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Philadelphia naval facility evacuated after security threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:53
A U.S. Navy facility in Philadelphia was evacuated on Tuesday after the FBI received information of a credible security threat, according to a Navy Yard post on Twitter and media reports. Non-essential workers at the facility, where the Navy has offices and warehouses, were sent home although the facility remained open, the Navy Yard said. Homeland Security officials gave an "all clear," an NBC affiliate in Philadelphia said in a Twitter post.

AccuWeather: Steamy to Stormy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:53

 Steamy to StormyMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking scattered storms along with another day of heat and humidity.


Man accused in Washington quadruple murder, arson taps new attorney

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:50

Murder suspect Wint is pictured in police booking photographWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man accused of slaying a wealthy Washington businessman and his family and torching their mansion last month appeared in court on Tuesday with a new attorney to replace his public defender.


Philadelphia Police seek suspect for stealing 8 taxi cabs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:45

Philadelphia Police seek suspect for stealing 8 taxi cabsPhiladelphia Police are looking for a suspect wanted in a series of taxi cab thefts.


Death toll in California balcony collapse rises to six: local media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:43
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The death toll from an apartment balcony collapse on Tuesday in Berkeley, California, has risen to six, the San Francisco Chronicle and other local media reported.

Families brave the heat at graduation ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:40

Families brave the heat at graduation ceremonyThousands of Philadelphia students were dismissed at noon on Tuesday because of the heat, but several high schools still held their graduation ceremonies.


Embraer to add airplane seat plant in Florida expansion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:33
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA will build an airplane seat plant in Titusville, Florida, expanding its facilities in a region hit hard by the shutdown of NASA's space shuttle program four years ago, officials said on Monday. The facility, due to open in the second half of 2016, will be run by a California-based company Embraer has acquired and renamed Embraer Aero Seating Technologies. Located just west of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida, the new plant will make high-end seats for Embraer's Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 business jets, which are assembled in nearby Melbourne, Florida, company spokeswoman Alyssa Ten Eyck said.

PHOTOS: Suspects arrested in Delaware prostitution bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:31

 Suspects arrested in Delaware prostitution bustAuthorities in Delaware have announced 28 arrests in connection with a joint operation targeting prostitution in New Castle County.


Suspect in Arkansas air base shooting has no terror ties: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:21
The suspect in the Monday incident was identified as Larry McElroy and a search of his home and vehicle for explosives turned up negative, the task force investigating the case said in a statement. "There was no apparent motive nor any ties to terrorism," said the group that include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, local police, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Little Rock Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The suspect was brandishing a rifle and it appears may have lost control of his car as it approached the gate, Air Force officials said.

Third suspect indicted in attack on Texas 'Draw Mohammed' event

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:15

Police officer guards an area at the Autumn Ridge apartment complex which had been searched by investigators in PhoenixA federal grand jury has indicted an Arizona man on conspiracy and weapons charges for aiding two gunmen in an attack on an event in Texas to draw the Prophet Mohammed in May, court papers showed on Tuesday. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, also known as Decarus Thomas, was indicted on three counts of aiding in the attack in the Dallas suburb of Garland, according to the court papers. Roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi of Phoenix were killed by Garland police after they opened fire with assault rifles outside the cartoon drawing event.


All clear after evacuations at 2 U.S. Naval facilities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:09

All clear after evacuations at 2 Navy facilities in PhiladelphiaThe all clear has been given after U.S. Naval facilities in both Northeast and South Philadelphia were evacuated due to an unspecified threat.


U.S. official suspects cyber attack occurred in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:08

Photo illustration shows USB device being plugged into a laptop computer in BerlinWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management said on Tuesday that officials suspected a cyber attack that affected millions of employee records took place in 2014. "We suspect that it happened earlier, in 2014," Katherine Archuleta testified at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu)


Police respond to bomb threat at U.S. Capitol complex, find nothing hazardous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Capitol Police responded to a reported bomb threat on Tuesday but found nothing hazardous in a House of Representatives committee room where Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was testifying.

U.S. Naval facilities in Philadelphia evacuated due to threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

All clear after evacuations at 2 Navy facilities in PhiladelphiaU.S. Naval facilities in both Northeast and South Philadelphia have been evacuated due to an unspecified threat.


Honda adds 1M Civics, Accords to passenger air bag recall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:53

Honda adds 1M Civics, Accords to passenger air bag recallAt the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.


Philadelphia mayor: 'Be prepared to walk' during Papal visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:45
About 2 million people are expected to travel into the city for Francis' visit, which will feature an open-air Mass in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as a separate week-long meeting organized by Roman Catholic leaders. Local transit systems as well as Amtrak passenger trains will alter service around Philadelphia during the Pope's visit and special passes will be required to board, officials said. The leader of the 1.2 billion-member church is also set to address the United Nations in New York and the U.S. Congress in Washington during his first visit to the United States that month.

U.S. Naval facility in NE Philadelphia evacuated due to threat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:40

All clear after evacuations at 2 Navy facilities in PhiladelphiaThe Naval Support Activity Center in Northeast Philadelphia is being evacuated due to an unspecified threat.


Man accused of threatening House Speaker faces July trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:18
Michael Hoyt, who was indicted in January, is scheduled to stand trial on July 13 in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati under an order entered by Judge Timothy Black. Hoyt is suspected of wanting to poison Boehner and threatening to shoot the Republican politician who represents a district north of Cincinnati, Ohio. According to a criminal complaint filed in November, Hoyt had been fired in October from a West Chester, Ohio, country club where Boehner is a member and later sent the speaker's wife an email asking to meet with him.

London love fest: Michelle Obama charms, thrills schoolgirls

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 22:53

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is greeted by pupils as she arrives at Mulberry School for Girls in east London, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Michelle Obama is due to meet with female students in London on Tuesday to encourage them to pursue top educational goals. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — Michelle Obama's visit to a girls' school in a diverse east London neighborhood turned into a love fest Tuesday when she was greeted with singing, poetry and interpretative dance on her mission to promote education for girls.


Stanley Cup's high-speed rush to United Center reaches 100 mph

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 22:42
Extreme weather and road closures in Chicago caused the Stanley Cup, which departed its hotel at the game's start, to arrive after the Blackhawks had won Game 6 and clinched their finals win.