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PHOTOS: Massive water main break in Cheltenham Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 02:17

 Massive water main break in Cheltenham Twp.Chopper 6 HD was over the scene of this water main break in Cheltenham Twp. on Wednesday.


Michigan boy held in basement says stepmother led him to hiding spot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 02:14
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A Michigan boy who was found emaciated in his own basement after an 11-day manhunt last year told a court on Wednesday that his stepmother led him to a downstairs hiding spot and urged him to remain quiet while authorities searched for him. The Wayne County Circuit Court hearing is being held to determine whether the boy's father, Charles Bothuell IV, 46, and his stepmother, Monique Dillard-Bothuell, 37, should stand trial on charges of torture and second-degree child abuse. On Wednesday, the boy said his stepmother one day accused him of cutting his daily exercise routine short when he took a bathroom break. The boy said his stepmother told him to "shut up and don't do anything." She did not say how long he was expected to remain confined to the basement.

No charges in shooting death of man who was strangling woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 02:01
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors won't be charging the 70-year-old Oregon man who shot and killed his friend to stop him from strangling a woman.

Chester County message therapist accused of sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:51

Chester County message therapist accused of sexual assaultA Chester County message therapist has been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman, the district attorney's office announced Wednesday.


Attorney: Suspect in son's dismemberment is 'doting' mother

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:41
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Michigan woman charged in her adult son's murder and dismemberment has described her to a jury as a doting mother.

Child struck by vehicle in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:35

Child struck by vehicle in LoganAt least one child is injured after an accident in the Logan section of Philadelphia.


Homes evacuated for gas leak in Havertown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:35

Homes evacuated for gas leak in HavertownA gas leak has prompted officials to evacuate some homes in Havertown.


Woman spread feces on co-worker's chair, mouse; no jail time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:32
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lab worker has pleaded guilty to spreading contaminated feces on a co-worker's computer mouse and desk chair, but she won't see any jail time.

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:25

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated ballsAn NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.


Illinois cousins appear in court in Islamic State case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:21
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have told a federal judge in Chicago they'll soon start turning over evidence to lawyers for two suburban cousins accused of plotting terrorist attacks to support the Islamic State group.

1 buffalo dead, another still missing after Arkansas escape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:20
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A buffalo has been found dead in Hot Springs, leaving only one animal still missing of the six that escaped a farm and roamed the central Arkansas city two weeks ago.

New UN envoy on Yemen sets off for region; talks planned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Yemen is on his way to the region for "intensive consultations," while the U.N. tries to organize a conference on the crisis as soon as possible on neutral ground.

Ex-FDIC head Sheila Bair named president of Maryland college

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:16

Former FDIC director Sheila Bair testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington(Reuters) - Sheila Bair, an outspoken critic of Wall Street during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, has been named president of a liberal arts college near Baltimore. Bair, 61, will become the first female president of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, when she takes up the position on Aug. 1. Appointed to lead the FDIC by President George W. Bush in 2006, Bair was one of the first officials to warn about a subprime mortgage crisis but clashed often with those who were more supportive of taxpayer bailouts of banks.


Jurors convict man of killing Chicago officer, ex-official

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:08
CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors in Chicago have convicted a 24-year-old man in the shooting deaths of a Chicago police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority official.

New standardized tests bring technical challenges, concern

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:47

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, practice test books sit on a table in the sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania. For all the headlines of technical test problems in some states and parents opting their children out of test taking, testing proponents say the roll out in much of the country this spring of new standardized tests taken on a computer has had relatively few major hitches. (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.


Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas dies at 92

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:39
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Jim Wright, a Texas Democrat known for hardball politics who quit amid accusations of financial impropriety, has died at the age of 92, the Texas Democratic Party said. Wright, who represented a district in Fort Worth in the U.S. Congress for more than 30 years, resigned from the House in 1989 in the midst of an ethics scandal. James Claude Wright Jr. was born in Fort Worth on Dec. 22, 1922.

Germanwings co-pilot tried slow descent hours before crash, investigators say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:29

Germanwings co-pilot tried slow descent hours before crash, investigators sayThe co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.


Initiative looks to demolish vacant Philadelphia warehouses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:26

Initiative looks to demolish vacant Philadelphia warehousesPhiladelphia is a historic city, but with that history also comes aging infrastructure.


4 arrested in Connecticut synthetic marijuana investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:26
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested four people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, including five who were hospitalized.

Fact sheet: 2015 Lexus LS 460

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:14
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