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Pickup truck slams into rear of tractor trailer on NJTP

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:47

Pickup truck slams into rear of tractor trailer on NJTPNew Jersey State Police are investigating a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Gloucester County.


New video emerges of massive explosion in Tianjin, China

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:37

New video emerges of massive explosion in Tianjin, ChinaHuge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 50 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin.


Federal experts: This El Nino may be historically strong

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:37

FILE - In this June 25, 1998 file photo, a Caltrans bulldozer terraces a sliding hillside below the condemned home above Pacific Coast Highway near Las Flores Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif. The home and at least one other at the top of the slide was scheduled for demolition. Federal meteorologists said Thursday that the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could go down as one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration recorded unusual warmth in the Pacific Ocean the last three months. El Nino is a heating of the equatorial Pacific that changes weather worldwide, mostly affecting the United States in winter. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The current El Nino, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal meteorologists say.


Tempers flare at Colwyn council meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:34

Tempers flare at Colwyn council meetingThe mayor of Colwyn, Delaware County had some choice words for council members Thursday night.


Pedestrian struck in possible hit-and-run in Washington Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:32

Pedestrian struck in possible hit-and-run in Washington Twp.A pedestrian is hospitalized after being struck by a possible hit-and-run driver in Gloucester County.


Official: Not enough parking spots in Camden for pope visit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:28

 Not enough parking spots in Camden for pope visitPeople who want to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia next month had better bring their walking shoes.


Security zones, fence, more announcements for pope visit to Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:26

Security zones, fence, more announcements for pope visit to PhiladelphiaMayor Michael Nutter addressed everything from security zones, to a fence, to school closures and taxi service for the pope's visit next month.


Intense thunderstorm pounds Vegas area, prompts flood alerts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:19

This photo provided by the Golden Nugget Las Vegas shows water-soaked craps tables, temporarily out of commission due to rain leaking through the casino roof, as an intense thunderstorm swept over Las Vegas, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Multiple lightning strikes pounded the area and power outages were reported throughout much of the Las Vegas valley. (Golden Nugget Las Vegas via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — An intense thunderstorm over Las Vegas that grounded flights and diverted arrivals elsewhere has settled down. The storm that slowly swept through the area Thursday afternoon prompted warnings of flash floods through 7 p.m. and winds faster than 60 mph.


Man struck, killed by roller coaster at Ohio amusement park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:00

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) — A man who entered a restricted area at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park to look for a lost cellphone has been struck by a roller coaster and killed.


State of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, extended at least 24 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:59

St Louis County police officers watch as anti-police demonstrators march in protest in Ferguson, MissouriCounty Executive Steve Stenger extended the state of emergency in Ferguson, a suburb of the city of St. Louis, through at least Friday, said his spokeswoman, Allison Blood. In consultation with police, Stenger put the state of emergency in place on Monday for Ferguson and surrounding areas after police officers shot and critically wounded a man in an exchange of gunfire Sunday night, marring what had been a day of peaceful demonstrations.


Ohio man killed after being hit by roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:47
An Ohio man died after being hit by a roller coaster ride on Thursday at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, a park spokesman said. James Young, 45, from East Canton, entered a restricted fenced-in area under the Raptor roller coaster shortly after he had been on the ride and was struck in the back of the head, Sandusky police Assistant Chief Phil Frost told reporters. Authorities believe Young was looking for personal items he may have dropped during his ride on the Raptor, a steel inverted roller coaster built in 1994 that sends patrons speeding upside down at times, park spokesman Bryan Edwards said.

Woman relieved after 2 evacuations during California fires

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:25

A firefighter watches a back fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Erratic winds fanned a wildfire burning through rugged hills in Northern California on Wednesday, pushing the flames across two counties and chasing people from their homes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Days after nearly losing her summer home to one California wildfire, Nicole Ruff breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after learning that firefighters and a firebreak cleared by her husband had saved it from a second blaze.


CHP reveals name of wanted woman who plunged from Bay Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released the name of a woman they're looking for who either jumped or fell from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge trying to evade police in a stolen car.

Activists protest Maryland telling U.S. when illegal immigrants leave jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:07
Demonstrators linked with advocacy group CASA de Maryland circled the Republican governor's mansion on Thursday, many carrying signs and chanting "we are in the fight," local media footage showed. The demonstrators were angered over a 2014 program that, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), allows federal authorities to take custody of convicted criminals who pose a danger to public safety before they are released from local jails. "Larry Hogan's voluntary collaboration will lead to the deportation of parents, siblings, and neighbors while shredding community trust," the group said in a statement.

FBI searching for Philadelphia bank robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:57

FBI searching for Philadelphia bank robbery suspectThe FBI is looking for one man that police are linking to two armed bank robberies in Philadelphia.


NY man gets 16-year sentence for trying to support jihadists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:43
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time, an Albanian man living in New York was been sentenced to prison after admitting he tried to support terrorists in Pakistan.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:05

 "La Coiffeuse," seen in a protective plastic cover, after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement returned the painting back to France, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the French Embassy in Washington. The painting, valued at $15 million was stolen in 1998 and was seized in December 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Timeline: Deputies went 4 times to home where family killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:43

David Conley makes his first court appearance, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Houston. Conley, who has a violent criminal history, entered a Houston home through an unlocked window and fatally shot a woman he'd previously dated, her husband and six children, including a boy believed to be his own son, authorities said. He is charged with capital murder in the deaths (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — On the day six children and two adults were fatally shot inside their Houston home, deputies made four separate visits to the house over about a nine hour period before they went inside, according to a timeline authorities released Thursday.


'Jolene' will be the next Dolly Parton movie to air on NBC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:42

Dolly Parton, left, and Alyvia Lind participate in the "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" panel at the The NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Summer Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The next movie about Dolly Parton's life to air on NBC will be "Jolene."


Arizona detention officer arrested for alleged inmate assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:42
    Zackary James Anthony, 27, was taken into custody while still in his uniform and booked on suspicion of aggravated assault in connection with the Aug. 8 incident at the Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix, officials said.     Anthony had "gone out of his way" to repeatedly strike the unidentified inmate after he failed to obey officers’ orders, said sheriff’s spokesman Lieutenant Brandon Jones.