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Father backs truck over toddler at campsite, killing her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:00
CUBA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say a man accidentally backed a pickup truck over his toddler daughter, killing her, while he prepared to unload an all-terrain vehicle at a campsite.

Dump truck crash slows traffic on I-95 in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:58

Dump truck crash slows traffic on I-95 in DelawareA crash involving a dump truck slowed traffic on I-95 in Delaware Monday morning.


Latest on athlete unions: QB says team 'fine' with ruling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:50

Northwestern football players are reflected in a helmet during drills at practice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kenosha, Wi. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the National Labor Relations Board's decision preventing Northwestern University football players from unionizing (all times are local):


Police: Stolen replica of Papa John's Camaro recovered

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:50

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, file photo, Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Schnatter's 1971 Chevy Camaro is shown at the Papa John's 3000th North American Store Celebration in Burbank, Ill. Officials say the Camaro is among three vehicles stolen during a Detroit-area event showcasing classic cars on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (Ross Dettman/AP Images for Papa John's, File)DETROIT (AP) — Police say a Chevrolet Camaro used in promotions for pizza chain Papa John's has been found after it was among three vehicles stolen from around a Detroit-area event showcasing classic cars.


Photo crew brings tiger, wolves and bobcat to Packard Plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:42
DETROIT (AP) — A spokeswoman for the owner of Detroit's Packard Plant says photographers brought a tiger, bobcat and two wolves to the property without permission.

Dig at Colonial battleground uncovers fort's stone walls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:38

Archaeologist David Starbuck poses near a stone wall unearthed at Lake George Battlefield Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Lake George, N.Y. An archaeological dig at the 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago.


'Call 911': Man says Siri made the call that saved his life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:31
WATERHILL, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri.

Man nabbed in Trinidad pleads not guilty in 1999 NY slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:27

Detectives escort a bearded Balkumar Singh to Nassau County Court, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Mineola, NY. Singh was arrested in Trinidad this year after 16 years on the run on charges related to the fatal shooting of a man outside a New York wedding in 1999. Singh entered a plea of not guilty. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man arrested in Trinidad after 16 years on the run in the fatal shooting of a man outside a suburban New York wedding apologized Monday as he was led into a Long Island courthouse.


Rescuers from person from burning home in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:24

Rescuers pull person from burning home in Chester CountyOne person was hospitalized after a house fire in Chester County Monday afternoon.


UN: 12-year-old girl had 'brutal ordeal' in Africa attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who says she was raped by a U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic went through "a most brutal ordeal," the U.N. children's agency said, and the United Nations pledged again Monday to fully investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and hold perpetrators accountable.

GlaxoSmithKline reopens plant where Legionnaires' found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:17
ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says a North Carolina plant is reopening after the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was discovered last week.

Philadelphia police continue search for missing 12-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:00

Philadelphia police continue search for missing 12-year-old girlPhiladelphia police are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing 12-year-old girl.


Ex-Virginia gov. renews plea to remain free during appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 01:07
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has made a final plea to a federal court to let him remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Montgomery Co. firefighter struck by car while responding to call

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:59

Montgomery Co. firefighter struck by car while responding to callA firefighter was struck by a vehicle while responding to a call in Montgomery County on Monday.


Workshop helps writers make fictional police more factual

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:49
GREENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Writers from across the country who want to make their fictional crime fighters more factual will gather in Wisconsin this week to learn firsthand the techniques police use in making arrests and other nuances of law enforcement.

Maryland 'Batman' dies when struck by car: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:48
A Maryland man famous for an on-line video where he was stopped by police while wearing a Batman costume died after his customized "Batmobile" broke down along a state highway, police said on Monday. The man, 51-year-old Leonard Robinson, began wearing the suit for visits to children's hospitals, where he handed out knickknacks bearing the logo of the comic book hero. Maryland state police said he was killed late Sunday night after his customized Lamborghini broke down on an interstate highway and stopped, partially in the fast lane.

Gunfire leaves man critically wounded in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:44

Gunfire leaves man critically wounded in Wilmington, Del.A gunman unleashed a hail of bullets in Wilmington, Delaware, critically injuring one man.


Worker shocked in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:36

Worker shocked in North PhiladelphiaFirst responders have converged on a work site in North Philadelphia after a worker was shocked.


White House launches plan to counter explosion in heroin use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:30

A man injects himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People's Harm Reduction Alliance in Seattle, WashingtonThe White House announced a new strategy on Monday to tackle the explosion in heroin use in a collection of eastern states, focusing on treating addicts rather than punishing them and targeting high-level suppliers for arrest. The move is a response to a sharp rise in the use of heroin and opiate-based painkillers, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has described as an epidemic. An estimated 45 percent of U.S. heroin users are also addicted to prescription painkillers.


Indicted lawmaker asks House to probe prosecutor misconduct

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:29

Indicted lawmaker asks House to probe prosecutor misconductPennsylvania Congressmen Chaka Fattah is asking a pair of House committees to investigate possible prosecutorial misconduct in a racketeering case brought against him last month.