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Retired teacher goes on trial in wife's cliff push

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:53

This undated booking photo released by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office shows Charles Black, accused of pushing his then-wife Lisa off Maiden Cliff in Maine's Camden Hills State Park in April 2011, in an attempt to kill her and claim a $4 million inheritance. He is charged with trying to kill her by hitting her in the head with a rock before pushing her off the cliff. Lisa Black survived after falling a short distance and sought help. Jury selection for Charles Black's trial is scheduled to begin Monday, July 14, 2014 in Rockland. (AP Photo/Knox County Sheriff’s Office)CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Charles and Lisa Black moved to Maine after careers as teachers in Kansas, pursuing an idyllic retirement that prosecutors say was destroyed by arguments over money and infidelity before both plummeted off a cliff.


Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:45

 Cop killer lay in wait for police to arriveA 23-year-old Jersey City police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store was shot and killed early Sunday, officials said.


Tesla gets OK to open more dealerships in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:45

Tesla gets OK to open more dealerships in PennsylvaniaGov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania.


Foster children become focus of California schools

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:36

In this photo taken Friday, July 11, 2014, Elk Grove Unified School District teacher Michael Jones and his former student Kandance Stagner, a foster child, walk around Laguna Creek High School, where Stagner recently graduated from, in Elk Grove, Calif. California, home to nearly one-fifth of the nation’s children living in foster care, is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators responsible for producing results. As part of a new school funding formula the state will direct billions of extra dollars to districts based on how many students they have with low family incomes, learning to speak English or in foster care. Six years ago, Jones, who as a high school science teacher, founded a weekly class where students in foster care could gather to discuss their shared struggles, has doubts about the proposed program saying “I’ve yet to see a (formula) that says we are going to fund people to care.” Stagner, 18, who has been in seven foster care settings since she was taken away from her mother in second grade, is preparing to attend college in Nebraska, something she attributes directly to Jones’ unwavering support and nurturing family environment he created in his classroom. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.


Jersey City officer killed during armed robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:28

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.


Bus and car collide in Indiana; 1 dead, 18 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:45
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Greyhound bus and a car collided Sunday on an Indiana highway near the Ohio border, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, an official said.

Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:42

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A 23-year-old Jersey City police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store was shot and killed early Sunday, officials said.


Jersey City officer shot and killed in Walgreens

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:23

 Cop killer lay in wait for police to arriveA Jersey City police officer has been shot and killed.


Official: Greyhound bus collides with car in Indiana, killing 1 and injuring at least 18

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:22
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Official: Greyhound bus collides with car in Indiana, killing 1 and injuring at least 18.

VIEWER PHOTOS: Saturday night's supermoon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:04

 Saturday night's supermoonA supermoon brightened up the sky on Saturday night.


AccuWeather: Humid Today, Stormy Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 20:43

 Humid Today, Stormy MondayMeteorologist David Murphy says some spotty storms are possible today, but Monday's storms will be more numerous and strong.


Mayor: Jersey City police officer shot and killed responding to armed robbery call

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 20:15
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mayor: Jersey City police officer shot and killed responding to armed robbery call.

Family escapes North Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 20:00

Family escapes North Philadelphia fireA family escaped an early morning house fire in North Philadelphia.


Police: Man shot on steps in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:59

 Man shot on steps in WilmingtonPolice in Delaware say a man was shot while he was sitting on steps in Wilmington.


Man stabbed in Logan takeout restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:42

Man stabbed in Logan takeout restaurantPhiladelphia police are looking for suspects after a man was stabbed inside a Chinese takeout restaurant.


Man stabbed in Logan takeout restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:42

Man stabbed in Logan takeout restaurantPhiladelphia police are looking for suspects after a man was stabbed inside a Chinese takeout restaurant.


AccuWeather: Humid Today, Stormy Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:33
Meteorologist David Murphy says some spotty storms are possible today, but Monday's storms will be more numerous and strong.

Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:32

Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrestPartly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel's behalf.


AccuWeather: Turning Humid Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:13

 Humid Today, Stormy MondayMeteorologist David Murphy says thunderstorms return next week


Amateur explorers claim to find lost Army fort in Florida Everglades

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:06
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A team of amateur explorers say they found the site of a lost U.S. Army fort buried deep in the Everglades that once served as a restocking post for troops during a series of guerilla-like battles with Seminole Indians. Nestled into the dense, waterlogged swamps 60 miles (100 km)from the coast, Fort Harrell, built in 1837, was one of nearly a dozen forts across Florida used in the early and mid-19th century. “It was a critical fort during that period of time, which was the costliest war that the U.S. had been involved in, Indian-wise,” said Shawn Beightol, a Miami public school chemistry teacher who learned of it in a book more than a decade ago. Beightol, a longtime Everglades explorer who has kayaked across the wetland, found a trio of maps from the 1850s and began talking to local park rangers and fisherman in hopes of finding the 170-year-old site.