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Allentown man dies in CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:51

Allentown man dies from CO poisoning after snow blocks car tailpipeA 55-year-old Allentown man is the latest victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from this weekend's snow storm.


Police: Man killed woman who rejected his advances at a bar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:30
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man shot and killed a woman just moments after she rejected his advances at a bar.

Former Delaware State Representative Ben Ewing struck and killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:30

Former Delaware State Representative Ben Ewing struck and killedA former Delaware state representative was struck and killed in Bridgeville Tuesday evening.


Tractor-trailer crash slows traffic on I-476 in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:10

Tractor-trailer crash slows traffic on I-476 in DelcoA tractor-trailer crash slowed traffic in the southbound lanes on the Blue Route in Delaware County.


VIDEO: Garbage truck explodes in Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 23:10

 Garbage truck explodes in Mercer CountyA garbage truck caught fire, and then exploded, in a Mercer County neighborhood on Tuesday, and a viewer caught the scene on video.


At least 49 people die as result of snowstorm that hit East

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 22:26

Passers-by help push a stuck car out of the snow as another motorist tows it out in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A winter storm has hit the East Coast, creating a blizzard with brutally high winds, dangerous inland flooding and white-out conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)At least 49 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern U.S. The deaths resulted from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.


The Latest: Man accused in Masonic plot moved to new jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 22:22

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh is seen in an undated photo provided by the Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. Federal agents said Tuesday that Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the United States. (Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a man accused of planning to attack a Masonic temple in Milwaukee (all times local):


Driver crashes vehicle into bushes off I-76 ramp in Wynnefield Heights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 22:00

Driver crashes vehicle into bushes off I-76 ramp in Wynnefield HeightsPolice say a driver lost control and crashed a vehicle into some brush in the Wynnefield Heights section of Philadelphia.


Malaysian anti-graft agency to appeal move to clear PM Najib

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:55

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers his opening speech at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Wednesday, Jan. 27, it will appeal the attorney general's decision to clear Najib of criminal charges over a $681 million financial scandal. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Wednesday it will appeal the attorney general's decision to clear Prime Minister Najib Razak of criminal charges over a $681 million financial scandal.


Families of 2 killed in train-car collision file lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:43
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The families of two New York men killed last year when a Metro-North train struck an SUV have filed negligence lawsuits against the railroad and its engineer.

Court to weigh practice of Christian prayers at meetings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is poised to examine whether county commissioners in North Carolina should be allowed to open their meetings with Christian prayers.

Federal court to hear arguments in transgender restroom case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Virginia transgender student's lawsuit challenging his school's restroom policy.

German government trims 2016 growth forecast to 1.7 pct

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:26
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to 1.7 percent amid concerns over weakening growth abroad and global political tensions.

The Latest: Stubborn fire spreads, New Orleans' Canal Street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:20

Firefighters battle a fire on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a stubborn six-alarm fire that broke out in a building in downtown New Orleans on Wednesday. All times are local.


The Latest: Closing of Pennsylvania Turnpike postponed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 21:02

As temperatures push into the upper 50s, from left, Sam DuMont, Jake Wack, and Luke DuMont shovel a patch of snow and ice along Washington Avenue in Fredericksburg, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The three youths have spent their snow days shoveling snow for homeowners in town. The three let their customers determine how much money to pay them. (Peter Cihelka/The Free Lance-Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the massive snowstorm that hit the East Coast. (all times local):


Few US neighborhoods affordable, walkable with good schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:47

Surfers walk to school after surfing at sunrise in Hermosa BeachWASHINGTON (AP) — Few neighborhoods can match the perks of Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C. — a reality that reflects a broader problem for the U.S. housing market.


Texas to execute man who fatally shot game warden in gun fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:36

File photo of the death chamber is seen at the federal penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasTexas plans to execute on Wednesday a man who led game wardens on a high-speed chase in 2007 before getting into a gun battle with them, where he fatally shot one of the officers. James Freeman is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. local time (0000 GMT). If the execution goes ahead, it will be the second in Texas this year and the 533rd in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.


Apartment fire under investigation in Crescentville

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:15

Apartment fire under investigation in CrescentvilleA fast-moving apartment fire is under investigation in Philadelphia's Crescentville section.


FBI: Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill Israelis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:13

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh is seen in an undated photo provided by the Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. Federal agents said Tuesday that Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the United States. (Waukesha County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department via AP)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple also wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents.


Philadelphia public & Archdiocesan schools open Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 19:58

Philadelphia public & Archdiocesan schools open WednesdayAll Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools are open Wednesday, but the commute may have some difficulties.