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Hamels, Phillies fall 8-0 to Red Sox in opener

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:53

Hamels, Phillies fall 8-0 to Red Sox in openerBoston newcomer Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs, Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 in an interleague opener Monday.


AccuWeather: A gloomy change moves in overnight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:44

 Mild, But Cloudy and Damp TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says expect a raw, damp, chilly stretch for most of the week ahead


Members of St. Joseph's softball team release statement on hazing allegations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:31

Members of St. Joseph's softball team release statement on hazing allegationsMembers of the St. Joseph's University women's softball team have responded to allegations involved in hazing.


5 adults, child injured in Boothwyn collision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:27

5 adults, child injured in Boothwyn collisionFive adults and a child are hospitalized after a crash in Boothwyn, Delaware County.


Armed man in custody after West Oak Lane barricade, 7 kids safe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:24

Armed man in custody after West Oak Lane barricade, 7 kids safePhiladelphia police say an armed man who barricaded himself inside a West Oak Lane home is in custody and seven children who were once inside have been released.


Man shot and killed in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:21

Man shot and killed in GermantownA man was shot and killed in the Germantown section of Philadelphia Monday night.


2 shooting victims show up at Plymouth Township gas station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:19

2 shooting victims show up at Plymouth Township gas stationPolice in Montgomery County have a mystery on their hands after two shooting victims drove to a Plymouth Township gas station.


Prosecutor: Boston Marathon bomber wanted to terrorize US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:06

In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — As he planted a backpack containing a bomb near a group of children, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a coldblooded decision aimed at punishing America for its wars in Muslim countries, a federal prosecutor told the jury during closing arguments Monday at Tsarnaev's death penalty trial.


Oregon governor expands drought declaration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:50

Oregon Governor Brown speaks at the state capital building in SalemBy Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels. Continuing drought has caused "natural and economic disaster conditions" in Oregon's Crook, Harney and Klamath counties, heightening wildfire risk, and threatening wildlife and agriculture, Brown said in her declaration. "Oregon's unusually warm and dry winter has potentially dire consequences," Brown said on Monday. The drought declarations in Oregon come as below-average rain and snow levels have threatened agriculture in parts of the U.S. West.


World's oldest person dies at age 116 in Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:38

In this July 3, 2014, file photo, Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark. Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died Monday, April 6, 2015, in Arkansas. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died Monday in Arkansas.


Fourth New York City man charged in plot to aid Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:22
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fourth New York City man was charged on Monday with taking part in a plot to try to provide support to Islamic State militants, prosecutors said. Dilkhayot Kasimov, 26, a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Uzbekistan, was named in a revised indictment on Monday along with three other previously charged New York residents. He will be arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The three other defendants - Akhror Saidakhmetov, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev and Abror Habibov - pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy charges during a hearing in Brooklyn in March.

Defense rests in murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:05

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks toward the gallery during his trial in Fall River, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day.


4th man charged in NYC over Islamic State recruitment plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth man was charged on Monday in a terrorism case accusing him of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for the Islamic State.

Prosecutor: 100-year-old man killed wife with ax, then self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:26
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 100-year-old man apparently killed his wife with an ax as she slept in their home, then killed himself in the bathroom with a knife.

New charge against 19-year-old held in Las Vegas mom slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:12

FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., left, appears in court in Las Vegas. Nowsch, 19, who is awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy. Prosecutors filed a battery with a weapon charge Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old already awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy, authorities said Monday.


Armed man barricaded inside West Oak Lane home, 7 kids released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:08

Armed man in custody after West Oak Lane barricade, 7 kids safePhiladelphia police say an armed man is barricaded inside a home in West Oak Lane and seven children who were once have been released.


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:00

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2015 file photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Royal Saudi Land Forces and units of Special Forces of the Pakistani army take part in a joint military exercise called "Al-Samsam 5" in Shamrakh field, north of Baha region, southwest Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen has asked Pakistan to contribute soldiers, Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Monday, April 6, 2015, raising the possibility of a ground offensive against the rebels, known as Houthis. (AP Photo/SPA)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Palestinians want UN timetable to end Israeli occupation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:57
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are "ready and willing" to see if the U.N. Security Council has "the political will" to adopt a resolution with a deadline for ending Israel's occupation and establishing a Palestinian state, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Monday.

Protesters seek United Nations probe of Wisconsin shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:55

In this June 13, 2014 photo provided by Andrea Irwin is her son Tony Robinson on graduation day in Madison, Wis. A group of protesters Monday, April 6, 2015 called for the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation of a white Wisconsin police officer who killed Robinson, an unarmed biracial man, because they feel the U.S. government can’t be trusted. (AP Photo/Andrea Irwin)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of protesters called Monday for the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation of a white Wisconsin police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man because they feel the U.S. government can't be trusted.


US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:37

FILE - This Feb. 17, 2015 file photo shows a crew member walking near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va. Tank cars carrying oil or ethanol by rail urgently need to be retrofitted to make them more fire-resistant after a spate of explosive accidents in recent months revealed the shortcomings of industry-backed safety standards, U.S. officials said Monday, April 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Tank cars carrying oil or ethanol by rail urgently need to be retrofitted or replaced to make them more fire-resistant after a spate of explosive accidents in recent months revealed the shortcomings of voluntary industry standards, U.S. safety officials said Monday.