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Family unsure why man killed by roller coaster climbed fence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 03:37

FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Matt Ouimet, chief executive of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., greets a guest at Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky, Ohio. A man who entered a restricted area at the amusement park to look for a lost cellphone has been struck by a roller coaster and killed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Seewer, File)SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Family members do not know why an Ohio man struck and killed by a roller coaster after climbing over a security fence would have risked injury to retrieve belongings that he lost while he was on the ride, the man's aunt said.

NJ Transit passes for papal visit are now for sale

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 03:32

NJ Transit passes for papal visit are now for saleSpecials passes to ride New Jersey Transit during the papal visit are now on sale.

After legal battle, Lee Harvey Oswald gravestone returns to Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 03:22

File photo of the grave marker of Lee Harvey Oswald at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort WorthA Dallas man won a long battle to retrieve a notorious piece of U.S. history, the gravestone of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, which came back to Texas this week from a small-town Illinois museum after a years of legal fights. David Card had to fight relatives and an Illinois museum to bring back the headstone that spent a few years on the grave of the man who shot President John F. Kennedy in 1963 in Dallas. "It was ours, and it is the original headstone of the most famous and infamous assassin in the history of Western civilization … maybe of all time," said Card, owner of a prominent Dallas music club, who is limited on what he can say under terms of the settlement deal.

Travelers pack fast growing Sea-Tac Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 03:16
SEATAC, Washington (AP) — A record 4 million passengers passed through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in June, surpassing the previous record set in August 2014.

New Orleans Walmart evacuated due to armed suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 02:54
(Reuters) - A New Orleans Walmart store was evacuated on Saturday when someone with a gun walked into the store, but a SWAT team search did not find the suspect, police said.

Borough that refused penny payment to install new equipment

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 02:48
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania borough has changed a policy that barred a disgruntled handyman from protesting a $25 parking fine by paying with pennies.

Woman burned in Trenton fire after celebrating birthday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 02:31

5 homes to be demolished after fire in TrentonA 22-year-old woman was burned in a house fire after celebrating her birthday Friday night in Trenton, New Jersey.

District riven by religious favoritism claims gets monitor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 02:31

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, members of the East Ramapo School Board are seated at a table together during a school board meeting in in Spring Valley, N.Y. Allegations of racism and anti-Semitism are afflicting the district, where the board is dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews and the public school children are mostly black and Hispanic. Newly appointed state monitor, former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, says he plans to go to "barber shops, beauty parlors, hanging out on corners" to find out more about the decade-long control of the public schools by ultra-Orthodox Jews, who do not use the public schools but have nevertheless made deep cuts in teachers and programs. From left are East Ramapo School Board President Daniel Schwartz and board members Yehuda Weissmandl and Eliyahu Solomon. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald, File)SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — When his fifth-grade son struggled with a question on primary colors posed by the TV show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," David Curry saw just how bad things have gotten in the troubled East Ramapo school district.

Evacuation ends after gun scare at New Orleans Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 02:08
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Wal-Mart store in New Orleans has re-opened after an apparent armed robbery attempt led to its evacuation.

Man critical after shooting in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:52

Man critical after shooting in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are investigating a shooting in Kensington that left a man in critical condition.

One dead in small plane crash near New Jersey airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:50
The plane crashed at about 10 a.m. local time near an intersection in West Caldwell, New Jersey, about 20 miles northwest of New York, said West Caldwell Fire Department Chief James Alvine. Alvine said the Cessna 206 appeared to be making an awkward approach for a landing at nearby Essex County Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, the agency said on social media.

Police investigate officer's 'Michael Brown bonus' post

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:39
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating a Facebook post in which one of its officers discusses how he spent his "annual Michael Brown bonus."

Queen Elizabeth II leads ceremonies in Britain for VJ Day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:32

Queen Elizabeth II leads ceremonies in Britain for VJ DayVeterans wearing medals, some in wheelchairs festooned with the Union flag, paraded through central London on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan and the end of World War II.

Air Traffic Center Problem Delays Flights in Northeast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:28
FAA is attempting to determine the cause of the problem.

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Nevada, suspect dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:14
The deputy was fatally shot when a male suspect came out of the house and opened fire on officers who were responding to the domestic violence incident that left a woman injured, the department said in a Facebook post. Three children, between the ages eight to 13, and one adult were subsequently evacuated from the residence in Carson City, Nevada, about 30 miles south of Reno.

Camper deaths, presence of plague darken summer at Yosemite

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:11

FILE - In this 2005 file photo, visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Officials say an oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park killing two young campers early Friday morning, Aug. 14, 2015. Park spokesman Scott Gediman declined to release the ages or any details about the two, describing them only as under age 18. Gediman said the campground is one of the most popular with a view of Half Dome.(AP Photo/Dino Vournas, File)YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The deaths of two young campers killed when a tree branch fell on their tent and a campground closure because of plague cast a pall over California's Yosemite National Park at the height of the summer tourist season.

4 in custody after drug bust at Penn's Landing Hilton

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:10

4 in custody after drug bust at Penn's Landing HiltonA night at the Hilton turned out to be more eventful than guests could have imagined when a drug sting had police swarming the Penn's Landing property.

Police: Gunman opens fire on 2 men in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:04

 Gunman opens fire on 2 men in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a gunman open fire on two men in West Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 00:22

Water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo., Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Officials have said that federal contractors accidentally released more than 3 million gallons of wastewater laden with heavy metals last week at the Gold King Mine near Silverton. The pollution flowed downstream to New Mexico and Utah. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger.

China blast zone evacuated over contamination fear; 104 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 00:09

China blast zone evacuated over contamination fear; 104 deadNew small explosions rocked a disaster zone in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Saturday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination and found several more bodies to bring the death toll to 104 in massive blasts earlier in the week.