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2 men shot, 1 driving, 1 walking in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:13

Passing driver hit by gunfire in North PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the gunman who shot two men in North Philadelphia.


Driver rescued before train hits vehicle in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:23

 Freight train slams into SUV in Newark, Del.Police officers saved a man's life just before a freight train smashed into his SUV in Newark, Delaware.


2 men shot inside car in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:06

Passing driver hit by gunfire in North PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the gunman who shot two men inside a car in North Philadelphia.


Attorney feels driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP member

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:56

In this photo provided by John Ashworth, chairperson of the Elbert Williams Memorial Committee, Elbert Williams poses for a photo with members of the NAACP branch in Brownsville, Tenn. Williams, a charter member of the branch, was killed by unknown assailants on June 20, 1940. Williams' unsolved slaying has prompted the placing of a historic marker in Brownsville, a service held in his honor, and an effort by retired lawyer Jim Emison to reopen the case. (NAACP Brownsville Branch via AP)BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seventy-five years after an NAACP activist was killed in West Tennessee amid a drive to register black voters, a retired white attorney is doggedly searching for answers in the unsolved case — and a shot at justice.


Huge undertaking, dredging of Hudson for PCBs, nears its end

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:11

FILE - In this May 7, 2015, file photo, crews perform dredging work along the upper Hudson River in Waterford, N.Y. Long after the last dredging barge leaves the upper Hudson River, scientists will track the slow fade in contamination levels. General Electric Co. expects to finish this year removing some 2.7 million cubic yards of contaminated river sediment under its landmark Superfund agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency. After six years of digging, crews will have removed most of the PCBs on the river bottom discharged decades ago from two GE plants upriver. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Long after the last barge dredging toxins from the bottom of the upper Hudson River moves on, scientists will track the slow fade in contamination levels.


Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:02

FILE - In a May 17, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for top Billboard 200 album for “1989”, top female artist, chart achievement, top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top digital song artist, and top streaming song (video) for “Shake It Off” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. In an open letter to Apple, on Sunday, June 21, 2015, Swift criticized the company’s new streaming music service for failing to pay artists for a free three-month trial. Swift said she would withhold her 2014 album “1989” from Apple Music, which launches June 30. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune.


Thousands gather on Arthur Ravenel Bridge in solidarity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:39

People raise their hands as a show of unity as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church opened its tall, wooden doors to the world Sunday, embracing strangers who walked in from the street or tuned in from home for the first worship service since a white gunman was accused of killing nine black church members.


Downed power lines spark fire in Mt. Laurel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:20

 Downed power lines spark fire in Mt. LaurelDowned power lines sparked a fire behind a home in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.


Irish priest, official thank Bay Area for support

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:02
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Irish officials and religious leaders on Sunday thanked San Francisco Bay Area Catholics and others for the support and care given to the families of six young people killed when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley last week.

AccuWeather: Summer Heat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:48

 Less Humid, Still Hot TodayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the humidity lowers, but the heat continues Monday.


Bicyclist attacked with machete during attempted robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a man's thumb was severed after being attacked with a machete as four men tried to steal his bicycle.

Teen dies when massive stone slab accidentally falls on him in Ocean County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:39

Teen dies when massive stone slab accidentally falls on him in Ocean CountyAuthorities say a teenager was killed when a stone slab weighing about 650 pounds fell on him outside a southern New Jersey business that makes countertops.


Apartment complex evacuated after strong gas odor in Levittown

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:38

Apartment complex evacuated after strong gas odor in LevittownResidents of a Levittown, Bucks County apartment complex were evacuated after crews detected a strong gas odor.


Man critical in Kensington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:11

Man critical in Kensington shootingA man was critically injured and a juvenile suffered minor injuries after a shooting in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


Jazz and classical musician Gunther Schuller dies at 89

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:03

File- This June 28, 1967, file photo shows Gunther Schuller, who wrote and directed the opera "Visitation," at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City. Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89. His son, bassist Ed Schuller, said his father died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at a hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, died Sunday at age 89.


Mourning shooting victims, Charleston anguishes over 'freshness of death'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:54

Police stand outside of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during service in CharlestonHundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members. "We are reminded this morning about the freshness of death that comes like a thief in the night," the Reverend Norvel Goff told a mostly black congregation that swelled to about 400 people for a service remembering those killed on Wednesday in the latest U.S. mass shooting. Armed police searched bags at the door of the church, home to the oldest African-American congregation in the southern United States, and officers stood at intervals inside the church along the side of the nave and in the gallery.


Coordinated ringing of bells sends message of unity, healing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:17

Michal Williams, 3, shakes her tambourine as she and big sister Quincy listen to the bells chiming from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Churches around the city agreed to ring their bells at 10 a.m. in honor of nine people slain during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — For several minutes Sunday, the sweltering skies above this grieving city were alive with the sound of bells: high in steeples and in the hands of toddlers, all ringing and tinkling in unison to honor the nine people cut down during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.


Philly delegation headed to Rome in preparation for Pope Francis' visit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:05

Philly delegation headed to Rome in preparation for Pope Francis' visitA delegation of close to 40 people are headed to Rome for high level planning sessions ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in a few months.


New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:44

This undated photo provided by the City of New Orleans shows Travis Boys. The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting Travis Boys, who managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front, grab a firearm and shoot the officer. A manhunt was underway for the 33-year-old Boys, according to Police Chief Michael Harrison. (City of New Orleans via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After an intense 24-hour manhunt, New Orleans police Sunday arrested a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer while wearing handcuffs as he was being transported to jail.