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Neighbor dispute leads to shooting in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:27

Shovel threat leads to shooting in Port Richmond, police sayPhiladelphia police say a dispute between neighbors led to gunfire in the Port Richmond section of the city.

Judge considers life sentence in Indianapolis explosion case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 19:00

FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Mark Leonard walks to a hearing in Indianapolis. Leonard, accused of planning a deadly 2012 home explosion that gutted an Indianapolis subdivision, faces 53 counts including charges of murder, arson, conspiracy to commit arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A judge is set to consider whether an Indianapolis man should be eligible for a life without parole prison sentence after a jury convicted him of murder, arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in a home explosion that gutted a subdivision and killed two neighbors.

Pottstown apartment building evacuated after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:53

Pottstown apartment building evacuated after shootingPolice evacuated residents after a shooting at a Montgomery County apartment complex.

PHOTOS: Wednesday's storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:28

 Wednesday's stormsSky 6 and the Action Cam captured pictures of severe weather rolling through the area.

Officials: Child found in Disney World resort pool dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:19
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 3-year-old boy found in a pool at Disney's Art of Animation Resort has died.

Man charged in California kidnapping had bright resume

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:56

Denise Huskins, second from left, and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, turn to each other at the end of a news conference on Monday, July 13, 2015, in Vallejo, Calif. At left is Huskins' attorney, Douglas Rappaport and second from right is Quinn's attorney, Daniel Russo. The lawyers for the couple in the kidnap-for-ransom case that police called a hoax are blasting investigators and asking that authorities set the record straight. (Mike Jory/Vallejo Times-Herald via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matthew Muller had a resume built for success — a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California bar.

A look at South Carolina Gov. Haley's successes and stumbles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:52
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — GOP Gov. Nikki Haley's successful push to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's Statehouse grounds following last month's massacre at a historic black church has boosted her national profile. But that transpired over just a few weeks of the five years she's been in office.

Heavy downpours cause flooding woes in Montgomery Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:51

Storms cause flooding, power outages in Pa., NJHeavy downpours overnight resulted in flash flooding in some areas, and prompted a rescue in Montgomery County.

AccuWeather: Flood Warning for multiple Pa. counties

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:39

 Flash Flood WarningsThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia Counties until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 spotlight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:37

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs a bill into law as former South Carolina governors and officials look on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. The law enables the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds more than 50 years after the rebel banner was raised to protest the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From her public statements of grief to removing the Confederate battle flag from outside her Statehouse office, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has drawn wide praise since the massacre of nine black churchgoers from a historic Charleston congregation.

AccuWeather: Flash Flood Warning for Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:29

 Flash Flood Warning for PhiladelphiaA flash flood warning is in effect for Philadelphia until 8:30 this morning.

California judge orders release of video of police shooting Latino man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:50
A federal judge has ordered the release of a video showing three Los Angeles-area police officers fatally shooting an unarmed man in 2013, saying the public had the right to review the footage. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson said he saw no reason not to release the video after the city of Gardena, 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, paid victim Ricardo Diaz Zeferino's family what local media reported was a $4.7 million settlement. Attorneys for Zeferino's relatives and several media outlets had pushed for the video's release amid a national debate over police use of force following a string of fatal shootings of unarmed black and Latino men.

Coast Guard: 113 rescued from grounded charter boat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 15:03
BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has rescued 113 people from a grounded charter boat off Cape Cod.

Teen survived plane crash, leaves hospital; wreckage found

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:50

Autumn Veatch was on the plane traveling to Montana with her step-grandparents Saturday when it crashed in the state's northern stretch of the Cascade Mountain range (pictured), The Seattle Times reportedSEATTLE (AP) — Search crews looking for a small plane that crashed in north-central Washington with three people aboard said Tuesday night they have located wreckage in the general area where a crash survivor emerged from the woods.

Man found with bullet wound in Wilmington, Del. movie theater parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:05

Man found with bullet wound in Del. movie theater parking lotPolice believe he was shot somewhere else and collapsed in the Penn Cinema Riverfront parking lot

Federal appeals court rules against nuns in contraception coverage case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 13:59
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge brought by the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Baltimore-based order of nuns who operate nursing homes, saying their obligations under the law did not substantially burden their religious freedom. The federal healthcare law requires employers to provide health insurance policies that cover preventive services for women including access to contraception and sterilization.

4 kids lose mother to ice caves collapse, father to shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 13:41
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Four children of a woman who was killed when an ice cave collapsed in Washington state suffered another tragedy when their father was shot and killed in Southern California in the same week.

Beachgoers help great white shark stranded on Cape Cod

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 13:34

In this Monday, July 13, 2015 photo provided by Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a great white shark is led back into the water near South Beach in Chatham, Mass. Beachgoers kept the shark, that was stuck on the beach, wet by splashing it with buckets of water until officials attached a line to its rear caudal fin and Harbormaster Stuart Smith pulled it back into open waters. (Atlantic White Shark Conservancy via AP)CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A great white shark that got stranded on a Cape Cod beach is swimming free thanks to beachgoers who kept it wet until rescuers arrived.

Lawyers in theater shooting trial make final appeals to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 13:33

In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, left, listens to lead prosecutor George Brauchler give closing arguments during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, July 14, 2015. On the screen is a photo of Alexander J. Boik, 18, who had just graduated from high school in Aurora. With him is his girlfriend, Lasamoa Cross, who testified that the couple snapped a photo of themselves just before the show started, with Boik wrapping his arm around her shoulders. She was uninjured. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was legally sane when he entered a packed movie theater armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol, intent on killing as many people as he could, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in closing arguments at the gunman's trial.

De Blasio: Garner's death not in vain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 13:14

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio walks to a memorial service for Eric Garner at the Mount Sinai United Christian Church in the Staten Island borough of New York Tuesday, July 14, 2015, just short of a year after Garner died while being taken into custody by New York City police officers. A $5.9 million settlement in Garner's death, a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold, was reached with the city this week, days before the anniversary of his death. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — The death of an unarmed black man who was held in a police chokehold wasn't in vain, and could help change the relationship between police officers and the communities they patrol, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a church service in honor of Eric Garner.