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Father of boy accused of killing 3-year-old faces charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 21:07
DETROIT (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in Detroit has been charged with manslaughter in the death.

Man struck and killed by SEPTA maintenance train in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:48

Man struck and killed by SEPTA maintenance train in Bucks CountyA man who was hit by a SEPTA train in Bucks County has died.


Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:36

This March 17, 2015 photo shows a photgraph of now-retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell standing with a U.S. Army MEDEVAC helicopter in Iraq during his last tour to the country, at Powell's brother's house in Crescent, Okla. Powell, who served as a military nurse in Iraq and Afghanistan, was deeply haunted by his experiences, and nearly lost his own internal war with depression before finding meaningful help. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.


Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:22

***NOT FOR GRAPHICS DIGEST*** 17 Graphic shows U.S. traffic death trend; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council.


Trump Unveils Immigration Plan, Will Deport the Undocumented

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:05
Trump unveils most detailed policy position on immigration to date.

U.Va. computer network back online after cyberattack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:51
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says its computer network is back online after being shut down for two days due to a cyberattack.

Operator facing federal charges for deadly platform blast

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:22
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil platform operator Black Elk Energy is facing federal criminal charges in connection with a November 2012 explosion off Louisiana's coast that left three workers dead and others badly injured.

Eying 2016, Republicans hail 'historic' Washington state tuition cuts

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 19:07

Shane Bang poses for a portrait at home in Federal Way, WashingtonWith his parents out of work and an office job paying his bills, college junior Shane Bang remembers the anxiety he felt when his younger brother told his family he was headed to University of Washington in the fall. A law that took effect last month slashed tuition at public colleges and universities over the next two academic years as much as 20 percent for all Washington students, rich and poor alike. For the last academic year, a Washington student paid about $12,000 in tuition and mandatory fees to attend the state's two flagship universities.


From campaign to court: Trump summoned for jury duty in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:59

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. If Trump shows up for jury duty in New York on Monday, Aug. 17 _ he’s failed to appear five times since 2006 _ he will join a long list of celebrities who have made the trip to lower Manhattan to sit with hundreds of others who could be picked to decide trials. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking a break from the court of public opinion to go to ... court.


Family planning to sue police after fatal stun gun incident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:56
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for the family of the man who Atlanta-area authorities say died after a police chase that involved a stun gun say the family is planning to sue the DeKalb County Police Department.

Suspect charged in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:56

Suspect charged in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughterA murder charge has been filed in the violent death of the step-granddaughter of Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.


Army parachutist dies after collision at Chicago air show

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:47

Undated photo of Army Golden Knights parachutist Corey HoodArmy Golden Knights parachutist Corey Hood had collided with an unidentified Navy parachutist during the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Hood, who was from Cincinnati, served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Woman and 2 men shot and wounded in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:55

Woman and 2 men shot and wounded in OlneyPhiladelphia police are investigating a triple shooting in Olney.


Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter stabbed to death in Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:51

Suspect charged in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughterPolice are investigating the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter on a Manhattan street.


3 rescued after fishing boat runs aground at Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:28

3 rescued after fishing boat runs aground at Jersey ShoreEmergency responders braved dangerous conditions to rescue three people stranded when a fishing boat ran aground on a jetty at the Jersey shore, a crash in which alcohol may have played a role.


Army Parachutist Killed in Air Show Accident Was 14-Year Vet

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:14
He was identified as Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood of Ohio.

Army skydivers returning to Fort Bragg after member's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:50

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood. A parachutist the Army Golden Knights, Hood died Sunday after suffering severe injuries from an accident during a stunt on Saturday at the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. (U.S Army via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base where they will have access to counseling after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, a spokeswoman for the group said.


Bond remembered for civil rights work after his death at 75

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:34

FILE- In this July 8, 2007, file photo shows NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.


Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:22

Erich and Christie Timko lost their home and pickup as the Canyon Creek Complex fire advanced along a canyon leading to John Day. Erich Timko is a senior trooper with Oregon State Police and remained on duty despite the loss. The lighting-sparked fire, which took out more than two dozen homes, continued to rage Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in the eastern Oregon community. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian/OregonLive via AP)Sunday ushered in calmer weather across the West, aiding firefighters who worked to contain flames fed by drought conditions and whipped up by wind and heat.


Police probing death of foster child; 2nd remains critical

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:34
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine how a 2-year-old girl died and a second young girl was left in critical condition after they were found unresponsive at a home in Massachusetts.