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Man pleads not guilty to tossing firecrackers at synagogue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:53
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threw lit firecrackers outside a synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar."

Fans welcome return of Blue Bell ice cream to Texas, Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:28
Fans of Blue Bell ice cream celebrated the return of the popular brand on Monday in parts of Texas and Alabama, four months after it was withdrawn from the market after being linked to cases of Listeria, three of them fatal. Blue Bell trucks delivered half-gallon tubs of four flavors: Cookies'n Cream, Dutch Chocolate, Homemade Vanilla and The Great Divide in the first phase of a gradual return to full production. "There's been a steady of flow of customers buying Blue Bell ice cream.

The Latest on Missouri execution: Top court gets new appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:19
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):

Milwaukee mayor wants to outfit all patrol officers with body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:08
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Milwaukee may soon become one of the largest cities in the United States to outfit all of its patrol officers with body cameras under a proposal by Mayor Tom Barrett. The mayor said on Sunday that he will include in his preliminary city budget a proposal to spend $880,000 to equip all of the city's 1,200 patrol officers with body cameras by the end of 2016. "I want our police officers to be in a position to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that they are acting professionally," Barrett said during a news conference.

Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:06

In this Aug. 24, 2015 photo, visitors view "the People of the Past" exhibit at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Ill. The 138-year-old museum could be the next casualty in an ugly state budget battle that has dragged on for months. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is targeting the museum and four satellite sites for closure, the latest in a series of cuts the former businessman says are needed to manage Illinois’ finances as he battles with Democrats who run the Legislature. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.


Obama to test wilderness skills on Bear Grylls TV show

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:05

Obama waves as he leaves after welcoming the WNBA Champions Phoenix Mercury to the East Room of the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the television show "Running Wild" in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said on Monday. Obama will be the first U.S. president to appear on the show, in which British outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls takes celebrities through grueling treks in remote forests and mountains. NBC made the announcement on the same day Obama began a three-day visit to Alaska that is focused on climate change.


Murder victim found shot in the head in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:55

Murder victim found shot in the head in Southwest PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.


Michelin recalls truck, RV tires prone to rupturing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:51

Michelin recalls truck, RV tires prone to rupturingMichelin is recalling around 104,000 BF Goodrich tires used for light trucks and recreational vehicles because the sidewalls can rupture under severe use conditions.


Real estate exec faces DWI charge in fatal Hamptons crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:35
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City real estate executive has been arraigned on drunken driving charges after a fatal car crash in the Hamptons.

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide after off-duty officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:27

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after off-duty officer killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaVehicular homicide charges have been filed against a 59-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


Papal welcome at US seminary expected to be rowdy, reverent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:26

FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, flags wave in the wind at the gates of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa. Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a Mass at the Saint Martin of Tours chapel at the seminary during his visit to Philadelphia area in September. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)The last time a pope visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just outside Philadelphia, he got a rousing, even rowdy, rock star welcome. "Viva! Viva Papa!" the seminarians shouted.


Suspect charged after off-duty police officer killed in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:22

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI after off-duty officer killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaCharges have been filed against a 59-year-old Philadelphia man who police say struck and killed an off-duty Philadelphia officer then fled the scene.


District attorney: Houston-area deputy shot 15 times; casings match gun from suspect's home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:38
HOUSTON (AP) — District attorney: Houston-area deputy shot 15 times; casings match gun from suspect's home.

Investigators probe baseball fan's death from fall at Atlanta game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:36
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 60-year-old man who plummeted to his death from the upper deck of the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium on Saturday died of blunt force trauma, a medical investigator said Monday, but the cause of his fall has not been determined. Gregory Murrey fell headfirst about 40 feet (12 meters) during a sell-out game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. The Georgia man's death remains under investigation, and it could take six to eight weeks for a toxicology report to be completed, said Mark Ruffin, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.

2 Southwest Airlines plane clip wing tips in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:04
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two commercial airliners clipped wing tips at the Oakland International Airport in California, but no injuries were reported.

Police: Dad cleaning handgun shoots daughter, 9, in stomach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:01
IRA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a man cleaning his handgun at a campsite accidentally shot his 9-year-old daughter in the stomach, sending her to the intensive care unit.

Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:44
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week.

Fire damages abandoned home in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:39

Fire damages abandoned home in TrentonContrary to earlier reports that the flames spread to a neighboring home, officials tell Action News firefighters were able to contain them and keep the fire from spreading.


Man charged in 4 slayings at Ohio home set for arraignment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:22
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of four people at an Ohio home is set to be arraigned.

Ridley Park police officer returns home after being shot

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:00

Ridley Park police officer returns home after being shotA Delaware County police officer is home from the hospital after being shot at an apartment complex.