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More Rockets Into Israel After Israeli Raid Into Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:17
Hamas continued to launch rockets into Israel today -- even after the Israeli military said ground troops entered northern Gaza to take out a number of missile launch sites.

Several injured after Philadelphia bus flips on side in crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:12
(Reuters) - Five people were injured in Philadelphia on Sunday when a car collided with a transit bus and flipped it on its side, according to transit officials and media reports. The bus driver and three bus passengers were injured and taken to a hospital after the crash, said Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The bus was hit by a passenger car that appeared to run a red light, the TV station said, citing police.

Flight lands safely after bird strike sparks fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:11
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike.

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit bus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:06

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit busPolice say a man is facing DUI charges after his car struck a SEPTA CCT bus in North Philadelphia, injuring five people.


Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:50

A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.


Police: Woman dead; companion, 3 children missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:45
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban New Orleans woman has been found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub and the man she lived with and his three children are missing.

Washington fire holds steady; more storms expected

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:35
ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday evening could cause explosive growth.

Suspect arrested in shooting captured on video

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:29
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested on charges he sprayed gunfire into a crowd outside a downtown Stamford nightclub, injuring five in a chaotic scene captured on video.

Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:15

 Cop killer lay in wait for police to arriveAuthorities say a man who fatally shot a rookie Jersey City officer responding to an armed robbery call never tried to rob the drugstore and instead lay in wait for police to arrive.


Germany tops Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:14

Germany tops Argentina 1-0 to win World CupMario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.


PHOTOS: Argentina vs. Germany in the World Cup final

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 06:11

 Argentina vs. Germany in the World Cup finalThe World Cup final went into extra time with Argentina and Germany even at 0-0 after 90 minutes of play on Sunday. See photos.


Indiana Greyhound bus crash kills one, injures 19

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:42
(Reuters) - One person was killed and 19 were injured when a man driving what was likely a stolen Ford Mustang went the wrong way on an Indiana highway and slammed into a Greyhound bus on Sunday, the Wayne County sheriff's office said. The driver of the Mustang, identified as Phillip Lloyd of Richmond, Indiana, died at the scene of the early-morning crash, on Interstate 70 near the city of Richmond, close to the Ohio border, the office said. The crash sent 18 bus passengers to a local hospital with minor injuries, the sheriff's office and Greyhound spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson said. Medics airlifted the bus driver to a medical center in Indianapolis, about 70 miles (115 km) from the crash scene, Gipson said.

U.S. House panel sets witness list for CDC anthrax hearing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:09

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaA U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is among several government witnesses scheduled to testify at a Wednesday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, which released its witness list online. Accompanying Frieden will be Joseph Henderson, deputy director of the CDC's Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness. The panel will also hear from Jere Dick, associate deputy administrator or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Nancy Kingsbury, a managing director of the watchdog U.S. Government Accountability Office.


Mourners pay respects to Seigenthaler

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:02
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mourners are paying respects to John Seigenthaler, the journalist who once edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the John F. Kennedy administration.

Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:01

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2008 file photo shows Lorin Maazel, music director of the New York Philharmonic during a rehearsal in Seoul, South Korea. Maazel, whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 from complications following pneumonia at his home in northern Virginia. He was 84. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84.


For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:50
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Former U.S. congressman Ken Gray of Illinois dies at 89

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:27
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the "Prince of Pork" for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died on Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Illinois, according to the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort. Born on Nov. 14, 1924, in West Frankfort, Gray served with the army and air force in North Africa, Italy, southern France and central Europe during World War Two, according to his congressional biography. He served in Congress from Jan. 3, 1955, until his resignation on Dec. 31, 1974, and then again from Jan. 3, 1985 to Jan. 3 1989.

Car hits SEPTA CCT bus in North Phila., 5 injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:24

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit busMultiple people were injured after a car struck a SEPTA CCT bus in North Philadelphia.


US gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:15
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67.

Paratransit van overturns in North Philadelphia, 5 injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:13

Driver facing DUI after striking SEPTA para-transit busMultiple injuries are reported after a SEPTA CCT van overturned in North Philadelphia.