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1 shooting victim who arrived at Plymouth Twp. gas station dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 22:30

Shooting victim who arrived at Plymouth Twp. gas station diesPolice in Montgomery County have a mystery on their hands after two shooting victims drove to a Plymouth Township gas station.


Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vessels

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 22:29
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

U.S. Ebola patient's condition improves to good: NIH

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 22:20

Patients entrance of National Institutes of Health is shown in BethesdaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. patient in treatment for the Ebola virus at a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland has improved to good condition from fair, the NIH said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Lisa Lambert)


Retracted Rolling Stone story is rare demerit for its writer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:13

FILE - Students participating in rush pass by the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., in this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo. Now the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is about to explain how it all went so wrong. The school's analysis of the editorial process that led to the November 2014 publication of "A Rape on Campus" will be released online at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday April 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)The retracted Rolling Stone article about an apparently fictional gang rape at the University of Virginia is a blemish on an otherwise illustrious career for the journalist who wrote it.


Correction: Killings by Police-Zion story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:09

Investigators look over the scene following a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., on Saturday, April 4, 2015, after a Zion Police officer was involved in a fatal shooting. An autopsy has revealed that a teenager who was killed by police in Illinois over the weekend was shot twice in the back. (AP Photo/The Chicago Tribune, Joe Shuman)ZION, Ill. (AP) — In a story April 6 about a teenager killed by a police officer in Illinois, The Associated Press misspelled the Zion police chief's last name twice. His name is Steve Dumyahn, not Dumhayn.


Republican Rand Paul announces 2016 presidential run on website

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:08

In this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Paul takes the first step on Saturday, March 7 toward running for president when he asks state party leaders in Kentucky to endorse his idea to create a 2016 presidential caucus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul on Tuesday officially announced on his website that he will run for U.S. president in 2016, hours before an event in his home state of Kentucky where he is expected to formally launch the campaign. "I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government," he said in a posting at www.randpaul.com. (Reporting By Lisa Lambert; Editing by Emily Stephenson)


Mayor: Philadelphia officer slain at store saved at least 6

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 20:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Michael Nutter says a police officer killed during a video game store robbery last month saved at least six lives and is a true American and Philadelphia hero.

Police: Officer fatally shot teen involved in fight over gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 20:56

Investigators look over the scene following a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., on Saturday, April 4, 2015, after a Zion Police officer was involved in a fatal shooting. An autopsy has revealed that a teenager who was killed by police in Illinois over the weekend was shot twice in the back. (AP Photo/The Chicago Tribune, Joe Shuman)ZION, Ill. (AP) — A teenager killed by a police officer in Illinois had just been involved in a scuffle while trying to steal a handgun during a street sale, police said.


Arkansas woman dies at 116 after six-day reign as world's oldest person

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 20:50

Gertrude Weaver is pictured Camden, Arkansas in this undated handout photoBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Gertrude Weaver, who last week became the world's oldest-known living person, has died at the age of 116 at a senior care facility in Arkansas, officials said on Monday. She enjoyed being read news articles about being the oldest person on the planet, said Kathy Langley, the administrator of the Silver Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Arkansas. "She certainly enjoyed it," Langley said, adding, "we are devastated by her loss." Weaver was born on July 4, 1898, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates ages of the world's longest-living people. The daughter of sharecroppers, Weaver was born in Arkansas near the Texas border and worked as a domestic helper.


Philly university investigating law professor's porn email

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 20:23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia university says it's investigating a respected law professor who allegedly emailed students a link to a pornographic video.

Barneys seeks dismissal of customer's lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys says in court papers that a black customer's lawsuit should be dismissed because his civil rights were not violated when he was detained by police after buying a $349 designer belt.

Boy, 8, shot in the head while sleeping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:34

Boy, 8, shot in the head while sleepingA sleeping 8-year-old boy shot in the head when a stranger opened fire.


Boy, 8, shot while sleeping in his bed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:29

Boy, 8, shot in the head while sleepingA sleeping 8-year-old boy shot in the head when a stranger opened fire.


Driver injured after crashing car into utility pole in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:29

Driver injured after crashing car into utility pole in GermantownA driver was injured after crashing a vehicle into a utility pole in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Boy shot while sleeping in his bed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:24

Boy, 8, shot in the head while sleepingA sleeping 8-year-old boy shot in the head when a stranger opened fire.


Justice Department launches investigation after Delaware family sickened in U.S. Virgin Islands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:06

Justice Department launches investigation after Delaware family sickened in U.S. Virgin IslandsThe Justice Department is launching a criminal investigation into the company responsible for spraying a chemical that sickened a Delaware family while they were on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Man shot in the head in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:40

Man shot in the head in WilmingtonA man is hospitalized after being shot in the head in Wilmington, Delaware.


Police investigate home invasion in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:32

Police investigate home invasion in Newark, Del.Police are investigating a home invasion in Newark, Delaware late Monday night.


Driver injured after crashing car into utility pole in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:24

Driver injured after crashing car into utility pole in GermantownA driver was injured after crashing a vehicle into a utility pole in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Basketball coach who fired shot during Philadelphia rec center game turns self in

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:11

Basketball coach who fired shot during Philadelphia rec center game turns self inWith his girlfriend and his lawyer by his side, 26-year-old youth basketball coach Maurice Tavares turned himself in to Southwest Detectives Monday.