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Suspect shot and wounded by police in Frankford section of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:59

Suspect shot and wounded by police in Frankford section of PhiladelphiaPolice say a man approached them carrying two guns, one in his hand and the other tucked in his waistband.


AccuWeather: Clouds and Showers On the Way

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:08

 Early ShowersMeteorologist Karen Rogers says the wettest part of Friday will be the morning.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:02
"I think that there's absolutely a gap, and it's a very dangerous gap, with regard to our airspace. I don't want people to get a message that they can just land anywhere. Suppose there was a bomb or an explosive device on that air vehicle? That could have been a major catastrophe." — Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., after confirmation that gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes was interviewed in 2013 by the U.S. Secret Service.

Dispatcher puzzled by 911 call from trapped baggage worker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:41

FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, workers walk with a Menzies Aviation cargo worker after the worker was removed from the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines passenger airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle. The airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped inside a plane's cargo hold called 911 to say he couldn't get out and needed someone to stop the plane. The 911 dispatcher seemed confused about what he was trying to communicate, and asked at least three times for the airport worker to clarify his location. (KIRO 7 via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; LOCAL TV OUTSEATTLE (AP) — A 911 dispatcher seemed understandably confused by the call from a baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles and said he needed someone to stop the plane.


Coast Guard ship returns to U.S. with 14 tons of seized cocaine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:08
(Reuters) - A U.S. Coast Guard cutter carrying more than 14 tons of seized cocaine returned to a California naval base on Thursday after a two-and-a-half month operation off the coast of Central and South America, officials said. The drugs, valued at more than $424 million, arrived at Naval Base San Diego after they were seized during a 79-day operation involving the U.S. Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy, Coast Guard Vice Admiral Charles Michel said in a statement.

California city fails to discipline problem police: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:07
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California city of Oakland has failed to discipline problem police officers "time and again," an investigator appointed by a U.S. federal judge said on Thursday in a court filing, as police tactics draw greater scrutiny across the United States. The Oakland investigation started after an arbitrator reinstated a police officer criticized for firing tear gas during Occupy protests in 2011. In a report on Thursday, investigator Edward Swanson said Oakland's city attorney frequently lost such arbitrations because the office handled cases "haphazardly, often waiting until the last minute to prepare for hearings or to assign cases to outside counsel." Swanson interviewed several witnesses who expressed concerns that Oakland's city attorney may have chosen outside lawyers, based on campaign contributions.

AP PHOTOS: Images of Oklahoma City bombing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:26

FILE - In this April 19, 1995 file photo, rescue personnel converge on the bombed Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A cargo truck laden with more than two tons of explosives was detonated in front of Oklahoma City's nine-story federal building on April 19, 1995 — an act of terrorism that at the time was the worst such attack ever committed on U.S. soil.


Police: 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:08

Phoenix Police Department officers stand out in front of a home where authorities say five people were killed inside after a shooting Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Phoenix. The names and ages of the three men and two women weren't immediately released, but police said they all were adults. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said.


Death of former NFL player's cellmate ruled homicide: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:36
(Reuters) - A California coroner has ruled that the death of a former NFL player's prison cellmate was a homicide by strangulation, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Lawrence Phillips, 39, was suspected in the death of 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found unresponsive in their cell on Saturday and died at a local hospital the next day, officials at the Kern Valley State Prison said on Monday. The Times reported on Wednesday that the Kern County coroner's office said Soward died of neck compression asphyxia, and that his death was a homicide. Representatives for the coroner's office could not be immediately reached.

Coast Guard cutter arrives in US with 14 tons of cocaine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:14

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a crewman from the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell guards some of more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine, seized at sea and offloaded at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, April 16, 2015. The vessel arrived with more than 14 tons of cocaine, part of what authorities described as a surge of seizures near Central and South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter arrived Thursday in San Diego with more than 14 tons of cocaine, part of what authorities described as a surge of seizures near Central and South America.


Professor says she was intimidated by defendant to ID victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:49

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, Norma Esparza watches during a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif. Trial is set to start in Southern California for a man charged with the 1995 murder of another man after his then-girlfriend, Esparza, pointed him out as her rapist. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2015,in the Orange County trial of 45-year-old Gianni Van. His former girlfriend Esparza, 40, a psychology professor who now lives and teaches in France, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in an agreement with prosecutors last year. She’s expected to testify at the trial. (Bruce Chambers/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT MBISANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A professor testifying in a cold-case trial in Southern California said Thursday that she was intimidated into identifying her rapist to the man now charged with killing him in 1995.


Vigil held for toddler killed in West Kensington hit-and-run, reward up to $20,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:38

Vigil held for toddler killed in West Kensington hit-and-run, reward up to $20,000A vigil was held in memory of a 2-year-old who died from the injuries he sustained in a hit-and-run crash in West Kensington.


Alaska Airlines bans baggage worker who got trapped in cargo hold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:37
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A contract baggage handler who became trapped in the belly of an Alaska Airlines jet on takeoff from Seattle after falling asleep in the plane's cargo hold has been banned from all future work at the airline, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. The employee of Menzies Aviation, an airport ground services company, made news on Monday as an unintended stowaway on Alaska Flight 448 when he woke up from a nap inside the sealed baggage compartment to realize the plane was already airborne. The pilot of the Los Angeles-bound flight, with 170 people aboard, turned the jet around to make a safe but unscheduled emergency landing back at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after the crew heard banging beneath the aircraft.

Suspended St, Joseph's University softball player opens up about hazing allegations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:33

Suspended St, Joseph's University softball player opens up about hazing allegationsIn a letter obtained by Action News, one of the suspended players of St. Joseph's University women's softball team opened up on the allegations that sparked a hazing investigation.


VIDEO: Hero jumps on SEPTA tracks to save man after fall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:32

 Hero jumps on SEPTA tracks to save man after fallAction News has obtained video of the moment a SEPTA commuter stumbled onto the subway tracks after getting too close to the edge Wednesday night.


Another death row inmate walks free in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:22
By Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama death row inmate who won a new trial and then reached a plea deal with prosecutors walked out of jail a free man on Thursday, the second condemned man to do so this month. William Ziegler, 39, was greeted by family members as he left the Mobile County Metro Jail. He had been awaiting execution since his conviction in 2001 for the slaying of Russell Allen Baker in Mobile County. Mobile County Circuit Judge Sarah Stewart sentenced him to the 15 years he had already been incarcerated, which allowed him to be released.

Passerby finds body in Bridesburg

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:59

Passerby finds body in BridesburgA passerby called police after finding a body in Philadelphia's Bridesburg section.


Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight to stand trial on murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:56

Judge orders 'Suge' Knight to stand trial on murder chargeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other.


1 injured in North Philadelphia house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:46

1 injured in North Philadelphia house fireOne person was injured in a house fire in North Philadelphia.


California Governor Brown hears business concerns about drought plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:45

Boat ramps sit on the dry bed of a part of Lake Casitas that was formerly under water in OjaiBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday promised to consider the concerns of businesses affected by his order to cut urban water use by 25 percent as the prolonged drought in the most populous U.S. state drags into its fourth year. Brown, a Democrat, met Thursday with representatives from businesses that would be affected by California's first mandatory cutbacks in urban water use, including swimming pool builders, cemetery operators, landscapers and water providers. "We shouldn't be shutting down particular industries," John Norwood, president of the California Pool and Spa association said after the meeting. Several cities and water districts, he said, have imposed restrictions on filling and building new swimming pools, effectively killing the businesses of contractors who design and install them.