellow police officers gathered to pay a final tribute to slain Philadelphia Officer Robert Wilson III.


Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 20:14

FILE - This Aug. 21, 2014, file photo shows health care tax forms 8962, 1095-A, and 8965, in Washington. Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, March 15, 2015, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.


Philly buses ordered to accept ads featuring Hitler

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 19:12
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's transit system has been ordered to accept provocative ads that include a 1941 photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader after a federal judge ruled in favor of a pro-Israel group's free-speech lawsuit.

Final farewell begins for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:35

Slain Phila. Officer Robert Wilson III promoted during final farewellA police procession through the streets was just the start of a weekend full of tributes to slain Philadelphia Officer Robert Wilson III.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 17:46
"I can say that for anybody who wasn't in a secure shelter last night, it would have been a very, very tough time for them." — Chloe Morrison, a World Vision emergency communications officer, after a massive cyclone tore through the tiny Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu.

Police: Man shoots family of 5, killing father, daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:20
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — When Donna Davis opened her door shortly after midnight, what she saw reminded her of a scene out of a horror movie. A mother and two children, a boy and a girl, were covered in blood after being shot in their home across the road.

Salvage crew at Fla. site of helicopter crash that killed 11

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:02

Crews lower a piece of a Black Hawk helicopter onto a barge in the Santa Rosa Sound near Pritchard Point, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Navarre, Fla. The helicopter, which crashed in dense fog during a training mission, was carrying seven Marines based in North Carolina along with four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All were killed. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A salvage barge moved off the Florida Panhandle coast to lift the wreckage of a shattered Black Hawk helicopter from the waters, days after seven Marines and four soldiers were killed when the aircraft crashed in dense fog on a nighttime training mission.


Going full circle for math and pastries on a special Pi Day

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 15:22

26 and 53 seconds. The next time that happens is in March 2115. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is the day when love of math and a hankering for pastry come full circle. Saturday is Pi Day, a once-in-a-year calendar date that this time squares the fun with a once-in-a-century twist.


Ten L.A. high school students arrested in sexual assaults

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:39
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police arrested 10 teenagers from a Los Angeles high school on Friday in connection with sexual assaults and unlawful sex acts against two fellow students, and investigators were seeking four more youths as suspects, authorities said. Police said the case came to their attention when administrators at Venice High School, a campus in a relatively affluent community near the beach in the west of the city, reported a suspected sexual assault to detectives on Tuesday evening. Investigators discovered that two female students at the school had been sexually assaulted between December 2013 and this month, both on and off campus, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Commander Andrew Smith. Officers set out on Friday to arrest 14 suspects, all boys aged 14 to 17 believed to be responsible for sexually assaulting the two girls or engaging with them in unlawful sex acts, Smith said.

American in Honduras isolated pending tests for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:36
A U.S. citizen has been hospitalized in Honduras while he is screened for Ebola, health authorities in the Central American country said on Friday. The 66-year-old American, who has not been identified, had spent time in Liberia before coming to Honduras on March 11, authorities said. Although he didn't have any symptoms when he arrived in the country, he was hospitalized with a 100.4 degree fever on Friday in Comayagua, about an hour north of the capital Tegucigalpa, an owner of the hospital, Juviny Ochoa, told Reuters. The deputy minister of health, Francis Contreras, told local television that authorities were taking precautions because the patient had been in an African country.

Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:56

A small memorial stands in the sand along Highway 98 in Navarre, Fla., Thursday, March 12, 2015. Divers have found the military helicopter that crashed in dense fog Tuesday night during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Jennie McKeon)CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven special operations Marines forces based in North Carolina, along with four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All were killed.


No charges for Ore. dad whose baby died in car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:22
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon father whose 6-month-old daughter died after he left her inside his car at his workplace for six hours will not face criminal charges.

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:06

Member of a St. Louis County investigative team speaks with a resident living in the neighborhood near the Ferguson Police Department, in FergusonBy Nick Carey and Jim Young FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said authorities had "a pretty good idea" where the gunshots that wounded the officers had originated, without providing specifics, but added that an arrest was not imminent. The latest bout of violence in the St. Louis suburb, first rattled by the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer last summer, brought out signs of sympathy for police on Friday. One protester stood opposite the Ferguson police department with a sign reading "Cops Lives Matter," playing on the "Black Lives Matter" slogan that sprang up in the wake of police killings of unarmed black men in New York City and elsewhere.


Highway guardrails meet safety standards in 8 crash tests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:48
DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials said Friday that a guardrail system found on many U.S. highways met safety standards in crash tests that followed accusations they have speared cars.